Darkroom delay….

Since my new darkroom is still not finished, and I will have to wait a few more weeks (gahhh. ..), and I have nowhere to hang film, so I can not even develop more film so far because of it, I thought that I should scan a few old copies from back in the days when I had a working darkroom.

These two shows a hunters hiding place that has passed its best before date some time ago, deep inside a forest which I and my family often visited.
It was a little different to scan copies from scanning negatives, and I feel I have much to learn, so maybe I should take the opportunity to practice it now, because I can not do much else. Well, photograph, of course … πŸ˜‰

Enjoy! πŸ™‚

Hasselblad 503CX
Kodak T-Max 100
Ilford Multigrade FB 1K
Ilford Multigrade developer + Hypam fix

Hasselblad 503CX
Kodak T-Max 100
Ilford Multigrade FB 1K
Ilford Multigrade developer + Hypam fix


25 thoughts on “Darkroom delay….

  1. What a lovely structure! I’m really enjoying the sense of anxiety I feel when looking at your images because I want to reach out and straighten it before it collapses. Haha!

    • I know, I feel the same! When I took the first photo I wondered if I would get around to the other side and take the next photo before it collapsed. But it stood for months afterward….
      Thank you Jana! πŸ™‚

    • Thank you very much! πŸ™‚
      I have a flatbed scanner, an Epson 750. I had to buy a flatbed though I use different negative sizes, and this one was the most affordable.
      But more important than the scanner, I think, is to have a good scanning software. I use Silverfast, and I’m very satisfied with it. There is also Vuescan, which I’ve heard is working fine too.
      Have a lovely weekend!

  2. Lovely images Marie and I like the logo. I hope you were not planning to have the dark room in the wood shed…lol! Have a great weekend and you know the old saying “good things always come to those who wait”…

  3. Sorry to hear about the darkroom delays. Must be very frustrating for you (and for us who await each of your wonderful pictures!). I like the new header and the ‘change of name’; in fact I’ve been filing you away in a folder named ‘Marie’ for months.

    • Ohh, I have my own folder? Thank you! πŸ™‚ (I got bored with my old header, and confused by my “alias”…)
      Yes, it took me a long long time to decide on my darkroom, and now when it is on its way, I can’t wait….
      Thanks again for your kind words!

    • Thanks a lot Jeff!
      It’s got attitude, yes, and that’s probably why I saw it in the first place, usually they are just so very ugly, but this one was special… πŸ˜‰

  4. I find scanning any film an arduous task that’s what brought me back to the darkroom; prints rule all day.

    The hut reminds me of the skull in this painting by Hans Holbein called “The Ambassador”

    From one angle its a dilapidated wreck and from another it looks, well, not bad!

    If the image doesn’t appear in the comments you can find it here:

    • Thanks a lot! πŸ™‚
      Scanning really is an art of its own… It has taken me more than a year of learning to finally be able to say that sometimes it feels like I master it ……
      So therefore I was a bit surprised when scanning the prints tripped me.
      But if 1-2 weeks is my darkroom finished, it’ll be really great to print “for real” again!
      Prints rule!! πŸ™‚

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