We've had several days of rain and I've been eager to try out my first Van Dyke Print. Late this afternoon the sun decides to come out! I rush and coat a sheet of paper, I think 18 drops for a 4x5 neg.. maybe a bit much. I should note 10, wait to dry, then 8 more drops. It seemed dry under the red light so I clamp the paper and neg in my makeshift frame (actually a framless clip picture frame) and out I go. It's fairly late so I figured I'd have a lengthy exposure, but I can see the sensitizer is darkening so I figure all is well. About 7 minutes in to the exposure the sun decides to duck behind the clouds, and after a few minutes it doesn't look like it'll come out before night fall. My only hope I figured is to use my household fluorescent lights. So I bring out the camera and extend the tripod legs + center column until the top of the camera is about 12" below the lights. It's cooking as we speak. Any guess on if this will work? :munch: Edit: After the couple of minutes it took me to write that, I checked the frame. And darned if it ain't working! Someone's going to be up all night printing!