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Taken at Lake Roosevelt, near Globe, Arizona with an early 1940’s Rolleiflex Automat Model 2 K4B, Zeiss Jena Tessar 75mm f3.5, Ilford Delta 100 film, Ilfosol 3 developer.
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This is fabulous James, I love your composition and the tonality and exposure are great, too, between the foreground and the mountains my eyes are locked into the frame, always a sign of an effectively composed image. How do you find the Ilfosol compared to to Ilfords ID-11?Best Regards,Brett
Hi Brett, Thanks for the great comment! I was just up at the lake camping this last weekend, 100F already. It is about 3 hours north of Tucson. I hadn’t taken a roll with the Rolleiflex in a few months, so I put it in my bag and went to work. I have a few more shots of the lake and surrounded area I will upload shortly. I think the ID-11 is about the finest developer I have ever used. I really need to order more. I just remember it seemed toxic when mixing up those bags with water. Next time I will use a mask. The Ilfosol I can get locally for about $9 and I can keep the little concentrate bottle in the fridge and mix a batch just before I develop which is convenient. I have grown to like it quite a bit but it is not quite the level of fineness that ID-11 is. Many years ago I used to use D-76 and Microdol-X, where the Microdol was finer but D-76 was close at 1:1. I think the Ilfosol compares close to D-76 in that respect, when it is mixed at 1:9. It closely approaches the fineness of ID-11 as D-76 closely approached Microdol-X. I was quite sad when they stopped making Microdol-X. James
Really nice, James. I love the endless depth of field. Looks like you were in the water to get this one. I’m also interested in your opinion of Ilfosol vs ID-11.
Geoff,Thanks so much! I added my take on ID-11 and Ilfosol under my reply to Brett. You are right I was in the water for this one, up to about 4 feet. Focusing was a bit difficult looking down but I wasn’t too worried since I was at f22 if I remember. The lake was about 30 feet low as seen from the white horizontal line at the other end of the lake, so a few of these old dead trees were sticking up. (The lake is actually a reservoir with a really large dam). I will be adding so more shots from my camping trip this last weekend. James
Definitely don’t breathe that dust in mate, there are a few nasties such as hydroquinone that are reasonably benign with skin contact but which are bad news if ingested. I take a great deal of care when mixing not to stir up dust and tend to immerse the empty sache into the jug to eliminate any residual ingredients from them. But it is a wonderful developer, agreed, I have nothing but praise for it.Best,Brett
Brett, Thanks for the warning. I will wear the mask next time. Last time I mixed it outside with no wind, but that was not good enough. The results with Acros 100 and ID-11 were magical!! James
Congratulations James2001, your work has been featured in Around the World.
Renee, Thank you, makes my day! James
You are welcome James for the feature in Around the World. It’s my pleasure to feature this wonderful image, and thanks for adding it to the Group.
Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!
This is truly fantastic James!! Something this good could only have been captured with film – and a wee bit of talent ofcourse! Beautiful tones, contrast and atmosphere mate, very well done!
Matt, Thanks so much for the wonderful comment. James