BW Film Scans. Take a look!

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These are some of my first BW scans. i have been shooting for a while, but the quality has been not so great. These are my first "keepers" All are SOOC as my netbook doesnt have the power for much editing.

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Thanks for critiquing!!
 
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These are nice. What was the scanner?

My Canon scanner died recently and I'm looking for a replacement.
 
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The scanner was not my own. I had it scanned in at a local print shop. Hopefully this year will find me a decent scanner and computer combo, and this netbook can do what it was meant to do. Sit in my camera bag with my cameras as the portable go machine! :D

Thank you all for the comments!

Daniel
 
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no 1 seems ok really, some might say a tighter crop needed but you have you reasons for the framing so it must be ok -I have no idea what it is.
no 2, move the camera down to get all the bucket in the frame. Agasin, there are reasons for including the sign and pump. Myself i would have liked to see the machine not disected by the post.
no 3, tighter crop for me on the chap.
no 4, where are his feet and try to avoid the flare.
no 5 & 6 seem well enough done, though i might add in all the photos i have comented on noine are my "subject" so i am giving a general opinion that i hope something come from.
 
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What film/camera/processing times were used? Nice shots! A little bump in contrast would be nice for my taste, but good clean negs, so you've already won half the battle right there.
 
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All were shot with an FE using Ilford XP2 BW 400... The C41 film. Bought the wrong stuff by mistake. Developed and scanned at a local print shop.

Now i do all my film myself using either Ilford ID11 or Perceptol and I shoot pretty much any BW film... usually Ilford HP5 or Delta. Sometimes Fuji Neopan or Kodak TX

Daniel
 
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no 1 seems ok really, some might say a tighter crop needed but you have you reasons for the framing so it must be ok -I have no idea what it is.
no 2, move the camera down to get all the bucket in the frame. Agasin, there are reasons for including the sign and pump. Myself i would have liked to see the machine not disected by the post.
no 3, tighter crop for me on the chap.
no 4, where are his feet and try to avoid the flare.
no 5 & 6 seem well enough done, though i might add in all the photos i have comented on noine are my "subject" so i am giving a general opinion that i hope something come from.
Thank you for the CC, I truly appreciate it. Next weekend I am heading out to some of the same places and I will try to duplicate the shots with some of these included.

That first shot is of the handle of a bell. At the Shinto shrines you toss some money in a box, much like offering at church, then you do the following I am not sure of the order...
1. Clap twice, pray, clap once
2. Ring the bell so the priests know you are praying.


Daniel

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I really liked #1. I liked them all, but #1 was tops. Nothing wrong with the Ilford C41 B&W films, I rather like them.
 
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I really liked #1. I liked them all, but #1 was tops. Nothing wrong with the Ilford C41 B&W films, I rather like them.
The results of the C41 films are fine. Some of them are great, but i cannot effectively develop them at home, so I do not like them. Costs me an extra $6 if i buy the C41... when I am very capable at home for much less than that.

Daniel
 

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