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Re: Thanks Everyone

That is really useful information, Neil, and shows that the exposure does not need to be all that long but the aperture was wide. I will track the book down anyway and read up on it. I have been busy salt printing for another exhibition so have not had time to try out anything yet, but it is good to have a new project in mind.
All the best,
----- Original Message ----- From: "NEIL MILLER" <nkd.miller@btopenworld.com>
To: <alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca>
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 1:10 PM
Subject: Re: Thanks Everyone

Hi Saffron - glad you found what you were looking for! The book is a
Blandford Press publication, ISBN 0-7173-1652-5.

The example photo I posted is from the book. The tech details say that it
was taken on a Pentax 6x7, 1/250th sec at f4.0, HP5 rated at 1600 and
developed in ID11.

He used tungsten lamps, not flash, and the light background has to be more
brightly lit than the model in order for the 'sylph' effect to take place -
if the background is much darker the reverse happens, and the model 'melts'
into the background producing a fattening effect!