One negative – four different prints

I have spent some afternoons in my darkroom, and restrained myself to just one negative that I liked.

The first day I concentrated on regular black and white prints, with different papers though. But with a thought in mind that I the following day would take some of them and bleach them down, and after that redevelop them in lith developer.

Here is one of my best (for that day…) black and white prints. Printed on Ilford MGFB Warmtone paper 1K, glossy.

Zero Image 612F Fuji Acros 100 Tmax dev 1:4 Ilford Multigrade developer for paper Ilford MGFBWT1K

Zero Image 612F with zone plate setting
Fuji Acros 100
Tmax dev 1:4
Ilford Multigrade developer for paper
Ilford MGFBWT1K

The second one I want to show you is this one, printed on Fomatone FBMG Chamois 542-II. This is gorgeous yellowish paper that I found out unfortunately did not lith. But with regular black and white printing it is really beautiful. I hope it shows.

Zero Image 612F Fuji Acros 100 Tmax dev 1:4 Ilford Multigrade developer for paper Fomatone FBMG Chamois 542-II

Zero Image 612F with zone plate setting
Fuji Acros 100
Tmax dev 1:4
Ilford Multigrade developer for paper
Fomatone FBMG Chamois 542-II

From my second day, this print is bleached back and redeveloped in lith developer. This was a bit tricky, I got very different results depending on the time in the bleach bath. I think this print is my best one from that day.

Zero Image 612F Fuji Acros 100 Tmax dev 1:4 Ilford Multigrade developer for paper Ilford MGFBWT1K Moersch bleacher LD20 lith developer

Zero Image 612F with zone plate setting
Fuji Acros 100
Tmax dev 1:4
Ilford Multigrade developer for paper
Ilford MGFBWT1K
Moersch bleacher
LD20 lith developer

The third day I concentrated on true lith prints. But I was far too coward with the exposure times, so I have nothing to show you from that day…ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

That evening, I had to revisit my book about lith printing I bought almost a year ago, for some new inspiration.

And this is my best result from the next day’s endeavour with lith prints in my darkroom. I’m rather pleased with it….

Zero Image 612F Fuji Acros 100 Kodak Tmax dev 1:4 Fomatone FBMG 131  LD 20 lith developer + a little dash of Old Brown

Zero Image 612F with zone plate setting
Fuji Acros 100
Kodak Tmax dev 1:4
Fomatone FBMG 131
LD 20 lith developer + a little dash of Old Brown

The negative? You can see the scanned image here.

I hope you have enjoyed, and maybe gained some inspiration too.

Have a great day! ๐Ÿ™‚

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21 thoughts on “One negative – four different prints

  1. Pingback: Zone plate setting in backlight | Lenslessness

    • Thanks a lot Jesรบs! It is quite time consuming, and I am very thankful to have the opportunity to do it.
      There are periods in life…. Comes and goes….
      Happy New Year to you and yours too!

  2. I’m glad you spent some dark winter hours in the dark room, working with light you captured in Summer ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hard to say which is my favorite Version, but I like the last one very much.

    • Thank you very much!
      I thought that was a great idea, with no light to photograph in, this was the best thing I could to… ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Btw, I like the last one, the true lith print, very much too. It is the hardest to do, very time consuming and (almost) unpredictable results. But so very rewarding when it goes well.

  3. Incredible!!!
    Love the first and the last versions!!! If looked alone, I like the original one, but in comparation, I love the first one…The last opne for the brown little touch…And it looks like it has more grain as well (may be is just a feeling)
    A hug!

    • Thank you very much!
      The last one is done as “true lith print”, a very special process, it is quite different from “regular” black and white printing, one has to think differently. And the more grains is not just a feeling, they are there. It is a result from my choise to add some “Old Brown” as I described in the image capture. That is the same developer but it is oxidated, and when added in small amounts, this is the result.

  4. Very interesting…though I couldn’t say which one I liked best, even though they’re quite different in their own way, hmmm. Interesting indeed ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you Amy!
      Yes, it was some great days! I most often hurry to the next, and to the next without finishing. But this time I did some more. I will never ever be finished, but I felt so much more satisfied this time. And they are lovely to hold and touch. They are for real!! Yes, we are so lucky to have darkrooms, aren’t we Amy? ๐Ÿ™‚

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