a week with Adox Color Implosion

Adox Color Implosion… Back in 2016, I tested it a EI 50, 100, 200, and 400 and wrote up a lengthy, rambling report, which concluded with a decision to rate the film at 320 or so in the future. Of course I’d forgotten all about that when I loaded up a roll at the McKinney Photo Walk. I knew the film could be rated at different ISOs, but couldn’t really remember any of my tests—and didn’t visit my website to check, or even remember that I’d done the tests—so I trusted the 100 on the canister and shot the whole roll at one of my least favorite EI values…

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In Sural Al-Isra, Allah azza wa jall reminds us of our (partial) duty to our parents, saying

وَقَضَىٰ رَبُّكَ أَلَّا تَعْبُدُوا إِلَّا إِيَّاهُ وَبِالْوَالِدَيْنِ إِحْسَانًا ۚ إِمَّا يَبْلُغَنَّ عِندَكَ الْكِبَرَ أَحَدُهُمَا أَوْ كِلَاهُمَا فَلَا تَقُل لَّهُمَا أُفٍّ وَلَا تَنْهَرْهُمَا وَقُل لَّهُمَا قَوْلًا كَرِيمًا

 وَاخْفِضْ لَهُمَا جَنَاحَ الذُّلِّ مِنَ الرَّحْمَةِ وَقُل رَّبِّ ارْحَمْهُمَا كَمَا رَبَّيَانِي صَغِيرًا

And your Lord has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents, good treatment. Whether one or both of them read old age with you, say not to them [so much as], “uff,” and do not repel them, but speak to them a noble word.
And lower to them the wing of humility out of mercy and say, “My Lord, have mercy upon them as they brought me up [when I was] small.”

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