Debriefing 10 May sortie large format camera

PabloArchive, Diary, Photography

Mixed results.

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.

Further addition

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.