I remembered the feeling of initial surprise about, actually, how straightforward C41 deving is. The whole process takes about 20 minutes and reminds me of the water play we got in Infant School - apparently meaningful sloshing about of liquids from one container to another, with a handy sink of nicely warm water. Meanwhile, listening to Radio 4's take on Ulysses. What's not to like?
I pre-soaked the film in 38C tap water for 5 mins, (don't think I've done that before?) and the wash that came out was the most wonderful purple. Thereafter it went all according to the instructions, without calamity. The negs came out a nice green colour, very clear yet dark images of St Paddy's day in San Francisco.