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Old 01-13-2011, 08:38 AM
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A couple of US Tank Destroyers, monochromatic studies.

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Whoa! that's a cool effect
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Cool! Did you add a sepia tone effect?
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Whoa! that's a cool effect
Thank you G-man.
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much tweaking with photoshop.

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Cool! Did you add a sepia tone effect?
Thanks for the question.

These photos were taken with black and white 35mm film almost 30 years ago.

I recently scanned the B&W negatives then did much enhancement with Photoshop CS4.

Tweaking filter controls such as, contrast, brightness, vibrance, sharping edges then less that 50% sepia tone filter.

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Thanks for the question.

These photos were taken with black and white 35mm film almost 30 years ago.

I recently scanned the B&W negatives then did much enhancement with Photoshop CS4.

Tweaking filter controls such as, contrast, brightness, vibrance, sharping edges then less that 50% sepia tone filter.

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Do you recall what film you used? The photos have a Kodak Tri-X sort of grain structure (pushed, maybe) to them. I wonder if this effect could be approximated with a DSLR by shooting the photos at a high ISO value...
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Do you recall what film you used? The photos have a Kodak Tri-X sort of grain structure (pushed, maybe) to them. I wonder if this effect could be approximated with a DSLR by shooting the photos at a high ISO value...
I am looking at "Kodak Safety Film 5063" right now with the negatives.

Man, it has been too many years since shooting with film and I have forgot about the different types.

I just got off wikipedia for a search of "kodak B&W film"

Looking at the negatives, it looks like a low speed film with little grain.

Now one thing, the negatives scanned very dark (underexpose?) and I had to do much tweaking with the brightness and contrast controls with photoshop.

Maybe you can set your digital SLR at a very underexposed setting with a dark image and then in photoshop, 'PUSH' the lighting and contrast controls. Just a suggestion.

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Actually, 5063 appears to be a code that indicates Tri-X emulsion (didn't know until I looked it up) and "Safety Film" appears to refer to the acetate (non-nitrate) film base.

I found a processing chart that identifies the emulsion codes:

http://www.kodak.com/global/en/servi.../faq0034.shtml

I'm a former 35mm geek and used to process my own B&W stuff...
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Actually, 5063 appears to be a code that indicates Tri-X emulsion (didn't know until I looked it up) and "Safety Film" appears to refer to the acetate (non-nitrate) film base.

I found a processing chart that identifies the emulsion codes:

http://www.kodak.com/global/en/servi.../faq0034.shtml

I'm a former 35mm geek and used to process my own B&W stuff...
I'm embarrassed to say that I forgot all that I learned so many years ago about film.
And believe me when I say I shot tons of prints and slides back in the day.
Tri-x 100 or 200 if there was Tri-ex back in the early '80s.
I remember shooting 400 back then and I can tell you that the photos with the tank destroyers has to be 100 or less (no grain).
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The photos remind me of Shep Paines How to Build Dioramas Book.

Did you scan the negatives using an ordinary scanner or did you use a special negative scanner?

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