Greece recorded with expired Fujicolor film

I finally had the 2 rolls of negatives exposed in Greece developed by North Coast Photographic Services in Carlsbad, CA. This is the first time I use their service. It was fast – one day to process C-41 and put high quality scans on CD-ROM, but the cost is 70% higher than what I usually pay a smaller local shop. I often had to wait a week for the local shop to scan and put my files on a cloud server to download. The scan are 11.5 to 14 MB in file size for 5035X3339 pixels.

I used my digital camera as light meter for tricky lighting conditions, such as the sunrise at Μονεμβασία. Most other exposures were best guesses with sunny-16 rule.

Below are captured with Fujicolor NPC 160, expired 2003, EI 125.
25440001 The Acropolis as seen through 90mm lens.


25440008 25440016
Sunset at Athens. How does one use graduated filter with a ranger finder camera?

25440023 Sunset at Lake Pamvotis, Ioannina (Ιωάννινα).

The Monastery of Varlaam, Meteora.

About 1 hour prior to sunset at Meteora.

Below are scans of Fujicolor Pro 160S, expired in 2005, EI 125.
25450001 Mid-day at Geyfra – Μονεμβασία. 21mm lens.

Sunrise at Μονεμβασία. 90mm lens.

25450017 Moonrise at Palamidi castle, Nafplio (Ναύπλιο).


25450020 Cats feast at Mycenae (Μυκηνες).

Nafplio (Ναύπλιο).

25450025 θεατρο Ασκληπιειου (Επιδαυρος) with 21 mm lens. 25450029
Swiss school children getting ready for group portrait after their performance at θεατρο Ασκληπιειου (Επιδαυρος).

In hindsight, I probably should have exposes these film as if ISO 60 instead of 125. I forgot these films expired at 2003 and 2005. It’s pretty amazing I still got usable scans.


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