Posted on 10/16/2008

Photo taken on October 16, 2008

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Epson V500
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Farm house in colour (a.k.a. IT WORKS!!!)

Farm house in colour (a.k.a. IT WORKS!!!)
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Finally got the hang of colour separations, my previous attempts have produced very washed-out colours or only hinted at what's possible.

Three exposures of black & white film (using red, green and blue [25A, X1 and 80B] filters) scanned and using photoshop's channel mixer set to any of the three colours that make up RGB. Green and blue have then been added to the red exposure and have been lined up using the red exposure as an anchor; then the opacity of the green and blue layer has been set to 33% each. Then the image has been flattened (all layers combined) followed by fine-tuning of the different colour channels. Finally, some contrast enchancement.

I think the result is at least on par with cheap colour negative film, moving clouds etc. are a bonus ;) This was shot in June 2008 (at the same time as Mill in colour). The only limit is one's patience to get the colour balance right.

My inspiration? Sergei Prokudin-Gorskij (making of section at an exhibition at the U.S. Library of Congress).

Pierre Bigot, cwoehrl, kommaasser, alsalam and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo

nils ♫
nils ♫
wow, this is great!! I'll try this too :-)
8 years ago.
Scoo has replied to nils ♫
It's certainly fun (when it works at the very least I might add :) ). I've tried it out with GP3 too, haven't yet had the time to scan the negatives, will be interesting to see how GP3 interprets it.
8 years ago.
Gunnsteinn Jonsson
Gunnsteinn Jonsson
This is unbelievable :) I had heard about this but never seen a photo like that :) Good job :)
8 years ago.
Hello Scoo, I'm an admin of the group liberality. It would be great if you would add this doc to our group. Thank you!
8 years ago.