Today I produced two of my first VDBs. I am using no contrast control just trying to get the hang of it. My first image turned out very nice, and even darkened a bit when placed in the fixer. The second image place in the same fixer bleached out in a matter of seconds. I am using a 10% Sodium Thio. Why would the first image darken, and the next one bleach? The only thing I did different was the amount of exposure. The first image was exposed for about 4 min, and the second for only about two since the calotype neg was a bit thinner.

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