On advice from one of the guys at Vanbar (the “local” – meaning still a drive away, but at least in the same city – place for photographic chemicals) I tried stand development for the roll of Efke 25 I had shot at Burning Man.
Stand development differs from normal B&W film development in that a) it takes longer and b) you don’t agitate. You just leave the film sitting in the chemicals for a while…. in this case, one hour. I used Rodinal, which is a pretty nice, easy to use andÂ versatileÂ developer (incidentally, it’s also the oldest photographic chemical still sold and in use – patented in 1891).
Anyway, I got some good images out of it (I think). Here are some from a roll of Lucky 100SHD I shot:
and here’s some from the Efke 25 that I shot at Burning Man:
This is from the first film I’ve ever developed myself. I know a lot of people who’ve done this in school or something, but I never did.. so it’s just me, teaching myself (and playing with chemicals).
This was shot one day when I went out riding down in Black Rock (not too far from home). There’s something about benches dedicated to people that just twinges something in my brain… How do you get to the point where you think a great way to remember someone is to have a plaque on a bench? Carrying a camera while bike riding is quite useful sometimes.
Shot on Lucky B&W SHD100 film on at early 1970s Canon rangefinder.