Tag: Pyrocat HD

Swan By the Water

Early morning by the water in the Beaches recently. A few swans have taken up residence.

Hasselblad 500CM, 80mm/f2.8 Zeiss Planar lens
Ultrafine Extreme 400 @ EI 200
developed in Pyrocat-HD developer


Telephoto in Ashbridges Bay

I need to use my Sonnar 250mm/f5.6 lens on my Hasselblad more often. It performs very well wide open, and makes handheld shots practical.   Hasselblad 500CM, 250mm/f5.6 Zeiss Sonnar lens with orange filter Ilford HP5 Plus film, developed in Pyrocat HD

An Adventure

So on Saturday I thought I had a roll of Kodak Tmax 100 loaded in my Rolleiflex. I was shooting it at EI 50 to try a technique I had heard about. When I finished the roll and unloaded the camera I found to my horror that it had been a roll of Tmax 400, thus I had overexposed by 3 stops. I did some research/guesswork, and tried developing it in Pyrocat HD developer for 10 minutes and I got very usable negatives. When I mixed up the Pyrocat HD solution it turned bright green, which I have not seen before, but it still worked!

Near the Water

A Lonely Stone

I was at the St. James Cemetery this past Sunday morning, testing out a Zorki 4 (a Soviet era rangefinder) with an Industar-22 lens. The cemetery is a mature one, fairly full, but there is this one stone alone, isolated. I wonder why?

Lonely gravestone


Zorki 4, Industar-22 50mm/3.5 lens
Svema Foto 200 film, developed in Pyrocat-HD,
1+1+100, 16 minutes @ 20 C