Monday, April 10, 2017

Found Slides: Shades of Blue

Found Slides: Shades of Blue, Image 01
Found Slides: Shades of Blue, Image 02
Found Slides: Shades of Blue, Image 03
Found Slides: Shades of Blue, Image 04
Found Slides: Shades of Blue, Image 05

Canon Canoscan 9000F Mark II
Slide scanning on the Canoscan 9000F MakII
Shades of Blue
I was rummaging through my boxes of stored camera and photography paraphernalia and came across a stack album of slides taken 30+ ago when I was very much younger and have been traveling around a bit during my study and early working years. I was also working on the Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II at the same time and decided to start scanning some of the slides and see what I came up with. The 9000F Mark II, though some find it a bit of fuss to work with, is actually a delight to work with. If you are having the same problem as I was, my recommendation is to use only the IJ Scan Utility and the Scan Gear option. In the setting for Scan Gear, make sure you enable the 'Enable large image scan' option if you are going to scan 120 films, then use the Scan Gear Advanced Mode to set up the 'Scan Area' size for the film size option.

I remember using an Olympus OM camera then, upgraded from an OM-1n to an OM-2n during the years while retaining the Zuiko 50mm f/1.4 as the prime, complemented with a Zuiko 135mm f/2.8 and a Sigma-XQ Filtermatic 24mm f/2.8. The Sigma is still usable now, but the 135mm has been replaced with another unit. I really should make an effort to start using these lenses and the other that I have in the collection soon. Locations of these shots too are hazy and fuzzy, except for the topmost image which is somewhere along the Mekong in Bangkok, Thailand.

Found Slides: Shades of Blue, Image 06

The images here were uploaded to my image editor, Olympus Viewer 3 (OV3), where I gave them all a once over with individual tweaks including Auto Tone Correction, Tilt Adjustment & Crop, Shading Compensation, Tone Curve, Brightness & Contrast, Hue & Saturation, Sharpness & Blur, and Noise Reduction. I am rather enjoying this and will post more of these found slides as I built up the collection of scans. Enjoy!



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Scanning Film: Canon Canoscan 9000F Mark II

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