High speed train / Train à Grande Vitesse

In a couple of days I’ll get my first roll of cross processed film back from the lab. That’s when you process slidefilm as colour negative film. It gives sweet colours and contrast, so I hope the scenes I captured are worth this special treatment. It’s an expensive hobby though, I have to figure out some way to economise in the process, maybe by buying a good flatbed scanner. Then I only have to get my film processed, instead of having them processed and digitalised (prints scanned: bad quality) by the expensive photoshop.

Holiday times are over for now, I left the French mountain village of Corsavy on Monday morning, heading for Perpignan. There I eventually had to get on the TGV to Paris without a ticket because I could not get the ticket I bought online out of the machines, and thanks to the familiar fact of French railway employees on strike the queues were way too long for me to get in them, I was in a hurry. I was not punished for this, and I didn’t have to pay extra, so that was nice. The delayed train I took from Paris rolled into Amsterdam Central Station by Monday night, and I have been happy at home since then. Well, half an hour or so later. Don’t want you to think I live in Amsterdam Central Station, or Amsterdam in general. Because I don’t.

In the meantime, I promised some more fisheye pictures from the second roll, so here they are. I like doing portraits lately, although I was not really conscious of this when I took these pictures. It still needs a little work, but overall I am happy with these.

Portrait 3

Portrait 1

One Response to “High speed train / Train à Grande Vitesse”

  1. Nieske says:

    Bedoel je een “gewone” scanner of een negatiefscanner? Bij de laatste hoef je je rolletjes zelfs alleen maar te ontwikkelen en niet af te drukken. Scheelt toch weer! Bijvoorbeeld deze: http://www.koopdigitaal.nl/product/1390638/foto_konijnenberg_dia-negatief_scanner.html
    Is maar een tip, maar ik wilde ‘m even met je delen 🙂