Overnights: 2.5.21

jumbles from my dye folder

  it has passed you.. is beyond you    you lacked the dedication, the skill, imagination, maturity and self awareness, .. something was lacking  you’ve become bystanders to your own history channel    neglect, ego, and freezer burn  you’ve killed off new growth by over-harvesting the patriarchy's  platitudes  
////  ctein was a high profile, low production, solo printer... rocks, rockets and rockers  with a few hundred prints  similarly, charles cramer, also well know, has said he made around a thousand prints, mostly reprints of a few popular images. 
 \\\\\      cycle is same, with final stage being those who remain no longer make new work, even additional work. the entrants are quick exits.      become sclerotic, deadened vision and lost haptics    some generous, others not so, since they seem intent on recovering from a lifetime of failure.    posture and bark out claims of authority when all that is needed is show over 
///say  the next dye transfer printers don’t go to Yahoo or Groupio for a reason: no applicable information. there are now, new teachers: capable of demonstrating a hybrid operation; one without 3 types of non-made film, ie, pan highlight, pan mask, separation 1, as well as matrix film  OR matrix in gecko manner. 
///     particularly the high post, low print personae    
====  buy to test  buy to store    
==== buy to freeze: frostographers  
==== buy to test: analographers      
===  tiers of .. action v commitment. knowledge community.. density of terminology.  
what gallery layers exist,  like sport teams? 
athletic measures  local —> global —-> record book 

Darkroom ‘Tronics

The darkroom has been the recipient of electronic gadgets for decades. Many of the private darkrooms were equipped with electronic aids long before the digital upgrades. The intent was convenience, as well as ease of operation for the casual darkroom printer.

The first items were timers. After that came analyzers – darkroom meters used for judging exposure and contrast selection.


Enlarger timers, usually, control time. First ones were mechanical, much like a clock. Digital timers provided more features, including “f-stop” timing. In wet room (side) are process timers; some are multi-step, or even multi-process capable.

 Exposure/ Contrast Meters

Technically they are on-easel meters. The readings are taken at the printing stage. The negative is projected onto the easel; the meter probe (sensor) is positioned on the easel to capture the light from a spot of the image.

Darkroom 21: Tron

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Published source, DIY build information: timers, light sources, meters