Errant sedentary traveler
after developing, scanning and processing the last two negatives.
I’ll try a semi semi stand tray development: 12 in 100 Rodinal starting at 20°’C, 1 hour development, 1 minute agitation at beginning, then at 20 and 40 minutes. I hope to get more contrasty negatives whilst still getting detail at the low end.
Is conceptual street photography an oxymoron?
5 photographs, one came good on first view. 2 are ok, no more. On one, the light was wrong, foreground tree should have been lit. On the other, f too small, leaves on first sight are a mess. No patterns. Visually confusing. What story is in there?
Development went wrong, too. Darkroom not dark enought (door). Sort it out. Perhaps to develop only 4 negs on one go… Do not expose for the shadows, aim higher.
Story… What is the story I am telling with a single image?
I think that I will go for standard development next time, exposure to get detail in the highlights.
On the plus side, I am getting the hang on loading the film holders.
All in all, in spite of the low yield, quite a good day.
Issues regarding spoilt negatives due to uneven development, as putting five negs in a rather small tray and left them for one hour and a half (semi stand development) didn’t, obviously, worked out. Going back to develop two at a time on standard time and dilution.