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Rising dome

The dome in the background of this picture is part of the Derbyshire County Council buildings in Matlock. They stand on the hillside above the town centre and there is some interesting architecture present. The photos on the blog in the coming days will show more views of the place.

Distant dome

Olympus XA3 & Kodak Tri-X Pan (expired 2003 – shot at box speed and pushed a stop in development). Ilfotec DD-X 1+4 10mins @ 20°

Taken on 18 December 2021

4 thoughts on “Rising dome

  1. Nice composition. I’m enjoying your shots on 2003-expired TRI-X. This stuff comes from back when TRI-X still looked and felt like, well, TRI-X. I don’t much care for the modern TRI-X. In my opinion, the most recent revisions caused it to lose its iconic look/feel.

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    1. Thanks P.

      I’m quite happy with the way the film looks but, it has to be said, I *hate* the resulting state of the negatives from a scanning perspective.

      They are insanely curly and the final few strips – with an even tighter curl – are extremely difficult to get into the negative holders. It will put me off shooting more, I think, although I’m not sure I have any more left anyway.

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      1. I’ve had the same issues with old film not wanting to lay flat. It is definitely a huge pain for scanning. I have not yet tried it myself, but one thing I’ve thought about trying in the future when dealing with old film — which I have quite a lot of — is winding it onto the developing reel backwards (emulsion side facing out, so it’s curled in reverse of how it naturally desires), leaving it that way for a few days, and then developing it (with it still in reverse). My hope is that it might take out a bit of the extreme curl and make scanning easier.

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