Tim Layton Fine Art: Blog https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog en-us (C) 2001-2021 Tim Layton & Associates, LLC | All Rights Reserved (Tim Layton Fine Art) Mon, 26 Jul 2021 13:56:00 GMT Mon, 26 Jul 2021 13:56:00 GMT https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/img/s/v-12/u131224912-o510457233-50.jpg Tim Layton Fine Art: Blog https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog 80 120 Darkroom Diary Episode 14 (Harrison Jumbo Film Changing Tent) https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/7/darkroom-diary-episode-14-harrison-jumbo-film-changing-tent Darkroom Diary Episode 14 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.comDarkroom Diary Episode 14 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.com

In Episode 14 of Tim Layton's Darkroom Diary, Tim shares his new Harrison Jumbo Film Changing Tent that he got for the new darkroom. 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography darkroom fine art Harrison Film Changing Tent https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/7/darkroom-diary-episode-14-harrison-jumbo-film-changing-tent Mon, 26 Jul 2021 13:55:37 GMT
Large & Ultra Format Film Negative Size Comparison & Why I Choose 14x17 https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/7/large-ultra-format-film-negative-size-comparison large format film size negative comparison by Tim Laytonlarge format film size negative comparison by Tim Layton I was working on a new project for my new Chamonix 14x17 ultra large format camera and I was trying to explain how much larger this negative was over a 4x5 negative. 

So, I created this graphic to help with my discussion and realized that it would be a good reference for many other photographers as well. 

Look at the tiny red box in the lower left corner representing 35mm negatives.  While we know large format is indeed much larger than roll film, this illustration really helps drive the realities of this home even more.

If you are on Facebook and want to join us in the Ultra Large Format Photograph Group, I would be happy to welcome you to the group.

WHY I CHOOSE 14x17 

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube I decided to go with 14x17 for a number of reasons over other formats.  I already have 4x5, 5x7, and 4x10 backs for my Chamonix 8x10 camera, so all of the smaller formats are covered.  

I have been using and B&J 11x14 since 2010 and it was time to either update this camera or try another format. 

I did own a Chamonix 11x14 for a couple years and loved the camera, so the decision was really between 14x17 or 16x20 for me. 

At least at this time, I don't have an appetite for 20x24 because I like to do a lot of Pictorialist style soft focus work with the bigger formats and the lens selection is pretty narrow and the costs and workflow is exponentially more complex in many cases.  It is technically possible to either make a single element meniscus lens that will cover 20x24 or purchase a TT Signature Pictorialist lens that will cover, so this wasn't the deciding factor for me. 

I work a lot in the field alone and trying to manage 20x24 by yourself is typically not a great idea.  I traveled around the country with my 11x14, so I feel comfortable doing the same with the new 14x17.  I think it is possible to work with 20x24 alone, I just don't have a use case or the appetite for that at this point in time.  

14x17 Chamonix Ultra Large Format View Camera14x17 Chamonix Ultra Large Format View Camera For my needs, I felt the 14x17 format was exactly what I am looking for at this time. 

I have plenty of lenses that cover this format already and the contact print size when mounted with a 4 inch window mat is 22"x25" making it unique and also substantially larger than the traditional 11x14 format.

Since I make artwork that is intended to be sold to art buyers and collectors, I try and do the small things that set me apart from others.  

The aspect ratio is also fairly close to 8x10 (1:1.21 vs. 1:1.25) and this matters to me because I can easily make 8x10 copy negatives without altering my original composition very much. This opens up the possibility of making very large 40"x60" silver gelatin fine art gallery prints from the 8x10 negatives if desired or needed.  

The main reason I went after 14x17 at this time was because of the contact prints.  I am working on a brand new project where I am making my own orthochromatic film and paper negatives for the 14x17 camera and also making my own silver chloride AZO handmade paper, making this a pure handmade analog workflow from beginning to end. I use film when I want sharper definition and paper when I want a more idealistic rendering.  The silver chloride contact print from either negative renders something to behold and cherish.  

Not every project will require handmade film and paper, so that is why I will keep several boxes of Ilford 14x17 FP4 and HP5 in the freezer.  Ilford has their annual ULF film ordering program every summer, so it should be reasonable to have plenty of film on hand. 

I plan to make classic fiber silver gelatin contact prints using FP4 or HP5 negatives and standard papers like Ilford MGIV and others.  I have done all of this for years on my 8x10 and now I simply scale things up to the 14x17 format.

I have been making platinum contact prints with my 8x10 for a long time and having the option to make the bigger 14x17 platinum prints from my original film negatives will also be a great option in the future as well. 

Much more on all of this in the future.

-Tim Layton


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(Tim Layton Fine Art) Contact Prints film Ilford large format Silver Chloride Silver Gelatin Ultra Large Format https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/7/large-ultra-format-film-negative-size-comparison Sun, 25 Jul 2021 16:24:45 GMT
How I Plan To Use The Heiland LED Cold Light System To Make My Large Format Contact Prints https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/7/how-i-use-the-heiland-led-cold-light-system-to-make-my-large-format-contact-prints As I was building out the new darkroom, I was just about to set up an overhead light source hanging over the workbench for making my large format and ultra large format contact prints.  Then, I saw a post by Stéfane France in the Heiland Split-Grade System Users Group and a light went off in my mind.

Heiland LED Split-Grade LED for Making Large Format Contact Prints.Heiland LED Split-Grade LED for Making Large Format Contact Prints. Stéfane France and I have become friends recently and he had invited me to the group a couple weeks ago.  I was scrolling through the posts in the group and then I saw this post by Stéfane.  

As noted in his post, if you select the fixed grade paper type on the Heiland Split-Grade controller, you can use the LED cold light head as a continuous light source that is also controlled by the integrated timer!

After the initial discovery was circulating through my mind for a little while, I then realized another huge benefit of using this approach for making my large format contact prints. 

Having the ability to control the intensity of the light with the aperture on the lens is also a huge benefit over using a bare bulb hanging over the bench.  In all fairness, I used a dimmer switch on my previous bare bulb system, and that was effective too.  

All of this is a big win for me because I already own the Heiland LED cold light system with the Split-Grade controller, so there is no extra expense involved.  Also, it saves me valuable space on my workbench because I don't need to setup another are exclusive to large format contact printing.  

You will see all of this in action in our new darkroom as we begin to make new large format contact prints and huge silver gelatin enlargements up to 40 inches x 60 inches.  All of this can be enjoyed via our new YouTube Channel

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube You may be thinking, what's the big deal? 

I use my enlarger to make large format silver gelatin contact prints all the time. 

I love to make silver chloride large format contact prints which requires much more light than the typical enlarger is capable of producing. Also my homemade DIY AZO emulsion is very slow and requires a lot of light.  Using a regular enlarger light source is not possible with slower contact printing emulsions, so being able to use the Heiland LED cold light in this way is a big deal for me because I save a lot of time, space, and effort because I don't need an entirely different system for making these types of large format contact prints.    

Heiland LED Cold Light on New Beseler 45V-XL EnlargerHeiland LED Cold Light on New Beseler 45V-XL Enlarger The Heiland LED system in the white light focusing mode is extremely bright and this is how it is possible to use very slow emulsions for making the contact prints.  My traditional enlarger light sources simply don't have enough power.  All of my enlargers are now equipped with the Heiland LED Cold Light Split-Grade systems, so this is a big deal for me.  

However, there is one challenge with this setup if I want to make traditional silver gelatin contact prints with papers like Ilford MGIV, etc.  They need much less light than the silver chloride contact printing papers, so I need a way to reduce it. 

For now, the Heiland Split-Grade controller does not offer a variable way to reduce the white focus light, but I have sent this suggestion to Heiland for a possible firmware update. I got an email from Heiland and they are working on a software update where I will be able to control the intensity of the light when I have the Splitgrade controller in Fixed Grade Mode (white light).  This is really amazing if you think about it.  Companies like Heiland are rare.  Their level of intelligence goes beyond my understanding, and I just grateful that we have companies like Heiland that are willing to use their intelligence for helping analog photographers. 

In the meantime while the software update is being developed, I have a few things that I can do to reduce the strong white light. 

First, I can elevate the light source to help reduce the intensity.  If that doesn't do it, then I could also stop down the aperture on the enlarger lens.  If that doesn't reduce the light, then I could also put some Variable ND filters on my enlarger lens.  I have a high end 1 to 5 stop variable ND filter and a 10 stop filter which I will try and get an adapter ring to use on the enlarger lens if the other two methods don't reduce the light enough.

Heiland Splitgrade ControllerHeiland Splitgrade Controller All in all, this is a big win for me for the reasons above and I am really excited to discover additional use cases for the Heiland LED system as well.  I already have a few more ideas that I am going to explore. 

If you have ever considered purchasing a Heiland LED cold light system, but haven't because of the price, I can assure you that if you are truly a darkroom printer, that pain of the expense will quickly fade because this gear is incredible to work with.  I also have the Splitgrade and Comfort controllers as well as the B&W LED Safelights.    

As things continue to progress with the new darkroom build project, I will be making lots of videos of all the various darkroom methods that Tim Jr and I use to make our prints. You can see my 8x10 and 4x5 enlargers with the Heiland Cold Light system here

As I test all of this out, I will come back and write new articles and make some videos showing you how it all works. 

In episode 13 of my Darkroom Diary, I cover all of this information in the video.


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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography Contact Print Heiland large format photography photography https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/7/how-i-use-the-heiland-led-cold-light-system-to-make-my-large-format-contact-prints Fri, 23 Jul 2021 10:59:42 GMT
Darkroom Diary Episode 12 (Laser Alignment of The Beseler 45V-XL Large Format Enlarger) https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/7/darkroom-diary-episode-12 Darkroom Diary Episode 12 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.comDarkroom Diary Episode 12 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.com

In Episode 12 of Tim Layton's Darkroom Diary, Tim explains how to laser align the Beseler 45V-XL large format enlarger using the Versalab Parallel tool. 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography darkroom fine art https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/7/darkroom-diary-episode-12 Wed, 21 Jul 2021 11:34:19 GMT
Darkroom Diary Episode 11 (How To Install & Set Up a New Beseler 45V-XL Large Format Enlarger) https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/7/darkroom-diary-episode-11 Darkroom Diary Episode 11 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.comDarkroom Diary Episode 11 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.com

In Episode 11 of Tim Layton's Darkroom Diary, Tim and Tim Jr share step-by-step instructions on how to setup and install a new Beseler 45V-XL large format enlarger.  

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography darkroom fine art https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/7/darkroom-diary-episode-11 Wed, 14 Jul 2021 07:21:55 GMT
Darkroom Diary Episode 10 (Darkroom Build Projects Update) https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/7/darkroom-diary-episode-10 Darkroom Diary Episode 10 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.comDarkroom Diary Episode 10 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.com

In Episode 10 of Tim Layton's Darkroom Diary, I share updates on two key projects include a new bin storage system for our large 40"x60" mat boards and a shelving system that we just built.  We also do an unboxing of our new Beseler 45V-XL large format enlarger.

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography darkroom fine art https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/7/darkroom-diary-episode-10 Thu, 08 Jul 2021 10:22:12 GMT
Beginners Guide To Buying a Large Format Camera https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/7/5-key-considerations-before-buying-a-large-format-camera Beginners Guide To Buying a Large Format Camera by Tim LaytonBeginners Guide To Buying a Large Format Camera by Tim Layton I have seen many photographers want to get into large format, but the unknown can be a major stumbling block. 

In this article today, I share several key questions and considerations that every photographer should consider and think about before buying a large format system. 

Large format photography is unlike any other type of photography in my opinion.  One of the things that I like the best about large format is that you have endless opportunities to explore, grow, and evolve through many different chapters of your photography career.  With this versatility, also comes a lot of choices and options that can be paralyzing to a newcomer.  

In this article today, I share the basics of what I think you should be considering before you pull out your wallet and make a purchase.  

If you are an experienced large format photographer and can think of something important that I didn't include in this article, please scroll down to the bottom and share your comments.

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KEY QUESTIONS/CONSIDERATIONS

Large Format Photography Tips by Tim LaytonLarge Format Photography Tips by Tim Layton Before we dive into my list of questions and considerations, I will share a few thoughts that may save you some money and time. 

Before buying or getting another large format camera, have you thought about connecting with a friend or someone that has the camera you are considering?  There is nothing better than trying things out for yourself.  

Are you sure you really need or want this new camera?  What is missing in your current gear?  What will this new large format camera actually help you accomplish that you can't do now? 

I have a growing list of over 45 large format tips aimed at beginners and professionals alike that you can review.

Assuming you are still determined to buy a new large format camera, I would suggest asking yourself the following questions to make sure you produce a proper requirements list. 

1 - Format

Join Tim Layton on YouTubeJoin Tim Layton on YouTube What format do you want or need?  4x5 is the most common and practical of all large format cameras today with readily available film and accessories.

Film prices are reasonable for 4x5 compared to bigger formats and you have the widest range of film choices in 4x5 too.   

If you are new to large format, 4x5 is the right way to go.  Don't even think about starting out with 8x10, even if you would like to be like Ansel or Weston one day.  It is just too expensive and complex as a starting point. I know a few people who have ignored this recommendation, and every one of them regretted not listening to this advice. 

2 - Size Requirements

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What do you plan on doing with your large format camera?  Will you be hiking and working in the field frequently?  Will you be working exclusively in the studio? 

Make sure you are clear about your use cases because the difference in size and weight of large format cameras vary significantly.  For example, my 4x5 Chamonix weighs in at about 3.5 lbs and is very compact.  My Linhof Super Technika weighs about 3X of my Chamonix and is basically a brick compared to the Chamonix.  If I am hiking for long distances, the smaller and lighter Chamonix is my pick.  If I want/need the rangefinder function of the Linhof, then it is a clear winner in spite of its weight and size.

You will likely find that any camera has advantages and disadvantages.  You just need to find one that meets your needs and you can manage and accept the disadvantages. 

3 - Bellows

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Make sure you are very clear about how much bellows draw you will need for your new camera.  This works in both directions, minimum and maximum.  For example, if you want to use a long 450mm lens on your 4x5, then you will need a camera that has enough bellows draw.  Also, if you want to use a super wide 47mm lens, then you need to make sure your camera bellows minimum draw will support that as well.  As a side note, there are some helper solutions if you are close such as recessed lens boards or top hot boards for a little more extension.  

Do you plan on doing closeup or macro work?  You will need 2X your focal length of bellows draw for 1:1 work or possibly 3X or more if you want more magnification.  A standard lens typically makes for a great macro lens with large format. 

4 - Movements

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What type of movements do you really need for your style of photography?  Your requirements will likely influence your style of large format camera (e.g., field camera, press camera, monorail, etc.).  You will always get rise, fall, and shift with any large format camera, you just need to be clear on what you want or need for your style.

Architectural photographers will have much different requirements than a portrait photographer for example. If you are not sure about the type of movements you need for your style of photography, ask an experienced large format photographer for their input and guidance.  

5 - Lenses

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The topic of large format lenses and shutters is full of rabbit holes for you to explore.  If you are just starting out I have a very clear recommendation that you will thank me for later. 

Particularly if you are new to large format, get a standard lens and use it for a while and figure out if you need something wider or longer based on your style of photography. 

Get a modern lens mounted in a good quality Copal shutter and if you want to explore vintage glass in the future, that will be fun, just not a variable that is advisable if you are new to large format. 

There will be plenty of time to explore and enjoy vintage large format lenses, it just isn't the right place to start because you are managing a lot of variables just getting the basics figured out and under control. 

6 - Lens Boards

Make sure you stick with a standard lens board like a Linhof style for your first large format camera.  Some of the older cameras use a proprietary lens board and that will be a stumbling block that you really don't need when you are just getting started. Many places will list the lens board size by the size of the shutter.  For example, Copal 0, 1, or 3 or you may see references such as 35, 42 or 65 mount on websites like KEH.  Bottom line is that you need to make sure you have the right lens board for the lens you want to mount and use. 

7 - Film Holders

8x10 Large Format Film Holders8x10 Large Format Film Holders There are a variety of good used 4x5 film holders available on eBay, but you need to keep a few things in mind.  A good place to start is to get 5 or 6 holders.  This will give you 10 to 12 exposures and this is more than enough for a day's work in large format. If you can get the new Fidelity Elite style holders, then you should be in good shape.  Avoid the older wooden holders for now.  Also, don't assume your new holders are light safe.  I always suggest cutting some enlarging paper and put it in your holders.  Go out and set your light meter to ISO 12 and expose a sheet in each of your holders.  Come back and develop the paper negative in your favorite paper developer (e.g,. Dektol, Ilford Multigrade, etc.) and verify your holders are in fact light safe.  You will thank me for this tip one day. 

8 - Required Accessories 

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While there are a lot of nice to have gadgets and accessories for large format, you really only need a few things to get started.

Loupe - You will need a way to magnify the image on your ground glass. You will either need a focusing loupe or you can even get by with "cheater" glasses.  I keep a pair of 3X glasses in my large format kit.  

Dark Cloth - you will need a way to shield light and allow you to see the image on your ground glass.  You can buy a commercial dark cloth or use a DIY solution like an old hoodie sweatshirt or some window light blocking material. 

Cable release - you need to be able to trip your shutter, so don't forget to get a shutter release cable. 

Tripod - you will need a sturdy tripod for your large format camera.  I always recommend the biggest and heaviest one that you can tolerate. 

Light Meter - Any modern light meter or even a digital camera will serve as a light meter. 

Spanner Wrench - you may need to tighten your lens to your lens board or change it in the future, so having a spanner wrench is a really good idea. 

Film Changing Bag/Tent - you will need a light safe solution for loading and changing your film.  

Level - if your camera does not have an integrated level, then pick up some small/cheap levels and find one that works for you.  It isn't always easy ensuring your camera is level on one plane, must less two. 

Other options like backpacks, lens and film holder bags/cases, and filters will all likely come into play at some point in the future.

Conclusion 

I hope that I have helped you start thinking about your requirements before buying a large format camera.  If you have any specific questions, please scroll down and enter your question in the comment field at the bottom of this article. 


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I Need Your Help With My New YouTube Channel https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/7/i-need-your-help-with-my-new-youtube-channel Tim Layton With Silver Gelatin Large Format PrintTim Layton With Silver Gelatin Large Format Print I don't ask for help too often, so I hope you can help me get the new YouTube Channel up to 1,000 subscribers so I can begin doing live broadcasts from the new darkroom! 

Just go to my channel and subscribe and then start enjoying new and unique analog photography videos. 

In the new darkroom, I will be able to do so much more than I could in the off-grid space.  We are getting very close to having the new darkroom ready, so we are getting excited to start making prints again. 

We will be making our big 30"x40" and 40"x50" large format silver gelatin prints in much more comfort in the new darkroom and I plan to also expand on the size of our platinum and palladium prints too. 

On the new YouTube channel, I will be bringing you inside the new darkroom and sharing every aspect of our projects and also doing a lot of helpful tutorials to help you with your photography too.  

I am really excited about doing the live broadcasts, so if you could help me by subscribing, know that I appreciate you and I will reward you with some great content that you won't see anywhere else on YouTube. 

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I Use This Brush For Coating My Platinum & Palladium Fine Art Prints https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/7/i-use-this-brush-for-coating-my-platinum-palladium-fine-art-prints Platinum & Palladium Printing by Tim LaytonPlatinum & Palladium Printing by Tim Layton I am frequently asked how I hand coat my platinum and palladium fine art prints, so in this article today I share the exact brushes that I use and I also provide some insight on why I use them and some helpful tips to assist you in making beautiful platinum and palladium prints. 

First, I will get right to the point and share the brushes that I use and then I will share how I arrived at this decision. 

I use the Jack Richeson 9010 Flat Series Synthetic Short Handle Flat Watercolor Brushes.  They come in sizes from 1/8 inch up to 4 inches.  Here is the link to the manufacturer website in case you want to check them out and possibly buy one for coating your platinum and palladium prints. 

These brushes are made very full with the ability to carry a great deal of liquid, yet still not flood out all over your paper. These brushes come to a razor edge for fine lines which works out great for coating platinum and palladium sensitizer. 

As you probably already know, the chemicals for platinum and palladium are not cheap and messing up on your coating would get out of hand very quickly. 

As you can see in the video below, I hand coated a sheet of paper using the 1 1/2 inch version of the Jack Richeson 9010 brush.  I like to use the 1 1/2 or 2 inch brushes for my 8x10 and 11x14 prints and the 3 or even 4 inch for my 16x20 and 20x24 platinum and palladium prints. 

The 1 1/2 inch brush that you see in this video below is at least 4 to 5 years old, so you know they last a long time.  

Wild Horses of Missouri Platinum Print "Heavy Burden" by Tim Layton

In terms of technique, you can see in this video that I quickly pour and release the platinum and palladium sensitizer in the middle of the paper and then work my way out to all four sides while alternating vertical and horizontal brush strokes.  

I work quickly, but also very gently, just gliding the tip of the brush over the surface of the paper. 

It is important to work quickly because depending on the paper used, the sensitizer can soak into the fibers of the paper.  

There is also another little tip that can make a big difference with your coatings as well.  I always dip my brush tip into a glass jar of distilled water and then using a lint free towel, slightly work the brush tips back and forth to get most of the water off the brush, while still keeping it moist.  This small little technique goes a long way to getting a great coating on your paper.

In my comprehensive Platinum & Palladium Quick Start Guide, I provide step-by-step instructions on everything you need to know in order to make beautiful platinum and palladium fine art prints. You get immediate access to the guidebook and videos, so you can get started making prints immediately. 

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I tried a lot of different methods over the years for coating my platinum and palladium sensitizer ranging from a glass coating rod to foam brushes, and even a foam roller.  For me, nothing comes close to the quality of coating that I can get with the Jack Richeson 9010 brushes.

If you are already making platinum and palladium prints, please share your preferred coating method and tools below and if you are new and just starting out, I really think these Jack Richeson 9010 brushes will serve you well.

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In Episode 9 of Tim Layton's Darkroom Diary, I finally got air conditioning installed in the darkroom!!! I share our plans for the next set of updates.  
 

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Topaz Mill - Dry Plate Diary June 27, 2021 https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/6/topaz-mill-dry-plate-diary-june-27-2021 Topaz Mill 6-27-2021Topaz Mill 6-27-2021 As part of a scouting trip this weekend, I visited Topaz Mill so I would know what to expect when I return with my 1889 Eastman Dry Plate 5x7 large format view camera.

Much to my surprise the owner's of Topaz Mill came out and greeted us and took time out of their day to show us around.  It was a wonderful time and I can't wait to return with my dry plate camera.

The first mill at this location was built in 1840 and the current mill was built in 1895.  

Topaz Mill is an impressive three stories tall and it is in amazing condition for its age.  

Topaz Mill is now privately owned by the O'Neal family and is located in a peaceful river valley that is sure to lower your blood pressure and put a smile on your face. 

The O'Neal's are friendly people that love to share the history of Topaz Mill with interested parties.  Mr. O'Neal has a lot of knowledge about the mill and the inner workings of the systems and machines.

I spent a couple hours with the O'Neals and they were gracious hosts that made us feel right at home. 

Topaz Mill 6-27-2021Topaz Mill 6-27-2021 In its prime, the mill was part of a larger set of resources for locals to include a general store, cannery, blacksmith, post office, and even a barber shop. 

The general store is right next to the mill and these two historic buildings are all that is left of the once-thriving village of Topaz located in Douglas County just south of Cabool, Missouri. 

The mill is powered by a spring that creates 10 million gallons of spring water every day.  Mr. O'Neal still grinds corn and makes cornmeal from time to time for visitors.  The day I visited, he had just made some cornmeal for visitors earlier in the week.

The mill is in excellent condition for its age and is very unique because most all of the original machines and equipment are still inside the mill.  A copy of the original paperwork and sales records for all of the equipment are on display inside the mill.  

Topaz Mill 6-27-2021Topaz Mill 6-27-2021 This mill is powered by a turbine which is different than most visitors expect.  I think people expect to see a large paddle wheel.  There was a large wheel for display purposes at one point, but it has been gone for over 20 years now.  

At its peak, Topaz Mill could produce up to 40 barrels of flour per day, weighing almost 100 pounds each.  The mill ceased operations in the 1930's, but the general store located next door continued to operate into the 1940's. 

The owners have a Facebook Page that you can visit and learn more information about this amazing and wonderful piece of American history. 


1880's STYLE SILVER GELATIN GLASS PLATE NEGATIVES

1889 Eastman Dry Plate & Film Co. 5x7 View Camera with Dallmeyer No. 2 Stigmatic Series II F6 Lens1889 Eastman Dry Plate & Film Co. 5x7 View Camera with Dallmeyer No. 2 Stigmatic Series II F6 Lens Based on the history of the mill, I am excited to return and photograph this historic 1895 mill using handmade silver gelatin dry plate glass negatives loaded in my 1889 Eastman Dry Plate 5x7 large format camera. 

The AZO handmade contact prints that I create with the dry plates represent what they would have looked like back when the mill was built in the 1890's.  

The handmade silver gelatin dry plates are developed in the darkroom under red safelight and then contact printed in the darkroom on some handmade AZO silver chloride paper.  

I make the silver gelatin emulsions in the lab for the glass plate negatives and for the photographic paper and then hand coat them just like it was done in the 1880's and 1890's.    

The handmade silver gelatin dry plates are remnants of an era gone by, just like the grist mills and I think this is why this medium is the perfect choice to tell the story of this amazing mill. 

The look and feel of a silver gelatin dry plate and a handmade AZO silver chloride contact print cannot be duplicated with modern day digital cameras because the silver gelatin emulsion is a chemical-based process that responds to light much differently than modern digital cameras.  All of the imperfections of the handmade process are part of the history and story of an era gone by.

If you would like an archival pigment ink reproduction print made from my original Topaz Mill glass plate silver gelatin negatives, contact me and I would be delighted to create one for you.


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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography black and white darkroom Dry Plate fine art Silver Gelatin Emulsion https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/6/topaz-mill-dry-plate-diary-june-27-2021 Sun, 27 Jun 2021 22:47:04 GMT
Why Following Your Heart as a Photographer Will Lead You To Your Ultimate Success https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/6/following-your-heart-as-a-photographer-will-lead-to-your-ultimate-success Tim Layton With Silver Gelatin Large Format PrintTim Layton With Silver Gelatin Large Format Print If you have been following me for very long, then you know that I tragically lost my daughter Abigail on April 15th of this year. 

As I continue to grieve and work through all of these range of feelings and emotions, sometimes I get a very strong feeling that I feel like I need to share because I want to be able to help as many people as I possibly can while I can.  

One of the things that Abby taught me was the importance of following your heart because we truly don't know how long we have before we won't be here any longer.

The morning of April 15th probably seemed like any other day to Abby as she went to school and there was no way to know that she would never make it home that day.  This is how fast life can be taken away from anyone, and when we least expect it.  

If you have been following me for very long, then you already know that I have been crazy passionate about flowers, and especially wildflowers for as long as I can remember. Abby loved flowers too.  

Tim Layton Silver Gelatin Fine Art PrintTim Layton Silver Gelatin Fine Art Print For many years, I invested a lot of time with my 8x10 large format view camera photographing all kinds of flowers and making very large handmade silver gelatin fine art photographs like the ones you see in this article. 

In fact, one of the core reasons that Tim Jr. and I bought the remote land in the Ozarks and built our small cabins and darkroom off the grid back in 2015 was because I had such a strong calling to be immersed in nature and have the time and opportunity to deeply focus on making world class large format silver gelatin botanical prints. 

Tim Jr and I went on and built a greenhouse the next year and then focused the next two years on photographing flowers that we grew on our land and in the greenhouse. 

In the age of all things digital, that probably sounded like a crazy idea to many people.  I can't tell you the number of times that I doubted myself and questioned if I was just wasting my time.

I had world-renowned artists and photographers candidly tell me that my work was beautiful, but it had a limited market.

I ultimately let the pressures of the world get the best of me and derail me from my original passion and vision.  

I share my story with you because I hope that I can help inspire you to stay true to your vision and continue to follow it to the end, even in the face of failure and lack of financial success. 

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Because of financial pressure and the negative voices in my head that my work would never be successful, I started to build my analog photography video workshops, in an effort to pay the bills and allow me to keep working as a photographer.

The workshops and guidebooks have been wildly successful and for that along with the many friendships I created along the way, I am very grateful. 

During this time of deep reflection and soul searching, I realized that I got off track from my original vision and mission and it is time to get things back in order again. 

As a creative person, it is so easy to get distracted or chase the next project.  It is easy to listen to the negative feedback, especially when it comes from very successful people. 

I have made the mistake of caving into the negativity, but I am here to tell you that you don't have to make the same mistakes that I have made and even if you have allowed something to derail you, I am here to tell you that you can get back on track.  

I write this article today realizing that I need to get back to my original plans and follow my heart.  

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I have no idea if my large format botanical fine art prints will sell.  I have no idea if people will appreciate or value them and I have no idea if anyone even cares about any of this. 

But I do know that I need to keep creating my large format botanical prints because it is what I am supposed to be doing.  

We are launching a brand new YouTube channel where I will be bringing you inside our new darkroom and sharing our projects and creating new tutorials for you. If you could help support us by subscribing today, this will allow us to start doing live broadcasts when we get to 1,000 subscribers.   

I realized something very important and I want to share it with you. 

I know that I need to keep creating my large format silver gelatin botanical prints, even if it means that I need to make a living doing something else.

Nothing is permanent, and even if that happens, it doesn't mean it is forever.  

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We all dream about being successful at doing what we love, and that would be wonderful if that does in fact occur. 

However, I have realized that I need to stay the course and continue to create what I love the most and possibly, if I am fortunate enough one day, art buyers and collectors will appreciate and value my work so I can continue to create. 

Even if that never happens, I am committed to my vision and this is the entire point of my message to you today. 

Stay the course and follow your dreams as a creative person no matter what the current results might be. 

Even if I am never financially successful with my large format silver gelatin botanical prints, I still consider myself fortunate and successful because I was able to do the work that brought joy to my heart and inspired me to continue working. 

Following your heart and knowing that you are doing what you were called to do is the ultimate success. 

My Winter Tulips 2013 was the first large format botanical project that I took seriously and I continue to enjoy making these silver gelatin prints to this day.

Scroll down to the comments section and share your thoughts with me. 

-Tim Layton 

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Kodak Tri-X - Kodak T-Max 100 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400 - Kodak Ektar 100 - Kodak P-3200 - Kodak Ektachrome - Kodak D-76 - Kodak XTOL - Kodak HC-110

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography black and white botanical large format https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/6/following-your-heart-as-a-photographer-will-lead-to-your-ultimate-success Fri, 25 Jun 2021 03:28:27 GMT
Hodgson Mill - Dry Plate Diary June 05, 2021 https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/6/hodgson-mill-darkroom-diary-june-05-2021 Hodgson Mill 6-5-21 by Tim LaytonHodgson Mill 6-5-21 by Tim Layton Hodgson Mill is located 17 miles northeast of Gainesville Missouri on Hwy. 181 in the Sycamore area. It is advertised as the most photographed mill in Missouri.

Grist and timber mills, which once flourished, are remnants of a bygone era. They stand as testimony to the culture and communities of rural America. These mills harnessed the power of water, particularly natural springs, to grind grain and cut timber in small communities throughout the United States.

The first mill on the site on Bryant Creek was built by William Holeman in 1861. Alva Hodgson bought the mill in 1884. The original burned and Hodgson built a new one in 1894 and, in 1898, his brother George Hodgson became operator and part owner of the mill. After a grocery store that stood near the mill burned in the “50’s”, Charles T. Aid purchased the mill and it became know as the Aid-Hodgson Mill, remaining in production until 1977.

Hodgson Mill 6-5-21 by Tim LaytonHodgson Mill 6-5-21 by Tim Layton The mill was built over a spring that is reported to produce 3,000,000 gallons of water a day. This water stays a constant 58 degrees year round.

Before rural electrification (REA) came along, generators were powered by the spring, giving them power to run a cotton gin, sawmill and overall factory. Word has it that this is where the “Big Smith” overall originated.

Though the mill no longer grinds grain, it still houses the old milling machinery. (The nationally distributed line of stone-ground bakery products bearing the Hodgson name is now produced at a modern mill in nearby Gainesville.) Standing nearby is an old round gas pump, its glass top now clouded and stained.

Issuing from the bluff under the mill building, the spring is still picturesque. It nourishes native ferns and mosses clinging to crevices in the sheer rock wall. Some of the water is diverted to the mill pond, where watercress and other marine plants thrive. Inside the mill building, an opening to a cave in the face of the bluff provides natural air conditioning.

A modern day facility in nearby Gainesville, MO is still producing and distributing the all natural stone ground flours of the past under the Hodgson Mill name.


1880's STYLE SILVER GELATIN DRY PLATES

Based on the history of the mill, I decided to photograph the mill using handmade silver gelatin dry plate glass negatives in my 4x5 large format camera that are from the same late 19th century period when the mill was first built.  The plates are developed in the darkroom under red safelight and then they can either be printed in the darkroom or a digital scan can be done to make a wide range of contemporary type prints. 

The handmade silver gelatin dry plates are remnants of an era gone by, just like the grist mills and I think this is why this medium is the perfect choice to tell the story of this amazing mill.  The look and feel of a silver gelatin dry plate cannot be duplicated with modern day digital cameras because the silver gelatin emulsion is a chemical-based process that responds to light much differently than digital cameras.  

If you would like a an archival pigment ink print of Hodgson Mill, contact me and I would be delighted to create one for you. Print Cost: 8x10 $49, 11x14 $99 16x20 $199 
 

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HODGSON MILL PHOTOGRAPHS

Hodgson Mill is a beautiful and peaceful place that the entire family can enjoy.  Don't forget there are some nice hiking trails and you can also go inside the mill and take a tour during the spring through fall seasons. Inside the mill is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

If you visit the spring and mill, be sure to post your pics on the Explore The Ozarks Facebook group.

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Join me and photographers from around the world in the Handmade Silver Gelatin Emulsions Community and learn more about how to make and use silver gelatin emulsions.  

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You are welcome to connect with me on my personal Facebook account where I share behind the scenes updates with my friends and family that I don't share anywhere else.

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KODAK B&W FILM DEVELOPERS

Kodak Tri-X - Kodak T-Max 100 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400 - Kodak Ektar 100 - Kodak P-3200 - Kodak Ektachrome - Kodak D-76 - Kodak XTOL - Kodak HC-110

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography black and white darkroom Dry Plate fine art Silver Gelatin Emulsion https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/6/hodgson-mill-darkroom-diary-june-05-2021 Fri, 11 Jun 2021 18:58:20 GMT
New One on One Analog Photography Workshops Available With Tim Layton https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/6/new-one-on-one-analog-photography-workshops-available-with-tim-layton Tim Layton With 8x10 Large Format CameraTim Layton With 8x10 Large Format Camera One of the things that people asked me about many times over the years is if I would be willing to do some in person workshops.

I listened to everyone and I am now offering one on one workshops focused on whatever area that you want (e.g., large format, platinum/palladium, silver gelatin, emulsion making, etc).

You effectively have my undivided attention for the full 8 hours and we can go as deep as you want.

When I say you have my undivided attention, I literally mean that. No phones or interruptions of any kind.

Contact me if you want to schedule a date and time.

The fee for the day is $1475.00 USD and we will meet at my new darkroom in West Plains, Missouri in the heart of the Ozarks.

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Fujichrome Provia 100F - Fujichrome Velvia 100 - Fujichrome Velvia 50 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400  - Kodak Ektar 100 - Fujicolor Pro 400H - Fujicolor Crystal Archive Silver Gelatin RA4 Paper - RA-4 Color Print Processing Developer & Processing Chemicals - Color Darkroom Enlargers 

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KODAK B&W FILM DEVELOPERS

Kodak Tri-X - Kodak T-Max 100 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400 - Kodak Ektar 100 - Kodak P-3200 - Kodak Ektachrome - Kodak D-76 - Kodak XTOL - Kodak HC-110

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Jobo CPP-3 processer - Ilford RC Pearl Paper - Ilford RC Glossy Paper - Ilford Multigrade Fiber Paper - Ilford Stop Bath - Ilford Rapid Fixer - Neutral FixerKodak Photo-Flo - Hypo Clearing Agent - Darkroom Trays - Chemical Storage Jugs - Nitrile Gloves - Film Archival Storage Sleeves - Archival Storage Binder - Archival Print Storage Boxes

Note: I participate in affiliate programs where I earn a small commission on some select products that I provide links for on my website at www.timlaytonfineart.com. When you use these links, I earn a small commission and there is no additional charge to you.

 

 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography darkroom fine art large format photography https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/6/new-one-on-one-analog-photography-workshops-available-with-tim-layton Sat, 05 Jun 2021 00:38:54 GMT
Silver Gelatin Dry Plate Storage Tips For Long-Term Preservation https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/6/silver-gelatin-dry-plate-storage-tips-for-long-term-preservation Silver Gelatin Dry Plate Storage Tips For Long-Term Preservation by Tim LaytonSilver Gelatin Dry Plate Storage Tips For Long-Term Preservation by Tim Layton In this article, I share some tips and ideas of how to store silver gelatin dry plates for long-term preservation.

If you investing the time in creating and using silver gelatin dry plates, then it only makes sense to take some common sense steps to help protect them.  

If you are a professional preservation specialist and can think of additional tips, please comment below and I will update this article.  

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SILVER GELATIN DRY PLATE STORAGE TIPS

Large Format Silver Gelatin Dryplate Photography by Tim LaytonLarge Format Silver Gelatin Dryplate Photography by Tim LaytonReceive my Darkroom Diary updates every Saturday at 9AM CT where I share my insider tips and tutorials with film and darkroom photographers. Get sneak peeks inside my darkroom and studio and early access to to my latest fine art prints. [Hint: I give away free fine art prints to my Darkroom Diary readers, so don't miss out.]

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Tip # 1: I have been informed by curators and museum personnel to store silver gelatin glass plates in a four-flap buffered enclosure with the emulsion side facing up.

The flap enclosure helps prevent damage to the negatives that would occur from pulling them out of and placing inside of a sleeve type enclosure. 

Tip # 2: Dry plates should be stored vertically and on the long side and not touching each other.  An acid-free separator is ideal.  

Tip # 3: Use acid and lignin-free storage boxes and keep away from UV light. 

Tip # 4: Label the exterior of the box noting the sensitive nature of the plates "Caution: Contains Glass Negatives" or something along these lines.

Tip # 5: Try and store the plates in an environment around 65F and between 30% to 40% relative humidity. If the relative humidity frequently dips below 30%, the image bind of the glass plate will dehydrate and if above 40%, the glass will begin hydrating.  You should also avoid big swings in temperatures and humidity levels.

Join me and photographers from around the world in the Handmade Silver Gelatin Emulsions Community and learn more about how to make and use silver gelatin emulsions.  

Handmade Silver Gelatin Emulsions Community Hosted by Tim Layton - www.timlaytonfineart.com/emulsionHandmade Silver Gelatin Emulsions Community Hosted by Tim Layton - www.timlaytonfineart.com/emulsion

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Fujichrome Provia 100F - Fujichrome Velvia 100 - Fujichrome Velvia 50 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400  - Kodak Ektar 100 - Fujicolor Pro 400H - Fujicolor Crystal Archive Silver Gelatin RA4 Paper - RA-4 Color Print Processing Developer & Processing Chemicals - Color Darkroom Enlargers 

ILFORD B&W FILMS & DEVELOPERS

Ilford HP5 PlusIlford FP4 Plus - Ilford Delta 100 - Ilford Delta 400 - Ilford Delta 3200 - Ilford Pan F Plus - Ilford XP2 Super - Ilford SFX - Ilford ID-11 - Ilford DD-X - Ilford Microphen

KODAK B&W FILM DEVELOPERS

Kodak Tri-X - Kodak T-Max 100 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400 - Kodak Ektar 100 - Kodak P-3200 - Kodak Ektachrome - Kodak D-76 - Kodak XTOL - Kodak HC-110

DARKROOM SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT
Jobo CPP-3 processer - Ilford RC Pearl Paper - Ilford RC Glossy Paper - Ilford Multigrade Fiber Paper - Ilford Stop Bath - Ilford Rapid Fixer - Neutral FixerKodak Photo-Flo - Hypo Clearing Agent - Darkroom Trays - Chemical Storage Jugs - Nitrile Gloves - Film Archival Storage Sleeves - Archival Storage Binder - Archival Print Storage Boxes

Note: I participate in affiliate programs where I earn a small commission on some select products that I provide links for on my website at www.timlaytonfineart.com. When you use these links, I earn a small commission and there is no additional charge to you.

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) Dry Plates Glass Negatives Silver Gelatin https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/6/silver-gelatin-dry-plate-storage-tips-for-long-term-preservation Wed, 02 Jun 2021 14:30:00 GMT
Silver Gelatin Dry Plate Developer Formulas Kodak D-49 & D-19 & Bonus Tips and Info https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/5/silver-gelatin-dry-plate-developer-formulas-kodak-d-49-d-19 Silver Gelatin Dry Plate Developer Formulas Kodak D-49 & D-19 by Tim LaytonSilver Gelatin Dry Plate Developer Formulas Kodak D-49 & D-19 by Tim Layton If you are using commercial dry plates, then you most likely using Kodak HC-110 as the recommended developer. 

While HC-110 can do the job, I wanted to share a couple of DIY self-mixed developer formulas that allow you to have more creative controls, especially if you are making your own handmade silver gelatin emulsions.

Even if you are getting good results with HC-110, it is a lot cheaper to mix your own developer, plus you get the satisfaction of being able to take back more control of your technical and creative process.   

Join me and photographers from around the world in the Handmade Silver Gelatin Emulsions Community and learn more about how to make and use silver gelatin emulsions.  

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COMMERCIAL DEVELOPERS

While you can use just about any modern print developers like Kodak Dektol or even mix D-72 for processing dry plates coated with emulsions, there are a few notes that I think are worth mentioning that may help you. 

A good place to start is using Dektol or D-72 diluted 1:1 in lower light and even overcast lighting conditions.

Based on your plates highlight density, you can further dilute to 1:2 or even 1:3 as needed.

I have included the formula for D-72 paper developer directly below in case you want to use that versus buying Kodak Dektol. 

D-72 Standard Paper Developer Formula

Formula to prepare 1 liter of the stock developer

Distilled water - 500ml
Metol - 3g
Sodium Sulfite - 45g
Hydroquinone - 12g
Sodium Carbonate - 80g (monohydrate)
Potassium Bromide - 2g
Add water to make 1 liter

D -72 is very similar to Dektol and can be used in the same way.  This is my most frequently used paper developer for silver gelatin prints and I also use it for plates too. 

The standard dilution is 1:2 or 1:3 at 20C for paper and dilute as directed for dry plates as discussed above this formula. 

NOTE: sodium carbonate can be purchased as anhydrous or monohydrate.

Anhydrous vs. Monohydrate

Anhydrous

A chemical is said to be anhydrous, when it doesn’t contain any water. 

Monohydrate

Monohydrate contains one water molecule per formula unit. Usually, the number of water molecules a substance molecule has is written as “chemical formula. n H2O”. n gives the number of water molecules and, if the compound is monohydrated, n is one.

For fiber papers, I like to develop for 2 to 3 minutes and for RC papers, one minute.

For dry plates, start with the expectation of around 4 to 6 minutes of development, but watch the highlight densities and shadow values as you are developing each plate under safelight. 

MQ DRY PLATE DEVELOPERS

Kodak D-49 is a really nice choice for developing silver gelatin dry plates too.  Originally D-49 was formulated for bromide prints, but it turns out this formula works exceptionally well for dry plates made with ordinary (colorblind) blue-sensitive emulsions. 

D-49 Developer Formula
500 ml distilled water (around 49C/120˚F)  
3.1g metol  
45g sodium sulfite  
11g hydroquinone  
45g sodium carbonate (anhydrous)
2.1g potassium bromide  
Room temperature distilled water added to make a total 1,000 ml 

NOTE: sodium carbonate can be purchased as anhydrous or monohydrate.

Anhydrous vs. Monohydrate

Anhydrous: a chemical is said to be anhydrous, when it doesn’t contain any water. 

Monohydrate: monohydrate contains one water molecule per formula unit. Usually, the number of water molecules a substance molecule has is written as “chemical formula. n H2O”. n gives the number of water molecules and, if the compound is monohydrated, n is one.

MQ style developers, meaning metol and hydroquinone based formulas often use potassium bromide as the restrainer, sodium carbonate as the accelerator, and sodium sulfite as the preservative as shown in this formula. 

As a side note, you can increase the sodium sulfiite ratio to make the developer even more active.  If you increase the sodium sulfite keep in mind that you will also be softening the gelatin.  This is why the developer becomes more active.  Be sure to handle your plates with care and use a hardening fixer.    

Technically, you could also decrease the potassium bromide (restrainer) to also make the developer more active.  Going too far will also cause fogging. 

When I know I am going to be making platinum contact prints from my dry plates, I like to increase density by raising the pH of this formula by adding in a few drops of regular household ammonia.  I would suggest starting with 3 drops per 1000ml of developer.  If you get fogging or the emulsion lifts off the glass, then back off a drop.  

You should add the ammonia as the final step after the potassium bromide before using the developer at 20C.

If you want a more active developer that produces more density that D-49 stock without having to tweak the formula as described above, then you could consider using Kodak D-19.

D-19 Active Developer Formula
500ml distilled water (49C/120˚F)  
2g metol
90g sodium sulfite
8g hydroquinone
sodium carbonate (45g anhydrous or 52.5g monohydrate)
5g potassium bromide  
Room temperature distilled water added to make a total 1,000 ml and do not dilute

Since you should not dilute D-19, if this formula is too active for you, then use D-49 or one of the other paper developers listed above. 

NOTE: sodium carbonate can be purchased as anhydrous or monohydrate.

Anhydrous vs. Monohydrate

Anhydrous: a chemical is said to be anhydrous, when it doesn’t contain any water. 

Monohydrate: monohydrate contains one water molecule per formula unit. Usually, the number of water molecules a substance molecule has is written as “chemical formula. n H2O”. n gives the number of water molecules and, if the compound is monohydrated, n is one.

Since D-19 is an alkaline developer, you need to begin with hot water (49C/120F) in order to ensure each ingredients will dissolve properly.  Make sure each ingredient is fully dissolved before adding the next.

Join me and photographers from around the world in the Handmade Silver Gelatin Emulsions Community and learn more about how to make and use silver gelatin emulsions.  

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ILFORD B&W FILMS & DEVELOPERS

Ilford HP5 PlusIlford FP4 Plus - Ilford Delta 100 - Ilford Delta 400 - Ilford Delta 3200 - Ilford Pan F Plus - Ilford XP2 Super - Ilford SFX - Ilford ID-11 - Ilford DD-X - Ilford Microphen

KODAK B&W FILM DEVELOPERS

Kodak Tri-X - Kodak T-Max 100 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400 - Kodak Ektar 100 - Kodak P-3200 - Kodak Ektachrome - Kodak D-76 - Kodak XTOL - Kodak HC-110

DARKROOM SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT
Jobo CPP-3 processer - Ilford RC Pearl Paper - Ilford RC Glossy Paper - Ilford Multigrade Fiber Paper - Ilford Stop Bath - Ilford Rapid Fixer - Neutral FixerKodak Photo-Flo - Hypo Clearing Agent - Darkroom Trays - Chemical Storage Jugs - Nitrile Gloves - Film Archival Storage Sleeves - Archival Storage Binder - Archival Print Storage Boxes

Note: I participate in affiliate programs where I earn a small commission on some select products that I provide links for on my website at www.timlaytonfineart.com. When you use these links, I earn a small commission and there is no additional charge to you.

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography black and white darkroom Emulsion Formula photography Silver Gelatin Emulsion https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/5/silver-gelatin-dry-plate-developer-formulas-kodak-d-49-d-19 Sun, 30 May 2021 09:01:59 GMT
New Handmade Silver Gelatin Emulsions Community https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/5/new-handmade-silver-gelatin-emulsions-community New handmade silver gelatin emulsions community by Tim LaytonNew handmade silver gelatin emulsions community by Tim Layton One of the things that I am most excited about in terms of the new darkroom is having a large area dedicated to making handmade silver gelation emulsions so I can make my own contact printing and enlarging papers, dry plates, and even large format and medium format films.  

I created a new community on Facebook for anyone interested in learning and sharing their love of making handmade silver gelatin emulsions.  

You can see the new 4 ft. x 12 ft. coating table that Tim Jr and I just built in Episode 8 of my Video Darkroom Diary.  

Join me in this new community and let's have some fun making some handmade silver gelatin emulsions.

You are welcome to connect with me on my personal Facebook account where I share behind the scenes updates with my friends and family that I don't share anywhere else.

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ILFORD B&W FILMS & DEVELOPERS

Ilford HP5 PlusIlford FP4 Plus - Ilford Delta 100 - Ilford Delta 400 - Ilford Delta 3200 - Ilford Pan F Plus - Ilford XP2 Super - Ilford SFX - Ilford ID-11 - Ilford DD-X - Ilford Microphen

KODAK B&W FILM DEVELOPERS

Kodak Tri-X - Kodak T-Max 100 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400 - Kodak Ektar 100 - Kodak P-3200 - Kodak Ektachrome - Kodak D-76 - Kodak XTOL - Kodak HC-110

DARKROOM SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT
Jobo CPP-3 processer - Ilford RC Pearl Paper - Ilford RC Glossy Paper - Ilford Multigrade Fiber Paper - Ilford Stop Bath - Ilford Rapid Fixer - Neutral FixerKodak Photo-Flo - Hypo Clearing Agent - Darkroom Trays - Chemical Storage Jugs - Nitrile Gloves - Film Archival Storage Sleeves - Archival Storage Binder - Archival Print Storage Boxes

Note: I participate in affiliate programs where I earn a small commission on some select products that I provide links for on my website at www.timlaytonfineart.com. When you use these links, I earn a small commission and there is no additional charge to you.

 

 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) diy emulsions silver gelatin https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/5/new-handmade-silver-gelatin-emulsions-community Wed, 26 May 2021 07:55:14 GMT
Darkroom Diary Episode 8 - May 25, 2021 https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/5/darkroom-diary-episode-8-may-25-2021 Darkroom Diary Episode 8 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.comDarkroom Diary Episode 8 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.com

In Episode 8 of Tim Layton's Darkroom Diary, Tim Jr helped build some floor to ceiling shelving on the south wall to organize all the chemicals, paper, and darkroom supplies and we also built a large 4 ft. x 12 ft. table that will be used for coating emulsions and making papers, films, and dry plates. 
 

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ILFORD B&W FILMS & DEVELOPERS

Ilford HP5 PlusIlford FP4 Plus - Ilford Delta 100 - Ilford Delta 400 - Ilford Delta 3200 - Ilford Pan F Plus - Ilford XP2 Super - Ilford SFX - Ilford ID-11 - Ilford DD-X - Ilford Microphen

KODAK B&W FILM DEVELOPERS

Kodak Tri-X - Kodak T-Max 100 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400 - Kodak Ektar 100 - Kodak P-3200 - Kodak Ektachrome - Kodak D-76 - Kodak XTOL - Kodak HC-110

DARKROOM SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT
Jobo CPP-3 processer - Ilford RC Pearl Paper - Ilford RC Glossy Paper - Ilford Multigrade Fiber Paper - Ilford Stop Bath - Ilford Rapid Fixer - Neutral FixerKodak Photo-Flo - Hypo Clearing Agent - Darkroom Trays - Chemical Storage Jugs - Nitrile Gloves - Film Archival Storage Sleeves - Archival Storage Binder - Archival Print Storage Boxes

Note: I participate in affiliate programs where I earn a small commission on some select products that I provide links for on my website at www.timlaytonfineart.com. When you use these links, I earn a small commission and there is no additional charge to you.

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography darkroom fine art https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/5/darkroom-diary-episode-8-may-25-2021 Tue, 25 May 2021 17:35:19 GMT
Darkroom Diary Episode 7 - May 21, 2021 https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/5/darkroom-diary-episode-7-may-21-2021 Darkroom Diary Episode 7 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.comDarkroom Diary Episode 7 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.com

In episode 7 of my Darkroom Diary, Tim Jr and I got our Beseler 45V-XL enlarger with the Heiland 8x10 cold light head and split grade controller installed and mounted today!!  We are so excited and can't wait for the plumbing company to get the water installed so we can get back to making our big wild horse silver gelatin fine art prints.  

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ILFORD B&W FILMS & DEVELOPERS

Ilford HP5 PlusIlford FP4 Plus - Ilford Delta 100 - Ilford Delta 400 - Ilford Delta 3200 - Ilford Pan F Plus - Ilford XP2 Super - Ilford SFX - Ilford ID-11 - Ilford DD-X - Ilford Microphen

KODAK B&W FILM DEVELOPERS

Kodak Tri-X - Kodak T-Max 100 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400 - Kodak Ektar 100 - Kodak P-3200 - Kodak Ektachrome - Kodak D-76 - Kodak XTOL - Kodak HC-110

DARKROOM SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT
Jobo CPP-3 processer - Ilford RC Pearl Paper - Ilford RC Glossy Paper - Ilford Multigrade Fiber Paper - Ilford Stop Bath - Ilford Rapid Fixer - Neutral FixerKodak Photo-Flo - Hypo Clearing Agent - Darkroom Trays - Chemical Storage Jugs - Nitrile Gloves - Film Archival Storage Sleeves - Archival Storage Binder - Archival Print Storage Boxes

Note: I participate in affiliate programs where I earn a small commission on some select products that I provide links for on my website at www.timlaytonfineart.com. When you use these links, I earn a small commission and there is no additional charge to you.

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography darkroom fine art https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/5/darkroom-diary-episode-7-may-21-2021 Fri, 21 May 2021 11:55:51 GMT
Darkroom Diary Episode 6 - May 20, 2021 https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/5/darkroom-diary-episode-6-may-20-2021 Darkroom Diary Episode 6 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.comDarkroom Diary Episode 6 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.com

In episode 6 of my Darkroom Diary, I share the progress that I made today on getting my 8x10 Beseler 45V-XL 8x10 enlarger with Heiland LED cold light head mounted and installed in the new darkroom.  

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ILFORD B&W FILMS & DEVELOPERS

Ilford HP5 PlusIlford FP4 Plus - Ilford Delta 100 - Ilford Delta 400 - Ilford Delta 3200 - Ilford Pan F Plus - Ilford XP2 Super - Ilford SFX - Ilford ID-11 - Ilford DD-X - Ilford Microphen

KODAK B&W FILM DEVELOPERS

Kodak Tri-X - Kodak T-Max 100 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400 - Kodak Ektar 100 - Kodak P-3200 - Kodak Ektachrome - Kodak D-76 - Kodak XTOL - Kodak HC-110

DARKROOM SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT
Jobo CPP-3 processer - Ilford RC Pearl Paper - Ilford RC Glossy Paper - Ilford Multigrade Fiber Paper - Ilford Stop Bath - Ilford Rapid Fixer - Neutral FixerKodak Photo-Flo - Hypo Clearing Agent - Darkroom Trays - Chemical Storage Jugs - Nitrile Gloves - Film Archival Storage Sleeves - Archival Storage Binder - Archival Print Storage Boxes

Note: I participate in affiliate programs where I earn a small commission on some select products that I provide links for on my website at www.timlaytonfineart.com. When you use these links, I earn a small commission and there is no additional charge to you.

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography darkroom fine art https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/5/darkroom-diary-episode-6-may-20-2021 Thu, 20 May 2021 14:05:00 GMT
Darkroom Diary Episode 5 - May 19, 2021 https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/5/darkroom-diary-episode-5-may-19-2021 Darkroom Diary Episode 5 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.comDarkroom Diary Episode 5 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.com

In the fifth episode of my new Darkroom Diary, I am painting the workbenches that I was able to salvage from the building when I purchased it.  Next, I will be working on getting the 8x10 enlarger mounted on the wall and building some shelves.  

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ILFORD B&W FILMS & DEVELOPERS

Ilford HP5 PlusIlford FP4 Plus - Ilford Delta 100 - Ilford Delta 400 - Ilford Delta 3200 - Ilford Pan F Plus - Ilford XP2 Super - Ilford SFX - Ilford ID-11 - Ilford DD-X - Ilford Microphen

KODAK B&W FILM DEVELOPERS

Kodak Tri-X - Kodak T-Max 100 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400 - Kodak Ektar 100 - Kodak P-3200 - Kodak Ektachrome - Kodak D-76 - Kodak XTOL - Kodak HC-110

DARKROOM SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT
Jobo CPP-3 processer - Ilford RC Pearl Paper - Ilford RC Glossy Paper - Ilford Multigrade Fiber Paper - Ilford Stop Bath - Ilford Rapid Fixer - Neutral FixerKodak Photo-Flo - Hypo Clearing Agent - Darkroom Trays - Chemical Storage Jugs - Nitrile Gloves - Film Archival Storage Sleeves - Archival Storage Binder - Archival Print Storage Boxes

Note: I participate in affiliate programs where I earn a small commission on some select products that I provide links for on my website at www.timlaytonfineart.com. When you use these links, I earn a small commission and there is no additional charge to you.

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography darkroom fine art https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/5/darkroom-diary-episode-5-may-19-2021 Wed, 19 May 2021 12:21:39 GMT
High Tech Tesla Used Wild Horses To Lure Workers To Nevada (There is More To The Story) https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/5/high-tech-tesla-used-wild-horses-to-lure-workers-to-nevada-there-is-more-to-the-story In an article by Julie Gerstein at Business Insider, she reports "Tesla used wild horses to lure candidates out to its Nevada factory, but animal advocates say its presence there actually harms the animals."

Before reading my comments, you should go read the Business Insider article and then return here.

Elon Musk Tweet About Wild HorsesElon Musk Tweet About Wild Horses As you can see in this now deleted tweet from Elon Musk, he was trying to attract high-tech workers to his new factory.

It isn't just Tesla, there are many other high-tech companies using "green", the environment, and now wild horses to lure high-tech workers.  

Tesla even tweeted out a 25-second video of the horses, with Tesla Giga, the name of the plant, in the background. 

The New York Times reports "Cheap land, space and transportation corridors were draws for Amazon, Walmart and PetSmart, which turned the vacant land into a fulfillment hub. Tesla used a $1.3 billion state tax break to build its $5 billion factory, tapping into a local work force still reeling from the Great Recession and ushering in a wave of Silicon Valley heavies. Switch, a technology infrastructure company, set up three data centers, then Google gobbled up 1,200 acres. Blockchains bought 67,000 acres for $170 million in 2018, becoming the park’s biggest tenant."

Photo Credit: New York Times

WHAT DOES ALL THIS REALLY MEAN & WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?

First, the Business Insider article reports the following: "Currently, there are nearly 50,000 wild horses living in Nevada, according to the Bureau of Land Management. The bureau estimates that the population should be culled to about a quarter of that in order to maintain the region's delicate ecological balance."

The problem with this claim is centered around the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) and their claims that the herd should be culled to about 25% of its current size. 

What they are not telling you is the basis for their claim.  The BLM markets their dirty plan as if we are running out of land for the wild horses and the horses are damaging the environment and sensitive ecosystem. 

The truth is, we have plenty of land, the US Government and BLM is simply choosing to give it to ranchers for grazing cattle and for the production of meat. There is plenty of land for wild horses to roam free, just like they did long before we arrived.  The BLM and big business ranchers don't want to share their greed-driven motivations because people are smart and would understand what they are trying to do is based on greed and the endless need for profits.  

If you are interested in learning more about the truth behind our public lands and the bias towards ranchers and cattle over wild horses, the American Wild Horse Campaign has a page dedicated to the current issues as well as a concise overview of the real problem.  They also have solutions that make a lot of sense.

If we are not willing to stand up and speak the truth, then our wild horses will be gone forever.

I am just a regular guy that lives in a small town near wild horses and I am trying to make a difference in the world.  I am on a mission to raise awareness about the issues facing our wild horses across North America and why it matters to the average person. 

BLM manages 245 million acres of public land and 155 million acres are allocated for grazing livestock and only 27 million acres are used for wild horses [video overview].  This means that wild horses only get 11% of public land while cattle get nearly 6 times more land. To make matters worse, of the available forage land, wild horses are only given scraps and over 80% are given to cattle and livestock.

Wild horses aren't facing a land shortage, they are fighting for their lives because U.S. Government policy prioritizes land for cattle and livestock that is enforced by the Bureau of Land Management.  

It Gets Worse....

The BLM is rounding up wild horses in a brutal and inhumane way and then sentencing them to holding facilities until they die and all of this at the expense of the U.S. taxpayer costing an astronomical amount of money every year. 

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I am starting to do Live Video Broadcasts from my new studio and darkroom while I am working and making prints and even doing live art shows too.  I will be making my big 30x40 and 40x50 silver gelatin wild horse prints and also platinum and palladium too.  You can connect with me live on my new YouTube Channel, and in the Darkroom Underground Facebook Group, and the Wild Horses of North America Facebook Group.

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HISTORY OF THE WILD HORSES OF SHANNON COUNTY MISSOURI

8/1/20 - Shawnee Creek Mare - Wild Horses of Missouri by Tim Layton8/1/20 - Shawnee Creek Mare - Wild Horses of Missouri by Tim Layton Shannon County is home to an extraordinary herd of wild horses that very few people know about. Hidden away in Southeast Missouri in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways on public land about 130 miles from Springfield and 150 miles from St. Louis, 4 herds of wild horses roam the beautiful and rugged landscape. 

Ozark National Scenic Riverways is the first national park area to protect a river system and the only place in the state where wild horses still roam free.

It hasn't been an easy path for the wild horses over the last 100 years and it would be foolish to think current conditions couldn't change and put the horses back in danger again. 

During the 1980s the National Park Service announced a plan to remove the wild horses, and people were outraged. 

In 1993 the U.S. Supreme Court denied a final appeal to protect the horses and gave the National Park Service the right to remove the horses from federal land at their discretion.  

The national park service started the process of removing the wild horses in a way that was profoundly upsetting to local residents and horse lovers around the country.  The people of Shannon County and horse lovers around the country rallied together and the Wild Horse League of Missouri was formed.

Wild Horses of Shannon County Missouri by Tim LaytonWild Horses of Shannon County Missouri by Tim Layton Luckily, by 1996 the Wild Horse League of Missouri, which formed in 1992 to save the wild horses, received help from the people of Shannon County, Congressman Bill Emerson, and Senators Kit Bond and John Ashcroft.

Their tireless efforts paid off, and President Clinton signed a bill into law on October 3, 1996, to make the wild horses of Shannon County a permanent part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.  

Now, people from around the world visit Shannon County Missouri in hopes of seeing these majestic wild horses.

The Missouri Wild Horse League works with the National Park Service to capture some of the horses when the herd exceeds the maximum agreed upon limit of 50 horses.  The captured horses are taken into care and evaluated before being adopted by loving families for permanent homes.

It is important to remember that these horses are wild. When looking for them, be sure not to approach them or attempt to feed them. It is essential to keep these animals wild and free, and for you to be safe. The horses are big, strong, and unpredictable and for your own safety as well as theirs, keep a safe distance of 100 yards or more between you and the horses. 

 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) BLM Tesla Wild Horses https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/5/high-tech-tesla-used-wild-horses-to-lure-workers-to-nevada-there-is-more-to-the-story Tue, 18 May 2021 12:47:06 GMT
Darkroom Diary Episode 4 - May 17, 2021 https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/5/darkroom-diary-episode-4-may-17-2021 Darkroom Diary Episode 4 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.comDarkroom Diary Episode 4 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.com

In the fourth episode of my new Darkroom Diary, I am painting the main walls of the darkroom and I share the color I selected along with some additional updates on plumbing.  

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Darkroom Diary Episode 3 - May 14, 2021 https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/5/darkroom-diary-episode-3-may-14-2021 Darkroom Diary Episode 3 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.comDarkroom Diary Episode 3 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.com

In the third episode of my new Darkroom Diary, I share updates about WiFi, ADT Security, paint color, and ventilation.  

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4 Reasons Why I Use the Absurdly Expensive Nikon 400mm F2.8 Lens For My Wild Horse Photography https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/5/4-reasons-why-i-use-the-nikon-400mm-f28-lens-for-my-wild-horse-photography Nikon 400mm F2.8E FL ED VR Lens by Tim LaytonNikon 400mm F2.8E FL ED VR Lens by Tim Layton I am routinely asked why I use the specific gear that I do for my wild horse photography and in this article today, I share four key reasons why I use the absurdly expensive Nikon 400mm F2.8E FL ED VR lens for my wild horse photography. 

I have been following and photographing wild horses since 2015 and at the time of this article, I have taken over 50,000 photos. 

I have used a variety of camera bodies and lenses in the field over the last several years, so I have a good perspective on what works for me and my style of wild horse photography. 

It took me a few years to really find my style.  I realized over time which images that I rated as my top picks and a pattern emerged.  The bulk of my favorite images have been taken with the 600mm F4 G ED VR II lens.  I needed a lens that was incredibly sharp, long enough to frame the horses the way I like them, and a soft painterly bokeh.  The 600mm F4 has been a consistent performer in my tool bag for several years, but a pattern emerged over time that lead me to the 400 F2.8 lens.

The bulk of my wild horse images have been taking with the infamous Nikon F6 35mm film SLR camera using HP5 film.  I have tried a variety of other films, but HP5 has worked very well with the white horses in particular and I find the film very flexible allowing me to use an EI rating between 200 and 1600 on demand. 

I will continue to use the F6 when I know I want to make smaller 8x10 and 11x14 silver gelatin prints from the original 35mm film negative and for my archival pigment ink prints. When I know I want to make my bigger 30x40, 40x50, and 48x60 silver gelatin enlargements, I use my Nikon D850 or D5 and then use my proprietary process for making an 8x10 HP5 or FP4 film negative. Using the D850 or D5 allows me to easily make digital negatives for contact printing processes like platinum and palladium, silver gelatin, and silver chloride.  

Tim Layton Holding "New Life" Wild Horses of Missouri B&W Silver Gelatin PrintTim Layton Holding "New Life" Wild Horses of Missouri B&W Silver Gelatin Print If you love horses, join my Free Wild Horse Journal where I bring you behind the scenes in my darkroom and studio and provide my latest updates and special offers.  Current members are automatically entered for a chance to win one of my wild horse fine art gallery prints every month.  

Join me and other horse lovers from around the world in my Wild Horses of North America Facebook Group.  I share behind the scenes photos and videos in the group that you won't see anywhere else.

I am starting to do Live Video Broadcasts from my new studio and darkroom while I am working and making prints and even doing live art shows too.  I will be making my big 30x40 and 40x50 silver gelatin wild horse prints and also platinum and palladium too.  You can connect with me live on my new YouTube Channel, and in the Darkroom Underground Facebook Group, and the Wild Horses of North America Facebook Group.

Wild Horses of Missouri Fine Art Prints by Tim Layton www.timlaytonwildhorses.comWild Horses of Missouri Fine Art Prints by Tim Layton www.timlaytonwildhorses.com As I became more skilled at tracking and getting closer to the wild horses, I found myself with too much focal length using the 600mm lens. 

I was consistently missing opportunities and this is the core of what lead me to start thinking about the 400mm lens.

The 600mm lens routinely forces to make creative decisions in the field that I really didn't want to make, so I tried using my 300mm F2.8 lens more. 

Long story short, the 300mm F2.8 lens is an incredible tool that produces spectacular images, but I found it a little short for me a lot of the time and required cropping in post production which I try and avoid. 

I make big prints and I want and need every pixel, plus, I just like getting it right in the camera as often as possible.  Also, the 300mm F2.8 lens is still the older G ED VR II technology versus the newer E FL ED VR type which is sharper, lighter, and optically superior across the board.   

After digging around online for months, I finally pulled the trigger and ordered the 400mm F2.8E FL ED VR lens and immediately started pacing the floors.  The only way that I would know if the new 400mm lens would fill the void that I was looking for was to take it to the field and use it.

I was worried if I spent too much money on this lens and if it was really going to be the answer to my struggles and challenges.  

The 400mm focal length for my style has worked out as good as I had hoped it would and it has exceeded my expectations on the quality of images that I am able to create. 

It was my hope that I could use the latest generation Nikon TC's (1.4, 1.7, and 2.0) with the new 400mm lens and make this the most versatile lens in my bag (400mm @ F2.8, 560mm @ F4, 680mm @ F4.8, and 800mm @ F8). 

Wild Horses of Missouri Fine Art Prints by Tim Layton www.timlaytonwildhorses.comWild Horses of Missouri Fine Art Prints by Tim Layton www.timlaytonwildhorses.com Having the option to use four professional high quality prime lenses in my bag is the core reason I decided to dive off the cliff and buy this ridiculously expensive lens that I would buy again without hesitation. 

I think a lot of other photographers struggle with similar issues and that is why I am taking the time to write this article.

I am on a mission to create compelling, emotional, and influential wild horse images that have the potential to guide and shape policy that will protect wild horses now and in the future.  I believe we live in a visually-driven world and powerful images have the potential to help make a difference.  

When you put a tool like the Nikon 400mm F2.8E FL ED VR lens in the hands of someone that knows how and when to use it, it becomes a differentiator in many cases.

One of the things that I strive for in a lot of my wild horse images are to isolate the horse or horses from the background because it creates a more artistic feeling and mood.  I want the focus to be on the wild horse(s) and subject isolation is a good technique to help with this.  Cheaper and slower lenses simply can't do what F2.8 or F4 primes can do and this is why professional photographers pay absurd prices for this gear.

Tim Layton - Wild Horses of Missouri 4/18/21Tim Layton - Wild Horses of Missouri 4/18/21 To be fair, if you can get close enough to your subject and ensure there is nothing behind them in the background, you can get excellent bokeh out of a F5.6 lens too.  The issue with a F5.6 lens is loss of 1 or 2 stops of light from F2.8 or F4 lens which translates into 2 to 4 less times light which directly impacts focusing abilities and noisy images.  It might not sound like a big deal, but that one stop from F5.6 to F4 is a huge deal based on my personal experience and this is why professionals spend the extra money on the faster prime lenses.  It can make the difference in many cases of photographing 10 or 15 minutes earlier in the morning at daybreak and another 30+ minutes in the evenings as the sun goes down.  

I was fearful I would miss using my 600mm F4 lens, but the 400mm F2.8E with the 1.4TC making it a 560mm F4 lens has completely won me over at this focal length and I no longer miss or worry about this any longer. 

The 400mm lens stays connected to my D850 or D5 almost 100% of the time now unless there is a unique situation where I need the 70-200mm F2.8 lens.  A few times a year, I will find the wild horses deep in the woods and the 70-200mm focal length has proven to be useful for this scenario for me.  I keep the 70-200mm lens in a sling bag that is always with me in the field.  

In the end, I was able to sell off several other lenses that I no longer used which paid for the new 400mm lens.  It was a gamble that I am very thankful that I had the courage to take.  Now my field kit is down to just two lenses and I can't tell you how incredibly great that feels. 

Technically, I have two lenses and three small teleconverters that simulate having 5 lenses (70-200mm @ F2.8, 400mm @ F2.8, 560mm @ F4, 680mm @ F4.8 and 800mm @ F8).  

Wild Horses of Missouri Fine Art Prints by Tim Layton www.timlaytonwildhorses.comWild Horses of Missouri Fine Art Prints by Tim Layton www.timlaytonwildhorses.com The only other lens that I would consider would be the 800mm F5.6 if I get the chance to go out west and photograph the wild mustangs.  The 800mm F5.6 will obviously out perform the 400mm F2.8 with the 2.0 TC on just about every level, but that should be no surprise. 

The 800mm F5.6 lens also comes with an optically matched 1.25 TC that transforms the 800mm F5.6 into a 1000mm F8 lens which is the real value in my mind over the 400mm F2.8 with the 2.0 TC. 

I can see how wildlife photographers in places like Yellowstone or Alaska could seriously benefit from this lens.  I frequent the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to watch and photograph black bears and my 600mm F4 is regularly not enough lens.  I often don't have enough time to install the 1.4TC to make it a 840mm F5.6 lens and the moment is gone before I can even respond. 

I can't imagine a scenario where I could justify purchasing the 800mm lens, so I will probably rent it as I need it for special trips. 

I will follow up with another article and new images with the 400mm F2.8E FL ED VR lens and teleconverters as I use it in the field. 

-Tim Layton

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HISTORY OF THE WILD HORSES OF SHANNON COUNTY MISSOURI

8/1/20 - Shawnee Creek Mare - Wild Horses of Missouri by Tim Layton8/1/20 - Shawnee Creek Mare - Wild Horses of Missouri by Tim Layton Shannon County is home to an extraordinary herd of wild horses that very few people know about. Hidden away in Southeast Missouri in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways on public land about 130 miles from Springfield and 150 miles from St. Louis, 4 herds of wild horses roam the beautiful and rugged landscape. 

Ozark National Scenic Riverways is the first national park area to protect a river system and the only place in the state where wild horses still roam free.

It hasn't been an easy path for the wild horses over the last 100 years and it would be foolish to think current conditions couldn't change and put the horses back in danger again. 

During the 1980s the National Park Service announced a plan to remove the wild horses, and people were outraged. 

In 1993 the U.S. Supreme Court denied a final appeal to protect the horses and gave the National Park Service the right to remove the horses from federal land at their discretion.  

The national park service started the process of removing the wild horses in a way that was profoundly upsetting to local residents and horse lovers around the country.  The people of Shannon County and horse lovers around the country rallied together and the Wild Horse League of Missouri was formed.

Wild Horses of Shannon County Missouri by Tim LaytonWild Horses of Shannon County Missouri by Tim Layton Luckily, by 1996 the Wild Horse League of Missouri, which formed in 1992 to save the wild horses, received help from the people of Shannon County, Congressman Bill Emerson, and Senators Kit Bond and John Ashcroft.

Their tireless efforts paid off, and President Clinton signed a bill into law on October 3, 1996, to make the wild horses of Shannon County a permanent part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.  

Now, people from around the world visit Shannon County Missouri in hopes of seeing these majestic wild horses.

The Missouri Wild Horse League works with the National Park Service to capture some of the horses when the herd exceeds the maximum agreed upon limit of 50 horses.  The captured horses are taken into care and evaluated before being adopted by loving families for permanent homes.

It is important to remember that these horses are wild. When looking for them, be sure not to approach them or attempt to feed them. It is essential to keep these animals wild and free, and for you to be safe. The horses are big, strong, and unpredictable and for your own safety as well as theirs, keep a safe distance of 100 yards or more between you and the horses. 

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Note: I participate in affiliate programs where I earn a small commission on some select products that I provide links for on my website at www.timlaytonfineart.com. When you use these links, I earn a small commission and there is no additional charge to you.

 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) 400mm f2.8 lens missouri nikon shanon county wild horses https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/5/4-reasons-why-i-use-the-nikon-400mm-f28-lens-for-my-wild-horse-photography Fri, 14 May 2021 06:27:11 GMT
Darkroom Diary Episode 2 - May 13, 2021 https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/5/darkroom-diary-episode-2-may-13-2021 Darkroom Diary Episode 2 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.comDarkroom Diary Episode 2 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.com

In the second episode of my new Darkroom Diary, I share why I am designing and building a new darkroom and the types of prints I need to be able to create in the new space.  

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Fujichrome Provia 100F - Fujichrome Velvia 100 - Fujichrome Velvia 50 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400  - Kodak Ektar 100 - Fujicolor Pro 400H - Fujicolor Crystal Archive Silver Gelatin RA4 Paper - RA-4 Color Print Processing Developer & Processing Chemicals - Color Darkroom Enlargers 

ILFORD B&W FILMS & DEVELOPERS

Ilford HP5 PlusIlford FP4 Plus - Ilford Delta 100 - Ilford Delta 400 - Ilford Delta 3200 - Ilford Pan F Plus - Ilford XP2 Super - Ilford SFX - Ilford ID-11 - Ilford DD-X - Ilford Microphen

KODAK B&W FILM DEVELOPERS

Kodak Tri-X - Kodak T-Max 100 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400 - Kodak Ektar 100 - Kodak P-3200 - Kodak Ektachrome - Kodak D-76 - Kodak XTOL - Kodak HC-110

DARKROOM SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT
Jobo CPP-3 processer - Ilford RC Pearl Paper - Ilford RC Glossy Paper - Ilford Multigrade Fiber Paper - Ilford Stop Bath - Ilford Rapid Fixer - Neutral FixerKodak Photo-Flo - Hypo Clearing Agent - Darkroom Trays - Chemical Storage Jugs - Nitrile Gloves - Film Archival Storage Sleeves - Archival Storage Binder - Archival Print Storage Boxes

Note: I participate in affiliate programs where I earn a small commission on some select products that I provide links for on my website at www.timlaytonfineart.com. When you use these links, I earn a small commission and there is no additional charge to you.

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography darkroom fine art https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/5/darkroom-diary-episode-2-may-13-2021 Thu, 13 May 2021 18:08:08 GMT
Darkroom Diary Episode 1 - May 12, 2021 https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/5/darkroom-diary-episode-1-may-12-2021 Darkroom Diary Episode 1 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.comDarkroom Diary Episode 1 by Tim Layton www.timlaytonfineart.com In this first episode of my new Darkroom Diary, I take you to my new building where I will be designing and building my latest darkroom. 

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Tim Layton Fine Art All Access Pass B&W Darkroom Photography Video WorkshopB&W Darkroom Photography Video Workshop Large Format Photography Video Workshop SeriesLarge Format Photography Video Workshop Series B&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video WorkshopB&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video Workshop Large Format B&W Film Testing Video WorkshopLarge Format B&W Film Testing Video Workshop Large Format Paper Negative Video WorkshopLarge Format Paper Negative Video Workshop DIY UV Printer Design & Build Video WorkshopDIY UV Printer Design & Build Video Workshop Platinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video WorkshopPlatinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video Workshop

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Fujichrome Provia 100F - Fujichrome Velvia 100 - Fujichrome Velvia 50 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400  - Kodak Ektar 100 - Fujicolor Pro 400H - Fujicolor Crystal Archive Silver Gelatin RA4 Paper - RA-4 Color Print Processing Developer & Processing Chemicals - Color Darkroom Enlargers 

ILFORD B&W FILMS & DEVELOPERS

Ilford HP5 PlusIlford FP4 Plus - Ilford Delta 100 - Ilford Delta 400 - Ilford Delta 3200 - Ilford Pan F Plus - Ilford XP2 Super - Ilford SFX - Ilford ID-11 - Ilford DD-X - Ilford Microphen

KODAK B&W FILM DEVELOPERS

Kodak Tri-X - Kodak T-Max 100 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400 - Kodak Ektar 100 - Kodak P-3200 - Kodak Ektachrome - Kodak D-76 - Kodak XTOL - Kodak HC-110

DARKROOM SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT
Jobo CPP-3 processer - Ilford RC Pearl Paper - Ilford RC Glossy Paper - Ilford Multigrade Fiber Paper - Ilford Stop Bath - Ilford Rapid Fixer - Neutral FixerKodak Photo-Flo - Hypo Clearing Agent - Darkroom Trays - Chemical Storage Jugs - Nitrile Gloves - Film Archival Storage Sleeves - Archival Storage Binder - Archival Print Storage Boxes

Note: I participate in affiliate programs where I earn a small commission on some select products that I provide links for on my website at www.timlaytonfineart.com. When you use these links, I earn a small commission and there is no additional charge to you.

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography darkroom fine art https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/5/darkroom-diary-episode-1-may-12-2021 Thu, 13 May 2021 06:59:03 GMT
New Wild Horse Fine Art Print "Winter Splendor" https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/5/new-archival-wild-horse-print-winter-splendor Wild Horses of Missouri Fine Art Prints by Tim Layton www.timlaytonwildhorses.comWild Horses of Missouri Fine Art Prints by Tim Layton www.timlaytonwildhorses.com

A couple of weeks ago, I shared that I was working on creating some brand new archival pigment ink wild horse prints.  I have been very busy since that time and I am happy to share that I am delighted with this first print - "Winter Splendor".

I printed this first version of the print on my Epson P800 using Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta Paper and it is really stunning in person.  The detail in the colts mane and color gamut immediately captures your attention. The detail is really extraordinary and I love the overall feeling of the image.  The archival and aesthetic qualities of the Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta Paper is truly very special.  I trust Hahnemühle with my most prized images.

If you are interested in buying one of these prints of "Winter Splendor", contact me for a Free Art Consultation and we can work together.

Prints available in sizes from 6"x9" all the way up to 40"x60"

I offer Free Art Consultations to help you figure out the best size and details for any piece of artwork that I create.

You can contact me and share a couple of dates, times, and your best phone number and then I will confirm a date and time for our meeting. I can do Facetime video or Zoom meetings, if you would like to share your space with me as we work through designing your new artwork together.

THE STORY BEHIND THE ARTWORK

Wild Horse Fine Art Prints by Tim Layton www.timlaytonwildhorses.comWild Horse Fine Art Prints by Tim Layton www.timlaytonwildhorses.com It was a cold winter morning in January of this year.  I had cabin fever and so I wanted to get out of the house and check on the horses. 

There was a light dusting of snow and the cold winter air at daybreak was very brisk.  I first went to one of my usual locations for the Shawnee Creek herd, but after walking for over an hour through the woods, down along the Jack's Fork river, and the fields where they frequent, not a single horse in sight. 

I was literally freezing, so I packed up and headed back to the truck and decided to try an alternate location. 

After getting warmed up and drinking some hot chocolate that I brought along, I made my way to the second location.  I got out and started hiking and exploring the area and I still didn't see the horses anywhere.  I thought this was probably going to be one of those days when I just couldn't find them. 

I continued to hike through the woods and down by a new stretch of the river and still no luck.  Then, just about when I gave up and was going to head home, I heard the horses, but I still could not see them.

I squatted down and remained very still in hopes that I would get another clue.  After just a few minutes of patiently and quietly waiting, I was greeted by this beautiful young colt.  He was walking along the tree line all by himself which I thought was very odd.  

What I didn't realize at the time is the rest of the herd was inside the forest where I could not see them.  I waited patiently until he got within range of me.  I was about 150 to 200 yards away and when I got my big 600mm F4 lens in position to photograph him, he knew I was there and started surveying his surroundings.  As he was panning around, I took a lot of shots and the one that you see I felt best expressed his natural beauty and state of curiosity.

Tim Layton Holding "New Life" Wild Horses of Missouri B&W Silver Gelatin PrintTim Layton Holding "New Life" Wild Horses of Missouri B&W Silver Gelatin Print If you love horses, join my Free Wild Horse Journal where I bring you behind the scenes in my darkroom and studio and provide my latest updates and special offers.  Current members are automatically entered for a chance to win one of my wild horse fine art gallery prints every month.  

Join me and other horse lovers from around the world in my Wild Horses of North America Facebook Group.  I share behind the scenes photos and videos in the group that you won't see anywhere else.

I am starting to do Live Video Broadcasts from my new studio and darkroom while I am working and making prints and even doing live art shows too.  I will be making my big 30x40 and 40x50 silver gelatin wild horse prints and also platinum and palladium too.  You can connect with me live on my new YouTube Channel, and in the Darkroom Underground Facebook Group, and the Wild Horses of North America Facebook Group.

Tim Layton Washing Wild Horse Large Format Silver Gelatin Print

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HISTORY OF THE WILD HORSES OF SHANNON COUNTY MISSOURI

8/1/20 - Shawnee Creek Mare - Wild Horses of Missouri by Tim Layton8/1/20 - Shawnee Creek Mare - Wild Horses of Missouri by Tim Layton Shannon County is home to an extraordinary herd of wild horses that very few people know about. Hidden away in Southeast Missouri in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways on public land about 130 miles from Springfield and 150 miles from St. Louis, 4 herds of wild horses roam the beautiful and rugged landscape. 

Ozark National Scenic Riverways is the first national park area to protect a river system and the only place in the state where wild horses still roam free.

It hasn't been an easy path for the wild horses over the last 100 years and it would be foolish to think current conditions couldn't change and put the horses back in danger again. 

During the 1980s the National Park Service announced a plan to remove the wild horses, and people were outraged. 

In 1993 the U.S. Supreme Court denied a final appeal to protect the horses and gave the National Park Service the right to remove the horses from federal land at their discretion.  

The national park service started the process of removing the wild horses in a way that was profoundly upsetting to local residents and horse lovers around the country.  The people of Shannon County and horse lovers around the country rallied together and the Wild Horse League of Missouri was formed.

Wild Horses of Shannon County Missouri by Tim LaytonWild Horses of Shannon County Missouri by Tim Layton Luckily, by 1996 the Wild Horse League of Missouri, which formed in 1992 to save the wild horses, received help from the people of Shannon County, Congressman Bill Emerson, and Senators Kit Bond and John Ashcroft.

Their tireless efforts paid off, and President Clinton signed a bill into law on October 3, 1996, to make the wild horses of Shannon County a permanent part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.  

Now, people from around the world visit Shannon County Missouri in hopes of seeing these majestic wild horses.

The Missouri Wild Horse League works with the National Park Service to capture some of the horses when the herd exceeds the maximum agreed upon limit of 50 horses.  The captured horses are taken into care and evaluated before being adopted by loving families for permanent homes.

It is important to remember that these horses are wild. When looking for them, be sure not to approach them or attempt to feed them. It is essential to keep these animals wild and free, and for you to be safe. The horses are big, strong, and unpredictable and for your own safety as well as theirs, keep a safe distance of 100 yards or more between you and the horses. 

 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) Art Collector Edition Missouri Shanon County Wild Horses https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/5/new-archival-wild-horse-print-winter-splendor Sun, 09 May 2021 01:09:05 GMT
New Darkroom - Big Wild Horse Prints - Exploring Options https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/4/new-darkroom-big-wild-horse-prints-exploring-options New Darkroom Diagram by Tim LaytonNew Darkroom Diagram by Tim Layton I am in the process of designing and building out my new darkroom for making 30"x40", 40"x60", and 48"x60" silver gelatin wild horse prints for my art buyers and collectors.  I am designing everything around the larger 48x60 size.  In other words, all my trays, print washer, etc in my workflow is built around the larger 48x60 dimension. 

The basic dimensions of the new darkroom are about 30 ft. x 30 ft as shown in the first draft illustration to the left of this text. 

I plan on spending a lot of time in the darkroom before I commit to a final build plan.  I am using blue painters tape to lay things out on the floors and walls to help give me a sense of the size.  

You will notice in the center of the diagram I have my large DEV/STOP/FIX 1 trays.  This is actually a 4 ft x 12 ft table where these three trays sit on top and the other three for FIX2, WASH, and HCLR sit on a shelf below until I need them.  I am designing a flip out top on one side to allow all six trays to available for use during a production run.  A few years ago I attempted to use a very large PVC tube for making my big prints in an effort to save the floor space, but that never worked out for me above 30x40.   

I also have a large utility cart that I sit one of the trays on and I can wheel it around as needed for when I am doing things like selenium toning.  The floors are finished concrete, so it makes moving things around very easy and also very sturdy and stable. 

8x10 large format negative by Tim Layton8x10 large format negative by Tim Layton At the heart of the process is my Beseler 45V-XL 8x10 enlarger with the Heiland cold light head and split-grade controller.  You can see in this photo where Tim Jr and I custom built a vertical mount solution and had the 48x60 easel on the floor.  Now that I have more than twice the space as before, I hope to either elevate the easel off the floor because that kills my knees and back, or possibly explore a horizontal solution this time.  I won't know until I start the process and trying things. 

My first order of business is to get my floor to ceiling 24" deep shelving build on the right side of the darkroom for a massive amount of storage.  It only takes up 2 feet of floor space and I will end up with over 120 feet of linear storage.  I can't wait!! 

Then, I plan to start in on all of the 1x12 shelving around the interior walls that will hold all of my "stuff".  With this much space, I will be able to get really organized and optimized for each of my silver and platinum workflows.

Over the last few years I have been capturing a lot of the wild horse images on my Nikon F6 35mm SLR and 600mm F4 lens and then making smaller silver gelatin enlargements as well as making enlarged 8x10 analog negatives for making my bigger 30x40 and 40x50 silver gelatin prints.

I even have my Linhof Master Technika configured with three different lenses that are properly cammed to the rangefinder so I can do some select handheld 4x5 exposures of the wild horses too.  I am using HP5 rated at either EI 400 or EI 800 to help keep the shutter speeds up at a level where I can get sharp handheld images.  That is an incredible amount of fun!!

You are welcome to connect with me on my personal Facebook account where I share behind the scenes updates with my friends and family that I don't share anywhere else.

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Over the last several months, I have been capturing thousands of wild horse images using my Nikon D5 and the same 600mm F4 lens.  I have typically used the D5 for 4K video and some select wildlife photography.

I offer Free Art Consultations to help you figure out the best size and details for any piece of artwork that I create.

You can contact me and share a couple of dates, times, and your best phone number and then I will confirm a date and time for our meeting. I can do Facetime video or Zoom meetings, if you would like to share your space with me as we work through designing your new artwork together.

Tim Layton Holding "New Life" Wild Horses of Missouri B&W Silver Gelatin PrintTim Layton Holding "New Life" Wild Horses of Missouri B&W Silver Gelatin Print I have figured out a way to create an FP4 analog negative from my D5 digital captures and I have made some test prints from these new negatives.  This is a proprietary process that Tim Jr and I created.  

I am exploring the idea of getting an Epson SureColor P9570 printer to make the 40x60 archival pigment ink wild horse prints. 

I haven't ordered it yet because I need to get the space ready for it in the new darkroom first and I want to buy a couple test prints that are made with this specific printer.  I need to hold some prints in my hand and hang them on the wall and view them for a while to make sure they meet my expectations.  

The D5 files being upsized to make 40x60 prints is arguably challenging for even the best Photoshop wizard, however, Adobe just released a new "Super Resolution" feature in Adobe Camera RAW 13.2 that effectively doubles the resolution of your image along with some Adobe magic sauce. I have tested this on about 10 or so wild horse images and so far, I am really liking what I see. 

Here is what Adobe has to say about this new feature: "Enhance provides a set of features such as Raw Details and Super Resolution to help improve image quality using Camera Raw. 

Raw Details, previously called Enhance Details produces crisp detail and more accurate renditions of edges, improves color rendering, and also reduces artifacts. The resolution of the enhanced image stays the same as the original image. This feature is especially useful for large displays and prints, where fine details are visible.

Super Resolution, introduced in Camera Raw 13.2, helps create an enhanced image with similar results as Raw Details but with 2x the linear resolution. This means that the enhanced image will have 2x the width and 2x the height of the original image, or 4x the total pixel count. This feature supports the same file types as Raw Details, plus additional file types such as JPEG and TIFF. Super Resolution is especially useful to increase the resolution of a cropped image."

All of this could mean that my awesome D5 with its incredible low-light and AF performance could produce images that are comparable to the D-850 which is twice the resolution.  Some initial basic testing has me very hopeful, but I need more experience and time to see if it will really hold up.  If it doesn't, then I could just use a D-850 with the additional grip and that will produce more than enough pixels for the 40x60 pigment ink prints.  There is also the Gigapixel AI option for file enlargements as well.  Until I see the prints in person, all of this is just theory and a hopeful dream.  

I am super excited to look at my big 40x60 and 48x60 silver gelatin prints next to the Epson archival pigment ink prints and see what I think.  I am not in the mindset of trying to do a direct comparison, but looking at the pigment ink prints to make sure I think they are what I want to share with my art buyers and collectors. 

My priority and heart will always be with the silver gelatin wild horse prints.  The pigment ink prints could be a more cost friendly option for new or first time art buyers making it possible to get more wild horse prints hung on the wall for even more people.  

Based on previous experience, I will be trying Canson Platine Fiber Rag paper as my first paper if I move forward with the P9570 printer.  I think this paper is about as close as you can get to silver gelatin fiber baryta paper, but only time and experience can confirm this for me. I have made some 16x20 prints on my P800 and this is the basis for my current theory. 

I also want to compare one or two Hahnemühle Photo Rag papers because I absolutely love Hahnemühle papers and their quality is something that I have relied on with my platinum prints for many years.  

I will share new articles, photos, and updates as I work on the new darkroom and the wild horse prints. 

Tim Layton Holding "New Life" Wild Horses of Missouri B&W Silver Gelatin PrintTim Layton Holding "New Life" Wild Horses of Missouri B&W Silver Gelatin Print If you love horses, join my Free Wild Horse Journal where I bring you behind the scenes in my darkroom and studio and provide my latest updates and special offers.  Current members are automatically entered for a chance to win one of my wild horse fine art gallery prints every month.  

Join me and other horse lovers from around the world in my Wild Horses of North America Facebook Group.  I share behind the scenes photos and videos in the group that you won't see anywhere else.

I am starting to do Live Video Broadcasts from my new studio and darkroom while I am working and making prints and even doing live art shows too.  I will be making my big 30x40 and 40x50 silver gelatin wild horse prints and also platinum and palladium too.  You can connect with me live on my new YouTube Channel, and in the Darkroom Underground Facebook Group, and the Wild Horses of North America Facebook Group.

Tim Layton Washing Wild Horse Large Format Silver Gelatin Print

Free Wild Horse Behind The Scenes Art Updates by Tim LaytonFree Wild Horse Behind The Scenes Art Updates by Tim Layton

Wild Horses of Missouri Fine Art Prints by Tim Layton www.timlaytonwildhorses.comWild Horses of Missouri Fine Art Prints by Tim Layton www.timlaytonwildhorses.com Wild Horses of Missouri Fine Art Prints by Tim Layton www.timlaytonwildhorses.comWild Horses of Missouri Fine Art Prints by Tim Layton www.timlaytonwildhorses.com Wild Horses of Missouri Fine Art Prints by Tim Layton www.timlaytonwildhorses.comWild Horses of Missouri Fine Art Prints by Tim Layton www.timlaytonwildhorses.com Wild Horses of Missouri Fine Art Prints by Tim Layton www.timlaytonwildhorses.comWild Horses of Missouri Fine Art Prints by Tim Layton www.timlaytonwildhorses.com Troublemaker - Wild Horse Fine Art by Tim LaytonTroublemaker - Wild Horse Fine Art by Tim Layton Princess Warrior - Wild Horse Fine Art by Tim LaytonPrincess Warrior - Wild Horse Fine Art by Tim Layton

HISTORY OF THE WILD HORSES OF SHANNON COUNTY MISSOURI

8/1/20 - Shawnee Creek Mare - Wild Horses of Missouri by Tim Layton8/1/20 - Shawnee Creek Mare - Wild Horses of Missouri by Tim Layton Shannon County is home to an extraordinary herd of wild horses that very few people know about. Hidden away in Southeast Missouri in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways on public land about 130 miles from Springfield and 150 miles from St. Louis, 4 herds of wild horses roam the beautiful and rugged landscape. 

Ozark National Scenic Riverways is the first national park area to protect a river system and the only place in the state where wild horses still roam free.

It hasn't been an easy path for the wild horses over the last 100 years and it would be foolish to think current conditions couldn't change and put the horses back in danger again. 

During the 1980s the National Park Service announced a plan to remove the wild horses, and people were outraged. 

In 1993 the U.S. Supreme Court denied a final appeal to protect the horses and gave the National Park Service the right to remove the horses from federal land at their discretion.  

The national park service started the process of removing the wild horses in a way that was profoundly upsetting to local residents and horse lovers around the country.  The people of Shannon County and horse lovers around the country rallied together and the Wild Horse League of Missouri was formed.

Wild Horses of Shannon County Missouri by Tim LaytonWild Horses of Shannon County Missouri by Tim Layton Luckily, by 1996 the Wild Horse League of Missouri, which formed in 1992 to save the wild horses, received help from the people of Shannon County, Congressman Bill Emerson, and Senators Kit Bond and John Ashcroft.

Their tireless efforts paid off, and President Clinton signed a bill into law on October 3, 1996, to make the wild horses of Shannon County a permanent part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.  

Now, people from around the world visit Shannon County Missouri in hopes of seeing these majestic wild horses.

The Missouri Wild Horse League works with the National Park Service to capture some of the horses when the herd exceeds the maximum agreed upon limit of 50 horses.  The captured horses are taken into care and evaluated before being adopted by loving families for permanent homes.

It is important to remember that these horses are wild. When looking for them, be sure not to approach them or attempt to feed them. It is essential to keep these animals wild and free, and for you to be safe. The horses are big, strong, and unpredictable and for your own safety as well as theirs, keep a safe distance of 100 yards or more between you and the horses. 

 

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Tim Layton Fine Art All Access Pass B&W Darkroom Photography Video WorkshopB&W Darkroom Photography Video Workshop Large Format Photography Video Workshop SeriesLarge Format Photography Video Workshop Series B&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video WorkshopB&W Large Format Floral Still Life Video Workshop Large Format B&W Film Testing Video WorkshopLarge Format B&W Film Testing Video Workshop Large Format Paper Negative Video WorkshopLarge Format Paper Negative Video Workshop DIY UV Printer Design & Build Video WorkshopDIY UV Printer Design & Build Video Workshop Platinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video WorkshopPlatinum & Palladium Printmaking with Vellum Video Workshop

Read Testimonials from photographers and collectors from around the world.

Buy Your Photography, Video, & Technology Gear at No Additional Cost To You From B&H Photo

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Fujichrome Provia 100F - Fujichrome Velvia 100 - Fujichrome Velvia 50 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400  - Kodak Ektar 100 - Fujicolor Pro 400H - Fujicolor Crystal Archive Silver Gelatin RA4 Paper - RA-4 Color Print Processing Developer & Processing Chemicals - Color Darkroom Enlargers 

ILFORD B&W FILMS & DEVELOPERS

Ilford HP5 PlusIlford FP4 Plus - Ilford Delta 100 - Ilford Delta 400 - Ilford Delta 3200 - Ilford Pan F Plus - Ilford XP2 Super - Ilford SFX - Ilford ID-11 - Ilford DD-X - Ilford Microphen

KODAK B&W FILM DEVELOPERS

Kodak Tri-X - Kodak T-Max 100 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400 - Kodak Ektar 100 - Kodak P-3200 - Kodak Ektachrome - Kodak D-76 - Kodak XTOL - Kodak HC-110

DARKROOM SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT
Jobo CPP-3 processer - Ilford RC Pearl Paper - Ilford RC Glossy Paper - Ilford Multigrade Fiber Paper - Ilford Stop Bath - Ilford Rapid Fixer - Neutral FixerKodak Photo-Flo - Hypo Clearing Agent - Darkroom Trays - Chemical Storage Jugs - Nitrile Gloves - Film Archival Storage Sleeves - Archival Storage Binder - Archival Print Storage Boxes

Note: I participate in affiliate programs where I earn a small commission on some select products that I provide links for on my website at www.timlaytonfineart.com. When you use these links, I earn a small commission and there is no additional charge to you.

 

 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography black and white darkroom fine art wild horses https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/4/new-darkroom-big-wild-horse-prints-exploring-options Fri, 30 Apr 2021 22:39:54 GMT
Everything Has Changed https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/4/everything-has-changed Everything Has Changed by Tim LaytonEverything Has Changed by Tim Layton In case you didn't already know, I lost my youngest daughter Abigail in a car accident recently.  Her sudden and crushing loss has changed everything that I previous thought and knew.  

Prior to this tragic accident and loss with Abby, I was on a path to retirement from Tim Layton Fine Art and pursing some personal passion projects.  I didn't get too far into this chapter when this accident turned my world upside down. 

As I grieve and work through the loss of my daughter, I have realized that I am at my best helping others. 

Over the years I have made a lot of friends with analog photographers around the world and I always closed out the week feeling good about what I had accomplished and the people that I helped.  

I have received a lot of emails and notes from many of you in regards to losing Abby, and I want to say thank you again for your friendship, support, and encouragement.  I deeply appreciate it more than you probably know. 

You are welcome to connect with me on my personal Facebook account where I share behind the scenes updates with my friends and family that I don't share anywhere else.

As I move forward, I plan to be actively writing new helping articles, tutorials, and possibly even some new training workshops and guidebooks.  I want and need to stay busy and sharing my knowledge and experience with fellow photographers is a form of therapy for me.  By helping you, I am helping myself heal.

I purchased a new home a couple of months ago and I am in the process of buying a new small building and converting it into my new darkroom.  As I work through that process, I will share my design choices and everything about the build process in hopes that it may give you some ideas.

-Tim Layton

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Wild Horse Field Diary - Sunday April 25, 2021 - Wild Horses of Missouri Broadfoot Herd https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/4/wild-horse-field-diary---sunday-april-25-2021 Tim Layton - Wild Horses of Missouri 4/18/21Tim Layton - Wild Horses of Missouri 4/18/21 It was a magical morning with the Wild Horses of Missouri Broadfoot herd today. 

I got out to the Broadfoot area before sunrise and the valley was completely covered in a blanket of fog.  

I patiently waited for the light and suddenly the herd appeared.  I could barely make them out because the fog was so heavy, but I could hear and smell them from the woods where I was located.  

I got to see the three new foals today and that is always a joy.  There are a total of 15 in the Broadfoot herd as of today, counting the three new foals.  

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Join me and other horse lovers from around the world in my Wild Horses of North America Facebook Group.  I share behind the scenes photos and videos in the group that you won't see anywhere else.

I am starting to do Live Video Broadcasts from my new studio and darkroom while I am working and making prints and even doing live art shows too.  I will be making my big 30x40 and 40x50 silver gelatin wild horse prints and also platinum and palladium too.  You can connect with me live on my new YouTube Channel, and in the Darkroom Underground Facebook Group, and the Wild Horses of North America Facebook Group.

The real magic today was I got to watch the stallion court one of his mares at sunrise and I got several great photos as well some some incredible 4K video footage of the event too.  You will see a few of those photos in the section below. 

I will share additional photos from today and the 4K video in the near future after I get the editing completed. 

For the photos today, I used my Nikon D5 with the Nikon 600mm F4 lens and for the video I used the Canon C200 with a 150mm-600mm zoom lens.

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HISTORY OF THE WILD HORSES OF SHANNON COUNTY MISSOURI

8/1/20 - Shawnee Creek Mare - Wild Horses of Missouri by Tim Layton8/1/20 - Shawnee Creek Mare - Wild Horses of Missouri by Tim Layton Shannon County is home to an extraordinary herd of wild horses that very few people know about. Hidden away in Southeast Missouri in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways on public land about 130 miles from Springfield and 150 miles from St. Louis, 4 herds of wild horses roam the beautiful and rugged landscape. 

Ozark National Scenic Riverways is the first national park area to protect a river system and the only place in the state where wild horses still roam free.

It hasn't been an easy path for the wild horses over the last 100 years and it would be foolish to think current conditions couldn't change and put the horses back in danger again. 

During the 1980s the National Park Service announced a plan to remove the wild horses, and people were outraged. 

In 1993 the U.S. Supreme Court denied a final appeal to protect the horses and gave the National Park Service the right to remove the horses from federal land at their discretion.  

The national park service started the process of removing the wild horses in a way that was profoundly upsetting to local residents and horse lovers around the country.  The people of Shannon County and horse lovers around the country rallied together and the Wild Horse League of Missouri was formed.

Wild Horses of Shannon County Missouri by Tim LaytonWild Horses of Shannon County Missouri by Tim Layton Luckily, by 1996 the Wild Horse League of Missouri, which formed in 1992 to save the wild horses, received help from the people of Shannon County, Congressman Bill Emerson, and Senators Kit Bond and John Ashcroft.

Their tireless efforts paid off, and President Clinton signed a bill into law on October 3, 1996, to make the wild horses of Shannon County a permanent part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.  

Now, people from around the world visit Shannon County Missouri in hopes of seeing these majestic wild horses.

The Missouri Wild Horse League works with the National Park Service to capture some of the horses when the herd exceeds the maximum agreed upon limit of 50 horses.  The captured horses are taken into care and evaluated before being adopted by loving families for permanent homes.

It is important to remember that these horses are wild. When looking for them, be sure not to approach them or attempt to feed them. It is essential to keep these animals wild and free, and for you to be safe. The horses are big, strong, and unpredictable and for your own safety as well as theirs, keep a safe distance of 100 yards or more between you and the horses. 

 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) Broadfoot Missouri Shanon County Wild Horses https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/4/wild-horse-field-diary---sunday-april-25-2021 Sun, 25 Apr 2021 22:16:12 GMT
Adox Lupex Silver Chloride Contact Printing Paper + Digital Negatives Part I https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/4/adox-lupex-silver-chloride-contact-printing-paper-digital-negatives-part-i Adox Lupex Silver Chloride Contact Paper + Digital Negatives Part I by Tim LaytonAdox Lupex Silver Chloride Contact Paper + Digital Negatives Part I by Tim Layton I am working on something exciting, so I thought I would share this with you from the very beginning.  

Last year I made several large format silver chloride contact prints of wild horses from some 8x10 enlarged negatives that I created via my pure analog process. 

Basically, I use my Nikon F6 with either Tri-X or HP-5 in the field using my 600mm F4 lens to create the exposures and then using the classic analog process to make an interpositive before ultimately making the enlarged analog negative.  I mostly make 8x10 enlarged negatives from the original 35mm film for both contact prints or my big silver gelatin enlargements.  

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Wild Horse Silver Gelatin Fine Art Print by Tim LaytonWild Horse Silver Gelatin Fine Art Print by Tim Layton This year, I am going to take everything that I know about creating custom curves in Photoshop and digital negatives for making platinum and palladium prints and using that to create a new curve and digital negatives for making silver chloride contact prints. 

I have waited for almost 7 months for the Adox Lupex silver chloride paper to come back in stock and I was finally able to order some 16x20 paper yesterday! 

I also have several large format negatives that have either some small imperfections or something making them undesirable to use for making contact prints.  If this project goes well, I will scan these large format negatives, make the necessary repairs/edits in Photoshop and make a new digital negative.  This could possibly open up a lot of new printing opportunities.  

I offer Free Art Consultations to help you figure out the best size and details for any piece of artwork that I create.

You can contact me and share a couple of dates, times, and your best phone number and then I will confirm a date and time for our meeting. I can do Facetime video or Zoom meetings, if you would like to share your space with me as we work through designing your new artwork together.

I am going to start with making some smaller 8x10 prints first while I explore a variety of developers ranging from Amidol to others and then dial in the look and feeling of the prints before going larger.  The plan is to start making some 16x20 silver chloride contact prints and dry mounting them on 20x24 for final presentation. 

As I work my way through the technical details and creative choices, I will create additional articles sharing my thoughts, findings, and analysis.  

8x10 large format negative by Tim Layton8x10 large format negative by Tim Layton I have always loved silver chloride contact prints in Amidol and I hope that I make some nice discoveries in this new adventure.  

I should mention that my wild horses project is the driving force behind me exploring these new options.  The vast majority of my work with the horses is captured on my F6 35mm SLR using my 600mm F4 lens because I need the mobility and focal reach.  

I plan to first create some digital negatives from my 35mm film scans and see how that goes.  I do a lot of video of the horses in the field with my D5 or D6, and I also have a fair amount of digital captures that I can use for testing too.  If this all works as good as I hope, I could potentially start capturing using the D5 or D6, making the digital negatives, and then make the silver chloride contact prints.  

I will keep you posted as I make progress or hit the wall with issues.

Stay tuned!

Tim Layton Holding "New Life" Wild Horses of Missouri B&W Silver Gelatin PrintTim Layton Holding "New Life" Wild Horses of Missouri B&W Silver Gelatin Print If you love horses, join my Free Wild Horse Journal where I bring you behind the scenes in my darkroom and studio and provide my latest updates and special offers.  Current members are automatically entered for a chance to win one of my wild horse fine art gallery prints every month.  

Join me and other horse lovers from around the world in my Wild Horses of North America Facebook Group.  I share behind the scenes photos and videos in the group that you won't see anywhere else.

I am starting to do Live Video Broadcasts from my new studio and darkroom while I am working and making prints and even doing live art shows too.  I will be making my big 30x40 and 40x50 silver gelatin wild horse prints and also platinum and palladium too.  You can connect with me live on my new YouTube Channel, and in the Darkroom Underground Facebook Group, and the Wild Horses of North America Facebook Group.

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HISTORY OF THE WILD HORSES OF SHANNON COUNTY MISSOURI

8/1/20 - Shawnee Creek Mare - Wild Horses of Missouri by Tim Layton8/1/20 - Shawnee Creek Mare - Wild Horses of Missouri by Tim Layton Shannon County is home to an extraordinary herd of wild horses that very few people know about. Hidden away in Southeast Missouri in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways on public land about 130 miles from Springfield and 150 miles from St. Louis, 4 herds of wild horses roam the beautiful and rugged landscape. 

Ozark National Scenic Riverways is the first national park area to protect a river system and the only place in the state where wild horses still roam free.

It hasn't been an easy path for the wild horses over the last 100 years and it would be foolish to think current conditions couldn't change and put the horses back in danger again. 

During the 1980s the National Park Service announced a plan to remove the wild horses, and people were outraged. 

In 1993 the U.S. Supreme Court denied a final appeal to protect the horses and gave the National Park Service the right to remove the horses from federal land at their discretion.  

The national park service started the process of removing the wild horses in a way that was profoundly upsetting to local residents and horse lovers around the country.  The people of Shannon County and horse lovers around the country rallied together and the Wild Horse League of Missouri was formed.

Wild Horses of Shannon County Missouri by Tim LaytonWild Horses of Shannon County Missouri by Tim Layton Luckily, by 1996 the Wild Horse League of Missouri, which formed in 1992 to save the wild horses, received help from the people of Shannon County, Congressman Bill Emerson, and Senators Kit Bond and John Ashcroft.

Their tireless efforts paid off, and President Clinton signed a bill into law on October 3, 1996, to make the wild horses of Shannon County a permanent part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.  

Now, people from around the world visit Shannon County Missouri in hopes of seeing these majestic wild horses.

The Missouri Wild Horse League works with the National Park Service to capture some of the horses when the herd exceeds the maximum agreed upon limit of 50 horses.  The captured horses are taken into care and evaluated before being adopted by loving families for permanent homes.

It is important to remember that these horses are wild. When looking for them, be sure not to approach them or attempt to feed them. It is essential to keep these animals wild and free, and for you to be safe. The horses are big, strong, and unpredictable and for your own safety as well as theirs, keep a safe distance of 100 yards or more between you and the horses. 


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(Tim Layton Fine Art) Adox Adox Lupex analog photography black and white darkroom fine art Silver Chloride Wild Horses https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/4/adox-lupex-silver-chloride-contact-printing-paper-digital-negatives-part-i Sat, 24 Apr 2021 18:35:38 GMT
How To Mix D-76 B&W Film Developer at Home & Save a Lot of Money https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/4/how-to-mix-d-76-b-w-film-developer-at-home-save-a-lot-of-money How To Mix D-76 B&W Film Developer at Home & Save MoneyHow To Mix D-76 B&W Film Developer at Home & Save Money If you develop your own black and white film at home, then you already know that you probably go through periods where you develop a lot of film and then nothing for a while.  Many people end up wasting a lot of developer because they have to discard it.  Not only is this costly, it isn't so great for the environment either. 

In this article today, I share the D-76H formula which is a version of the original D-76 formula minus the undesirable Hydroquinone agent.  This version of the formula performs exactly the same as the original formula and it is much more friendly to our environment too.  

There is good reason why D76 is the developer that all other developers are measured against and you will find D-76 on every film manufacturers recommended developers data sheet. 

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Being able to mix your black and white film developer on demand has a lot of obvious advantages ranging from a significant cost savings to being less wasteful and more eco-friendly to our environment.

If you are looking for the ultimate results in your black and white work, then you should consider mixing your own developer as I outline in this article and properly testing each of your films.  I have a visual-based step-by-step video workshop that walks you through the entire film testing process from beginning to end. 

In the article below, I include everything you need to know to start mixing your own black and white film developer today. 

The formula that I share with you today omits hydroquinone and increases metol by 0.5g. This formula is reported to prevent the increased contrast associated with the original D-76 formula during storage, but it does not prolong the shelf life. However, the most important point is that the use of this developer does not discharge hydroquinone to wastewater.  I tested aged D-76 on a couple of different occasions and could never measure the increased pH that is reported to occur.  Even if that is the case, this formula is better for the environment. 

Hydroquinone is a carcinogen.  The chemical has been identified as both a potential clastogen and mutagen. A clastogen is a toxin that has the capability of cause breaks in chromosomes, cause sections of them to be destroyed, and to rearrange the sections and thus cause mutations that can lead to various types of cancer.  A mutagen is a material that causes mutations and damage in DNA. When the DNA is altered, it can cause any number of chain reactions that can negatively impact the health, including cancerous growth of cells and cell division.Other than its use in darkroom photography, hydroquinone is still one of the most commonly used skin lightening agents on the market in the United States.  The ingredient has been banned due to numerous safety issues and serious toxicity concerns in Europe, Japan, and several other countries. I am not a chemist, however, it is my understanding that hydroquinone in conjunction with UV light can magnify its toxicity.

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D-76H Film Development Formula

Formula to prepare 1 liter of the stock developer

Distilled Water @ 125F/52C 500ml

Metol - 2.5g
Sodium Sulfite (anhydrous) - 100g
Borax (decahydrate) - 2g
Distilled water to make 1 liter

** Developed by Dr. Grant Haist (Kodak) as an alternative to regular D-76

Mixing Instructions

  • Heat 500ml of distilled water to 52C/125F in a clean 1000ml+ graduate
  • Dissolve 2.5g Metol in a separate and clean graduate with distilled water and then add to main 1000ml beaker
  • Dissolve 100g Sodium Sulfite in a separate and clean graduate with distilled water and then add to main 1000ml beaker
  • Dissolve 2g Borax in a clean and separate graduate using distilled water and then add to the main 1000ml beaker
  • Add chilled distilled water to the main 1000ml beaker to make 1000ml at 20C

Tip: I keep a one gallon jug of distilled water in the darkroom refrigerator at all times for this purpose.

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D-76H Usage

The D76-H formula can be used as a stock solution or 1:1. I personally use it as a one-shot developer diluted at 1+1 because I believe I get even better shadow detail.

To establish the correct development time for your black and white film, you really should properly test your film to identity the true film speed (EI) and then validate (N) normal, (N+) expanded, and (N-) contracted development times.

If you are a roll film user or you don’t need accurate or repeatable results with your films, use the Massive Dev Chart development times for D-76 as a good starting place. Since D-76 is the standard for all B&W film developers, the technical information sheet for your specific film will have a suggest development time.

A good strategy is to rate your roll film at two-thirds or one-half box speed and develop for 10% less than the suggest time.

I have tested HP5+ in D-76H using my Jobo CPP-3 processor and determined EI rating to be 200 with a N (normal) development time of 7 minutes.

CLASSIC D-76 Formula (with Hydroquinone)

Distilled Water @ 125F/52C 750ml
Metol 2g
Sodium Sulfite (anhydrous) 100g
Hydroquinone 5g
Borax (granular) 2g
Cold water to make 1 liter


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B&W DEVELOPER PHOTOCHEMISTRY OVERVIEW BY TIM LAYTON

By understanding the basics of photochemistry and the relationships between developer components you will have the ability to select and modify formulas to meet your specific needs.

An entire book could and has been written on this topic, so keep in mind I have dramatically summarized the important points in an effort to save you time and help you apply the most important principles. 

When a photographic emulsion is exposed to light, the silver salt (i.e, silver bromide, chloride, iodide) which the light reaches, undergoes a definite, but invisible change to a form that is known as the latent image. The exposed parts of the emulsion gain an activation that makes it susceptible to the reducing action of a developer.  When placed in a developing solution the exposed (activated) particles of the silver salt are reduced chemically to black metallic silver, leaving the unexposed particles of silver salt unchanged. Reduction in this sense is a conversion of silver salt to free silver and of the reaction one or more reducing agents (developers) are necessary.  

B&W Darkroom Photography Formulary by Tim LaytonB&W Darkroom Photography Formulary by Tim Layton The Reducing Agent: You will find a variety of reducing/developing agents used in black and white film photography.  Most of them are too powerful to be used alone because they would reduce all of the silver salt in the emulsion without regard to the latent image. A proper reducing agent must be selected which confines its action to the exposed particles of the silver salt, leaving the remainder unaffected. The most common reducing agents are metol, hydroquinone, and pyro, but there are several others to include Amidol, Glycin, and Rodinal to name a few.  

The effect of the developing agent is largely dependent on the agent used and the way it is used.  You will notice in several formulas that more than one agent is used and in various ratios.  I've realized that a high percentage of hydroquinone is synonymous with brilliant images, while metol produces softer results.  Knowing this type of information can help you identify the formula that is best suited for your photography. 

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B&W Darkroom Photography Formulary by Tim LaytonB&W Darkroom Photography Formulary by Tim Layton The Alkali (Activator): In addition to the reducing/developing agent, there are three other components in a developer that play an important role.  The first is the alkali which is ordinarily essential in most developers.  Most developers in use today are neutral or slightly acidic in their normal state, and in this condition, they are not very effective as a developing agent.

When an alkaline salt like sodium carbonate or potassium carbonate, for example, is introduced into the developing solution, something very interesting takes place.  The developing agent forms an alkaline salt which makes the developing agent more sensitive.  It is this alkaline salt that actually reduces the exposed grains of silver salt to metallic silver.  The alkali has a secondary effect on the developing solution which is also important.  It helps the gelatin emulsion swell and thus facilitates the penetration of the developing solution throughout the layer of the emulsion. 

For fine-grain developers, you will typically see a less energetic activator like borax used because you want the grain size controlled (softer development).  Another alkali used is sodium metaborate which is helpful in tropical climates when the target development temperature of 68F/20C is not possible. 

You must carefully weigh the alkali in your formula because too much can cause fog and too little can result in slow and soft development.  

You will find many formulas that use sodium carbonate as the activator because in the monohydrated form it is stable and predictable. 

B&W Darkroom Photography Formulary by Tim LaytonB&W Darkroom Photography Formulary by Tim Layton The Preservative: It is a common event for the reducing agent and alkali to combine freely and easily with oxygen.  Because of this, developing agents spoil very quickly when exposed to air.  To increase their usable life, and to allow the developing agent to do its work on the exposed silver halide, and to prevent the occurrence of stains, a preservative must be added to the developing solution. 

Sodium sulfite is frequently used as the preservative in many formulas.  In developers that require two stock solutions, a slightly acidic preservative such as sodium bisulfite or potassium metabisulfite is preferred.  In some fine-grain developers, a large amount of sodium sulfite is used to aid in keeping the grain size to a minimum.  

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Because developing agents keep better in acid solution than in one which is alkaline, it is common practice to use one of these acid sulfites as the preservative in the developer part of the stock solution.  In single-solution developers, sodium bisulfite is never used alone as a preservative, since it neutralizes some of the alkali in the solution and would result in softer development. 

B&W Darkroom Photography Formulary by Tim LaytonB&W Darkroom Photography Formulary by Tim Layton The Restrainer: The fourth and final important component of a typical developing solution is the restrainer, potassium bromide.  The restrainer acts as a "brake" on the chemical reaction of development and keeps the operation under control.  An increase in the concentration of the potassium bromide will result in slower development and too little may cause development fog.

With this information under your belt, starting reviewing the formulas for your favorite film and print developers and see if you can determine the four key components: developing agent(s), alkali, preservative, restrainer.   Next, compare these formulas against each other and see if you can start to understand why it behaves the way that it does. 


GENERAL TIPS FOR SUCCESS

  • Use chemically pure materials or your resulting formulas may not perform as expected. If you purchase from the vendors listed in the resources section, you should have reasonable assurance.  
  • Mix all components of a solution in the order listed in the formula.
  • Wait until each chemical is thoroughly dissolved before adding the next component. 
  • Use distilled water and not your local tap water. 
  • Use a proper scale capable of measuring two decimal places.  
  • Try and develop your film and paper at 68F/20C for optimum results.
  • Get my time/temp development conversion chart if you need to deviate from the standard 68F/20C temperature.
  • Use all formulas as one-shot solutions and eliminate the need for replenishing solutions.​​​​​​

FORMULARY SOURCES 

You will need sources to acquire the various chemicals, tools, and materials to make your processing chemicals, so I have included a link to some of the most notable resources to help you jumpstart your search. If you know of other good sources in your area, please contact me and let me know so I can update the list. 

View my Analog Photography Chemistry Directory for suppliers around the world.


DISCLAIMER

Tim Layton With Silver Gelatin Large Format PrintTim Layton With Silver Gelatin Large Format Print I do have to mention that if you choose to use any of the information contained on this website or in my guidebooks, it is at your own risk and I am not accountable for the outcome, your personal safety, nor do I guarantee anything by sharing this information.  The lawyers make me say this stuff...   

As with all chemicals, you should properly research each individual component and understand its purpose and potential hazards before using it in your own environment.

All of the information in the B&W Analog Photography Formulary is the public domain and has been published many times by various sources over the last 100+ years.  It is for this reason along with the fact that I may not accurately provide credit to the original publisher that I do not always cite each formula or recipe.

 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) analog photography black and white D-76 darkroom film fine art Kodak large format photography https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/4/how-to-mix-d-76-b-w-film-developer-at-home-save-a-lot-of-money Fri, 23 Apr 2021 11:29:51 GMT
Working & Creating Through The Pain https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/4/working-creating-through-the-pain Working and Creating Through The Pain by Tim LaytonWorking and Creating Through The Pain by Tim Layton In case you don't already know, my youngest daughter Abby was tragically killed in a car accident on April 15, 2021. 

I am openly sharing my pain and suffering in hopes that it may help someone else. 

It has only been one week since I got the call that my daughter was killed in an auto accident on her way home from school.  I basically don't know how to process all of these feelings and emotions. 

I am writing this article today because I can't sit and dwell on these horrible thoughts.  I am not sure what to do, so I am just trying my best to put one foot in front of the other.

I have been walking for miles every morning because being outside and exercising somehow brings me some relief for a short time.  After I complete my basic human requirements like showering and eating, I am not sure what to do with myself.  

Today, I decided to at least attempt to work a little bit and see how that went.  I can't focus for long, but I am pushing through and trying to keep creating because creating new artwork is at the center of my soul.  It has brought me great joy for many years and hopefully it may in the future again.  

I don't feel up to going out in the field right now, so I am looking through my sizable backlog of negatives for possible candidates that I want to pursue.  

I am sure there are many people that read this article today have experienced similar loss.  I offer my sincere condolences to you.  Losing a parent or sibling is horribly difficult, but losing a child is beyond anything that I can accurately describe in words.  

I will close this brief article today with a plea.  Abby wasn't wearing a seat belt and while there is no way to be absolutely certain she would have survived if she was, I believe it could have made a significant difference.  I encourage all parents to be diligent, even with your adult children to remind them to wear their seat belts at all times whether they are driving or a passenger.  If Abby's tragedy can possibly help save a life in the future, then I know that would be exactly what she would want.   

-Tim Layton

If you would like to connect with me on Facebook, I provide a lot of my behind the scenes updates for my friends and family here.  Follow my new YouTube Channel to see the new videos as I design and build out the new darkroom.

 

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ILFORD B&W FILMS & DEVELOPERS

Ilford HP5 PlusIlford FP4 Plus - Ilford Delta 100 - Ilford Delta 400 - Ilford Delta 3200 - Ilford Pan F Plus - Ilford XP2 Super - Ilford SFX - Ilford ID-11 - Ilford DD-X - Ilford Microphen

KODAK B&W FILM DEVELOPERS

Kodak Tri-X - Kodak T-Max 100 - Kodak T-Max 400 - Kodak Portra 160 - Kodak Portra 400 - Kodak Ektar 100 - Kodak P-3200 - Kodak Ektachrome - Kodak D-76 - Kodak XTOL - Kodak HC-110

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Jobo CPP-3 processer - Ilford RC Pearl Paper - Ilford RC Glossy Paper - Ilford Multigrade Fiber Paper - Ilford Stop Bath - Ilford Rapid Fixer - Neutral FixerKodak Photo-Flo - Hypo Clearing Agent - Darkroom Trays - Chemical Storage Jugs - Nitrile Gloves - Film Archival Storage Sleeves - Archival Storage Binder - Archival Print Storage Boxes

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) Creating Death Pain Suffering Surviving https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/4/working-creating-through-the-pain Thu, 22 Apr 2021 19:24:07 GMT
Video: Making The Platinum Print "Wildheart" https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/4/video-making-the-platinum-print-wildheart In this video, I share my process for making "Wildheart" platinum print. 

I offer Free Art Consultations to help you figure out the best size and details for any piece of artwork that I create.

You can contact me and share a couple of dates, times, and your best phone number and then I will confirm a date and time for our meeting. I can do Facetime video or Zoom meetings, if you would like to share your space with me as we work through designing your new artwork together.

Free Wild Horse Behind The Scenes Art Updates by Tim LaytonFree Wild Horse Behind The Scenes Art Updates by Tim Layton

Tim Layton Holding "New Life" Wild Horses of Missouri B&W Silver Gelatin PrintTim Layton Holding "New Life" Wild Horses of Missouri B&W Silver Gelatin Print If you love horses, join my Free Wild Horse Journal where I bring you behind the scenes in my darkroom and studio and provide my latest updates and special offers.  Current members are automatically entered for a chance to win one of my wild horse fine art gallery prints every month.  

Join me and other horse lovers from around the world in my Wild Horses of North America Facebook Group.  I share behind the scenes photos and videos in the group that you won't see anywhere else.

I am starting to do Live Video Broadcasts from my new studio and darkroom while I am working and making prints and even doing live art shows too.  I will be making my big 30x40 and 40x50 silver gelatin wild horse prints and also platinum and palladium too.  You can connect with me live on my new YouTube Channel, and in the Darkroom Underground Facebook Group, and the Wild Horses of North America Facebook Group.

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HISTORY OF THE WILD HORSES OF SHANNON COUNTY MISSOURI

8/1/20 - Shawnee Creek Mare - Wild Horses of Missouri by Tim Layton8/1/20 - Shawnee Creek Mare - Wild Horses of Missouri by Tim Layton Shannon County is home to an extraordinary herd of wild horses that very few people know about. Hidden away in Southeast Missouri in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways on public land about 130 miles from Springfield and 150 miles from St. Louis, 4 herds of wild horses roam the beautiful and rugged landscape. 

Ozark National Scenic Riverways is the first national park area to protect a river system and the only place in the state where wild horses still roam free.

It hasn't been an easy path for the wild horses over the last 100 years and it would be foolish to think current conditions couldn't change and put the horses back in danger again. 

During the 1980s the National Park Service announced a plan to remove the wild horses, and people were outraged. 

In 1993 the U.S. Supreme Court denied a final appeal to protect the horses and gave the National Park Service the right to remove the horses from federal land at their discretion.  

The national park service started the process of removing the wild horses in a way that was profoundly upsetting to local residents and horse lovers around the country.  The people of Shannon County and horse lovers around the country rallied together and the Wild Horse League of Missouri was formed.

Wild Horses of Shannon County Missouri by Tim LaytonWild Horses of Shannon County Missouri by Tim Layton Luckily, by 1996 the Wild Horse League of Missouri, which formed in 1992 to save the wild horses, received help from the people of Shannon County, Congressman Bill Emerson, and Senators Kit Bond and John Ashcroft.

Their tireless efforts paid off, and President Clinton signed a bill into law on October 3, 1996, to make the wild horses of Shannon County a permanent part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.  

Now, people from around the world visit Shannon County Missouri in hopes of seeing these majestic wild horses.

The Missouri Wild Horse League works with the National Park Service to capture some of the horses when the herd exceeds the maximum agreed upon limit of 50 horses.  The captured horses are taken into care and evaluated before being adopted by loving families for permanent homes.

It is important to remember that these horses are wild. When looking for them, be sure not to approach them or attempt to feed them. It is essential to keep these animals wild and free, and for you to be safe. The horses are big, strong, and unpredictable and for your own safety as well as theirs, keep a safe distance of 100 yards or more between you and the horses. 

 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) Palladium Platinum Wild Horses https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/4/video-making-the-platinum-print-wildheart Thu, 22 Apr 2021 19:02:59 GMT
Video: Making The Platinum Print "A New King" https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/4/video-making-the-platinum-print-a-new-king In this video, I share my process for making "A New King" platinum print. 

I offer Free Art Consultations to help you figure out the best size and details for any piece of artwork that I create.

You can contact me and share a couple of dates, times, and your best phone number and then I will confirm a date and time for our meeting. I can do Facetime video or Zoom meetings, if you would like to share your space with me as we work through designing your new artwork together.

Free Wild Horse Behind The Scenes Art Updates by Tim LaytonFree Wild Horse Behind The Scenes Art Updates by Tim Layton

Tim Layton Holding "New Life" Wild Horses of Missouri B&W Silver Gelatin PrintTim Layton Holding "New Life" Wild Horses of Missouri B&W Silver Gelatin Print If you love horses, join my Free Wild Horse Journal where I bring you behind the scenes in my darkroom and studio and provide my latest updates and special offers.  Current members are automatically entered for a chance to win one of my wild horse fine art gallery prints every month.  

Join me and other horse lovers from around the world in my Wild Horses of North America Facebook Group.  I share behind the scenes photos and videos in the group that you won't see anywhere else.

I am starting to do Live Video Broadcasts from my new studio and darkroom while I am working and making prints and even doing live art shows too.  I will be making my big 30x40 and 40x50 silver gelatin wild horse prints and also platinum and palladium too.  You can connect with me live on my new YouTube Channel, and in the Darkroom Underground Facebook Group, and the Wild Horses of North America Facebook Group.

Wild Horses of Missouri Fine Art Prints by Tim Layton www.timlaytonwildhorses.comWild Horses of Missouri Fine Art Prints by Tim Layton www.timlaytonwildhorses.com Wild Horses of Missouri Fine Art Prints by Tim Layton www.timlaytonwildhorses.comWild Horses of Missouri Fine Art Prints by Tim Layton www.timlaytonwildhorses.com Wild Horses of Missouri Fine Art Prints by Tim Layton www.timlaytonwildhorses.comWild Horses of Missouri Fine Art Prints by Tim Layton www.timlaytonwildhorses.com Wild Horses of Missouri Fine Art Prints by Tim Layton www.timlaytonwildhorses.comWild Horses of Missouri Fine Art Prints by Tim Layton www.timlaytonwildhorses.com Troublemaker - Wild Horse Fine Art by Tim LaytonTroublemaker - Wild Horse Fine Art by Tim Layton Princess Warrior - Wild Horse Fine Art by Tim LaytonPrincess Warrior - Wild Horse Fine Art by Tim Layton

HISTORY OF THE WILD HORSES OF SHANNON COUNTY MISSOURI

8/1/20 - Shawnee Creek Mare - Wild Horses of Missouri by Tim Layton8/1/20 - Shawnee Creek Mare - Wild Horses of Missouri by Tim Layton Shannon County is home to an extraordinary herd of wild horses that very few people know about. Hidden away in Southeast Missouri in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways on public land about 130 miles from Springfield and 150 miles from St. Louis, 4 herds of wild horses roam the beautiful and rugged landscape. 

Ozark National Scenic Riverways is the first national park area to protect a river system and the only place in the state where wild horses still roam free.

It hasn't been an easy path for the wild horses over the last 100 years and it would be foolish to think current conditions couldn't change and put the horses back in danger again. 

During the 1980s the National Park Service announced a plan to remove the wild horses, and people were outraged. 

In 1993 the U.S. Supreme Court denied a final appeal to protect the horses and gave the National Park Service the right to remove the horses from federal land at their discretion.  

The national park service started the process of removing the wild horses in a way that was profoundly upsetting to local residents and horse lovers around the country.  The people of Shannon County and horse lovers around the country rallied together and the Wild Horse League of Missouri was formed.

Wild Horses of Shannon County Missouri by Tim LaytonWild Horses of Shannon County Missouri by Tim Layton Luckily, by 1996 the Wild Horse League of Missouri, which formed in 1992 to save the wild horses, received help from the people of Shannon County, Congressman Bill Emerson, and Senators Kit Bond and John Ashcroft.

Their tireless efforts paid off, and President Clinton signed a bill into law on October 3, 1996, to make the wild horses of Shannon County a permanent part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.  

Now, people from around the world visit Shannon County Missouri in hopes of seeing these majestic wild horses.

The Missouri Wild Horse League works with the National Park Service to capture some of the horses when the herd exceeds the maximum agreed upon limit of 50 horses.  The captured horses are taken into care and evaluated before being adopted by loving families for permanent homes.

It is important to remember that these horses are wild. When looking for them, be sure not to approach them or attempt to feed them. It is essential to keep these animals wild and free, and for you to be safe. The horses are big, strong, and unpredictable and for your own safety as well as theirs, keep a safe distance of 100 yards or more between you and the horses. 

 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) Palladium Platinum Wild Horses https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/4/video-making-the-platinum-print-a-new-king Thu, 22 Apr 2021 19:01:18 GMT
In Loving Memory of My Baby Girl - Abigail Elizabeth Layton https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/4/in-loving-memory-of-my-baby-girl-abigail-elizabeth-layton In Loving Memory of My Baby Girl - Abigal Elizabeth LaytonIn Loving Memory of My Baby Girl - Abigal Elizabeth Layton I share this article today with great pain in my heart, in fact, this pain is so great that I am unable to articulate it in words.

I don't believe that it is possible to truly understand this type of pain unless you experience it.  

I feel like I can personally take on just about anything in regards to myself, but when you get the tragic news that your youngest daughter was just killed in a car accident, your entire world gets turned upside down in the matter of a few seconds. 

The day started like most other days.  I went to work in my office, checking and responding to emails, and I had a few meetings scheduled.  Abby went to school, just like any other Wednesday, but this one was different.  

On her ride home from school with her boyfriend there was an accident on the highway.  She was ejected from the vehicle and didn't survive the crash.  She unfortunately was not wearing her seat belt, but her boyfriend was, and he survived the crash.  

You might be wondering why I am sharing something so deeply personal with you? 

I believe based on what I know that if Abby was wearing her seat belt, she would most likely be here today. 

I don't want another young person to lose their life over not wearing a seat belt, so I am on a mission to raise awareness about the importance and potentially life saving benefit of always wearing your seat belt while driving or being a passenger in a motor vehicle. 

I have been through many challenging and painful events in my life, but losing Abby is the type of pain that words cannot describe.  

I hope that I can find a way in the future to use Abby's horrible tragedy to help others.  For now, I know that I just need to start this journey by trying to save other young people by raising awareness about the importance of always wearing a seat belt.    

I will continue to write as I navigate my way through the grieving process because I want to keep Abby's memory alive and share what a wonderfully unique, talented, and special young lady she was.  Her life was just getting started.  Losing her at only 21 years old is nothing short of heartbreaking.   

Both Abby and I share I deep love and appreciation for nature.  I found my love for nature and wildlife as a very young boy and Abby discovered her love for nature as a teenager.  I believe I planted the love of nature in Abby because I took her on many hikes and outdoor adventures throughout her childhood.  Some of my most cherished photos of Abby are of us hiking and being in the outdoors.  

She also loved animals, especially cats and dogs.  She loved them so much, she could never have just one.

In her memory, I am creating Free NatureArtRx 4K videos that are specifically designed to use the healing powers of nature to lower your stress, help you relax, and even help you sleep better. 

I am struggling with stress, anxiety, and loss of sleep right now so I am trying to use my pain and suffering in a positive way by creating these new videos in Abby's honor.  


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HEALING POWERS OF NATURE

Scientists and medical researchers have confirmed the healing power of nature in over fifty years of clinical and medical-based research.  We don't need doctors and researchers to tell us what we already know.  Nature has an amazing positive range of impacts on our mind and bodies and it is smart to connect with nature in any way that you can every day. 

Connecting with and being in nature has been proven to be beneficial for both human cognitive functioning and emotional wellbeing at all stages of life (Zaradic & Pergams, 2007) and we know that exposure to nature in any form increases intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual and physical development. (Kellert, 2005)

Researchers have also discovered that nature sounds change the connections in our brains, taking down the body’s fight-or-flight response. The nervous system prepares to fight or flee a threatening situation by releasing the hormones cortisol, adrenaline, and noradrenaline. These stress hormones make it impossible to get a good night’s sleep.

Researchers at Brighton and Sussex Medical School in England have determined that nature’s sounds, in contrast to artificial noise, build up the “rest-digest” response instead.  This opposite response to “fight-or-flight” helps the body relax and fall to sleep. 

This research study, published in Scientific Reports, is noteworthy for the use of heart-rate monitors, functional magnetic resonance imaging scans (fMRI) and social experiments to determine why the body reacts so positively to natural environments.

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I suggest practicing slow and deep breathing to help relieve stress and emotional anxiety. Deep breathing is also known to relieve pain, improve your mood, improve focus, increase energy, and even improve your heart function.

Start with one minute deep breathing exercises and build up over time.  I honestly believe if you do this simple task, you will start receiving the positive benefits immediately. 

You can cast the video to your television in full 4K or watch on your larger desktop computer screen to get a deeper and more immersive experience connecting sight and sound together. 

By combining the therapeutic sounds of the rain falling with the ultra high definition video of the rain falling on the river, we are sending audio and visual queues to your mind and body to help you relax.

DEEP BREATHING

Did you know that deep breathing offers numerous health benefits, from stress reduction to a slower heartbeat and reduced blood pressure.  Additionally, deep breathing is particularly helpful for managing stress. Stressful thoughts may cause the "fight or flight" response, also known as the stress response, as a reaction to a perceived danger. With the stress response, the body's sympathetic nervous system alerts nerve pathways to trigger the adrenal glands, which then release adrenaline into the bloodstream. This adrenaline burst increases your blood pressure and pulse rate and may cause you to breathe short, shallow breaths from your chest.  

By breathing deeply from your diaphragm, you ignite the body's parasympathetic nervous system. This system reverses the stress response by slowing the heart rate, lowering blood pressure and calming the mind. With deep breaths, you can activate the body's relaxation response, a state of profound calm.

BENEFITS OF NATURE

Intellectual

Supports creativity and problem solving (Kellert, 2005) Enhances cognitive skills (Wells, 2000)

Reduces symptoms of the Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) (Kuo & Taylor, 2004)

Improves academic performance (Cooper, 2015)

Emotional/Social

Improves social relations (Burdette & Whitaker, 2005)

Improves self-discipline, Peace, self-control (Taylor, Kuo, & Sullivan, 2001)

Physical

Increases physical activity (Bell & Dyment, 2008)

Improves awareness and caution about nutrition (Koch, Waliczek, & Zajicek, 2006)

Encourage healthy behavior (Bell & Dyment, 2008)

Improves eyesight (less myopia, nearsightedness) (Rose, et al., 2008)

Reduces stress (Wells & Evans, 2003)

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) Calming Deep Sleep Meditation Nature Nature Therapy Ocean Relaxation Sleep Sounds of Nature Water Waves https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/4/in-loving-memory-of-my-baby-girl-abigail-elizabeth-layton Mon, 19 Apr 2021 03:10:54 GMT
[TROPICAL WATERFALL] DEEP RELAXATION | FALL ASLEEP FAST (60 Min) 4K https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/4/tropical-waterfall-deep-relaxation-fall-asleep-fast-60-min-4k Tropical Waterfall | Fall Asleep Fast, Relax, Meditate | NatureArtRx FilmsTropical Waterfall | Fall Asleep Fast, Relax, Meditate | NatureArtRx Films Unwind and relax listening to this amazing tropical waterfall. Watch the 4K video for a totally immersive experience.   

You can enjoy this 1 hour of waterfall to help you go to sleep fast or relax at any time of the day or night.

After a few minutes, you can literally feel the stress leaving your body.

Science has confirmed in many credible studies that listening to nature helps us sleep better. We already know the soothing power of nature’s sounds calms our minds and slows our hearts down.

Researchers have discovered that nature sounds change the connections in our brains, taking down the body’s fight-or-flight response. The nervous system prepares to fight or flee a threatening situation by releasing the hormones cortisol, adrenaline, and noradrenaline. These stress hormones make it impossible to get a good night’s sleep.

Researchers at Brighton and Sussex Medical School in England have determined that nature’s sounds, in contrast to artificial noise, build up the “rest-digest” response instead.  This opposite response to “fight-or-flight” helps the body relax and fall to sleep. 

This research study, published in Scientific Reports, is noteworthy for the use of heart-rate monitors, functional magnetic resonance imaging scans (fMRI) and social experiments to determine why the body reacts so positively to natural environments.

🔔 Free Video Library Better Sleep | Relaxation | Meditation

I suggest practicing slow and deep breathing to help relieve stress and emotional anxiety. Deep breathing is also known to relieve pain, improve your mood, improve focus, increase energy, and even improve your heart function.

Start with one minute deep breathing exercises and build up over time.  I honestly believe if you do this simple task, you will start receiving the positive benefits immediately. 

You can cast the video to your television in full 4K or watch on your larger desktop computer screen to get a deeper and more immersive experience connecting sight and sound together. 

By combining the therapeutic sounds of the rain falling with the ultra high definition video of the rain falling on the river, we are sending audio and visual queues to your mind and body to help you relax.

DEEP BREATHING

Did you know that deep breathing offers numerous health benefits, from stress reduction to a slower heartbeat and reduced blood pressure.  Additionally, deep breathing is particularly helpful for managing stress. Stressful thoughts may cause the "fight or flight" response, also known as the stress response, as a reaction to a perceived danger. With the stress response, the body's sympathetic nervous system alerts nerve pathways to trigger the adrenal glands, which then release adrenaline into the bloodstream. This adrenaline burst increases your blood pressure and pulse rate and may cause you to breathe short, shallow breaths from your chest.  

By breathing deeply from your diaphragm, you ignite the body's parasympathetic nervous system. This system reverses the stress response by slowing the heart rate, lowering blood pressure and calming the mind. With deep breaths, you can activate the body's relaxation response, a state of profound calm.

NatureArtRx Films by Tim LaytonNatureArtRx Films by Tim Layton

Many people because of busy schedules or lack of access to nature simply don't have the ability to experience and benefit from the positive and healing powers of nature. 

I have created a completely free library of therapeutic nature and wildlife videos on YouTube, so you can get your daily dose of nature and feed your mind and body with goodness.  My hope is that you will sleep better, feel more relaxed, and have a joyful day. 

Use the videos and sounds to help you fall asleep fast, relax at any time during the day or night, and use for meditation or while you are exercising too.

🔔 Free Video Library Better Sleep | Relaxation | Meditation

NatureArtRx Films is dedicated to bringing you calming and relaxing music, nature sounds, and stunning 4K video for better sleep, relaxation, and meditation.

Join us daily and start sleeping better and feeling more relaxed.

HEALING POWERS OF NATURE

Scientists and medical researchers have confirmed the healing power of nature in over fifty years of clinical and medical-based research.  We don't need doctors and researchers to tell us what we already know.  Nature has an amazing positive range of impacts on our mind and bodies and it is smart to connect with nature in any way that you can every day. 

Connecting with and being in nature has been proven to be beneficial for both human cognitive functioning and emotional wellbeing at all stages of life (Zaradic & Pergams, 2007) and we know that exposure to nature in any form increases intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual and physical development. (Kellert, 2005).

BENEFITS OF NATURE

Intellectual

Supports creativity and problem solving (Kellert, 2005) Enhances cognitive skills (Wells, 2000)

Reduces symptoms of the Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) (Kuo & Taylor, 2004)

Improves academic performance (Cooper, 2015)

Emotional/Social

Improves social relations (Burdette & Whitaker, 2005)

Improves self-discipline, Peace, self-control (Taylor, Kuo, & Sullivan, 2001)

Physical

Increases physical activity (Bell & Dyment, 2008)

Improves awareness and caution about nutrition (Koch, Waliczek, & Zajicek, 2006)

Encourage healthy behavior (Bell & Dyment, 2008)

Improves eyesight (less myopia, nearsightedness) (Rose, et al., 2008)

Reduces stress (Wells & Evans, 2003)

 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) birds singing calming deep sleep meditation nature nature therapy rain relaxation sleep songbirds sounds of nature water https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/4/tropical-waterfall-deep-relaxation-fall-asleep-fast-60-min-4k Mon, 12 Apr 2021 16:35:49 GMT
[NATURE SOUNDS] RELAXING BIRDS SINGING (60 Min) 4K https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/4/nature-sounds-relaxing-birds-singing-60-min-4k Relaxing Birds Singing | Fall Asleep Fast, Meditate, Relax and DestressRelaxing Birds Singing | Fall Asleep Fast, Meditate, Relax and Destress Unwind and relax listening to birds singing in nature. Watch the 4K video for a totally immersive experience.   

You can enjoy this 1 hour of the sound of birds singing in nature.  This can help you go to sleep or relax at any time of the day or night.

After a few minutes, you can literally feel the stress leaving your body.

Science has confirmed in many credible studies that listening to nature helps us sleep better. We already know the soothing power of nature’s sounds calms our minds and slows our hearts down.

Researchers have discovered that nature sounds change the connections in our brains, taking down the body’s fight-or-flight response. The nervous system prepares to fight or flee a threatening situation by releasing the hormones cortisol, adrenaline, and noradrenaline. These stress hormones make it impossible to get a good night’s sleep.

Researchers at Brighton and Sussex Medical School in England have determined that nature’s sounds, in contrast to artificial noise, build up the “rest-digest” response instead.  This opposite response to “fight-or-flight” helps the body relax and fall to sleep. 

This research study, published in Scientific Reports, is noteworthy for the use of heart-rate monitors, functional magnetic resonance imaging scans (fMRI) and social experiments to determine why the body reacts so positively to natural environments.

🔔 Free Video Library Better Sleep | Relaxation | Meditation

I suggest practicing slow and deep breathing to help relieve stress and emotional anxiety. Deep breathing is also known to relieve pain, improve your mood, improve focus, increase energy, and even improve your heart function.

Start with one minute deep breathing exercises and build up over time.  I honestly believe if you do this simple task, you will start receiving the positive benefits immediately. 

You can cast the video to your television in full 4K or watch on your larger desktop computer screen to get a deeper and more immersive experience connecting sight and sound together. 

By combining the therapeutic sounds of the rain falling with the ultra high definition video of the rain falling on the river, we are sending audio and visual queues to your mind and body to help you relax.

DEEP BREATHING

Did you know that deep breathing offers numerous health benefits, from stress reduction to a slower heartbeat and reduced blood pressure.  Additionally, deep breathing is particularly helpful for managing stress. Stressful thoughts may cause the "fight or flight" response, also known as the stress response, as a reaction to a perceived danger. With the stress response, the body's sympathetic nervous system alerts nerve pathways to trigger the adrenal glands, which then release adrenaline into the bloodstream. This adrenaline burst increases your blood pressure and pulse rate and may cause you to breathe short, shallow breaths from your chest.  

By breathing deeply from your diaphragm, you ignite the body's parasympathetic nervous system. This system reverses the stress response by slowing the heart rate, lowering blood pressure and calming the mind. With deep breaths, you can activate the body's relaxation response, a state of profound calm.

NatureArtRx Films by Tim LaytonNatureArtRx Films by Tim Layton

Many people because of busy schedules or lack of access to nature simply don't have the ability to experience and benefit from the positive and healing powers of nature. 

I have created a completely free library of therapeutic nature and wildlife videos on YouTube, so you can get your daily dose of nature and feed your mind and body with goodness.  My hope is that you will sleep better, feel more relaxed, and have a joyful day. 

Use the videos and sounds to help you fall asleep fast, relax at any time during the day or night, and use for meditation or while you are exercising too.

🔔 Free Video Library Better Sleep | Relaxation | Meditation

NatureArtRx Films is dedicated to bringing you calming and relaxing music, nature sounds, and stunning 4K video for better sleep, relaxation, and meditation.

Join us daily and start sleeping better and feeling more relaxed.

HEALING POWERS OF NATURE

Scientists and medical researchers have confirmed the healing power of nature in over fifty years of clinical and medical-based research.  We don't need doctors and researchers to tell us what we already know.  Nature has an amazing positive range of impacts on our mind and bodies and it is smart to connect with nature in any way that you can every day. 

Connecting with and being in nature has been proven to be beneficial for both human cognitive functioning and emotional wellbeing at all stages of life (Zaradic & Pergams, 2007) and we know that exposure to nature in any form increases intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual and physical development. (Kellert, 2005).

BENEFITS OF NATURE

Intellectual

Supports creativity and problem solving (Kellert, 2005) Enhances cognitive skills (Wells, 2000)

Reduces symptoms of the Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) (Kuo & Taylor, 2004)

Improves academic performance (Cooper, 2015)

Emotional/Social

Improves social relations (Burdette & Whitaker, 2005)

Improves self-discipline, Peace, self-control (Taylor, Kuo, & Sullivan, 2001)

Physical

Increases physical activity (Bell & Dyment, 2008)

Improves awareness and caution about nutrition (Koch, Waliczek, & Zajicek, 2006)

Encourage healthy behavior (Bell & Dyment, 2008)

Improves eyesight (less myopia, nearsightedness) (Rose, et al., 2008)

Reduces stress (Wells & Evans, 2003)

 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) birds singing calming deep sleep meditation nature nature therapy rain relaxation sleep songbirds sounds of nature water https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/4/nature-sounds-relaxing-birds-singing-60-min-4k Mon, 12 Apr 2021 16:08:33 GMT
LIGHT RAIN & BIRDS SINGING | FALL ASLEEP FAST | SOUND OF LIGHT RAIN | 4K https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/4/light-rain-birds-singing Light Rain & Birds Singing For Better Sleep, Relaxation, & Meditation by NatureArtRx FilmsLight Rain & Birds Singing For Better Sleep, Relaxation, & Meditation by NatureArtRx Films Light Rain & Birds Singing is a 4K UHD movie of light rain falling on a river scene with birds chirping and singing. 

You can enjoy this 1 hour of the sound of rain falling to help you go to sleep or relax at any time of the day or night.

After a few minutes, you can literally feel the stress leaving your body.  

The hypnotic sounds of rain queues to your mind to relax and be peaceful.

Science has confirmed in many credible studies that listening to nature helps us sleep better. We already know the soothing power of nature’s sounds calms our minds and slows our hearts down.

Researchers have discovered that nature sounds change the connections in our brains, taking down the body’s fight-or-flight response. The nervous system prepares to fight or flee a threatening situation by releasing the hormones cortisol, adrenaline, and noradrenaline. These stress hormones make it impossible to get a good night’s sleep.

Researchers at Brighton and Sussex Medical School in England have determined that nature’s sounds, in contrast to artificial noise, build up the “rest-digest” response instead.  This opposite response to “fight-or-flight” helps the body relax and fall to sleep. 

This research study, published in Scientific Reports, is noteworthy for the use of heart-rate monitors, functional magnetic resonance imaging scans (fMRI) and social experiments to determine why the body reacts so positively to natural environments.

🔔 Free Video Library Better Sleep | Relaxation | Meditation

I suggest practicing slow and deep breathing to help relieve stress and emotional anxiety. Deep breathing is also known to relieve pain, improve your mood, improve focus, increase energy, and even improve your heart function.

Start with one minute deep breathing exercises and build up over time.  I honestly believe if you do this simple task, you will start receiving the positive benefits immediately. 

You can cast the video to your television in full 4K or watch on your larger desktop computer screen to get a deeper and more immersive experience connecting sight and sound together. 

By combining the therapeutic sounds of the rain falling with the ultra high definition video of the rain falling on the river, we are sending audio and visual queues to your mind and body to help you relax.

DEEP BREATHING

Did you know that deep breathing offers numerous health benefits, from stress reduction to a slower heartbeat and reduced blood pressure.  Additionally, deep breathing is particularly helpful for managing stress. Stressful thoughts may cause the "fight or flight" response, also known as the stress response, as a reaction to a perceived danger. With the stress response, the body's sympathetic nervous system alerts nerve pathways to trigger the adrenal glands, which then release adrenaline into the bloodstream. This adrenaline burst increases your blood pressure and pulse rate and may cause you to breathe short, shallow breaths from your chest.  

By breathing deeply from your diaphragm, you ignite the body's parasympathetic nervous system. This system reverses the stress response by slowing the heart rate, lowering blood pressure and calming the mind. With deep breaths, you can activate the body's relaxation response, a state of profound calm.

NatureArtRx Films by Tim LaytonNatureArtRx Films by Tim Layton

Many people because of busy schedules or lack of access to nature simply don't have the ability to experience and benefit from the positive and healing powers of nature. 

I have created a completely free library of therapeutic nature and wildlife videos on YouTube, so you can get your daily dose of nature and feed your mind and body with goodness.  My hope is that you will sleep better, feel more relaxed, and have a joyful day. 

Use the videos and sounds to help you fall asleep fast, relax at any time during the day or night, and use for meditation or while you are exercising too.

🔔 Free Video Library Better Sleep | Relaxation | Meditation

NatureArtRx Films is dedicated to bringing you calming and relaxing music, nature sounds, and stunning 4K video for better sleep, relaxation, and meditation.

Join us daily and start sleeping better and feeling more relaxed.

HEALING POWERS OF NATURE

Scientists and medical researchers have confirmed the healing power of nature in over fifty years of clinical and medical-based research.  We don't need doctors and researchers to tell us what we already know.  Nature has an amazing positive range of impacts on our mind and bodies and it is smart to connect with nature in any way that you can every day. 

Connecting with and being in nature has been proven to be beneficial for both human cognitive functioning and emotional wellbeing at all stages of life (Zaradic & Pergams, 2007) and we know that exposure to nature in any form increases intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual and physical development. (Kellert, 2005).

BENEFITS OF NATURE

Intellectual

Supports creativity and problem solving (Kellert, 2005) Enhances cognitive skills (Wells, 2000)

Reduces symptoms of the Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) (Kuo & Taylor, 2004)

Improves academic performance (Cooper, 2015)

Emotional/Social

Improves social relations (Burdette & Whitaker, 2005)

Improves self-discipline, Peace, self-control (Taylor, Kuo, & Sullivan, 2001)

Physical

Increases physical activity (Bell & Dyment, 2008)

Improves awareness and caution about nutrition (Koch, Waliczek, & Zajicek, 2006)

Encourage healthy behavior (Bell & Dyment, 2008)

Improves eyesight (less myopia, nearsightedness) (Rose, et al., 2008)

Reduces stress (Wells & Evans, 2003)

 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) Birds Singing Calming Deep Sleep Meditation Nature Nature Therapy Rain Relaxation Sleep Songbirds Sounds of Nature Water https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/4/light-rain-birds-singing Thu, 08 Apr 2021 11:44:49 GMT
Ocean Waves Nature Sounds & 4K Video For Better Sleeping, Relaxing, & Meditation https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/4/ocean-waves-no-1 Calming Ocean Waves | Fall Asleep Fast, Relax, Meditate | NatureArtRx FilmsCalming Ocean Waves | Fall Asleep Fast, Relax, Meditate | NatureArtRx Films Calming Ocean Waves is a 4K UHD movie of ocean waves gently lapping up on the shore creating a rhythmic and relaxing random pattern that only nature can provide. 

I have 10 minute,  30 minute and 60 minute versions so you can relax to the soothing and calming sounds that releases the stress from you body and calms your mind. 

The rhythmic sounds of the water sends queues to your mind to relax and be peaceful.  

The sounds of the waves coming in and then retreating back to the ocean create a peaceful break that you can take at any time of the day or night. 

This 10 minute version of Ocean Waves is a great opportunity to take a quick break during day or during lunch or you can even start your day to clear your mind.

For getting to sleep or for meditation, try the longer 30 minute or 60 minute versions. 

Science has confirmed in many credible studies that listening to nature helps us sleep better. We already know the soothing power of nature’s sounds calms our minds and slows our hearts down.

Researchers have discovered that nature sounds change the connections in our brains, taking down the body’s fight-or-flight response. The nervous system prepares to fight or flee a threatening situation by releasing the hormones cortisol, adrenaline, and noradrenaline. These stress hormones make it impossible to get a good night’s sleep.

Researchers at Brighton and Sussex Medical School in England have determined that nature’s sounds, in contrast to artificial noise, build up the “rest-digest” response instead.  This opposite response to “fight-or-flight” helps the body relax and fall to sleep. 

This research study, published in Scientific Reports, is noteworthy for the use of heart-rate monitors, functional magnetic resonance imaging scans (fMRI) and social experiments to determine why the body reacts so positively to natural environments.

🔔 Free Video Library Better Sleep | Relaxation | Meditation

10 Minute Version30 Minute Version | 60 Minute Version

I suggest practicing slow and deep breathing to help relieve stress and emotional anxiety. Deep breathing is also known to relieve pain, improve your mood, improve focus, increase energy, and even improve your heart function.

See if you can synchronize your deep breathing with the flow of the ocean waves. 

You can cast the video to your television in full 4K or watch on your larger desktop computer screen to get a deeper and more immersive experience connecting sight and sound together. 

By combining the therapeutic sounds of the ocean waves with the ultra high definition video of the ocean, we are sending audio and visual queues to your mind and body to help you relax.

DEEP BREATHING

Did you know that deep breathing offers numerous health benefits, from stress reduction to a slower heartbeat and reduced blood pressure.  Additionally, deep breathing is particularly helpful for managing stress. Stressful thoughts may cause the "fight or flight" response, also known as the stress response, as a reaction to a perceived danger. With the stress response, the body's sympathetic nervous system alerts nerve pathways to trigger the adrenal glands, which then release adrenaline into the bloodstream. This adrenaline burst increases your blood pressure and pulse rate and may cause you to breathe short, shallow breaths from your chest.  

By breathing deeply from your diaphragm, you ignite the body's parasympathetic nervous system. This system reverses the stress response by slowing the heart rate, lowering blood pressure and calming the mind. With deep breaths, you can activate the body's relaxation response, a state of profound calm.

NatureArtRx Films by Tim LaytonNatureArtRx Films by Tim Layton

Many people because of busy schedules or lack of access to nature simply don't have the ability to experience and benefit from the positive and healing powers of nature. 

I have created a completely free library of therapeutic nature and wildlife videos on YouTube, so you can get your daily dose of nature and feed your mind and body with goodness.  My hope is that you will sleep better, feel more relaxed, and have a joyful day. 

Use the videos and sounds to help you fall asleep fast, relax at any time during the day or night, and use for meditation or while you are exercising too.

🔔 Free Video Library Better Sleep | Relaxation | Meditation

NatureArtRx Films is dedicated to bringing you calming and relaxing music, nature sounds, and stunning 4K video for better sleep, relaxation, and meditation.

Join us daily and start sleeping better and feeling more relaxed.

HEALING POWERS OF NATURE

Scientists and medical researchers have confirmed the healing power of nature in over fifty years of clinical and medical-based research.  We don't need doctors and researchers to tell us what we already know.  Nature has an amazing positive range of impacts on our mind and bodies and it is smart to connect with nature in any way that you can every day. 

Connecting with and being in nature has been proven to be beneficial for both human cognitive functioning and emotional wellbeing at all stages of life (Zaradic & Pergams, 2007) and we know that exposure to nature in any form increases intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual and physical development. (Kellert, 2005).

BENEFITS OF NATURE

Intellectual

Supports creativity and problem solving (Kellert, 2005) Enhances cognitive skills (Wells, 2000)

Reduces symptoms of the Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) (Kuo & Taylor, 2004)

Improves academic performance (Cooper, 2015)

Emotional/Social

Improves social relations (Burdette & Whitaker, 2005)

Improves self-discipline, Peace, self-control (Taylor, Kuo, & Sullivan, 2001)

Physical

Increases physical activity (Bell & Dyment, 2008)

Improves awareness and caution about nutrition (Koch, Waliczek, & Zajicek, 2006)

Encourage healthy behavior (Bell & Dyment, 2008)

Improves eyesight (less myopia, nearsightedness) (Rose, et al., 2008)

Reduces stress (Wells & Evans, 2003)
 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) Calming Deep Sleep Meditation Nature Nature Therapy Ocean Relaxation Sleep Sounds of Nature Water Waves https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/4/ocean-waves-no-1 Mon, 05 Apr 2021 04:01:09 GMT
NatureArtRx Films by Tim Layton https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/4/natureartrx-films-by-tim-layton NatureArtRx Films For Better Sleep, Relaxation, & MeditationNatureArtRx Films For Better Sleep, Relaxation, & Meditation If you have been following me for very long, then you already know that I spent over three decades making handmade silver gelatin and platinum prints in the darkroom. 

I taught workshops for many years and made friends with photographers all around the world. It was an amazing chapter of my life and I wouldn't trade it for anything.   

I retired from Tim Layton Fine Art last year and effectively that just means that I get to finally follow and pursue my own work and passion projects. 

I couldn't be more excited about the future and this next chapter. 

The two key areas that I am focused on moving forward are making platinum and palladium wild horse prints and creating nature videos that help people relax, sleep better, and hopefully even feel better. 

I am starting a brand new YouTube Channel for NatureArtRx where I will be sharing the new nature and wildlife videos.

Many people because of busy schedules or lack of access to nature simply don't have the ability to experience and benefit from the positive and healing powers of nature. 

NatureArtRx Films by Tim LaytonNatureArtRx Films by Tim Layton

I have created a completely free library of therapeutic nature and wildlife videos on YouTube, so you can get your daily dose of nature and feed your mind and body with goodness.  My hope is that you will sleep better, feel more relaxed, and have a joyful day. 

Use the videos and sounds to help you fall asleep fast, relax at any time during the day or night, and use for meditation or while you are exercising too.

🔔 Free Video Library - Better Sleep, Relaxation, & Meditation

NatureArtRx Films is dedicated to bringing you calming and relaxing music, nature sounds, and stunning 4K video for better sleep, relaxation, and meditation.

Join me daily and start sleeping better and feeling more relaxed.

HEALING POWERS OF NATURE

Scientists and medical researchers have confirmed the healing power of nature in over fifty years of clinical and medical-based research.  We don't need doctors and researchers to tell us what we already know.  Nature has an amazing positive range of impacts on our mind and bodies and it is smart to connect with nature in any way that you can every day. 

Connecting with and being in nature has been proven to be beneficial for both human cognitive functioning and emotional wellbeing at all stages of life (Zaradic & Pergams, 2007) and we know that exposure to nature in any form increases intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual and physical development. (Kellert, 2005).

BENEFITS OF NATURE

Intellectual

Supports creativity and problem solving (Kellert, 2005) Enhances cognitive skills (Wells, 2000)

Reduces symptoms of the Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) (Kuo & Taylor, 2004)

Improves academic performance (Cooper, 2015)

Emotional/Social

Improves social relations (Burdette & Whitaker, 2005)

Improves self-discipline, Peace, self-control (Taylor, Kuo, & Sullivan, 2001)

Physical

Increases physical activity (Bell & Dyment, 2008)

Improves awareness and caution about nutrition (Koch, Waliczek, & Zajicek, 2006)

Encourage healthy behavior (Bell & Dyment, 2008)

Improves eyesight (less myopia, nearsightedness) (Rose, et al., 2008)

Reduces stress (Wells & Evans, 2003)

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) Art For Healing Better Health Biodiversity Biophilia Biophilic Design Good Health Happiness Healing Love Natural Light Nature Neurological Nourishment Outdoors Relaxing Restoration Stress Reduction Sunshine Therapeutic Water Water Therapy Well-Being Wellness https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/4/natureartrx-films-by-tim-layton Sat, 03 Apr 2021 22:41:42 GMT
Running Free & Wild - Wild Horses of Shannon County Missouri https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/1/running-free-and-wild Wild Horses of Shannon County, Missouri in Winter Snow by Tim LaytonWild Horses of Shannon County, Missouri in Winter Snow by Tim Layton The day started like most other days. 

Little did I know that by later that morning I would be able to see a beautiful mare running free in a winter's fresh snow showing her strength, power, and agility. 

Tim Layton - Wild Horses of Missouri Broadfoot HerdTim Layton - Wild Horses of Missouri Broadfoot Herd This mare running full out in the fresh show is a symbol of freedom.  Seeing her run gives me hope that I can be free too.

She is doing exactly what she was born to do watching her run in her natural environment and thriving is pure joy. 

I often think about the 50 or so wild horses that make up the four main herds in Shannon County, Missouri.  You can learn more about their history below the main article, but I can assure you they are truly wild.  No one is feeding them, providing any type of medical care, or anything that could be thought of as directly helping them.  

The executive order signed by President Bill Clinton on October 3, 1996 did something very important for the horses.  The horses are protected by law and a permanent part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, which is part of the national park system.  That order allows for up to 50 horses to freely roam the National Scenic Riverways and an agreement with the Wild Horse League of Missouri allows them to capture some horses when the herds exceed the allowance.  The captured horses are adopted out to good homes.

I offer Free Art Consultations to help you figure out the best size and details for any piece of artwork that I create.

You can contact me and share a couple of dates, times, and your best phone number and then I will confirm a date and time for our meeting. I can do Facetime video or Zoom meetings, if you would like to share your space with me as we work through designing your new artwork together.

In the photos below, you can see the elegance, power, and beauty of this mare in her prime.  She is part of the Broadfoot herd which currently has 14 members.  Recently there were 15, so I am unclear at the time of this article the status of the 15th member.  

Based on observation this winter, I can see that at least two mares are pregnant and will be delivering new foals this spring. New foals, just like new babies are nothing short of amazing and magical.  I can barely wait to see the new foals.  Wild Horses of Shannon County, Missouri in Winter Snow by Tim LaytonWild Horses of Shannon County, Missouri in Winter Snow by Tim Layton

 

 

 

Tim Layton Holding "New Life" Wild Horses of Missouri B&W Silver Gelatin PrintTim Layton Holding "New Life" Wild Horses of Missouri B&W Silver Gelatin Print If you love horses, join my Free Wild Horse Journal where I bring you behind the scenes in my darkroom and studio and provide my latest updates and special offers.  Current members are automatically entered for a chance to win one of my wild horse fine art gallery prints every month.  

Join me and other horse lovers from around the world in my Wild Horses of North America Facebook Group.  I share behind the scenes photos and videos in the group that you won't see anywhere else.

I am starting to do Live Video Broadcasts from my new studio and darkroom while I am working and making prints and even doing live art shows too.  I will be making my big 30x40 and 40x50 silver gelatin wild horse prints and also platinum and palladium too.  You can connect with me live on my new YouTube Channel, and in the Darkroom Underground Facebook Group, and the Wild Horses of North America Facebook Group.

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HISTORY OF THE WILD HORSES OF SHANNON COUNTY MISSOURI

8/1/20 - Shawnee Creek Mare - Wild Horses of Missouri by Tim Layton8/1/20 - Shawnee Creek Mare - Wild Horses of Missouri by Tim Layton Shannon County is home to an extraordinary herd of wild horses that very few people know about. Hidden away in Southeast Missouri in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways on public land about 130 miles from Springfield and 150 miles from St. Louis, 4 herds of wild horses roam the beautiful and rugged landscape. 

Ozark National Scenic Riverways is the first national park area to protect a river system and the only place in the state where wild horses still roam free.

It hasn't been an easy path for the wild horses over the last 100 years and it would be foolish to think current conditions couldn't change and put the horses back in danger again. 

During the 1980s the National Park Service announced a plan to remove the wild horses, and people were outraged. 

In 1993 the U.S. Supreme Court denied a final appeal to protect the horses and gave the National Park Service the right to remove the horses from federal land at their discretion.  

The national park service started the process of removing the wild horses in a way that was profoundly upsetting to local residents and horse lovers around the country.  The people of Shannon County and horse lovers around the country rallied together and the Wild Horse League of Missouri was formed.

Wild Horses of Shannon County Missouri by Tim LaytonWild Horses of Shannon County Missouri by Tim Layton Luckily, by 1996 the Wild Horse League of Missouri, which formed in 1992 to save the wild horses, received help from the people of Shannon County, Congressman Bill Emerson, and Senators Kit Bond and John Ashcroft.

Their tireless efforts paid off, and President Clinton signed a bill into law on October 3, 1996, to make the wild horses of Shannon County a permanent part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.  

Now, people from around the world visit Shannon County Missouri in hopes of seeing these majestic wild horses.

The Missouri Wild Horse League works with the National Park Service to capture some of the horses when the herd exceeds the maximum agreed upon limit of 50 horses.  The captured horses are taken into care and evaluated before being adopted by loving families for permanent homes.

It is important to remember that these horses are wild. When looking for them, be sure not to approach them or attempt to feed them. It is essential to keep these animals wild and free, and for you to be safe. The horses are big, strong, and unpredictable and for your own safety as well as theirs, keep a safe distance of 100 yards or more between you and the horses. 

 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) Broadfoot Herd Freedom Mare Missouri Shannon County Wild Horses https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/1/running-free-and-wild Sun, 31 Jan 2021 19:01:59 GMT
The Broadfoot Herd Trio in Fresh Winter Snow https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/1/the-broadfoot-herd-trio-in-fresh-winter-snow Wild Horses of Shannon County, Missouri in Winter Snow by Tim LaytonWild Horses of Shannon County, Missouri in Winter Snow by Tim Layton I was very fortunate to find the Broadfoot herd today right after sunrise in the fresh winter snow. 

The three mares that you see in this photograph were very alert and highly aware of anything new in their environment.

I was probably 400+ yards away from them when I found them and they already knew that I was in their space.  

I spotted the herd right after sunrise in the fresh snow.  Not a single track in the snow made the fields look like a painting.

The horses as well as the setting at Broadfoot on this morning was simply magical.  

I felt like a small child filled full of pure joy and happiness.  I was completely relieved of all the adult stresses that we constantly manage and I felt free and fully engaged in watching the horses in their natural environment.

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Many people probably don't realize the majority of my time in the field involves tracking, walking, and sitting for long periods of time.  I watch the horses for long periods of time with my camera at my side so that I can enjoy them without the distraction of the camera.  

I often lose track of time and forget to eat when I am tracking and watching the wild horses.

I encourage people to get out and view wild horses or any type of wildlife because it is a great way to relax and be reminded of how simple life can be.  Their social bonds and interactions can teach us how to be better people and remind us how important family is in life. 

One of the things that I have noticed over the years about the Broadfoot herd is they seem to vary in their sensitivity to outsiders.  

I have seen the herd so sensitive that they run away when the wind blows in their direction and other times they seem to be completely oblivious to external visitors in their environment. I am not sure I have a clear understanding why this varies so much, and hopefully over time I may get a better idea.

TIPS FOR VIEWING & WATCHING WILD HORSES

Wild Horses of Shannon County, Missouri in Winter Snow by Tim LaytonWild Horses of Shannon County, Missouri in Winter Snow by Tim Layton In order to successfully view and enjoy wild horses for more than a few seconds, it is important to approach them in a non-predatory stance and never get too close.  Most guidelines encourage people to never get closer than 40 to 50 yards, even if the horses will allow it because wild horses are unpredictable and close human contact is a threat to their continued wellbeing. 

Horses are prey animals with eyes on the side of their heads to help them watch for predators while grazing.  

Their ears and nostrils can detect you before you ever see them.  It is a good idea to keep a close eye on their ears because they can be indicators of their next actions.  

If you see their ears pointed strait up, then they are relaxed and curious.  If you see their ears pinned down and back, this means they are either stressed or about to take action.  You can use this as a basic guideline to know when you are getting too close and also help you predict what they may do next.   

Never walk briskly and directly towards wild horses because they will most certainly run.  

You want to act uninterested and meander slowly and keep your eyes averted away from them because they will perceive you as less of a threat. 

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Wild Horses of Shannon County, Missouri in Winter Snow by Tim LaytonWild Horses of Shannon County, Missouri in Winter Snow by Tim Layton The sooner you can sit down or get lower to the ground the better chance you will have for watching them for longer periods of time. I love to get down on my knees to photograph the wild horses anyway because it creates a very inanimate connection between the horse and the viewer.  

Herds that frequently see people are more likely to tolerate visitors. This can be a good thing or it can also be unfortunate, depending on the behavior of the visitor. 

Wild horses that are used to positive interactions with people can become quite bold and this can lead to bad and undesirable outcomes for wild horses. 

I have seen this first hand with yearlings.  They are incredibly curious and want to explore everything new.

I’ve had to literally almost jog away from yearlings because of their curiosity and lack of fear of me.

Don't be fooled, foals and yearlings can move much faster than you realize, so you need to always have an exit plan at all times.  

I will put a larger version of the photograph below this text so you can see it better and enjoy the simple and pure beauty of these majestic mares in their natural environment. 

Wild Horses of Shannon County, Missouri in Winter Snow by Tim LaytonWild Horses of Shannon County, Missouri in Winter Snow by Tim Layton

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HISTORY OF THE WILD HORSES OF SHANNON COUNTY MISSOURI

8/1/20 - Shawnee Creek Mare - Wild Horses of Missouri by Tim Layton8/1/20 - Shawnee Creek Mare - Wild Horses of Missouri by Tim Layton Shannon County is home to an extraordinary herd of wild horses that very few people know about. Hidden away in Southeast Missouri in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways on public land about 130 miles from Springfield and 150 miles from St. Louis, 4 herds of wild horses roam the beautiful and rugged landscape. 

Ozark National Scenic Riverways is the first national park area to protect a river system and the only place in the state where wild horses still roam free.

It hasn't been an easy path for the wild horses over the last 100 years and it would be foolish to think current conditions couldn't change and put the horses back in danger again. 

During the 1980s the National Park Service announced a plan to remove the wild horses, and people were outraged. 

In 1993 the U.S. Supreme Court denied a final appeal to protect the horses and gave the National Park Service the right to remove the horses from federal land at their discretion.  

The national park service started the process of removing the wild horses in a way that was profoundly upsetting to local residents and horse lovers around the country.  The people of Shannon County and horse lovers around the country rallied together and the Wild Horse League of Missouri was formed.

Wild Horses of Shannon County Missouri by Tim LaytonWild Horses of Shannon County Missouri by Tim Layton Luckily, by 1996 the Wild Horse League of Missouri, which formed in 1992 to save the wild horses, received help from the people of Shannon County, Congressman Bill Emerson, and Senators Kit Bond and John Ashcroft.

Their tireless efforts paid off, and President Clinton signed a bill into law on October 3, 1996, to make the wild horses of Shannon County a permanent part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.  

Now, people from around the world visit Shannon County Missouri in hopes of seeing these majestic wild horses.

The Missouri Wild Horse League works with the National Park Service to capture some of the horses when the herd exceeds the maximum agreed upon limit of 50 horses.  The captured horses are taken into care and evaluated before being adopted by loving families for permanent homes.

It is important to remember that these horses are wild. When looking for them, be sure not to approach them or attempt to feed them. It is essential to keep these animals wild and free, and for you to be safe. The horses are big, strong, and unpredictable and for your own safety as well as theirs, keep a safe distance of 100 yards or more between you and the horses. 

 

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(Tim Layton Fine Art) Broadfoot Herd Missouri Shannon County Wild Horses https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/1/the-broadfoot-herd-trio-in-fresh-winter-snow Sun, 31 Jan 2021 10:19:14 GMT
A Majestic Mare In The Fresh Winter Snow https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/blog/2021/1/majestic-mare-in-fresh-winter-snow