© 2012 Jacco

Potsdamer Platz

It’s kind of strange how after two months of posting a photo every day it turns out to be so easy to forget all about sharing photos for more than a week.

But… I remembered.

I don’t know what my next project is going to be, but I know there is still some other work that I want to share.

For example the shoot I did together with Richo earlier this year, on a cold snowy morning in February.

But as I am currently developing and scanning negatives from our recent trip to Berlin, these are still “fresh” in my eye and in my mind, which makes it is easy to share some photos of that trip.

5 Comments

  1. Posted April 16, 2012 at 3:05 am | #

    Cool. Glad you remembered how to get back into the swing of things in posting again 🙂

    What do you use to scan your film, Jacco? After having now scanned in two rolls of film, the one black and white, and as of today, the color roll, I must say I got mixed results… though overall, workable scans.

    • Posted April 16, 2012 at 8:44 am | #

      Jeff, for scanning I use an Epson V700 and Vuescan. The results always need work, but for B&W I’m happy with this combination. Slides are also OK. Colour negatives, though, can be a bit of a PITA. This might be related to my partial colourvisionimpairment (is that one word? Well, it is now). For colour negatives, I sometimes use Epson scan that came with the scanner instead of Vuescan. Gives better “automatic” results, although that doesn’t necessarily mean that those are the best possible results.

      Is this useful information for you?

      • Posted April 17, 2012 at 6:09 am | #

        I discovered the same using VueScan to scan the two rolls I just did. Scans of the black and white roll were not great right out of the scan, but were salvagable, thankfully. The color roll – forget about it! Color reproduction was never close, no matter what film profile I chose! I wrote along the photos I posted last night and today, my reasoning that all but one were converted to black and white in post, but, a tiny reason was also because of the lackluster color rendering of the scanner. Also, as I wrote, those rolls most likely being my last rolls of film I may ever shoot… But, if I were to again, it would only be B&W film, a partial reason being the scanning.

        So, you use a flatbed scanner to scan your negatives, huh? I used to also, when I first began scanning my film over a decade ago. I was trying to remember these past couple days, while scanning the color roll, of when it was I got my current dedicated film scanner… And I think it might have been because my flatbed scanner died on me, and that was it’s replacement.

        My current scanner now being Konica/Minolta DiMAGE Dual Scan IV, which I think is also what Richard has(d). Of course, it has long been discontinued, and driver / firmware ceased many years ago, so why I went with VueScan… It does the job needed, of at least allowing me to get the images scanned, and at least well enough that they can be fixed in post. Well, except again for color rolls… If I ever was for some reason to shoot a color roll of film again, I would certainly fnd another alternative to getting them digitally scanned! Unless, of course, I was going to convert them to black and white.

  2. Posted April 17, 2012 at 6:14 am | #

    Wow… I just checked out your Epson scanner online, that looks like a pretty nice scanner there!

  3. Posted April 23, 2012 at 9:01 am | #

    Jeff, it seems we agree on the troubles of scanning colour negative film using Vuescan. At least it’s good to know I’m not the only one struggling.

    If you would shoot film again, it would only be B&W, partly because of the scanning. Well, I can only say that IF you want to use colour, try slide film. It’s easy to scan.

    Oh, and yes, I use a flatbed scanner (a pretty nice one, though 😉 ). A scanner like yours would be very nice as well, but… try buying one that also takes 120 roll film without breaking the bank… 🙁 So I’ll stick to my pretty nice Epson V700. 🙂

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