The dolmen is moving along (slowly, but moving) and last night I did a reflection color test to find out what concentration of TEA (triethanolamine) to use to get some interesting colors in the final hologram.
As a test I prepared some 2, 3, and 4% solutions of TEA and cut up a 4×6" piece of film into three sections.
the TEA was fleshly prepared and still warm and each piece of film was soaked for about a minute, squeegeed and left to dry for 30 minutes in my drying box.
The subject was a simple background that I could use to easily judge the differences in color.
After a 10s exposure the strips were developed in JD2 and bleached with EDTA and dried.
I ended up with a range of colors from yellow-red to gold that should work well in the final hologram.
At the moment I’m thinking of using a subtle range of colors rather than the more easily made red/green/orange I was thinking of. Something more along the lines of orange for the moon, golden for the terrain and a fire red for the inside of the dolmen where a fire might be.
With luck I’ll do the masters this weekend