Monochrome Monday… A tree shades the goal…

A tree shades the goal…A tree shades the goal…
Nikkormat FT2, NIKKOR-S.C 50mm f/1.4, 1/125, f16 – Ansco/Gaf Hypan 320 rated at ISO 200
Developed in Ilford Ilfotec DD-X at 1:4, 10 mins at 20°c.

A couple of years ago, as part of the Emulsive Secret Santa, I was sent a roll of 35mm film labelled ‘Hypan 320’ and I finally decided to shoot it on Expired Film Day last week.

I haven’t been able to find much out about this film other than it was likely to have been from a bulk roll of 1960s vintage, with the only exposure and developing advice I found suggesting exposing at ISO 200 and developing as per Ilford FP4 Plus and this is exactly what I did.

The development advice was spot on but the roll could’ve done with at least another stop of exposure… I’m pleased to get any image at all out of a roll of film so old though!

Digitised using Nikon D5500 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, pixl-latr and Negative Lab Pro plugin with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… Land Rover

Land RoverLand Rover
Nikon FE, Nikkor 50mm f/2, 1/250s, f8½ – Kentmere 400
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 11½ mins at 20°c.

This Land Rover Discovery has been in bits for a few months now and I’d been meaning to photograph it for a while, finally doing so a couple of days before the Coronavirus lockdown began… It was also the last shot on a roll of Kentmere 400 film that I was testing a recently acquired Nikon FE with.

This is the first roll of Kentmere that I’ve developed in Ilford DDX and I rather like the results, much more contrast and seemingly finer grain than with my usual developer, Ilfosol 3.

Nikon COOLSCAN IV ED scan with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… Spiral staircase

Spiral staircase, New Year's Day 2020Spiral staircase, New Year’s Day 2020
Fujica GW690 – 1/30s, f4, – Kodak T-Max 400
Developed in Ilfosol 3 at 1:9, 6 mins at 20°c.

I’ve been developing film again… a roll of Kodak T-Max 400 that had been hanging around for a couple of weeks until I plucked up the courage to wrestle it into a developing tank (I find 120 film so much more fiddly to feed onto a spiral than 35mm).

I’m chuffed to bits with the results, especially considering the grotty weather the film was shot in on New Year’s Day!

Epson 4870 Photo scan with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.