Simple Tools

Three rolls Tri-X, Rodinal 1+50, 13 minutes.

So after much anxiety in the end it'll be the DSLR with a minimal complement of lenses and a film rangefinder loaded with Tri-X for this trip — enough is enough (besides, Courtney will bring her camera, and we have the DVcam). Using the Contax over the weekend reminded me just how much more fluid and easy it is to handle than the digital. It also hammered home to me just how crudely abstract Tri-X and Rodinal can feel after many weeks of smooth, digital color. Which is a good thing.

Off to Florida and the Caribbean for a week, then — we leave the house and web in the able hands of the fantastic Elke.

Comments on "Simple Tools"

April 15, 2004 03:54 AM

From 12.5 to 13 minutes in 3 days :) Is there a reason for the longer development time?! I mostly develop 11 minutes for Tri-X in Rodinal (1:50), I didn't try longer development times.

Elke Sisco
April 16, 2004 05:22 PM

Actually, it's all in the claws of the lovely Ms. Sparx. :^)

April 29, 2004 08:59 PM

Actually the time shift was due to temperature change... winging it really, but I like the contrastier look of slight over-development in Rodinal.


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