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    *sigh*
    I accidentally developed using the expired developer the result was a very strong colour cast...
    I balanced out the colour but, yikes, what was left wasn't nice!!!

    Blue Hydrangea and sunflowers


    Weird hand coloured look to the image - don't you think?

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    Is there any ra4 paper without the text in the back? Has anyone tried to contact print these ra4 paper negatives?

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    There's sellers in Europe on eBay who are selling cut sheets of Kodak Endura that have no back print.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkillmer View Post
    *sigh*
    I accidentally developed using the expired developer the result was a very strong colour cast...
    I balanced out the colour but, yikes, what was left wasn't nice!!!

    Blue Hydrangea and sunflowers


    Weird hand coloured look to the image - don't you think?
    I dunno, I kind of like it. It depends on whether you are going for realistic color or weird unpredictable effects and I'd say if you are going for realistic color, use color film.

    OTOH 8x10 color film is outrageously expensive while 8x10 paper is dirt cheap in comparison so that's a reason to try for realistic color from paper negatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WayneStevenson View Post
    There's sellers in Europe on eBay who are selling cut sheets of Kodak Endura that have no back print.
    I found out, that the ColorTone paper has no back print. It's pretty affordable & comes in different sizes. So i'm going to use that. This would be ideal for my 20x24" camera, my first though was ilfochrome.. but can't find any 20x24" paper anywhere. So ra4 is much better alternative as it's still made..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Cole View Post
    I dunno, I kind of like it. It depends on whether you are going for realistic color or weird unpredictable effects and I'd say if you are going for realistic color, use color film.

    OTOH 8x10 color film is outrageously expensive while 8x10 paper is dirt cheap in comparison so that's a reason to try for realistic color from paper negatives.
    For that matter, why not take it a step further and reverse process it? It's just couple added steps to the regular RA-4 process. With the right filtering, you can't get reasonably good color balance.

    ETA: I kind of like it too...

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    Reverse processing RA-4 papers gives an undesired mottling effect. Which I haven't been able to figure out (but I am no chemist, just messing around). Nor any others I know who have messed around with it.

    You can see some of my experimentation here:

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/colourp...7629953833667/

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    I had more trouble with contrast (too much) than I did mottling. You can see a print I made from Kodachrome in my gallery. There are a lot of variables in this process, but a lot of hard stops too. Pure white, for instance, is elusive.

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    I suggest re-exposing front and back for about 1' each and using a 2' color development. I have practically no mottling or none at all. I have posted pictures here and have a 16x20 hanging on the wall right next to me.

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    I understand you use Endura. And while the mottling isn't as evident in some prints, or in comparison to Crystal Archive, I'll argue that it's still there and once seen, cannot be unseen. Heh. I don't want to be picky..... but if there is a way to prevent the mottling or an explanation for it that may help get to a solution, I'd love to hear it.

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