some new bromoils, with colored inks

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  1. terri

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    I've been experimenting with colored inks on my bromoil prints over the last few days. Not sure everything I've done works, but I have had fun doing it.

    This is an image I've posted before, when I was playing with toners. I thought it would make a decent bromoil. This is from an HIE negative:

    The base ink coat is brown, followed by some blue in the sky and a touch of red worked in.

    Footsteps in the sand:

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    Another HIE negative, I think from the same roll. Again the base inking was done in brown, followed by a layer of blue, which made for an interesting color combo.

    Florida tree:

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    This was shot with Ilford FP4. Brown base with a little blue inked around the corners.

    Kennesaw Mountain:

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    Thanks for looking! :D
     
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    JamesD Between darkrooms

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    Nice stuff, Terri. I like the cannon best, and the beach next. Charlie's gonna love these, I'm sure!
     
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    mysteryscribe TPF Noob!

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    I really really like the last two. the second one is very eerie i like that a lot. The cannon has a very nice retro look. You dont mind if I copy it do you. The look not the picture.
     
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    now if she had done them on paper negatives she would have had something wouldn't she lol.
     
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    Thanks, guys! :)

    I think I was drawn to trying bromoils because it is such a retro look - very Pictorial. Some of them definitely have it more than others. Some of them I've seen look more Impressionistic to me. Depends on the selected image, I guess.

    I don't mind if you copy the look, Charlie. Have at it!
     
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    the redish tint is very salt printish look. the blue edges fascinate me and that I think I am going to try next. They are beautiful.
     
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    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Nice job, I like #2 the most, IMO they have a dreamy look to them
     
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    Thank you, Jeff! :)

    Charlie: the dark edges are sort of a classic bromoil touch. I don't do it all the time (in the second one for instance). The top one I did it rather heavily to create a "pool of light" in the center and, in the case of the cannon image, I thought the blue would be more interesting.

    I have more that have been drying, so consider yourselves warned. :mrgreen:
     
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    I like the way they look and that's what is important it's the finished image for me. And no matter what you did inbetween they look spectacular.
     
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    I did a lot of yelling in between, actually. Things like: "Why isn't this working?!" and "This looks like crap!!" to name but a few. :lol:
     
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    you must have been standing in my lab today. I have had a pinhole camera I can not get a light leak out of. I decided that since it is an oddball format it is gone anyway. I'll save the frame in case I decide to go with a more simple format. Actually I want to build a 5x7 camera with a glass lens.

    So if you were around my place you would have heard words you never knew existed. That was my point.
     
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    And I totally know what you mean! :lol:
     

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