So excited that the three boxes of expired 4x5 Fuji slide film that were given to me may not be fogged. I’ve actually never shot slides in any format, let alone large-format, and I’m blown away by the color rendition.
Tectonics: eyes and fault lines: motion rafted by the current between waking and sleeping. A desperate rendering of lust and ambitions, and other things, things called out in the night to be released from, things one couldn’t put their name to - only sweat, and the squeak of molar against molar, and a headache in the morning, and a heart and throat married together.
— John Muir
Ilford HP5 35mm
MS MR, Hurricane
I know none of you have a reason to trust my taste in music, but this is good. The music video is just a bonus.
perfectlycrystal said: what exactly is a fixer and what is it failing to do?
I’ll try to explain this as simply as I can lol. Thanks for asking! I’m glad you’re curious about how film works.
Film is a piece of plastic that is coated with layers of silver. When you…Shamelessly chiming in on this becaue I think an illustration of my own folly will help:
Top - how it’s supposed to look, properly fixed, the film base is transparent, everything that Phuong said.
Bottom - Negatives are developed but improperly fixed so the silver hasn’t been washed away. This is a pretty dramatic example, but it gets the point across of what fixer does.
Related, if anyone in Chicago has a developing tank and some fixer and wants to help a brother out, I, uh, yeah.
Going to add another thread to this. In the printing area, this is what it looks like if you don’t fix your print before turning the lights on:
I had already been through the developer (Dektol + water) and was in the stop bath (Acetic Acid + water) but accidentally flipped the lights on real quick to look at another print that was already fixed. I realized my mistake after a couple seconds so I turned the lights off and fixed the print that was in the stop-bath (pictured above). If I had left the lights on, the unfixed print would have faded out completely, but I caught it half-way. And when fixer is exhausted, a print will eventually just fade out.