I think you and Diapositivo are really saying the same thing.
Diapositivo calls silver halide crystals "things" rather than "grains",
but you both point out there are AgX crystals and that
there is a perception of a "non-numberable entity" resulting from observing en masse
what results from those crystals upon development (the filaments).
The same word "grain" is being used to describe 2 different things and
this continues to be a source of confusion;
I try to use the words like this:
"crystals" before development,
"filaments" after development and
"grain" or "graininess" for the visual impression one gets
when looking at massive numbers of filaments with the (naked) eye.
(Oh, and of course, the book by Sheppard!)
Last edited by Ray Rogers; 05-16-2012 at 02:11 AM. Click to view previous post history.