Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson
I have seen the biggest difference in the highlights when I agitate more or less in Bath A. Very little change seems to occur when I agitate more or less in Bath B.
Of course this is to be expected, Thornton's being more of an afterbath type of developer than a true two bath developer (a true two bath developer being one in which almost all of the development takes place in the second bath.)
This is why I am planning on testing the N- version (7g of Sodium Metaborate in Bath B instead of 12g) with reduced agitation in bath A as well. Maybe once a minute instead of every 30s. Of course I will work through those variables one at a time.
So far I have found I get nice, very printable results with my N process from a moderate N+ through a moderate N- scene. (I should add that I have been bracketing one way. An exposure at what I think is best and then an exposure one stop below that. I was doing a third exposure one stop above metered at first but found that was never the exposure that printed best. I should also add that I tend to expose generously in the first place.)
Last edited by Shawn Dougherty; 08-19-2013 at 10:09 PM. Click to view previous post history.