Colour film iso 200 ( pushed to iso 1600) developed in BW chemicals - my examples

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  1. Pawel Kwiecien

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    hi.

    I got few rolls of cheap Kodak color film for 1£ in one of Pound Land . As I never did that before, I developed it in BW chemistry , after I pushed the film from ISO 200 to ISO 1600. I used Kodak (Colourplus and Gold ) ISO 200 , Kodak D76 and Superfix Plus (Tetenal) rapid fixer. I developed the film as HP5+. I used 5mpix film scanner and ADOBE Lightroom for postprocessing. I'm aware that results are not perfect as a whole process is not :smile:. It was a nice and very educating experiment for me and I would recommend any greenhorn like me to try it... Some sample photos below..

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    Bloody hell, for a push that far on poundland film i am impressed with the tonal range. I have some D-76 mixed up as well might have to give this a go, excellent photos :smile:

    Out of interest what scanner do you use ? I'm in the market for one, taking photos of my negs with a homemade macro lens just isn't cutting it anymore
     
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    OK, let me put it right - Negative after developing was VERY dark so after scanning some of scans I had to really strongly process in LR - brightness, contrast , whole shebang :smile: - I would do that in real darkroom as well I suppose :smile: . I scanned with inexpensive ION film2SD negative scanner and I was really surprised how simple and satisfying whole process was for such a beginner like me :smile: . Resolution is not great but I suppose I can get a nice A4 size prints of it , which is fair enough for me ...
    I think if I will stick to pushing from ISO 200 to ISO 400 next time ( as the rule of the thumb is to develop it as a HP5+ ) , grain and tonal range should be better, what do you think ?

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    But why would you wish to do this? Is there not a better way of recording images at low level illumination?
     
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    Are you suggesting tripod and long exposure time ? Not for me I'm affraid... I suffer for advanced tripodophobia and I like to do photos on the street , off hand with high speed ISO . Beside it has to be developed as ISO 400 so I have to push it anyway...

    edit. my mistake - I don't have to push it to ISO 400 ( but I can- to get more speed ) but I just have to develop it as such :smile:.

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    Excellent photos! I'm really interested to try this now.