Rose In Vase Paper Negative

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  1. Ian-Barber

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    Rather than using regular film, I exposed a piece of Ilford MG darkroom printing paper on the Chamonix 5x4 camera and developed it by inspection in the darkroom.

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    That looks great, Ian. Did you scan the negative and invert it, or make a contact print?
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    I scanned the negative and then inverted it
     
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    Thanks, Ian. It has come out well. Ilford offer a paper cut to 4x5 to fit film holders, but it seems to be available only in packs of 25. That makes it quite expensive compared to other sizes. It would be good if you could buy it in packs of 100, as it would then be around £20 (using the cost of larger sizes for comparison). It would be useful for making paper negatives, and contact printing 4x5 film or paper negatives.
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    That's a really interesting sort of tonality, quite different from a film negative.
    May I ask about the faint half-tone dots that I see when I magnify the image on screen?
     
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    I used some 5x7 paper and trimmed it to fit the 4x5 holder. When scanning the negative, I placed some thin textured paper over the top to overlay the texture onto the scanned paper negative because RC paper is quite smooth.
     
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    Aha! Another interesting technique. All sorts of possibilities...
     
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    Indeed. :)
     

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