i took a queue from billh but rather than call it
the generic i went for the varietal
i went for a handful of different lighting, slow film and fast
panf was purchased in 1996 but never used, plus x is expired as well ...
the coffee was roasted and re-roasted until it was black outside and in.
i'm not sure what it would be called ... it was kind of sooty from the pan
then it was ground ... part fine part extra fine, part medium,
i boiled 4 cups of water at 9pm
i put coffee in the pestle 3 times
ground it by hand with a mortar
dumping it into the 4 cups.
it boiled, then sat for 2 hours ...
the coffee smelled kind of nice.
it wasn't the burnt rubber tire
i was warned about.
as the coffee rested and cooled
i took out the graflex and taped the 23 roll
back to it. i wasn't sure what film was in it
but there were 7 exposures so i used
Updated 12-16-2010 at 10:11 AM by jnanian
i wish the makers of instant coffees weren't so tight-lipped
about the make up of their brew. i just was hoping
they would give me the ratio of robusta to arabica to
make my life a little easier. i hope to grind up the beans tonight
and i guess i'll shoot a short roll or two tomorrow to see what's-what.
but unfortunately all their information is top secret
i was thinking of a fine grind to extract as much coffee as possible,
but now i
No, it's not humidity. No, it's not finding the proper balance of pigment to gum. No, it's not the balance of pigment/gum to Ammonium Dichromate. All that stuff's easy. Relatively. The true bane is registering your negative(s), especially when trying to print a relatively darker layer over a relatively light layer. I was just working on an image where the under layer was Burnt Sienna, which in the real world translates into peachy-colored, fairly light pigment. Couple this with having a relatively
its 19ºF outside ( -7ºC ) and 930pm.
today i picked up a test batch of green robusta beans.
i got 5lbs from a local roaster, they were old and cheap, and from sumatra.
this afternoon i scouted around for a few odds and ends before
i picked the kids up from school, i called 3 or 4 thrift shops for
pop corn poppers and hot plates, and i ended up finding one at "big lots!"
for 12$. the one i just bought was one burner coil so i figured it worked.