The first step in C-41 development with a press kit involves letting the film soak for a minute in 102 degree water.
What I find most interesting, though, is what colour that water pours back out. My Ektar rolls come out with this emerald green colour, and Fuji Superia is a kind of light rose. I get almost nothing from Kodak Ultramax 400.
Tonight I developed my first roll of slide film in C-41, Fujichrome MS 100/1000. In addition to being excited by what the results might be (it’s drying at this exact moment), the water turned a brilliant violet colour, almost a bit over to cobalt blue. It was beautiful.
That is all.