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By WilliamRoar
Cross processing (sometimes abbreviated to X-pro) is the procedure of deliberately processing film in a chemicals intended for a different type of film. The two main methods of cross processing involve developing a slide film in C41, or colour negative film in E6. The result is an unpredictable range of colours, and is often used by Lomographers.

During my last cross-processing (XPRO-5), I used a blue filter to replicate a tungsten balanced film. This also created a nice contrast between the blue filter and the red tone of the film. This time, I had used an orange filter, which is a complementary colour to the usual tint of cross-processed Kodak Elite Chrome.

However, it seems that the orange filter was too strong for my desired effect, resulting in images similar to red-scaled film. Canon EOS 600 loaded with Kodak Elite Chrome 100. 28-135mm with orange filter. Cross-processed in C41 at a nearby photo-lab. Scanned with a Plustek OpticFilm 7400 at 3600dpi. Photoshop work was minimal.

Tags: Negative C-41 C41 Cross processing Slide film Landscape and travel Analouge

Voters: Jodyw17, jamestheboy, SUE118 and 3 more


jamestheboy 10 447 5 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 1:30PM
Good to see another junior having a go at crossed processing, this is something I have done in the past

james Smile

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KarenFB Plus
13 5.4k 175 England
6 Apr 2012 2:16PM
The colours may be a little 'odd', but the composition is spot on! Wink
pablophotographer 8 1.4k 360
6 Apr 2012 9:01PM
Junior, you are up for great things. Welcome to ephotozine. it's nice to see new members using film.

Film rules!

The fence, the colour, resembles South Africa, summer, yes the sun can make everything orange at a time.

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