SAVING PRIVATE RYAN

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Color timed by Dale E. Grahn

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Dale,

Wonderful article!

I am nowhere in your league, but I guess I am a modified screen timer, as I make corrections on a Steenbeck and use my fingers to simulate printer points of density to add on trial prints (only B&W).  It usually only takes one print, but really tricky jobs can take two and even three prints, but B&W prints are not as expensive as color!

I find that if I time to lock in the highlights and mid tones, I can selectively "back fill" the shadows with a few points here and there, depending on how the print reacts to the negative.  Nitrate and Safety react differently to points density added;  it can bite you if you get too complacent...

We have a comparator but it is hardly ever used.

Frank

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