Sandra Wittmann

Sandra Wittmann

Posted on 06/04/2013


Photo taken on June  4, 2013


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Moersch MT 10
Moersch Meritol
Forte Fortezo
Moersch Select Shedlight
Spur HRX-III new
TriX 400 @250
Takumar 2.4/105 mm
silver gelatin
Pentax 6x7
darkroom
gold toner


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in the light of Spring (gold toned)

in the light of Spring (gold toned)
Silver gelatin print on Moersch Select Shedlight G2 (Forte Fortezo, FB paper - my all time favorite paper)
developed in Moersch Meritol 1+10 and then
Gold toned in Moersch MT10

This is the first time that I used gold toner and do you know what? I am in love... I already loved the untoned version (Select Shedlight in Meritol is just yummie), but when I toned this print in gold and I saw how the blue appeared and how it made the lights on the print sparkle... oh my!!! Thank you Forte and thank you Wolfgang Moersch, you genius!

I took this picture like 2 weeks ago, right after I replaced the light seals of my Pentax 6x7, to see if I did succeed. It was quite tricky to get out the old goo and then to insert the new seals... I hope that the new seals will last for the next 40+ years - as long as I can hold a camera ;-))

::print comparison::
same image, split-toned in sepia and gold: www.ipernity.com/doc/sandra-wittmann/20327509

Brian Russell, Dominik M., Falling Thru The Lens, Richard Turenne and 11 other people have particularly liked this photo


17 comments - The latest ones
Ned
Ned
Nice shimmers! The bluish tone is very nice.
4 years ago.
Wolfgang Kraus
Wolfgang Kraus
ja, der Goldtoner kann süchtig machen! und das Ergebnis spricht für sich!
Aber Vorsicht, bei dem Preis endet es sonst in Beschaffungskriminalität ;-)
4 years ago.
Wolfgang Moersch has replied to Wolfgang Kraus
Der Goldpreis ist ja angeblich gefallen, bis zu meinem Lieferanten ist die Nachricht wohl noch nicht durchgedrungen. Das interne Controlling dämpft zum Glück meine Begehrlichkeiten, der Segen der Kleinstansätze? Glaub ich erst, wenn ich es sehe.
4 years ago.
Sandra Wittmann
Sandra Wittmann
Thank you, Ned!

Wolfgang, danke dir! Ja, ist fies, oder? Ich habe so viel feine Zauberwaesserchen vom Druiden hier und eins ist besser als das andere... Er müsste unbedingt Warnhinweise auf seine Flaschen drucken wegen der Suchtgefahr! ;)))

Martin, auch dir vielen Dank!
4 years ago.
Andrej Kutarna
Andrej Kutarna
Traumhaft, Sandra! Ich kenne den Papier nicht, aber es scheint, dass es Wunder macht mit Gold!
4 years ago.
Sandra Wittmann
Sandra Wittmann
Marks and Joey, thank you very much. You are right with the almost IR-look. It was such a beautiful day and perfect light, when I walked through the forest, which is so close to our home, and I wanted to transfer that sparkling light into my print. I could have used a multigrade paper and printed at a somewhat lower grade to show the detail that is on the trunk, but then again, I liked the silhouette shape of the tree in contrast to the leaves...

Andrej, thank you. The paper I used here is the fixed grade version of Polywarmton. You would LOVE it, I am sure. I am very sad because I only have a few sheets left of it (maybe 10 of grade 2 and maybe 20 of grade 3) and then it will be gone forever :'(
Last week, I ordered a pack of Adox Variotone matte, which is said to tone very well. I hope that it tones just as beautifully with gold as Select Shedlight.
4 years ago.
Talaini
Talaini
Very magical...the higligths shimmering true the leaves...I like the exposure too.
4 years ago.
Sandra Wittmann
Sandra Wittmann
Thank you, Talaini :)
4 years ago.
nasse strasse
nasse strasse
such a beauty for my eyes..
4 years ago.
Sandra Wittmann
Sandra Wittmann
Oh, thank you, nasse strasse!
4 years ago.
Wolfgang Moersch
Wolfgang Moersch
Danke Sandra! Feines Resultat, die Kombi sieht man selten. Erquickend!
4 years ago.
Sandra Wittmann
Sandra Wittmann
Ich danke _dir_, Wolfgang - Ehre, wem Ehre gebührt! Morgen ist wieder Duka-Tag, dann sollte noch was folgen :)
4 years ago.
Sandra Wittmann
Sandra Wittmann
Lili, je vous remercie! Je suis heureuse que ce photo vous plait :)
4 years ago.
Sandra Wittmann
Sandra Wittmann
Danke, Jan!
4 years ago.
Falling Thru The Lens
Falling Thru The Len…
Gorgeous print! The foliage seems to glow.
4 years ago.
Brian Russell
Brian Russell
This high contrast print really holds the delicate tones of the leaves. Nice differential focus (I think the modernists call it Bokeh?) Brilliant work Sandra !
4 years ago.
Sandra Wittmann
Sandra Wittmann
Thank you very much! I have to admit that I love "Bokeh", but I have to be careful not to overdo it ;-)
3 years ago.