There is a strong trend within modern landscape photography to embellish, to fortify and to dramatize what is seen. It is the contemporary paradigm, a modern form of romanticism. Perhaps digital photography and post processing naturally leads to this.Continue reading
A diary note: Some say that you should stick to one film/developer combination for a few years to get to know their intricacies. I’m not in that camp, as I like to play. Most of the time I use Ilford FP4, HP5 or XP2 Super. I’m not too fussy because most of the work in rendering a nice picture is done in the darkroom. What motivates me most when taking a photograph is to position the exposure so that I end up with a range of printing options.
Today I looked at Silvermax with Rodinal diluted at 1:50 at 20C.Continue reading
Out with my Pinhole camera today in the slate mining areas of North Wales. It was a bright day so I decided to load the camera with Ilford Pan F 120.
On my return home I thought I would process the images in Rodinal 1:50. It has been a couple of years since I had used Rodinal, and in the past I have always used stand development.
Shock horror when I saw the results: