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    1. Thank you!

      This was only the second roll of HP5 I have developed with Photographer’s Formulary FA-1027. I wrote a little more about this developer it in an earlier post “Slippery Slope Averted” and a lot more about my developing process in some earlier posts. This time I deliberately chose a very high contrast subject, Briefly, the process this time was:

      – Mix FA-1027 with distilled water to make 250ml of working solution at a ratio of (1+14) at room temperature.

      – Measure the temperature of the developer and determine the developing time based on correcting the manufacturer’s time for 68ºF for the actual temperature, i.e., determine the “recommended” developing time. (In this instance it was 7.5 minutes at 71.5ºF.)

      – Pour the developer into the tank and invert gently 10 times (about 30 seconds). Gently invert the tank four times at one minute intervals for the remaining developing time.

      – Pour out the developer and pour in 250ml of distilled water as a stop bath. Gently invert the tank continuously for 30 seconds.

      – Pour out the water and pour in 250ml of Ilford Rapid Fixer diluted 1+4. Gently invert the tank 10 times (about 30 seconds). Gently invert the tank four times at one minute intervals for the remainder of the 3 minute fixing time.

      – Pour the fixer back into the bottle for reuse. Pour in 250ml of distilled water. Gently invert the tank five times.

      – Pour out the water. Pour in 250ml more of distilled water. Gently invert the tank ten times.

      – Pour out the water. Pour in 250ml more of distilled water. Gently invert the tank twenty times.

      – Pour out the water. Remove the film from the tank, Hold the two ends of the film and snap sharply to remove most of the water. Turn the film over and repeat. DO NOT SQUEEGEE OR OTHERWISE WIPE THE NEGATIVES. Hang the film to dry in a dust free location.

      Setting my meter to box speed (ISO 400) I measured the scene to try to get some detail in the window frame but go solid black in the shadows, hoping for the best with the scene outside. I took three pictures at the measured exposure, at minus 1, and at plus 1. The version here was at minus 1.

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