not sure if people pay attention to my ramblings here
but just in case you do ...
i am donating at least 50% (probably more like 75-90%)
of sales from images sold to relief efforts in oklahoma.
i have donated more than 500$ to relief efforts in
haiti, japan, nyc and elsewhere ...
it goes to the great hour of sharing through the american baptist ministries.
if you like my work feel free to go to my imagekind gallery ---
for too long i lived my photographic life without color.
in the past couple of years i have been seeing more and more color in
the things i like to photograph. im not sure what is going on
but i am enjoying turning black and white images into color ones.
it started a few months ago ( earlier posts in this bloggy thing have the photographs )
and i just finished another one, and will probably have a few more by the end of it all ..
today i processed a handful of glass plates ...
and YES! i used developer instead of hardener.
i am not sure but for some reason film / paper developer
works much better than straight alum hardener ...
and half the plates look OK so far ...
i've gotta mix some more hardening fixer, as much as i hate hardener ...
to keep my emulsion from lifting + frilling from my plate...
the gelatin / emulsion is still damp+tacky or i would make
i coated a baker's dozen of 4x5 plates yesterday
this morning i verified the timing of my shutter
then i harvested an ancient dry plate bag-mag purchased
long ago but never used.
i used a flang to pry up the septums and slid 3 plates in ...
i made some exposures and looked forward to seeing the results
i emptied the contents of a 1L container i had developer
and poured the contents into a tray.
i put the timer on 3 mins and put