Digitized Kodachrome

I started my photography career as a very enthusiastic hobbyist, capturing my images on film and “slides.”

The top image started with a  Kodachrome slide I took decades ago using my Nikkormat EL and 50mm f 1.4 Nikkor prime lens.  Kodachrome was slow at ISO 64.  The original was a couple stops under-exposed and the deck rail the bird was sitting on was rendered as black. I used a film scanner at 600dpi to digitize the slide. I then used Photoshop to add another image of wood grain, and some quick work using selection, masking and layers fixed that problem. Then exposure and color balance were adjusted .  The untouched original  image is shown below.

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