Cross processing

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  1. MrsKitty

    MrsKitty

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    Anybody know what will happen to color film if I process it as b/w?

    I remember reading *somewhere* about it but I can't remember the specifics. Just odd colors?

    I have quite a few old rolls I thought I might play with...
     
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    As far as I remember (it's been more than 30 years :shocked:), the results would not be encouraging. You should get the silver image, but the orange mask and density would likely make it difficult to print and quite flat. You would probably need to scan the film and postprocess in Photoshop, thus defeating the direct affect of your experiment.
     

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    Ick. That doesn't sound like any fun :sad:
     
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    That's why Kodak called the color process C-41, and not D-76. ;)
     
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    I've not heard of cross-processing C-41 film with D-76 chemistry. I have seen a few "chromes" processed in C-41 chemistry, though and the results aren't quite dramatic. Kinda like shooting with an IR filter.
     
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    Oh, pfffffffffffffffffffffffffffft! :tongueout:


    I have some OLD color film, like probably ten years old, I found and I thought I might try playing with it. I know with it being that old the colors won't come out accurate anyway...and since I like abstracts and oddities...

    Well, it seemed like a good idea :wavey:

    I still may try it. All I have to loose is time. I just won't try it with high expectations. If nothing else, I will gain experience.

    I wish I could remember where I read about it at. It told you what to expect colorwise...

    Note to self: take notes :upeyes: