Similarly with the first attempt I moved onto a different flat bed scanner on the advice of a class mate. This scanner can be used for 5×4 negatives and so should produce sharp and detailed results, ideal for printing. Also I managed to scan a selected area so I did not have to include the whole scanner platform since the negatives are not standard sizes. I used a transparency mode used for normal negatives scanning.
This method got some results though the ‘colour’ of the final images did not really gel with the look I was after and did not work out when I edited the images in Photoshop. Also I put the images of the second method and this method to a poll with other photographers as well as people from Facebook and Twitter and the second method scored more votes.