Humby Valdes

Jesus is Lord

Moon bird

Posted 2022-07-15 08:17:41 | Views: 427
Lomo 800 film - Nikon F6 - 300mm lens

Double Ex-Tra

Posted 2022-07-14 10:33:27 | Views: 432
Double exposure on Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400 film

The Crossroads

Posted 2022-07-13 10:18:23 | Views: 551
The Crossroads building
 Where Town and Country Meet
South Miami, Florida. Kodak Tri-X 400 film.

I can't believe this is Gold 200

Posted 2022-07-12 07:47:27 | Views: 423
Kodak Gold 200


Posted 2022-07-11 10:09:45 | Views: 455
But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased. -Psalms 115:3

Merry go round

Posted 2022-07-10 11:42:14 | Views: 464

$200 scanner vs 18 years old DSLR camera

Posted 2022-07-09 12:41:56 | Views: 408
$200 scanner vs
18 year old DSLR camera
Key takeaways:
1. DSLR scanning is faster if you know how to invert colors, if not stick with Epson and SilverFast.

2. iPhone 13 Pro as a light source is fantastic. It provides a nice consistent white and a great starting point on the color balance. Max out the brightness, turn off 'True Tone' and 'Night shift' in the settings.

3. Nikon ES-2 is fantastic. Almost zero friction to setup and breakdown. Very upgradable, switch out the camera anytime. Very portable too.

4. Affinity Photo is a great Photoshop replacement and it's a one time fee, no subscription!

5. The Epson has more resolution, 3000 x 4250. My old Nikon D70 obviously produced a much smaller image, 2000 x 3000.

6. Which is better? I'll let you decide.
Epson V600
Nikon D70
Photo on Kodak Colorplus 200 film, Nikon F80 camera and 50mm 1.8D lens
I have an Epson V600 scanner. It gets the job done but I regularly get weird lines, rings and other problems. I do remove dust if it's on a face or something important. Overall thou, tend to leave these flaws because it gives character.  It's not perfect. 

 I scan using SliverFast 8. SilverFast’s interface is interesting and quirky. It looks to be from the Apple Aqua UI era. I think it was written by a guy in Germany (He flew a Piper airplane around the world). It has every feature you would ever need and should probably never change. 

Unfortunately, scanners are slow. Que the DSLR...
I also own a DSLR from 2004, the Nikon D70. It's 6 megapixels but was, in many ways still is a great camera. I used my iPhone 13 Pro as a light source with the Nikon ES-2 setup. I inverted the colors in Affinity Photo. Cmd-I to invert then used the levels tool to adjusted the RGB channels.

Miami downtown

Posted 2022-07-08 10:34:33 | Views: 412
Downtown Miami

Black Plymouth Fury

Posted 2022-07-07 11:18:09 | Views: 473
Plymouth Fury
I saw this car at a car show in Immokalee. What a classic!
I wonder if in 60 years the same will be said of cars built today.
 Photographed on Kodak Portra 160 film on my Nikon F6.

Bird chopper

Posted 2022-07-06 11:03:29 | Views: 464
Bird chopper.