Crossed leaves

Posted as-is from a drugstore scan (1500×1000 pixels) of cross-processed Ektachrome GX film. The scans were mostly blown out, but I liked the look. They say that Kodak film works “best” at cross-processing. I have a lot of 120-format Provia lying around, so it might be time to test that hypothesis. I shot this at…

Wheel of Light

I’ve felt a bit uninspired lately, so I decided to kick-start what’s left of my artistic brain by giving myself a project. For about a week, I carried around a deliberately limited rig (the Nikon FG loaded with a single roll of ultra-slow Efke 25, mounted with a slow and somewhat unsharp Sigma wide-angle zoom).…

“Instant MYTOL” results

I’ve developed several rolls of Fomapan 200 in “Instant MYTOL” (see EasyFilmDevelopers) and the results so far are great. It’s a tad inconvenient to mix, but I’m going to work on combining some of the active ingredients into a stock syrup. Here are some recent “Instant MYTOL” images:

A fast and simple XTOL clone?

The developer known as MYTOL is described elsewhere on this site. It’s a homebrew formula that has been around for quite some time (it is in the first edition of the Film Developing Cookbook) and is meant to be used like XTOL. In my experience, it does indeed work just like XTOL — including the…

D-76H

D-76H is a hydroquinone-free variant of D-76 (the most commonly used film developer out there). Leaving out the hydroquinone is a good thing, as it isn’t the healthiest stuff around (it is a suspected carcinogen). Re-usability is said to be inferior to D-76, but it keeps longer without pH increases, and is easy to mix.…

Pyrocat-MC Experiences

I mixed up 100 ml of Pyrocat-MC (1/10th of the normal recipe) following Pat Gainer’s instructions, as described in my Pyrocat-MC article. My results so far are best described as mixed. I’ve developed a couple of rolls of 35mm FP4 Plus and two rolls of 120-format Arista.EDU Ultra 200 (Fomapan 200), and while I was…

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