As I forgot to switch on the electric blanket and it's turned damned cold again today, I might as well play about on the typist's chair until the bed becomes hospìtable, and do something to pass the couple of hours. I thought a little warning note on the use of Velvia might not be out of place.
Shot some many years ago, probably on the F4s, with my 3.5/35mm PC Nikkor, on Velvia which, combined with a polariser, was just too much of a good thing... Impossible to rescue in colour, it turned into something strikingly odd in black/white. I quite like it, in spite of its obvious limitations. I originally scanned this to see how the lens would look examined on a monitor rather than via a loupe; I opted to pass, and to buy a 2/35mm straight instead. Perhaps I should have gone for the PC. Maybe not.
Regardless, I still think that scanned, properly exposed colour tranny makes more effective b/white than digital; Kodachrome proved that to my personal satisfaction. Unfortunately, I don't have more than a couple of strips of b/white negs left with which to make further tests to see how that would have turned out.
Apparently the Tour d'Armagnac was a former prison.