So, the results are in. I’ve had a wee look at the contact-prints I made last night and they look OK, a very contrasty look.
There’s little tonal variation between light and dark. One thing to note though, I scanned these prints in a scanner that has very limited software which means no de-screening options. They really picked up all that slight newsprint like moire that comes with large iPhone prints.
Using this approach gives you an interesting unusual look, it didn’t help that I used fairly contrasty images to start with. I could pull up the original RAW file, flatten it out and print that onto the xray sheet which I’ll try next time.
I could make this a post on why not to scan using poor quality scanners/software, especially with this next scan.
It doesn’t look that bad in person.
Anyway, I went on to contact print the two sheets I made from slide film but these guys were just as contrasty as the iPhone photos
With this next one I tried to have longer exposures with less light and a bit of dodging but it’s still a very high contrast image.
If I try this again with the slide film I might try to add more yellow to see if that reduces the contrast on the xray film.
Finally, as I had the the chemicals ready I tried to make a print from the roll of f’d up expired 1959 FP3 film I had but it wasn’t to be …
I’ll leave you with a quick tip on how to be a master darkroom printer!