I’m not going to deny I’m feeling a little bit like a kid at Christmas playing around with my new Hasselblad 500c/m. I know, it is kind of silly to let a camera motivate me into getting things done with photography, but I can’t help it. This thing is just so fun to use and I’m really enjoying the early results. Such lovely sharpness and wonderful rendering of subtle details.
So far every roll of film I’ve exposed with the Hasselblad I’ve stand developed. This is in part because I’ve been running very low on Rodinal and my local camera shop has had more on order for a few weeks now. I just got a call today that they have more in stock so tomorrow I’ll be going out and buying a fresh bottle so I can do more traditional development.
For this particular scene I probably would have opted to stand develop anyway as the lighting was a bit of a challenge. A lot of highlights and a lot of details in the shadows I would prefer to keep in the original negative, i.e. the exact kind of situation stand development is really good for. Later this week I plan on developing some rolls of film I used outdoors and I’ll be developing those like normal. I’ll be sure to post the results on this site when I have a chance.