Waterloo Bay (drum scan)

Travis Easton

Boronia, Australia

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I’m just in the process of finalizing my ‘The Prom’ book for printing and have spent a great deal of money getting all my transparencies drum scanned before going to print. I’ve had a few images drum scanned before but never on mass like this and I must say the difference between my $1200 Nikon Coolscan V and the $300,000 Linotype HELL3400 could not be more dramatic.

With the Nikon I end up doing Photoshop backflips to get a useable image that looks like the original transparency. With the Linotype I barely touch it and it looks amazing.

I’ve actually posted this shot before, here’s the Coolscan version.

In the end I lost a lot of faith in film and Velvia in particular. Particularly in comparison with my 5D mkII and this process has done a lot to restore my faith in the medium although at $66 per A2 scan I won’t be changing back anytime soon, it’s just nice to know the issue wasn’t the medium just the scanner and I still have a lot of great slides ready to be used if the need arises.

To compare open an enlarged view of both shots in two separate windows and check out the difference in detail, sharpness and colour, the difference is amazing.

It’s also feels good to present a much less edited versions of shots and I’m proud to say that my book will include no shots (OK one shot) with any saturation applied, all colours are as captured.

This shot along with 107 others is available in my book The Prom – Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria, Australia

For more shots from this area check out my Wilsons Promontory gallery.

$30 a month of photography related profits go to the Wilderness Society .

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