I wanted a bit more contrasty results. I knew this could be achieved by lengthening the developing time. I flickred for hints for proper recipe. And I failed! That was dramatic.
Seriously speaking, 1/3 of my Ilford FP4+ 125 film (medium format) turned out contrasty (nice) but with way too dark dark areas. When looking at the rest of the frames that were shot on a different day it’s obvious the mistake was made with camera settings. I under exposed the first part of the film.
After enhancing the lower frame with curves in Photoshop the photo looks better and it even has a nice vintage newspaper feel to it.
The other frames look nice (below you can see one example) and I will even try this recipe again. I just have to make sure I expose the film properly.
Development notes: Agfa Rodinal 1+50 in 20°C for 16 minutes. Agitated for 30 seconds and then two inversions every 45 seconds. According to The Massive Dev Chart, the developing time is 15 minutes but I added the extra minute to gain more contrast. I want blacks to be black.