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Breaking my Xpro Cherry

September 9, 2013

I put a roll of Fuji Sensia 200 in the new Contax T2 on Sunday. Admittedly when I first put it in I had thought it was a roll of superior; I was in a hurry and wanted some slowish colour film, I saw 200 and fuji and chucked it in the camera. After taking a few shots I spotted through the little window on the back that it was not what I had intended. I had actually been thinking of cross processing a roll of slide film recently as a friend has bought me a pair of rolls of Adox “color implosion”. Having not shot with anything like it before I figured I could have a practice with some old slide film and get a feel for the sort of subject I might like to shoot with it. With this in mind I decided to run with the Sensia for my day out with the family and see what turned out. I ended up shooting the whole roll in an hour or so, and I’m pretty pleased with the results. Not necessarily my “thing” as such, but I think they have a charm to their look.

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Connie asleep in the car with murphy keen to get going.

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The dogs in the boot.

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Walking up the hills.

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About to run …

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Running.

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Clouds gathering above.

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The malvern hills.

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Blackberry picking.

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The dogs chasing.

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A fallen branch.

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A lone bench.

There are a few more in the set on flickr here

A bit of fun, and once I got into it I did enjoy the mentality of shooting with little real idea what the outcome would be.
Looking forward to getting a chance to get some of this Color Implosion shot now …

Cheers for reading

Hamish

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    jojonas
    September 10, 2013 at 8:44 am

    now this is unexpected! you don’t usually see compact fanatics doing some xpro. πŸ™‚
    I think the results are great~ always liked the subtle effects from fuji’s sensia.

    • Reply
      Hamish
      September 10, 2013 at 3:38 pm

      Cheers … I’ve never shot it before …

  • Reply
    Urban Hafner
    September 10, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    If xpro works then it’s great, but too often the results are just crap. But more often than not I probably make the mistake of shooting indoors which is even more unpredictable.

    • Reply
      Hamish
      September 10, 2013 at 3:37 pm

      I’m not convinced, I struggle to get past my own preconceptions … All I see is what I see when the lomo crowd do it… I can’t just enjoy it for what it is for my self. Silly really …
      I shan’t give up though, I think I have another couple of rolls, and the color implosion interests me!

      Indoors eh… I’ll give that a go then next πŸ™‚

      • Reply
        Urban Hafner
        September 10, 2013 at 3:44 pm

        The problem indoors is that the Fuji slide film gets even greener than normal. Obviously it’s possible to adjust the white-balance afterwards, but that’s a bit besides the point.

  • Reply
    An Experiment with Home Brew Redscale
    September 24, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    […] like my experiment with x-pro’ing a roll of sensia I’m not sure it will become a big part of my shooting, but it has certailny given me a few […]

  • Reply
    Daniel
    October 25, 2013 at 3:05 am

    Fantastic! I love them all, especially “blackberry picking”.

    X-Pro, like anything else, when done right, has little respect for rules or preconceived notions. If it makse you feel good, do it!

    Man, I miss my Greyhounds. We had two and fostered for the rescue group for years, but I just have too many other dogs now.

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