Oops, I did it again


Revisiting those trees again, this time in black and white.

So, I suck at home development. I bought a new developing tank and had another go. This time, one roll came out completely blank, and the other was milky and splotched and speckled. Ack!

Luckily, the results aren’t all bad. They look… er… aged. And atmospheric. Almost intentional. Uh huh.

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4 comments on “Oops, I did it again”

  1. You’d have to tweak in photoshop for hours to get these effects. You should be stoked. Even if it’s not what you’re going for. Cool shot.

  2. Ah, the joy of learning. :) Make sure you agitate during the development process by turning the tank upside down and back again once a minute. Also wrap the tank on a hard surface during the agitation process to get rid of any air bubbles on the film (not sure if all those white dots were caused by air bubbles or dust when you scanned it).

    That water mark could be the result of not squeegeeing the film off properly before hanging it to dry or maybe because different parts of the film were coming in contact with one another in a roll film tank.

    The milky look was probably caused by not “fixing” long enough.

  3. i definitely agitated and knocked it on the counter too. looks like i might need to do more tho :( i think the speckles are undissolved chemicals… water mark probably is due to bad squeegeeing – the one i have sucks! – and also due to the fact i tried to refix it and wash it by hand and dry it again so maybe got a little waterlogged? hmmm. maybe the temp was too high too? learning, slowly but surely :) hopefully…


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