So what is this all going to be about?
To be honest, at the moment, I have no clear agenda as to what I’ll be writing about here, so just for the hell of it, I’ll start by making a simple blog post.
Today I started with just another experiment with Caffenol.
For those who don’t know what Caffenol is: Caffenol is a film and paper developer for use in analog photography made from pretty easily obtainable household chemicals, i.e. instant coffee, ascorbic acid ( vitamin-c ), sodium carbonate ( washing soda ) and some manner of restrainer ( preferrably KBr – potassium bromide, but usually just iodized salt).
Todays experiment proved to be somewhat of a disappointment as the developer proved extremely slow compared to what it was the last time – and thus resulting in an almost fully transparent film.
Maybe I should just go back to using XTol for a while.
This is the recipe I usually use: http://www.digitaltruth.com/data/caffenol.php
Caffenol-C-M (+i) film developer
Washing Soda 27g
Ascorbic Acid 8g
Coffee Crystals 20g
Iodine Salt 5g