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Forum: Monochrome Film 26th January 2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,362
Posted By Rob Archer
It needs to be developed in a specific...

It needs to be developed in a specific low-contrast developer or the contrast will be too high to print unless you're into 'soot & whitewash' prints. The recommended developer is Adox Adotech IV...
Forum: Monochrome Film 25th January 2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,362
Posted By Rob Archer
Definitely somewhere to go once we're allowed out!

Definitely somewhere to go once we're allowed out!
Forum: Monochrome Film 25th January 2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,362
Posted By Rob Archer
[QUOTE=Terry S;138013]A good job, you've done...

[QUOTE=Terry S;138013]A good job, you've done there Rob.

And I really like the contrast that you have managed to get with it. :)

As for me wondering what POTA was, and I'm assuming I wasn't the...
Forum: News and Announcements 25th January 2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 293
Posted By Rob Archer
Wishing both of them all the best. It's at times...

Wishing both of them all the best. It's at times like this you realise just how great the NHS is, even under almost intolerable pressure.
Forum: Monochrome Film 25th January 2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,362
Posted By Rob Archer
A few scans of my latest attempts with it....

A few scans of my latest attempts with it. They're scans of prints on Ilford Multigrade RC DeLux except for the peppers which is on Art300. As you can see, even with POTA the images are very...
Forum: Print Exchanges 24th January 2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 166
Posted By Rob Archer
Count me in again please. Rob

Count me in again please.

Rob
Forum: Photography in general 22nd January 2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 275
Posted By Rob Archer
Ilford Warmtone FB is almost exactly a stop...

Ilford Warmtone FB is almost exactly a stop slower than Multigrade Classic FB. This means that if you are switching between those papers it's easy to control by either doubling/halving exposure time...
Forum: Print Exchanges 21st January 2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,621
Posted By Rob Archer
Just received not one, but three fascinating 5x7...

Just received not one, but three fascinating 5x7 prints from Terry S. Well printed on three different paper stocks and toned differently. Great minds think alike Terry! I've been considering going...
Forum: Photography in general 21st January 2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 417
Posted By Rob Archer
Photograph things close at hand. Many 'new'...

Photograph things close at hand. Many 'new' photographers get their first 'good' camera and start planning trips to exotic places, or expensive model shoots etc. Learn to 'see' the things/people...
Forum: Monochrome Film 21st January 2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 219
Posted By Rob Archer
It depends a lot on how the camera and film is...

It depends a lot on how the camera and film is stored. The backing paper is, as pointed out, quite susceptible to environmental conditions. Some films fare better than others though. Ilford films in...
Forum: Introductions 18th January 2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 237
Posted By Rob Archer
Welcome! I've got a Fed3 which I love....

Welcome! I've got a Fed3 which I love. Surprisingly sharp lenses!
Forum: Photography in general 17th January 2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By Rob Archer
Out of interest, can this stuff be handled under...

Out of interest, can this stuff be handled under a red safelight, or does it need total darkness?
Forum: Photography in general 14th January 2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 418
Posted By Rob Archer
I have a set of these that I plan to use in my...

I have a set of these that I plan to use in my Yashica mat. I was thinking of using both sets and attaching the end if the film into a reusable 35mm canister. Otherwise one would have to handle the...
Forum: Toning 11th January 2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By Rob Archer
I find the results with selenium toner vary...

I find the results with selenium toner vary enormously depending on paper, developer and toner dilution. I find a stronger toner (1:5 or more) gives warmer browns than 1:9 which gives a 'plummy' tone...
Forum: Print Exchanges 11th January 2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,334
Posted By Rob Archer
And arrived today! A very atmospheric print of...

And arrived today! A very atmospheric print of beached boats in the Faroe Islands. Brought back happy (and damp!) memories of a trip there in 1985.

Thanks
Forum: Alternate printing processes 9th January 2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By Rob Archer
I've dabbled (again, not literally!) with...

I've dabbled (again, not literally!) with cyanotypes in the past but plan on doing it a bit more seriously, starting with setting up a more consistent light source than sunshine.
Forum: Print Exchanges 9th January 2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,621
Posted By Rob Archer
Mine went off this morning.

Mine went off this morning.
Forum: Photography in general 7th January 2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By Rob Archer
Thanks for sharing this. Some wonderful images...

Thanks for sharing this. Some wonderful images there. I'm surprised I haven't come across her work before. I did several trips to the GDR in the early 1980s. It was certainly an 'interesting'...
Forum: Print Exchanges 6th January 2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,334
Posted By Rob Archer
I'm glad it got there in the end!

I'm glad it got there in the end!
Forum: Photography in general 6th January 2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 668
Posted By Rob Archer
The postman has just brought me a set of close up...

The postman has just brought me a set of close up (no 1) filters for my Yashica Mat. There's a patch of waste ground covered in teasels about 100m from my house so I think my daily exercise might...
Forum: Photography in general 4th January 2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 862
Posted By Rob Archer
If I had to choose one it would probably be Fay...

If I had to choose one it would probably be Fay Godwin. As well as being an accomplished photographer she loved simplicity, not carrying around tons of gear. She was also passionate about the...
Forum: Alternate printing processes 3rd January 2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By Rob Archer
Thanks for that. I have read through that thread...

Thanks for that. I have read through that thread now and learnt a lot. I suppose I'm just trying to be a bit cheapskate. I think I'm going to invest in one of the better lamps mentioned anyway. I'll...
Forum: Print Exchanges 2nd January 2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,334
Posted By Rob Archer
I've not received anything yet. Mine went in the...

I've not received anything yet. Mine went in the post just before Christmas.
Forum: Alternate printing processes 2nd January 2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By Rob Archer
UV Light Source for Cyanotypes - would this work?

I'm planning to have another go at cyanotypes. I've used sunlight before but it's inconsistent (and often unavailable!) so looking at UV light sources. I've found a few things online including this...
Forum: Introductions 2nd January 2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By Rob Archer
Welcome to FADU Uwe! I was last in Leipzig in...

Welcome to FADU Uwe! I was last in Leipzig in 1984. I suspect it's changed a bit since then! I'll have to dig out some of my old negatives from back then. IIRC I was still using my old Practika MTL3...
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