Testing… First plates on our own!

 

June 2011
Well, at least we got an image…. But what on earth is that foggy stuff! Seems a layer of pure silver… Time for some troubleshooting: testing and remixing chemicals.
Now we know that we started out with a polluted collodion mixture (by accident we ‘melted’ a plastic measuring jug with ether). In combination with a bad batch of ammoniumiodine this is the result.
Alex’s Advice: work clean, cleaner, cleanest!!!