Developing Tips - Overexposed or overdeveloped
Been lurking for a while but have some questions on my own in regards to developing.
As some background information, I'm shooting with a Leica M6 & ZM Planar with Tri-X at EI400. I'm developing in Xtol 1:1 for 9mins at 20C.
I seem to be getting mixed results with my negatives and I'm not sure whether it's my exposure or development. I've attached some examples below:
This image I really like.
The two images below seem very contrasty to me.
This image is with a different camera (Olympus MJU) but developed the same.
They seem to lack tonal range and be very contrasty. From the examples given above, do you think I have exposure or development issues? Or am I totally over analysing my work?
Not entirely sure what to try next. I only shoot a roll a week, so it's quite hard to experiment.
Thoughts and comments appreciated. Thanks!