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Progress! I developed all the rolls from my last trip + one experimental roll and now I can move on to the last 6 rolls which are mostly from previous trips. They always got pushed to the back of the queue because I didn’t find them so important. My C41 Kit is now at the end of it’s lifetime and I have developed the recommended number of rolls. I think I can get some more rolls out of it though without much of a quality loss. I have seen people go way beyond 20 rolls although 16 rolls is supposed to be the upper limit.

Today I experimented with a roll of Double-X by developing it in cold Caffenol, but I have to say that the result was a bit of a flop. They turned out very dense, because I thought that the cold temperature would compensate for the long standing time. Maybe I should have made a calculation instead of just assuming that it would work out in my favour. Normally I develop Double-X for 35min, semi-stand. I left it to stand for 60min and in hindsight I think 45min would have been plenty. Oops. Well, you win some, you lose some. It wasn’t an important roll, so it’s not so bad. I think I repeat that experiment with some RPX400, because there I pretty much know what the negs should look like at the normal 60min development time. The purpose of this experiment was actually some fine grain development, but with my mishap it was more of a grain explosion!

All pictures taken with: Leica M6 + Zeiss ZM C-Biogon 35mm f/2.8.
dm Paradies 400 / Rossmann 400 developed in Tetenal C41 Kit.

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

© Lilly Schwartz 2015

I used to do that with my dad. He would say “Ouch, that hurts!” and I’d say “It doesn’t hurt me …!”

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Well, that’s how it is for small guys.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Hanging it out to dry …!

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

I love how this turned out!

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Very red all that.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Next time I might consider changing the settings, but I like it even though it’s grainy.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2015

Aww, the shadow!

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