Another example of graded paper and a HP5/Tanol negative.
Ilfobrom Galerie FB grade 2
Developer VGT (contrasty setting) 1 minute
2nd tray: 600ml water + 60ml stabilizer + 90ml activator – light on after 20 seconds and further 30 seconds treatment
Color management: the shorter the exposure, the brighter the lights, the more color can be formed in lights and midtones. As a rule, the shades turn to a bluish hue after the 2nd exposure and the lights turn to yellow, red or brown – depending on the used paper and the alkalinity of the 2nd bath and/or a treatment of a pure alkaline solution in a 3rd tray.
The Sabattier Effect (pseudo solarization) will take place in high contrast aereas when:
1. The main exposure is short and contrasty (filter grade 4-5).
2. The 2nd bath contains a higher ammount of activator and perhaps a small amount of developer.
3. Or a 3rd bath is used for developing out.
4. And the time in the 2nd bath is quite short (5-15 secs) before the light is turned on.