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Forum: Photography in general Yesterday, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 156
Posted By skellum
Hi Terry, I picked up the meter almost by...

Hi Terry,
I picked up the meter almost by accident in a job lot of darkroom kit.
As you'll know, it works by holding a diffusing filter between the image and the meter. This 'fuzzes out' the image...
Forum: Photography in general Yesterday, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 156
Posted By skellum
The different Ilford papers are not identical (or...

The different Ilford papers are not identical (or they wouldn't be different papers!). RC papers are faster than fibre, and there's variation between the 'normal', cool, and warmtone versions. Add to...
Forum: Photography in general 21st January 2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 343
Posted By skellum
Some bedtime reading: ...

Some bedtime reading:
https://www.largeformatphotography.info/chasing-magic-bullet.html

A few years back I had a clear out and passed on some film I realised I was never going to use. I had built...
Forum: Darkroom 20th January 2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,592
Posted By skellum
Welcome back, Hopper. It's worth keeping a...

Welcome back, Hopper.
It's worth keeping a couple of spare bulbs in stock. They seem to be really good at failing just when you have something important to print and the shops are closed. Also,...
Forum: Colour printing techniques 19th January 2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,210
Posted By skellum
Not uncommon Terry. A quick internet search...

Not uncommon Terry.
A quick internet search finds us, the OP throws out a question but no doubt asked the same thing in a dozen other places.
I've seen the same thing on a couple of motoring forums...
Forum: Darkroom 16th January 2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 239
Posted By skellum
Thank you for that reasoned explanation Bill,...

Thank you for that reasoned explanation Bill, makes sense.

I'd probably have gone and tested before asking, but darkroom currently out of commission.
Forum: Sale or Wanted 15th January 2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By skellum
Beats me Pete. I paid a fiver for mine in the...

Beats me Pete. I paid a fiver for mine in the charity shop.
But- raise you a Durst 50mm lens included in the box.
Forum: Darkroom 15th January 2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 239
Posted By skellum
It's Friday, and I'll admit to being a bit tired....

It's Friday, and I'll admit to being a bit tired.
However, anyone know what happens if you just dial in lots of cyan?
Does that only reduce brightness, or any implications for contrast?
Forum: Cameras - medium format 13th January 2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By skellum
120 is probably my most used format, but I would...

120 is probably my most used format, but I would have no interest in the return of 220.
I find the length of 120 very easy to handle in a changing bag, and convenient when hanging to dry. I also...
Forum: Photography in general 12th January 2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 78
Posted By skellum
Thanks for the link: I didn't know her name at...

Thanks for the link:
I didn't know her name at all, but "Couple in MG" was an image I'd seen before.
Rather like some other links you've posted here these photographs have gained a resonance and an...
Forum: Toning 11th January 2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By skellum
Thanks Bob. Viradon was superb. No bleaching,...

Thanks Bob.
Viradon was superb. No bleaching, and the ability to tone anywhere from golden to chocolate brown just by varying the dilution.
Two different colours here:
...
Forum: Toning 11th January 2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By skellum
Good afternoon Mike. Selenium is not the best...

Good afternoon Mike.
Selenium is not the best way to go to get consistent and pleasing brown tones with Ilford papers.

With Ilford Multigrade classic selenium delivers a warm purple tone....
Forum: Photography in general 8th January 2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 823
Posted By skellum
Hi Mike, There was an exhibition of Adams' work...

Hi Mike,
There was an exhibition of Adams' work in Edinburgh in 2008 (I just checked, and can't believe how long ago it was). It was fascinating to see the evolution of his style. Some early prints...
Forum: Photography in general 8th January 2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 501
Posted By skellum
Mike, one great thing about LF is that it offers...

Mike, one great thing about LF is that it offers so many ways to get things wrong you then feel like an absolute expert when shooting smaller formats.
Forum: Photography in general 8th January 2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 501
Posted By skellum
Once managed to 'develop' a roll of film in...

Once managed to 'develop' a roll of film in plain, tempered water. The accurately measured developer sat smiling at me from the measuring cylinder sitting on the window-sill where I'd forgotten it.
...
Forum: Photography in general 7th January 2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 823
Posted By skellum
Touching to see mentions for both Carlos Clarke...

Touching to see mentions for both Carlos Clarke and Donovan.
Both masters of their craft and both and both lost too soon. My better half and I were watching the video for Robert Palmer's Addicted to...
Forum: Photography in general 5th January 2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 823
Posted By skellum
Alan, no I didn't realise. Very poor on my part. ...

Alan, no I didn't realise. Very poor on my part.

Ted, I'm guessing you are familiar with Lartigue's stereoscopic images? I have a collection of them I was looking at again just the other day. Many...
Forum: Photography in general 5th January 2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 823
Posted By skellum
Hi Alan- I also have the 1979 edition of Elmet,...

Hi Alan- I also have the 1979 edition of Elmet, and as you say the prints are very moody, full of sombre skies and dark cobblestones. To this day, my printing tends towards higher contrast and deep...
Forum: Photography in general 5th January 2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 823
Posted By skellum
interesting to see a couple of mentions for Fay...

interesting to see a couple of mentions for Fay Godwin.
The first book of photographs I ever bought was Remains of Elmet. I don't think I ever actually read much of the poetry (Sorry, Ted Hughes)...
Forum: Photography in general 4th January 2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 823
Posted By skellum
Which Photographer?

Last night, apropos of nothing my good lady suddenly asked "If you could spend the day with any photographer, ever, who would it be?"
Not being prepared for this question my immediate answer was...
Forum: Cameras - small format 4th January 2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 765
Posted By skellum
Good evening Keith. If you are looking for a...

Good evening Keith.
If you are looking for a truly pocketable camera I'd suggest one of the Olympus XA family. Once folded up the lens is protected in a package small enough to genuinely fit in a...
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 28th December 2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By skellum
https://www.dalephotographic.co.uk/used-equipment/...

https://www.dalephotographic.co.uk/used-equipment/7864-used-technika-super-angulon-8-65-65mm-f8-large-format-lens.html#product-description-tab-content

An Angulon.
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 28th December 2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By skellum
https://www.ffordes.com/c/175/large-format ...

https://www.ffordes.com/c/175/large-format

Ffordes had a big stock of Large Format lenses, currently much reduced. Only 65mm they have just now is a Nikon.
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 21st December 2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By skellum
Thank you for the suggestions- I'll call Ed...

Thank you for the suggestions-
I'll call Ed Trzoska first I think to see how busy he might be.
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 21st December 2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By skellum
Compur service

Good Morning all-
Whilst exercising the shutters in my cameras and lenses at the weekend I discovered that I've 'lost' the slow speeds on one lens.
It's a 270mm Tele-Xenar in Compur shutter, and...
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