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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.



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

Inspiring in more than one ways.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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Couple of Liths.

The portrait of an island road - on Forte Fortezo
The other one :-) - om Slavich Unibrom
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Film: Ilford Delta 100 6x6
Paper: Adox MCP
Note: The print appear darker than it really is thanks to the crappy all-in-one office scanner.
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Note: The print appear darker than it really is thanks to the crappy all-in-one office scanner.
Awesome image, and awesome car!
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portrait of a friend who is a stonemason in his typical working environment.

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A very cool portrait.
Did you give one print to your friend to hang in his office or house?
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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.

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Those are some amazing monochromatic colors without deliberate toning.
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Photographs here are soo good! No wonder, since it takes effort to produce a print... so this is a nice quality vs. quantity example. Do you hear me all the digital photographers down there with your 32GB CMOS Auto Megapixels )
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Photographs here are soo good! No wonder, since it takes effort to produce a print... so this is a nice quality vs. quantity example. Do you hear me all the digital photographers down there with your 32GB CMOS Auto Megapixels )
Great darkroom prints and great digital prints are beautiful to behold... in person. Here on the web, its impossible to tell the difference... except that one is declared darkroom the other digital by the person posting.
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Great darkroom prints and great digital prints are beautiful to behold... in person. Here on the web, its impossible to tell the difference... except that one is declared darkroom the other digital by the person posting.
that´s true. as i have no scanner, neg or pos, i take my lumix to shoot my darkroom prints to post on rff. a very mixed technique, leaving only a faint impression of the original.

but the choice of pics shown here is much more selective, as a darkroom print is so much more effort to produce.
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A very cool portrait.
Did you give one print to your friend to hang in his office or house?
yes, will, he even´s got the choice between two captions.

i often give my prints away. oftenly asked what i do with the many prints i came to decide to "let them free" when somebody asks for a picture instead of storing them at home. it´s better to know somebody likes them in their home instead of locking them away. so there are single prints at other places without having a duplicate for myself. i like that.
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Great darkroom prints and great digital prints are beautiful to behold... in person. Here on the web, its impossible to tell the difference... except that one is declared darkroom the other digital by the person posting.
Except darkroom prints are more unique than inkjet.
With each post in this thread, I get more admiration for each individual who contributed.

Now, don't start lecturing me that digital prints are more than pushing a button. I do both darkroom and inkjet. I like digital prints also, but I never get the same satisfaction as when producing a good darkroom print.

Anyway, this thread is about darkroom printing. Let it resume its course.
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Real.
And still ultra-lovely!

NOTE: I don't use the word 'lovely' on those heavily processed bridal shots that smacked me in the face everywhere I look these days.

Congrats to the couple.
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Will, thanks for your kindness! It seems you are a person rich of words, always finding something appropriate to say.

My talents for design, for appearance, are zero, just lacking the sense for it.
I wanted the persons in the days of their wedding, not the clothes they wear on that day.
Of course I shot digital color on the next day, the wedding day, but I reckon those darkroom prints will be much more important for them in a couple of years. They may not be of instant beauty, but they will grow in meaning.
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hope i don´t get on anybody´s nerve by dominating this thread. but the big gallery is not for me, i don´t like posting pics there, there´s too much diversity to be enjoyable. so i stick to topical threads.



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and (I need to try split contrast printing this one)
What do you mean by split contrast? How does that work?
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Wonderful prints everyone!

I took off my exhibition today and scanned the wet prints,considered one of my last printed

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This was my first time back in the darkroom since spending a week in the California Redwoods. The fallen Redwood tree I am standing on is so massive that it easily spans the 75 ft wide creek with room to spare and allowed me to set up my 4x5 on a tripod and have room to compose the image....I was thankful to not drop anything in the water.

The image was made on Kodak Tmax 100 4x5 black and white film with a 90mm lens and printed on Ilford Warmtone Fiber two days ago. Photo of 11x14 workup print taken with iPhone 5 via window light...
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Not exactly darkroom prints, since the paper can be handled under indoor light, but here are some cyanotypes which I have recently made under the guidance of my uncle:





Both taken with a Cambo SC 4x5 and a Caltar Pro 210mm f/6.1 (I beg the pardon of any diehard portability-minded rangefinderists).

Film is Arista EDU Ultra 100, developed in Caffenol C-M.
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....I never did a tripitch until a month ago and I've been printing for about 12 years. First attempt:
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Not exactly darkroom prints, since the paper can be handled under indoor light, but here are some cyanotypes which I have recently made under the guidance of my uncle:



Both taken with a Cambo SC 4x5 and a Caltar Pro 210mm f/6.1 (I beg the pardon of any diehard portability-minded rangefinderists).

Film is Arista EDU Ultra 100, developed in Caffenol C-M.
No worries, alternative processes prints are welcome in this thread.
Which paper did you use for these?

The next cyanotype I'm printing, I'd tone it in tea.
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All of these were shot in various parts of Japan last summer. Finally getting into the darkroom for the first time in a long while, and I'm having a blast learning.

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This is a crop from a rather significant enlargement (almost the size of the easel) taken with my Minolta Hi-Matic E on Pan F.There was a dark red(25?) filter over the lens and it was hand held. The wet print has way more detail than I imagined possible (why else would I have all this medium format gear?)
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On this one, I see that you tried to dodge the father and the son.
One thing I learn about dodging, is to pick your battle.
In this case, I think it would work much better if you dodge the child's face only, because the face is the focal point of this composition. The other part being dark can serve as a contrast.

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I really love printing, the darkroom, and silver! Since I've moved I haven't had the time/space to set it back up again (but have every single thing from before) but I'm starting to feel a real emptiness without it. I'm starting to get the space logistics back in gear so I can have my DR space again. It's important to have this outlet, for me, for all of us.
Well said.

And thank you for showing the test prints. without those, we can't get to the masterpieces.
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On this one, I see that you tried to dodge the father and the son.
One thing I learn about dodging, is to pick your battle.
In this case, I think it would work much better if you dodge the child's face only, because the face is the focal point of this composition. The other part being dark can serve as a contrast.
Thanks for the advice! I was thinking that as well, my first time dodging/burning. I've got much to learn in printing.
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Thanks for the advice! I was thinking that as well, my first time dodging/burning. I've got much to learn in printing.
You are welcome!
All of us here are learning, every time we go to the darkroom.
That's the fun part.
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No worries, alternative processes prints are welcome in this thread.
Which paper did you use for these?
These were done on watercolor paper coated with my uncle's homemade cyanotype solution.


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The next cyanotype I'm printing, I'd tone it in tea.
There's an interesting idea. Just don't get mixed up and dip your crumpet in Potassium Ferricyanide.
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First print from my Minolta Minoltina test roll.
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I finally got down to learning the art of the darkroom prints and I am hooked!

This set was on Ilford's 8x10 Glossy, and done on my 4-5 lesson.
I find that I learn much more after printing, as I realise the little details that make photography more complete.
  1. Shooting with filters add much more depth in tones
  2. After you develop 120mm film, 35mm doesn't give you much 'kick'
  3. The more test strips you do at different 'zones' the more accurate your print will be, saving you paper
  4. Print big coz its FUN!
This is me with my fresh pack of Pearl paper I bought yesterday to liven things up.

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