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Discussion in 'Alternative Techniques & Photo Gallery' started by windrivermaiden, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. windrivermaiden

    windrivermaiden TPF Noob!

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    This is my best albumen print to date. I wish I had the contrast problems worked out. [​IMG] Partly this is the paper I used. This one has way too much texture for albumen printing. But, I'm getting closer. Oh! for a dedicated darkroom space. It is nervewracking to try and keep silver-nitrate stains off stuff and also get emersed in the process. Time is also an issue. Somewhere I have to get another full 24 hours into each day [​IMG]

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    A pretty good gel-lift. I love how each one is just a mystery till the bitter end. Will it work or will it fail. I want to prep some paper with a tissue of hardened gelatine and try doing a lift on to that substraight....hummmm. Dang time issue!

    I also made a set of negs for printing this one in gum dichromate. I can't wait to get cracking on that.
     
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    What is this gel-lift of which you speak? I'm curious, and I like the appearance of it.
     
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    Gotcha. TYVM!
     
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    Lovely stuff, Windy. I see what you mean about the texture in the paper for the first image - but it's really not bothering me much, I like it!

    Your gel lift is gorgeous. This technique agrees with you. ;)
     
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    Helps to start with a very pretty daughter:lol:
     
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    She is, indeed. ;)
     

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