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12-23-2009, 01:13 PM
hey all,

was futzing around today on youtube, came across this series. currently watching it the 2nd time through.

thought you all might enjoy it as well!

Part 1


Part 2


Part 3


Part 4


Part 5


Part 6


Part 7


merry christmas everyone! blessings to you all


12-23-2009, 03:13 PM
Holy cow. Thank you for this one. I can't believe that I've never seen this...
Happy holidays back at cha'

12-23-2009, 03:22 PM
An oldie but a goodie.

12-23-2009, 08:12 PM
Me likey!! :)

12-23-2009, 08:38 PM
I like the part where he puts the print in his (kitchen) microwave. That was funny :D.

my mum would kill me if she saw me do that. I'm surprised though that the silver in the paper didn't react like metals do in the microwave(at least in mine). Sparks, arcing, etc....

or too little silver?


Sirius Glass
12-24-2009, 03:40 PM
Thank you I really enjoyed that.


12-24-2009, 07:21 PM
Fantastic video! In part 3 he talks with Rosario Mazzeo, the great clarinetist with the Boston Symphony. Mr. Mazzeo was a great influence on my clarinet playing through his book. It was great to see him and A. A. together. Music and photography, a great combo:D

12-24-2009, 09:28 PM
Ansel Adams is using Oriental paper!

I'll have to pick some up next time.

Thanks for sharing!

David A. Goldfarb
12-25-2009, 09:31 AM
The Oriental Seagull of Ansel's day isn't the same as the current version, but when I tried out the current version a few years ago I still liked it.

12-25-2009, 01:03 PM
I like the part where he puts the print in his (kitchen) microwave. That was funny :D.

"Shall I go to the kitchen?"

My wife got me that DVD a couple of years ago. I found it quite funny that a microwave was not in his darkroom / print trimming and mounting area as large as it was. It seemed odd that he apparently chose to travel to the kitchen to check the dry down of the whites---wander how far the darkroom is from the kitchen?.

12-25-2009, 06:16 PM
looked like a good 20-30ft walk to the kitchen, at least from the snippets of the video...

oh well... the master at work :). who knows, maybe shuffling those 16x20's in the selenium bath 'preserved' him for so long :).


Louis Nargi
12-25-2009, 11:19 PM
Thanks Dan

12-26-2009, 01:39 AM
Oriental Seagull changed its formulation again recently. I don't like it as much. The drydown is really pronounced and I can't seem to get the inky blacks I used to get. But I still like it enough to continue using it.

Christopher Walrath
12-26-2009, 10:18 AM
wander how far the darkroom is from the kitchen?.

Mine (for rinsing purposes) is about 25 feet from where I am printing.

Kirk Keyes
12-28-2009, 03:31 PM
Microwave ovens were still fairly expensive around 1980. You would probably only have one in your house, if you could afford it.

My family got one about then - it was as big a deal as a 25 inch color TV was.

12-28-2009, 05:53 PM
ya Kirk,

my folks have a place by the beach, its a converted barn, but the microwave inside is from the early 80's, it needs its own breaker!!!

it also has a sticker on it, do not stand near when ON. go figure? what'll it do, fry my "boys"?