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01-31-2011, 10:55 PM
I posted this one before, but I made a new print last night, so I thought that I would show it. I am calibrating Mike Ware's argyrotype process for my river show (I have tabled the carbon print plan for the time being). This image is a digital negative of a 4x5 image. The paper is Weston Diploma Parchment. The size is 8x10. This version is darker than the salt print I made last year, but I think that it still works. And, I like the color that argyrotypes can give.

Single coat of sensitizer, glass rod, humidified in the cat carrier before exposure, and again after exposure, but before processing. Attached files http://f295.f295.org/uploads/argyrobirches_3427.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/argyrobirches_3427.jpg)

Tom Persinger
02-01-2011, 12:44 AM
looking good Earl!

02-01-2011, 08:48 PM
Definitely looking good. Can't wait to see this one up close and personal.

02-04-2011, 01:28 AM
Looks real good! Too bad about the carbon, but you can always go back to it. What I really want to know though, is where did you get the Weston D.P. around here?

02-04-2011, 08:19 AM
Dave - I ordered 100 sheets from Butler-Dearden. I have the address and phone number for John Zokowski if you want it. Stop by and grab a couple of sheets for testing, if you like. It is not the heaviest paper, but so far I like it for some processes. The paper is off white - slightly creamy in color. The price is very good compared to the high buck papers.

02-04-2011, 06:14 PM
Wow Earl! Thanks! I will definitely take you up on it, but not until March. I HAVE to get my application done before I move into any other sort of experimenting, which I will be doing with the Weston. I want to finally start the calotype negatives and it is one of the recommended papers. It's also supposed to be good for salt, which I will give a try, too. Maybe even with good ol' NaCl as well as the ammonium chloride.