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    First Homemade 11x14 Negatives

    They're not much to look at, but I can't help but share them in pride of my accomplishment. The shot was set up to simply test to make sure my ground glass was in the right place relative to the film plane. That was a complete success. Then, the images themselves are the beginning to figuring out a good development time and EI for X-ray film. The left was way off and over exposed...which is unfortunate since it had the fewest defects/scratches. The right is better, but maybe half a stop off of what I wanted.

    The strong light to dark line that goes diagonal across the negatives is actually just the top of the shower behind them. It isn't not on the negatives themselves.

    Still, it is soooo satisfying to pull these massive negatives out of the soup and see an sharp image on them. Now that I know the ground glass is correct, I'll be doing a few more tests on developing and be more careful with scratches.


    11x14 Test Negatives 1 by Mike Aubrey, on Flickr


    11x14 Test Negatives 2 by Mike Aubrey, on Flickr

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    Re: First Homemade 11x14 Negatives

    Very nice! X-Ray is fun and cheap.

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    Re: First Homemade 11x14 Negatives

    Fantastic - were these exposed using a home-made camera? Just wondering because you were testing the focus and ground-glass.
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/52893762/bigger4b.jpg

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    Re: First Homemade 11x14 Negatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy View Post
    Fantastic - were these exposed using a home-made camera? Just wondering because you were testing the focus and ground-glass.
    Yep!


    Homemade 11x14 Camera by Mike Aubrey, on Flickr

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