After weeks of being held indoors other than driving too or from a location, due to sub zero arctic conditions, tomorrow it will hit an unseasonable temp of 40F. I always chuckle because the downtown streets, in addition to places like Walmart will be sporting teenagers wearing shorts. Not this slightly old teenager (at heart).
I have become quite impressed with the results from "souping" Ilford Pan F (shot at ASA 50) in highly dilute (1:100) Rodinal for one hour without any agitation beyond the first thirty seconds (to get out air bubbles). This process, referred to as stand development, is known for producing negatives with high acutance (edge sharpness to the viewer). It has taken me some getting used to as most development for me has been minutes in length. With stand development it is easy to forget about it being in the developer and get involved in something else. Fortunately, the process is quite forgiving and a bit of over-development will not spell disaster. I have never found another developer, PMK included, which gives such pleasant results with Pan F. Old dogs can learn new tricks.
"The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep." Paul Strand