Cross process, where you've been all these years? This was trully love at frist sight!
I had some piggies about to expire and decided to order different kinds of film, including a tri-pack of Lomo x-pro. I was finally going to try the cross process after many doubts: what will it be like?, will it turn out fine?, will I dare asking for it in the lab?
Three rolls after this is the result:
I tried night shots, in fact, the very first ones where for the World Cup final, with my Diana Mini and her red flash, lomographying all the suffering and happy moments, and getting a great effect, the reds were very red! I also tried in the Benicasim Music Festival concerts and I saw how the spotlights were multiplied by 1000, talking by themselves about the festival atmosphere.
I tried in daylight, in a couple of hikes to the mountain, and I got bluer skies and incredible green and yellow fields.
I tried indoors, thanks to the Hairy Harry competition and the shooting I made him suffer with all my laboratory equipment. In this case I also liked the results a lot but I think the pics come out a bit dark on one side and overexposed where the flashlight hits (taking notes for the next rolls).
And last, as it should be, I tried underwater and the bubbles looked “bubblyer” and the soft green-blueish tones of the swimming pool won me forever.
To sum up, as almost everything I tried since I started with Lomography, I liked it and I am covinced, I even bought a couple of Fuji Sensia rolls and I can’t wait for going out and trying them! What I also learnt (and for me it’s the only drawback) is that it’s a bit hard explaining what you want and how to do it in the photo labs and, once they understand it, getting them to do it with no excuses. Anyway, that’s something you forget the moment you have your photos in your hands.