My First Film for Four Years!

Developer chosen, I had a number of films that I wished to get developed, so I could see just what I had taken photographs of! That was all part of the romance of photography, waiting to see what came back from the developers, just how many shots turned out, or in my case how many didn’t. It was a selection of two 120 medium format films, which had been run through my Yashica 124G, and four 35mm films, which have either been through my Canon EOS 30V Date, or my Olympus Trip 35. Five of these films had been completely exposed some time ago, in fact, I moved home over one year ago, and they had been exposed long before that. The final film in my Yashica was finished off in July 2016 as detailed in the post, Digital : Remember Your Battery! I was keen to see what I had taken with this film, so this is the first that I have scanned. The scanner I have used for medium format in the past was an Epson Perfection 4490 Photo, and that is all I have this time. Surprisingly, since it’s considerable time since I had any medium format film developed, you might be surprised to learn that it was considerable time since the scanner was used. You’d be correct. After scanning in half of the frames, I noticed on the flatbed, that there seemed to be some dirt/smoke film on the inside of the glass. This is not readily cleanable, so I continued the scanning the film, and will address the flatbed glass at a later date. I think at the same time I could maybe do with learning more about the scanning process, and refining that. But more of that later … perhaps I should consider the scanning service?

Anyway, the films have been returned developed by Peak Imaging, their turnaround time being superfast. Here is a selection of what came back …

Buchanan Street, Glasgow. Year Unknown
Buchanan Street, Glasgow. Year Unknown
Litter Picking In Glasgow
Litter Picking In Glasgow
Evening Times, Newspaper Vendor
Evening Times, Newspaper Vendor
£5 Meal Deal
£5 Meal Deal
Sitting on the Steps
Sitting on the Steps
Looking for Cigarette Stubbs
Looking for Cigarette Stubbs
In My Stride
In My Stride

Finally, I had four frames which I used in July, one frame was very poorly exposed. You could argue that all are poorly exposed? but the three frames of the poppy fields, the same fields as in the Digital : Remember Your Battery post, are here. Taking photos in windy poppy fields is not as easy with a medium format camera as it is with an iPhone!

Poppy Field 1
Poppy Field 1
Poppy Field 2
Poppy Field 2
Poppy Field 3
Poppy Field 3

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