(n.) Love of darkness or night; finding relaxation or comfort in the darkness.
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Author Archives: Roy Hammans
Selection from a couple of rolls of Tri-X, exposed at 400 ISO, processed in Neofin Red for 11 mins at 20°C, agitation is 1 minute initial, then 10 seconds every minute. The first set are from the my Ensign Autorange … Continue reading
Back in the 1970s and 80s, these were always my go-to developers for 35mm film. I acquired these two packs many years ago in a job lot of darkroom chemicals being disposed of by someone giving up the dark arts. … Continue reading
I was given this curiosity by some friends recently.
I saw part of a programme last night which talked about how babies can recognise anything resembling a face almost from birth, but can’t visually recognise anything else until they get many months older. Seems like the ability to identify a face … Continue reading
I had a print of this, published here previously, that was a bit dark. I thought I’d run it through the 2nd-Pass lith process, just out of interest. This is how I’d ended up printing the image originally (I left … Continue reading
A contact print of an 8×10 film negative made a month or more ago but only processed this week – the wonders of the latent image! And it proves that my dark slide film holders are light-tight… The variation in tone … Continue reading
I was never happy with the prints I made of this negative (detailed here) so thought I would take the worst of two, which was far too dark, and see if I could improve on it with some post-processing.
Some scans of recent negatives, made prior to conventional printing. The images of Stourhead and Bawdsey were made on Edwin Smith’s Ross Autorange camera, recently refurbished. The image of the flowering palm was made on an old Mamiyaflex twin-lens reflex, … Continue reading