OK so we did the Jersey War Tunnels. Well, you have to really, when visiting Jersey. Actually it was a great day out - or rather, a great day in, since you are underground, of course. Well worth a visit - the whole thing is very well done.
On entry, you are greeted with a series of tanks and what-have-you, in an eerily dark entrance tunnel, complete with camouflage netting and subtle lighting.
I know, very subtle lighting, wasn't it? It really was pretty dark, and I only had the 21mm f/4 lens with me, so I was rating the old HP5+ at 1600. I was trying to capture some of the mood of the whole thing and seem to have succeeded admirably, don't you think? While I could have perhaps let a little bit more light in, there is something visible there - just! OK I may have over-developed slightly too, which didn't help matters. It was ID-11, stock, for 14 minutes in case you are interested in that sort of thing.
It was the last of the fixer too. I make up 1 litre at the time at 1+4 and that works, according to Ilford's datasheet, for 24 35mm films. I don't push it though, and call it a day at 20 films. That's without replenishment. Properly replenished, a fixer bath can be used 'for a very long period of time', Ilford say, and I've no reason to doubt them. I might find myself having to test that theory sooner rather than later, given recent events in this part of the world.
This last one was of an early Enigma machine, which I admire a lot, what with me Maths background and all that.