Georges,This is an old-time technique; it was shown to me in the 60's by a man who had been using it for over 50 years. It works with virtually any paper, and is really a result of temperature, not pressure. When I was doing bulk hand-developing (20-30 8 x 10's in a batch, I kept a small tray of stock developer to the side - one or two (gloved) fingers dipped into that and a bit of a rub would bring out detail in otherwise blown highlights - and do it fast enough so that I could keep up with the other prints in the soup.
The only "trick" (OK, there are two) - don't rub *too* hard, or the emulsion will suffer, and don't be *too* specific in the area - let it spill over a bit to avoid hard-edged "enhancements".
-Bill On Mar 28, 2007, at 10:27 AM, Georges Giralt wrote:
Selon Shannon Stoney <sstoney@xxxxxxx>:I would be honored to have this list named pure_shannon. That's a great idea. ;-) OK, back to the darkroom. I have switched back to Ilford paper and I'm noticing something I didn't notice before. When I write on the back of the paper with a pencil (exposure times, etc) it sometimes shows through on the other side, particularly in the dark areas. Why does this happen, and how do people avoid it? --shannonDear Shannon,Sometimes, in order to get something in blown out highlights, I gently rub theprint in the tray with my fingers in the zone I try to improve. It often works. Whatever paper maker had produced the stuff I soup.You are just doing this with a pencil. (except that my fingers being a littlehotter than the dev., I add to the pressure the temperature effect) --====================================================================== ======================================= To unsubscribe from this list, go to www.freelists.org and logon to your account (the same e-mail address and password you set-up when you subscribed,) and unsubscribe from there.
============================================================================================================= To unsubscribe from this list, go to www.freelists.org and logon to your account (the same e-mail address and password you set-up when you subscribed,) and unsubscribe from there.