Notes : Daniel Ridings

January 25, 2009

LUG Print exchange

Filed under: Nikon SP,Photography — at 1:27 pm

This is my contribution to the LUG (Leica Users’ Group) print exchange, January 2009. I chose this particular shot, over 30 years old, in order to compare the results from an Epson Stylus PRO 3800 with an old print I made in the darkroom on Agfa Portriga Rapid, selenium toned. That particular combination has been what I have been working towards every since the paper disappeared from the market.

St. Louis

The picture was taken on one of my bus-rides back and forth to work when I worked on the south side (scrubbing Dutch) of St. Louis. This shot was taken in downtown St. Louis where I changed buses.

Nikon SP, 50 Nikkor, Ilford HP4

I was pleased with the results from the Epson. I’m just starting to get the hang of it, but there’s no doubt in my mind that it will work out. Finally! (I hate the darkroom). After scanning the negative with a Nikon LS-5000, all work, adjustments, spotting etc, and printing, was done in Lightroom.

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