I made some pictures in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens using tranny film (Fuji Velvia) earlier in the year. It was part of the Atkins Technicolour's 2014 Summer School Film Challenge. I was only able to attend the film challenge workshop due to other commitments.
It was a 40-45 degree day in high summer and we were to make our photos between 9.30am --12.30 pm. The roll was processed by Atkins and we then selected one picture from the shoot. This was then scanned by Atkins, lightly post-processed by the photographer, then printed by Atkins for an upcoming exhibition.
My pictures of bamboo strands in the Botanic Gardens was hit and miss, and some of the pictures were badly underexposed. I've just scanned the two rolls that I exposed back then. I've quickly converted one of the badly underexposed pictures to black and white using Silver Efex Pro 2 to see if it is possible to save them:
This picture of leaf litter was next to a strand of bamboo under some trees that provided some deep, open shade and this allowed me to avoid the summer glare. I gathered bits and pieces of leaf litter and some colourful flowers to form a "still life".
I was after a 'moody image' with rich tones. The result was a badly, exposed picture. There was a consistent pattern to the underexposed pictures. It was probably my lack of experience with tranny film as I was still thinking in terms of photographing with colour negative; or in the case of the lotus flower below in terms of black and white film.
I realise that I understand tranny film and I lack a knowledge of how it works. However, I appear to have managed to salvaged something.