Cross Processing expired Fuji Provia 100F

Every time I opened my fridge to select a roll of film, I could see a worn out package of Fuji Provia 100F film. I thought there was no really no reason to spend money on developing a roll which had expired at 2011. A waste of my time and money.

But as I was browsing, I saw a few images taken with slide film  which were cross processed and I found the results very interesting. 

Cross Processing a colour slide film means that you develop it with C41 chemicals which are normally for color negative film instead of using the E6 chemicals. Since this was an 7 years expired film, I decided to shoot this toll and cross process it.

My recent trip to Plastiras Lake (GREECE) gave me the opportunity to use this roll. Landscapes with many scenery and  color variations were a good place to make some images. I used the Nikon F801s camera with Nikon 50mm f/1.4D and Nikon 24mm f/2.8 lenses. Film was rated at ISO 100.

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The results were beyond my expectations, I really expected to see some severe color casts, green or magenta, but to my surprise, many of the images came out with very interesting colors. Of course I had to post process the images, but not to the extent I thought, and some of them had a great color and look. An experiment that sure went very well!!

Many images were noisy, but that is natural for a 7 years old slide color film (which as I recall was not always stored in the fridge).  You can clearly see some color casts, but I really like the overall look of many of the images from this roll. 

All images were scanned with a Epson V500 scanner. Time for me to get a few more expired rolls of slide film and try this again!

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