I have a question for our paper experts in this thread.
When one prints a color negative without any filtration in the enlarger the print comes out with a strong orange cast. This is counterintuitive to what what one expect. The paper, reversing the colors, should give a strong blue-green cast to the print due to the orange cast of the negative, but it does not. It is as if the paper is negating the orange of the negative and then some. The enlarger filtration of course, negates the orange in the print to make a color-balanced print.
I have always thought that the dyes that wash out of the paper might have had something to do with this paper color-adjusting act during exposure, but now I am not so sure. Just what is going on?
Last edited by RPC; 12-13-2012 at 03:15 AM. Click to view previous post history.