I do a partial tone, like Joe--a thiocarbamide
toner, but bleaching very brief,maybe 30 seconds and immediately rinsed in water
because the bleaching will continue slightly in the water, too (so pull it
before it looks ready), and then toned in the thio. It gives warmer
highlights and black blacks, because they do not have enough time to bleach
out. Now, if you are using Ilford MGIV which is very unresponsive to
bleach, it takes a lot longer to budge.
Bleach is 100g pot ferri 100g pot bromide, in 1
liter. This diluted 1 + 9 at time of use.
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Sent: Monday, November 17, 2008 4:17
Subject: Re: Basic toning
You might try using a weaker (diluted) bleach for a shorter time.
It seems the intensity and hue of toning can be controlled partially by
giving shorter bleaching times than those recommended by Kodak. I
typically bleach only for 30 seconds and still get a strong, though less
intense and redder (vs. yellower), color. I suspect diluting the bleach
will allow even more control over the result.
On Nov 17, 2008, at 9:48 AM, SusanV wrote:
(Sorry guys... I'm reposting this question with
corrected subject heading)
My question today is so basic and simple it hardly qualifies
I want to tone fiber based photos, but without the strong
What i want is to just add the slightest tone of
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