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RE: re orotone

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  • From: Robert <rc3@flash.net>
  • Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2007 18:05:16 -0700
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Thanks for the information. I am making orotone plates with wet plate
colldium. I was just wondering who invented the orotone. There where several
photographers other than Curtis using the process,

Best Regards,

-----Original Message-----
From: Barry Singer [mailto:bsinger@sasktel.net] 
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2007 12:38 PM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: re orotone

A poor man's version that I have tried invloves printing positives on 
tranperancy film and spray painting the back with gold or silver metalic 
spray paint.  Need to experiment to get the exposure of the print 
right.  Still working on this but they are intriguing images.  They also 
scan very poorly so I won't attempt to show them yet.  If you really 
want to experiment:  try printing a positive on vellum and spray 
painting the back.  You will see what I mean about correct [for this 
process] exposure of the print being important.

Good luck


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