Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Stainless Spiral


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Originally uploaded by BobSingleton

It has arrived at last. When I last posted I had expected it to be the start of a regular series but as always things do not go according to plan. My 6x6 work was dogged by development faults at the edge of the frame so I decided to try a new spiral. I ordered a Hewes spiral and waited .... for it to arrive. I didn't expect it to take a month but at last here it is.

Now I had read that these this are a pig to load. There is always a down side. It took me a lot of tries to get the film loaded and I used a real live film. As you might expect the result is covered in horseshoes but. When I finally got the idea the film went on fine so I expect I will have the nack in no time. In the mean time 12 1/2 mins in HD Pyrocat and the Tmax 400 came out great. No edge marks at all, so if I can load it without creasing the film....

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