Color film converted to bland and white


This might be one of the deadly sins when it comes to film photography, i don't know. 

But have you ever found yourself with a bunch of rolls of a certain type of film that you really don't like? I did, a few months ago. I, for some reason, not really known, bought a 5-pack of Fuji pro 160ns. I think i was supposed to buy the h version, not the ns. But somehow i mixed them together and didn't really think about it until i got 2 rolls developed. And to be honest I don't like this film, not at all. The highlights and skin tones are really pink and the blacks are muddy and green. Not a great combo. At least not to my liking. So as disappointed as I was i put the images away for awhile and kind of forgot about them. Until yesterday. I stumbled upon them in a file somewhere on my computer and started to look through them, they´re not bad images, i just don't like the colors. And the scans are too bad to really work with. But then it hit me, why not just make them black and white? And so i did and were actually quite surprised. The greens and the pinks really worked well together when converted to black and white. Because different colors and tones create different blacks, greys and whites. The green created a really rich black and grey. And the pink/magenta made for great highlights, with surprisingly a lot of data in it. Now i have a set of images that i actually really like. So as soon as my scanner arrives i will do a better scan and actually put some work in to this small series of pictures. But until then, heres a few for you to look at. Just don't zoom in. Both you and me are gonna be disappointed. The quality isn't very good, sorry.