We are very excited to announce that we have converted from traditional film developers to pyro/staining developers.
Marks shot a test roll of film in our back yard so that we could try out this, new to us, but older traditional developer. Pyro/staining developers date back to early 1800’s.
The negative exhibits such sharp edge effects, extreme highlight separation with the highlights preserved using the pyro/staining developer. The appearance of “grain” is extremely fine, thus making the negative super sharp. The staining effect acts as a mild filter when printed in the enlarger, rendering separation in the highlighted areas.
The image below was developed in “Moersch Tanol”.
We are extremely pleased with the results achieved using the pyro/staining developer. The negatives are finer grained that even some of our best using the newer traditional developers.
The above image was also carbon toned using Moersch MT2 toner. This image was scanned from the silver gelatin print but it does not, in any way, shape or form, show how sharp and clean this image really is.
Technical details can be found on Marks’ Flickr site:-
Enjoy and have a wonderful day. 😉