Overdeveloped or overexposed? Tri-x400/ D-76
Hello. Im quite new to developing myself and i cant get my head around this one!
I developed three rolls of tri x 400 yesterday. They came out really really bright!
Heres two examples (one from each roll, developed differently)
Im 99% sure my cameras expose right. Ive shot these pictures with two different Olympus Om2.
I did manage to "save" them by reducing light and contrast in the scanning process.
They look really bad and boring but i do get the details out? Isnt that a sign of overdeveloping. Shouldnt it be all burnt out if it was overexposed?
Now to my real question!
I developed two rolls in stock d76 solution for 6.45 seconds, stop for 1 min and 10 min of fix. I saw the big failure and did my next roll with 1:1 solution, exactly 21 celcius for 9 min (as the charts say). 1 min stop and again 10 min fix. Same bad result!!
Ive heard about bleaching the negs back and i am thinking of doing it at a photo shop to save my pictures but i really wanna develop by myself but i dont get what i do wrong here?
I use 1 bag of d76 (for one liter). Stir it in the right temperture in 800ml water, then the 200ml rest like it says. I use citrin stop diluted 1:19 as it says and Illford Rapid fixer diluted 1:4 as it says.
Hope someone can help me here!
Last edited by Joper08; 04-01-2012 at 12:54 PM. Click to view previous post history.