Homemade B&W - part 1/2

by Piotr Matura November. 11, 2019 210 views

Continuing my mini-series about developing B&W film: I wrote about shopping, then some thoughts right after developing for the first time... now it is time to show the actual results!

Last night I worked on two test rolls I "prepared". One was shot somewhere in July this summer, but for the first developing I wanted a "fresh" one, so over last few days I shot through another one. Both were Fomapan 200 stock and both developed correctly, to my great satisfaction.

I captured some frames at home and near my work, but the most part was capture yesterday morning. I went for a walk right after dawn to nearby forest and fields, hoping to capture some early light and maybe a thin fog that was still hanging.

It was incredibly satisfying to take film from developing tank and see revealed images. Maybe they aren't perfect, there are some scratches, waters stains or dust, but there is also something special about them, and the whole process, too.

I have chemicals and film supply for 10 rolls, but I already know it won't stop there. There are so many possibilities to check and try that I can do it for months and years.

Next time I'll share photos from the second roll I mentioned. Probably tomorrow or the day after tomorrow.

And next... some photos from this Summer trip to Berlin, from another two rolls, developed tonight ;)

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Russell Smith 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Awesome job with these :)

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Piotr Matura Replied to Russell Smith 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much, Russell! It is great to hear such praise smile

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Berckmans Peter 11 months, 2 weeks ago

You nailed it, the results are very good.

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Piotr Matura Replied to Berckmans Peter 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Peter! I'm glad to hear that. I'm happy with the results and going to experiment more wink

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