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RE: Selenium-toning Van Dyke Brown prints

Image #8 is similar to the color I get with KRST and VDB, 1:500. I think some of the color variations maybe paper dependent.


Don Bryant



From: david drake [mailto:daviddrakephoto@sympatico.ca]
Sent: Monday, September 25, 2006 3:56 PM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Re: Selenium-toning Van Dyke Brown prints




I've also been experimenting with different toners and VDB printing. KRST was next on the list. It was on Joe Smigeil toning tests that I first came across the idea and was taken with the colour he was getting:





He tones at 1+500 which might make a difference. Also, the jpg colour is obviously not accurate. 

Loris and Camden, do Joe's tests come anywhere near your experiences?


david drake











On 25-Sep-06, at 3:22 PM, Loris Medici wrote:

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

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 



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?










Jordan Wosnick






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