What a difference a couple of letters
makes ; ) I’ll agree with Eric on this on. I haven’t
tried a vacuum seal on it after opening, but it must contain enough potential
in a dry state that it doesn’t last even if Not opened. It is one
chemical in the darkroom that I purchase small amounts as needed.
Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2008
Subject: Re: Coffee bean grinder +
Chris's prints & blather
On Nov 14, 2008, at 12:19 AM, eric nelson wrote:
Different Eric here but I got a good price for
silver nitrate a while back from saltlakemetals.com.
I looked at one of my bottles to get you that name and I may need a
coffee grinder too. =\
Glycin will turn bad pretty quick once opened even in
a dry state. I think claims of a red tone from that dev are inaccurate
but on some papers no longer made, it might have done that. That formula
looks similar to Ansco 130. Warm tones can be better achieved with Ansco
115. Higher dilutions make it warmer BUT I used it with some Oriental
Warmtone paper and was underwhelmed by it's lack or warmth from what I was used
to with Forte, (sniff, I miss Forte paper).
Thanks for link to silver nitrate . . .
The actual formula for the Ansco 130 has Metol in it,
twice as much Sulfite and Hydroquinione. Why the Kodak one does not I am not
sure. Ansco also had another formula, #118
But your note that it will deteriorate once opened is
a good thought. Though I must say that when I bought it years and years ago it
also did not work
H2O 750 mls
Sod Sulfite 25 grams
Glycin 4 "
Sod Carb 30.4 "
Pot Brom 1 "
to make 1 liter
Dilute 1:2 w/water
Exposures must be adjusted and color is determined by length of development.
Have any of you ever tried this? My luck is nil . . . but my thoughts have led
to the idea that perhaps an immensely long exposure
And, finally, looking @ Chris' new messy, moldy, brush strokey pix, the ones
appealing to me is the 1st Father Daughter image for it reminds me
of Louis Duco Du Hauron's image of the city of Agen, virtually the world's first color
outdoor image, which employed virtually the same basic
premise as tri-color gum
And that last photo, the hand-colored Mordancage, "After Richter"
w/that blue vein. Both are quite interesting to view again.
What'm I doin here . . . writing a blog? But hope some answers come to the
multiple questions or POV's.