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Fingerprints, grain and dust

The Ilford Delta 3200 film is giving a whole new meaning to ‘a grainy photo’. The film expired in 2006 and I’m not sure how to value it. I personally like a bit of grain in my photos. I’m not looking for perfection nor am I looking for a sterile photo. But this might be a bit to much..

The first roll was exposed at iso 3200, but there were no results. The developed roll was almost blanc.. I didn’t expect much to begin with, but at the same time I was disappointed. I have got +15 rolls of this film and I got them for free. The idea of throwing them away, because the film doesn’t work at iso 3200 didn’t feel right. So I decided to start experimenting. The only thing I had to lose was a bit of developing chemicals and time.

The second roll was shot at iso 800 and was developed in a 1+25 rodinal r09 solution. These are the results..

It seems like I got a great film to play with. The only thing I need to do is find a subject that suits this high levels of grain. Any tips or ideas?

Ilford delta 3200 (shot at 800)
Rodinal r09 1+25
Mamiya 645 Pro
Mamiya- Sekor c 80mm F/2.8 N

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