More (wet) Prints

Rannerdale Beck

Silver Gelatin Print, Ilford Multigrade lV FB Paper, Selenium Toned

I’ve posted this image previously as a straight scan from the TMax 100 negative. I must have got the light and exposure just right with this one as it printed straight at grade 3 with no dodging or burning – unlike the ‘Gull’ image below which I posted a few days ago –

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Silver Gelatin Print, Ilford Multigrade lV FB, Selenium Toned

The first print I made at grade 3 looked like the straight scan (here) with lots of detail but looking very ‘soft’. The print above was made at grade three and a half with the sky burned in for an extra 3/4 of a stop. The print lost some unimportant detail in the shadows and gained more ‘drama’.

I tried a print at grade 4 and my first attempt at burning in the sky was very clumsy –

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This image I scanned and boosted the contrast to look a little like the style of Ralph Gibson

This printed straight at grade 4 with deeper blacks which were deepened further with selenium toning

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Silver Gelatin Print, Ilford Multigrade lV FB, Selenium Toned

I’ve started developing my films in Rodinal use the ‘stand’ method. I’ll post some images when I get them scanned – so far the negatives look good.

6 comments

  1. Stunning images my friend, processed and printed to perfection 🙂

    Regards
    Mark

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  2. Great work John! All of them!
    The first one with the mountains are gorgeous!

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    • John Pickles says:

      Thanks Marie. I won’t be able to do anymore printing for a while as I’m busy with work – I think I’m going to be a little frustrated!

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  3. Chloe says:

    i would like to give film developing a go, just need to find someone who has a dark room
    i like all of these captures

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