Sunday 4th October, 2020.
A recent run up to Crail on a sunny weekend was all the excuse I needed to drop a roll of Kodak Ektachrome into my recently CLA-d Fuji GW690ii. We played with the waves crashing on the rocks for a while, and let the coastal breeze blow away the COVID cobwebs. I finished the film off on a run to Dunkeld. A week later, development is done and the transparencies returned from the excellent AG Photo Lab.
Crail beach. Some adjustment in Capture One (horizon).
At 320 dpi, these transparencies, scanned in an Epson V600 yield an image around 90 Megapixels in a file something over 250MB in size. The scanner can do more, but there’s no advantage for most of my images at the moment. I notice that letting the scanner do dust removal or sharpening introduces digital artefacts. I know it’s clever and all, but I hate it when machines do the thinking for you, without asking permission first. I guess the next step might be a move to direct printing, and to skip the digital completely. How will I share that with you? Maybe post a photograph.