Whooppee - it is here
However, I still grumped at Colin as it was the only parcel, I wanted four
Straight into the darkroom to open the parcel, done in the dark just to be safe - First I grabbed the treasure I was hoping for, something I avidly search for in every parcel from overseas, bits of foreign newspaper - Sadly the Missoula Independent has all the vivid writing and excitement of the Manjimup Bridgetown Times, even the supermarket adverts look the same, but they did in the Goteborgs Posten wrapped around a Sinar bed rail from Sweden months ago
In the gathering gloom I did a very rough and ready zone I test and three pics each at 25, 50 and 100asa developed in D76d - I used this as this is sitting there in deep tanks at the right temperature, each tank with its own little light flashing occasionally as the dev, stop and fix are kept at the right temperature 24 hours a day all year round - One of life's little darkroom luxuries
So far the film looks super-clean, but with a very sudden drop off below zone I into total clarity - The highlights, looked at wet, seemed to go on a nice long way with no sign of blocking or flaring - I will plot all this tomorrow after I have found the best dev' times for zone VIII and decided what to dev' it in - A densitometer being another of life's little darkroom luxuries
Anyway, I hope the next roll I order has more interesting newspaper, but in reality the days of parcels from USA being wrapped in the LA Free Times or the Village Voice are long gone
Last edited by John Austin; 05-11-2012 at 04:57 AM. Click to view previous post history.