Friday, August 10, 2012
A Second Palladium Candidate
The two prints were made from scans of the Rollei 120 film negatives. I've printed them using both Photoshop and QuadTone RIP. The Fine Arts papers now have printer-specific icc profiles, so even black and white prints well using PS. But the QuadTone drivers and curves are really excellent. It's possible to add just the slightest hint of sepia, just enough to warm the print yet remain true to the source.
The Rollei optics still amaze. The slightly-out-of-focus driftwood in the left foreground suggests depth and contrasts with the crip focus on the upper right. Even the 400 film provided a wonderful tonal range. Also, the analog film is quite forgiving.