Overexposed tri-x

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  1. m_liddell

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    I have a roll of tri-x I've shot at 400, most of the roll is street photography taken on a really overcast day. 2 frames I took of a friend of mine (wearing a white dress) and accidentally shot 3 stops overexposed, these which are likely to be the best on the roll and possibly unrepeatable, so I'm not sure how to develop.

    I normally dev tri-x in XTOL but I was thinking of using pyrocat on this film to hold the highlights from the overexposed frames. Pyrocat and low contrast scenes are not a good combo so this might render the street shots unprintable. Any advice?
     
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    Three stops overexposure calls for stand development...
    One hour in Pyrocat HD 2:2:100 works for me...
     
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    Do you do any agitation at all at the beginning of the process?
     
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    Yes, I agitate the first minute.
     
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    Tri-X in XTOL has a long straight line that can handle your 3 stop overexposure with normal results. You don't HAVE to do anything different.

    The danger in trying a new developer is trying to 'out think yourself'.

    I would use the suggested Kodak development time for EI 100. Diluting 1:1, 68 degrees, 6 3/4 minutes. Printing on a #2 will probably work out fine.