Today’s featured photo of the day! Obscure Darkroom Magic

Here is today’s featured photo. I am featuring an extra special event of featuring a reflection of my favorite part of being in the darkroom…making art out of a regular photo! Here is a set of photos of Pulaski Woods West in the Palos area of the Cook County Forest Preserves in Illinois. Date – 1981.

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Colorized with a selenium toner with a green spectrum selection.

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This is the original shot with no embellishments.

Photo taken with a Nikon EM-through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=yellow # K2, Aperture=16 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/60th second, loaded with Kodak Plus-X Black & White 135 Negative Film ISO (ASA) 125 (fine grain) processed with D-76 Processing Chemicals, and a fiber paper print using the Kodak Professional “warm-tone” enlargement paper developed with Kodak Dektol chemicals onto a 3½x5″ matte-gloss print.

FACT:  A lot of the chemicals used in toning in the 80’s have been banned and not only are not available for sale, but are now illegal for private citizens to use at all due to three sets of rules (1. volatile organic compound or VOC’s; 2. clean water acts; and 3. they are considered carcinogenic and therefore too dangerous to use) imposed by the governments of most countries for very obvious reasons

See you tomorrow with another fine darkroom magic photograph!!

PHOTO OF THE DAY

 

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