This is chromogenic Ilford XP2 (C-41 process).

Thing is–this was shot at ISO 200 (Native 400) and accidentally left in Rodinal 1:100 for nearly four hours!

Proof positive that stand development works wonders.  (I think……)


Dark and grungy…but I like ’em!  Decided to leave them in Sepia, rather than true B&W.

Anyhoo, been some time since I’ve posted, and I thought I’d let you know what we’ve been up to.

(Yup, not much has changed…)

Hope you’re all well, and still occasionally hanging about.

All the best,






















11 thoughts on “Encore?

  1. greg g49 says:

    The sepia and contrast play nicely off one another. I like them all, but have a definite favorite of this group. Can you guess?

    You’re right… if you thought the last one, Just something about the candid but quiet (for the moment, anyway) interaction.

    Glad you heard all the clapping, hootin’ & hollerin’ and came back out for a couple (or so) curtain calls. 🙂

    • mewanchuk says:

      Hi Greg,

      Great to see you back!

      In all honesty, the last one is not the one I would have picked for you, but I do like the capture.

      Rather than “curtain calls” I prefer to think of myself as that cat that just wouldn’t stay away…hoping to do a post now and again. It’s just too hard to quit cold turkey!

      All the best,

  2. Ondrej Caska says:

    Hi Mark,

    nice to see new photos on your web! I like the most the 3rd one – where your son is standing and you daughter is exploring the water 🙂 He looks like he is “framing” something – like he is photographing you, making a viewfinder from his hands :))) Nice composition. Also like the higher clarity of the photo.

  3. andygemmell says:

    Hey…nice surprise when checking in! Great choice leaving these in sepia. Love the 4 of J starting with on the floor boards. Like Greg also love the last one.

    Hope you guys are all well and enjoying the last 2 weeks of summer!!

  4. Karim D. Ghantous (@kdghantous) says:

    These look superb. So rich and deep – even a bit ‘nostalgic’ in a way. I’m learning a bit more about how b&w film responds to exposure and development ATM. These are good examples of what happens when development is stretched – the strong, but not stupid, contrast is an obvious side-effect (knowing what I know, now) of the longer development pulling the highlights further from the shadows.

    I’m filing this one for future use. 🙂

    P.S. I still haven’t done my first roll of film. Getting there, though!

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