.....and from fall to winter, the weather and the soul...

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  1. motcon

    motcon TPF Noob!

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    Haiku
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    gone are you again
    as autumn on the coat tails
    of winged feathered friends

    cont’d

    it shall hurt me not
    another you so well love
    a season again

    -WFC
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    Lovely Will.

    Details please.
     
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    That is awesome! I would definately like to know how you did that!! Thanks for sharing!


    Zach :D
     
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    surely.

    i was describing the process to Kara last night in irc and i put her to sleep, so i'll keep it short and sweet.

    - heavy cold pressed watercolor paper (don't need to size the heavy stuff if you mount it when finished processing)
    - liquid emulsion
    - sponge brush
    - thin piece of cardboard

    turn on enlarger and adjust it and the easel accordingly. lay cardboard in the area of exposure. scribble a rough outline around the area of focus. cut out this area (don't need to be precise). following emulsion instructions (heat,shake,etc.) lay cutout on watercolor paper. lightly soak the sponge brush and work from the center towards the edges of the cutout so that the emulsion nearly depletes itself as you get to the edge. don't be perfect about the edges. expose and process as normal.

    after it is dry, dampen a sponge brush and apply a quarter of an inch or so from the edges of the print (this keeps the flame from taking over everything). with a flame, burn each side until you get your desired effect. the smell is horrible, so don't lean over it.

    i probably forgot to make mention of something....let me know if i made sense (i'm only half way through my first coffee).
     
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    Thanks yo, That sounds pretty nifty! I'll have to give it a go one of these days. (which means after finals :) )



    Zach :D
     
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    Beautiful! :D

    Love this process.
     
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    It took me a couple of seconds to spot what what going on in the photo. It was a nice suprise. Great work motcon. I'm going to have to buy an enlarger soon.
     
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    Just wanted to add that I really enjoyed the haiku associated with this creation! It all fits so well together!

    Zach :D
     
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    I forgot to mention how lovely I found it, too.... :love: Will proudly displays his mushiness on his sleeve....it gets a little messy in the darkroom sometimes, I'm sure. :wink:
     
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    Looks awesome!

    is this like liquid light?

    if so, after applying the emulsion to the paper, don't you have to put it in stop and fixer and then rinse like a normal print before drying it?


    i haven't done it yet, but it is the way I was told it worked, which could be wrong.

    i inherited a bottle of liquid light VC and would like to try using it soon.
     
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    yes, it's very much like liquid light. there are other brands or one can make his own. to your query about processing, a cut from my post above:

    i think perhaps that you confused the two processes. coat the paper, then dry it. expose it, then process normally.
     
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    stepping in trays of sepia toner and spilling precious wine down my sock; yep, gets mushy, er messy....

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