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Shawn Dougherty
07-06-2009, 08:55 PM
What is Zone VI developer? properties? I might be interested

I've used it very little... I've attached a picture I took from Calumet photo. Below is the description I've found for it...

I've been trying different things now and again for the last 5 years. I finally feel like I've got my process and chemicals dialed in and have settled on highly dilute Rodinal for my negs and Amidol and Ansco 130 for my prints. Time to get rid of the rest... Just hope someone else can use it.


"Zone VI Studios Print Developer

A superior formula for the production of highest quality black and white prints.

Prepare a stock solution: While constantly stirring slowly add the contents of small packet to about 3˝ qts. (3 liters) of water at no less than 110°F, slowly add the contents of large packet while continuing to stir. Add cool water to make one gallon (3.8 liters). Stir until solution is uniform.

Directions for use: Dilute 1 part stock with 3 parts water and develop prints for two minutes at 70°F."

jp80874
07-07-2009, 06:11 AM
That sounds like fun. My local camera club has "assigned subjects" and one of them is "on the street". sounds like a plan... at least it's an option.

That is what I am trying to do, give options that might have potential for the group.

John

Lee L
07-08-2009, 08:54 AM
Another enlarger popped up near the area in case anyone's interested: http://cleveland.craigslist.org/pho/1246221993.html


Omega D2 Enlarger with Dichroic II head. Handles 4x5 negatives. Includes Chromegatrol timer and base. Was from a photography studio has not been used in many years. I have never used it so it's being sold AS IS.
$75.00 cash and carry.

The zip code in the add is for Lakewood, OH, which is on the west side of Cleveland.

Lee

jp80874
07-13-2009, 06:36 PM
It is a week and a half to gathering time and the thread is very quiet. Is there still interest in an event? Do you have prints for show and tell? Bethe is bringing an ice cream maker. When shall we have Bethe’s volunteered pinhole lecture and demonstration? Jeff & Eva please remember the power supply for the enlarger you donated to U Akron. For those who went to Photostock, please bring stories of the event and pictures you shot or showed. Dorothy, have you held on to enough prize money to make the trip? Does anyone have anything else to sell, donate or trade? How are the prints from the morning shoot at Kendall Ledges coming out?

I am working on a new 8x10 project. I have developed a few negatives and hope to make contact proof prints by then for your feed back on the idea.

Does this thread have any arm chair lurkers who would like to join us?

We had a crisis for the campers. The clutch blew up on the 47 year old mowing tractor. That is now repaired and I can mow the yard. It was looking like chainsaw time. Do we have campers coming?

What are your thoughts?

John, Dolly, Savannah and Cindy

Lee L
07-13-2009, 07:11 PM
Still in my plans, and should remain that way. I have a scheme in place to get some prints done before this one. Wish me luck.

I'll be staying over at least one night, perhaps two, van camping (vamping?). I guess that depends in part on how many are coming in Friday evening, and if anyone's shooting really early Sat. I may have an equipment idea to show on variable contrast printing.

I can pitch in on the portable outhouse if one is rented.

People please PM me if I made any promises about things to bring. I should have Nicholas' WWII history documentary in hand.

Lee

(In the interest of keeping attendance high, I promise I'll limit the vamping to either shoe repair or musical accompaniment.)

djkloss
07-13-2009, 08:12 PM
Dorothy, have you held on to enough prize money to make the trip? Do we have campers coming?

What are your thoughts?

John, Dolly, Savannah and Cindy

I still have enough prize money left to make it provided I don't end up in a ditch between now & then ;) I don't know yet when or if I'll have time to get any prints together. I think you've seen everything I have. I'd like to come Friday night through Sunday afternoon, but that remains to be seen.

Looking forward to seeing everybody. It's now back to film testing (FP4+ and Rodinal - any ideas?) Lee - I have a tambourine!

jp80874
07-13-2009, 08:14 PM
Great Lee,

Glad you are coming. Looking forward to the VC printing idea. Thanks for the rental chip in offer.
Please all who are camping let me know if I should schedule a porta potty. It was $110 last Sept.
House rule #3, no vamping outside, inside or on top of, the porta potty, with or without shoes and music.
Three cheers for potential prints.

John

djkloss
07-13-2009, 08:18 PM
I'm willing to chip in for a portapotty

jp80874
07-13-2009, 08:24 PM
Great news Dorothy.

Please bring the prize winner unless it is still on display or sold. I am trying to remember which one it is and think we really shouldn't have to remember. Besides with my senior brain there are no memories. A winner like yours deserves a repeat performance.

House rule #3 also applies to tambourines, especially on top of the house.

Glad to have you back.

John

Edit PS, our messages overlapped. We will count on you camping. As soon as we get a further head count I will call the porta potty people.

djkloss
07-13-2009, 08:30 PM
Great news Dorothy.

Please bring the prize winner unless it is still on display or sold. I am trying to remember which one it is and think we really shouldn't have to remember. Besides with my senior brain there are no memories. A winner like yours deserves a repeat performance.

Will you be camping as you have before or going to the down. dirty and cheap motel around the corner?
House rule #3 also applies to tambourines, especially on top of the house.

Glad to have you back.

John

I pick up the prize winner on the 16th and haven't decided whether or not to enter it in the next show. If I don't, I'll have to print something else and deliver it on July 24 for the next one. Just love those deadlines! Oh, I have another piece in the annual "Lily Show" in Cambridge Springs (also juried).

I'll be tenting - motel wants $40 which I'd rather spend on film (or icecream!)

jp80874
07-13-2009, 08:39 PM
I pick up the prize winner on the 16th and haven't decided whether or not to enter it in the next show. If I don't, I'll have to print something else and deliver it on July 24 for the next one. Just love those deadlines! Oh, I have another piece in the annual "Lily Show" in Cambridge Springs (also juried).

I'll be tenting - motel wants $40 which I'd rather spend on film (or icecream!)

WOW!! You are going like gang busters. Good for you.

I reminded Dolly at dinner tonight that she and Bethe were going to make ice cream this event. She said, "Oh, we better test that out before the weekend." Don't tell Jeff.

John

jp80874
07-13-2009, 08:42 PM
NB: Dolly and I were at the Country Maid the other night. I was having peach ice cream. The owner reminded me that the peaches come from their orchard. He also said that if the weather holds they may have a crop of blueberries coming in by our weekend. My favorite fruit.

John

jp80874
07-13-2009, 08:56 PM
The new photography wing has opened at the Cleveland Museum of Art as part of the major expansion and the recent east wing opening. Much as Bethe mentioned at the Carnegie Museum, CMA has a three room exhibit of portraits from their own collection going. It is really good stuff if you have time to stop in or if weather makes that choice for us.

The Akron Art Museum has:
William Wegman: Fay; May 16, 2009 - August 16, 2009
The Akron Art Museum is deeply honored to be one of only two venues to present William Wegman: Fay, a wonderfully witty and moving exhibition about the artistic collaboration between William Wegman (b. 1943) and his celebrated Weimaraner Fay (1984 - 1995).

June 6, 2009 - October 4, 2009
The Knight Purchase Award: Helen Levitt comprises pictures from the Akron Art Museum's collection including works donated by the artist's colleagues, friends and admirers over the past decade, as well as the recent Knight Award purchases.

Jeff Bannow
07-13-2009, 10:14 PM
We're both coming! We plan on camping, arriving Friday night.

Looking forward to lots of ice cream, and maybe shooting a few pictures too. I read the article, John, and realized I am the wrong business. Unfortunately, I think if I ran an ice cream shoppe I would eat all the product. Sometimes life isn't fair ...

The exhibits sound pretty interesting too. I'll like to see the Wegman for sure if I get a chance.

winger
07-14-2009, 12:16 AM
I need to call the hotel, but I'm planning on coming. I don't remember volunteering anything pinhole, but I'll bring the lenses I made in the workshop. And the ice cream maker, of course. Though if Country Maid has fresh blueberries, I'll leave the rest of you the ice cream I make and head over there. mmmmm, blueberries... :D

Oh, and if I manage to develop my film by then, I'll bring Photostock shots. No guarantees the way I've been going (having well water sucks sometimes - rust isn't going to help the negs). Though after seeing all the shots posted so far, I don't know if I'll bother - mine are not nearly that good, even in my head.

jp80874
07-14-2009, 06:49 AM
We're both coming! We plan on camping, arriving Friday night.

Looking forward to lots of ice cream, and maybe shooting a few pictures too. I read the article, John, and realized I am the wrong business. Unfortunately, I think if I ran an ice cream shoppe I would eat all the product. Sometimes life isn't fair ...

The exhibits sound pretty interesting too. I'll like to see the Wegman for sure if I get a chance.

Glad you are both coming. I'll tell the tractor driver to mow the Bickerson's homested. You just volunteered to contribute to the porta potty.

Re: the ice cream store. Working for Remington Arms and a lifetime in boats has taught me that the people who make a profession of their hobby get to watch other people enjoy it or go into receivership trying to do it and play it at the same time.

I'll tell the girls to round up some sticks. Little green apples have become the treasure of choice to hide in their jaws as they come back into the house.

John

jp80874
07-14-2009, 06:57 AM
I need to call the hotel, but I'm planning on coming. I don't remember volunteering anything pinhole, but I'll bring the lenses I made in the workshop.

(Quote) Oh, yeah... I say the missing Fisher owes us a full report at the next gathering on the activities that kept her away from from our gathering. Perhaps that could be one of the 'workshop' style activities that John asked about. It's dangerous to miss a gathering, you might get elected to something. (Lee Lumpkin)

Oh no, what did I "volunteer" for this time? Next time I see you guys, I'll bring the lenses I made this weekend. It was a blast. I may post the shots when I get around to scanning them. Can I flip something from neg to pos and left to right in PS and still post it in the gallery? We shot on paper for the slowness (using lens caps as shutters).
Sorry I missed your outing, but I will be at Photostock.
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Bethe

Ah, the price of not attending the May meeting. One can only protect her volunteering when present.

Quote)And the ice cream maker, of course. Though if Country Maid has fresh blueberries, I'll leave the rest of you the ice cream I make and head over there. mmmmm, blueberries... :D

Oh, and if I manage to develop my film by then, I'll bring Photostock shots. No guarantees the way I've been going (having well water sucks sometimes - rust isn't going to help the negs). Though after seeing all the shots posted so far, I don't know if I'll bother - mine are not nearly that good, even in my head.


Come on, your pictures are great, and have your own personal spin. We are often our own worst critic. Let us beat you up instead. You know our critiques are abusive and cruel.

John

Shawn Dougherty
07-14-2009, 09:51 AM
John,
I'll be there. I plan on setting up a small tent and would be happy to contribute to the PP fund. Looking forward to it. Shawn

Jeff Bannow
07-14-2009, 09:52 AM
Glad you are both coming. I'll tell the tractor driver to mow the Bickerson's homested. You just volunteered to contribute to the porta potty.

John

I vote we dig a hole in the ground instead. Works for the puppies! :)

Nicholas Lindan
07-14-2009, 10:29 AM
I plan on being there - will probably camp, so I'll chip in for PP rental.