|Inquisitive cows in the field|
Now here's a rare event - the DHT in stationary pose. Usually he's the sort that never stands still - it's either full on running around like a mad eejit or flaked out asleep (and mostly the latter it has to be said, although since he's getting on a bit that's OK).
|The Dog-Hound-Thing, in static pose at Portstewart Strand|
There's a (mildly) interesting story about these prints, for those of you enlightened in the ways of the darkroom. I had some Fotospeed WT-10 developer in my slot processor which was about a month old. No problem, I thought to myself, I'll just replenish it with about 25% fresh (at 1:29 dilution it's very economical) and it'll be good to go. But it wasn't. Every print came out murky, little contrast, almost green in tone and after a couple of hours I was getting disillusioned with my printing session and life in general, as you do. But I washed the prints as usual and decided to see how some of them toned in warm Selenium. And guess what? They had an impressive shift in contrast after toning - pretty much back to normal. Now I don't think I'll be recommending this course of action in future - I think this developer at 1:29 dilution is good only for a couple of weeks - but it is an interesting result. Looking at the prints today the un-toned definitely have a greenish look about them - which might well suit some subjects. And it could be an interesting diversion to see just how long this particular developer keeps active for. But that's for another day.