I decided this weekend to try my hand at cross processing some 120 slide film, I have both Velvia and Provia in the fridge and decided to try Provia first.
I have never shot slide film before let alone cross processed it so after a bit of reading up on the good old internet I set forth to give it a go.
This was the first roll through the Mamiya with the new AE Prism finder so as I didn’t know if the meter readings were actually correct I also metered by hand just to make sure the exposures were spot on.
Once the developing was complete I opened the Developing drum to be greeted with an extremely purple looking negative.
As I have not done this before I was very eager for the film to dry so I could scan them and see what I managed to get.
Once scanned I was surprised to see the subtle muted colours, from what I have seen on the web I was expecting high contrast and distinct colour shifts but instead got very smooth sharp images that suited the subject matter I shot.
Maybe if I was shooting on a bright sunny day then the effect may have been a little different but all in all I was very pleased with the results.
I will try the Velvia next just to compare them both.
Thanks for looking……………..
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