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Old 16th May 2020, 08:02 PM
Richard Gould Richard Gould is offline
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Jersey Channel Islands
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Originally Posted by John King View Post
I wrote an article which was printed in the AP about 25 years or even more ago where I described the effect of Rodinal developing a film at
1-50. I do remember for payment I got 75 and a box full of Kodak colour film

The photographs in FP4 were quite grainy (also due to the edge effect) and the subject was electricity pylons and cables against a deep blue sky which emphasised the very fine, clear line between the dark and light tones - very similar to the effect that you get with the unsharp mask with Adobe

The edge effect is also the reason unless you adore grain it should not be used to develop films of 200 iso or greater. If you think that may be excessive I tried it once with Kodak High Speed infra red. It was like a pebbledash wall. It almost had physical texture.
Hi John.
I remember the article, as a Rodinal user I found it interesting, but I didn't, after all theses years, realize you were the author,well done,
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