Pyrocat HD – A New Chapter

For over a year now there have been two developers that I have desperately wanted to try. Pyrocat HD and Diafine. Pyrocat HD for the detail it provides, and Diafine for supreme tonality range and long shelf life. Recently I was lucky enough to get a 1-liter kit of Pyrocat HD. So far I have... Continue Reading →

A Short Walk With HP5

I took a short walk with my YashichaMAT 124G at one of our local nature preserves last Sunday. Loaded up with Ilford HP5+ and a desire to work on my metering. Development was in my now trusted and favorite developer, replenished D23. The more I use this developer the more it gets "seasoned" the better... Continue Reading →

One Camera, One Lens, Roll #2

Roll 2 from my One Camera, One Lens project found me back in my "old stomping grounds" of macro photography. Something I seemed to have inexplicably gotten away from but have been sorely missing. Last week saw me wondering what to shoot for my second roll only to come up empty handed. The weather playing... Continue Reading →

D-23 and Me

I have reached a milestone. From the raw chemical components I mixed my own developer and successfully developed a roll of film with said developer. And I couldn't be more pleased with the result. YashicaMAT 124G | Fomapan 100 | D-23 Mixing the developer was much easier than I had imagined. Somehow, in the back... Continue Reading →

Reflected Tree

Every year since my return to film three years ago I have done my best to focus on one specific emulsion. I did this mainly in order to learn what that film can and can't do. The first year was Ilford HP5+, the second year (last year) was Kentmere 400. This year I decided to... Continue Reading →

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