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More Thoughts on Film Digitization

October 13, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

... Continued from Some Thoughts on Film Digitization

In the first part, I walked you through my usual film scanning set up, and the scanning options available to me. I concluded I was happy with my results from negatives but ran into an unintuitive challenge with scanning Kodak Ektachrome E100. That being a positive film I figured what could be so difficult taking the already existing colors and turning them into pixels. No magic was needed in the software. It turned out I was wrong.

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I encourage you to look the first part over first before reading the below. It had samples showing my results from the Plustek OpticFilm 8200i, Nikon D610 with Tokina atx-i 100mm f/2.8 FF Macro Lens, and finally the Epson V600. I showed both the full frames as well as 100% crops as I was comparing sharpness and color accuracy.

I was so baffled by the bad colors from the slide film using my Plustek and the SilverFast Software that I kept digging, searching the internet, and engaging some online film photography groups. And a recommendation soon surfaced. And it seemed so very simple.

SilverFast, currently in version 9, comes in four different versions: SE, SE Plus, and Ai Studio, and Archive Suite 9. Bundled with various scanners you may get the SE or SE Plus. You can go to their online store, select Scanner Software, fill in some basic info about your scanner and computer operating system and you will get pricing for all of them, ranging from $49 to $399. Next to each edition there is a question mark icon that pops up a comparison of the different editions. The one feature that was key to my challenge is called Auto IT8 Calibration.

Long story short? I threw money at my problem. I upgraded my SilverFast from my version 8 to the latest version 9 and also to the AI Studio 9 edition, which was the first to have the above mentioned Auto IT8 Calibration. In order to use that feature I also had to buy their Advanced Target (ISO 12641-2 compliant 2019) consisting of three 35mm Fuji transparency slides. The SW upgrade was instant but I had to wait for the slides to arrive in the mail.

Once I had all pieces, the calibration was a breeze. I clicked a button in SilverFast and the screen guided me through scanning the three calibration slides. Once completed, it saved a profile for my scanner and I was ready to scan the troublesome roll again. The suspense! Was the investment worth it?

--- Sample A ---

Sample A - Plustek OpticFilm 8200i, SilverFast SE Plus 8Sample A - Plustek OpticFilm 8200iSilverFast SE Plus 8

Sample A - Kodak Ektachrome E100 - Uncalibrated Scanner
Plustek OpticFilm 8200i, SilverFast SE Plus 8

Sample A: Plustek OpticFilm 8200i, SilverFast Ai Studio 9, Advanced Calibration TargetSample A: Plustek OpticFilm 8200iSilverFast Ai Studio 9, Advanced Calibration Target

Sample A - Kodak Ektachrome E100 - Calibrated Scanner
Plustek OpticFilm 8200i, SilverFast Ai Studio 9, Advanced Calibration Target

--- Sample B ---

Sample B - Plustek OpticFilm 8200i, SilverFast SE Plus 8Sample B - Plustek OpticFilm 8200iSilverFast SE Plus 8

Sample B - Kodak Ektachrome E100 - Uncalibrated Scanner
Plustek OpticFilm 8200i, SilverFast SE Plus 8

Sample B2 - Plustek OpticFilm 8200i. SilverFast Ai 9 Studio, Advanced Calibration TargetSample B2 - Plustek OpticFilm 8200iSilverFast Ai 9 Studio, Advanced Calibration Target

Sample B - Kodak Ektachrome E100 - Calibrated Scanner
Plustek OpticFilm 8200i, SilverFast Ai 9 Studio, Advanced Calibration Target

--- Sample C ---

Sample C - Plustek OpticFilm 8200i, SilverFast SE Plus 8Sample C - Plustek OpticFilm 8200iSilverFast SE Plus 8

Sample C - Kodak Ektachrome E100 - Uncalibrated Scanner
Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE, SilverFast SE Plus 8

Sample C2 - Plustek OpticFilm 8200i, SilverFast Ai 9 Studio Advanced Calibration TargetSample C2 - Plustek OpticFilm 8200iSilverFast Ai 9 Studio Advanced Calibration Target

Sample C - Kodak Ektachrome E100 - Calibrated Scanner
Plustek OpticFilm 8200i, SilverFast Ai 9 Studio, Advanced Calibration Target

You can draw your own conclusions but I am happy with the outcome. To me, even with zero fussing with the different adjustments, the scans look much better. If you scan your own transparency film and are not happy with the results, I definitely recommend calibrating and creating a custom profile for your scanner. And a side effect of the exercise? On my 11 years old MacBook Pro, SilverFast 9 runs noticeably faster than SilverFast 8 and I like the dark theme I can now set.

#shootfilmbenice

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Seen in Square at Canalside, Buffalo, NY

October 06, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

... Dedicated to Dad

This was a late spring exploration of Buffalo's waterfront as it came to life after the annual winter hibernation. And of course, it would not be a proper exploration without a camera in my hand. The choice that day was Pentacon Six, an East German medium format camera loaded with Fomapan 400 black and white negative film.

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I had wanted a Pentacon Six ever since I returned to film photography back in 2015 and it had been so for purely sentimental reasons. In my childhood, my Dad's primary camera was a black 35mm Pentax. Unfortunately, I have not been able to figure out which exact model as there are apparently no photographs of him with his camera. I think I remember it did not have a bayonet mount but rather was a screw mount but I am not 100% sure neither does that conclusively narrow the model down. Anyway, while that was his primary camera for most of is photographic work, I remember he would always borrow a medium format camera for family portraits. He wanted those to be of better quality. And yes, you guessed it, the camera he was able to borrow was a Pentacon Six.

Different Types of Ships, USS Little Rock CL-92 guided missile cruiser and Spirit of Buffalo sailboat at Canalside, Buffalo, NYDifferent Types of ShipsCanalside, Buffalo, New York

Different Types of Ships, USS Little Rock CL-92 guided missile cruiser and Spirit of Buffalo sailboat at Canalside, Buffalo, NY
Photographed with a Pentacon Six on Fomapan 400 black and white negative film and developed in D-23

I finally made that purchase happen in late 2020 and am still working on becoming closer buddies with the camera. My first two rolls were in winter months and I learned that the camera does not like Buffalo winters much. Whatever design and lubrication is used for the shutter it does not like frigid temperatures resulting in the shutter moving unevenly across the film plane and creating vertical stripes of different exposure levels.

However, it seems to be just fine when it is warm outside or inside and is relatively small for a medium format camera. It is an SLR, however, I did not get the eye level viewfinder for it yet and use the waist level finder instead, as is more common with TLR cameras. As a result, it offers a rather unique photographic experience. As with TLRs, it creates square images on 120 film at 2¼ x 2¼ inches. In the parts of the world using the metric system, it would be called a 6 x 6 camera as the square is approximately 6 x 6 centimeters. However, unlike TLRs, the Pentacon's viewfinder is not as large as the captured image. Working with that smaller image can be more difficult including achieving sharp focus, however, it allows for an overall image evaluation at a single glance similar to a thumbnail on a computer.

Many dislike the camera for its quirks and low reliability and only time will show where I end up. For now, I know to avoid winter and have had fun with it otherwise. And as you can see in this post, it can definitely capture images. I hope you like them as much as I do.

Sailboat and a Cruiser, USS Little Rock CL-92 guided missile cruiser and Spirit of Buffalo sailboat at Canalside, Buffalo, NYSailboat and a CruiserCanalside, Buffalo, New York

Sailboat and a Cruiser, USS Little Rock CL-92 guided missile cruiser and Spirit of Buffalo sailboat at Canalside, Buffalo, NY
Photographed with a Pentacon Six on Fomapan 400 black and white negative film and developed in D-23

As you can see, my spring outing took me to the inner harbor of Buffalo, NY. I enjoyed a walk from the Erie Basin Marina, through the Naval Park, to Canalside. It was a route I walked many times but there is always something that catches my eye. Sometimes, it is a different take on previously photographed subjects, other times, it is something completely new. Most of my photographs are rectangular and heading our with a camera capturing squares also introduces a new way of looking at and photographing the cityscapes around.

The first two photographs are of the two very different ships I had photographed before. This time they are in square and black and white and I really like the resulting mood. The third and final image is different and one I do not believe I photographed before. The open water and open space was what caught my eye. This was the waterfront! I decided to accentuate the openness by raising the camera upwards and filling most of the frame with the sky. I am a fan of minimalism but do not embrace it as often as I would like to. I did try to simplify this scene as much as I could though given the camera and a single focal length I had available.

On the Water, the mouth of the Buffalo River as it flows into Lake Erie in Buffalo, NYOn the WaterCanalside, Buffalo, New York

Sailboat and a Cruiser, USS Little Rock CL-92 guided missile cruiser and Spirit of Buffalo sailboat at Canalside, Buffalo, NY
Photographed with a Pentacon Six on Fomapan 400 black and white negative film and developed in D-23

Is there a camera you have wanted for sentimental reasons? Have you bought it yet?

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So Long, My Three Friends

September 22, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

I love landscape photography as it gets me out of the house and into the outdoors. I usually find myself away from other people with a slice of our wonderful world to myself. No politics, no arguments, just a sight to enjoy, to contemplate. A sight that I try to capture forever in a photograph.

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While natural landscapes are definitely the best for getting away from civilization I enjoy rural landscapes too. Landscapes with obvious presence of humanity yet lacking humans. These landscapes usually include a dirt road or a country road, a fence, a barn, or another manmade structure. In these landscapes, documentary photography creeps in as manmade objects tend to have a rather short lifespan compared to the natural world. Even though trees don't live forever either, grass can grow, a bush pops up here and there, it all changes. And when one takes a camera along on their favorite route often enough over several years the changes show.

Bold Three Barns, My First Photo of the Trio in 2014Bold Three BarnsMy First Photo of the Trio in 2014

Bold Three Barns, My First Photo of the Trio in 2014

Sometimes the changes are neutral, just the world changing around us, other times they're positive with things getting fixed or new ones built, but many times the changes can be negative, or at least perceived as such at the moment. Take this section of a local country road for example. It has long been my favorite for bicycle rides and later for riding my motorcycle. And as you'd suspect with me, I often pack a camera.

One of my favorite subjects was the trio of barns and sheds pictured above. Every time I would go by I would notice. With or without taking a photo I would always take a moment to see what the triplets were up to. And unfortunately, soon after that first photograph in 2014 I started noticing signs of trouble.

Three Barns in a Snow Storm, February 2019, Zeiss Ikon Contessa 35mm Camera, Rollei Superpan 200 Black & White FilmThree Barns in a Snow StormFebruary 2019

Three Barns in a Snow Storm, February 2019
Zeiss Ikon Contessa 35mm Camera, Rollei Superpan 200 Black & White Film

I was surprised about the five year gap between my photos. Maybe I will still find more photos showing the state of affairs in between. However, by 2019 the main barn was clearly showing signs of getting tired. Especially the main doorway no longer had its original right angles at the corners.

Three Barns Tired in the Fall, September 2019, Nikon N75 35mm Film Camera, Fuji Velvia Slide FilmThree Barns Tired in the FallSeptember 2019

Three Barns Tired in the Fall, September 2019
Nikon N75 35mm Film Camera, Fuji Velvia Slide Film

And even just two months later the situation deteriorated further with the whole barn giving in to time. And look, not just one but two bushes popped up, one completely obscuring the middle structure.

Three Barns' Last Fall, October 2019, Zeiss Ikon Contessa, Kodak Gold 200Three Barns' Last FallOctober 2019

Three Barns' Last Fall, October 2019
Zeiss Ikon Contessa, Kodak Gold 200

Last Winter for the Three Barns, February 2020, Mamiya 645, Foma Retropan 320Last Winter for the Three BarnsFebruary 2020

Last Winter for the Three Barns, February 2020
Mamiya 645, Foma Retropan 320

As it turned out, the 2019/20 winter proved to be the last. Not sure if it was just the passage of time or the harsh winter conditions followed by a wet spring but there was no way back at this point, the barn passed to the other side.

It's over for the Three Barns, April 2020, Nikon N75, Kodak Portra 160It's over for the Three BarnsApril 2020

It's over for the Three Barns, April 2020
Nikon N75, Kodak Portra 160

And indeed, this April 2020 photo was the last one I was able to capture before the barn could take no more. Then, for several months, a pile of rubble was left that I passed several times. I will admit though, I did not feel like raising the camera and firing the shutter. Maybe I should have but that's in the past now. It felt like I lost something familiar, something I got used to counting on. Maybe even something I took for granted too much.

Things disappearing is an all too familiar pattern now. I've been really passionate about photography since 2005, which is about 16 years now. The number of photographs I have taken during that time is pretty crazy and during the last few years I have noticed the number of "historic" never-to-be-seen-again photos in my photo library grow steadily.

How do you all feel about this aspect of documentary photography?

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Thunder on the Buffalo Waterfront Air Show 2021

September 09, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Today is definitely a catch up post going back to June but at least of the same year 2021. I am not an event photographer and most often, time does not play a critical role in my photographs. However, yes, this was a public event of significant interest and by now it is deep in the history for most airplane fans.

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Yes, here we are revisiting the Thunder on the Buffalo Waterfront Air Show 2021, which used to be the Thunder of Niagara Air Show. However, due to Covid and a cancelation of the original show the event morphed into a great show over the Outer Harbor of Buffalo, NY, with lots to be seen from many other areas along Buffalo's waterfront and beyond. It was quite picturesque to see the airplanes low over Lake Erie as well as over downtown.

For the rest of today's post, let's let the photos do the talking..

RCAF McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet over Buffalo, NYRCAF McDonnell Douglas CF-18 HornetThunder on the Buffalo Waterfront Air Show 2021, originally known as Thunder of Niagara Air Show, in Buffalo, NY on Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20.

RCAF McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet over Buffalo, NY

P-51 Mustang Mad Max over Buffalo, NYP-51 Mustang Mad MaxThunder on the Buffalo Waterfront Air Show 2021, originally known as Thunder of Niagara Air Show, in Buffalo, NY on Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20. P-51 Mustang Mad Max over Buffalo, NY

USAF Boeing V-22 Osprey over Buffalo, NYUSAF Boeing V-22 OspreyThunder on the Buffalo Waterfront Air Show 2021, originally known as Thunder of Niagara Air Show, in Buffalo, NY on Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20. USAF Boeing V-22 Osprey over Buffalo, NY

Two USAF Boeing V-22 Ospreys over Buffalo Main LightTwo USAF Boeing V-22 Ospreys over Buffalo Main LightThunder on the Buffalo Waterfront Air Show 2021, originally known as Thunder of Niagara Air Show, in Buffalo, NY on Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20. Two USAF Boeing V-22 Ospreys over Buffalo Main Light

USAF A-10C Thunderbolt II over Buffalo, NYUSAF A-10C Thunderbolt IIThunder on the Buffalo Waterfront Air Show 2021, originally known as Thunder of Niagara Air Show, in Buffalo, NY on Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20. USAF A-10C Thunderbolt II over Buffalo, NY

USAF Boeing C-17 Globemaster over Buffalo, NYUSAF Boeing C-17 GlobemasterThunder on the Buffalo Waterfront Air Show 2021, originally known as Thunder of Niagara Air Show, in Buffalo, NY on Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20. USAF Boeing C-17 Globemaster over Buffalo, NY

USAF Boeing C-17 Globemaster over Buffalo WaterfrontUSAF Boeing C-17 Globemaster over Buffalo WaterfrontThunder on the Buffalo Waterfront Air Show 2021, originally known as Thunder of Niagara Air Show, in Buffalo, NY on Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20. USAF Boeing C-17 Globemaster over Buffalo Waterfront

USAF Boeing C-17 Globemaster over Buffalo Main LightUSAF Boeing C-17 Globemaster over Buffalo Main LightThunder on the Buffalo Waterfront Air Show 2021, originally known as Thunder of Niagara Air Show, in Buffalo, NY on Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20. USAF Boeing C-17 Globemaster over Buffalo Main Light
P-51 Mustang Quick Silver over Buffalo, NYP-51 Mustang Quick SilverThunder on the Buffalo Waterfront Air Show 2021, originally known as Thunder of Niagara Air Show, in Buffalo, NY on Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20. P-51 Mustang Quick Silver over Buffalo, NY

USAF F-16CM Fighting Falcon Viper Demo over Buffalo, NYUSAF F-16CM Fighting Falcon Viper DemoThunder on the Buffalo Waterfront Air Show 2021, originally known as Thunder of Niagara Air Show, in Buffalo, NY on Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20. USAF F-16CM Fighting Falcon Viper Demo over Buffalo, NY

Blue Angels - F-18 Super Hornet over Buffalo, NYBlue Angels - F-18 Super HornetThunder on the Buffalo Waterfront Air Show 2021, originally known as Thunder of Niagara Air Show, in Buffalo, NY on Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20.  US Navy Blue Angels - F-18 Super Hornet over Buffalo, NY

Blue Angels 4x - F-18 Super Hornet over Buffalo, NYFour Blue Angels F-18 Super HornetsThunder on the Buffalo Waterfront Air Show 2021, originally known as Thunder of Niagara Air Show, in Buffalo, NY on Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20. Four US Navy Blue Angels F-18 Super Hornets over Buffalo, NY

Blue Angels Diamond - F-18 Super Hornet over Buffalo, NYBlue Angels Diamond - F-18 Super HornetThunder on the Buffalo Waterfront Air Show 2021, originally known as Thunder of Niagara Air Show, in Buffalo, NY on Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20.  US Navy Blue Angels Diamond - F-18 Super Hornet over Buffalo, NY

Blue Angels 6x - F-18 Super Hornet over Buffalo, NYSix Blue Angels F-18 Super HornetsThunder on the Buffalo Waterfront Air Show 2021, originally known as Thunder of Niagara Air Show, in Buffalo, NY on Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20.  Six US Navy Blue Angels F-18 Super Hornets over Buffalo, NY

Blue Angels 2x - F-18 Super Hornet - Over Buffalo Main LightTwo Blue Angels F-18 Super Hornets over Buffalo Main LightThunder on the Buffalo Waterfront Air Show 2021, originally known as Thunder of Niagara Air Show, in Buffalo, NY on Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20. Two US Navy Blue Angels F-18 Super Hornets over Buffalo Main Light

Blue Angels 2x - F-18 Super Hornet - :ow over Buffalo WaterfrontTwo Blue Angels F-18 Super Hornets Low over Buffalo WaterfrontThunder on the Buffalo Waterfront Air Show 2021, originally known as Thunder of Niagara Air Show, in Buffalo, NY on Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20. Two US Navy Blue Angels F-18 Super Hornets Low over Buffalo Waterfront

Blue Angels 6x - F-18 Super Hornet - Over Buffalo Main LightSix Blue Angels F-18 Super Hornets over Buffalo Main LightThunder on the Buffalo Waterfront Air Show 2021, originally known as Thunder of Niagara Air Show, in Buffalo, NY on Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20. Six US Navy Blue Angels F-18 Super Hornets over Buffalo Main Light

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Tropical Sunrise

September 02, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

I think you will all agree that it has been too long since we visited paradise on this blog. It seems that my last post from Hawaii was in April. Don't despair, we're getting that fixed right now.

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While Kauai definitely has an unlimited supply of grand vistas, whether along its beautiful coastline or inland, there is also lots to see when one pays attention to details. A lot of details, textures, and patterns can be found when one takes a pause and looks a bit more carefully. Often, these are right under your feet, other times right in front of us. Take the strangler fig as an example. There is so much to study, admire, and learn about later when one has a computer or a library handy. But leaving the biological facts aside, there is also beauty in its sheer existence.

Strangler Fig Close Up, Kauai, HawaiiStrangler FigKauai, Hawaii

Strangler Fig Close Up, Kauai, Hawaii

No worries though, I am not going to leave you hanging without sharing one of those breathtaking ocean vistas. As almost every day at a place like this, it pays to wake early before sunrise and find a spot to enjoy the start of a new day. On this day, I took a walk along the Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail and explored Makawehi Lithified Cliffs. Then, I stopped and enjoyed the wave action for a bit, fixed my camera to a tripod, and click, preserved a memory forever.

Sunrise over Makawehi Lithified Cliffs, Kauai, HawaiiSunrise over Makawehi Lithified CliffsKauai, Hawaii

Sunrise over Makawehi Lithified Cliffs, Kauai, Hawaii

For those curious about the technicalities, while I am still a sucker for long exposures the effect has definitely been overused a bit. At each location, I try to decide what settings will express the feeling at the location the best. Sometimes, it's a very quick shutter speed and other times I still go for a very long one. And then there are situations like this one. Let's keep the shutter open just long enough to show the motion but not long enough to obliterate the details - 1/15 sec in this case.

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Previously from Hawaii: The Beginning - Seaside Pinhole Photography - Tropical Clichés - Windy Drama of a Tropical Morning - Quite an Ad - Searching for Sun and Warmth - Not Your Sunrise Cliché - So Peaceful - Some Morning Drama - Farmland in the Canyon - Further up Waimea Canyon - At the Edge of Kalalau Valley - Tropical Sunrise

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