So the print is all dried up and wrinkeled a bit. How do you straighten something like that? I don't have a press big enough to put it in. I once was told by my professor that he used to roll it up on a core and over the course of a couple of weeks would heat it up with a blowdryer.
So that is what i am going to do. Of course I had to go to a carpet company to get me one of those cardboard cores that carpets get rolled onto. I got one for free. Propably tomorrow (next year!) I will rol it on more tight and start warming it up with a blow dryer. But first I have to cut it to length. This is all done to get my workflow just right. If this isn't working i will learn a lot. If it is working I still learn a lot and have a nice straight print in the end :-)
For at least two weeks my Durst L184 was ready to go for another large format printing session. So i decided to do it this year. Because everything was already set up I only needed to expose the paper and to develop it. Stil took me a good 2 hours to finish. I am pretty pleased with the result. i am still working on expired paper to get the workflow just right before i buy myself brand new paper. And i still need a good way the rinse the print. And buy myself some hypoclear. No video this time. For that i will gladly direct you to my other blog on this subject:
Sometimes i pick up darkroom stuff. And every once in a while there is some nice homemade things in the lot. One of those things was a wooden nox with two lamps inside it and a slide frome in one of the sides. Sort of a light box. Nice but useless for me. So last weekend I decided to wreck it and create some room in my darkroom. When i opend it up and took out the lights I realized it is a ncie size for a panorama pinhole. A decision was made. I am trunig it into a pinhole. The inside was already paited black so i only had to cover up the holes in the sides and to make brackets to hold down the paper. Finished it today and saturday I am going to make the first pinhole with it.
Dimensions of the photo will be 48cm x 12cm.
Size of the pinhole; Haven't got a clue.
Focal length about 16 cm
Aperture: Clueless again. propably 256 or a bit smaller