A ruined crofthouse in a sheltered valley.
The image is scanned from a film negative, which I developed at home using caffenol - a concoction of coffee, vitamin-C, washing soda, and iodized table salt!
I’ve been playing with film recently for fun, and to experiment with different aesthetics and camera formats.
I chose to use caffenol for a few reasons:
- I didn’t care to deal with handling and disposing of the toxic and environmentally unfriendly chemicals involved with other film developers.
- I wasn’t expecting to process a lot of film, so it was handy to be able to store the ingredients dry (most liquid film developers, with some exceptions, have a short shelf-life).
- It sounded unusual.
For an introduction to caffenol I’d recommend checking out the The Caffenol Cookbook.
The particular recipe I’ve been using is Caffenol-C-H-UK by Daniel Berrangé.
This photo was taken on Ilford FP4 film using a Fuji GW690 III camera (6x9 negative).