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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Thanks! On the PS, Golaz has that investigated too. Other chemistry raises the pH too far/too fast allegedly. Still have to test properly.
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    Thank you!
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    A further few notes on this: I think this green tone is pretty wonderful. Here I'm following guidance from Annette Golaz' new Cyanotype Toning book.
    What is apparent is that pH of the water used...
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    Film Leicas, I should add! Basically I have no space for a darkroom whatsoever (do all my developing in a tiny downstairs bathroom) so make the most of what I can achieve.
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    Now that this Argyotype print is completely dry, it has darkened just a tad more: the sky detail is a bit better, though at the slight expense of slightly over-dark foreground corners. I have a note...
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    And here is that Argyotype from Scotland:

    Glenvoidean Chambered Cairn, Kilmichael, Isle of Bute

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52351003938_3295924b87_h.jpg

    Original exposure and...
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    That's correct: yes I use the Kyrstal Seal for the paper. I cut the cellophane envelope to size and remove two sides, so I can simply slide the paper inside easily. Using the Krystal Seal envelopes...
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    Thanks!
    Details on original exposure:
    Chamonix 810V, Rodenstock APO-Sironar S 240mm f/5.6
    Ilford FP4+ 10x8 @ 125 (for 510-Pyro)
    560mm bellows
    2” f/5.6
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    A new one from me.

    Green-toned 10x8 Cyanotype

    Hahnemühle Platinum Rag
    Original print (old cyanotype 10% mix) left to dry 24hrs, not bleached, then toned
    Fenugreek seeds infused in 1.5l...
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    This is super.
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    Thankyou!! It's a bit darker irl but that just means you have to get up close with it to absorb it.

    Sucker for detail. Also enhancing the possibility of digital printing at some point if I have...
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    :rolleyes: Well I don't think that's gonna happen. But I do quite like the prospect (at least) of potentially doing 11x14 inkjet enlargements of 10x8 negs on OHP film now that (finally) I have an...
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    Thanks: like this.
    https://youtu.be/r-duhP7okr8
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    Currently I actually have four framed up (including this one), ready to stand alongside me as I give a public lecture; currently on temporary display in my workplace. The Clematis print has been up...
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    Many thanks. Now float-mounted and framed. Looks great, one of my top results with this process.
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    Thanks all. My assumption is that I didn't go for long enough with the particular neg, and that doing it by inspection would be very sensible: I can do that very easily with the SP810 trays. I'm...
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    Another from me, this time an argyrotype I'm delighted with.


    That Secret Stillness

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52061353952_3253bc300e_k.jpg

    Original exposure and development (one...
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    I quick trouble-shooting question for those experienced with B&W reversal processing (perhaps a bit niche but never mind - this is for making analogue positives to make Anthotypes with).
    I had good...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Many thanks Martin!
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    No problem at all. Will hope to make more, inc. of actual flowers. This was a first attempt on large format with reversal development, and a stress-test of the printing process, since pretty small...
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    Eglwys Cwyfan, Provia 100F pano

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52016347289_0155f221a6_h.jpg

    Anglesey, Wales
    9:55am, 11/04/22


    Chamonix 810V, Nikkor-W 300mm f/5.6
    Fujichrome Provia...
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    Spinach Anthotype, Eglyws Cwyfan, Anglesey, Wales
    (Will post scanned Provia version of same separately!)

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52026494290_963e0a2dc0_h.jpg

    ORIGINAL FILM...
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    Thanks for this. Iirc I've lowered my dev times for Pyrocat HD 2:2:100 fairly substantially since I not only started making these contact prints, but subsequently did a film-speed and exposure test...
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    Hi folks

    Peony Argyrotype

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51969801984_3221d7750e_b.jpg

    Print: 26th March 2022 / 22ºC / 43% RH
    10x8 contact print from Ilford FP4+ negative, trimmed...
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    Yes that's right. But Rollright Stones (the large ones) have metal fencing around, and are a bit of a new age zoo with lots of visitors, so much less easy to photograph (even as slightly closer too...
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    Many thanks.
    Good question! It's a megalithic standing stone - they usually form part of burial chambers or stone circles (e.g. the very famous Avebury and Stonehenge about 1hr / 1hr30mins south...
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    Yep, also shot this on Portra 160: may show one of those too!
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    Easing of UK Lockdown restrictions have finally enabled me to get out and expose some film in the last week. Here's one of the 8 sheets I've recently exposed and processed at home.
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    Re: The Setup and the Shot

    Yes, Velvia 50.
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    Re: The Setup and the Shot

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51091874143_24b4a51cc8_c.jpg

    B&W conversion

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51096922808_3665773ca4_b.jpg

    Original V50 colour
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Thanks, though I think I'd prefer more detailed critique of my photography than of my English usage.
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    Another one from me, from back in August. One of my faves of the year, thematizing 'stillness'. A large print of this is in the offing.
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    Very nice. In my experience these wide Nikkors cope very well without centre-filters (even with slide film so long as you are not going wild with movements).
    In any case, and for B&W especially,...
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    Thanks. Specific subject is West Kennet Long Barrow, with Silbury Hill (largest prehistoric manmade earthwork in Europe) in distance.
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    Cannot recall whether I've posted this before or not: sorry! Nevertheless, I've reprocessed it today anyway. 👍

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50191933641_c1a25ea66e_h.jpg

    Avebury,...
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    Re: Photographs of Windows

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50319674597_8c9aeb4eac_h.jpg

    Landscape Window

    Isle of Bute, Scotland
    13th August 2020, 8:15am

    Chamonix 810V, Nikkor-M 450mm f/9
    Fujichrome Velvia 50...
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    That's very kind!
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    A new one from me, one of my faves on 10x8. Added to new 'favourite trees' page on website. May well try an alt-pro contact-print of this shortly too.
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    Thanks for the comments guys: yes sometimes 10x8s come out rather differently than you might expect for the typical imagery of the location! I would probably have used a grad instead of a red filter...
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    Another Argyrotype from me

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50345888208_f4f1173d7e_h.jpg


    Isle of Bute, Scotland

    Exposure
    14th August 2020, 7:23pm
    Chamonix 810V, Nikkor-M 450mm f/9
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