The mailbox has been exciting this past week.
First I received Annikin's prints. The burnt tree is very interesting visually. The Crater Lake print is a bit flat. Less exposure, longer in the developer maybe? You say you're having a hard time getting consistent results. 2 things I've found that help. 1 - don't skimp on developer. A nice deep tray half full. When I started lith, I was using as shallow an amount as I could get away with. I thought I'd save money. The developer just exhausted so quickly, I wasted tons of paper. 2 - once I know I like an image, and have exposure/development figured out, I expose 2 and develop together, back to back. Faster and more consistent results for the exchange, and duplicates for the portfolio or for toning experiments.
*Next I received Rachelle's wonderful print of little statues under a hydrangea. Awesome!! You have great command of your film and the lith process.
Yesterday I received Paul's prints. The money tree one is interesting, but I prefer the tones and the subject of the High Sweden bridge. I think this was the trip you were on just before we saw you in the fall? I remember your stories about how wet the camping trip was.
I think I only need one more packet in the mail to complete this round. Then it's time for the next. I think the lith exchange is my favorite.
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