How to mis-handle a negative.

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These were all shot on a Pentax K1000, or a Ricoh XR-1s. I was using Ilford 50 - which is a VERY grainy film. I had a 50mm lens and/or any of the following: a x2 extension, a polarizing filter, a u/v haze filter and a macro lens. My film developer(Ilfosol-S) was 8 months old (4 months is the recommended shelf life). When the negative came out of the bath it was practically transparent. I didn't have my squeeeeeeeegy, and I thought the negatives were goners, so I dried them with a paper towel (you'll see the lint). The next day I scanned em anyway, and I thought that since they survived all that, they should be posted.
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These are figurines. My wife has the whole landscape booby trapped with these things. Just a raw scan of the negative, and a pass with auto-levels.
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Raw negative at actual scan size. I call it "the grain and lint technique".
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I like the 3rd picture on the previous negative, so I gave it a good cleaning in Photoshop.
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This is a reflective orb (the wife again). There's me! Oh, yeah, the Pentax has this thing with the film door, where you have to pay attention that it's actually closed.
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hmmmm? another reflection? how odd.
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my oldest son. I took the lint out, but otherwise it's true to the negative. I liked it anyway, but I'm bias.
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and last, and least - loitering weed.
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Nice dM...

Was it actually B&W film? Or did you just decrease to greyscale after scanning?
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it was b&w

I think it was this http://www.ilford.com/html/us_english/p ... F_Plus.pdf

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