Trying to understand Pyro

Discussion in 'Alternative Processes' started by Mustafa Umut Sarac, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. Mustafa Umut Sarac

    Mustafa Umut Sarac Member

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    Hello there ,

    As for short sentence , Do Palladium toner effects the Positive developed film as Pyro does ?

    As a longer sentence , as I read some threads at forums telling pyro fills the gap between silver particles in emulsion and it produces smoother transition . Is it true understanding and how actually works ? Or is it more basic chemistry and only tones tans the film ?

    And do Palladium toner would have a similar effect or does it my wish and fantasy ?


    Thank you ,


    Umut

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  2. holmburgers

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    Hi Umut,

    You are asking about the characteristics of a pyro developed film and whether palladium toning achieves similar results on a molecular level, and ultimately an aesthetic level. Right?

    I don't know, but there are many people who could answer this question and hopefully will.

    Cheers!