ART Old film scans - Jordan, Egypt and Morocco

Marix

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These were taken by either me (as a kid) or my dad on film.. I love the colours it produces

EGYPT:
Abu Simbel - this amazing temple carved out of one solid cliff.


Queen Hatchesput Templr - about 10 days earlier there was a massacre where a gunman shot about 20 tourists. They were still washing blood off the steps while we were there :eek4:


Just a scene of boats on the Nile


Great Pyramid


Another view of the Syphnx and Pyramid


There are temples and buildings like this all over the place
 
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Marix

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JORDAN:

Some of the scenery is fucking incredible:


This is a castle build to defend against the crusaders


Caves in the cliffs - and the rocks really are this amazing pink


The entrance to one of the wonders of the world, Petra. Those cliffs are huge.


Looking through that crack in the cliff:


And the whole thing in all its glory.. amazing:


More things carved out of rock
 
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Marix

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MOROCCO

City view:


Love the colours.. so nice from film:


Huge tanks to prepare and dye leather from cow hides


Cool doorway/temple thing covered in writing


Some mosque - forgot the name but it's pretty famous


Famous square in Marakesh:


Reminds me of Assassins Creed
 

Kappa00

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MOROCCO


Huge tanks to prepare and dye leather from cow hides





Some mosque - forgot the name but it's pretty famous
Small world, haha.
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Marix

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Small world, haha.
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Awesome

I'd love to go back now

My next holiday is to Peru, Machu Pichu and the amazon.. will probably make a thread nearer the time :cool:
 

Kappa00

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Nov 25, 2008
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Awesome

I'd love to go back now

My next holiday is to Peru, Machu Pichu and the amazon.. will probably make a thread nearer the time :cool:

When I was in Casablanca, I filmed prostitutes fucking in the street from my hotel window. That area was :ugh: at night.
 
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Marix

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When I was in Casablanca, I filmed prostitutes fucking in the street from my hotel window. That area was :ugh: at night.

:rofl: I was quite young but the thing I remember most was the markets full of child labourers younger than me!
 
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Marix

Marix

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So cool :cool: Late 90's?

Yup!

Egypt was 96 and again in 99

Jordan 2000

Morocco 1999

Man I freaking LOVE the colours from film. The actual prints look better than these scans too, but wow the blue skies, orange/pink rocks and sand are just incredible. They're so vivid but natural, whereas quite often pics from the dSLR look kinda fake if you make them too vibrant
 

White Chocolate

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Was gonna say the clothes dont look too outdated. Wish I could find old film from 90's family vacations. Although I never left the country :rofl:
 
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Marix

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I've got some stuff my dad took going back as far as the 60's

New York in 1970 looked so cool. Everybody wearing flared jeans, crazy hair etc
 
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Marix

Marix

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dynamic range of film :bowdown:

Yup

I found dads Canon AE-1 and 3 lenses in a box in the loft

Can't wait to go somewhere and take it for a spin

Any film reccommendations? I've got Fuji C200.. pretty basic cheap stuff
 

jason612

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how much are decent consumer grade scanners? or is it not worth it unless you scan large amounts of film/solely use film
 
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Marix

Marix

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The scanner was about £100. Even the cheap ones go to massive dpi resolution. It's an Epson v300 if that helps anybody.

I'm not a pro at this at all.. I'm not even remotely knowledgable. But even this cheap scanner goes up to 4800dpi. If you scan a negative at 4800dpi you will get a HUGE and detailed file. Other consumer scanners go as high as 12,000dpi which is just insane, although you will see grain in the image that close up.

My (limited) understanding is as follows (and I quite expect to be corrected by somebody who is better informed):

I scanned all of these images at 1200dpi and the detail is incredible. You can see things in detail at 100% magnification which you can't even see in these resized, low-res pics which I posted in this thread. In the busy scenes like the landscape of houses or the market, you can see incredible detail including the expressions on peoples faces, the writing on the bags they are carrying etc.

The only limiting factor in sharpness is the resolving power and sharpness of the lens you used (and of course having it perfectly focused). 35mm film "resolution" far outweighs what the lens could ever hope to resolve. After all, that is what expensive "full frame" cameras are copying - 35mm film. I read somewhere that the "resolution" of film works out at something like 90 megapixels - far beyond even the best dSLRs.

And all that detail is preserved in the negative that you get back from the developer. And you can scan that at an insane resolution and pick out a huge amount of that detail if you want to.
 

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