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Woodside Barn

By WilliamRoar
Last week at the Outer Circle Rd Industrial Estate in Lincoln, I loaded a roll of Ilford FP4 into the Konica C35v, which I finished yesterday in Sudbrooke (TF045763).

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 ⅔ stop too high. This was easily corrected using the meter adjustment.

Caffenol is a homemade developer, usually made from instant 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 3500mg of ascorbic acid tablets before topping it up to 300ml with water. I then added 3 tsp of table salt as a reducing agent (to reduce background fog). After brewing for a couple of minutes, I poured it in and developed for 6:48 minutes at 27.They were later scanned using a Plustek OpticFilm 7400 at 3600 dpi. Photoshop work was minimal, consisting of spot removal and curves.

Tags: Film Architecture Coffee Decay Black and white Ilford Ivy Vines Fp4 Landscape and travel Caffenol

Voters: DonnaForrest, Jonny5874, KarenFB and 3 more


Jonny5874 10 14 5 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2012 11:37PM
Love this, great work! The slight depth of field works really well here and makes it a joy to study, especially as you've put a lot of work into it!

Awesome stuff!


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KarenFB Plus
13 5.3k 175 England
9 Apr 2012 7:45AM
A well seen image - I love neglected corners like this, you're never quite sure what you will find! There is so much to see in this photograph, well taken and processed.
jamestheboy 10 447 5 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2012 5:40PM
Very nice black and white photo

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