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    Re: Color Neg to Pos Conversion - Blue Cast

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Klein View Post
    How do you know the true colors anyway with negative film?

    Does it matter as long as it looks OK to the eye?
    Personally Alan, unless one is photographing for color technical reasons, I don't believe any of this matters as long as it looks good to the eye. After all, you liked the colors I got in that last attempt; and so did I. In a capture-type photo (which is 99.99% of all photos taken by all of us), good, non-clipped color that represents the items in the pic are all that matter. That last attempt produced just that. By no means am I trying to show a perfect 650nm wavelength of red for instance. I'm just wanting a red with good separation from other colors such as in the stripes of the US flag. But whether the wavelength is 650 or 652 nm, I don't care in the least.

    Apologies for the rather long 'splanation here, but I really do think we need to separate the concept of true wavelength vs. just color. And my pain killer medication just kicked in, so I no longer have any idea to what I am referring to anyway.
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    Re: Color Neg to Pos Conversion - Blue Cast

    Quote Originally Posted by JLNims View Post
    Personally Alan, unless one is photographing for color technical reasons, I don't believe any of this matters as long as it looks good to the eye. After all, you liked the colors I got in that last attempt; and so did I. In a capture-type photo (which is 99.99% of all photos taken by all of us), good, non-clipped color that represents the items in the pic are all that matter. That last attempt produced just that. By no means am I trying to show a perfect 650nm wavelength of red for instance. I'm just wanting a red with good separation from other colors such as in the stripes of the US flag. But whether the wavelength is 650 or 652 nm, I don't care in the least.

    Apologies for the rather long 'splanation here, but I really do think we need to separate the concept of true wavelength vs. just color. And my pain killer medication just kicked in, so I no longer have any idea to what I am referring to anyway.
    First, I hope you're not driving with the pain medication.

    Second I agree that it's all up to the photographer's eye. Unless you're trying to get colors to match let's say a garment color for an advertisement, I figure if it looks good to me then it will look good to others. I never compare the original colors on a positive slide with the results after editing the scan. First off, the color palette of the film was just some Japanese engineer who's probably dead by now. It was his preferences the way they engineered the film palette. This is my art and preferences, so I don't have to match his.

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    Re: Color Neg to Pos Conversion - Blue Cast

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Klein View Post
    First, I hope you're not driving with the pain medication.

    ...First off, the color palette of the film was just some Japanese engineer who's probably dead by now. It was his preferences the way they engineered the film palette. This is my art and preferences, so I don't have to match his.
    Nope I won't drive in that condition . Your last statement, in my mind, is spot on - and yes, he's probably dead by now.
    ~Jeff

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