I've seen pictures of that darkroom. It's really beautiful.Maybe Brett was printing on Azo paper like the old man. It's pretty slow, and even a little starlight won't fog it.
I used to develop film on a porch at night, when there was no moon. People used to think I was just making excuses when I said I had to go home because it was dark and that was the only time I could develop film, but it was true.
--shannon On Oct 16, 2008, at 12:49 PM, William Harting wrote:
I remember reading a story of Brett Weston, I think it was, printing at night with the window open. Never tried that, always wanted to.-b On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 1:02 PM, Russ Gorman <rusty57@xxxxxxx> wrote:A roll of black 4 mil plastic and a staple gun can turn any room or chicken coop into a lightproof darkroom. I have made quite a few this way.I would like to caution you that the the plastic is flammable so having two exits and a fire extinguisher are good things.In some cases the only answer is to print at night.Remember that printing in an uninsulated darkroom means making sure the developer temp doesn't fall below 68ªF. For awhile I was forced to print on a wood porch (the back stairs to my apartment) that I covered in black plastic. Printing at night because of light leaks,I couldn't figure out why there were no blacks in my prints - developer temperature was 60ª. After I figured that out, I printed with the tray balanced on an oil filled electric heater. Good times.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.
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