Stand and deliver

Possibly the first commercial film developer and still one of the best.

Possibly the first commercial film developer and still one of the best.

 I had forgotten how much I love Rodinal and stand development. I just set my first roll in a long time up for an hour long bath in the Rodinal soup. I thought about writing a blog post about it, but this fellow wrote an excellent piece.

 If you've never done it, get yourself a bottle. It's super cheap and will last forever.

Whenever I encounter a practice like stand development that is so simple, elegant, robust, and which produces such fantastic results, I realize that many of the processes and developers we have become accustomed to as classics were probably designed more for speed and efficiency than quality.