I'm not sure how well it would work for printing slides, using something like the process I just mentioned, but it would be worth a try. Please, PLEASE, no back printing on such a paper for this reason. Come to think of it, I don't remember if what I have is back printed or not - I have some old prints from color negs and can check.
Panalure got a bad rep because the early versions were rather flat and didn't look that great. The final version was actually quite good, if you didn't mind RC glossy.
Right, and I realised I could just get some Ilford Direct Positive and print. Doh! I've even tried that with decent results. Dumb-A me.
Wasn't around when Panalure was here. Not even a thought, really.
Yes, as recently as a few weeks ago I received a beautiful print from Norway in the APUG Blind Print Exchange. I have also sent a few of my own mounted and matted BPE prints across the world as well.
Originally Posted by Maris
So much nicer to hold the real deal in your hands. No mental gymnastics required in trying to imagine missing clipped highlight detail. Or staring at shadows that are only as deep as my LCD monitor allows me to see. And the surface texture of a monitor also leaves a lot to be desired.
"When making a portrait, my approach is quite the same as when I am portraying a rock. I do not wish to impose my personality upon the sitter, but, keeping myself open to receive reactions from his own special ego, record this with nothing added: except of course when I am working professionally, when money enters in,—then for a price, I become a liar..."
— Edward Weston, Daybooks, Vol. II, February 2, 1932
The direct positive is orthochromatic. It isn't sensitive to red. It will probably produce more normal looking results than regular photo paper going through two steps, but will still distort tones. It also is only available in one, rather high, contrast though something like Selecltol Soft and split development might tame that.
Originally Posted by Klainmeister
APUG Ethics of B&W conversion of color image
What happened to enlarging to b&w sheet film (panchromatic), and/or Interneg if you have color negative material?
Seems that would still be a better choice since you'll have all tones readily available, rather than ortho material.
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There really is nothing wrong with using digital methods to do anything that is proposed. One just needs to exclude the results from APUG galleries.
There are lots of other things that Stone can post in the galleries. And Stone certainly doesn't seem to lack opportunities for participation here , so I'm not too worried.
The APUG galleries are interesting, informative and valuable, but APUG isn't really set up primarily as a gallery resource. Flickr and the like are better for that.
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Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2
It seems like the blue shift might actually help in printing directly to paper in this case---in general it has the color-response problems mentioned, but I don't think "red areas will print black" is a problem with this particular slide!
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APUG Ethics of B&W conversion of color image
Good point I hadn't thought of!
Originally Posted by ntenny
Nothing wrong with printing to sheet film either, except that exposures will be very short and require handling in darkness. Theoretically so did Panalure but I found my Duka 50 to be safe for it I'd care is exercised.
ortho .. pan, i can't tell the difference
Originally Posted by Roger Cole
its blue, i am sure it would look fine
There is no ethical issue if you indicate to the viewer what you are doing. For example "Digitally Altered Scan of Kodachrome 35mm Slide." APUG is not the site for presentation of "Digitally Altered" images.
Originally Posted by StoneNYC
However, If you want to contact print the slides onto Wet Plate and scan those B&W images to post here, that is great.