Re: Reticulation & Pt/Pd
I hope you are safe. The fires have certainly made the news here.
What film were you using, Tri-X? That reticulates wonderfully. Funny that you should have it so easily. Most films nowadays have been hardened or something or other so wonderfully that my students cannot get them to reticulate at all, except for Tri-X. I've even had them almost boil and freeze the film. Forget Tmax 100. They burn that. Maybe we should move to Australia.
The reticulation happens wherever gelatin occurs, so globally on the negative. It may be masked by the paper bumps, depending on how fine the pattern is. I've, though, had Tri-X "snot" right off the film base and there would be no disguising that.
Christina Z. Anderson
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