130122 Pushing Film

Last week I was out practice shooting with a medium format camera.  The morning was crisp, the sun low in the sky and some beautiful clouds in the sky.  I went about shooting with the thought that the camera had ISO 400 film in it.  So the meter was set to measure light levels at ISO 400.  A roll of 12 shots reeled off and I got home to unload the camera.  To my dismay, I found the film to be ISO 100.  Oops.  

In film development, I have been using Xtol with the T-max film and develop for 10 minutes.  To push the development 2-stops, I increased it to 13 minutes, 1.5 min for each stop.  What came out was the black and white set in "Recent Work".  I like the look, but don't know if that's what properly exposed 100 film would look like with regular processing or the same with 400 film.  Here is one of the images.  I guess I'll have to go and shoot 100 film correctly and compare.

 Bridge Shadow

Bridge Shadow

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