One fine day, I was looking in old photo labs nearby for expired slide films to buy, when I found a couple of this unknown (for me) slide film: Agfa Agfachrome CT-X. The film was expired but it looked like it was stored in good condition, the package and canister were in mint condition. In the next morning after I bought the film, the day was awesome with no clouds and bright sun, I decided to visit an Oriental garden nearby, I loaded my Lomo LC-A with my new “old” film, crossed my fingers and shoot like there’s no tomorrow.
I confess that I was a bit anxious while I was waiting for the film to process (cross-process) but in the end, I was very surprised by the results. The cross-process shifted the colours to a kind of turquoise tone, the reds, gold, and vivid greens lose a bit but the overall result is great, blending the colours and giving photos that vintage look.
The combination of the Lomo LC-A, the film’s colour shifts, and saturation made the photos look like they had been taken in the ’60s. I love it. It is not my favourite slide film but it is a good alternative when you are looking for something different from Kodak, Fuji and other slide films. Too bad I have found just a couple of rolls of this film, with the arrival of the spring and his sunny bright days, I’m pretty sure that I could achieve much better results, it is a great film to shoot clear blue skies, the more clear and blue the sky is the more turquoise colour shift you get when cross-processing.