Finished Another Jug

Joy and a little apprehension — every time I mix another batch of chemicals. It must be done; someday it will be all done. Even if they last, I won’t.

Out with the trash. No need to even save the jug. Shipping liquid is expensive. Powder is so much easier to ship, store, but not easier to mix, so, more chemicals are made as concentrates. Ilford chemistry is easy: dilute 1 to 4 for film; 1 to 9 for paper. For the mathemagicians: mix the film stuff 1 to 1 for paper.

Ilford hypam has been my main BW fixer for about a decade. I only use one of these a year; a decade ago I was using 5 a year. So much for the film revival, if I’m a lead case.