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Time to bite the bullet...

… and find out for myself how hard it is to create the perfect EBS-mirror-image. Duplicating the same framing wasn't too hard, but something went wrong with the film realignment (causing the redscales to shift to the right). Better luck next time! Oh yes, there will be a next time!

Developed in Rollei Digibase C41:…

castle ebs mirror park redscale spring
Ricoh GR1s
Kodak Supra 400
Mirror image


  1. yago56
    yago56 ·

    Great album

  2. jimjimm
    jimjimm ·

    irrespective of not getting the "mirror"..these are great images..!!

  3. slackyuser
    slackyuser ·

    Great album look forward too the next one

  4. polafreud
    polafreud ·


  5. xsara
    xsara ·

    Very interesting album!

  6. mrmaart
    mrmaart ·

    vierkante foto's met de ricoh? why?

  7. mrmaart
    mrmaart ·

    vierkante foto's met de ricoh? why?

  8. sandravo
    sandravo ·

    @mrmaart Yep, square pics with the Ricoh, because I cut of the overlapping parts. Reloading the camera the film-lead was upside down (because of the redscaling), so the film didn't catch on. I had to shorten the film a bit cutting a new lead, and that caused a misalignment of frames. Don't ask me why, but the Ricoh doesn't start shooting the exact same distance from the spool, as I had hoped. Looks like the camera measures how much film it has and places the frames in the middle of that. Anyway, the misalignment gave me this: It made more sense to leave of the black spacing and parts of the previous/next frame. Made the pics square, sort of. Does that make sense?

  9. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    A great first effort, Sandra - I'm sure your next one will be perfect! Yes, alignment is always the trickiest part with this technique, though there are a couple of things you can do to minimise the shift: firstly, use a manual-wind camera, as you never know with motorwinds how far the film advances. Secondly, you can tape a length of old negative (about 15cm) to the take-up spool and then tape the leader of the new roll to that, with appropriate pen markings for alignment; then for the reload, just flip the film, align it with your markings and retape it. This way, you don't need to cut a new leader, plus you get an extra shot or two on the roll - bonus!

  10. sandravo
    sandravo ·

    @buckshot Thanks for the moral support Neil! :-). And thanks for the very useful tips on correctly loading/reloading the film. Hind side it wasn't the best camera choice, but if all went according to plan the first time around... That would be pretty boring right?!

  11. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·

    Great results.

  12. sandravo
    sandravo ·

    Thanks for all your support! @yago56, @jimjimm, @mafiosa, @slackyuser, @xsara, @polafreud

  13. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    Very cool album!!

  14. roundmidnight
    roundmidnight ·

    Excellent !

  15. oliviermenard
    oliviermenard ·

    Great shots. I published last or yeras ago a few series of EBS: it is really hard to work it out !!! Congratulations !!