My Film Processing Setup

Paterson Universal Tank, Samigon reel, thermometer, nitrile gloves
Paterson Universal Tank, Samigon reel, thermometer, nitrile gloves

When I started shooting film again my developing was done right where we all left off almost ten years ago – the local drug store.  That lasted about three weeks until me and my dad grew tired of the inconvenience of heading into town and back, even if the results were acceptable.  As we moved on to professional film emulsions and medium format, it became more of a necessity to home develop our rolls.  Fortunately the Dalgarno abode is blessed with a disused soapstone sink in the basement, presumably for doing laundry before the proliferation of automatic washing machines.  After a quick trip to the Home Depot for a laundry mixer tap fitting and some surreptitious acquisitions of unneeded lab equipment we were all set for our first adventure in color film.

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Analog Photography in Boston

Olympus XA, CineStill 50D
Olympus XA, CineStill 50D

Looking at the post dates it’s been a while since I last gave an update on what I’m up to.  In Boston the weather just reached a state of full conductivity to riding, meaning no extra cold weather clothing on top of/below your kit is necessary.  My first ride outdoors was in the second week of March and I’ve built up my form pretty well, which can be observed if one regularly checks the Strava widget on the sidebar.  One needs to create a free Strava account to view all of my history easily, though individual rides can be googled.  But that’s not the point of this post – what I’m going to write about is my analog photography.

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