Film fogged in holder.

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Maris
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Film fogged in holder.

Postby Maris » 13 Aug 2014, 10:00

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Ancient Film #3.

Gelatin-silver photograph on Ultrafine Silver Eagle VC FB photographic paper, size 20.3cm X 25.4cm, from a 8x10 Fomapan 200 negative exposed in a Tachihara 810HD triple extension field view camera fitted with a Wollensak 159mm f9.5 lens.

The negative had been forgotten for five years prior to exposure. It had been loaded into a new Lisco film holder and packed away with some stored equipment. Some emanation from the film holder has fogged the edges of the film and some random spots in the picture area. The effect is strange and a little mysterious.

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Re: Film fogged in holder.

Postby Walter Glover » 13 Aug 2014, 10:02

Daylight woodland meets the twilight zone.
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Re: Film fogged in holder.

Postby smbooth » 13 Aug 2014, 16:01

Some people pay for film like that...

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Re: Film fogged in holder.

Postby Photomark » 30 Aug 2014, 09:23

Not to sure what went wrong but my guess it was a bad sheet of film. ( it is Fomapan after all )

However I do love the shot and the film defects seem to add a new element to the image and that in its self is amazing for Fomapan film.

Most of the time Fomapan film looks best in the rubbish bin :)

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Re: Film fogged in holder.

Postby Maris » 30 Aug 2014, 12:36

I'm pretty sure it's not the Fomapan. I've used about a thousand sheets of Fomapan 100, 200, and 400 in the 4x5 and 8x10 formats and so far no defects...fingers crossed. The "Film fogged in holder" picture is more an indictment of slack workshop practice. New 8x10 holders smell a bit and I think they bleed plasticisers and glue solvent. But to load some new holders, put them aside for five years, and not miss them at all is a sharp indication I should do at least an annual stocktake!


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