A few days ago, I had the sudden urge to go to Malaysia’s acclaimed travel destination cum the only legal casino, Genting highlands. I felt like going there to experience some wind and taking a break from the sweltering heat.
I brought along my Canon EOS 300 with 50mm f1.8 and my 28mm – 90mm f4- 5.6 lens, put in the FujiChrome Velvia 100 film I had asked someone to help me buy, and went there for a spontaneous photoshoot.
After I finished, I decided to cross-process the negatives. I have already heard that Velvia was also known as the “Red Devil”, after cross-processing, the effects would lean strongly towards a red tint. However, I was still shocked at the effects that were produced…
The red tint was super familiar… Isn’t it the Redscale effect of reversed film?I had actually spent twice the amount to buy a film that was almost identical to redscale film, and spent even more on cross-processing than normal processing.
However, under close scrutiny, it’s slightly different from redscale film. Even though the colours are very similar to redscale, but they look more saturated and vivid.