One of my Velvia rolls was a complete waste, because the light meter was nudged and changed to a few stops faster setting. This resulted in a full roll of underexposed shots. Velvia does not like underexposure, even the littlest bit, so the roll was pretty much shot. The slides look okay on the lightbox— not great, but okay— but after being scanned, they look not too great. This is probably because the scanner doesn’t have the dynamic range and sensitivity to save the shadows and balance the image. C’est la vie.
However, I liked this shot, and a few others from the roll, despite the underexposure. So I did something I usually never do: I post processed a slide scan. Since underexposed or shade exposed Velvia picks up very strong blue tones, I put a black and white conversion layer on this slide scan, and used a blue filter, which brought back the contrast and evened out the shot. I kind of like how it turned out.