9 thoughts on “The Last Hurrah – Part 0

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

    Love the first one! I think I’m almost able to recognize XX. πŸ˜‰

    I’m beginning to better understand b&w film – or rather, the developing. The films, I get. The developing is a bit obscure to me still, partly because I’m not practicing. πŸ˜› I note the rather unusually low ratio of Rodinal to water. What would happen with a stronger concentration? Or is the effect simply to change development time?

    • mewanchuk says:

      Thanks Karim!

      You are correct–more dilute solutions require longer development times for the same film in question. However, they also result in less grain, more resolution, and better gradients. (Incidentally, as do cooler temperatures).

      More concentrated solutions provide for faster development times, more contrast, and more perceived “sharpness”.

      Of course this is only relevant for one particular developer when compared to itself–Each particular developer will have its own set of characteristics regarding the parameters above. Furthermore, the concentration of one particular developer relative to another has no specific effect.

      All the best,

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