My lucky day!!!

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Jim Fitzgerald, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. Jim Fitzgerald

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    I did some special work for doctor and his wife that I met. After I finished restoring their floor we got to talking about the arts and naturally photography came up. He used to do all of his own Black & White developing and no longer has time. he noticed my passion for the craft of photography and gave me about 400 sheets total of Oriental Seagull graded 2,3,4 some Kodak Elite Fine art and some Agfa Bovira and Rapid Portriga. I have never used these papers before and I'm looking forward to seeing what I can do with them. I only started developing and printing my own work about 4 years ago so this will be a real treat. What can I expect?

    Jim
     
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    Loads and loads of fun!
     
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    Soft footsteps in the middle of the night, and no paper tomorrow!

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    The guy kept giving me package after package of paper! I was in heaven. Hell when I got paid for the work that was a bonus! I think I'm going to print tomorrow!!! Duh!!!

    Jim
     
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    Have fun, this is good stuff. If you don't like it make me an offer :wink:


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    Congrats on that! I do not have any advice about those papers, but I'll bet if you wait, someone will read this & help!
     
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    Jim, couldn't happen to a nicer guy. Best, tim
     
  9. Jim Fitzgerald

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    Tim, thank you . I appreciate that. Hope all is well?

    Jim
     
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    If you don't like the Elite...

    I'll buy it from you ;^)

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    I'll buy the Oriental, too ;^)

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    If the paper seems fogged/lacking in contrast, a little Edwal Liquid Orthazite will clear things up.
     
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    Mmmm Portriga nice Mmmm,
    Sorry please excuse me while I wipe the drool off my keyboard.

    Ahh the memories

    have fun

    PS it would be for me like being in my 20's with an old GF (don't tell the wife)
     
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    Jim, nice things happen to nice people. I have used those grades of Oriental paper they are very nice. They have a tendency to curl but are great papers.

    Maybe you could bring some prints to Joshua Tree for Per's workshop next time.
    I would to see them.

    Gary
     
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    Jim,
    Send them all to me. Better yet, I can drive from downtown Los Angeles to your place and pick them up. I'll run very thorough tests using my best negatives, then report back to you when I've used up all the paper. I promise to give you the most technical report you've ever seen, and lots of sample images to go with it.
     
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    Get this, the paper is all in the fridge still!! I've been very busy at work and I have a bunch of negs to develop and then I can get back to printing. Oh, BTW I'm going to Owens Valley this weekend for Per's workshop and then I'll have more 4x5 and some 8x20 negs to develop, a lot of negs to develop. I will certainly post some of the images when I've got them done.
    As far as help goes with the paper.... thanks but..........no! I think I can figure it all out in the piece and quiet of my darkroom. But nice try.

    Jim