After a string of uninspired shooting, technical failures, and equipment failures that I should have anticipated, I get a tiny bit of success. This spring I bought 100 ft of both tri-x and t-max 100, several years out of date, for less than $1 per 36 roll. i really didn't expect much. I shot samples, 6 shots per roll, of tri-x at iso 400 and 200, The 200, developed in TMAX, on the light box is fantastic - contrasty and sharp, almost grain-free! Beautiful stuff. It is so wonderful to find a little bit of success in a swamp of failure.
Gonna spool a bunch of that up and start testing the tmax 100. This has me thinking that I'm not a complete idiot and maybe I do sort of know what I'm doing.