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Forum: Print Exchanges Yesterday, 12:34 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By Terry S
My offering was put in the post today, Wednesday...

My offering was put in the post today, Wednesday 14 April 2021. :)

Terry S
Forum: Darkroom Yesterday, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 197
Posted By Terry S
I do similar to most. I make notes as I'm...

I do similar to most.

I make notes as I'm going along, in a paper note book, as my memory can be so bad, especially if I'm interrupted mid-flow whilst printing. I rarely reprint work, and if I...
Forum: Darkroom 11th April 2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 307
Posted By Terry S
Good bit of detective work there Nat! :D ...

Good bit of detective work there Nat! :D

Terry S
Forum: Photography in general 9th April 2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By Terry S
I only read your message this morning Martin,...

I only read your message this morning Martin, after pouring boiling water down a funnel into one of the bottles last night. The bottle survived the ordeal and just checking it has a number 2 on the...
Forum: Photography in general 8th April 2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By Terry S
Thanks for all the replies everyone. :) Yes,...

Thanks for all the replies everyone. :)

Yes, I've not long tried full strength bleach for a good number of days, and as far as I can tell, none of the sulphur was removed.

I also tried last...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 7th April 2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By Terry S
I too have now received a pleasant reply from the...

I too have now received a pleasant reply from the seller and he even mentions your message to him. I hope that he now finds a buyer. :)

Terry S
Forum: Darkroom 7th April 2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By Terry S
I should have mentioned it first time around, but...

I should have mentioned it first time around, but I would also open and close the lens aperture as well, to give that a bit of exercise, as they too can become a bit stiff after little use.
...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 7th April 2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By Terry S
Maybe 'bad' was the wrong word and could be taken...

Maybe 'bad' was the wrong word and could be taken the wrong way... :)

But I still like to contact sellers if I know what an item is and they don't. I have received various replies, from the...
Forum: Darkroom 7th April 2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By Terry S
First thing that I would suggest, is to go...

First thing that I would suggest, is to go through the shutter speeds, one by one, whilst shooting off the shutter a good number of times.

Sometimes when a camera hasn't been used for a while, it...
Forum: Photography in general 7th April 2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By Terry S
Is deposited sulphur okay in a fixer bottle?

Okay, I've asked in a previous post, about how to remove sulphur that has deposited itself in two of my plastic (made to hold chemicals) bottles:
...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 7th April 2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By Terry S
As I have a bit of an annoyance of bad...

As I have a bit of an annoyance of bad descriptions, especially on ebay, I have just contacted the seller, giving them the link that Michael found = well done on that Michael! :)

Terry S
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 5th April 2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 554
Posted By Terry S
Mmmmm, I don't know exactly what you mean by...

Mmmmm, I don't know exactly what you mean by being 'a novice', but unless you are happy with printing straight, with just one filter, with maybe a bit of dodging and burning in, I would avoid getting...
Forum: Colour film 4th April 2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By Terry S
Ok, not quite as drastic as I imagined, but it...

Ok, not quite as drastic as I imagined, but it should not have happened either way.

I'd still be inclined to send the receipt and a picture.

Terry S
Forum: Photography in general 4th April 2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By Terry S
I had a quick session in the darkroom today and...

I had a quick session in the darkroom today and tried out the colour changing LED bulb that I bought from B & Q. I only had time to try out the blue and green colours but the green looks promising,...
Forum: Colour film 4th April 2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By Terry S
I've never heard of this happening with any...

I've never heard of this happening with any chemical that photographers use.

Which part of the bottle is damaged and how old are the bottles, presuming they all came at the same time?

Whatever...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 4th April 2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By Terry S
Royal Mail rules for sending batteries in the UK.

I was at the Post Office yesterday, so I picked up a leaflet about what can and can't be sent via the Royal Mail.

Basically, one can send just about any battery type in the UK, if the batteries...
Forum: Photography in general 4th April 2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By Terry S
Ah! good point there Bob. I'll hopefully try...

Ah! good point there Bob.

I'll hopefully try the said light out later today or tomorrow, with the first tries under the three main led's that make up the bulb and see how I get on.

As I said,...
Forum: Darkroom 4th April 2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By Terry S
I have read a lot recently about accidents caused...

I have read a lot recently about accidents caused by random mixtures of two or more acids in the darkroom, so it's always worth checking.

A quick search on DuckDuckGo came up with some good...
Forum: Photography in general 3rd April 2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By Terry S
A different coloured safelight required?

Right, just as I was about to assign the mentioned box of 1970's paper to experimental and lumen prints only, the following happened...

Coming to the end of a printing session with the new Ilford...
Forum: Photography in general 2nd April 2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By Terry S
I bought a similar model, in green, not that long...

I bought a similar model, in green, not that long ago and I think I paid about 20, which is way below what they're asking.

Is there something special about this particular camera?

Terry S
Forum: Chemical formulae 2nd April 2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By Terry S
Making up more of my own mixes, I looked into...

Making up more of my own mixes, I looked into making the colour changing stop bath, but the price of any Bromocresol purple that I could find, made it uneconomical. It's one of the few things worth...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 2nd April 2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By Terry S
That's an interesting link there Ian. I didn't...

That's an interesting link there Ian. I didn't realise that older power tool batteries could be replaced. I had presumed one had to upgrade to a newer model and take the batteries and tool to the...
Forum: Photography in general 1st April 2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By Terry S
Thanks for the suggestion Bob, but yes, I've done...

Thanks for the suggestion Bob, but yes, I've done a safelight test and that didn't solve the problem... :(

Terry S
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 31st March 2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 254
Posted By Terry S
The best place to check out the latest list of...

The best place to check out the latest list of papers that work for lith, is by going to Tim Rudman's website. You can also sign up for his email updates of materials there:
...
Forum: Photography in general 31st March 2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By Terry S
I did one more session in the darkroom yesterday,...

I did one more session in the darkroom yesterday, with the old and fogged FB paper from the 1970's and I have decided to draw a line.

Just when I thought I was getting somewhere, it became one...
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