When I came home from work this evening the sun was shining. Yeah, past weekend was one hour shorter so when I leave home in the morning it is pitch black.
I felt like I wanted to make some photographs so I loaded my Nikon F100, the faulty one who only takes Nikon G-lenses and loaded it with an Ilford HP5 Plus and cranked it up to 1600 ASA. A red filter was screwed on the 24-120mm lens and off I went.
Back home I developed the film for 10′ and the negatives came out pretty fine.
I did a few scans but gave up quickly. The Minolta Dimage 5400 is sadly dying very slowely. I am experiencing focusing issues. The preview is okay but then the final scan is completely out of focus. When I choose a manual focusing point the scan is okay and the next one too but sometimes not.
Little A. has been ill all weekend and Sweetheart too so these past few days I have lived in a bacterial warfare environment. The bugs are getting to me too but fortunately tomorrow is my last day at work. Yet I decided to turn in early as I feel rather tired and cold.
I love the gritty look of the 2+ stop pushed Ilford HP5 Plus and yes, I am aware the subject chosen may not be ideal.
By the way, it has been since high school, back in the late seventies when I pushed film. I loved discovering the boundaries and I remember spending many extra hours in the school’s darkroom.