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    Maybe you can get warm prints this way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by walter23 View Post
    Sure, just put them inside a red globe
    Hopefully I'm not the only one realising they'll snuff out pretty quickly due to lack of Oxygen.

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    How about somehow molding safelights into hearts?
    Or embed the candles inside a transparent pipe which
    connects to the outside with bends and twists to bring in
    oxygen?
    Don't forget the insence!
    And the champagne...

    "Honey, this is no simple dark-room, its a loooooove shack!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by arigram View Post
    How about somehow molding safelights into hearts?
    Or embed the candles inside a transparent pipe which
    connects to the outside with bends and twists to bring in
    oxygen?
    Don't forget the insence!
    And the champagne...

    "Honey, this is no simple dark-room, its a loooooove shack!"
    "Does the smell of fix turn you on"

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    Or you could find a real old ruby-glass darkroom lantern?

    Candles were used, in red glass enclosures. What frightens me most about these is that they were used in the wet-plate age! I don't like the thought of open flame, ether fumes and nitrocellulose all together in an enclosed space...
    -- Ole Tjugen, Luddite Elitist
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole View Post
    Or you could find a real old ruby-glass darkroom lantern?

    Candles were used, in red glass enclosures. What frightens me most about these is that they were used in the wet-plate age! I don't like the thought of open flame, ether fumes and nitrocellulose all together in an enclosed space...
    Where's your sense of fun, mystery and excitement, Ole?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Caulfield View Post
    Where's your sense of fun, mystery and excitement, Ole?
    My sense of fun is still alive, my sense of mystery in this context got lost somewhere in a chemistry degree, and my sense of exitement is temporarily offline as long as I'm sitting on a drilling rig in the middle of the North Sea. New storm coming up tomorrow...
    -- Ole Tjugen, Luddite Elitist
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    Any open flame in a darkroom is dangerous, for a variety of reasons. The flame itself is a fire hazard, and the smoke, however slight, is not good for your enlarger lens. Or your lungs, for that matter.

    I do hope you are kidding; if this is an April Fools Day joke, you are a bit early. Use a real safelight, even if it is only a red bulb purchased at your local hardware store.

    Photographers used to use candles; but then again, they used to get around on horseback.

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    According to my old books, candles were indeed used inside metal and coloured glass safelights before electricity in the home was widespread. Gas and oil lamps were preferred however and even then, the importance of fresh air was noted: "for a small room, if not ventilated, speedily becomes so fouled with products of respirations to be distinctly injurious to health"... followed by instructions for a light-tight 2" metal tube providing a chimney for a gas safelight...

    A pic below of the kind of thing Ole described.

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    Last edited by Bob F.; 03-03-2008 at 08:15 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Yeah, you could if you put it in a red globe that filters out all the wavelengths of light to which the papers are sensitized. Question is, why would you want to? There's a reason electric light took off the way it did over a hundred years ago. Has that fact somehow escaped your notice?

    Whack job!

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