Non-fake Apple 1 on ebay
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Wed Nov 18 11:32:38 CST 2009
On 18 Nov 2009 at 9:38, Philip Pemberton wrote:
> ID11 is basically D76 with an Ilford twist. Same basic chemical
> constituents, same process times and temperatures, and so on.
A favorite of mine was a home-cooked developer made simply of metol
and borax. Slow-acting, but wonderfully long-scale. It's in the
Kodak "cookbook", but I don't recall the number.
> Photochemicals don't usually turn your hands brown -- most of them are
> clear (with the exception of indicator stopbaths which are either
> yellow, purple or some colour in between depending on their current
Eventually, doing too many prints barehanded in Dektol (an old
technique was to "push" areas on a print by rubbing with developer-
soaked hands to raise the temperature locally.) Same idea as
breathing on the area. Eventually, the developer that permeates the
skin oxidizes and the hands become stained a nice brown.
Tongs? They were for sissies and kept disappearing anyway. Another
episode in a misspent youth.
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