Adox Lupex Silver Chloride Contact Printing Paper + Digital Negatives Part I

April 24, 2021  •  1 Comment

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.  

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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.  

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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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Randy Moe(non-registered)
Your Radio is working fine, with pictures!

Work is the best therapy

I see a Calumet Glassless neg carrier. I also use one, but got plenty of grief online by 'experts'

Truly sad about your loss
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