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federico9001
30-Jan-2012, 16:31
http://www.flickr.com/photos/castorscan/6766674429/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/castorscan

This Massimo Vitali's dyptich consists of 2 pictures from 11x14 inches
Kodak Portra color negatives, to be printed 180x225 cm (71x89") each one
(the final dyptich size is about 180 x 500 cm).

When the photolab processed the negatives it didn't fix the second one
correctly: after some months we found out that the negative was
completely damaged,
it lost a lot of contrast, and on the whole surface it was full of
sposts and stripes of several different colors, magenta, red, etc...

We decided to restore it working digitally.

I did n2 scans on my Dainippon Screen 8060p Mk II drum scanner, each one
was 1.4 Gb; I matched perfectly all the colors of the negatives, because
they were completely different.
Then I corrected every color spot and stripe.

The final file was about 2.7 Gb. We printed it at the world famous
Grieger Lab in Dusseldorf; the technicians at the lab told us that they
never saw before a file of higher quality from a color film:

the LightJet print that came out was absolutely extraordinary.

vinny
30-Jan-2012, 16:52
Sounds like you need a new lab.

mcfactor
3-Feb-2012, 11:33
I would love to see it!

ROL
3-Feb-2012, 16:01
http://www.flickr.com/photos/castorscan/6766674429/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/castorscan

This Massimo Vitali's dyptich consists of 2 pictures from 11x14 inches
Kodak Portra color negatives, to be printed 180x225 cm (71x89") each one
(the final dyptich size is about 180 x 500 cm).

Gee, looks like a "panoramic" to me ;) .

(see http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?t=86473&page=2&highlight=diptych).

Marizu
6-Feb-2012, 04:24
Wow, that is an absolutely incredible restoration!
I have been aware of Massimo's work for a while, now. It is interesting to see that he suffers from the same kind of problems that the the rest of us do.

I have had some images that have had similar but more subtle colour shifts and streaks due to development issues.
Would anyone be able to provide a little guidance as to how to correct these?

Thanks in advance,
Marizu