RA4 Success !

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by slm, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. slm

    slm Member

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    I'm very happy to say, I succeeded in my first RA4 color print (with proper colors) last night. I don't yet have the Kodak print viewing filters, so I've been adjusting by eye, and from the notes supplied from fellow APUGers (thanks very much guys).

    Here's a scan of the print

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    The scan doesn't look exactly like the print, the colors are a bit more muted on the print, but the grey in the cement pillars is perfect grey. I used that area to judge the color.

    Now I quite like the color in the print, it has a bit of a retro look to it. The picture was taken with a Kodak Retina IIIc on Fuji 200 film. If I did want to punch up the color though, could I control this in the print making process? If I read correctly too, contrast can't be altered except by adding hydrogen peroxide to the developer, correct ?

    Cheers
    Steven
     
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    I'm having fun learning RA-4 too.

    It depends on what you call contrast.

    Dodging and burning works.
     
  3. tiberiustibz

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    So far my best solution for increasing color was Ektar 100 with Kodak supra Endura. Contrast doesn't equal saturation either. You could try getting some Ultra-Endura too and maybe lowering the contrast.