Meditative and calming...marvelous!
Looks calming, including the fact that it's Shui Xian!Great browning tone; I've been inclined to tone a few prints too lately after seeing your pictures, though in a slightly more painful (that is, smelly) process...-vl.
Thanks guys, your feedback is always appreciated!VL, what does the toning process use that smell so bad?Brent
Potassium Polysulfide is what's in the toner I use, along with some simple alkali, not ammonia. I wouldn't be surprised if lots of other sulphur compounds are released, which make it smell rather bad.But well, I love digital sepia too, there is a greater degree of control. You can also try lots of other simulated toning, don't know if Photoshop does that, but on the GIMP (which is free) there is a nice function, see link.http://www.gimpguru.org/Tutorials/SampleToning/-vl.
Thanks ana dane!Brent
Um, yeah...some toners are highly toxic, too. Sepia and blue toning weren't so bad in terms of smell, as far as I recall. I took a toning / B&W photo painting class back in undergrad years. I don't think Photoshop existed yet back then...wow.By the way, Brent, if you are in the market for analog cameras, I have 2 complete systems to sell (a 6x7 medium format and a 35mm). Just FYI. :)
Phyll,I'm not in the market right now, but I will keep you in mind if I decide to branch out into film, particularly medium format (my dad has an old 35mm film SLR I could use). Thanks for the offer.Stephen,Thanks for the comment! I'm glad you like them.Brent