Happy Accidents

I really, really struggled with developing a roll of 120 Kodak Tri-x this past weekend.  I just couldn’t get the film to roll onto my developing spool.

I am not kidding when I say that I actually tried for two hours to get that film loaded onto the spool in the black bag.  I was close to giving up thinking that all the man-handling of the film had to have ruined any chance of decent images.  I even pulled one end of the film out of the hand holes to see if I was loading it elmulsion side down.  That did ruin one end of the film. I thought it would be the leader end but unfortunately it was the very end of the film so a few images were exposed to light.

But…I did get a few images and one image that I really like.  This one is a definite favorite.  I love the old film look.  It could have been sitting in a shoe box for the last fifty years.

Just a happy accident.

Thanks for reading.

1 comments On Happy Accidents

  • i used some not too good reel and had the problems like you describe here. i purchased the real patterson and now everything is loading fast and well !

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