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Zanskar – Zangla Aahe

A view from the old Zangla palace.  Shot with Mamiya RB67 + 65mm lens Fuji Acros 100 at 1/125 and f11. Developed using the ANSCO 125 formula (shown here: bjornburton.org/ansco.html.gz)  Water 375ml Metol 1.5g Sodium Sulfite 22g Hydroquinone 6g Sodium Carbonate 32.5g Potassium Bromide 1g Water to make 500ml 1 part developer + 1 part water, developed for 4 minutes plus*. * Added developer into tank and then started four-minute development. Agitations: first 30 seconds. 5 seconds every minute. Scanned with Epson V600

A view from the old Zangla palace.
Shot with Mamiya RB67 + 65mm lens
Fuji Acros 100 at 1/125 and f11.
Developed using the ANSCO 125 formula (shown here: bjornburton.org/ansco.html.gz)
Water 375ml
Metol 1.5g
Sodium Sulfite 22g
Hydroquinone 6g
Sodium Carbonate 32.5g
Potassium Bromide 1g
Water to make 500ml
1 part developer + 1 part water, developed for 4 minutes plus*.
* Added developer into tank and then started four-minute development.
Agitations: first 30 seconds. 5 seconds every minute.
Scanned with Epson V600


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Brew-haha: Mixing Chemistry (VitaminC – Metol)

Brew-haha: Mixing Chemistry (VitaminC - Metol)

Perhaps the cheapest developer one can make. All it takes is Sodium Carbonate (5g), Vitamin C (2g) and Metol (0.2g)… dissolved in that order, in 250ml of warm water. You then add enough water to make a 1L solution. That takes care of two 120 rolls.

How much does it cost? Around Rs. 5 in all for the entire solution, excluding water.
All thanks to this link: http://unblinkingeye.com/Articles/VitC/vitc.html
This photograph was shot on a Kodak Gold 100 colour film. Pentax K1000 + Rikenon 50mm f2

The solution ended up staying in the fridge for too long and appeared to be far colder than the thermometer said. So developed for 11 minutes. Normal agitation.

Big problem with anything to do with Vitamin C thus far is tablets need to be crushed. Which inevitably tend not to completely dissolve. If one can get hold of the powdered form of ascorbic acid, it will be better.

Grains look a bit weird. But it could be something to do with it being a colour film.

100% crop. Grains look a bit weird. But it could be something to do with it being a colour film.


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Brew-haha: Mixing Chemistry (Gevaert 212)

Brew-haha: Mixing Chemistry (Gevaert 212)

Digital Truth calls this mix the Gevaert 212. It seemed the easiest to make from the chemicals at hand.
More or less the measurements as given below:
http://www.digitaltruth.com/data/gevaert_g212.php

Film was Kodak Gold 100 (colour) 35mm.
Developed for 4 minutes. Agitate the entire first minute. Agitate thrice at regular intervals for 5 seconds, later.

Camera: Pentax k1000
Lens: Vivitar 28mm f2.8
Shutter: 1/15
Aperture: f2.8 (focussed on the flower)
Flower in focus at 100%