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Subject: Re: [Leica] Nathan's PAW 44 - Halloween
From: Nathan Wajsman <>
Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2001 23:16:31 +0100
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Hi Jay,

I went back and re-looked at the Oktoberfest shots and do not see this effect,
really. Maybe a bit of bleeding of highlights but not like this. Maybe it is
just this film. There is no Photoshop diffusing going on, I scan using Vuescan
and my Photoshop manipulation is subject to strict self-imposed limits
(basically cropping, levels, unsharp masking and spotting).

I have cleaned the scanner today per Tina's suggestion and hope for the best.

Thanks for your comments and suggestions!


Jay Burleson wrote:

> Hello Nathan,
> (snip)
> >
> >Incidentally, it looks on the scans as if the black areas, especially
> >from the witch's clothing, "bleed" into the surrounding bright areas.
> I noticed this right away. Actually, your B&W scans from the Octoberfest
> looked like this also. The look received a couple of comments but I don't
> think you connected the questions with the screen image.
> If you were doing wet printing you'd achieve this look by diffusing the
> image whilst printing. That makes the blacks diffuse. But, since you are
> doing digital scanning from the negative...
> Do you have a Photoshop "Batch" command set up for running the scans? If so,
> maybe you accidentally stuck a "diffuse glow" into the action.
> I honestly don't know if it could be a dirty lens in the scanner. It seems
> to me that a dirty scanner would cause more degradation than that. Maybe
> Mark Rabinier would know - he had a dirty scanner recently.
> Anyway, keep up the good images!
> Jay Burleson
> "It is now the moment when by common consent we pause to become conscious of
> our national life and to rejoice in it, to recall what our country has done
> for each of us, and to ask ourselves what we can do for our country in
> return. "
> Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
> UPDATED 5-30-01:
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