Infinity, Zits, and Purring #2


Zits, hickey’s (UK English definition !) spots, my negatives had lots of them even though I used demineralised water for mixing the stock developer solution. I think I now know what’s giving my negatives a bad case of acne. Kodak D76 developer is a sachet of powder that needs mixing with water at 50 – 55 deg C, simply the developer isn’t fully dissolving, so I will be using Ilford ID11 from now on, this is virtually the same as D76 but the developer powder comes in two separate sachets (mixed separately) and from a dim and distant memory is easier to mix, and why I used to use it.                                                                                           
The  only upside to all these Zits and spots is that I need to spend a long long time in Lightroom cloning them out, this becomes an invitation for my cats to take it in turns sitting on my lap and Purring.

In The Queue 

Helios Swirls
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Hanging On
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St Denys
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12 thoughts on “Infinity, Zits, and Purring #2

  1. Shminke

    Amazing pictures with a birch and an oak! I love it!
    I don’t know what do you mean by writing about dots. Can’t it be just dust? When I used slide scanner in our school I usually get a lot of dust. Flatbed scanners gives less dust because it’s just easier to clean them.
    Nice cats! I have one. Sometimes when I’m processing in PS, she jumps on the table and tries to catch mouse cursor 😀

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    1. conspicari Post author

      Thank you Alena. I’m sure the spots on the negatives are coming from the undissolved chemicals in the developer, I was scanning in some old slides today and they were coming out really clean. I don’t know what I would do without my lovely cats, home would not be home without them.

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  2. Heide

    AHA! *Now* I understand the funny titles. 🙂 Well, in spite of the zits and spots and hickeys, these are some really interesting photos. I especially like “In the queue” — it almost seems like the same cat, in two different dimensions of existence. Wonderful!

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