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Pete H
10-28-2007, 03:17 PM
I've just been experimenting with selenium toning Polaroid Type 55 prints.
A straight tone in KRST 1+10 gives a slightly warmer result (with a hint of purple) than the straight print but I wasn't too impressed.
Bleaching in potassium bichromate-based bleach, redeveloping in Neutol WA, then toning in KRST 1+10 gives a lovely rich chocolate brown. Yummy. :)

The only problem is avoiding any damage to the emulsion. Even over-enthusiastic agitation in the trays can cause it to disintegrate in patches.

Alex Hawley
10-28-2007, 07:20 PM
Got my " pitchure takin' " done yesterday. Addressing tonight and they should go out in Tuesday's mail.

Have received from Heather and Peter Williams. Thanks!

Interesting to note that both the Royal Mail and US Mail delivered Heather's photo with just a small inscription of my address on the back lower border (600 film).

Mine are done on 669 film. You can make an emulsion lift with it if you like.

Alex Hawley
10-29-2007, 04:59 PM
Mine are in the mail today!

thebanana
11-01-2007, 06:19 PM
Rec'd prints from Jacco and Sam so far. Both are beauties. Thanks folks!

J

TheFlyingCamera
11-01-2007, 07:15 PM
I got Jacco and Bethe's prints. I've got to get my act organized and put mine in the mail. They're all done now though.

winger
11-01-2007, 11:12 PM
I've gotten 3 so far. :)

kraker
11-02-2007, 03:07 AM
Good to hear that my pics are arriving at destinations across the big pool. Received a nice shot with a lot of water from thebanana earlier this week, thanks.

Akki14
11-02-2007, 04:00 AM
I've not gotten any so far :(

Samuel Hotton
11-02-2007, 06:55 AM
Three lovely postcards arrived yesterday! NO damage, NO post office notes.

The Bananas fluid waterfall
Jaccos strong compositioned highway
Bethes delicate flower still life

Thank you,
Sam H.

TheFlyingCamera
11-02-2007, 09:09 AM
I got another one from someone in Canada yesterday. Have no idea who it is though, because I can't read the marginalia on the side of the print. It's a shot of a picket fence or somesuch.

gr82bart
11-02-2007, 06:16 PM
Hmmm ... Sent mine out on Monday.

Regards, Art

thebanana
11-02-2007, 06:37 PM
Rec'd "Winger's" today:)

Alex Hawley
11-02-2007, 07:43 PM
Hmmm ... Sent mine out on Monday.

Regards, Art

Art, got yours yesterday. Thanks for the nice note on the back. :)

Akki14
11-05-2007, 06:51 AM
Yay I got my first card today! From Alex. It's amazing! I'm still trying to figure out how you made it look that way. I showed it to my friend (nonphotographer) and he's just as boggled at it as I am. It's amazing, like a handpainted B&W photograph.

TheFlyingCamera
11-05-2007, 08:26 AM
Art- I still haven't gotten yours from either this or the previous exchange.

gr82bart
11-05-2007, 09:54 AM
Art- I still haven't gotten yours from either this or the previous exchange.Hi Scott,

Well this is making me think .... I will send out a replacement for the first one, but I won't send it 'naked' - it will go in an envelope this time. I'll wait for the second one and see where that ends up.

As for me, I haven't received anything yet this round! I feel unloved ... :( I need a big instant print hug soon!

Regards, Art.

Alex Hawley
11-05-2007, 11:22 AM
Yay I got my first card today! From Alex. It's amazing! I'm still trying to figure out how you made it look that way. I showed it to my friend (nonphotographer) and he's just as boggled at it as I am. It's amazing, like a handpainted B&W photograph.
HAH! Thank you Heather. No tricks involved. Its just the response of the film to the sunlight, angle of the sun (some fair degree of backlighting) and the natural color. All of the above conspired to favor the reddish tones.

Akki14
11-06-2007, 05:14 AM
Woohoo! I got Peter's and Art's today. I feel silly but I'm not sure what Peter's is of. Looks like a forest reflected in some water maybe. It has a strange stamp on the back that isn't complete but it's in red and right over the United Kingdom bit it says INSUFFICIENT ADDRESS :confused: Seems sufficient to me, i have a super-hugely long address as it is what more do you want?! Maybe they are mumbly about a return address?
And Art's one appears to be an interesting view of a Papaya tree, I assume in a greenhouse somewhere. Very cooltone 4x5 polaroid with wonderful detail of the hairs on the truck.

gr82bart
11-06-2007, 06:25 AM
ARGH! My first print from Alex and the USPS has managed to shred it! Well, to be specific, they took a chunk out of the top right hand side. As I was stating to the esteemed members of the chatroom last night, it actually adds to the whole exchange though. There's definitely a story to tell, despite the fact it didn't do Alex's image justice.

Regards, Art.

Pete H
11-06-2007, 06:45 AM
Mine are in the post.

cheers!