Darkroom experiments #4

 

Hello,

As you may see, I do continue with Lith experiments. This is a Lith print of an image I took last winter during a misty morning by the sea. I thought it was very poetical and feel that the Lith process adds to it a je ne sais quoi that renders it even more beautiful. Hope you like it. Happy Sunday!

-T.

Technical details:

Developer: Arista EasyLith, dilution 1:20.

Paper: Ilford FB Warmtone.

Did overexpose it by 3 stops by doubling the original development time and opening the lens at the enlarger by 1 stop.

Development time: 13′

Scan from print.

 

© 2016. Teresa Huguet
© 2016. Teresa Huguet

 

Darkroom experiments #3

 

Hello Everyone,

Today I would like to share my first experiment with an alternative technique called “Lith Printing”. Here you can find a brief description of the aforementioned process.

This is the “original” print on Ilford FB paper. Scan from print.

© Teresa Huguet 2015.
© Teresa Huguet 2015.

And here it is a lith print from the same negative.

Technical details:

Chemicals: Easy Lith (from Free Style), dilution 1:30.

Exposure 170” at f/8.

Development time: 14′ at 33º C.

Paper: Fomatone MG Classic 131 (glossy), from Bohemia, Czech Republic.

Scan from print.

© Teresa Huguet 2016
© Teresa Huguet 2016

 

Darkroom experiments #1

 

I have been experimenting with Analog photography for the last six months. Not only has it been exciting, but addictive as well.  I do not think anyone can find better words than Master Tim Rudman in defining it:

The secret is, of course, the adventure that lies at the heart of darkroom work. It begins with the rush of adrenaline as the print detail materializes before your eyes in the developer and reaches its culmination with the wonderful sense of fulfilment in producing a unique piece of work.

Rudman, Tim. The Photographer’s Master Printing Course, Focal Press, 1994, p. 6.

The pic was taken last winter on a marvelous misty morning by the seaside, and it was printed on Ilford Multigrade FB Classic paper (neutral tone). It looks like that there are countless ways of improving misty images through all sorts of toning techniques: so, time to keep experimenting.

 

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@ Teresa Huguet, 2016.
@ Teresa Huguet, 2016.