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shadowfox 03-19-2013 17:25

Show me your latest darkroom prints
 


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.

Your turn!

filmfan 03-20-2013 07:27

Take a look at this thread...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...ad.php?t=76394

shadowfox 03-20-2013 07:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by filmfan (Post 2100097)

Cool, now we have two threads to showcase darkroom prints.

When will we see yours here?

ibcrewin 03-20-2013 08:08

Quote:

Originally Posted by shadowfox (Post 2100116)
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.

mbisc 03-20-2013 09:35

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.

shadowfox 03-21-2013 09:32

Mike, that is seriously nice.
I bet the real print has more details in the shadow areas than the scan suggests.

filmfan 03-21-2013 09:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by shadowfox (Post 2100122)
Cool, now we have two threads to showcase darkroom prints.

When will we see yours here?

Very soon!

mbisc 03-22-2013 07:50

Quote:

Originally Posted by shadowfox (Post 2100926)
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...

timor 03-22-2013 09:01

Quote:

Originally Posted by mbisc (Post 2100193)
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.

mbisc 03-22-2013 09:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by timor (Post 2101608)
Very nice looking print.

Thank you!

KM-25 03-22-2013 12:20

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....

mbisc 03-22-2013 12:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by KM-25 (Post 2101725)
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.

taskoni 03-22-2013 13:19

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 :)

Regards,

Boris

mbisc 03-22-2013 14:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by taskoni (Post 2101768)
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 :)

Regards,

Boris

I use a simple HP office scanner (at work :o), 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 :eek:) are very good...

taskoni 03-22-2013 14:53

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)...

Regards,

Boris

CRod 03-22-2013 17:05



5x7 Foma RC Glossy Paper
Copper toned and manipulated in the darkroom

shadowfox 03-22-2013 18:32

Quote:

Originally Posted by KM-25 (Post 2101725)
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....

Hucklesnuffery!
Master!!

shadowfox 03-22-2013 18:37

Quote:

Originally Posted by taskoni (Post 2101768)
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 :)

Regards,

Boris

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

I eagerly await your contributions.

shadowfox 03-22-2013 18:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by CRod (Post 2101880)


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.

CRod 03-22-2013 18:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by shadowfox (Post 2101916)
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. :)

xia_ke 03-23-2013 03:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by KM-25 (Post 2101725)
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!

tsiklonaut 03-23-2013 13:00

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.


Pentax 67, 105mm f2.4, Rollei 100 Tonal (developed in Diafine A+B), Durst 1200, Rodenstock 90mm F4 APO, MACO Superlith + MACO Lithpaper. Drumscanned with low-res just for web-use.


shadowfox 03-25-2013 05:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by tsiklonaut (Post 2102354)
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.

tsiklonaut 03-28-2013 23:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by shadowfox (Post 2103541)
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.


Two more from this series:


Take care,
Margus

Brando 03-29-2013 07:12

Delta 400 on Ilford Multi. The actual print has a much greater dynamic range with brighter whites.

--s 03-29-2013 10:47

from today, still wet fb-prints cellotaped on a board for drying. series of 4 portraits.


shadowfox 03-29-2013 15:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by tsiklonaut (Post 2106444)
Thank you!



Margus, the first time I've seen terraced rice fields as a Lith print :)
So cool to see a fellow Lith printer.

shadowfox 03-29-2013 15:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brando (Post 2106639)
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.

Thanks for joining us!

shadowfox 03-29-2013 15:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by straightmp (Post 2106815)
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.

shadowfox 03-29-2013 15:51


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.

--s 03-29-2013 21:18

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.

regards,
smp

shadowfox 03-30-2013 06:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by straightmp (Post 2107126)
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.

regards,
smp

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

Riccis 03-30-2013 06:44

1 Attachment(s)
iPhone pic of print in the wash.

16x20 print on 20x24 paper. Ilford Gloss paper. 35mm film.

shadowfox 03-31-2013 06:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by Riccis (Post 2107310)
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).

shadowfox 04-01-2013 05:34

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.
Good job.

--s 04-04-2013 00:12

next set of portraits. the upper 2 are from last summer, a happy family time. the 2 below are from a friend who died last week. we´ll bury him on saturday, and i´ll bring one of them for his family.



my post 100, tataaaaa!!!

shadowfox 04-04-2013 18:41

That portrait of your friend who just passed away is a very, very touching tribute.

Inspiring in more than one ways.

--s 04-04-2013 21:20

that portrait is from december, during my last visit at him. he was suffering then, the signs of cancer were visible on him, but he still had not given up. when he became tired i asked for the picture and got the m6 from the car. the winter sun in his room, late afternoon..... i left without knowing..... precious memory. the best photography can deliver.

shadowfox 04-08-2013 16:43

Patrick,

It may be an old image, but it's very, very well printed.

I'm amazed how many good printers we have here in this forum.

goros 04-09-2013 01:22

3 Attachment(s)
I hadn't realized about this thread, but I had enjoyed it a lot. I want to contribute with three prints I had photographed with an iPad while still drying. Shadows and colour cast are my fault.

I forgot to add the paper details, Fomatone MG Classic 131 developed with Moersch ECO.

Cheers


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