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Undoctored, right out the minilab. Jessops didn't notice it was slide, so it got cross-processed. They were terrified to tell me they'd screwed up, becuase these are wedding photos, but the results, as you can see, were pretty impressive.
14th May 2005, 19:48   | tags:,

bronxelf says:

The last two, especially. They're just great shots. :)

14th May 2005, 19:52

amandarin says:

I *adore* that last shot!

14th May 2005, 20:01

Joe says:

all stunning, the first one interests me most, was that the ambient light colour or did you use a coloursplash flash?

14th May 2005, 20:20

Shoes says:

Is that Rich in the 3rd one?

14th May 2005, 20:24

Shoes says:

and is that a tattoo on the lady in the last one? looks great.

fab fab fab pics :)

14th May 2005, 20:26

alexis says:

really wonderful, all of them. (did they end up giving you a discount or anything for "screwing up"? (quotes used because they really do look great)

14th May 2005, 20:28

mat says:

Thanks everyone. Personally, I rate the last shot as one of the best photos I've ever taken - the scan loses quite a bit, the print is lovely..

Shots two and four were with the coloursplash, yes. Slow-syncro rocks my tiny world. Rich is gettin' his groove on in no.3, yes. Lucy (the bride) has lots of tattoos, some visible in the last photo.

No discount, but they did give me some of their crappy colour film for free. Which was alright. I was just amazed at how well the photos came out, to be honest.

14th May 2005, 20:52

alexis says:

the 2nd and last one are some of the nicest photos I've seen in while .
(that don't include half-naked goth-chicks. because, for some reason, I see a lot of those very often)

14th May 2005, 20:59

mat says:

thanks.. I must sort out my online gallery/folio of Proper Photos, it's totally knackered at the moment. I guess I could put them on flickr.... : )

14th May 2005, 22:50

mat says:

full-size image storage is something I'm considering for here. It's going to heavily impact server costs, in the medium to long term, so it might be a 'premium' service (ie, cost more than a basic subscription)

what do you reckon?

14th May 2005, 23:18

mat says:

it's not that long until multimegapixel cameras will be available.. it's a fairly medium-term plan, large image storage..

There are other, more fun, things to do first. Like interesting ways to slice up and look at the big cloud of cool photos on here.. :)

The subscription stuff went rather pear-shaped in the form of large up-front charges for setting up, so it looks like it's paypal for the time being.

14th May 2005, 23:30

Joe says:

I'd definitely pay extra for more filesize allowance, full res hosting would be nice, but I don't see it as necessary, just an increase in the 300k email limit would be a major upgrade for me.

14th May 2005, 23:37

mat says:

Well, that's the thing - it was never designed for photo storage in the way flickr was, it was designed as a blogging tool.. there's more than a few similarities between here and, say, LiveJournal, some of you may have noticed : )

But that's no reason that photo storage and management can't be integrated into a blogging tool - it wouldn't be the same thing as flickr, but then it would be stupid to try and be flickr: flickr is always going to be better at being flickr (plus, they've got a little more cash to spend on development now.) Exactly what it will be is an idea that's still evolving and developing.. :)

Joe - the mail size filter is going to be adjusted soonish, I'm still collecting stats to try and find the best places to break the limit..

14th May 2005, 23:39

mat says:

I think what might happen is something along the lines of a 250Kb limit for non-subscribers, then a 1Mb (?) limit for subscribers, and an optional full-res storage option for premium subscribers. Something roughly like that.

I do want to keep lots of things free, but I also need moblog to be making a little bit more money than it currrently is. So, expect plenty more things showing up as I try to convince y'all to part with your cash :)

14th May 2005, 23:49

Joe says:

*needs no convincing
but then you probably knew that.

1Mb would be more than enough for me.

14th May 2005, 23:51

Joe says:

being able to link to a full res image would be nice I have to admit...but they'd be big, my digi isn't particularly high res, but it's not uncommon for the images to be 1.6-1.8Mb each

14th May 2005, 23:52

daz says:

I for one am the proud owner of a 2Mpixel phone cam, but I don't use it as it's obviously pointless, seeing how the images get resized anyway (which is fine!).

I usually take pictures in XGA resolution, and whenever I want to post more than one or two, I just resize them using IrfanView or something.

The 300kbyte limit would be fine, if it really were 300kbytes - but due to email formatting, sometimes even 230kbyte pics don't go through... But oh well, I can live with that.
And I'm going to stop rambling now, lost my point anyway, sorry. :)

15th May 2005, 00:23

daz says:

oh wait, I remember now -- I wanted to ask what exactly cross-processing is. :)

15th May 2005, 00:23

mat says:

Cross processing is processing slide film as normal colour negative (or vice versa). Becuase the two processes are different, it can produce wappy effects, but it does trash the developing chemicals (ie, they can't be used again as normal)

15th May 2005, 00:28

mat says:

and my original point - the 300Kb limit is actually set quite a lot higher than 300Kb, to allow for the email encoding. It still doesn't help, with some images (no idea why).

I've got a new method of checking email size lined up, so it will all get fixed eventually.

15th May 2005, 00:29

daz says:

Ah. Thanks for explaining. :)

15th May 2005, 00:30

Ali says:

Ahh, I'm so glad they didn't notice it was slide because I told them I had colour negs since I was hoping they could x-process them (i'd been told they wouldn't do it!). Lovely shots, I'm so excited for mine to come back now :D

20th Apr 2007, 23:20