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Old 03-19-2013   #1
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Size: 11x14 inches
Paper: Adox MCP RC
Developer: Ilford PQ
Film: Konica Centuria 200
Notes: Two exposures with different Magenta filter settings. That is not a frame, that's an old contact frame to hold the print flat when I take a picture of it.

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Old 03-20-2013   #2
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Bump for the morning crowd.
Or the night crowd on the other side of the globe.
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Old 03-20-2013   #3
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I wish I had taken better copies but I can't make excuses, I'm a novice in the darkroom. These are taken from my phone hanging in the kitchen. I'm due for another printing session soon.



and (I need to try split contrast printing this one)
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Bump for the morning crowd.
Or the night crowd on the other side of the globe.
That's me!

Spent last weekend in the improvised darkroom giving dodging and burning a go. Now it all makes sense, I understand the cryptic notes that printers annotate for their dodges and burns! Only now can I appreciate how much information is actually usable in a negative - boy was I surprised to see that! Here are a couple of my humble efforts:





Mamiya 6, Delta 100 souped in Ilfosol3, Ilford MGIV FB, Ilford Multigrade. Filter 3.

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Take a look at this thread...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...ad.php?t=76394
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I wish I had taken better copies but I can't make excuses, I'm a novice in the darkroom. These are taken from my phone hanging in the kitchen. I'm due for another printing session soon.



and (I need to try split contrast printing this one)
Ivan, these are gorgeous.
"Novice" my foot

Do you mind adding paper, development, size, etc.?
I'd like it for this thread to be educational as well as enjoyable.
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That's me!

Spent last weekend in the improvised darkroom giving dodging and burning a go. Now it all makes sense, I understand the cryptic notes that printers annotate for their dodges and burns! Only now can I appreciate how much information is actually usable in a negative - boy was I surprised to see that! Here are a couple of my humble efforts:

Mamiya 6, Delta 100 souped in Ilfosol3, Ilford MGIV FB, Ilford Multigrade. Filter 3.
Love these.
Thanks for providing the info as well.
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Cool, now we have two threads to showcase darkroom prints.

When will we see yours here?
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Ivan, these are gorgeous.
"Novice" my foot

Do you mind adding paper, development, size, etc.?
I'd like it for this thread to be educational as well as enjoyable.
Wow. Thanks man. Appreciate that.

Well I ended up getting a huge box of paper, and a bessler enlarger a few years back. Most of the paper is expired Ilford Multi-grade IV RC 8x10 paper. The developer is Ilford PQ universal which was/is fresh. IIRC, I used a grade 3 filter.

I need to get back in there soon. I like printing.

edit: One of the boxes of paper I got was a 100 sheets of 5x7. I practiced with this size in smaller trays for a few sessions before I got the bigger paper.
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Here is the latest (I think):


Mosque of Isa Khan's Tomb (8x10 Print) by nbg90455, on Flickr

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Arca-Swiss F-line Field Camera 4x5
f6.8 / 90mm Rodenstock Grandagon

f32 / 53 s., no filter

Kodak TMax100
developed in TMax RS

Printed on Ilford Warmtone FB Paper (8x10)

Scanned on Office Scanner.
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Old 03-21-2013   #11
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Mike, that is seriously nice.
I bet the real print has more details in the shadow areas than the scan suggests.
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Cool, now we have two threads to showcase darkroom prints.

When will we see yours here?
Very soon!
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Mike, that is seriously nice.
I bet the real print has more details in the shadow areas than the scan suggests.
Thank you! It does look better on paper. It was taken on a rainy/cloudy day, so the contrast was actually manageable (just a litle more than than 5 zones), which is somewhat rare in Delhi...
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Here is the latest (I think):


Mosque of Isa Khan's Tomb (8x10 Print) by nbg90455, on Flickr

Equipment:
Arca-Swiss F-line Field Camera 4x5
f6.8 / 90mm Rodenstock Grandagon

f32 / 53 s., no filter

Kodak TMax100
developed in TMax RS

Printed on Ilford Warmtone FB Paper (8x10)

Scanned on Office Scanner.
Very nice looking print.
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Very nice looking print.
Thank you!
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15.5x15.5 Ilford Warmtone Fiber, matted for customer. "Deep in the Rockies", Hasselblad 501CM, 50mm FLE @F/11, ND filter, 1 minute exposure on Agfa APX-25, Rodinal 1+50.

iPhone pic of actual piece....
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15.5x15.5 Ilford Warmtone Fiber, matted for customer. "Deep in the Rockies", Hasselblad 501CM, 50mm FLE @F/11, ND filter, 1 minute exposure on Agfa APX-25, Rodinal 1+50.

iPhone pic of actual piece....
Nice image -- lovely clouds.
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Nice thread and stuff guys! I am wondering how to show you some of my recently printed stuff since I don't have a digital camera around. I have printed more than 70 works since January as I am getting ready for a personal exhibition in a month. I'll try to figure out something, I would love to contribute in this thread

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Nice thread and stuff guys! I am wondering how to show you some of my recently printed stuff since I don't have a digital camera around. I have printed more than 70 works since January as I am getting ready for a personal exhibition in a month. I'll try to figure out something, I would love to contribute in this thread

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I use a simple HP office scanner (at work ), since my experiments with digicam photos of prints never produced decent results (too contrasty, too little details), but having said that, the photos on this thread (including the iPhone one ) are very good...
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I give it a try with the ipad then and see how it's going to look like. Hard to scan them in the office (50x60 and 60x70)...

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5x7 Foma RC Glossy Paper
Copper toned and manipulated in the darkroom
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15.5x15.5 Ilford Warmtone Fiber, matted for customer. "Deep in the Rockies", Hasselblad 501CM, 50mm FLE @F/11, ND filter, 1 minute exposure on Agfa APX-25, Rodinal 1+50.

iPhone pic of actual piece....

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Nice thread and stuff guys! I am wondering how to show you some of my recently printed stuff since I don't have a digital camera around. I have printed more than 70 works since January as I am getting ready for a personal exhibition in a month. I'll try to figure out something, I would love to contribute in this thread

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Boris,
Borrow a digital camera, I think one of your neighbors would have one.

I eagerly await your contributions.
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5x7 Foma RC Glossy Paper
Copper toned and manipulated in the darkroom
The Force is strong with this one!
Copper toned.
Now that is something I've never tried.
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The Force is strong with this one!
Copper toned.
Now that is something I've never tried.
Thanks! Copper toner is nice, since the longer you leave it in the more sepia it becomes so no need to buy two toners. I'll be trying a blue toner soon as I think it's more my style.
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15.5x15.5 Ilford Warmtone Fiber, matted for customer. "Deep in the Rockies", Hasselblad 501CM, 50mm FLE @F/11, ND filter, 1 minute exposure on Agfa APX-25, Rodinal 1+50.

iPhone pic of actual piece....
Looks to be a beautiful print. Bet this is stunning in person!
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Last week. It was actually a test of 6+ years old opened MACO Lith concentrates that have been brewing (oxydizing) in my cellar while I was away from my country for some years. It is so wet in the cellar that all the labels of the bottles have peeled off! And 7+ years old opened package of MACO Lithpaper staying at room temperature. Didn't expect the chemistry and paper emulsion to work so good after all those years. I have some Moersch Lith stuff I want to try next.


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Last week. It was actually a test of 6+ years old opened MACO Lith concentrates that have been brewing (oxydizing) in my cellar while I was away from my country for some years. It is so wet in the cellar that all the labels of the bottles have peeled off! And 7+ years old opened package of MACO Lithpaper staying at room temperature. Didn't expect the chemistry and paper emulsion to work so good after all those years. I have some Moersch Lith stuff I want to try next.
That is unbelievable!
Lith developer in working solution expires in a matter of days.
How can a concentrate stay active that long?

And your print is a strong contribution to this thread.
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That is unbelievable!
Lith developer in working solution expires in a matter of days.
How can a concentrate stay active that long?

And your print is a strong contribution to this thread.
Thank you!

Indeed I was surprised myself. I believe the A & B concentrates themselves are quite neutral and chemically relatively "inactive", only when mixed together they become an "explosive" mix. The Lith-solution dies (oxydizes-) out within a hour or so in my darkroom.

I do use Tetenal Anti-Oxydant spray before I close the concentration bottles - maybe this is also the trick of this longetivity since the Liht bottles were well over half-empty for 6+ years.


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Delta 400 on Ilford Multi. The actual print has a much greater dynamic range with brighter whites.
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from today, still wet fb-prints cellotaped on a board for drying. series of 4 portraits.

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Margus, the first time I've seen terraced rice fields as a Lith print
So cool to see a fellow Lith printer.
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Delta 400 on Ilford Multi. The actual print has a much greater dynamic range with brighter whites.
I am sure of it.
As is the image already shown incredible range and yet it remained crisp.

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from today, still wet fb-prints cellotaped on a board for drying. series of 4 portraits.
Lovely set!
It's no longer common to do portraits as FB prints.
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Size: 8x10 inches
Paper: Adox MCP
Film: TMAX 400
Note: I'm experimenting with the high-key look. The magenta dial on my color enlarger was cranked out to max for this one. I know, I should have done Lith to test the paper, but still, it has its charms.
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thanks, will! don´t you use fb any more? there´s the fb version of the mcp, the mcc. a decent emulsion, both of them.
my portraits are on fomatone, a bit lacking the clean whites, but very warm instead.

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thanks, will! don´t you use fb any more? there´s the fb version of the mcp, the mcc. a decent emulsion, both of them.
my portraits are on fomatone, a bit lacking the clean whites, but very warm instead.

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Just some, I like RC better.
I haven't tried the MCC though, I heard it's easier to flatten than Ilford FB papers.
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iPhone pic of print in the wash.

16x20 print on 20x24 paper. Ilford Gloss paper. 35mm film.
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iPhone pic of print in the wash.

16x20 print on 20x24 paper. Ilford Gloss paper. 35mm film.
Say what?
I'd like to see your enlarger setup.
Printing this big is impressive (to me).
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Boris,
I was waiting for your contribution to this thread.
And I wasn't disappointed, that's a very interesting and carefully composed photo.
It works in a lot of ways.
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