Week 13 – A Fresh Start – Ilford HP5+ 400iso

via Year of Film – UNDEREXPOSED: Alternative Photography


So you all out there in internet land won’t know this until I tell you. But this roll was shot almost 4 weeks (or more) since last week’s update.

I sorta have been kinda vague about it unless you are very close to me, but I lost my day job at the end of March and its been a rough few weeks of job searching and little else. As of this moment (as I write this, not as it is posted) I am still looking for something to take up the slack, and hopefully I will have more rolls after this. It’s been hard trying to get the motivation to pick up my camera, but I am not ready to “give up” on this project yet.

But to digress, this roll was a little funny. Normally HP5+ and I get along pretty well, but this roll just did not want to get on the reel to be developed. As you can see I was able to get everything on, and only “lost” about 3 frames due to curling.

Development Notes:
Rodinal 1:25 Dilution
6 Minutes @ 70º F
Agitation 5 Seconds every 30 Seconds.
Standard Fix.


4 thoughts on “Week 13 – A Fresh Start – Ilford HP5+ 400iso

  1. Hey Blake – good luck with finding something new. Perhaps in a few months you will be thanking your lucky stars for the change – I hope so.

    I like these photos. For some reason I especially like the brick – I think it’s because those images could be of other things and you have to think about it and look closely. I at first thought it was the cover plate for a power outlet doing second duty as litter.

    The skull reflection is pretty creepy, and unexpected.


    • Thanks for the kind words, I’m still trucking along and hope to be back on top soon enough. I at least have A job now. Its not great, but it’s better than nothing. I’m have a few other things on the horizon, hopefully they will pan out and my worries will go away.

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    • Thanks! Typically I don’t tend to do a lot of nature, maybe I should take more breaks and make it happen. I hope things will get better as well. But everything happens for a reason. It’s now time to learn what that reason is.

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