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Where's my sunset gone?

RobLamb

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RobLamb Registered since 29th Sep 2006
Wed 16-Jan-08 02:14 PM

I rescanned this image on my Coolscan V in order to create a presentable print for the people who own the house from which its taken.

The first image below is the lab scan I got when I got the film processed originally. This isn't a pro lab, its a standard Agfa branded 1hr set-up run by a very competent operator. Lovely sunset, the original scan is about 1.5MP, nice and clean.

Its taken on Fuji Reala

So I tried it in the Coolscan and went straight for VueScan to deal with the Reala colour cast that I've experienced before. Best I could do is the second shot. Nice but no comparison.

So I went back to Nikon Scan and tweaked everything I could think of, including adding ROC, and the best I can do is the third image.

I'm really surprised the Coolscan can't out-perform the lab scan in this case. Up until now I've been very impressed with it but it seems to be just ignoring the red in the sky! I tried resetting the settings to make sure I hadn't inherited something from a previous scan but still no joy.

Anyone got any ideas where to go to get my sunset back?

I'm thought I was slowly getting the hang of digital colour correction but this has me

Thanks in advance

Rob
(Edited to shrink the last image to the same as the others)

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