Pinhole image on Rivergum at Yea wetlands.3/55mm in Rodinal
landscape, shane, booth, pinhole
Standing tall and stately. Very nice shot.
It’s a very fine image for a pinhole. [When I see ‘Rodinal’, I wonder why I never used that dev – probably just the easy availability of D76 & HC110; always feel I’ve missed out on something!]
Ive only developed B&W for a short time, in fact I’m still on my first 500ml bottle of Rodinal, I only used it because it lasts forever.
I’m using a bottle of HC110 that I bought about 10 years ago and have hardly touched. I don’t mix the stock solution, because that does oxidise fairly quickly, whereas the concentrate seems as fresh as the day I bought it (I fill up the space with marbles, but even so, 10 years is a long time for an opened bottle of dev). I use a 5ml syringe to get the amount I need, and don’t tend to worry if I’m a few % out – unless you are using densitometry to plot characteristic curves (as I used to do for very precise work), you’re hardly going to notice the difference. Soon, I’ll be trying to dev in coffee, to see how that works out, and there’s no published dev time for Neopan in coffee, that I’m aware of :)
When you work out the develop time Neopan let me know, i just brought some washing soda. I’m not game to try in on film yet, was going to use it on some contact prints.
:) I’ve got a well-expired slide film that I’m using for my first test (it’s effectively BW neg until the bleach etc); just need to get the soda. It seems to be that you just develop for about 30 minutes, but it’s the mix of soda & coffee that’s the important thing. To add to the confusion, I’ll be using saved coffee grounds, and hope there’s enough caffeine still in there to do the trick! I’ll keep you posted.
Shane, did you try the coffee dev yet? I’ve just posted thisNeopan later…
I did try, but made it pretty hot to let the mixture dissolve, trouble was then it took so long to cool down the “developer” didn’t work, I never read the part you need to use it with-in 30min or so. Have not tried it since. Your attempt was quite good, maybe time to try again.
Bummer. If you want to make sure it’s all dissolved, just use a small amount of hot water, then top up with cold. Mind you, it should dissolve OK in cold anyway. Looks like I’m out of BW film, and can’t buy it locally, so it might have to wait until I’m next in Bris. As before, I’ll keep you posted.
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