Night Tri-X

Ugh, what a mess.

Kodak Tri-X and I don’t get along well on the best of days. It’s a bugger to load on a reel, kinks and creases, curls as it dries and just doesn’t play nice. That said, I left the house to shoot these images about an hour too late. I missed any bit of twilight to frame the buildings against the sky, and generally blew the mission. Anyhow, here’s the crap I got out of the tank.

Papa Pit
Papa Pit

These are at box speed, around 1/30 at F5.6. Doesn’t matter, there’s no polishing these turds.

Sharing fails can’t hurt in the long run, we’re all human. I know what I need to do next time.

6 Replies to “Night Tri-X”

  1. “Just Kodak”??? COME HERE AND SAY THAT!!! LOL

    I take it these were 120 – I have not shot it in 120, at least lately, but am planning on getting some. I’ll see if my experience with the physical properties corresponds – I use Hewes reels. I’m also going to order some Bergger Pancro 400. That stuff really appeals to me.

    Overall I like these images a lot. I think you’re being too hard.

    1. For sure, let me know how you make out. I use all Paterson stuff, but Tri-X fights me every inch, every time. These shots aren’t poor because of the stock, I admit. Poor execution on my part is to blame. The struggles were just the cherry on the sundae. 🤓

      I like the look of the Ferrania mono that’s out now, not sure if it’s in 120 yet.

  2. Not sure how these are fails. Maybe you were looking for a bit more light, but there’s a calm here, like being out on those quiet weekday nights when everyone else is watching TV or sleeping.

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