I am continuing to explore making palladium prints for my new Wild Horse Handmade Fine Art book, and in this video, I share my progress with you.
In my original tests, I found that 2:00 minutes was definitely a little too dark, and so in my AP # 1, I made a 1:45 exposure. I suspected it may be a perfect balance, but in AP # 2, I wanted to confirm that by making a 1:30 exposure. Sometimes very small differences can make a big difference.
All of my variables are tightly controlled, so by varying the exposure time, I am only manipulating one variable.
In all cases, I am using Platinum Revere paper and Potassium Oxalate developer at 175F to help with the warm color and tone of the palladium prints.
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I will follow up with another video comparing the original test print at 2:00, and the two AP’s at 1:45 and 1:30 once they are fully dried down and varnished.
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-Tim Layton Sr.