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    Thanks Earl and Sam. More to come. I'm having...

    Thanks Earl and Sam. More to come. I'm having trouble with my last batch of Lana Aquarelle, so I'm in the middle of testing new papers and sizing... might take some time to find a combination I'm...
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    Another seaside calotype, and the salt print from...

    Another seaside calotype, and the salt print from it.
    The salt print color is more peachy-pink, and soft.... this image does not show the color... but I'm homing in on the toning for what is...
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    Thanks Don, I'm really having fun with them.

    Thanks Don, I'm really having fun with them.
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    And the salt print: ...

    And the salt print:

    http://cdn.ipernity.com/200/45/22/41254522.f7519cb1.800.jpg
    Duncan's Landing Salt par Ned, on ipernity
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    A seaside calotype from Monday: ...

    A seaside calotype from Monday:

    http://cdn.ipernity.com/200/08/28/41220828.5b938ed2.800.jpg
    Duncan's Landing par Ned, on ipernity

    This was made with a 7x11 Eastman No. 2 camera.

    My...
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    http://cdn.ipernity.com/200/61/54/41096154.278a8da...

    http://cdn.ipernity.com/200/61/54/41096154.278a8da5.800.jpg
    Redwoods in Fog par Ned, on ipernity
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    Thanks Joe and Don. That's right about the...

    Thanks Joe and Don.

    That's right about the film holder. I've never had nice film holders before these and when I first started I discovered how important it is to have the paper seated properly...
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    Here's the calotype I made yesterday morning. ...

    Here's the calotype I made yesterday morning. These "fairy rings" of redwood trees spring up on the remains of old trees, the baby trees tap into the roots of the "mother" tree. At one time there...
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    Ha! Sometimes when things are going like that...

    Ha! Sometimes when things are going like that it's probably best to stay away from dangerous chemicals and UV lamps. I like to print sometimes after dinner, but I have a rule that if I'm tired I...
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    Sometimes simple little things happen that are a...

    Sometimes simple little things happen that are a big deal. I got a 7x11 Eastman No.2 camera, mainly to make calotypes. The first time I tried to use a calotype in it, the paper got caught when I...
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    Don, I'll keep posting here as long as it's here!

    Don, I'll keep posting here as long as it's here!
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    Many of the early calotypists displayed the...

    Many of the early calotypists displayed the calotypes themselves at exhibitions. These would be lovely in a backlit frame of some kind.

    I've had a few "challenges" since I made these, ( one of...
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    And here is my effort from the holiday weekend...

    And here is my effort from the holiday weekend here in the U.S. I made the calotype Friday morning and printed it Sunday afternoon.

    For the calotype, a change of blotters while it was drying...
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    The adventure continues! Here is my first try...

    The adventure continues! Here is my first try at a "full size" calotype and salt print using this kind of paper. This calotype is 8 x 11 inches. I ran into one unexpected problem, but all in all...
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    It took me a long time to finally get to a task...

    It took me a long time to finally get to a task that ended up taking 15 minutes, but yesterday I mixed up some more sensitizer for calotypes ( DH2O, acetic acid and silver nitrate ). I filtered my...
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    Here's the salt print from that last calotype. ...

    Here's the salt print from that last calotype. Bigger ones coming soon... I'm stuck because I don't have the right size bottle to make more sensitizer. More bottles and more chemicals are on their...
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    Hi Don, I know exactly what you mean! Earl...

    Hi Don,

    I know exactly what you mean! Earl was talking about dry plate, and over at APUG there is all that discussion about emulsion making. I have all the ingredients here already... but I...
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    This is the Bennett Valley Grange, the oldest...

    This is the Bennett Valley Grange, the oldest still-active Grange in the United States. The California State Grange convention later this year has an exhibition, and I'm hoping to make a calotype...
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    Salt print of that last calotype was not as...

    Salt print of that last calotype was not as successful as it could have been. I should have given it more sun. But this gives an idea of what it looks like. I like the way the trees in the...
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    Here's my latest, made 2 days ago. ( They take...

    Here's my latest, made 2 days ago. ( They take two days to dry between blotters, under a stack of books. )
    I think I'm getting closer to a negative that will make a good salt print. Will print...
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    Earl, yes I agree with what you wrote, and it...

    Earl, yes I agree with what you wrote, and it depends very much on what you want. If you are after a result more like film and less like a paper negative, this process is a lot of work for what you...
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    This was Canson Vidalon Vellum 90gsm. After...

    This was Canson Vidalon Vellum 90gsm.

    After just two tries with it, it does not appear to need acidifying, and no fog or stains so far.
    It does curl like crazy, so it must be immersed rather...
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    adventures in calotypes

    I've been learning about calotypes. I think of them as a natural next step in paper negatives, taking many of the qualities that I love about paper negatives to a new level. A place to learn about...
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