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    Re: Darkroom Toned images

    Bob - In a recent experiment trying different developers I put an exposed image in LPD for about 45 seconds then stuck it in the PF106 for another 30 seconds. Surprisingly the image was very cold and...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    I like this one the best of the series
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    Re: Darkroom Toned images

    Frogtown Creek III - a little lighter print versiron, opened up a bit by the Nelson Gold toner (15mins between 105 and 97 degrees).
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    Re: Darkroom Toned images

    Experimenting with Nelson Gold Toner PF kit this weekend. The fully toned image in Gold toner is about the same color as my favorite Thiourea mix. But for split toning it is slower working and does...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Bill Poole - Great tones and sharpness, I like the last one the best. I may have to try Bergger 400 since many of my shots are wooded like your last one. I can never seem to get that with HP5. Is...
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    Re: Darkroom Toned images

    Too cold in the darkroom so I had to bring my toning experiments inside. Both images partially bleached less than 10 seconds in PF reducer. One image was slightly under printed while the other was...
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    Re: Darkroom Toned images

    Bryan, love the foggy trees and you know I like to shoot creeks around here. The third one has an interesting tonality which adds to its mood. What papers and Thiourea mix did you use?
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    JP - I like all three of the soft images but they had to grow on me. At first I thought I needed to reach for my glasses, but then I realized the text was sharp below the image.

    In addition to the...
  9. Re: Minimal Agitation Negative versus Tray Processed Negative

    Steve,
    It may be more helpful to show the density for the same four points on each image . Base/fog density, Highlight densitity -BF, shadow densitity-BF, and a midpoint-BF.
    This might show that...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Desoto Upper falls. I shot these falls about a year ago but put the negative away thinking it was too difficult to print. The early sun was shining on the upper right side while the lower left was...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Jason, good for you for getting out there. Its in the 50s and 60s here and I don't feel like getting out. I like the minimalism of image 106.
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    Re: optics question

    I assume in theory the lens makers could create the equivalent of a small format 28-100mm zoom lens, but for 4x5 it would likely be quite large and max fstop would likely drop off as you zoom in ...
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    optics question

    Could a lens be designed such that the rear element always produces an image circle of 200mm, but the front elements could be swapped such that the angle of coverage goes from wide to tele? Or could...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Frogtown Creek is the creek that runs through the campground at Desoto Falls. Desoto falls upper trail is closed due to storm damage, that is what I had hoped to shoot that day.
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Frogtown Creek III - Same view as original Frogtown Creek but from opposite side of creek and a little further back. Early morning so contrast was manageable.
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    A recent return visit to Helton Creek. For some odd reason I used my 135mm vs my usual 65 or 90 for this spot but the water was shallower so I was able to get out into the middle more. The negatives...
  17. Re: Problems with film developed with SP-445 tanks

    With this many issues i am going to suggest it is due to inconsistent technique with camera and/or processing. I'm going to assume you are using quality film and fresh chemistry.

    First go into a...
  18. Re: Problems with film developed with SP-445 tanks

    The illustration #2 looks like lightness in the negative.

    If it is DARK in the negative I would agree light leak. The chamonix spring back is not very strong so it is easy to lift slightly while...
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    Tell us more - Film, Camera, Lenses used, exposure time/fstop. Development technique developer, volume, agitation, etc...

    center brightness usually occurs with wide angle lenses - in some cases...
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    Re: Pyrocat HD in Glycol Shelf life

    I have a batch bought last December that appears to be getting more active and creating denser negatives from what I was getting earlier in the year. Has anyone else had this issue.
    There is no...
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    Re: SP445 Development Tank Wobbly Lid

    you should have a rubber O-ring running around the lid. If it is missing then your lid will be loose. I also have to wet the o-ring the first time I use the tank after it sits for a week or two. ...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Your devices are likely resizing the image. However a standard computer monitor tries to show all the pixels. My monitor is 1076 pixels high less allow some for browser headers, Your image is 1400+...
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    Re: Boring Photographs

    My taste in boring have changed over the years. I now find over saturated digital color images boring no matter how beautiful the subject I see, I forget. But show me a nice B&W slightly toned...
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    Re: post your trees!

    ndwgolf, nice image, but please post smaller images so we can see the whole thing on the screen without having to zoom out. it will also protect your images so they can't be easily reproduced.
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    Darkroom Toned images

    There seems to be a resurgence in lith and toned images but I have the feeling many are digital manipulation after scanning. So this thread is for images toned in the darkroom using chemistry whether...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Frogtown Creek II - Split toned version .

    http://www.searing.photography/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/frogtown_creek_II_splittoned.jpg
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    Re: New to Black and White developing...........

    Why would you underexpose film vs use development dilution/time/temp/agitation to control contrast and density? Think about it - what are the consequences of each on shadows, midtones, and highlights?
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    Re: Pump for easel vacuum

    ebay - ByChrome Vacuum Easel Pump
    Or try these folks http://www.ttind.com/vacuum.html
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    Re: New to Black and White developing...........

    If you are brave -pick a developer then jump right in and expect to burn through some rolls in the learning process. If more timid, take a class or find a local mentor/enthusiast to walk you through...
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    Re: Adox / Bergger / Ilford FB paper tone

    I have recently used Ilford Art300, MGFB Classic, MGFB WarmTone Glossy, and Bergger CB Warmtone glossy. All three glossy papers are about the same whiteness and glossiness and have similar texture....
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    FrogTown Creek revisited
    http://www.searing.photography/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/FrogTownCreekII_smaller.jpg

    FP4@100 4x5 f22 14seconds (a bit overexposed), Pyrocat HD, MGFB Warmtone in LPD 1:2,...
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    Poll: Re: Perception of self-publishing v. publishing

    Just imagine if Tim Rudman would re-release his toner book as PDF or even as an e-book. Even the old toning data would be valuable to those of us who won't pay $200 on used market.
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    Re: Fixer Concentrate Go Bad?

    Give it a try before you throw it away. Mix it 1:4 and insert a piece of film to see if it clears within a few seconds. I have about 1/4 gallon left of 2 year old Ilford Rapid fixer with a half...
  34. Re: Steve Sherman's Power of Process Video Series Holiday sale

    +1 !!! I have purchased two of Steve's videos and watched most of his non-premium videos. Not only did he help improve my process, Steve has provided excellent feedback and responses when things were...
  35. Re: Ilford Galerie Fiber dev'd w/ Ansco 130, Neutol WA, or Dektol, thoughts?

    Per wikipedia - "Thiourea dioxide is prepared by the oxidation of thiourea with hydrogen peroxide."
    Thiourea is also known as Thiocarbamide; sulfocarbamide; sulfouren.

    Thiourea can be ordered by...
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    Re: Darkroom Temperature

    How big is your garden shed? It might be a better place than an attic. Especially if you have a major spill. Same challenges of water, electricity, dust, and temperature.
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    I don't think you can add density with sepia toners, but you can remove it in the highlights by changing the mix - but it also changes the color too. For the PF kit 10ml T(5% solution) + 40 SH(10%...
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    Re: The Kallitype Thread

    Thomas, I love the tones of this image as well as the composition. I may have to try this one day.
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    Re: post your trees!

    Perfect lighting and the Pyrocat is helping with edge separation. This and the other dark image you posted remind me of the Charlie Daniel's song Wooly Swamp.

    on certain nights if the moon is...
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    Re: Paper Developer Question

    I used Ilford MG developer for the first time about 3 weeks ago at 1:9 dilution. I used the same 1 liter batch yesterday and it was still working fine with about 20 8x10 prints total processed....
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