Goliath lies ready and waiting for its next job.
It’s been a couple of weeks since I last saw him. However he is still there and by the looks of him has been there for some time.
T-Max 100asa which had expires in 1997. Exposed at 50 ASA and stand developed in Caffenol C L for 1 hour and 10 mins at 20˙C(What can I say I’m lazy and wanted to watch the Giro d’Italia at the same time:0). Gentle inversions for the first minute and then three at the half way point.
I used the following recipe:
500 ml Water
8g Washing Soda (Stabil from Menu)
5 g Vitamin C (Santa Maria )
20g Instant coffee (First Price gut rot)
0,5 g KBr Pottasium Bromide (Silverprint UK)
Here is another Dandelion. Because of the breeze I found one low to the ground and used my prone body as a windbreak. I must say that Adox CMS 20 is worth the effort. The negatives are practically grainless. I must say that my ASA dial on my Hasselblad has never been to such a low value before. In fact it’s the slowest film I’ve ever used. Other than that it’s just a normal process with a couple of things that are different.
1. I had to use a proper stop solution (Ilfostop).
2. You fix the film for only 30 seconds. I felt like I just poured in my T-max fixer and poured it out again.
Other than that everything else was the same as usual. I think that given an even better scanner than my V700 I could squeeze even more from these negs. But you have to use what you have. I have printed this shot for framing and it looks great so all in all I’m very pleased with this film. There will be other shots using this film very soon. But until then you can enjoy this one and the last two.
Taraxacum officinale, or the common dandelion to us less proficient in Latin. Here with a visiting insect.
Hasselblad 203 FE
Carl Zeiss 80mm F/2.8 FE on E56 extension tube
Adox CMS 20 at 12 ASA.
Developed in Adotech II for 8.5 mins at 20˙C Stopped with Ilfostop and fixed with T-max fixer for 30 seconds.
Scanned with Epson V700
A little change of pace:
Adox CMS 20 first try. 120 roll film exposed at 12 ASA. This exposure was 1.5 seconds. Taken on my Hasselblad 203 FE with a Carl Zeiss 80mm FE on E56 extension tube.
Developed in Adotech II mixed at 1+29 = 500ml=17+483 ml for 8.5 mins at 20˙C .
Stopped with Ilfostop for 1 min and fixed with T-max fixer for 30 seconds.Wash as normal 10 mins.
Scanned using my V700 and betterscanning.com holder and Silverfast SW
WWPHD was a wonderful sunny one. I was down to 6-7 second exposure for this shot. I must learn to tilt the camera up a bit as I cut the top of the bridge and have a little to much foreground. But it’s pinhole so you live and learn to put up with small framing mistakes.
Film: Kodak T-Max 120 roll film 100 ASA
Dev: Adox Adonal 1:100 stand developed for 60mins at 20˙C Inversions for the first minute and 3 at the half way point.
Scan: Epson V700 using Silverfast SW and a Betterscanning .com Holder with anti-newton glass