I finally caught up with all the slide film I shot last fall. This is not the Retrochrome/expired Ektachrome. This is fresh Fujichrome Provia 100F.
Scanned at 4800DPI on the CanoScan 9000f & resized for the web.
FPP Retrochrome (Ektachrome). Scanned at 4800, color corrected, and shrunk to 1024 on the long side for the blog.
Rio near Embudo
My sweetie at the Rio
Hard to balance. Ektachrome is way less sensitive to red and somewhat less to green than blue.
These are screen grabs from GIMP.
The top image above before any edits
Decomposing to the individual channels gives some interesting insight. This creates a gray scale image for each color channel representing the strength of that color’s contribution to the image as a value from 0 (black) to 255 (white). Obviously, the amount of each color mostly depends on the subject matter.
Red: very dark = low values
Green is a lot stronger but maybe not as much as you’d expect. The line of trees behind the shore plants are juniper and piñon.
Blue is as strong or stronger than green, even for the green plants.
Blue is about what I’d expect a conversion to black and white to look like. It’s that overwhelming in this film.