[rollei_list] Re: OT: development

Mark Rabiner:

> Selenium toning was in this case ALSO in the category of "intensification"
> As that is what it does. And is.
> In the darkroom handbooks of long gone with the wheels and paper samples and
> the charts it was always on the list of intensifiers. But on the bottom in
> order of effect.
> 
> But The advantage being that while all other intensifiers makes for a neg.
> whose lifetime is tenuous selenium does the opposite. It makes for in effect
> "archival" negs.
> And makes them prettier too!


Understood but in the case of this neg intensification beyond toning was
used. The shot was unmetered and the negative thin. As you know, there are
three major printings of "Moonrise" of varying contrast and "drama," and the
notes for all of them are complex...


Eric Goldstein

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