Originally Posted by gliderbee
It would indeed be a nice idea to compile a list of darkrooms of which the owner is willing (within reason, of course) to let it be used by others of the list when travelling.
That could be arranged then by the traveller mailing beforehand to check whether it would be possible to have access and exchange phone numbers to make arrangements on the spot.
My darkroom is available under those conditions.
I for one am going to France the first week of July and it would be nice to have access to a darkroom there to check what I will have done at a certain moment.
Thanks Stefan! Let's hope the idea grows into something tangible.
sanmich and rxmd, I did get a lead bag, and had nice security when leaving NYC who hand checked them instead of running them through. (to the best of my knowledge, though, I will not see the film developed until I get back). It was told to me, that there had been cases where if they spot something they can't see through they will up the x-ray until they can, or until it's destroyed. This I guess is if the item is in the checked-in luggage. I've also heard stories about ignorant or careless operators who have the x-ray level way over the safety limit. Plus, I was foolish enough to bring my cameras both mid-roll to the 4-hour long expedited passport renewal, and of course, the security guard would not hand check the cameras. They both went through the x-ray. ( I know, I will not have film left in my camera ever again!)