Just my simple intro.........

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by 480sparky, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. 480sparky

    480sparky FF Regular

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    Nov 20, 2015
    Ken
    I have decided that.........


    ......... I'm totally in love with shooting 4x5..................... loaded with black & white film...................... souping the film..................... and then............... *gasp!*.......................making wet prints.

    Just stepped out of the darkroom with my latest project: Printing a neg I shot a couple weeks ago of an exceedingly high-contrast scene: Looking straight up into the state capital dome.

    Although I was more than satisfied with the way the digital scan came out, I was just flat-out schnizzled when I hung up the old-fashioned, honest-to-goodness, this IS your father's photograph, print.

    Due to the high contrast, I went with a split filter process, exposing the shadows for 2 seconds w/#5 filter. I then changed the contrast filter to the #00, and exposed the paper for 40 seconds, dodging the shadows for 15 seconds of it. I then reset the timer to 20 seconds and added 15 of it to the 'sunstreams' that were striking the dome from the windows.

    2015-11-202021.39.34.

    The print is still hanging up to dry. I made a graphic example of the exposure process:

    Capital%20Dome%204x5%20Wet%20Print%20post.
     
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