I have been developing c41 at home this year, and until now have just been happy that I am getting a consistent image and correcting any colour balance issues during post production. But now I am looking at the quality of the actual neg and wanted to see if I am doing something wrong.
I have attached an image which is a straight scan without any corrections.
Is this look normal? Does it always need some correction, or am I doing something totally wrong. Here's an outline of my process using the tetenal chemicals:
Preheat film tank (with film in) with hot tap water for 5 min.
Dev for 3.15min with 1 min full agitation, then 5 secs every 30.
Blix for 4min, agitation as above.
Rinse in cold tap water for 3.5 mins, changing the water every 1 min.
Stab for 1 min, full agitation.
Mineral water with wetting agent for 3 mins (no agitation)
Then hung out to dry.
Scanned with an epson v700 with epsonscan, using digital ICE but nothing else.
Any thoughts would be very much appreciated.