Used plain old box speed for the 8x10, metered with a 30+ year old Sekonic L398 Studio Deluxe selenium incident, and developed per Ilford's recommended time/temp/agitation. The negatives came out perfect. Gotta' love Ilford.
"The richness of the experience that occurs when one is exposed tangibly to a subject, material, or process is unmatchable in the abstract... Thus, when 'touch it,' 'taste it,' smell it' become the watchwords, the results are most often extraordinary. Equally extraordinary are the lengths to which people will go to avoid [that] experience."
— Tom Peters and Robert H. Waterman Jr., In Search of Excellence, 1982
I just developed my final roll of Kodak HIE, bought for a quid in Jessops in 2010, frozen for a year, thawed out when my freezer died and then refrigerated for a year, then spent a fortnight in my warm darkroom. I photographed buildings in my home town with my Yashica 635 in June/July 2012 using the panoramic setting. This was only the fourth time I've tried HIE. I exposed it through an orange filter and a meter set at EI100. The resulting negatives have a good dynamic range and most are acceptable, and I'm looking forward to printing them. That should give hope to those with some HIE still frozen - it's not as delicate as we thought.
I'm disappointed as there's a tramline right down the filmstrip! So I might have to turn to the dark side. Oh well, I'll try another roll.... oh wait I can't - Mama took my HIE away!
Worship the Mystery Chicken who died on the spit with relish. Ohhhmmmm.