Scanning Old Negatives

I discovered a box of old color prints made with a 35mm point-and-shoot from a 2000 trip to San Miguel de Allende down Mexico way. Naturally I started scanning the still present negs, and wow!  I’ve been scanning them each three times a stop under, stop over, and normal, then blending them in Photomatix . The result is way better than the original prints could ever be.. Apparently the dynamic range in the negatives is much wider than the labs could get batch processing your print order back in the day. Damn, another big project I’ll never finish.

San Miguel Fixer Upper

San Miguel Fixer Upper

San Miguel Street

San Miguel Street