So I joined CEPA Gallery in downtown Buffalo and now have access to a fully-stocked darkroom. I rolled on down there with my one roll of 35mm and 2 rolls of 120 and tried my hand at developing them on my own. How'd it work? Great (with one caveat)! First, the negative: My 35mm was shot. It was a mix between me removing them from the dryer prematurely and my old Minolta shortcircuiting and scratching up the negatives. Suffice to say, I need a new 35mm. Here are some of the shots. I think they sort of look cool in a ruined vintage sort of way.
The 120, on the other hand, looks pretty flawless. Any issues are exposure-based, not anything to do with the developer.
KC's aunt was visiting Niagara Falls last month, so we drove up and spent an afternoon there.
I also shot off a roll down in South Buffalo so I'd have it ready to develop. Kinda neat looking.
So yeah. Overall, a success. I'll be back for more. Maybe I'll even try my hand at developing my own 4x5 next time.