Rolls 87 & 88

•January 10, 2012 • 2 Comments

Camera: Hasselblad 500 C/M

Film: T Max 100

Date Developed: 10.01.12

Development: T Max developer, 7 and a half minutes @ 24 degrees (including one additional minute for compensation for developer exhaustion), stop bath 30 secs, fixed 8 mins.  Ilford protocol for spiral tanks used for washing, with additional sets of 20 inversions until pink dye was no longer visible in discarded water.

Notes:  I thought I might as well put these two rolls together.  I hadn’t taken this camera to the lake yet so I thought it was about time.  It was a very hot day and a not in anyway spectacular sunset but it was lovely to be out there.  It’s a beautiful place.

Also used the mirror lockup to retake the deck picture and for all the longer exposures out at the lake – made a big difference  : )

Image 4: double exposure, Image 6: toned in photoshop

Roll 86

•January 8, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Camera: Hasselblad 500 C/M

Film: T Max 100

Date Developed: 08.01.2012

Development: T Max developer, 7 min  @ 24 degrees, stop bath 30 secs, fixed 8 mins.  Ilford protocol for spiral tanks used for washing, with additional sets of 20 inversions until pink dye was no longer visible in discarded water.

Notes: I like to learn something from every film.  This time I learned that I really need to use my mirror lockup with this camera, as the picture of the deck taken one evening is a bit ghosty and I’m pretty sure that could’ve been avoided if I’d locked up the mirror first…

Nerima Gardens

window

evening deck

Roll 85

•January 2, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Camera: Hasselblad 500 C/M

Film: T Max 100

Date Developed: 02.01.2012

Development: T Max developer, 7  @ 22 degrees, stop bath 30 secs, fixed 8 mins.  Ilford protocol for spiral tanks used for washing, with additional sets of 20 inversions until pink dye was no longer visible in discarded water.

Notes:  Even thought I’ve had this camera for almost a year, and even though I love it a lot, I have not spent a lot of time just mucking around and getting to know it as well as I should – so that is what I have been doing.  This time I tried a double exposure, just to see if I could actually get it to work.  It seemed to, so now I will have to apply myself to thinking of ways to use that ability well…

Roll 84

•January 1, 2012 • 2 Comments

Camera: Hasselblad 500 C/M

Film: T Max 100

Date Developed: 31.12.11

Development: T Max developer, 7 and a half minutes @ 24 degrees (including one additional minute for compensation for developer exhaustion), stop bath 30 secs, fixed 8 mins.  Ilford protocol for spiral tanks used for washing, with additional sets of 20 inversions until pink dye was no longer visible in discarded water.

Notes:  I’ve had such a lot of trouble with marks on the film from the developer – a layer of froth and bubble forming on top of the developer and making marks along the top edge of the film. I have gradually increased the amount of solution in the tank to avoid this (although I find that more liquid tends to leak more during agitation) and have also spent a lot of time  banging the tank on the table top to disperse the bubbles and to make sure that the reel has not moved up the centre post.  I now think I have it all down to a fine art, although the earlier days of (really) firm banging of the tank seem to have resulted in a crack in the bottom of the tank – so that’s frustrating.  Online shopping to the rescue!

Again, some images taken using proxar close up filters.

I am watching a set of youtube documentaries about Sally Mann while I’m doing this – she’s an amazingly interesting artist and lady.

tiny dish

reading

utensils

gardening

Roll 83

•January 1, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Camera: Hasselblad 500 C/M

Film: T Max 100

Date Developed: 31.12.11

Development: T Max developer, 8 minutes @ 23 degrees (including 1 extra minute – compensation for developer exhaustion), stop bath 30 secs, fixed 8 mins.  Ilford protocol for spiral tanks used for washing, with additional sets of 20 inversions until pink dye was no longer visible in discarded water.

Notes:  Very clean development today.  Sometimes I just can’t tell what makes it all junky and dirty – maybe the air, maybe the solutions, maybe lots of things.  Today’s, however, was nice and clean with not very much dust and junk ending up on the negs at all, which is nice.  Some of these were taken using proxar close up filters.  I do love this camera…

I have been very bad at updating here.  I will try to be better at it in the new year.

collection

bird book

Roll 73

•September 30, 2011 • 2 Comments

Camera: Mamiya C330

Film: Tri-X 400 (accidentally exposed at 100)

Date Developed: 30.09.11

Development: T Max developer, 4 mins 45 sec (fresh solution) @ 21 degrees, fixed 5 mins.  Ilford protocol for spiral tanks used for washing, with additional sets of 20 inversions until pink dye no longer visible in discarded water.

Notes:  I’ve had a bit of big a gap here.  I have developed a few films but they never made it as far as getting up on to the blog here.  Today, however, I got busy and developed 4 rolls and now I will have to make sure I do a post for each of them.  This film was Tri-X 400, which I haven’t used for a long time, but I think I’d like to get back to it.  I haven’t used a black and white film other than T Max 100 for so long that I thought I was shooting 100 ISO so I had to pull it when I developed it!  Didn’t turn out toooo badly though…

Also hadn’t used the Mamiya for a long time – I think I’d like to get back to that too.

Middle two images split toned in lightroom.

Roll 63

•April 4, 2011 • 4 Comments

Camera: Zero Image 2000

Film: T Max 100

Date Developed: 03.04.11

Development: T Max developer, 8 mins (including 1 extra minute to compensate for developer exhaustion)  @ 23 degrees, stop bath 30 secs, fixed 8 mins.  Ilford protocol for spiral tanks used for washing, with additional sets of 20 inversions until pink dye was no longer visible in discarded water.

Notes:   When I was finishing off this roll at the beach I was imagining it was colour film, but it turned out to be a roll of TMax 100. I was trying some hand holding at the beach with the zero 2000 – not too unhappy with the pictures even though they were in colour in my mind when I was taking them!  Toning applied to images in photoshop.