let go of your ego
All pictures taken with: Olympus Pen E-PL3 and Panasonic Lumix 20mm f/1.7 ASPH.
Another session for the ‘Down below’ project. I seem to have lost track of how many sessions I did, so I don’t really know whether I should be shooting some more for it or not. In any case, this can probably wait until next year anyway.
Yesterday I realised that I should have researched my scanner a bit more thoroughly when I got it. In the past I was using Image Capture to scan the negatives and then I cut, inverted and sharpened the scans in Photoshop. Turns out that although the scanner did not come with software for the mac, it actually exists anyway to download from the Epson website! The software is not perfect, but way better than my previous approach. And of course I don’t have to spend ages turning negatives into positives. I prefer to sharpen in Photoshop anyway, but other than that the Epson Software does a pretty decent job. Perfect timing to have found this software since I still have 5 rolls of film to scan and this does not even include the 8 remaining rolls from my trip to Chemnitz. With the new software the post-processing will go much faster.
Our trip to Dresden on the 14th for the vernissage of the exhibition is almost planned now. I missed the last exhibition where some of my pictures were shown, so it will actually be the first time I see them hanging on a wall. Should be a rather rewarding experience. We are also planning to go see the Old Masters gallery and the Mathematisch Physikalischer Salon, and of course I’m hoping to take some pictures around Dresden as well. I am already looking forward to the trip, since I did not get much opportunity for travelling like this in ages.