Another XPan Velvia Scan

Arches National Park, Utah. Hasselblad XPan with 90mm lens and Fuji Velvia 50 slide film

It’s Friday and so I wanted to share another image. This week it’s a scan that I’ve created from one of my XPan slides. I shot this back in 2008 in Arches National Park in Utah. I can still recall taking the shot because the sun on the sandstone was so vibrant and created a wonderful colour. I used Fuji Velvia 50 slide film at the time which is possibly why the contrast on the rocks is so deep.

For those of you interested in the scanning, I made this using an Epson V700 flatbed scanner. The software I used for scanning is SilverFast 8.8 and this is a single pass scan at 1800ppi. I made some minor adjustments in the scanning software to reduce the contrast and open the shadows slightly (yes really). Other than that, there isn’t any post process; this is how the slide scans.

Lenscraft May Newsletter

As tomorrow is the first Saturday in the month my newsletter will be going out. If you’re subscribed, you should receive your email during Saturday. There’s a little more in there about scanning as well as a few especially useful things I found on the internet.

If you haven’t subscribed, you can read the newsletter online from tomorrow at

where you can also sign up.

I hope you’re coping well with all the ongoing events and that you manage to have a great weekend despite everything.

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