Haha, I don't deserve a thing.
The award goes to R Shaffer who's the only one yet to DO IT! All we can do is talk about it! ;)
I have not forgotten about the translation marathon project. I've been busy lately but intend to resume my efforts on the second translation as soon as this weekend, hopefully.
Any new progress on the "actually doing it" ground? :)
Wow, I tell you what! Somtimes some weird coincidences occurr.... I was just about to post something but Lionel beat me to it!
Despite a long lull, this project is still fresh in my mind. My darkroom should be up and running by the end of the week and at that point I definitely intend to do the real deal, hopefully sooner than later.
Like I said, I was going to post something, and it was of a more theoretical nature, but it inolves the issue of transmission vs. reflection again. I'm very intrigued by the prospect of getting a Lippmann transparency.
Since a negative/complementary image is seen upon transmission, it stands to reason that if one were to take a Lippmann photograph of a C-41 negative (perhaps by contact printing it), you could achieve a dichroic positive image that would potentially be easier to view than its reflective counterpart.
I know I've mentioned this before, but I can't remember if I came to this exact conclusion.
More importantly though, YES, this project is still alive. Just simmering on the back burner.... soon to be served!
Great to know you're about to try it for real Holmburgers! Goodluck and let us see what you get.
I definitely will... hold me to it!
Also, I forget the purpose of the glycerin and potential substitues. Not that it's a chore to get glycerin (http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/afr...118523-product) but I'm getting some Sorbitol for my screen plate stuff and I'm curious if that would work.
Long live Lippmann!
I believe that the idea of the glycerin is to re-swell the emulsion. I don't know what sorbitol is, so I can't help there.
Both of these steps are an attempt to keep the developed & dried emulsion the same thickness as the exposed emulsion. The shrinking emulsion will cause color shift or loss color image all together.
Ahh, ok, thanks for the refresher course!
Yeah, I'm not too sure about this Sorbitol either but I'm using it for my screen plate as per PE's suggestion. It's supposed to make my gelatin more easily soluble, but isn't gooey like glycerin. It's a humectant and has a high refractive index.
I'm picking some up tomorrow from Walgreen's, and of course the pharmacist thinks it's because I'm constipated.... :pouty: