Monday, October 21, 2013

Savory Caffenol and Color Film

Kiev 60 Arsat 80mm f2.8 Fujifilm Pro 400H  NPH Caffenol-C-M plus 20g Table Salt - I could not resist the afternoon light coming through my office window and illuminating these chains... This high key subject was a good chance to develop some C-41 Process color film in Caffenol. I decided to go with the savory flavor of Caffenol, with a little salt in the mix, the recipe is as follows;
1 liter Water
54 grams Arm and Hammer Washing Soda
16 grams Vitamin C granules
40 Grams of Instant caffeinated instant coffee
20 gram iodized table salt
Add ingredients in order given, stirring in between until fully dissolved. Use immediately and discard.

Development time 20 minutes with agitation for the 1st minute and then 3 inversions each minute after.

The Caffenol/Color film did a nice job of stopping the highlights from getting blown out, due to caffenol's base fogging and staining. The negatives were a little denser than a would have liked, a 15 minute development time may have been more appropriate. We will see next time.

Scanned with an Epson V500 Photo using Epson's OEM software.

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