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Round-the-Clock Rumble: Le Rouge - Film Redscaling

Our second installment of 'RTC Rumble' this week involves experimenting with the process of film redscaling to achieve blood-red skies reminiscent of apocalyptic b-movies or faded out photos in rouge.

Our second installment of ‘RTC Rumble’ this week involves experimenting with the process of film redscaling to achieve blood-red skies reminiscent of apocalyptic b-movies or faded out photos in rouge.

Those who have been initiated early on with such an intricate ritual are called to submit their best redscale shots, and will be greatly rewarded.

FM Photo Courses offers a good F.A.Q. on how to achieve the warm-tone effect by film redscaling, if you haven’t heard of it yet.

While everyone’s having fun with our rumbles this week, we will browse through all the great entries over two shots of espresso.

CONTEST DETAILS

Any analog-camera shots are allowed. ONLY photos that are ‘true’ redscales will be qualified. As there are films that produce a similar effect, we ask everyone to fully verify their photos before submitting. As we cannot verify all entries first-hand, it would help us to rule out your entries first.

PRIZES

Since we’re on the topic of experimentation, let’s up the anté a bit for this challenge. It’s like an early gift from Santa’s red sack for the shots that will make us bleed for joy!

  • 1st Place – A whopping 20 Piggies
  • Two Runners-Up – 10 Piggies

Deadline – in 24 hours (please check the posting time to guide you through!)

For this rumble, we’re permitting an extra 2 uploads bringing it to a maximum of 5 shots, again at least 768px in either width or height.

For contest rules and further info on prize awarding, uploading issues etc., please read our Rumble F.A.Q.

RUMBLE TIME STARTED: 17 Vienna Time

Extended deadline details are now as follows:
*Sunday, September 21 2008

12mn Vienna Time*

RUMBLE IS NOW CLOSED! PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR THE WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT SOON!

written by kazarareta

72 comments

  1. tommynorth

    tommynorth

    i dont think i will be able to play this game, it looks cool though, i look forward to seeing the shots

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  2. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    i'd love to submit more...

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  3. fabyen

    fabyen

    yeah makes me want to try it !!

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  4. 7samurai

    7samurai

    "true" redscales

    ha ha ha

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  5. myloveletter

    myloveletter

    i'm running out now to shoot redscale! i think i can do this in 24 hours...

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  6. larslau

    larslau

    This is a great rumble. I don't have any "true" redscale shots though.

    It would be great if the deadline was something like 3 or 4 days. Then people would get out and try it out for themselves...

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  7. japsix

    japsix

    i'm sorry,but i think i didn't get it.....
    "ONLY photos that are ‘true’ redscales will be qualified. As there are films that produce a similar effect"
    i've got some red shots))) made on Fuji Velvia 100 and then crossed, do they count as "true"?
    or not?)))))
    sorry for annoying,but i decided to check it, before submiting))
    thanks!

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  8. anarchy

    anarchy

    Whaa, what a coincidence! Just 5 mins ago I prepared my first redscale roll, too bad I won't make it in time to participate in this rumble...

    Mephisto and Jazzgohan: Awesome submissions!!

    Questions:

    -Do you also redscale slide film and x-pro it? The multi-exp shot by Jazzgohan looks x-pro'ed...

    -I chose Agfa ProPack 200 for my first try 'cause I've got lots of 'em and don't mind wasting some on experiments, but I was thinking maybe it's too slow? I was thinking of loading up my LC-A+ a sunny day, set it to 100 and let the camera do the rest... What speed and film do you guys think produce best results? I've seen awesome results with expired Kodak Gold 400...

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  9. myloveletter

    myloveletter

    @japsix

    No, that isn't "true" redscale. They provided a link that has a complete explanation of how to do it. Basically, you use regular film and put in your camera upside down so the wrong side is exposed. Read the link and it will explain. Good luck! This will be my first time, too.

    TO everyone else -- amazing submissions already!

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  10. anarchy

    anarchy

    @japsix: Redscaling is when you expose the "wrong" side of the film... there's a link in the post for a more detailed explanation... Not any "red" shot will work...

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  11. myloveletter

    myloveletter

    @JEANSMAN

    holy wow, those are amazing!

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  12. japsix

    japsix

    myloveletter,thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!)))))))))

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  13. anarchy

    anarchy

    I agree with larslau, give us first-timers a couple of days extra days to submit =)

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  14. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    ooops... stupid me
    i haven't made true redscale so take my shots out of that competiton if regular x-pro will not count...!

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  15. kino-eye

    kino-eye

    I missed the deadline for this rumble by 1 hour. Arrrgh!!!! I have sooooo many redscale shots, real ones too. Not like those faker velvia shots. I know which ones they are too because they have purple tones in the image, when you shoot the film with the base layer facing the lens the red colour layer becomes exposed first instead of last, next is the green layer. The final layer, blue, is not exposed at all as there is a filter between the green and blue layers that block blue light waves from reaching this layer. SO NO BLUE, PURPLE OR ANY OTHER SIMILAR TONES WILL BE IN TRUE REDSCSALE. NOW LOOK AT THE GALLERY AND SEE ALL THE B.S. SHOTS. WHAT A JOKE!

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  16. 7samurai

    7samurai

    Go Digital Now!!!

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  17. anarchy

    anarchy

    Hey kino-eye, the rumble just started... go ahead and submit =)

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  18. japsix

    japsix

    TO anarchy
    thanks))))

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  19. graefin

    graefin

    oooh I have to read the F.A.Q. about that...

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  20. graefin

    graefin

    ooooooh! I need to try this one out! Sounds great!
    So no rumble entry for me this time...I have a peek at the gallery now.

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  21. reinertlee

    reinertlee

    submitted 1. but will continue to submit tomorrow!

    see you guys.. & good night!

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  22. kylethefrench

    kylethefrench

    I love redscale!!!!!

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  23. kylethefrench

    kylethefrench

    wait but do I just have to tell you that they are real redscale? well the albums they come from in my home have been labeled redscale forever so why not believe me, anyways I had a kick ass double exposed fisheye redcale roll that i was supposed to get back sunday but damned sam's club got it stuck in the machine, which is probably because of the tape you use to put the film back together so heads up and watch the tape if you do redscale...

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  24. brendend

    interesting rumble, sadly i don't have any redscale, but it's something i'm going to bookmark and save for later :O

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  25. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    so again
    DELETE MY SUBMISSIONS! no real redscales
    i was irritated by the rumble title "le rouge" and thought redscales means all tones of red

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  26. mizzfonky

    mizzfonky

    this should be a 1 week rumble ...

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  27. hanspan

    hanspan

    no time for me to attempt this in the time we've got.. but thats a good thing... as its something to try in the future!!!

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  28. kylewis

    kylewis

    I'm not sure if I'm too late or not but check these anyway ..."TRUE" redscaled pinholes on a 'cylindrical cancam!!!

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  29. dabk0

    I finally found out why there was so much red in my pinhole pictures! Just uploaded my "redscale" pinhole :) Cool rumble!
    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  30. kylewis

    kylewis

    Apologies for the ridiculous amount of pictures I have uploaded, my server went a bit"funny"
    It's not Spam really!!! ;))

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  31. adzfar

    adzfar

    I'm just submitted my favorite images on this rumble :)

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  32. kylethefrench

    kylethefrench

    I think there are so many good redscales in the galley already, wow... i mean sure there are a bunch of not real redscales but of the real ones, wow, that airplane over the city one---amazing, the fisheye straight up double exposures, I am in love.... why do rescales sometimes look red, sometimes yellow and sometimes dusty brown? is it exposure time, film speed? what gives?

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  33. kino-eye

    kino-eye

    I've just uploaded my images. I am so out it, I was a day ahead of myself. The scans have been rotated so the text displays the right way. If you were to get prints from the lab everything is usually reversed because you have shot the film backwards. They are all shot on fuji superia 400 with my lca.

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  34. scatter_brain

    scatter_brain

    has anyone shot redscale with slide film before?

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  35. myloveletter

    myloveletter

    CAN YOU DO REDSCALE WITH MEDIUM FORMAT FILM? I was wondering if the paper backing would make it not so... possible.

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  36. myloveletter

    myloveletter

    hhmmmm... well, i was trying to do online research to answer my own question if you can do redscale with medium format film. i didn't find anything about actually using medium format film to do redscale, but i did find information about using 35mm film in a medium format camera, making it easier so you don't have to take the film out of one roll, tape the film from another roll, etc. should have thought of that... anyway, thought i'd share!

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  37. eastmoe

    eastmoe

    upload already..

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  38. jeepeng

    jeepeng

    5 bloody pics uploaded! >:-)

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  39. myloveletter

    myloveletter

    seriously! does anyone know if you can do redscale with 120 film?????????????

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  40. myloveletter

    myloveletter

    ok, sorry... so... what i have finally managed to find is that 220 film works great because there is no backing paper. 120 film is possible yet tricky. you have to unroll the film, remove the backing paper, then load upside down. i am still interested in hearing if anyone has actually "true"ly tried this, though.

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  41. scatter_brain

    scatter_brain

    ive got a roll of the 120 redscale shot. im gonna try to develop it in time tomarrow to put up here. all i did was unroll it and flip the film over and re-taped to the paper.

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  42. aldo_mariano

    aldo_mariano

    I love this Challenge.
    In particular, the red with passion!

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  43. thitasigma

    thitasigma

    (:

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  44. jazzgohan

    jazzgohan

    @myloveletter : the redscale comes mainly from x-pro of the velvia film.

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  45. scatter_brain

    scatter_brain

    i thought it was shooting through the wrong side of the film???

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  46. champi

    champi

    Here are mine... 2 pics from a double I did with MissKhali... Gotta do some more redscale someday!!

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  47. lolfox

    lolfox

    ooops there was me just thinking they wanted red pics so i submitted a few astia and kodak EIR pics

    now i've read the info about redscaling on the link

    oh well, you can discount my entries

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  48. gregmarshall

    gregmarshall

    My 5 are uploaded - London Eye / Houses of Parliament - and NO there is NO post processing at all - all Fuji Astia or Sensia Xpro and in camera...

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  49. tmmluis

    tmmluis

    Redscale is NOT x-pro, read the link!
    God damn hippies!!

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  50. kazarareta

    kazarareta

    hi everyone, we have extended the deadline for this rumble - please head on over to the details at http://beta.lomograp(…)ng-extended

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  51. superlighter

    superlighter

    RED SCALE!!!! WOW! I'm so fucking excited, I'm scanning my first REAL red scale roll now and the result it's so cool at my eyes! Thank you guys for make me do this great experiment!
    I'll upload my 5 soon.
    I've use a fujifilm Superia XTreme 400 and shooted at 200 on my LCA.

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  52. myloveletter

    myloveletter

    @jazzgohan : ummm.... you should maybe read the information/details.

    <b>EVERYONE!</b> READ THE DETAILS! GEEZ LOUISE!!!!

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  53. superlighter

    superlighter

    DONE! I LOve RedScale!!!! Taking Away all the Blue from our Life! PURE PonO!

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  54. wherearemysunglasses

    wherearemysunglasses

    I would delete if I could, but I don't know how. Disregard mine, I didn't read the instructions... sorry :(

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  55. kino-eye

    kino-eye

    Man! This rumble has become so convoluted with images that are NOT redscale. Is it so difficult to read instructions? I really don't see the point anymore. LSI should just erase the rumble gallery and start again fresh with a new deadline. When you upload it says "images may take a while to appear in the image pool as we want to look at everything and only show the best". This is obviously not the case as so many non-redscale images have made it into the gallery. Either that, or the folks at LSI don't know how to spot a fake redscale shot. I posted this before and I'll do it again cause people aren't getting it. NO BLUE OR ANY SHADE THERE OF (THAT MEANS PURPLE TOO) EXISTS IN REDSCALE AS THE BLUE EMULSION LAYER IS FILTERED OUT BY REVERSING THE FILM! JEEZ! I'm sure at least one of those velvia shots will win too!

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  56. kino-eye

    kino-eye

    Golden rule #5 sure is dominating this rumble! Don't Think!

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  57. tmmluis

    tmmluis

    @ kino-eye
    lolol :D

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  58. diablitomx

    diablitomx

    listo, i love redscale.

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  59. magicbus

    magicbus

    well, this morning i was'nt really awake, so you can take out my pics.
    lomo on and good luck to everybody.

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  60. emiliano451

    Red and violet sky taken with Fisheye 2 at Tilcara, Humahuaca and Purmamarca, Quebrada de Humahuaca, Jujuy, Argentina.
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  61. anarchy

    anarchy

    Wow, this sure has been a wild ride, but here are my top 5 picks from my first ever redscale project =) I'm gonna blog about this one...

    BTW,
    the shots are 100% true redscale, shot today on reversed Agfa ProPack 200 with my LC-A+.
    Processed normally in C-41... and no colour correction whatsoever!

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  62. myloveletter

    myloveletter

    @anarchy - wow, that is beautiful, intense red!

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  63. anarchy

    anarchy

    @ myloveletter:

    Thanks =)

    I wasn't expecting much for this first roll due to my non-existant experience with redscaling and I was pretty sure I'd get only blanks, but when I saw the results it pretty much blew me away...

    I think Superlighter put to words how I feel as well: "RED SCALE!!!! WOW! I'm so fucking excited"
    Hahaha =)))

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  64. kino-eye

    kino-eye

    @ emiliano451. Your shots are not redscale, they are clearly x-pro'd velvia. See my previous postings for a description of real redscale.

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  65. kylethefrench

    kylethefrench

    hey Kino-eye--- is it ok if I have a redscale that is all purple and blue? is that real? No. No, I kid, actually I also can see your point about people not reading directions etc---um but for real on one of my shots ---the one with the girl on the beach, actually I submitted that one to urban nomad also, so in that shot her blue towel in the picture is almost coming through blue sorta, maybe it is green looking, I am not really sure, what do you think? and yes that is 800 speed kodak c-41 backwards in an LCA inside a crap set to 100 speed... any ideas?

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  66. kino-eye

    kino-eye

    @ kylethefrench. That shot definitely looks authentic. When you shoot C-41 film the normal way, the blue layer is exposed first, there is a filter between the blue layer and the green and red layers. The reason for this is that green and red light have larger wavelengths that blue and more green and red light will penetrate the emulsion, the filter ensures and even distribution of the RGB spectrum. When the film is reversed the red layer is exposed, followed by the green layer, the blue light wavelength is so short that becomes completely blocked by the filter layer. As red light has the larges wavelength and it is being exposed first the majority of tomes will be in the red to yellow spectrum and often you will see pink tones as well. Sometimes depending on the subject and light conditions you will get a dusty brown colour. The green layer is still exposed so and green or cyan green tones will still show up, they are just less prevalent as green light has a shorter wavelength than red. But as I have said before you will not see blue , purple or violet tones in true redscale.

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  67. kino-eye

    kino-eye

    @ bbg_mae07. What type of film were you using? Those shots are crazy, so much green exposure, I dig.

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  68. larslau

    larslau

    I got my first roll today. I used lomofilm and the shots are sort of yellow-reddish... It's great that you can get a result like that out of an ordinary color negative film.

    And btw. I used my Fed 5B for the first time.

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  69. vegar

    I tried this earlier in March 08. Well suited for the winter time when regular colours
    are dull and dirty. I used Fuji Superia 400-800. Puts out some solid reds. I've seen some
    nice golden sepia looking ones from the Agfa films overexposed and redscaled.

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  70. kazarareta

    kazarareta

    @kino-eye: sorry this reply's late, everyone was out for the weekend. We currently do not have an assigned manual delete function for the entries yet -- thus we can't delete those that do not qualify. The staff is definitely working on it, don't worry!

    As for judging photos from film experiments and variations is a daunting task for the jury. Rest assured that we really look into the photos. The internal shortlist usually rules out the missent entries already, but there are still some that could pass off as such. Again, penalties can be bestowed on winners who did not follow directions and we have overlooked on our first few passings. The process is still a work-in-progress.

    you could check http://beta.lomograp(…)-rumble-faq for more info. :)

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  71. superlighter

    superlighter

    I've shoot one second redscale film, a Kodak Ultracolor 400, I've set the camera speed at 100 or 200 iso depending of the light and the results was a big surprise! not only reds but also greens!
    If I didn't see with my eyes I think that this is a fake redscale!

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  72. mgnuman

    oh i to be late

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