I have a question for y'all. At the shindig in June it was obvious many were using thiocarbamide toning to get a subtle sepia effect on their prints. I found that curious since so many of the images I thought would lend themselves to even cold or neutral tones.
I've never used the stuff on silver gelatin but I realized it is thiourea by another name and that's a chemical I use in Clerc's Gold Toner when doing VDBs or salt prints. In those processes, I like the purplish color the toner produces.
I'm wondering if anyone using this stuff has either experimented with Clerc's on silver gel, or just how purple the non-gold thiocarbamide toner can get on silver gelatin papers (using what is it, a small amount of thiocarbamide relative to the sodium hydroxide component)? Can someone post some image examples of extreme toning where the thiocarbamide prints have gone purplish? Or is that just wishful thinking on my part?
p.s., Bill et.al, I appreciate the continuing reports on the UP wildfire. I'm thinking of heading that way a couple weekends from now (if they can put it out). It should be a very eeirie landscape for several years as the Jack Pines reclaim it.