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    More Melbourne cruise photos

    I've finally got my film developed and put in the effort to scan them, so here they are.

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    The first pic was taken on the only straight bit of road through the Black Spur, those trees were damned tall!

    The rest were taken passing the Cathedral Ranges and at the Eildon Dam car park.

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    hey, nice black spur shot there....were your knees driving at the time?

    gee....if you had time to take photos we were definately going too slow

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    Bugger me, that Clio looks fantastic.

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    macquered,

    Got the feeling you were eying one wink

    The Clio Pearl Black is a very nice black - that's what my sister's got.

    Bit hard to keep clean but all blacks are like that!

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    Please don't remind me of the joys of having a dark metallic colour

    After the skidpan events at DECA, the Clio, 206 and 307 were pretty dirty, but the dirt matched the Clio's black a little better than our China Blue on the Pugs.

    Not only is dirt a pain, but when a car is scratched, the scratch colour aint blue! A white hardly hides in the blue.

    Little wonder silver sells like it does. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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    Thanks for the pics Richard.

    What film do you use? The China Blue comes out nicely.

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    DTwo:
    hey, nice black spur shot there....were your knees driving at the time?

    gee....if you had time to take photos we were definately going too slow
    Knees feet and elbows, everything except hands... I really wanted a shot of us going through the spur, the one I took was on the only straight bit of road that gave me enough time to grab the camera from the door pocket, set it up and take a pic. I didn't really want to go around a bend with only one hand on the wheel. eek!

    Justin, I was trying out for the first time Agfa Optima 100ASA, meant to be a fine grain professional film. I thought the colour came out a bit warm though, I heard that Agfa's more for portrait work. Fuji's supposed to be the best film for outdoors, more blues and greens. The pics aren't as sharp as I hoped they would be either, I think my ancient SLR needs some attention. disappro
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    Ahh, next time you'll need a photographer in the car with you!

    I've found my photos lose a lot in the scanning process. What scanner did you use?

    I've been a Fuji fan for a few years, but after DECA, I don't think I'll be using too much more of 100 speed film.

    China Blue never comes out right with Fuji Superia 400, I'll have to try some other types.

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    I am a Professional Photographer and use Fuji Superia 400 for everything.

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    The colour you get on your final prints will also depend somewhat on the processing place you go to. I actually had reprints of these cruise pics done at another place because I had some issues with the sharpness of the first set, the reprints were a lot sharper but the colours were washed out and more blue.

    I have to admit the scanned pics are a little different to the originals, I've had heaps of trouble in the past getting the colours to match. My scanner's an Epson Perfection 1200, I really need to do a proper colour calibration on it though to improve the colour.

    What problems did you have with the 100 speed film?

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    I'm not a professional photographer by any means; I use a 25 year old Minolta SRT 101 SLR camera and always use 100 ASA film (and no flash), even at the Melbourne Motor Show and places like that. The couple of times I have used 400 ASA I've been really disappointed with the photos, they just don't have the sharpness, brightness or colour quality of 100 ASA photos. My sister has a 2 year old Pentax SLR and also only uses 100 ASA. She's had the same experience as me with 400.

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    By the way, I was looking at the cruise map that Jason put together and noted the following: "turn left into Jerusalem Creek Road. This road was built for French Cars!!!" I don't know this road at all, what's so good about it? I think I might have to go and check it out.

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    The 100 speed film was too slow for the conditions at DECA (action shots), and when coupled with a telephoto lens (210mm), I ended up with a few blurred shots. My fault really, I only had 100s left.

    I used Fuji Superia 100 for the bad bunch, but the first few were on Superia 400 and they were pretty good. These days, the higher speed films are much better - you don't get the grainy texture anymore.

    Scanning is where I lose most of the quality - the colours dull, and I lose the photos' glossy finish. All photos need colour correction, which is a bit tedious - good dose of contrast helps.

    If someone can give me a D60, I'll happily give up film! Looking at some of the shots on airliners.net, film just doesn't cut it anymore.

    Eg. <a href="http://www.airliners.net/open.file/267764/L" target="_blank">http://www.airliners.net/open.file/267764/L</a>
    <a href="http://www.airliners.net/open.file/247455/L/" target="_blank">http://www.airliners.net/open.file/247455/L/</a>
    <a href="http://www.airliners.net/open.file/244855/L/" target="_blank">http://www.airliners.net/open.file/244855/L/</a>
    <a href="http://www.airliners.net/open.file/253533/L/" target="_blank">http://www.airliners.net/open.file/253533/L/</a>

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    peujohn:
    I use a 25 year old Minolta SRT 101 SLR camera and always use 100 ASA film (and no flash), even at the Melbourne Motor Show and places like that.
    I'm guessing you'd be using a tripod all the time then? Or you have extremely still hands...

    For years I used 200ASA then moved to 400ASA, now I'm back to 100ASA. I'm still experimenting and learning about what they can and can't do. I've found 400 to be generally not as sharp but you would expect that, it being a grainier film. Lately I've been trying to get as sharp a picture as possible, but I think I've got a problem with my Olympus OM40 SLR not focussing correctly or something. I'm getting it checked out soon. The old Minolta rangefinder I used to use never had any problems (until it broke down) and was very sharp and easy to use, I just love an old mechanical camera.

    Justin, those pics are fantastic! I haven't tried but I thought you could similar results using fine grain slide film? Don't know how good it would be using a telephoto lens though.

    And Jerusalem Creek Rd is very twisty and definitely tests the handling on your Pug! I got a bit of understeer and oversteer action going back up it... lots of fun! dance

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    I'm guessing you'd be using a tripod all the time then? Or you have extremely still hands...
    No tripod... Still hands? Maybe. The camera is fully manual, I set the shutter speed as fast as I can in the situation and set the aperture to suit.

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    No tripod then, hmmm.

    Like I said before I haven't used 100ASA for a while so I guess I'm just finding it unusual that you can get decent shutter/aperture combinations with 100ASA film at places with reasonably low light, like the Melbourne Motor Show. I would have thought you'd be stuck with the aperture wide open most of the time. I've got to the camera working more often to test all this out!

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    Indoors at the motor show, having a shorter depth of field, which you get with the larger aperture settings, doesn't really affect you that much - as there really isn't much depth of field with whatever you're taking, unlike landscapes.

    Cheers,

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