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I just developed a roll of film and I'm noticing big white circles. They seem to appear in different places, from one picture to another. All I can think of is wrong temperature of development (21C instead of 24), or residuals in the development.

The lens I'm using is brand new and I kept the film in the fridge until the day before using it.

What could it be? The film is Ilford HP5 Plus.

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Are they on the negative itself (look at the actual negative)? If so, they're probably water drops. You need to use a wetting agent (e.g. Kodak Photo-Flo) to avoid water marks.

If they're not on the negative itself, it's some sort of scanning artifact. Try scanning again.

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    \$\begingroup\$ oh.. I just realized I did not remove the water before drying the negative... that might explain it \$\endgroup\$
    – zzzbbx
    Aug 14, 2018 at 22:17
  • \$\begingroup\$ If you use Photo Flo, you won't need to remove the water, or at least, can be a lot less thorough about the task. The wetting agent will prevent the water from leaving spots. \$\endgroup\$ Aug 14, 2018 at 22:19

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