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The Lake District is my usual holiday retreat at least once a year and while I am there I like to take photos, as you would expect. This is just a small selection from over my many years of visits. If you care to notice… two of the images look a bit fantastically strange! This is because they have been cross processed.
(now for the technical bit)

Cross processing, sometimes abbreviated to ‘Xpro’ is the procedure of deliberately processing photographic film in a chemical solution intended for a different type of film. The effect was discovered independently by many different photographers often by mistake in the days of C-22 and E-4. The process is seen most often in fashion advertising and band photography, and in more recent years has become associated with the Lo-fi photography movement.

However, there is a downside to cross processing. That is the cost! It is also incredibly hard to find somebody to do it for you as your average high street lab will not touch it with a barge pole as it messes up the chemicals.



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