Well, my adventures with B&W film continue. To my surprise, the processing of my second roll of Kodak 400CN is totally different than my first roll. The first roll was mailed to a lab and came back with WAY TOO much contrast and a strong sepia/magenta cast. I thought well what am I going to do with my other 8 rolls of film? So, I continued shooting my second roll of Kodak 400CN film. This time, I was going to use the one-hour photo at Costco to process. The technician claimed it needed B&W processing and just would not believe that it was supposed to be processed in color chemicals. I wended my way through the crowds to leave. I headed across the street to Ritz Camera. The prints cost me 3x as much and came back completely different. The prints are neutral and fairly flat. That is great because I can add contrast to my taste after scanning.
On a different note, most of my images from my second roll are fairly boring. I am feeling really exhausted and creatively depleted lately. I visited Santana Row this weekend and took a roll of B&W film. Most of the images are so what and some are what was I thinking! I hope to go out and find my muse again soon.