I managed to light seal the Laundry (not pretty… but it worked) and started playing with one of the enlargers I bought recently. I had a bit of an inkling from some reading I did ages ago about what I had to do to make prints.
I didn’t really have any developer meant for prints… so I just grabbed some Rodinal and dived right in. Basically started with the lens wide open and around 0.5 to 1 seconds exposure.
Because I was just experimenting, I skipped a stop bath (did a rinse though) and then straight into some fixer.
Here are the results of my experimentation (photos taken with my phone of the drying prints)
I’ve developed some more film! Here’s some shots from last time I was in Hobart. All shot on Ilford HP5+, which I quite like. I’m still getting used to this developing thing and next time should be much better!
The HP5+ was shot at the box speed of 400 with my Nikon F80 and the wonderful 50mm f1.8 lens. I developed in R09 OneShot (Rodinal) for the standard 6 minutes that the Ilford box tells me to. I used my Epson V350 Photo scanner to scan the negatives with iscan. I am wishing for better scanning software. *seriously* wishing.
These first four are probably going to be recognisable to anybody who knows Salamanca.
For those who love the Lark Distillery or English Bitter, I snapped a shot of (one of) the pint I had:
So I’d count this as fairly successful! Of course, need some animal shots:
… and there was a stop at a Sustainability Expo that had a surprising lack of bountiful vegan food when we got there…
I have to say, pulling that film out and seeing an image is incredibly rewarding.