Four different copies from one negative
I while ago I made some portraits for a friend of mine, of two of her beautiful Shetland Sheepdog ladies. These two beauties are 12 and 13 years old, isn’t that fantastic? The elder one, Lillan, (first image) is a bit grey in her face, but on Gabbie (second image) there is no way you can see that she is 12 years old.
Since I didn’t know what my friend would prefer, I made four different type of copies for her. One black and white on warm tone paper, one black and white on the new Cooltone paper from Ilford (absolutely gorgeous!!!), one regular lith copy, and one black and white on Cooltone that I bleached back and redeveloped in Lith developer.
And since they are so different, I want to show them all to you.
It’s so good to have an analogue darkroom!
All images is scanned from the original wet darkroom print, then merged together in Photoshop to one image. No other adjustments are made.
Thank you very much!
this is great! I am getting ready to do my own home darkroom printing so it’s very timely for me! Interesting to see the different results on different papers!
Thank you very much Moni!
Oh, that is great, congrats!!!
Yes, it is very rewarding and fun to do different things from the same negative, very different results. The one I’m most satisfied with is the 2nd bath Lith on Ilford Cooltone paper, it is truly very beautiful in “reality”, bluish in the shadows and subtle pink in the highlights, actually very lovely.
Can you imagine that I struggled for two days to merge them together to one image in Photoshop? =D
Is the top right the second pass lith version. I have a couple I prints I wanted to give this a try with.
Did you bleach back all the way?
Yes it is. Not completely, the highlights are completely bleached back, and the shadows about half way.
Good stuff, will give it a go next week…thanks for the inspiration
Thank you! 😊
I absolutely agree…That is my favourite too….
I can believe you when you say it took you two days !!!! 🙂 🙂
I feel much better now!!! 🙂 🙂
Hugs from Spain Marie!
Thank you very much!
I’m always happy if I can be of any help! 😀
Beautiful all of them, hard to choose the best, guess all of them are 🙂 What film/format did you shoot on?
Hej Mikael, och TACK!! Kul att du gillar dem 🙂 Filmen jag använt är Ilford HP5+ (120film), framkallad i Kodak Tmax framkallare 1:4, och sen är de kopierade på olika papper i olika processer, men de två “vanliga” svartvita kopiorna är framkallade i Ilford Multigrade (tror jag den heter..)
Beautiful results !!
Thank you very much, I’m glad you like them 😊
great examples! thanks for sharing 🙂
Tack själv! Kul att du gillar dem. 😊
Wonderful work, Marie!
Thank you very much Jesús!
Beautiful, beautiful work, Marie!! (…smiling and smiling…)
Thank you so much Kari! 🙂
Dogs are beautiful! Your work is awesome! I hope your friend is happy to have such a beautiful portraits!
Thanks a lot Alexander!
Yes she is! She couldn’t choose, so I gave her all of them! 🙂
Wonderful images as always and it is so great to see your shelties again. Hope all is well and have a wonderful day.
Best regards, James
Thank you very much James! It is nice to hear from you again too! I hope everything is well with you!
Have a gorgeous day you too! 🙂