Cross Processed Slide Film + Camera's Light Leaks = Fantastic Photos!


Never have I been more excited and motivated to snap more shots than I ever, until I received my roll of cross-processed Kodak Elitechrome EBX from the photo lab!

I thought that I had misplaced my roll of Kodak Elitechrome EBX somewhere or perhaps accidentally threw it away (gasp!). But I was pleasantly surprised when I got to know that it was sitting happily inside my Zenit 35F camera after unwinding it. So, off to the photo lab I went and what I didn’t realize was that I was going to be treated with something rather special.

When I proceeded to check the CD that the photos were scanned in, I had a huge smile on my face. The colours that were “generated” with the aid of cross-processing and paired with unexpected light leaks from the camera truly made my day (it was pouring cats and dogs the whole day!).

The photos exhibited extremely saturated colours. Some photos turned out more blue-ish, while others displayed a little more emphasis on red and orange. I was never really a fan of light leaks, but in this instance, they added even more “drama” and “kick” to the photos and I was truly sold. A couple of multiple exposure shots turned out good as well!

I highly recommend the Kodak Elitechrome EBX film to everybody who loves to have a “kick” in their photographs. After hearing the rather sad and disappointing news that Kodak will cease production of its Elitechrome film line at the end of 2011 (which is very, very soon; yikes!), it is only reasonable (and wise) to stock up this film before it becomes history. I’ll “feed” it generously to my other cameras and so should you!

written by hairil on 2011-12-21 #gear #review #slide-film #ebx #light-leaks #singapore #lomography #kodak #elitechrome #xpro #cross-processing #user-review #zenit-35f

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