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Old Sep 25, 2009, 10:56 AM   #1
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This is the type of film photography I used to do in a darkroom. My solarized and collaged images are in several museums and have been shown around the world. I thought I would try to do them in PS. Yes, they are strange, but they always were. It is great fun and I am pleased with the result. Comments and questions welcome.
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Old Sep 25, 2009, 3:01 PM   #2
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hahaha I too used to dabble in the darkroom a lot. I have quite a few solarization prints too. Not my cup of tea, but it was fun at the time making them. I gotta say the pic here does make me chuckle. Great glasses.
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Old Sep 25, 2009, 3:54 PM   #3
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This one is the closest I have ever come to the look I got in the darkroom. I solarized almost everything. You can see some of my work on my website under solarization.
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Old Sep 25, 2009, 6:19 PM   #4
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If I remember correctly, after making about 3/4 of the total exposure of the neg to the paper I would switch the light on and off as quick as I could. The parts of the paper that would print black would be less sensitive to the light than what would print white. Thus, after exposure to the room light they would switch positions -- the black would be the light part of the print, while the white would be the black part of the print. Hope this makes sense. Is this how you did it?
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Yes. I put the lights on but at no specific time. I watched in the develper and then turned on the lights just for an instance, watching all the time and then pulled it out when I got what i wanted and quickly put it into the fix. sometimes I was able to get browns as well as silver and black. It was a long time ago so I do not remember much more.
I use NIK now to solarize.
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Old Sep 25, 2009, 6:32 PM   #6
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Yes it was long ago. I think the images I have include Moses himself when he was still wandering around.
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Old Sep 25, 2009, 6:34 PM   #7
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You are a screwball with a fun sense of humor! You may be as old as Moses but I am only in my 70s.
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Old Sep 26, 2009, 6:01 PM   #8
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You go girl!
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LOL...you two are too much fun!
I sure don't have much experience in the darkroom and what you're talking about is pretty much french to me. It sounds as though it was a fun project to take on though! I like your solarization technique Caryl....I bet a person could do a lot of amazing images with it.......
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Old Oct 3, 2009, 11:54 PM   #10
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Thanks Stitchbabe. Why not give it a try?
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