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    An Anthology Of Silver Prints

    I have posted some of the images below here in the past. I finally sat down and consolidated a bunch of them i had laying around, old- and new, into a single album.

    This is a more complete look at some of my work now beginning in 1995. I will likely add older- and new images as the spirit moves.

    These are shot in a variety of film formats but all are scans of silver prints made from traditional negatives. Only minimal digital post processing was done to try and - as best as possible - match the actual print.

    Questions, commentary, and critique are welcome:


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    Re: An Anthology Of Silver Prints

    Nice prints. Are there common features like type of film, paper, etc?

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    Re: An Anthology Of Silver Prints

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Klein View Post
    Nice prints. Are there common features like type of film, paper, etc?
    No, not really. The negatives are from Tri-X, Agfapan APX 100, TMX, FP4+, HP5+, and Efke 100PL. Formats include 35mm, 645, 6x6, 6x9, and 4x5.

    Developers are HC-110B, PMK Pyro, D-76, D-23, and Pyrocat-HD, the latter being almost exclusively used in high-dilution, low agitation, long duration development (Semistand or Exterme Minimal Agitation). The last 1/3 or 1/2 of images were developed in some version of that with either D-23 1:1 or Pyrocat.


    The images are VC split printed using a Zone VI VC cold light head on an old Omega D-2. The earlier ones are printed on either Arista.EDU VC Glossy or Oriental VC. The later ones are printed on Fomabrom VC Variant 111 (which to my mind is one of the finest VC papers ever made).

    All of them are developed in Dektol 1:1, stopped with dilute glacial acetic acid, and rapid fixed in Ilford Hypam. After washing and clearing in PermaWash they were toned in Kodak Rapid Selenium Toner in dilutions varying from 1:20 to 1:40, and then go through a 60 min final wash.
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    Re: An Anthology Of Silver Prints

    Maybe it's my browser, but all I see are tiny images, including the thumbnails on the right. Hard to judge anything from that, and I am not going to download to view.

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    Re: An Anthology Of Silver Prints

    It's definitely your browser. Likely it's not dealing with javascript properly.
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    Re: An Anthology Of Silver Prints

    Thank you!


    Amazingly consistent over decades

    Almost thought I knew locations

    but I was wrong

    again
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    Re: An Anthology Of Silver Prints

    I like the trees/branches in fresh snow. I’d be tempted to crop it but it’s not my picture so feel free to disregard that.

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    Re: An Anthology Of Silver Prints

    Quote Originally Posted by gypsydog View Post
    No, mine is the same. Tiny image in the upper left corner.


    Hmmmmm, what browser and what OS? I have looked at this on a variety of display surfaces and it always worked well.

    Is it possible your browser is zooming down? Do you have another browser with which to try this?

    So far I have confirmed proper operation on IOS/Safari on iPad, Linux/Chrome, Linux/Firefox, and Android/Chrome. I have anecdotal evidence that it also works on iPhones.
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    Re: An Anthology Of Silver Prints

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael R View Post
    I like the trees/branches in fresh snow. I’d be tempted to crop it but it’s not my picture so feel free to disregard that.
    I should probably have noted that these are prints from my workbooks. They are not finally finished, spotted, cropped, etc. So, yes, there is likely quite a bit of opportunity for enhancement when/if I make a wall hanging out of any of these.

    That picture was one of my early forays into Extreme Minimal Agitation earlier this year and I was still dialing in effective ASA. To my eye, it needed just a touch more exposure in the shadows. These days, I'd Semistand develop it and get full box ASA and thereby be able to place shadows just fine.
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    Re: An Anthology Of Silver Prints

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    Thank you!


    Amazingly consistent over decades

    Almost thought I knew locations

    but I was wrong

    again

    Happy to reveal locations, camera, etc. of any or all as requested.
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