Unwanted reflections, the stepchild of light

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by noseoil, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. noseoil

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    Here are two proof prints from a roll of Efke 25 this weekend, done on Ilford's RC paper, MGIV grade 2, with dektol and selenium toning. Both are showing some nasty reflections from a partially cloudy sky. I really enjoy using this film with pyrocat, because specular highlights from a stopped-down aperture and the sun look so wonderful. A nice bright star with a halo and almost a squint to view them, when all works according to plan. Unfortunately, what started as a mostly blue sky turned into a mostly cloudy sky.

    The paint in the first shot was very well done, but the clouds made it look like a nasty case of impetigo. The chrome trim rings should have a nice, bright point of light from the sun, but instead have a mottled look to them and are too bland.

    Have any "unwanted" reflections you want to share? Best, tim
     

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    Do you have any pics of the clouds that day?
     
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    You mean like this?

    Yep, every shot I took has some type of cloud reflection included in it. If you mean a REAL clouds like we have in the summer, with rain and that wet stuff coming out of it, then the answer is no! It hasn't rained here since september. Our usual fall weather is here, with highs in the 80's and lows in the 50's. Actually, the best time of year now for outdoor enjoyment is right now. This coming weekend will be the "Tour de Tucson" bike race around town. Nice to have a selection of events to choose from finally.

    Here is a REAL cloud from summer a couple of years back, not a cheap and puny immitation as in the above images. Is this what you mean when you say a cloud picture? Fortunately, there are no unwanted reflections in the clouds. This is a 4x5 shot I had posted a few years ago on grade 2 azo. Will have to do a few more when we get more rains, as they are beautiful to watch. tim
     

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