Interpretations of a negative

Discussion in 'Enlarging' started by dlin, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. Shawn Dougherty

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    Thank you! =) If you are referring to my last post, Skunk Run Falls, the developer was Rodinal (Adox Adonal). I've found at very high dilutions, changing the time brings up the shadows more than the highlights and changing the dilution brings down the highlights more than the shadows.

    I've gotten away from stand development for a variety of reasons but that is another issue which has been discussed to no end here on APUG. =)
     
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    Hi Shawn,
    Thank you and yes, I was referring to the Skunk Run Falls post.
    You make two very interesting observations here on the relationship between developer dilution, time, and shadow/highlights.
    I am very curious about your other experiences and observations with Rodinal, such as this. If you have posted them anywhere, please do share the link.
    Also, if you aren't doing stand, may I ask you what approach you use these days.

    Thanks,
    Arun
     
  3. Shawn Dougherty

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    Arun,
    I sent you a PM with some additional information. =)
    Shawn
     
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    I'm quite keen on PCAT for semistand development, but YMMV.
     
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    Time to contribute to this thread!

    Picture taken in Porto, Portugal during a business trip there early 2015. I really wanted a picture of the stonework on the facades, so I went up early one Saturday morning to shoot it. The contrast was pretty high, I used (for some reason...) #8 filter and development was normal. The contrast in the negative is pretty high.

    First proof, trying to have some coverage in the shadows, using the #00 filter.

    2015-09-01-0001.jpg

    Pre-flash, two cut out masks and several stages of burn-ins with a card resulted in this:

    2015-09-01-0003.jpg

    The print is on old, expired and fogged Ilford MGIV FB but the print came out anyways. I've toned it in sepia and framed it since scanning it.
     
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