Back Modifications (0)
Views: 56 (27 Unique)  Award Shortlist   

Lincoln 10K

By WilliamRoar
After finishing the gigabitfilm (see post on my website) during the 10K last Sunday, l loaded a roll of Ilford FP4 into the Konica C35v.

The Konica C35v is a zone focus 35mm viewfinder camera, though it looks similar to a rangefinder. It is fully automatic and features a 38mm f/2.8 lens. This camera, manufactured in 1974 should use mercury 1.35v cell batteries. With a modern 1.5v battery of equivalent size, the meter is two thirds of a stop too high. This was easily corrected using the meter adjustment.

As it was only a 12exp roll, I had intentions not to waste ID11, but try Caffenol for the first time.

Caffenol is a homemade developer, usually made from Coffee, washing soda and vitamin C. There are many different variations, some to individual films. For this film, I used 4 tsp of coffee, 2.5 tsp of washing soda and 1g of ascorbic acid powder before topping it up to 300ml with water.

After brewing for two minutes, I poured it in and developed for 4:11 minutes at 33. They were then scanned using a Plustek OpticFilm 7400.

Tags: Film Rangefinder Viewfinder Coffee Black and white Ilford Fp4 Caffenol

Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here

This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.


DRicherby 9 269 725 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2012 10:46PM
Gosh, chemicals and stuff! Smile

I've no clue about any of that but I do think this is an excellent photograph. You've really caught the atmosphere and you can almost hear the crown cheering. Among all the chaos, runner number 1036 manages to be a clear subject but, at the same time, there's a huge amount of peripheral interest to keep the viewer busy.

If you want to add any "digital darkroom" processing, you could give this a bit of a curves lift, since the main area is quite dark. I'd also be tempted to crop a bit off the top -- maybe half the space above the lamp post? -- and a corresponding amount off the left-hand side because it looks a bit odd to have nearly all that tree on the right but just be missing the very top of it. Cropping a bit more of it away turns it into a deliberate compositional decision rather than a bit of an accident.

You have a great eye so I look forward to seeing more.


Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
1 Apr 2012 7:13AM
I can't add anything to the above!

You are far more knowledgeable then I in the photography side of things, so I'll just say..............good shot! Smile
paulbroad 10 123 1238 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2012 7:57AM
It is April first you know.

salopian Plus
6 3 27 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2012 10:40AM
I think you could have used decaffeinated coffee for slightly less contrastWink

DRicherby 9 269 725 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2012 11:46AM
paulbroad wrote:
> It is April first you know.

The photo was posted at 7:31pm on March 31st in the UK. And try googling for caffenol .


Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.