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RE: Second tricolor print (repro)


That's a fab print, congratulations!


-----Original Message-----
From: Loris Medici [mailto:mail@loris.medici.name] 
Sent: 09 October 2008 00:18
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Second tricolor print (repro)

Hi all,

I finished my second tricolor gum print tonight. See below:

Image -> http://tinyurl.com/4t74l4
Detail -> http://tinyurl.com/4bsh45

Same printing procedure (negative making, pigments, dichromate ratio,
exposure, development and whatnot...) as the first one.

a) There's no pointillistic effect on this one -> which concludes that the
pointillism of the first one can be attributed to erasing - harshly - the
badly registered cyan layer and then reprinting it. Probably the pointillism
was caused by the unregistered cyan pigment stain / leftovers.
(Do you buy that?)

b) The non oiled paper negatives work perfectly -> sharp image with good
tonality. The actual size of the label is 6.5mm on print (see detail) and
you can read each and every letter / number on that label.

c) This is a digital camera reproduction since the actual image size won't
allow me to scan it (9.5x12"). I couldn't set the custom white balance for
that shot (due the peculiar lightsource) + there's a reflection on the upper
left corner (print wasn't absolutely flat), so it's an approximation of the
real print. The actual print is colder (bricks are redder, not as orange as
depicted + highlights are less yellow). Will try to find an A3 scanner
later, in order to scan it properly.

The image itself isn't much special; I just took it because it was a
colorful scene with lots of texture (thinking "ah, that could do well for a
tricolor gum practice")...

I guess I'm close - to ultimate success(!) (read as, to be satisfied with
what I get). I need to rework the curve, I think I can get better shadow
detail -> this one's a little weak. I would be grateful if you share your


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