ORWO DK-5 disaster

Got it exposed as 0.2 ASA (!), then developed in 1+50 Rodinal 7min@20Deg. I got very foggy negative which I tried to bleach, but overshot by A LOT! Then I decided I should increase the contrast with a Selenium toner. Well, this is the result!
I am also very glad I could make my first Lomowalk with another Lomographer from Sofia:
www.lomography.com/homes/agiel

9 Comments

  1. sugar_ray
    sugar_ray ·

    Great album!
    why didn't you scan them with sprockets?

  2. adash
    adash ·

    @sugar_ray Thanks! I don't have a holder for scanning the sprockets, and I find that way to scan them much easier. I can simply put the film strip on the glass of the scanner, but other problems arise from that - keeping it flat and parallel.

  3. sugar_ray
    sugar_ray ·

    @adash I also don't have an appropriate holder, but after trying to make a diy holder I have faced another problem, stripes between sprockets.
    www.lomography.com/homes/sugar_ray/albums/1920836-lubitel-1… - this is not the worst result, usually they are much brighter, but sometimes I manage to get images with no stripes, and I don't know what it depends on. Maybe you know the reason for this?

  4. adash
    adash ·

    @sugar_ray No idea, it might be a light leak in camera, or bad development. Why don't you try to scan the same frame with an ordinary 35mm negative holder? I suppose they are on the film and not because of the scanner. BTW, looking at the negative against the lamp may reveal more about those stripes.

  5. sugar_ray
    sugar_ray ·

    They are definitely not on the film, because I've tried lots of times. When turning the film 90 degrees the stripes change their direction on it - www.lomography.com/photos/17705598 , and scanning with the 35m frame gives no stripes at all

  6. adash
    adash ·

    @sugar_ray Then it is probably light-piping....I mean light captured inside the film base and reflecting inside numerous times. I have never had such a problem, and probably it's because of the scanner's construction. See if opening the lid by a tiny bit helps. It should still be perfectly steady though.

  7. adash
    adash ·

    @sugar_ray I see these are almost completely gone here:
    www.lomography.com/homes/sugar_ray/albums/1920836-lubitel-1…

  8. sugar_ray
    sugar_ray ·

    well, I'll try this! And thanks for all the likes :)

  9. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    It's like a foto from 1867...^..^