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    Traveling the south of the US on two-lane highways and country roads

    Hi,

    my wife and myself just returned from a three week road trip in the United States. We spend 4300+ miles on two-lane highways and country roads, crossing eight states: We started in Los Angeles, crossed California, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and finally Tennessee (before going back from Atlanta, GA which i don't count as a state we crossed since we just took an interstate to the airport).

    In our bag we had a Hasselblad 503CW with CFV-50c and I was shooting film with a 203FE and Kodak Portra 160. I will start with some of my images shot on film and then later might add some of my wife's images if you allow.

    Our daily routine included shooting the places were we stayed overnight, which was mostly motels in small cities or even villages. It is such a
    pleasure traveling the United States, lovely people all along the way, such a diverse landscape and every state has its own jewels that just wait
    to be discovered. Its our second road trip in the US and definitely not the last one, hope you enjoy the images.

    Best Regards,
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    Re: Traveling the south of the US on two-lane highways and country roads

    Now I got it. You are traveling the SW of the US. Great part of the country.
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    Re: Traveling the south of the US on two-lane highways and country roads

    Great collection of images. What is your method of scanning and processing the film? The colors look more stylized than I would expect from Portra 160.
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    Re: Traveling the south of the US on two-lane highways and country roads

    Hi,

    thanks for the kind words. I use a lab here in Germany for the development and
    scans of the film, it is meinfilmlab.de, they have Fuji Frontier machines for development and scanning. What i get back from them is a 16 bit TIFF which then I further process in PS. I mainly reduce vibrance, enhance shadow in the
    raw converter and then apply a LUT in PS that creates this high contrast, cineatic
    look.

    Regards, Ralf.

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    Great collection of images. What is your method of scanning and processing the film? The colors look more stylized than I would expect from Portra 160.
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    Re: Traveling the south of the US on two-lane highways and country roads

    Fantastic series, I'm enjoying them very much! Thanks for sharing Ralf
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    Re: Traveling the south of the US on two-lane highways and country roads

    Very "Stephen Shore" ...
    Remember: adventure before dementia!

    The World is a book, and those that do not travel read only one page ...
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    Re: Traveling the south of the US on two-lane highways and country roads

    ... last batch of images, hope you enjoyed the series. Our next US trip will take us to South Dakota again, but this time in winter,
    the planning has started already.

    Cheers and a great weekend everybody,

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    Re: Traveling the south of the US on two-lane highways and country roads

    Great series. Love the road trip mood and soft colours. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Traveling the south of the US on two-lane highways and country roads

    Quote Originally Posted by GMB View Post
    Great series. Love the road trip mood and soft colours. Thanks for sharing.
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    Lovely images!!
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