dots vs stripes

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Occasionally my health is a little useless, and yesterday it was one of those days, so I was struggling to get anything done at all. In the end I just spent some time watching documentaries and interviews and finally after dinner I managed to develop a couple of rolls. One thing I like about HC-110 already are the short development times. Last night I only had about half an hour, since it was getting late and still I developed a couple rolls spontaneously in dilution B. With development times between 5 and 7 mins developing, fixing and washing barely takes 25min. Last night I didn’t quite get the time right with dilution B, so they were quite contrasty, but if I use the same time for dilution D I might be spot on. With development times this short and with the Jobo doing the processing I could get used to normal development, especially if I can do 5 rolls at once!

All pictures taken with: Leica M6, Zeiss ZM C-Biogon 35mm f/2.8.
T-Max 400 stand-developed in Caffenol-CL.

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Well, a bw shooter can’t pass up on that!

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Sums up why I don’t really like T-Max 400. If it’s not a highlight, it’s a shadow. Not ideal for guesstimation.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Not sure that’s the most efficient way to cross the street with a kid.

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Future Lara Croft.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

First I wasn’t so sure about this one, until I saw the dog. Now it’s one of my favourites.

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Not sure that a guard dog is the best strategy to attract customers.

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Paper in the park.

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Furball found a good place to relax.

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No, thank you T-Max, I still don’t like you at box-speed.

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Che has his back.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Melancholic child.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

I guess I took the picture because I couldn’t pass.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

I got noticed again.

Comments

  • Julia McClelland

    Sorry you had a bad day. Love the doggy ones as always. That man watching you didn’t look very happy about it!

    • Thanks Julia! I don’t think he was very happy in general. A moment before he was staring in another direction with precisely the same expression.

  • Hi Lilly, Sorry to hear of the bad day. I have been using HC-110 dilution B for some time now. I am exposing Tri-X at EI200 and developing for 6 minutes @20c. Agitate for first 30 seconds, then two agitations each 30s for the remaining time. This is giving me the best shadow detail. I have 3 2-roll Paterson tanks which is about as much as I can manage in one evening. I have been tempted to try another developer many times but since I tried this I will be sticking to it for awhile longer. Thanks for the great blog. Ron

    • Thanks Ron! I suspected that HC-110 and Tri-X go well together. At the moment I’m testing Fomapan 400, so that’s what I’m souping in it at the moment. And I’m one of those lazy people who don’t like to sit next to a development tank, so I use it with my Jobo CPE-2. So far the results look very promising, but I still need to perfect it a bit more. It’s good to stick to a developer for a while to figure it out, but normally I get bored after about 100 rolls. So far I’ve tried Rodinal, Tetenal Ultrafin, Caffenol and now HC-110. I think HC-110 and I will get along well, but I’m sure I’ll go back to my usual caffenol every now and then when I need results that I can predict. Caffenol has given me great results actually, so I was hesitant to change my workflow, but it’s good to experiment too.

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