(I mean, sometimes they are…)
One of my favourite portraits of late.
Incidentally, I should point out that I am seeing –ZERO– difference between the “amateur/home” three-step colour development kits (developer-blix-stabilizer) and the four step “hoighty-toighty” kits (developer-bleach-fixer-stabilizer). Furthermore, I actually haven’t been using inversions for years–agitations are just fine, no matter what you read.
Finally, you don’t need to agitate the Blix every 30 seconds…15 agitations every for the first part of every minute are sufficient.
I have updated my “Colour Development Guide” to reflect the reality of my process.
I have said it before, and I’ll say it again: If you can develop B&W, you can develop colour…as long as you have a reliable method for precise temperature control.