i recently mentioned something about a paper negative test.
i suggested bracketing exposures and judging your negatives …
here, i have uploaded 3 images
as the caption reads .. it was taken with a cyclone #3 which i guess is around f11
light meter was set to iso 6 and it suggested 5 seconds
i count fast … so i counted to 6.
the developer was 2 day old dektol, it is cold in my darkroom but the image appeared at around 20 sconds
so from previous experience, ( making prints in dektol ) i let it develop out fot at least 1 minute.
the negative looks ok. there is a roundness to it because the lens has a big hot spot,
the edges are light the middle of the negative is dark.
the inversion ( #2 )
the inverted positive looks OK
( kodak paper has writing on the back so i don’t bother contact printing kodak paper negatives )
the center of the image is light, the sides are dark, the background blown out.
this is expected.
today was an overcast day
this was about 145pm
the sky has a lot of blue light but where i was .. was filtered a little so my meter gave me
a false reading. for the deck where i was it was OK, the wood, the deck chairs and flower pots
seem to be OK exposed … if i was to multiple expose or burn in .. while making the exposure
i would under expose the sky and trees
with a little PS – love
it doesn’t look much different ..
i adjusted the woods a little bit, evened out a little bit the roundness and brightness / contrast
next exposure will be tomorrow …
maybe i will try 6 seconds and in camera dodge out the sky
the developer might be a little easier to work with too …