In The Red

09-02-19

Loaded a colour film into my Pentax Z50p while out with my Photobuddies a couple of weeks ago and it promptly wound straight back into the cassette. So when I got home I decided to re-roll it into a spare cassette but with the emulsion the other way around to try Redscale for the first time (the light has to pass through the film base first before it hits the light sensitive emulsion) When I got to the end of rewinding the film some of the perforations were damaged so the Pentax feeling the resistance decided the film was finished and rewound.

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I loaded the DIY Redscale into an Olympus trip that I haven’t used for ages. Wasn’t sure if I would get any results so just snapped away, the film was 200asa so I tried setting it at 100asa, 80asa when it was dull.

Straight From The Scanner
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I always scan without any adjustments, then import into Lightroom for levels, colour balance and sharpening.

Adjusted In Lightroom
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Having looked at some sample images of commercially available Redscale film this was the nearest I could get, so set it up as a preset in Lightroom.

Turret
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The Last Plantagenet 
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They do really reasonably priced Fish & Chips and have a good selection of beers, before it was a pub it was an upmarket furniture store.

If I shoot some more Redscale I will probably rate it at 50asa.

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6 thoughts on “In The Red

  1. Heide

    I’ve never heard of this “redscale” technique before, but can see why it’s intriguing — it really does impart a unique look, doesn’t it. Thank you for teaching me something new today with your lovely images.

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