E6 marathon part 1 happened today - 12 rolls developed, all look good. A bit rusty with the process at first, but it all came back and Matt’s now confident (I hope) with running it himself - good as he’s still got about 15 more rolls to get through. My old set of 3E6 chemicals look pretty unhappy, hopefully we’ll get a few more rolls out of this lot (I did a total of 25 using 3/5ths of the chemicals, so about £2 a roll plus my time - but I consider it a leisure activity ;-) ).
So now begins the scanning…
E6 chemicals purchased, darkroom session coming up. It’s been too long since I shot or developed any film!
Hello! Where have you all come from?
I’m still out here - starting to get a bit homesick, I think it was driving 500 miles through dusty Nevada desert yesterday that did it (Cedar City, Utah to Reno via the Extraterrestrial Highway). Still, the day before I drove through some incredible scenery - southern Utah is quite incredible in that respect, calling in at Kodachrome Basin State Park as the sun set.
Here are a few digital images - I’ve shot some film, but not as much as I expected. Pretty much straight from the camera, with a little curves tweaking, I’ve learned that using a polarizer and winding up the in-camera saturation and contrast settings makes for digital images that are (shock horror) not too displeasing.
Every time I look through my Pentax 645 I remember why I love it, however…
Grand Canyon Sunset.
En route to Monument Valley.
The beginning of the Extraterrestrial Highway.