Alkali

M3.jpg

A
M3.jpg

  • 0
  • 1
  • 73
Guitar Village

A
Guitar Village

  • 5
  • 1
  • 183
Beach Barista

A
Beach Barista

  • 2
  • 2
  • 274
In the Old Town

A
In the Old Town

  • 3
  • 2
  • 267
The Longest Day

H
The Longest Day

  • 0
  • 0
  • 209

Forum statistics

Threads
177,889
Messages
2,442,476
Members
94,346
Latest member
mr_kiwis
Recent bookmarks
0

modafoto

Subscriber
Joined
Oct 17, 2003
Messages
2,101
Location
Århus, Denma
Shooter
Medium Format
hi

In a thread (I do not remember if it was here or another place) I saw someone mentioning that you theoretically could use any alkali fluid to develop in...
I tried it.

1) I took a Kodak Tri-X (because of it's forgiving nature :smile: )
2) I developed it in the stuff you use to clean the drain in your sink and diluted it to suiting dilution.
3) I developed for 7 minutes. Stop bath and fixer as normally.

A quite funny thing to try out. A bit contrasty but that I'll correct next time.

Greetings Morten (who now cleans the drain with Rodinal)
 

Ole

Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Sep 9, 2002
Messages
9,250
Location
Bergen, Norway
Shooter
Large Format
Morten, that could have been me - and it would have been here.

If so, you missed the bit about "weak reducing agent"... It is normally necessary to add some kind of brown sludge to the alkali: Coffee, bog water, pyro or similar.

If you really got a film developed in dilute Plumbo (=Drano), I fear your tap water may be undrinkable...
 
OP
OP
modafoto

modafoto

Subscriber
Joined
Oct 17, 2003
Messages
2,101
Location
Århus, Denma
Shooter
Medium Format
Ole said:
If you really got a film developed in dilute Plumbo (=Drano), I fear your tap water may be undrinkable...

Hmmm....it was quite contrasty, and the dilution was 1:400
 

Timothy

Subscriber
Joined
Dec 25, 2003
Messages
217
Location
Winnipeg
Shooter
4x5 Format
Fer what its worth:
A couple of years ago, some student from the photography program at nearby Humber College, here in Toronto, got a front page headline by developing a roll of film in water taken directly from Lake Ontario :smile:

Tim
 

brimc76

Member
Joined
Feb 4, 2003
Messages
416
Location
Uxbridge On.
Shooter
Multi Format
I remember that headline Tim but wasn't it over a extremely long developing time?
 

Tom Hoskinson

Member
Joined
Mar 7, 2004
Messages
3,874
Location
Southern Cal
Shooter
Multi Format
modafoto said:
Hmmm....it was quite contrasty, and the dilution was 1:400

Do you, by any chance, have industrial waste or wastewater runoff that is getting into your local water supply?

Based on your test results; Whatever you do Morten - DON'T DRINK THE WATER!
 
Photrio.com contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.
To read our full affiliate disclosure statement please click Here.

PHOTRIO PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Ilford ADOX Freestyle Photographic Stearman Press Weldon Color Lab
Top Bottom