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    X-Ray Film Pictoral usage success!

    Ok, I finally tried the X-Ray film again in-camera. I put the safelight much farther away, and bye-bye base fog!

    I exposed @ ISO 25 (bright sun, F/16 & 1/25). The image looks pretty good, with decent contrast and good tonality.

    The contact print isn't great; it was done quickly with wet contact (hence the spots) as I'm currently fixing my contact frame.

    Also, the emulsion is REALLY easily scratched when wet, so that figures in too.

    The print looks much better, but my scanner does not like to work for me, so oh well.
    Last edited by htmlguru4242; 03-26-2010 at 09:51 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    You're just crazy! I hope you'll keep exploring that avenue, you might stumble onto some really interesting artistic potential.
    Using film since before it was hip.


    "One of the most singular characters of the hyposulphites, is the property their solutions possess of dissolving muriate of silver and retaining it in considerable quantity in permanent solution" — Sir John Frederick William Herschel, "On the Hyposulphurous Acid and its Compounds." The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal, Vol. 1 (8 Jan. 1819): 8-29. p. 11

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    The other thing that's interesting is the double emulsion on the film. Both emulsions ar exposed at the same time through the base, so things are softened up slightly (The print is blurry due to camera shake, though, not the emulsion).

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    Hey, is that Lee Harvey Oswald peeking around the corner? Instant "old" negative; heck I know idio.. er, people who pay good money to get that effect electronically.

    Market it as a "plugin" for your LF camera!

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    Quote Originally Posted by htmlguru4242
    The other thing that's interesting is the double emulsion on the film. Both emulsions ar exposed at the same time through the base, so things are softened up slightly (The print is blurry due to camera shake, though, not the emulsion).
    You know I almost wrote that it had that "x-ray look," that sort of ethereal fuzziness... Making abstraction of your camera shake blur, I do find that there was a strange sense of picture depth, as if the surface was seen through a translucent matter. Double emulsion, well duh!
    Using film since before it was hip.


    "One of the most singular characters of the hyposulphites, is the property their solutions possess of dissolving muriate of silver and retaining it in considerable quantity in permanent solution" — Sir John Frederick William Herschel, "On the Hyposulphurous Acid and its Compounds." The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal, Vol. 1 (8 Jan. 1819): 8-29. p. 11

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