121018 HP5 Seattle R4M5011 328-EditIt is Tuesday, December the 18th. It is raining off and on with the temperatures in the 40’s. A perfect Seattle day. I have my Voigtlander R4M with me. The lens attached is the 7Artisans 50 1.1 lens. I have loaded the camera with Ilford HP5+ and pushed it 2 stops. I will develop the film in HC-110(1:15) for 5 minutes, 30 seconds when I get home. When shooting street I rarely use a rangefinder camera. For quick focus, I am much faster using a SLR camera, where manual focus is easy for me. Others have no problem using a rangefinder. I need to go out and practice and see what happens. I know it will take many days on the street to become proficient. I will try to maintain a shutter speed of 1/500th of a second and change the aperture accordingly. Some of my shots are taken of the backs of people and some of stationary objects. It helps me practice.

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3 Replies to “a challenging day.”

  1. I liked the series here. I wonder why the fourth image (walking young couple) looks somewhat different from the rest. Any idea?
    By the way, I am intrigued by the lower per film price of HC-110 (which is a bit difficult to get here). Do you think it can practically replace D76 (which is more expensive) or are there situations where someone should prefer one of them?

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  2. The walking couple are extremely backlit in this scene and I did not compensate the exposure to make them otherwise. I wanted some detail in the sky. I am still new to D76. It seems to be better for high-speed films but that may have to do with how one agitates. The developing times are shorter with HC-110 and sometimes I am a bit lazy. In other words, I am not an authority when it comes to developers. I started a year ago developing my own film and have a lot to learn.


    1. Oh yes, backlighting explains the look.
      I will be starting to develop my films soon. My first try will be with Ilfosol as I already have a bottle of it. I really like your decision to share details of your processing. Too much to learn!

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