We hiked into the old abandoned cemetery under Norwich Bluffs in Ontonagon County. Kicked up five Ruffed Grouse on the way out. It is always a good spot to hunt them, but very thick and hard to get a shot off when they explode into flight in front of you. This is the spot where I ended up buggering up the viewfinder on the Polaroid SX-70, when it got caught on the netting on the exterior of my LowePro backpack. Two bits of advice to myself-slow down and pay attention. The Polaroid is much cheaper and faster to get repaired than a Rolleiflex. There are only (in my opinion) two highly qualified Rollei Technicians left in the USA and they both have waiting times (once they receive your TLR) of three to six months.
This is my first roll of Fomapan 100, which I developed in Rodinal. A less expensive film than Ilford which is made in Eastern Europe and also available in the USA. Many users in the black and white community on Flickr. I was quite happy with the outcome at 6.5 minutes of development (the Massive Development Chart says 8-9 minutes, but my times are always much less). I am going to test this in the Holga (which turned up in my desk somehow) in lieu of my normal Ilford Pan F 50 and see what one more stop (ASA 100) does.Experimenting with new film and developer combinations is fun and exciting, but I recommend that you have your standby films and developers that you can rely on, especially under conditions where they excel.
Trying new food recipes is exciting as well. I have been following a ketogenic diet plan, mixed with intermittent fasting (for me, fasting from ten at night until four the next afternoon. So in essence, an six hour window in which to take in my calories. I found the literature to be true-decreased appetite and easier weight loss than counting calories. I have also had it have a positive and noticeable impact on inflammatory processes, like sore joints and muscles. I also combine this with four tablespoons of apple cider vinegar daily, mixed in water and sweetened with one pack of Stevia. From Healthline:Some animal studies suggest that the acetic acid in apple cider vinegar may promote weight loss in several ways:
Lowers blood sugar levels: In one rat study, acetic acid improved the ability of the liver and muscles to take up sugar from the blood (3).
Improves metabolism: Another study in rats exposed to acetic acid showed an increase in the enzyme AMPK, which boosts fat burning and decreases fat and sugar production in the liver (4).
Reduces fat storage: Treating obese, diabetic rats with acetic acid or acetate protected them from weight gain and increased the expression of genes that reduced belly fatstorage and liver fat (5, 6).
Burns fat: A study in mice fed a high-fat diet supplemented with acetic acid found a significant increase in the genes responsible for fat burning, which led to less body fat buildup (7).