Technically not my "first" go at this... but my first go at it here in my actual darkroom (AKA apartment)

A few weeks back, myself and Jeremy Moore visited Clay Harmon in Houston to get a one day (and night) crash course in the basics of 'Gum bichromate over pt/pd' printing.

I gathered all the various chemicals, materials, etc over the last few weeks whenever I could spare the $$$ (suprisingly not that expensive all in all) and finally got everything I needed last week. so...
Over the last week Ive made my first three gum bichromate over platinum/palladium prints.

I didn't have anyone to share them with in the immediate vicinity so I thought Id share them with my fellow APUGers.


Here is the original straight pt/pd print of the first one.
http://www.matthewmagruder.com/photo...ousel_ptpd.jpg

the Gum Over print:
http://www.matthewmagruder.com/photo...el_GUMptpd.jpg
I did two layers on this one.
1st layer: 0.4g of Burnt Umber, 0.3g of Burnt Sienna, 10ml Gum, 10ml of Ammo. Dichromate
75% UV Exposure
2nd layer: 0.2g Van Dyck Brown, 0.2 Indigo Blue Hue, 0.2g of Burnt Sienna 10ml Gum, 5ml Ammo. Dichrom.
25% UV Exposure


Straight pt/pd print:
http://www.matthewmagruder.com/photo...ddeer_ptpd.jpg

Gum Over print:
http://www.matthewmagruder.com/photo...er_GUMptpd.jpg
1st layer: 0.4g of Nap Yellow, 0.2g of Burnt Umber, 10ml Gum, 10ml of Ammo. Dichromate
70% UV Exposure
2nd layer: 0.4g Burnt Sienna, 0.2g Burnt Umber, 10ml Gum, 8ml Ammo. Dichrom.
50% UV Exposure


Straight pt/pd print:
http://www.matthewmagruder.com/photo...bldg2_ptpd.jpg

Gum Over print:
http://www.matthewmagruder.com/photo...g2_GUMptpd.jpg
1st layer: 0.4g of Nap Yellow, 0.2g of Burnt Umber, 10ml Gum, 10ml of Ammo. Dichromate
125% UV Exposure
2nd layer: 0.3g Burnt Sienna, 0.1g Az. Crimson, 0.3g of Perylene Maroon 10ml Gum, 8ml Ammo. Dichrom.
30% UV Exposure

You can also see the prints compared next to each other here....
just scroll down the window.
http://www.matthewmagruder.com/photo...gum_over_ptpd/

Id love any input, critiques, comments, thoughts from anyone. Especially the few whove been doing this sort of printing.

I want to publically and profusely thank Clay for all the help hes been in answering the plethora (yes I said a plethora El Guapo) of questions Ive flooded him with. Not to mention to thank him yet again, for having us down there and opening up his home and darkroom to a couple of struggling youngins