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RE: Selenium-toning Van Dyke Brown prints

Camden, add me to the list... I absolutely didn't like the (yellowish) color
I got from Selenium toned (1:200) Vandykes. I prefer better the original
unaltered color OR the color I get after gold/thiourea toning.


-----Original Message-----
From: Camden Hardy [mailto:camden@hardyphotography.net] 
Sent: 25 Eylül 2006 Pazartesi 18:42
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Re: Selenium-toning Van Dyke Brown prints


I've toned VDBs in Kodak's Selenium before, and I was actually quite
disappointed.  I guess I just prefer the untoned colors for my VDB prints.

Camden Hardy


On Mon, September 25, 2006 9:06 am, Jordan Wosnick wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I would be interested in hearing from people who selenium-tone their 
> VDB prints.
> I was prepared to be disappointed when I tried it (based on Wynn 
> White's article on Unblinkingeye and posts on APUG) but was actually 
> quite pleased. I used a tiny amount of Kodak Rapid Selenium Toner 
> (literally a few drops in a tray of water) and toned after fixing. The 
> colour change began almost immediately and eliminated the somewhat 
> sickly reddish-brown of the VDB, pushing it much closer to a warm 
> gray-brown.
> Based on what I had read, I was expecting a huge amount of image 
> reduction, but I didn't see much at all.
> Anyone else tone their VDBs in KRST?
> Thanks
> Jordan
> --
> Jordan Wosnick
> jwosnick@fastmail.fm