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    Amazing Ned,
    I keep flipping back and forth between the print and the negative,like them both.Maybe they should be displayed together in one frame( don't believe I've seen negatives that pretty before).Really nice work Ned,keep 'em coming.
    Don

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    A seaside calotype from Monday:


    Duncan's Landing par Ned, on ipernity

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

    My homemade camera for this size uses "viewing lines" and modified dollar store picture frames as the holder. Using this view camera and real film holders makes me feel spoiled, but it sure is fun. Not quite the same "I did it all myself" satisfaction, but there's plenty of that in this process

    This exposure was 12 minutes at f/32 and it was a just a little underexposed. One nice thing about calotypes is that there is a huge amount of leeway in developing. I added just a bit more silver nitrate and the negative got the kind of density it needs for a salt print.

    Print to follow.
    Last edited by Ned.Lewis; 02-25-2016 at 10:25 PM.
    Some photos: Ipernity
    ( pinholes and solargraphs mixed in among the rest)

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    And the salt print:


    Duncan's Landing Salt par Ned, on ipernity
    Some photos: Ipernity
    ( pinholes and solargraphs mixed in among the rest)

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    Great job Ned!
    Those negatives and prints have a very entrancing look about them. Fighting as hard as I can to resist this technique but am being overcome with the beautiful images of yours.
    Keep up the good work and sharing your results.
    Don

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    Thanks Don, I'm really having fun with them.
    Some photos: Ipernity
    ( pinholes and solargraphs mixed in among the rest)

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    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 becoming a series.


    Carlevaro Beach par Ned, on ipernity


    Carlevaro Beach Salt Print par Ned, on ipernity

    I made 3 new calotypes last month, and yesterday I made this first print from them. Just finished the 2nd print but it has some blotches so I'll probably wait until I print it again to share...

    Hope everyone is well!
    Some photos: Ipernity
    ( pinholes and solargraphs mixed in among the rest)

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    Very cool, Ned. It's fun to see a new post on f295!
    because:
    "a squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag is fast and bulbous, got me?"
    -Don Van Vliet

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    Good morning Ned,
    Such a beautiful shot of the Redwoods in the fog. Wonderful atmosphere and depth.
    Love it,
    Sam H

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    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 happy with but then it will be back to printing!
    Some photos: Ipernity
    ( pinholes and solargraphs mixed in among the rest)

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