Last week I posted the first part of my experimentations with redscale film, rife with alien-esque landscapes from the Denver Botanic Gardens and elsewhere around town. This week I’ve refined my process.
I loved the effect I got before, but decided I might’ve rated the rerolled ASA-400 film a little too slow after reversing it. I was metering for ASA-25 or ASA-50 in last week’s shots.
This week I decided to go back to the drawing board, metering instead for ASA-100 or ASA-200. The effect, to me, was much more like some of the other #BIFscale15 shots I’ve seen on Twitter the last couple weeks. Much more contrasty and moody — and red.
Shooting at 400, though, resulted in quite noticeable grain on some of my frames. I’m not sure if this was because of the underexposure or the age of the film — I think the Kodak Gold 400 I was using when I made the box-speed frames expired around 2000, and I don’t know how it was stored before it came to me.
The theme for week 2 of the BelieveInFilm Redscale month was Shapes/Buildings. For the second week, I once again used the Konica EE-Matic (you probably noticed it was still in my bag when I wrote about that a few days ago).
Without further ado, here’s the rest of my edit from the week: