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Forum: Darkroom Yesterday, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 71
Posted By skellum
Just to be clear, this is a photograph of the...

Just to be clear, this is a photograph of the light being projected onto your enlarger baseboard? Not a picture looking UP at the light source?
The white surface looks quite glossy and reflective,...
Forum: Print Exchanges Yesterday, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 116
Posted By skellum
yes please Mike, in again.

yes please Mike, in again.
Forum: Print Exchanges Yesterday, 11:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,276
Posted By skellum
Print finally in the post.

Print finally in the post.
Forum: Camera Accessories Manuals 25th January 2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 222
Posted By skellum
One reason the filters may have stopped selling...

One reason the filters may have stopped selling is the prevalence of mobile phones. I don't do it myself, but I can imagine some newer photographers who struggle to visualise in B&W whipping out...
Forum: Print Exchanges 21st January 2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,276
Posted By skellum
Oops, am I at the coo's tail again? I even have a...

Oops, am I at the coo's tail again? I even have a print made, shame on me.
Off to the post in the morning I hope.
Forum: Darkroom 21st January 2022, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 172
Posted By skellum
LordClive- if this is the auction you're looking...

LordClive- if this is the auction you're looking at it seems to be for all 3 easels.
If so, you probably won't use the ISE Art thing. Included is a 10x8 LPL adjustable easel which will handle all...
Forum: Negative Printing Exchange 20th January 2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,080
Posted By skellum
Thanks Alex- saves me giving the thread a 'bump'....

Thanks Alex- saves me giving the thread a 'bump'.
The completion date for this round isn't until 28-02-22, but a month can fly by.
To recap where I think we are (and please anyone tell me if I'm...
Forum: Darkroom 19th January 2022, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By skellum
The enlarger head looks like it could be an LPL...

The enlarger head looks like it could be an LPL 7700:...
Forum: Art and aesthetics 19th January 2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 359
Posted By skellum
Not quite a photography joke, but it is about our...

Not quite a photography joke, but it is about our most valued commodity: Light.

A Photon arrives to check in at a hotel.
The receptionist looks over the desk and notices the Photon has no bags....
Forum: Darkroom 19th January 2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 92,229
Posted By skellum
And since I'm here anyway, I've just made my...

And since I'm here anyway, I've just made my prints for the Negative exchange. This is my second try at this particular negative, on a different paper.
Finding a negative for the exchange meant...
Forum: Darkroom 19th January 2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 92,229
Posted By skellum
Hi Theo. Your post looks like a bit random for...

Hi Theo. Your post looks like a bit random for this thread- I'm guessing you are commenting on someone's image? If you could describe which one I bet mods will fix this. I've been coming here for...
Forum: Art and aesthetics 18th January 2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 359
Posted By skellum
Hi Jonathan. If you ask hard questions you get...

Hi Jonathan.
If you ask hard questions you get hard answers. I'm 60. I went to dental school in 1979 and have worked ever since. The longest break I've ever had was 6 weeks. I'm the Director for my...
Forum: Art and aesthetics 16th January 2022, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 261
Posted By skellum
Hi Terry. IR400 in 5x4 is very thin compared to...

Hi Terry. IR400 in 5x4 is very thin compared to (for example) HP5. I think I had some handling problems, and at that time my 'darkroom' leaked worse than the Titanic. I suffered a lot of fogging. In...
Forum: Art and aesthetics 15th January 2022, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 261
Posted By skellum
No fooling the folk who hang around here. ...

No fooling the folk who hang around here.

The first image-
As Marty says, Rollei IR400 but it's in 5x4. This was the only half way useful image I got from a whole box of film. Finnicky to use,...
Forum: Art and aesthetics 15th January 2022, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 261
Posted By skellum
Har Har! One of these is Rollei IR400, and...

Har Har!

One of these is Rollei IR400, and one is Delta 3200.
However, perhaps not quite as guessed yet.
Malt surely involved in the production of at least one of these, but not for toning....
Forum: Art and aesthetics 14th January 2022, 11:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 261
Posted By skellum
Friday Night fun.

We have many threads debating the merits of various developers, the difference between stand/ semi-stand/ rotary processing, prewash or not, is HP5 better than Tri-X, and similar topics. Like others...
Forum: Auctions of Interest 12th January 2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By skellum
The other listing has the enlarger pictured next...

The other listing has the enlarger pictured next to a chair beside a door. It's huge! I doubt it would fit on my benches, which are on the low side already. I do hope though there's someone out there...
Forum: Cameras - medium format 11th January 2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By skellum
Thumbs up Well done Michael, I had completely forgotten...

Well done Michael, I had completely forgotten that thread.
Forum: Cameras - medium format 11th January 2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By skellum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn79AYlDR_4 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn79AYlDR_4

It seems at least one company has mastered the repair of these, but they're in Poland. Couldn't find anything similar in USA. It is a fairly expensive...
Forum: Darkroom 9th January 2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 536
Posted By skellum
In your position I'd be looking for an enlarger...

In your position I'd be looking for an enlarger which can manage up to 6x7, with a colour head.

You'll read that condenser enlargers produce an image with more contrast and sharpness, but can show...
Forum: Print Exchanges 5th January 2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,802
Posted By skellum
Thanks terry. I have a second image to go with...

Thanks terry.
I have a second image to go with it, and I'll have a go later at putting them in the right place tonight.
Forum: Darkroom 5th January 2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By skellum
I used to dry FB by pegging pairs of prints...

I used to dry FB by pegging pairs of prints back-to-back on a line over the bath.
Once dry they'd go between a couple of big books, under a pile of steel plates left over from the days when I lifted...
Forum: Print Exchanges 4th January 2022, 10:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,802
Posted By skellum
Thank you Frank. I usually like to send new...

Thank you Frank. I usually like to send new images for the exchanges, but when I went through my files looking for a suitable offering for the Neg Exchange I came across a few things I'd never...
Forum: Negative Printing Exchange 2nd January 2022, 10:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,080
Posted By skellum
Regarding the black borders: both my LPL and...

Regarding the black borders: both my LPL and Fujimoto enlargers have masks for various formats but all are sized to show only the image none of the rebate exposed.
My 'new' Durst has a slightly...
Forum: Negative Printing Exchange 31st December 2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,080
Posted By skellum
Good evening Terry. I've been looking at the...

Good evening Terry.
I've been looking at the prints you posted in the Gallery made from Rob's negative. I suspect it isn't the easiest to print.
The two are quite different: Rob's vision is...
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