Tag: HC-110

Arch Reflections

Last weekend my eye was caught by the reflections at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto.

Rolleiflex 3.5E3 (Xenotar lens)
Ilford HP5+, developed in H-110 Dilution B

Toronto Harbor Commisson

On Saturday morning the light was bright and sunny, and my eye was caught by the Toronto Harbor Commission building. I like the way the sun was hitting this proud old building, surrounded by modern steel and glass.


Rolleiflex 3.5E3 (Xenotar lens)
Ilford HP5+ film developed in HC-110, Dilution H

Only in Colour

Today I’m posting one more image from Bluffer’s Beach on January 1st, 2017. It was originally shot in black and white (the only film I had with me), but the image really didn’t work that way, so I added so hand tinting with pencil crayons to a inkjet print.


Nikon F2, 28mm/2.8 Nikkor lens
JCH StreetPan 400 @ E.I. 320
developed in HC-110 dilution B for 5 minutes @ 20 C
Hand-tinted print

Another Gazebo shot

Yes, I like shooting gazebos! They have such an interesting geometry about them that I can’t resist, and there is no 12 step program for this particular architectural fetish 🙂

I’m also spending more time shooting large format, and enjoying the slower, more thoughtful process.

Kew Gardens Gazebo, Toronto

4×5 Speed Graphic, 127mm/4.7 Ektar lens.
FP4+ developed in HC-110 Dilution B, 7 minutes @ 20 C

Hybrid Happenstance

I continue to work a lot with Ilford SFX Infrared film, as I love what it does with people’s skin. I used it last Wednesday for a shoot with a lovely young model. Although this film’s nominal speed is ISO 200, I normally shoot it at ISO 25, because of the red filter (25R) I use to accentuate the effect. This time out though, I had a senior’s moment and shot it at 100, 2 stops underexposed. After thoroughly cursing my own carelessness, I looked online for the best way to process the film to salvage something, and ended up developing it in HC-110 developer for 19 minutes, to give a two stop push. The results are amazing! The glow and grain really work well together! I’ll have to try to screw up more often!

For the the image below I took a hybrid approach, using Nik Silver Efex Pro on the negative scan to accentuate the graininess and texture.

Infrared portrait