“Weird-Square-in-Florence-But-Good-For-Portfolio” Liths Toned

Hmm, weird title but I mentioned it somewhere before when talking about this particular series. Where would the world be without consistency, right 😉

Anyway, the prints finally received their toning. I used Kodak Selenium 1+4 for about 1 and a half minutes per print. Besides the archival aspect of toning it would be cool to see what the coloration would be like…nothing short of color with the combination of Rollei 131 & toner! I’ll most likely print these again and try some split toning when I receive my Tetenal Gold toner which makes things even more exciting. I can then combine blue and brownish on one print which offers a broad range of possibilities on its own again. Enough talking…

aper: Rollei Vintage 131 FB Developer: Rollei Vintage Developer (Lith) 1+1+24 Exposure: f5,6 22 sec. filter 3 Development: about 6 minutes  Selenium Toned: 1+4 1 1/2 min.

Paper: Rollei Vintage 131 FB Developer: Rollei Vintage Developer (Lith) 1+1+24 Exposure: f5,6 22 sec. Filter 3, Development: about 6 minutes, Selenium Toned: 1+4 1 1/2 min.

Paper: Rollei Vintage 131 FB Developer: Rollei Vintage Developer (Lith) 2+1+24 Exposure: f5,6 16 sec. filter 3 Development: about 4 minutes  Selenium Toned: 1+4. 1 1/2 min.

Paper: Rollei Vintage 131 FB Developer: Rollei Vintage Developer (Lith) 2+1+24 Exposure: f5,6 16 sec. Filter 3, Development: about 4 minutes, Selenium Toned: 1+4. 1 1/2 min.

Paper: Rollei Vintage 131 FB Developer: Rollei Vintage Developer (Lith) 1+1+24 Exposure: f5,6 20 sec. filter 3 Development: about 5 1/2 minutes  Selenium Toned: 1+4 1 1/2 min.

Paper: Rollei Vintage 131 FB Developer: Rollei Vintage Developer (Lith) 1+1+24 Exposure: f5,6 20 sec. Filter 3, Development: about 5 1/2 minutes, Selenium Toned: 1+4 1 1/2 min.

The toning causes them to jump to life even more, even though they were not lame before but still. I like it quite a bit although I wouldn’t mind further fine-tuning even if it’s just for experiment’s sake. I’ll even HAVE to fine-tune and experiment to get better and gain absolute control of what I do. Theory means nothing on its own but you’ll need the theory to support your creativity and to be able to use in your advantage. So…I’ll be spending some more hours in my kitty-dork-dungeon 😉

Oh, and not to be like an advertorial person but the book of Tim Rudman that I bought…wow….contains lots of useful information and give you a glimpse of how easy and foremost, how difficult the process is. Lots of variables and such… To anyone wanting to play around with lith printing I can wholeheartedly recommend it!

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2 responses

  1. Het plein en de put met deksel zijn mijn favorieten; de lichter getinte composities.
    Geweldig Indra dat je deze techniek nu verder aan het uitwerken bent.
    Het is super hè om hiermee bezig te zijn.
    Lots lots of fun. Have a nice sunday!
    Grtz Gerda

    February 6, 2011 at 08:54

    • Dank je Gerda (nu weer in het Nederlands haha!)
      Ik ben hier ook heel blij mee. De techniek is erg fascinerend en biedt weer legio aan mogelijkheden. Soms kun je door het bos de bomen niet meer zien lijkt het wel met al die mogelijkheden die er op zoveel gebieden bestaan!
      Maarja, ik heb hopelijk nog een paar jaar voor me dus flink experimenteren met die handel!

      Voor jou ook nog een fijne zondag!

      February 6, 2011 at 17:55

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