X Ray Film

Light, film, exposure..
andrewch59
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Re: X Ray Film

Postby andrewch59 » 22 Feb 2018, 10:11

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Re: X Ray Film

Postby Bazz8 » 22 Feb 2018, 20:19

They are all prints Andrew

andrewch59
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Re: X Ray Film

Postby andrewch59 » 23 Feb 2018, 08:16

Hmmm! The blotches do not seem uniform enough to blame them on your enlarger (hot spot), which would only lead to development issues. May I ask what size tray you develop in? and what agitation you use?

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Re: X Ray Film

Postby Bazz8 » 24 Feb 2018, 16:19

You are correct it was agitation,The biggest issue was no consistency and in between some cracker shots with no problems at all
some of the culprets I thought was
yellow y2 filter
lens on the enlarger( replaced it) $50
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Research Centre 12/03/2015
Fuji Hrt
exposure 7m 47s F8
I did another with exposure 20m F11
I was pleased with the print
Won print of the night at the time.

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still life with available light in bathroom
Can not find image details except Fuji HRT

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Gorge Rd Adelaide
10sec F45
Scan of print

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Gorge Rd Adelaide
10 sec F45
Scan of print

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Elephant palm studio lights
19sec F16

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Slightly different print exposure

So a spread of the good bad and ugly these 4 I was rapt in,then along comes the inconsistent development.
Bazz

andrewch59
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Re: X Ray Film

Postby andrewch59 » 24 Feb 2018, 18:14

Pretty damn good compositions Bazz!

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Re: X Ray Film

Postby Bazz8 » 25 Feb 2018, 07:05

Thanks Andrew

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Maris
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Re: X Ray Film

Postby Maris » 25 Feb 2018, 13:17

andrewch59 is right. These latest photographs are really solid work. Forgive if you can a possibly unworthy thought on my part but I'm beginning to think that the technical limitations of X-ray film do not adequately repay your talent, vision, and energy. Shooting 8x10 is an effortfull high stakes commitment and the reward for success should be as generous as it gets.

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Re: X Ray Film

Postby Bazz8 » 25 Feb 2018, 14:30

Maris and Andrew you are too kind, those shots enabled me to win Black and White film trophy using mainly x-ray which the judges had no idea it was Orthographic and contact prints.
The next will be the stage of developer change to LC29.
I hope that these shot may encourage some of the members in using the X-ray
I do have some Foma 200 8x10 but have not used it until I have the bugs out of the 2D
Barry

andrewch59
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Re: X Ray Film

Postby andrewch59 » 25 Feb 2018, 17:29

I hear you Bazz! I have had a couple of packs of Ilford FP4 plus 125 secreted away for my trip to Canada, but I enjoy the challenge of xray, and the rewards of producing a scratchless negative that needs no post developing work is a great feeling.

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Re: X Ray Film

Postby andrewch59 » 25 Feb 2018, 17:41

I guess for me the other reason is cost. Being an old pensioner I don't have the funds for real film, xray allows me to play with 10x12 and even 13x16 in my Hunter Penrose without much expense.


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