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52 Cameras: Camera 69 part 2 – Hasselblad 500C

Scanned at 4800DPI on the Canoscan 9000f. Resized to 10% for upload. A little color tweak on the door picture but no other edits.

Test roll - Kodak Tri-X.  Jem photobombs Zoe.

Test roll – Kodak Tri-X. Jem photobombs Zoe.

Near Niland, CA.  Kodak Ektar.

Near Niland, CA. Kodak Ektar.

Derelict building in Niland, CA.  Kodak Ektar.

Derelict building in Niland, CA. Kodak Ektar.

Your doorway to the good life.  Salton Sea.  Kodak Ektar.

Your doorway to the good life. Salton Sea. Kodak Ektar.

More posts soon. This first batch is to make up for not having samples in the video.

52 Cameras: #14 – Hasselblad XPAN 1




I suspected I might fall in love with this camera. I did. Any shortcomings in the pictures is me getting a feel for it and not composing well. Scanned on the Canoscan 9000f at 4800 DPI. I tried 9600 DPI at first but the scanner’s “snow” noise shows up. I used Apple’s Image Capture app and a TWAIN driver set to millions of colors and scanned to TIFFs. Images are downsized to 10% and converted to JPEG for posting.

Color photos are Fuji ISO 200.

Slowly turning back into iron oxide

Slowly turning back into iron oxide

Another arroyo car photo

Another arroyo car photo

Near the Rio on NM 502

Near the Rio on NM 502

B&W photos are Ilford XP1 ISO 400 that expired in December 1991. It’s great black and white film and it can be processed using C-41 color chemicals so I don’t have to wait for Visions to do their Wednesday B&W run.

The grayscale scan setting gave me black images so I used millions of colors. Something amiss in the way the Canon TWAIN driver talks to the app I guess. Reversing the negatives gave a purplish hue, opposite the orange of the negative’s acetate (no color or exposure corrections doing it this way). Converted back to black and white in Photoshop.

Rio Grande near La Mesilla

Rio Grande near La Mesilla

The currents made these patterns in the sand

The currents made these patterns in the sand

My sweetie wearing the "Kill The Wabbit" hat

My sweetie wearing the “Kill The Wabbit” hat