X-Ray Film Pictoral usage success!

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by htmlguru4242, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. htmlguru4242

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    Ok, I finally tried the X-Ray film again in-camera. I put the safelight much farther away, and bye-bye base fog!

    I exposed @ ISO 25 (bright sun, F/16 & 1/25). The image looks pretty good, with decent contrast and good tonality.

    The contact print isn't great; it was done quickly with wet contact (hence the spots) as I'm currently fixing my contact frame.

    Also, the emulsion is REALLY easily scratched when wet, so that figures in too.

    The print looks much better, but my scanner does not like to work for me, so oh well.
     
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  2. Michel Hardy-Vallée

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    You're just crazy! :smile: I hope you'll keep exploring that avenue, you might stumble onto some really interesting artistic potential.
     
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    The other thing that's interesting is the double emulsion on the film. Both emulsions ar exposed at the same time through the base, so things are softened up slightly (The print is blurry due to camera shake, though, not the emulsion).
     
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    Hey, is that Lee Harvey Oswald peeking around the corner? Instant "old" negative; heck I know idio.. er, people who pay good money to get that effect electronically.

    Market it as a "plugin" for your LF camera! :wink:
     
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    You know I almost wrote that it had that "x-ray look," that sort of ethereal fuzziness... Making abstraction of your camera shake blur, I do find that there was a strange sense of picture depth, as if the surface was seen through a translucent matter. Double emulsion, well duh!