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This image was very difficult to scan in. The original was printed on Agfa VC fiber paper. However, the "nice" school scanner not only desaturated the image, but also created noise from the dimples on the papers surface. First I had to clean up the background by burn highlights in those areas and a single despeckle over the whole umage for good measure. Then I had to dodge the whole background by about 4% to bring out the variances of the shadows in the background. Finally, I had to do a 4% multiplication fill of the whole image with a yellowish green hue to simulate the natural color of Agfa rag once it has been developed and dried.
The end result is pretty close to my original fiber print. Please let me know what you think of this. It is my first attempt at a studio like shot. I always have a camera or three with me to catch shots as they come. I even keep a few props in my car for spur of the moment installation experiments, but this is a bit different from my usual fare.
As a side note, I shot this on World Toy Camera Day with the Isola II. It is a German toy camera which was one of the predecessors of the infamous Diana. They were made in the 50's and had two true aperatures, two shutterspeeds in addition to bulb, a decent glass lens, and used 120 roll film.

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