Hello Everyone out there in Photography land
Well..the experiment has been completed and the film has been developed, fixed, dried and scanned 🙂
Before i show you the results, let me tell you a little bit of the procedure i went through.
So i had first heard about this tactic through a bored night in some Flickr discussion forums.
Everyone had a routine and posted some pretty good results, so i immediately wanted to take a crack at it.
If you haven’t yet read my previous post about this project, here’s the LINK
By using the link i shared in my previous post which suggested using the development time for HP5+ when developing all C-41 type films in Black and White Developer, i first got my temp and time as if i was using XTOL 1:1.
So if i was doing a regular development for Ilford HP5+ with XTOL 1:1, my development time would be 12 minutes at 68 Fahrenheit.
You can see where i got these figures here: Film Developing Time
I did a prewash of the roll once i got it in the tank with room temperature water for about a minute and a half with about 2 seconds of agitation towards the end.
I noticed a purple-ish color to the water that i poured out of the tank as well, i believe this is normal as there are more chemicals on color film than black and white.
So then i went through the (MY) regular routine:
Poured in my developer
Constant slow agitation the first minute
Slow agitation for 10 seconds at the beginning of every following minute.
Remember also, i had to do this for 12 minutes as per the chart
After that was done, i poured in regular tap water that i use as my Stop Bath
Constant agitation for 30 seconds, then pour out
Then it was time for the Fixing:
8 minutes all together, Constant agitation the first minute, 10 seconds at the beginning of each following minute UNTIL i got to the 5th minute.
I let the Fixer work it’s magic with no agitation for the last 3 minutes
After that, removed my Fixer (Kodak Rapid Fixer) and poured back into the container for reuse later on.
I did the washing and the drying which took about an hour and half total and AT LAST had my results.
Without further delay, here is what i received.
Keep in mind, this was an experiment and some of these pictures aren’t my personal best..but check it out!
I’d like to give a quick shoutout to Bellamy Hunt at JapanCameraHunter.com because without him i wouldn’t have decided to buy this Fujifilm Superia 400. I had been watching an interview of his where he stated how great this film really was..and it looks like it’s great when cross processed too!
I really love the way the shadows and the dark areas are represented in these photos, i believe the XTOL may have assisted in this area as well.
I have to admit i did not know the results would be this good.
It kind of makes me want to experiment a bit more and see how the results would be if i decided to PUSH the film as well to hmm..maybe let’s say..1600? 🙂
I think i might keep that project in my pocket for now 😉 while i work on some other things and continue to evolve as a photographer.
All shots were taken with my Leica M6 and Voigtlander 35mm F1.7 Ultron lens.
Hope everyone enjoyed the post and pics, feel free to comment below
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