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    After sleeping on it overnight I find that the foreground is not "unbalanced" and the confining diagonal actually enhances it. I'll reprint this and if it turns out like I am imagining, I'll mat it. The additional exposure - 10 seconds - should also increase the definition of the foreground grasses.

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    Hi All,

    Please excuse my interrupting the lovely images in this thread with a beginner's kallitype question. I've been teaching myself kallitypes from Christopher James' book, and have tried two papers I have hanging around for cyanotyping - Fluid 100 hot press and Arches Aquarelle hot press - both 100% cotton watercolor papers in the 300-320 gsm range. While I'm used to exposure differences among papers from cyanotyping, an equivalent exposure for a 15 min. print in my UV box for the Fluid 100 is somewhere around 4-5 min. for the Arches. Any reason why the printing time is so different between what should be two very similar papers? I figure sooner or later I'll get some paper that has been used more for kallityping (e.g. Arches platine), but wanted to start with what I had, and the difference in printing times surprised me.

    Thanks!
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    Multiple mistakes with this one:



    For starters it was shot at high noon under the harsh Owens Valley sun. But is was late spring so I got a little break there. Then I accidentally set the wrong exposure on the lens and the negative came out too dark. Printing it I misjudged the exposure and pulled it too soon when it needed another 15 seconds or so in the direct sun. On development the developer (ammonium citrate and sodium acetate) was close to exhaustion but I managed to avoid staining and got it clear. I darkened it in Photoshop to show here but although I now know how to print this particular negative I am somewhat ambivalent as is seems unbalanced in the foreground. Rather than waste the POP gold toner, I toned it for 25 minutes.

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    Sucessfully reprinted it over the weekend:



    Because there were thin high white clouds passing in front of the sun, the exposure was significantly greater than I originally thought. This time it was 8 minutes in the open shade and 2'55" in the direct sun - my stop watch is still set there. Instead of 25 minutes I toned it for 11 minutes in the POP toner. It shown here mounted on 14x17 Rising museum board and in a clear bags print sleeve.

    Who said you can't get a good picture at high noon?

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    Hahahaha...I guess that Kallitypes really piss the polishers off!

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    Break on Thru to the Other Side - California, 2017.



    Gold-toned Kallitype.

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    I enjoy this series, you've got a good handle on the process... looks like Lee Vining Canyon...

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    Break on Thru to the Other Side - California, 2017.



    Gold-toned Kallitype.

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    Thanks Tim. You're right it is Lee Vining Canyon. I believe that it is overexposed a little and have a coated sheet drying to reprint while the sun is still out. Intend to reprint this negative as a Van Dyke, Salt, and Cyanotype to compare the different processes on this subject.

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    Re: The Kallitype Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by tgtaylor View Post
    Hahahaha...I guess that Kallitypes really piss the polishers off!

    Thomas
    You have it wrong tgt, I am still doing kallitypes and selling my works, there was no interest when I tried to alert this thread to some different techniques by different artist that I really admire and have done wonders for refining the finished product.
    I wish you well

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    Untitled - California, 2017.



    Much better print this time even though the sky was completely overcast for the exposure. The printing times were pretty close though - the bulk of the exposure was in the sheltered shade with a short burst facing where the sun would have been except for the clouds. It may not look like it but a lot of UV radiation passes through a cloud cover. The image was taken with a Toyo 810MII with a 360mm Schneider Symmar-S lens and printed on platinum rag and toned for 15 minutes in a gold POP toner.

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    Re: The Kallitype Thread

    Mt. Morrison from Convict Lake - California, 2017.



    Photographed thru a print protector thus the reflections. A little snafu on the mounting - I believe that I misaligned the image on the drawing. A scan of the print was posted in the LF landscape thread. I'll be heading back to this location later in the winter/spring with color film.

    Thomas

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