But I also have a nagging feeling that there is a way to get big grain that hasn't been brought up.
There must be a combination... All the things we try not to do because we want fine grain, do the opposite.
Rodinal doesn't claim to be a fine grain developer. (Neither does Dektol).
Fog the film. Overexpose it.
Maybe additional unusual processing steps like a desensitizer (*as I recall it will degrade the image but allow developing by inspection). Afterwards do an intensifier...
*I had read the paragraph in my reference book wrong, they weren't saying desensitizing degrades the image. Three sentences were strung together in an overview ... It was describing desensitization, intensification, reduction.
But this gives me an idea: Do both! Intensify and Reduce the negative. By the time you are done with it, the negative should be a wreck!
Last edited by Bill Burk; 01-02-2013 at 10:29 PM. Click to view previous post history.
Reason: trying to clarify what I meant