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by Neil Barnes
Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:20 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dodging or burning?
Replies: 3
Views: 1330

Re: Dodging or burning?

Jools is right. Dodging and burning happens only at the printing stage.

What you're doing at exposure is 'filtering'... although there is the technique of using a really long exposure on, say, a cathedral interior, and illuminating areas of interest with a hand-held flash.

Neil
by Neil Barnes
Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:44 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hoppe's Portraits
Replies: 6
Views: 2202

Re: Hoppe's Portraits

I suppose the phrase - heard all too often - 'Wonderful pictures; you must have a great camera' is semantically equal to 'Great meal; you must have a wonderful cooker'...

Neil
by Neil Barnes
Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:39 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Wet Processing
Topic: The Return Of Jobo?
Replies: 6
Views: 3233

Re: The Return Of Jobo?

Heh. Real men stick the prints to the tiles over the bath and paint on the chemistry with a brush... :shock:

Neil
by Neil Barnes
Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:38 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Wet Processing
Topic: Ilford HP5+ at ISO 3200
Replies: 2
Views: 2317

Re: Ilford HP5+ at ISO 3200

You take me back to the days of my youth... I recall shooting a friend's rock band live in the early eighties, on HP5 pushed to about 1600 on 35mm, available light only in a smoky pub gig. We then blew the images up to six feet by four and a half - grain like golf balls but stunning images nonethele...
by Neil Barnes
Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:37 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you file your images?
Replies: 6
Views: 2048

Re: How do you file your images?

I am such a geek. For years, I put 'em in a box. Now, I put 'em in a folder. I don't take any good pictures, so they're all as bad as each other; I don't keep the absolute failures!

Neil
by Neil Barnes
Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:35 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Critique
Topic: Trichromie
Replies: 21
Views: 11116

Re: Trichromie

Colour? It's a passing fad. No good will come of it. I need to spend some time on that site (with Google - je parle Francais comme un vache Espagnol) but today is a day to go paragliding. Somehow, I can't see an easy way to add a 5kg camera to a 20kg aircraft... Neil p.s. did I post a link to my tec...
by Neil Barnes
Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:08 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Critique
Topic: Trichromie
Replies: 21
Views: 11116

Re: Trichromie

I did wonder about that, but there's only one image - the workers under the dam - where there's really obvious movement of people. Even the river shots show very little movement on the water. And the posed shots - the Emir of Bokhara for example - seem to be far too sharp for repeated exposures, and...
by Neil Barnes
Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:41 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Critique
Topic: Trichromie
Replies: 21
Views: 11116

Re: Trichromie

Thanks, Dave - there are some *stunning* images there...

I wonder: they're obviously 'instantaneous' but I wonder whether this was three cameras, or one camera with filters and a mirror splitter?

Neil
by Neil Barnes
Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:07 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Wet Processing
Topic: Adox CHS 50 film
Replies: 6
Views: 3774

Re: Adox CHS 50 film

I also use a water stop bath. I haven't found the emulsion all that fragile, but I develop in a combi tank so it all happens in the carrier.

Neil
by Neil Barnes
Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:54 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kodak to stop producing colour transparency film
Replies: 2
Views: 1529

Re: Kodak to stop producing colour transparency film

I love the comment suggesting that people should write to Kodak requesting them to continue the films. Seems to me the way to do that is to send a *purchase order*... that's what they've been lacking and that's why they're not selling. Apropos of nothing: Kodak once owned the largest herd of cows in...
by Neil Barnes
Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:39 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Wet Processing
Topic: Adox CHS 50 film
Replies: 6
Views: 3774

Re: Adox CHS 50 film

There's a huge argument about whether pre-wetting does anything - but I always do and it's for sure it gets an awful lot of blue anti-halation dye out! On the Adox page they suggest pre-wetting for sheet film but not the smaller formats, which presumably have a different substrate. From previous exp...
by Neil Barnes
Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:33 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Taking Pictures
Topic: Replicating an old 'look' to pictures.
Replies: 2
Views: 2572

Re: Replicating an old 'look' to pictures.

Exactly the combination I've used a few months ago. What I did find is that the rodinol developer times I found were significantly undercooking the stuff - you might want to experiment beforehand. My results are on here somewhere... What you will find with the CHS-50 is that the colour balance is he...
by Neil Barnes
Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:25 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vat on imported books?
Replies: 8
Views: 2612

Re: Vat on imported books?

There's no VAT on *paper* books, but there *is* VAT on e-book purchases.

Go figure!

Neil
by Neil Barnes
Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:33 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Critique
Topic: Some shots from Leonardslee
Replies: 3
Views: 3438

Re: Some shots from Leonardslee

Very pretty... but (oh so picky) a touch of Newton's rings on the first one, from the scanner I assume?

And somehow on the same picture I get the feeling that the lake is down on the right a touch... The third I think is my favourite by a small whisker.

Neil
by Neil Barnes
Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:29 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: c41/e6 processing
Replies: 13
Views: 3226

Re: c41/e6 processing

<cough> Gentle heat only, not the full blast... </cough>