I don’t use Ilford Delta 400 film stock too incredibly often. Looking at this image I’m kind of wondering why that it. In this example at least, it does quite well when stand developed at 1:100 in Rodinal for roughly one hour. The grain seems to be nicely contained, there is a lot of details in the shadows, and the contrast is just about perfect for my tastes. It is entirely possible that I should be giving this film a little more attention as we head into winter and I inevitably find myself in shooting situations that require a faster speed film.
I’m hoping to do a lot of catch up this winter on film processing and I want to tackle a few projects I’ve been putting off for quite a while. Combining those projects with a film stock that I don’t normally use would probably be an exciting way to motivate myself into action. I just need to find the time, which will more than likely be after the holidays.
In the meantime, I’m going to just admire the technical achievements of this particular image and pat myself on the back a little bit. This is my blog after all. A little bit of self congratulatory behavior isn’t such a terrible thing really.