Saturday, August 13, 2011

Cross Processing

(LC-A+, X Pro Chrome slide film)

A conversation about cross processing with Liss the other day reminded me that I haven't yet blogged my own cross processed images and these were taken way back at Easter. Look how long my hair was!! As a side note, if you know somewhere on the Gold Coast that will cross process make sure you let Liss know :)

If you're not familiar with this procedure it is basically when you process your film (in this case slide film) in chemicals meant for a different type of film (usually for standard film). The colours come out really blue with bright pops of colour like these ones above. I wouldn't do it with every roll but it's kinda fun for a change! 

There's a guide to cross processing you can read on the Lomography website here

37 comments:

  1. I know its cheating but I love the cross processing button on picnic editing! i just love the effect, its somewhat vintage with a twist x

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  2. That's really cool! I love the blue tones in these photos.

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  3. There's me! We're traveling back there today. exciting : )

    P.s. You and Rachel last night. All I can say is LOL! Fun night.

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  4. Love the second and fourth pictures. I love cross Processing. Such vibrant colours!

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  5. That looks really lovely on these photos<3

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  6. Cross processing is so fun! I used to experiment with it in photo class, and it was always exciting to see how the effects turned out!

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  7. I have the hardest time finding local spots who will cross process for me :( But I really do love the effect!

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  8. I always thought cross processing looked too harsh..but now when I see these, I'm amazed! The first one is my utter favourite! I might try it some time in the future, too :)

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  9. I am crazy about cross processing; and yours are no exception! The photograph of you on the swing is amaaazing <3 P.s. Hope you are all ready for the burst of cold weather which starts tomorrow! Does Hamilton get snow? I truly have no idea! I'm crossing my fingers that I get snowed in on Monday so I don't have to go to work!

    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  10. brilliant shots

    http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/
    x

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  11. that's kinda cool! need to try it sometime :)

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  12. These are really neato!! My husband is an ex-film processor and just schooled me on the techniques. I like the way you explained it better:)

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  13. i love how blue your images look, and i adore darkroom photography. i wish it was still around here, but its so expensive!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  14. Thanks for the explanation, I am going to embarrass myself and admit that I wasn't quite sure how cross processing worked *blush* I am a photography newbie and just trying to learn! :) These photographs turned out wonderfully x

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  15. I have a 35mm rollei film that I'm yet to use (creative edition I think?) that is supposed to come out like cross processed film. I can't wait to see how it turns out ^^
    You pictures look great.

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  16. I really like these photos.

    Thanks for the tip

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  17. pics are very nice specially the first one. So calming to eyes.

    I will try this effect, thanks for sharing.

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  18. I love them – I do like a bit of cross processing :) Especially the one of you with the swing!

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  19. Came out great! I love the pop of blue in the first picture the most xo

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  20. OMG that tree! Love this spread. Thanks for sharing the photos and feel free to drop by me too, soon.

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  21. I love the strange, aquatic colors you got with cross-processing! Wonderful trick.

    http://thefoolishaesthete.blogspot.com

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  22. great images--cross-processing at its best. What film did you use?

    I don't have a local lab that does cross-processing anymore, so I get my film cross-processed at http://www.oldschoolphotolab.com. They do good work at reasonable prices, and they ship worldwide.

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  23. I love it! the colours really pops and your hair is so long...do you miss it??

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  24. ooooh i like it! will really have to give this a go, i still have a bunch of film i need to get developed so may try this for something different :) xxx

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  25. Thanks for the photography tips. I love the way that yours came out!
    XOXO

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  26. wow! totally in love with these photos! and as I´ve never heard about this cross processing-stuff I should definitely check out the Lomography - site!
    you are such an artist!
    and by the way: thanks so much for yoru sweet comments on my blog ;) I do really appreciate them as they come from such a talented person like you are one!

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  27. These photos and colours are AMAZING.
    I've never tried cross-processing before. Does it cost more than the regular photo processing? I really need to check it out.

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  28. These are lovely! I also cheat and cross process digital on picnic, but there is something magical about film :)

    Jess x

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  29. I love cross processing so much! The colours are stunning. x hivenn

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  30. These pictures are so magical! I love the mysterious feeling around it! Love the tree is much! It must be so old! Amazing, wish we had such amazing trees here :)

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  31. Cross processing adds such a vibrant texture to an image. I've always been a fan. You always look beautiful, I hope you know that...x

    sweetness xx
    hope to hear from you*!
    amyflyingakite.com

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  32. Ah I love that they have a cool tone! Mine usually come out warmer... More red for some reason. They look lovely! Love the swing photo!

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