Others May Be Sweetened

This was a second shot that I took using Arista Ortho Litho 3.0. As I said before, this isn’t the easiest film to work with. Getting grays out of it is difficult. It tends to leans hard into contrast, with many examples strictly black and white with little if any gradient in between.

The scene when I shot it was with a heavy sun and sharp shadows. I thought for sure that I’d end up with a contrasty image. And yet, I’ve got plenty of gray to go around.

And as I said before, I think this has a lot to do with being incredibly gentle when agitation during processing. Do it sparingly and very lightly. Slosh it around, don’t shake it.

‘Others May Be Sweetened’

Camera: Crown Graphic 4×5 (1962)
Lens: Graphex Optar 90mm f/6.8; f/6.8; 1/2sec
Film: Arista Ortho Litho 3.0; 3iso
Process: HC-110; 1+200; 18mins

Grand Ronde River, Asotin County, Washington


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