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    Amazing Discovery or OOOPS!

    I don't know if this belongs in the film and chemistry section, or in the hang my head and put my tail between my legs section. I thought that after being involved in photography for more years than I can count I had made all the mistakes possible, but no, I found a new one. I just developed (maybe "processed" is the correct word), 2 rolls of 120 FP4 in Pyrocat HD. I have been using Pyrocat for quite a while with wonderful results and great consistency. Well, to make a long story short if you use 2 parts of the "A" solution and 0 parts "B", you get nice clear negatives. Not exactly the effect I was after. Oh well, there's always tomorrow....

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    Maybe that is why its part a AND b! haha. We all make mistakes. Its okay. I think my biggest mistake was when I was first mixing Amidol...I used Sodium Sulfide, rather then Sodium Sulfite! MY WHOLE DARKROOM WAS A ROTTEN EGG! EWWW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by disfromage
    I don't know if this belongs in the film and chemistry section, or in the hang my head and put my tail between my legs section. I thought that after being involved in photography for more years than I can count I had made all the mistakes possible, but no, I found a new one. I just developed (maybe "processed" is the correct word), 2 rolls of 120 FP4 in Pyrocat HD. I have been using Pyrocat for quite a while with wonderful results and great consistency. Well, to make a long story short if you use 2 parts of the "A" solution and 0 parts "B", you get nice clear negatives. Not exactly the effect I was after. Oh well, there's always tomorrow....
    If it makes you feel any better I will confess that I have done this myself, and more than once. And once with a 12X20" negative.

    Life can really bite you on the butt sometimes!!

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    Sandy, I suddenly feel better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanking
    If it makes you feel any better I will confess that I have done this myself, and more than once. And once with a 12X20" negative.

    Life can really bite you on the butt sometimes!!

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    Now that had to hurt..
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    My Big Boo Boo

    Quote Originally Posted by disfromage
    I don't know if this belongs in the film and chemistry section, or in the hang my head and put my tail between my legs section. I thought that after being involved in photography for more years than I can count I had made all the mistakes possible, but no, I found a new one. I just developed (maybe "processed" is the correct word), 2 rolls of 120 FP4 in Pyrocat HD. I have been using Pyrocat for quite a while with wonderful results and great consistency. Well, to make a long story short if you use 2 parts of the "A" solution and 0 parts "B", you get nice clear negatives. Not exactly the effect I was after. Oh well, there's always tomorrow....
    [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]If you think that's bad, I can remember a time when I was out shooting on a cold winter morning. I was certain that I had some incredible shots on the rolls from that morning. I had not done any photography for a few months and I was rarin' to go. I loaded up the tank and just before pouring in the pre-soak, I got the feeling that I may not have loaded the reels correctly. So I opened up the tank and had a look. Everything looked fine so I closed the tank and commenced processing, thinking about the masterpieces that I had. I did not realise what I had done until I had a look at the film as I was removing it from the reel. Totally exposed film, and a whole morning's effort shot, as well as the time and chemicals wasted in the darkroom. Feel better now?

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    Zathras, that sounds like an excellent argument for never developing before coffee... Ouch!
    Photography has always fascinated me -- as a child, simply for the magic of capturing an image onto glossy paper with a little box, but as an adult because of the unique juxtaposition of science and art -- the physics of optics, the mechanics of the camera, the chemistry of film and developer, alongside the art in seeing, composing, exposing, processing and printing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disfromage
    I don't know if this belongs in the film and chemistry section, or in the hang my head and put my tail between my legs section. I thought that after being involved in photography for more years than I can count I had made all the mistakes possible, but no, I found a new one. I just developed (maybe "processed" is the correct word), 2 rolls of 120 FP4 in Pyrocat HD. I have been using Pyrocat for quite a while with wonderful results and great consistency. Well, to make a long story short if you use 2 parts of the "A" solution and 0 parts "B", you get nice clear negatives. Not exactly the effect I was after. Oh well, there's always tomorrow....
    I "feel your pain". Having botched my fair share of film developing by getting ahead of myself or just not paying attention, I can relate...

    I'll add that one to my list of mixtures that don't work, right after Microdol-X 1:3 when the "1" of stock isn't added to the "3" of water...
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    Ouch!

    Last fall: I had just finished dunking 10 sheets of Efke 25 in a Rodinal bath. I placed the lid back down and reached over to turn on the lights. When I turned around I realized that I had placed the lid down on the stop bath tank. After that, I made certain that the stop and fixer tank were at least 20 inches away from the the dev tank.

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