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    I haven't gone the digital neg route for lack of a printer, as well as disinterest in paying what it costs from some commercial services. None of the pro printing labs in Boston will print on transparencies anyway.

    I have, I'm sure, been overcoating the paper. I've taken this from my experience with cyanotypes, where I get much denser shadows if I use 3 or more coats.

    I'd assumed that since VD has a very long tonal scale, it would be amenable to high contrast negatives. The difference with cyanotype, though, is it seems I can't expose the VD for long enough to get highlight detail and still have non-solarized shadows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicolai View Post
    I have had impure thoughts, I have--this is just so hard for me to say--SCANNED my film... am I beyond redemption?
    I really think that coporal mortification is called for in this case!
    Don Bryant

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    VDB does take a long scale negative. However, if the film is overexposed causing dense shadow areas in the film, and/or overdeveloped causing too dense highlights, the longer printing exposures will cause problems.
    [FONT=Comic Sans MS]Films NOT Dead - Just getting fixed![/FONT]

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    I'm glad I read this thread; I've had the same problem. I'm kind of disentangling all the variables right now to figure out which result is from which problem (paper was one issue which I had confused with all the other issues).
    The universe is a haunted house. -Coil
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