Every summer I travel to places where I spent my childhood. And sometimes I’m allowed to take pictures of my current childhood. I would ask the father of the little boy in the water to write to me so that I can send him a photo in better resolution…. 🙃🎞📷
I’ve been tuning the PYRO Plus positive developer this week. By adding a certain amount of pyrogallol at the expense of pyrocatechin. With some combinations of these two developing agents, toning of photographs is no longer necessary . However, the papers must be placed in the bowl with the sensitive layer facing up. Otherwise, you may see streaks from the ribbing on the bottom of the bowl in your photos🙃📷🙏
Today I decided to replace the foam under the mirror on the Bronica S2 again . The special foam I was using before was too hard and sometimes I focused completely different than I wanted. Now I used a different special foam, but it is intended for drywallers and not for repairing cameras. Even though it is ten times cheaper, it does the job perfectly. Since I had nothing to take pictures of, I at least pointed the lens at another old camera(TLR Flexaret) that I am repairing now🙃📷🛠
Zenza Bronica S2 + Nikon P f 2,8/75mm
Ilford FP4 Plus + D76 homemade stock(continuous agitation)
The final version of the own two-bath negative developer was named MP 271. At the moment, it is only tested on Fomapan 100 negatives. It achieves slightly better results on 35mm negatives, which is fine with me, because this is how I radically reduce the costs of analog photography 🙃📷
In the upper part of the linear scan of the negative, it is shown how it develops the first bath.(correct,-1EV,+1EV) At the bottom of the picture is the negative after the complete chemical process .(correct,-1EV,+1EV) .
The second image is a linear scan of the negative at the correct exposure.
The following picture is from this morning in medium format
I recently tested the behavior of TK100 roll film with D76 developer. TK100 is essentially Fomapan 100, but bought by the meter. This means that you can roll a 1-frame film under the cover strip yourself, or you can roll a 220 roll if you have a camera that allows you to take up to 24 frames in the 6×6 format. Because I needed to test the Kodak D76 (Ilford ID11) developers I had mixed, I always got by with four images in a roll, for each attempt of a differently lit scene.
Nikon P 2,8/75mm
The picture is taken in the dark garage of an old repair plant. However, a fifteen second exposure allowed me to capture as much reflected light as possible.