Goa, India - X-Pro1 and VSCO Film 04 Slide Film

I haven't gone out and photographed much personal work since returning from Europe a month ago with one less appendix. Couple the appendectomy recovery with a bit of "nesting syndrome" (my wife is about to give birth to our first child any day now), I've spent most of my time organizing my home and streamlining my Lightroom catalogue (guided by Gavin Gough via his great eBook w/video tutorials - A Photographers Workflow).

The south end of Bogmalo Beach, Goa, India. Fuji X-Pro 1, 18mm. VSCO 04 - Fuji Fortia SP

Whilst keywording my library, I came across some images I took last October in Goa.  To break the metadata monotony, I decided to see what a few images would look like using VSCO Film O4, Visual Supply Company's new slide film preset pack. I've always loved the vivid colors and contrasty pop that slide film generates. Sometimes it is a bit much for some tastes. There is also B&W represented with Agfa Scala 200. Below are a few samples from some of the different presets. Let me know what you think.

A family leaves their sandals behind as they enjoy the warm Indian Ocean at Bogmalo Beach, Goa, India. Fuji X Pro-1, 18mm lens, VSCO Film 04 - Fuji Fortia SP

A beach dog rests in the shade of a rescue board. Bogmalo Beach, Goa, India. Fuji X-Pro 1, 18mm lens, VSCO Film 04 - Fuji Fortia SP with a few tweaks.

A beach dog rests in the shade of a rescue board. Bogmalo Beach, Goa, India. Fuji X-Pro 1, 18mm lens, VSCO Film 04 - Fuji Fortia SP with a few tweaks.

My wife 28 weeks pregnant. Bogmalo Beach, Goa, India. Fuji X-Pro 1, 18mm lens, VSCO Film 04 - Fuji Astia 100F.

My wife 28 weeks pregnant. Bogmalo Beach, Goa, India. Fuji X-Pro 1, 18mm lens, VSCO Film 04 - Fuji Astia 100F.

Bogmalo Beach, Goa, India. Fuji X-Pro 1, 18mm lens, VSCO Film 04 - Fuji Velvia 50.

Bogmalo Beach, Goa, India. Fuji X-Pro 1, 18mm lens, VSCO Film 04 - Fuji Velvia 50.

Fishermen pulling in a huge net. Bogmalo Beach, Goa, India. Fuji X-Pro 1, 18mm lens, VSCO Film 04 - Agfa Scala 200 Contrast++.

Fisherman and beach onlookers assess the evenings catch. Bogmalo Beach, Goa, India. Fuji X-Pro 1, 18mm lens. VSCO Film 04 - Agfa Scala 200+.

The attention shifts. Bogmalo Beach, Goa, India. Fuji X-Pro 1, 18mm lens. VSCO Film 04 - Agfa Scala 200 Contrast+.

Married for 5 years! Fuji X-Pro 1, 18mm lens. VSCO Film 04 - Fuji Velvia 50.