Hospital Day Eleven — Zero

October 20, 2016  •  14 Comments


My counts hit zero today, which was to be expected. I'm hanging in, a little tired, but still walking in circles. I'm a little over my daily goal of 10,000 steps for the day.

Susan and I were having an interesting discussion about reprocessing old raw files, finding photos that we had overlooked or simply forgot about, and then bringing them to life the other day. Today's photos are an interesting case in point. These photos are from a roll of B&W film given to me awhile back, but I couldn't process it myself. It's a B&W film designed for C-41 color negative processing. I shot the film, had it processed, the negs scanned to a CD, copied the images to my computer, and forgot about them.  I came across them this afternoon and noticed they had an interesting quality with the grainy, slightly muddy grays, and areas of contrasty blacks and whites punching through.







Lavinia Ross(non-registered)
Great Black & White photos, Tim. I love little Spunk having a good nap. It's been years since I manually processed any B&W film or made prints. I mainly worked with Kodak Technical Pan Film 2415. The film for electron microscopy was sheet film, and was Kodak, but don't remember the type except it had extended sensitivity at the short end of the spectrum. I'll have to scan in some old prints I still have and send them along to you.
T & L Photos
Thanks, Julie!
T & L Photos
Hi Susan! I use RC paper and photo-flo so the wash times are short and you don't use much water. There is a magic and art to developing and printing film that is very satisfying.
Thinking of you often Tim .. You will do this. And I love these film images!
Susan Hunter(non-registered)
Now I want to dig out some of my b & w negatives and get them scanned/processed so I can see the pictures I shot years ago. Every so often I look at the giant enlarger and the other equipment stashed in the bathroom closet and wonder what the heck to do with it. Regular processing and printing takes too much water to be feasible.
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