Bronte Marina at Dusk.
I got one of the 120 rolls developed. Ultrafine Xtreme 400 in D76 stock for 5.5 min at 20C.
1- there is some sort of light leak going on with my hassey back. I had to crop out the edges a bit to make this image look presentable. I have some seals lying around but I don’t want to mess things up by doing it myself. The problem is that I seem to have this issues with some of the shots and not all of them. In this case, however, the light leaks were on all of the frames. Now i have to look for someone to service my hassey backs… (the other one leaves a lot of spacing between frames)…. :-(
2- This is a newer batch of ultrafine 400 that i ordered. The quality of the emulsion is not as good as the one i had ordered in 2011. There were lots of areas where it was off the acetate. I had to do a big spotting job on it in photoshop (thank God for photoshop). Nevertheless, the film continues to have good reciprocity.
I still have the other roll todevelop, let’s hope it’s not as disappointing….
have a good weekend folks, God bless!
they were clearly sisters, too bad I couldn’t get both their faces. Taken sometime in Feb 2013.
Ultrafine Xtreme 400@800 in Diafine 3+3. Olympus-10 with Zuiko 28 mm f3.5
list of things to do:
1- roll up some kentmere 100 bought last year, still unpacked. also roll up some double X
2- develop the two 120 rolls sitting in the fridge
3- hang up some frames in the basement (gallery project)
4 - try out some more flash/shadows/sheers shots…
Nick seeks the light
This is from the very first roll that i ever developed in Feb 2011. Its Kodak Tmax-400 in HC 110 B. I found the whole process challenging but exhilirating. At that time I had the Canon Eos Elan II, an excellent camera that i had to retire because the latch on the film compartment broke. My first time developing was way better than some of my later experiments.
since then I have tried various developers and films and methods, the latest being the two bath diafine. its been an interesting journey both in terms of the cameras i have acquired and the films i have used.