The pictures you have seen in my gallery are all derived from film. Usually 200 asa Gold film. I scan them with a Nikon SuperCoolScan5000 film scanner. This takes quite a bit of time to get maximum quality. Maybe as much as 15 minutes for one photo. I then do some cleaning up in photoshop, plus I do accentuate what I like about the photo. This takes time as well.
I may go digital in the distant future, but only after I have retired and can jump in entirely will I spend that kind of money. My set up does pretty well but does take time.