Diana always makes me feel frustrate :(

Why my photos of velvia are always dark pink?
I would prefer the light pink :(

Photographer:
albeelee
Uploaded:
2012-02-09
Camera:
Lomography Diana F+ (available in our shop)
Film:
Fuji Velvia 100F
City:
TAICHUNG
Country:
Taiwan
Albums:
Diana#2

18 Comments

  1. why-yu
    why-yu ·

    I think a great album ... Do not worry :)

  2. albeelee
    albeelee ·

    @why-yu
    thanks for your kind words, dear :)
    I shoot 12 photos but another 5 was not really good :(

  3. wv_cactus
    wv_cactus ·

    It looks like maybe the wrong processing, This film is designed for processing by Process E-6 or
    its equivalent, as well as Fujifilm Process CR-56 or maybe your using a red or rose filter ?

  4. albeelee
    albeelee ·

    @wv_cactus
    Most of the photos taken by velvia 100f I've seen are light pink.
    I think maybe it's not enough light?
    I don't know..the film is not develop by myself, but I didn't used filter. :)

  5. realrampage
    realrampage ·

    wowww !!

  6. lazybuddha
    lazybuddha ·

    Great album! As for the pinks, I would suggest it's maybe slight underexposure in some as you thought, but Lomo cameras such as the Diana create quite strong vignetting so the pinks will always be darker around the edge. Some of Troch's Astia shots with the Holga, for example, are dark pink around the edge but completely bleached out in the middle. For a more even, lighter tone I would suggest a camera with a glass lens, like the Lubitel, and to over expose slightly. But for what it's worth I love the darker pinks. :D

  7. vici
    vici ·

    hi albeelee. Did you scan the negs with a film scanner, or are these prints the lab gave you? It has been my experience that the people at the lab can really over do things. "Cross-processing" is "playtime" for them and they like to saturate & exaggerate color. The first time I cross-processed Velvia, it looked like they'd dipped my photos into a paint bucket of magenta. I hated the results. But then I scanned the film, and my photos were beautiful. If I didn't have a scanner I wouldn't have known, and I probably would never have used Velvia again....I'll send a link to that album.

  8. vici
  9. albeelee
    albeelee ·

    @lazybuddha
    But I tried used lc-a+...the result was same with my diana :(
    as you can see:
    www.lomography.com.br/homes/albeelee/albums/1770189-lc-a-pl…

    I want to cry!

    @vici
    I agree with you..
    the prints was from the lab, so I thing the problems is from the lab.
    you're right! it was really looked like they'd dipped my photos into a paint bucket of magenta!!!!!!
    I saw your album of velvia...it's really beautiful light pink :) love it so much!
    unfortunately, I don't have scanner :(

  10. grazie
    grazie ·

    hi girl! @vici is right. The lab really overdo my pinks, velvias and astias....so I will get a scanner soon :)

  11. neja
    neja ·

    I don't like Diana . Holga is much better

  12. vici
    vici ·

    Albeelee and @grazie Why don't you take your negatives back to the lab and ask for prints from the film with "no color adjustments". It would be very interesting to see what you get...

  13. qrro
    qrro ·

    this one is really cool!!!

  14. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    I can't feel your frustated, because I had the same way too with my over exposure horizon perfekt sky color. At first I thought it lab process mistaken. But after share it at Bandung Indonesian Lomo group, I had the reply that lot of people get the normal result from the same lab photo, which mean the over exposure was my mistake. Since that I'm being a freak, trial & always error till now my money near end :) I have already use UV filter, but it doesn't work :) But I will try it again soon as I get the money.

  15. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    I mean "I can feel" :)

  16. 134340
    134340 ·

    Sometimes the unexpected result gives very fantastic and it shows in your latest album my friend! Still great albee :)

  17. lighthouseblues
    lighthouseblues ·

    Wonderful image, just love it!!
    Great album too!

  18. bloomchen
    bloomchen ·

    would you pls submit this photo to my personal collection? thanks a lot: www.lomography.com.br/photos/collections/35-personal-collec…