Sunday, November 26, 2017

Man with an Electric Tuktuk (Orwo N74+ Pushed to 800)


Portrait of a tuktuk driver waiting for next ride. Battery powered tuktuks (like teslas!?) are becoming quite common mainly in northern part of India. He was parked near JLN road (Ajmer, Rajasthan). I asked him for a photo. He gently nodded his head. It was dark, so I used built-in flash of my Nikon F80 (with 50 mm).

Development Notes:

In my first test, I shot Orwo at EI 320 and developed at 400. I was impressed with the quality and details. The contrast was low. This time I thought of pushing it at 800 by underexposing it by 1 stop. The film pushes normally, with some visible grain and slight loss of detail in shadow areas. The technical notes are as follows:

Film: Orwo N74+ shot at EI 640 developed for 800.
Developer: HC110 Dilution H at 20ยบ C. Developed for 30 min. Continuous agitation+inversion for first 60 sec, then 5 agitation+inversion every 3 min.
(If you agitate every min, develop for 20 min.)

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