What I love about Redscale-ing having a whole new red/orange universe in your shots but what happens if you reverse a slide film and cross process it?
So I wanted to know what kind of pictures would come out of an x-processed and reversed slide film. I took a roll of Lomography x-pro 100 film, reversed it in another film canister and went out shooting on a nice sunny day with my LCA+ set at 100 asa.
Well, when the roll was developed (you should have seen the face of the guy of my photolab when I told him that it was a slide film that I reversed and wanted to x-process), and when I looked at the negatives, I was a little bit “disappointed”, not of the total result of the shots, but because I hoped there was something really surprising happening to the colours… and judging from the negatives alone, it’s just a typical redscale….
However when I scanned the shots, the well known color saturation of x-pro films worked as well with this redscale and the red/orange color tones weren’t as soft as the Lomography Redscale film. The shots had a very deep red color, and some great orange contrast with much light. And finally I am seeing something more than I could get from a normal redscale!
I think that the shots can be improved by overexposing the roll (setting the LCA on 50 ASA for a 100 film for example) as they were a bit dark (but that’s true for other redscale films too). I’ll try to do this next time, and will use another slide film (Fuji or Kodak) and see if there are some different colour reactions than on the Lomo x-pro film. And of course, I’ll keep you informed of the next redscale x-pro experiment! :)))