The Progression of PX 680 First Flush Shots.
May 13, 2011 § 7 Comments
Lately, there have been some complaints about how the First Flush version of Impossible Project PX 680 color film is performing for people. Yes, it yields different results from the Beta test version, but you can get great shots with it.
By keeping the print warmer while it is developing (tucked under your arm, maybe), you will improve the contrast of your images. Additionally, over the course of a few days, the speckling/mottling will fade, and the colors and tones will deepen.
Here, I’ve included scans showing the progression of the film over 3 days. I shielded them all using the “darkslide-over-the-rollers” technique (If unfamiliar with this technique, just ask!) and tucked them under my arm to keep them warm. I scanned them on the day they were taken, then 2 days after. I have auto-exposure and auto-color-correct features turned off on my scanner software, and I do not adjust them in any way in Photoshop. They’ve just been cleaned up a bit and I removed tiny fibers and whatnot.
So let your images cook for a few days. And remember, the warmer the print is while developing, the better your contrast will be. You may still see speckling or mottling in the lighter, underexposed areas, but hey, our factory team is always working hard to fix problems because they want the film to work just as beautifully as you do.