Critique Welcomed Portrait Of A Lamppost On Grass

Discussion in 'Landscape and Architecture' started by Brian Moore, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. Brian Moore

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  2. Steve Boykin

    Steve Boykin Well-Known Member

    That is a nice composition. Have you tried using D76?
     
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  3. Brian Moore

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    Thank you. No,...I've never used D76. Rodinal, which I use predominantly (although I have had the occasional foray into Cafenol a while back and more recently Cinestill Monobath) is simple, cheap and long lasting. It's simple because its a "one shot" developer. The concentrate lasts an eternity. Thanks again, Steve.
     
  4. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Nice comparison of shadows too, between pole and building behind it. Works for me.
     
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  5. Brian Moore

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    Thank you Rob.
     
  6. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Love it, and the title. The grass has clearly blown its mind!
     
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  7. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks Pete. Its blown mind attracted me.
     
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  8. Steve Boykin

    Steve Boykin Well-Known Member

    That Monobath looks interesting. How is it working out?
     
  9. Pete Askew

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  10. Steve Boykin

    Steve Boykin Well-Known Member

    I am probably going to give it a try. I 'm normally a D76 kind of guy.... I shoot Pan F, Tri-x, and 3200 Delta. I saw they have all of thos on their chart. On a positive not I finally unpacked that Epson V800 printer. It sat in the box on my floor for 3+ months. Now I need to plug it in. I am having such a hard time with Capture One that I am going to hold off on the scanning until I can at least work with it.
     
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  11. Brian Moore

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    It's very convenient and cuts processing time substantially if you're limiting yourself to two rolls (of 35mm) or 1 roll (120) per processing batch. Normally I process 5 or 3 per batch in the bigger can but there's not enough solution in the Cinestill bottle to cover the film in the bigger can. (Actually, now that I think about it, that's an assumption; I never actually checked the volume in the Cinestill bottle compared to the can recommendations.) So the time saved overall isn't as great for me. Still,...it IS convenient to have all the chemicals in a single bath. And it is water soluble so washing the film is a breeze. It has a shelf life, however: two months once its been opened (or 1 year unopened) and they recommend you can get 16 rolls of 35mm processed with one bottle. That's a pretty good return for a $20 outlay. I've gone back to Rodinal, however. The shelf life, cost and convenience equation of the one-shot developer (Rodinal) just suits me better.

    Come to think of it, I wonder if a monobath such as Cinestill might work well for @Rob MacKillop, who I know doesn't get along well with conventional processing chemicals?
     

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