happy halloween

A blast from the past, some spooky stuff. Carlsbad caverns in 2015.

More than anything, this was an experiment to see if Delta 3200 could do it. It kinda could.

a black and white photo of the carlsbad caverns

Nikon F5, 35-70mm f/2.8AF
Ilford Delta 3200, pushed 1 stop*
Processed and scanned by The Darkroom

*Let me head you freaks off at the pass. Yeah, we knowww, Delta 3200 has a true ISO rating of 1000…blah blah blah…I metered at 6400 and told the lab to push it one stop. It’s. That. Simple.

Serious note: shoot the stuff at 800 if ya can. Great for indoor portraits.

tv tower (two of two)

The last of the climbing.

Finally some CatLABS 80 results that I like. This stuff is less contrasty than Acros; it seems to go from black to white more smoothly.

Developing with D-76 is definitely the way to go (over my usual dirty-Diafine). I followed their recipe, used D-76 stock solution for 9 1/2 minutes.

Bronica ETRSi, Zenzanon PE 75mm f2.8
CatLABS X FILM 80 and Kodak D-76
Epson V550