tonight i developed a c-41 roll for the first time ever. i had always heard people say developing color film is too complicated, but it’s not. i dared to try, mostly because going to walgreens and paying $6/roll for developing just wasn’t cutting it anymore. i wanted to cut down the costs. i love film but it doesn’t pay for itself if i only use it for personal work. so i purchased a c-41 kit and shot a test roll today, not giving much thought about what i was photographing, just in case i messed it all up and the roll turned out blank. but it didn’t!
the roll was mostly of my kids, no news there, but i’m choosing to share the other random stuff.
this curled up print in the holder is actually a test print from the darkroom that i just can’t through away even though it’s not perfect. it’s curled because fiber based paper curls a lot.
these bigger prints are also from the darkroom. i didn’t pay attention to the reflection on the frame but you have all seen that image on this blog before.
i own a few vintage cameras, all in working condition but sadly not enough loved lately. i’ll be forever thankful to this rolleicord for the introduction to medium format photography.
a little holiday flare….
canon a-1 | kodak gold 200