On my first time using slide film, the lab made a (ridiculous) mistake - which left me with different results for the same shots: some made by them, others by me. Now, I can decide which ones I prefer.
For some reason that I don’t understand, when I got my packet from the lab, they had x-processed my Fuji Velvia 100 but printed and burnt onto a CD only negative images – like this one:
Actually, I liked this one – those creepy eyes, but I wanted my shots to be positives. As it was late to go back to the lab, I decided to do it myself using PhotoFiltre. Well, I’m not into editing photos at all so… all I did was hit the button “adjust – negative”.
As I was curious wondering how it would have turned out if done properly on the lab (plus, they forgot to scan 4 frames), I decided to go back there and ask them to re-do the whole thing.
After seeing both results, both “final shots”, I have to admit that I’m still not sure what I prefer. Because, in spite of the results achieved, there’s the fact that I feel uncomfortable using editing software.
Maybe it’s time for me to let loose a little and embrace the benefits of it…