Mattresses (05080020/21)

M6TTL, 50 Hex, FP4, Rodinal Stand
M6TTL, 50 Hex, FP4, Rodinal Stand

Furnished apartments are popular in this town, but no one wants to sleep on a used mattress, so every August one finds piles of orphaned mattresses in the strangest places.

August in a College Town

M6TTL, 50 Hex, Delta 400 @ 200, Xtol
M6TTL, 50 Hex, Delta 400 @ 200, Xtol
M6TTL, 50 Hex, Delta 400 @ 200, Xtol
M6TTL, 50 Hex, Delta 400 @ 200, Xtol
M6TTL, 50 Hex, Delta 400 @ 200, Xtol

The dumpsters have been overflowing for a weeks . . .

NOTE: These are from two rolls of Delta 400 exposed at 200 and developed in Xtol. It wasn’t a winning combination. Delta can have tendency to run towards flattened midtones, and pulling it in Xtol seems to do it no favors. Tmax Developer would have been a better choice. Oh well. I’m down to just a couple of rolls of Delta 400 . . . might push them in Microphen.

Ilford (05060036)

M6TTL, 50 Hex, FP4, Rodinal Stand

I ordered another 10 rolls of FP4+ from B&H, which must mean that I’m liking it fairly well. Apart from a failed experiment with Diafine, I’ve only souped it in Rodinal so far, but I plan on trying it pushed to 200 in Tmax Developer. I’ve also got Xtol on hand and Microphen on the way, but if those fail to please the Rodinal seems to work with this film even if it is a bit grainier.