My very first print :)

Well, since I used only a 6×6 on the trip to Italy, I have now a ,,tiny” problem of getting to see the photos I took 馃榾 I decided to try contact-printing them, and yestarday I’ve set a guerilla-darkroom up.
I’ve used:

  • a plastic ice-cream box for the developer tray
  • two glass jars — stop bath and fixer
  • I had no paper developer, so I used Rodinal
  • I had no stop bath, so I have diluted some citric acid and crossed my fingers
  • I had no copying frame, so I glued a small sheet of foam rubber onto some board and got a piece of thick glass frosted on one side to press this sandwich flat
  • I had no enlarger and no timer, so I counted the time out aloud and used a bare bulb of my vanity mirror lamp
  • I used plastic clips, such meant for hanging laundry, to move paper around my ,,trays”
  • I used a small neon light in a red cap as my safelight 馃檪 Wasn’t really providing any usable light, but halped me to keep oriented in the darkness
  • and last, but not least, my paper has still ,,made in DDR” stamps on the pack…

Here’s the very first print I’ve managed to make:
myfirstcontactprint.jpg

Don’t complain too much, the scanner used was the one built into my office photocopier, it wasn’t ever meant to scan photos 馃槢

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6 Responses to My very first print :)

  1. Respect for your passion and invention… -I don’t know how to say it and how to write it (I can’t speek english, but I can understand it quite well).

    Znaczy si臋 podziw dla Twojej pasji i inwencji (z wywo艂ywaniem) -nie wiem jak to powiedzie膰 i napisa膰 (nie umiem za bardzo m贸wi膰 po angielsku, ale do艣膰 dobrze rozumiem).

  2. a co przeszkadza pisa膰 po polsku? 馃槢
    T艂uk臋 w ko艣lawym angolskim, bo wi臋cej os贸b znajomych w艂ada nim, ni偶 polskim, ale komentarze?… na pbase miewam nawet i hiszpa艅ski 馃榾 sam nie rozumiem bez t艂umacza 馃槈

  3. Wiesz… skoro piszesz po angielsku, to wypada艂oby, 偶eby i czytaj膮cy zrozumieli komentuj膮cego, wi臋c si臋 staram jak mog臋 馃槈

    PS. Te偶 miewam na fotothing hiszpa艅ski i mas臋 innych j臋zyk贸w (cho膰 g艂贸wnie angielski) -stwierdzam, 偶e niekt贸re s艂贸wka intuicyjnie mo偶na wyczu膰 i j臋zyki og贸lnie s膮 podobne, ale to ju偶 taka dygresja… W ka偶dym razie ju偶 wiem jak jest “艂adne” itp. w kilku j臋zykach 馃槈

  4. Jeste艣 pewien, 偶e to znaczy ,,偶adne”, a nie ,,knot”? ;P ;P ;P

  5. Jestem pewien, bo to nie pod moimi zdj驴ciami by??o 馃槈

  6. Martin says:

    Respekt Marek – ein wirkliche fabelhaftes Bild. Und wenn die Umst盲nde auch nur halb so widrig waren wie du schilderst, dann ist die technische Umsetzung doch mehr als nur gelungen. Mach weiter! 馃檪

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