It's a beautiful thing  by peterdegraaff

It's a beautiful thing

...lagoon, Shellharbour (may be best viewed really, really large).

Voigtlander Vito II!
Fuji T64 colour reversal film, cross processed (unedited, negative digitised only).

Thank you Shelly @beautifulthing for turning me on to this film and cross processing it.
This is gorgeous, Peter - love the tones in the sky and a beautiful composition!
July 20th, 2012  
beautiful Peter! I'm heading up that way Sunday 29th for my daughter's cheerleading comp... not sure if we'll have any time to visit the waterfront for photos but I'm sure hoping so!
July 20th, 2012  
It really is! This is gorgeous Peter.
July 20th, 2012  
This is really stunning!
July 20th, 2012  
Stunning colours! Fav!
July 20th, 2012  
Sue
Wonderful Peter!!!
July 20th, 2012  
Instant Fav Peter. Beautiful colour, love the sunrays and the texture in the clouds are amazing!! Great shot.
July 20th, 2012  
Stunning.
July 20th, 2012  
Crazy cross processing effect - a beautiful thing for sure!
July 20th, 2012  
This is beautiful. Love the color!
July 20th, 2012  
Gorgeous shot Peter. Love the tones.
July 20th, 2012  
Stunning Peter...
July 20th, 2012  
Beautiful colour!
July 20th, 2012  
Rob
A beautiful capture! Lovely tones!
July 20th, 2012  
Fantastic shades and rays.....
July 20th, 2012  
Incredible capture & colors Peter!
July 20th, 2012  
Wonderful sunrays and great colors!
July 20th, 2012  
Indeed a beautiful thing! FAV.
July 20th, 2012  
Beautiful capture Peter. I can feel the rays of the sun.
July 20th, 2012  
wow, incredible!!
July 20th, 2012  
Beautiful!
July 20th, 2012  
Awesome Peter
July 20th, 2012  
I'm in awe of all your work Peter, this is just stunning. The sky is so atmospheric and the flare of the sun is stunning..
July 20th, 2012  
Sensational shot and spectacular processing!
July 20th, 2012  
I doubt if you need my congrats on your photos, Peter, you've got such a line of followers, but these pictures always make me realise that, for all the bad stuff going on in the world, there's a lot of beauty too.
July 20th, 2012  
Nice color and rays!
July 20th, 2012  
Beautiful flare and sun rays, Peter. Do you develop your own film? I don't think I ever asked you that. Our local camera shop has several old Leicas that I looked at yesterday. But the owner tried to talk me out of "film" because he said that it's getting harder and harder to find good developers. I was intrigued tho ... he even had a Leica p&s. lol Didn't know that they made those. He used it for a family portrait for fun and was amazed at the quality.
July 20th, 2012  
Beautiful
July 20th, 2012  
This is beautiful! Love those colors!
July 20th, 2012  
love the colour in this....beautiful shot Peter!
July 20th, 2012  
Indeed it is beautiful really really large!! You really really do have an amazing talent, quite stunning
July 20th, 2012  
Very cool Peter! Did you have it cross-processed C41 at the local lab? Love the effect!
July 20th, 2012  
This is just spectacular!!!
July 20th, 2012  
Wow--amazing! Do you do your own processing?
July 20th, 2012  
Mmmmmmmmmmmm love it!
July 20th, 2012  
beautiful!!!!!!!
July 20th, 2012  
Mooi...love the lightlines!
July 20th, 2012  
Stunning!!Faved!!
July 20th, 2012  
Double the beauty! Beautiful flare and color
July 20th, 2012  
so stunning
July 20th, 2012  
Stunning tones
July 20th, 2012  
gorgeous
July 20th, 2012  
So beautiful!!
July 20th, 2012  
@karenann Yes, they are rather good and definitely recommended
http://365project.org/38mm/365/2012-07-16
July 20th, 2012  
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeet, processed as C41?
July 20th, 2012  
Bep
Indeed...a beautiful thing.
July 20th, 2012  
Dont know what colour reversal film, cross processed means but it gives a fabulous effect!
July 20th, 2012  
wow!!
July 20th, 2012  
Beautiful capture with beautiful colors.
July 20th, 2012  
Beautiful is right....and stunning....and awesome....and gorgeous. Love it!
July 20th, 2012  
Ack!! The harbour is even named after me - love it!! I am just in love with this picture and I'm going to fave and Like it all over the Internet. Xpro T64 is amazing. I keep thinking I want to shoot a roll and E6 it just so I can see how it 'actually' looks, but then I remember these beautiful pinks and purples and just can't bring myself to do it. :)
July 20th, 2012  
Hi Jase .... thanks for the comment on the Leica!! Appreiciate it very much to get any feedback. Which particular model do you have?! Maybe an old Leica would perk up my enthusiasm again. Definitely a challenge. AND love your photos. You have some beautiful work here!!
July 20th, 2012  
Amazing double sun flare, great shot.
FAV.
July 20th, 2012  
Beautiful shot and developed in such an interesting way. It reminds me of the old filters I used on my 35mm. Lovely.
July 20th, 2012  
@karenann I let others do developing for me as I don't want to have to worry about chemicals or their disposal, etc. For consumer film which is generally C41, it says on box or film cartridge, I get these often processed at a local one hour shop, but some departments stores here have good deals on developing, printing and scanning. If you live in area where there is a university or college that has photography and art then there will probably a one hour shop that will reasonable quality work nearby. With film that is E6 ie slide film, for some types of b&w and other special things like infrared I either drop it off or post it to a lab in Sydney. I know Aaron @grizzlysghost sends his away, and there is more services available in USA. Just look on Internet. To answer
@38mm @grizzlysghost It is E6 film developed in C41 process. If it is done at a local shop which accidentally did it to a roll of Velvia the machine will really strip out colours. To achieve best results I read with cross processing I understand it is best to shoot with a shutter speed of 1/60 or less. Fuji T64 has magic purple and pink but other expired E6 lomo films can get quite green and yellow tones. So I send off to a lab where they really know what I am trying to achieve. It costs the same price to develop anyway.

@beautifulthing I live at Shellharbour. lololing
July 20th, 2012  
Thanks so much, Peter. To be honest, I want to do mostly b&w all of the time. Don't know if one shoots in color and then processes it to b&w ... or if that could be done. At any rate, I am wanting b&w with the "grainy look" effect. That's the kind of photograph that I LOVE the very best.
July 20th, 2012  
love reading the comments about processing, love the image, great light
July 21st, 2012  
@peterdegraaff I didn't have NEAR as good luck with the Lomo film made for xpro as I did with the T64. I think the camera I tried to use (Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim) might have had issues - I guess you have to get the lighting just right on that stuff, like you said re: shutter speed, and you can't regulate anything on the UWS.
July 21st, 2012  
just gorgeous Peter.
July 21st, 2012  
Stunning as usual Peter. What do you do with your shots? Do you make a book with them or display them at home? (you'd need some big ass walls!!)
July 21st, 2012  
Amazing shot
July 21st, 2012  
This is quite stunning. Nicely done
July 21st, 2012  
Brilliant!!
July 21st, 2012  
Utterly beautiful Peter!!
July 21st, 2012  
Love the tones of this and the light!
July 21st, 2012  
Another great capture Peter.
July 21st, 2012  
Love the colours and the rays on sunlight. Awesome shot. Great job.
July 21st, 2012  
Love the colours in this shot Peter.
July 21st, 2012  
fantastic colours Peter
July 21st, 2012  
ok, It's a beautiful thing.. and shot
July 21st, 2012  
WOW! Very beautiful, Peter! Lovely tones!
July 21st, 2012  
Just love the different colors in this shot. The light rays are beautiful coming down. As I said, you are very talented.
July 22nd, 2012  
I don't know anything about film and so forth but I know I like this picture.fav.
July 22nd, 2012  
it is indeed a very beautiful thing!
July 22nd, 2012  
Lyn
Stunning is definitely the right word for this. . .
July 22nd, 2012  
You get to the neatest places for shots. wow, a stunner for sure.
July 23rd, 2012  
Pam
Oh I love this! The double flare is fantastic, and wow what great color!
July 23rd, 2012  
Loving all those pink tones xx
July 24th, 2012  
Fab colours, great sunlight.
July 25th, 2012  
You are right that this would look good if seen really, really large. It deserves to be enlarged and framed. It's fabulous. Fav+++
July 25th, 2012  
this is really cool - love the processing and a great scene
July 26th, 2012  
beautiful colours
July 28th, 2012  
Absolutely Amazing colors & composition! I need to try this process! Fav!
July 30th, 2012  
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