From: Judy Seigel (email@example.com)
Date: 01/29/03-03:47:54 PM Z
On Wed, 29 Jan 2003, Neil Miller wrote:
> The reason I am trying to this? To subtly retouch/remove small
> blemishes/cliche verre.
Neil, I know the Pictorialists used to "etch" negatives, in fact it was a
standard part of the repertoire -- very sharp knife, neg on slanted
glass, a steady hand, etc.
But I'm pretty sure today's negatives have tougher substrate,thinner
emulsion & are hardened more... that is, it would take years of
apprenticeship, maybe, & even then what you propose sounds tricky.
But there are local spot reducers... if your formula book doesn't have it,
i'll look for mine. -- It's 2 parts, based on iodine and something else.
Use magnifier if needed and then a drop of whatever, blot, a drop of the
other fix & wash -- much more controllable I found. Then you smooth the
edges with spot tone... Anyway, worked great on prints.
> Many thanks,
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