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    Re: Beginner Darkroom Printing Question

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    Re: Beginner Darkroom Printing Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Thalmees View Post
    Thank you so much Eric.
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    Send me a message, I can send some by post.

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    Re: Beginner Darkroom Printing Question

    Pere,

    Though calibration is wise... the problem I see when going from white light to the filter “next to 2”... can be solved by making the first test strip with the number 2 filter.

    In other words, always use a filter with multigrade paper.

    I try to remember not to do that first test strip without a filter because I expect it to mess me up when I want to go to the next grade.

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    Re: Beginner Darkroom Printing Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Sherman View Post
    Pere. Are those negative density readings ?? If so you are
    pushing the boundaries of Silver Gelatin. 1.7 & 1.9 I would
    suggest flashing. Iíll look at the image on a big computer screen tonight as I am just on a cell
    phone now
    There are densities on that negative that are well over 2.00 what do you hope to accomplish with this photograph ?? In all liklihood, even if you were able to get a light grey tonality on the print that's all there would be, no detail, simply a light grey without texture. Realistically, the only way to capture this image is to give adequeate shadow exposure and let the highlights go as high as they can be retrieved back to a printable with slight texture (Zone 14) and hope that provides some type of adequate shadow information. OR, time the exposure for the shadow values right around dusk when they are brighter, wait 60 - 90 minutes and then give another exposure to capture the night lights and develop somewhere along the idea of N-5. With that type of negative so long as the high values have been compressed to an adequate denisty to allow as little 0 filtration as possible to increase mid tone contrast and information.


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