Swans and ILFORD XP2 SUPER

XP2 Super is not a film I’ve used a huge amount of over the years, but the negatives are certainly easy to scan, they work with Digital ICE. No grain due to being a C-41 film, but a bit noisy in the shadows at a higher exposure index so suggest 200 to 400 for optimal results. The negatives also print well in the darkroom.

photo of swans in Norfolk.
ILFORD XP2 SUPER & Kodak Flexicolor C-41 process – October 2014

Old negatives, new scans

I’ve recently started going through the negative pages of some my early attempts in photography; this one is from September 2003. I remember spending the summer reading everything I could about darkroom / film photography, which at the time was probably still the mainstream option. Pleased I managed the exposure and composition okay. Oh, and I’m glad I didn’t have to try and access a 14 1/2 year old digital file. Film is a good archival medium.

vertical photo of boat on Norfolk coast
ILFORD 100 DELTA PRO & ILFOTEC DD-X