Sunday, November 11, 2007

I did some printing last night with a second 25 sheet packet of Kentmre FB paper, the two prints I am showing here are in around the Forks of the Credit Provincial Park. I did a waterfall shoot but the actual waterfall shots were not that great, I am scapegoating bad lighting on this one. I did get some nice shots of rapids just down from the Falls and later on a row of Mail Boxes on Maclaren Side Road near the entrance to the park. Will I go back and re-shoot the falls? Maybe, its a pretty scary trek into the Gorge and I might go back with really slow speed film next time and get some better light.



Sunday, November 04, 2007

I found my fibre paper! I have been trying out sample packs and hand me downs for a while now and after some experimentation I am standardising with Kentmere Fineprint VC Glossy FB paper. I love the results.

There is a learning curve with this brand of paper. If you are used to taking your time, you might want to set your elarger apreture higher (i.e F11 instead of F8 on 50mm lens for printing 35mm negatives) and your time might vary depending on the enlarger you use. I use Dektol 1:2 and Fineprint VC FB develops fast, around one minute and 15 seconds. Again it depends on your developer of choice.