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Terry S


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This picture is one of my first efforts that I've been happy with since I've started experimenting with the Lith process, having liked so many prints of this process in books.


After much reading and experimenting, I first tried the process with a commercial lith kit from Fotospeed = chemicals and paper.


With the cost for both being much higher than ordinary darkroom chemicals and paper, I have been experimenting with making up my own lith developer, which costs just a fraction of commercial ones, bringing the overall cost of the process right down.


The developer that I did this print in was actually given to me on the forum by a fellow member, to whom I thank, for I had not been having much success trying out, unsuccessfully, a few others that I previously found.


The subject was taken by natural light whilst laying on a a single patterned floor tile that I picked up from B&Q for pennies.
Date: Mon, 4, August, 2014 Views: 1669
Filesize: 62.5kb Dimensions: 567 x 384
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Keywords: Lith, Foma paper
Film make, size & rating:: Ilford HP5 at ISO 400
Film developer & temp:: Rodnal @ 20C
Tripod used Y or N:: No - handheld
Paper:: Foma
Paper developer & temp:: Home made Lith developer

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alexmuir
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Registered: January 2010
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Mon, 4, August, 2014 2:27pm

This image has a nice tone to it. Having found a working combination, I hope you will make, and display some more examples.
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MartyNL

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Mon, 4, August, 2014 11:40pm

Certainly looks good on my screen. Lovely tone and well controlled highlights.

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Domingo

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Registered: May 2011
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Tue, 5, August, 2014 7:05am

Very nice result, Terry: congratulations. A lot of textures and dramatic effect of light, just as expected in a lith image.


Is it a broken revolver?
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Terry S
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Tue, 5, August, 2014 10:24am

Thanks for the comments guys. Smile


And yes Domingo, it is a broken gun, with the handle part missing. May be that will turn up some time later in my vegetable beds?


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Tue, 5, August, 2014 12:17pm

Well done, the picture real bring across the texture. Superb picture.

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skellum

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Sat, 9, August, 2014 11:54am

Hi Terry. I've looked at this on and off for few days, and I like it more and more. Still life and lith put together? Great.
Watch out though- you'll find that you begin to collect all sort of 'junk' because it might come in handy for a still life!
Which Foma paper is this?
I find their naming system a bit obscure, and did you go with a matt surface?
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Terry S
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Thu, 28, August, 2014 2:14pm

Hi Skellum - sorry for the delay in replying.


The Foma paper that I used for the print is the Fomatone FB 132 Matte.


As for collecting bits of 'junk' (not the name that I would use though Wink, I've been doing that for years and have to keep it hidden away to stops others throwing it out! Smile


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