a fortunate failure / by Nigel Rumsey

St Paul's Cathedral, London from Ludgate Circus I had this roll of exposed film in a drawer since 2010. I don't know why but it kept getting pushed to the back of the processing queue. When I did finally got around to developing it, I took the film from the tank and experienced that stomach sinking feeling, the negs are so thin there's almost nothing there. I hadn't used the Rodinal for a similarly long time and it has obviously died. However, there were a few recoverable shots and although they do slightly smack of the Hipstamtic I like them.

Lubitel 166, Ilford FP4+, expired Rodinal