My First Developing Try + Colour from B&W

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  1. K_Pugh

    K_Pugh No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well this is the first time i've shot with B&W film, and the first time i've developed my own film. I didn't take too much care or time over the shots as i really just wanted to try developing and wasn't too sure if i'd mess it up anyway.. so here goes..

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    This photo was just a rough slap-together try from low resolution images to see how well the colour could come together. I'll scan high resolutions negatives later and do it properly.

    Basically 3 shots, each shot taken with a Red, Green and a Blue filter, then layered together in photoshop and colour added to the respective image.

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    Any comments very welcome, especially about the developing, does it look ok to yous? or anything i could look out for in future.

    Kev.
     
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    really like some pics, the developping (although i know nothing about film) looks good, it's given the photos a good effect/feel.

    lefty huh?
     
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    thanks..

    yeah lefty! nicely spotted.
     
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    I really like 6,7,11. awesome stuff I find developing my own b&w sooo fun
     
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    I'd say the negs came up perfect. What film and developer did you use? Scanner?

    I really like the waterfront shots. Kinda eerie with all that emptiness.
     
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    thanks for the comments.

    Film was Ilfords HP5, developer Ilfords Ilfosol S, stop was Ilfords Ilfostop, and the fixer was Ilfords Rapid Fixer.. didn't have any Photo-Flo so i just gave the last two rinses a rinse with distilled water.

    The scanner i used was the Epson Photo RX520, one of these all-in-one printers but the film scanner part seems pretty good. I just bumped the resolution up to 1200dpi.
     
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    I like number 7 and the developing looks perfect!
     
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    Number 6 is VERY cool.
     
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    tried a little PP on #7

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    Don't know if i like it more or not, maybe i do.

    And #3, too.

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    Surprised how much they can sharpen up, maybe can only get away with it because it's B&W and ISO400, so pretty grainy to start with.
     

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