I dropped off two rolls of Kodak Ektar 100 film that I had shot, at a photo lab today. I got them back an hour later, and to my extreme dismay, there were two major problems with them.
One, they had a severe greenish-blue tint. The negatives themselves were actually tinted dark purple. The images all had a very deep blue-green cast. I have read that Ektar can take on a greenish tint when overexposed. But - first of all - this is more than just a greenish tint. Second of all, every single shot I took was exposed perfectly by the reading of my Nikon N90’s light meter.
Second: there is some very strange and ugly artifacting around areas of the images. These ugly looking horizontal streaks. I took two crops from different images to show exactly what I mean:
Example 1. Look at the left edges of the baseball cap and the guy’s right (viewer’s left) shoulder.
Example 2. Evident all over, but especially the leaves of the plant.
I don’t understand what happened here. There is no way this is the fault of the camera, which gave me beautiful shots on Fuji Velvia a few weeks ago. It has got to be either a problem with the Ektar film I bought (expired? Stored improperly?) or the error of the photo lab that processed it.
What do you say?