Eddie kindly lent me some of this to try out. We've both been playing around with alt processes, and I've been belligerently developing my Efke PL100 in Rodinal. That worked OK for cyanotypes, pretty well for van dykes, but salt prints and albumen prints were lacking some detail. Time to give that staining power of Pyro a try.
Couldn't wait, really, but I had to because the weekend weather has been gloomy, and I have no indoor light kits. So I finally made it out shooting today, with the 11x14, and just got out of the darkroom now.
If I hadn't known that this was a "staining developer" I would never have noticed anything but a nice negative...... Errr, but I do know this is a staining developer, sooooo where's that stain? With four negs flattened together like a pancake, I can see a pink hue on the edges. But beyond that they look like regular negatives....
Pyrocat HD, 2-2-100
20 degrees Celsius
TF-4 fix, two baths @ 5 mins each
Any ideas? Or is the stain supposed to be subtle? (Like REALLY subtle....)