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When Mr. Earl Grey Becomes a Lady

Developing 35mm Earl Grey 100 ISO pushed to Lady Grey 400 ISO is possible: just process “Earl” as a “Lady”.

Everything was ok to test my Yashica electron 35 mm bought for 20€ along the seaside market in Marina di Pisa.

Photo by tsaramaso

It was Christmas time, family and friends were with me. It was a usual Italian-southern-sunny days falling in the middle of winter. Perfect in and out conditions to load an Earl Grey 100.

Yet…too much southern-food, too much worldwide-drink maybe, since I pushed the film to 400 ISO by mistake. There was no way to find any suggestions for developing times for Earl Grey pushed to 400. I checked on web looking for tips. Even Lomo-friends appear not to have ever fallen in such an experience.

Then, I thought that the easiest is the simplest (but maybe not the best): let’s try to develop Mr. Earl as a Lady. Indeed, I used the same developing times as for 400 ISO Lady Grey: Rodinal 09 one shot 1+50 10 minutes (20°) (as seen on Lomography Lady Grey)

And here are the results:

Lomography’s Earl Grey is an exquisite black and white 35mm ISO 100 film that will surely give your shots an extra dose of style and class. Whether you’re taking landscapes or portraits, you will get jaw-dropping results with Earl Grey super-fine grain and wide tonal range. See our selection of Lomography films here.

written by tsaramaso


  1. vicuna


    good to know! thanks for sharing! :)

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  2. mikeydavies


    super rad pics dude!

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  3. clare_eee


    Genius!! :D

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