Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 71,499   Posts: 1,571,566   Online: 1155
      
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
  1. #1
    Matthew Wagg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Sandiacre, Nottinghamshire, UK
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    97

    Weird results from my film, maybe reticulation?

    Heya guys,
    So I had a shoot a week or so ago in some local woods with a friend. I used my OM2 and Ilford Pan 400, shot at box speed and souped in d76 1+1 @20c.

    As you can see from the shot here, they are a mite messed up. Is this reticulation.

    I had the dev, stop and fix all at 20c but the wash water was straight out the tap and that is the only thing that is different was that the tap wash was cold. The weird thing for me is the almost solarisation effect in part of the negative but not in others.

    Any ideas?

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Scan-130209-0002sm.jpg 
Views:	101 
Size:	151.6 KB 
ID:	64743
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Scan-130209-0001sm.jpg 
Views:	107 
Size:	134.4 KB 
ID:	64742

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Southern USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    4,060
    Reticulation has a very distinctive pattern which I don't see in your samples. Additionally reticulation would effect the entire negative and not be spotty as in the sample. A low alkalinity developer like D-76 would not soften the emulsion to allow this to happen. With modern emulsions it is very hard to produce unintentionally.

    Is there any milkiness in the negatives particularly toward the center which would indicate improper fixing?
    Last edited by Gerald C Koch; 02-24-2013 at 08:00 PM. Click to view previous post history.
    A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.

    ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    florida
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    1,179
    Images
    2
    Is that how the negative looks or is it an artifact from the scan?

    http://www.jeffreyglasser.com/

  4. #4
    Worker 11811's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,620
    I bet your fixer was weak and, when you pulled the film out at your usual time, the film wasn't completely fixed. When the light hit the incompletely fixed film, partial solarization (Sabbatier) occurred.
    Randy S.

    In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni.

    -----

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/randystankey/

  5. #5
    Photo Engineer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    23,372
    Images
    65
    Severely low contrast with streaks and blotches. Looks like bad fix and maybe foam in the developer along with some other problems.

    PE

  6. #6
    Alan W's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Tennessee
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    377
    Images
    61
    $20 on worker 11811.

  7. #7
    artonpaper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    325
    Images
    135
    I agree with worker 11811, weak or incomplete fix.

    Just for the record, I've reticulated Tri- X several times when, after processing at 68º all the way through, my wash water ran very hot. Some sheets showed complete reticulation pattern, others, only portions of the sheet were reticulated, perhaps owing to the sheets of film rising above the surface during the washing.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Portland, Oregon
    Posts
    1,344
    I've accidentally reticulated Tri-X sheet film a couple of times. PMK developer followed by cold wash water. The alkalinity of the developer may have something to do with it.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Peak District, Derbyshire, UK
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    295
    Another vote for fixing problems. Either exhausted fix, or not fixed long enough.

    Steve

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    North Yorkshire, England
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    724
    In case it is a fixer problem then simply dunk it in the fixer again for 3-4 mins, if it is inadequate fixing it should clear.. For solarisation to take place it has to go back into the developer BEFORE FIXING which is not what happened here.
    Reticulation will mainly be caused by going from one fluid - developer which is at a high temp into a much cooler temp fluid - fixer. Or vice versa. Modern emulsions are pretty well proof against that happening unless the temp extremes are well apart.
    Last edited by BMbikerider; 02-25-2013 at 05:37 AM. Click to view previous post history.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin