A continuation of my recent series of twisted and gnarled trees in countryside fields. This is from the same day I was driving around with my 16 month son a couple of weeks back while there was a large bush fire off in the distance. I was basically just jumping out the car when I saw compositions I liked snapping and jumping back in and moving on before he got too frustrated with me/woke up from napping in the car.
I decided to develop some of the eleven c41 rolls I had saved up over the weekend. My last unicolor c41 kit had been punctured it seemed and the chems looked off. So I decided to try a home made kit from a Russian eBay seller I had purchased a couple of years ago. I developed 5 rolls and was reasonably happy it worked, however the rolls look quite dark, this and the scans do not look particularly exceptional.
I’ve been playing with some random old expired high speed pro films lately and just for shits and giggles I thought I’d get some fresh Kodak ultramax 800(well I bought it last year, but it’s 2017 dated) as comparative against some fresh generic high speed film of today. I also was putting rolls through the Minolta XG-M I had just finished fixing up at the time.
I was lucky enough to jag this bulk roll of Kodak Vericolor III type S for a song on the Bay the other week. It was that cheap that I thought it was worth a punt on seeing how it would go. The tin was still sealed within it’s original packaging box, which was a good sign for me, but it’s date of expiry was illegible, so who knows how old it was or how it was stored.
So on sunday I rolled up a couple of quick little test rolls and went out and took a few random snap shots through out the day. I rated it at box in my Minolta a7 and gave it a stop of exposure compensation, and I shot it at iso 80 through my Ricoh TLS Singlex, more because it does have exposure compensation. haha. Though I felt these shots came out slightly denser, I think 80 is now the films true speed.
Sooo, it was a pretty lazy arvo here in Clarko yesterday due to the weather, so since I’d burned 7 rolls of c41 in the past few weeks, I thought I’d mix up a new uni-color c41 kit and do some dev’ing.
I always enjoy dev’ing. Actually having to go through so much effort to get your images, that once it works it really makes you appreciate them . I always get mixed results with c41 developing, some of these rolls have come out nice and bright and some have the unusual blue hue I often get from dev’s in these uni-color kits, once I have finished these I think I will switch to trying a different c41 developer to see if I can garner better results. I have some interesting emulsions in this batch so stay tuned for some scans of Kodak supra 800 and Kodak high definition 400 amongst some others. I have a bunch of random emulsions that I am keen to get stuck into. A lot of these are just mainly general snapping or test rolls put through the cameras I have been fixing up lately. 🙂