11 Feb 2009
My cards are all printed, and will go out in the mail by week's end. This has been a challenging round for me for several reasons...
1. I selected a negative to print and found it was covered with dust so I had to rewash it.
2. I pulled the next box of postcard paper form storage only to find that was very old (15 years+). This gave me some inconsistent results, and some loss of contrast. I overcame both of these issues.
3. I decided to try toning these prints with thiourea. This worked well, but had inconsistent results regarding the extent of toning (some of the shadow areas got too dark). This was my first time toning with thiourea "in masse".
So I am asking for understanding that not all my cards are the same. Hope you like the image I selected for this round.