Anniversary

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the first danish balloonist!

Photographer:
michell
Tags:
balloon black/white dark room print late summer sepia
Camera:
Rolleiflex 3.5F
Film:
Ilford HP5+
City:
århus
Country:
Denmark
Albums:
Balloons

6 Comments

  1. laurasulilly
    laurasulilly ·

    Lovely prints indeed. I never manage to get such a decent sepia when I tone my prints. Or is it warm-tone paper?

  2. michell
    michell ·

    The paper is regular double-weight baryt paper made by Ilford. It's a matte surface which gives an incredible sense of depth in the print, but of course that's not easy to experience on a scan.
    It's neutral tone, but I think the quality of the paper affects how the sepia works.
    I used Rollei Sepia Toner ("RST")

  3. michell
    michell ·

    The paper is regular double-weight baryt paper made by Ilford. It's a matte surface which gives an incredible sense of depth in the print, but of course that's not easy to experience on a scan.
    It's neutral tone, but I think the quality of the paper affects how the sepia works.
    I used Rollei Sepia Toner ("RST")

  4. laurasulilly
    laurasulilly ·

    So you're using baryt, that must be it, because I'm using Ilford PE mostly (baryt is just too expensive for me given the fact that I still need a lot of tries to reach a satisfying print). I will keep that in mind and get some baryt paper as soon as I'm good enough in printing. Thanks for your help.

  5. michell
    michell ·

    Well, in my opinion, baryt is not that much more difficult, and when it work, it REALLY works! Nothing beats the look, and feel of a thick matte print! I have been making small prints to start with, cutting the papers down to 6x9cm or 9x12cm or something, to save on the expenses. I'm a student, so I also have to think about the economy a lot.
    I'd say, just get a small batch of it and try it out. The results might please you! -oh wait, that's the dangerous part of it! It's highly addictive! ;)

  6. lazybuddha
    lazybuddha ·

    Wow!