What better place to work with black & white film than on the locomotive footplate?
Last week, I made these steam portraits and views of Railway Preservation Society of Ireland’s engine 85 at work using my battle worn Nikon N90S with f2.0 35mm lens loaded with Kodak Tri-X.
Processing the film was the tricky part. I did this by hand the old fashioned way.
To make the most of highlight and shadow detail, I used multiple-stage split-development, followed by selenium toning to give highlights the silvery edge.
After processing, I scanned the negatives using an Epson V500 flatbed scanner.
So in the end presentation my silver photos are digital after all.
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