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Discussion in 'Black And White' started by KenS, May 6, 2017.

  1. KenS

    KenS Active Member

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    On taking a ‘side-trip’ (as a means of enjoying my trip home from a ‘meeting’) I decided to take a short cut to the highway by driving down a logging trail at the edge of an old growth forest in Oregon. The scene to my left was one of ‘devastation’… almost bare acres with only a few young trees left standing amongst pile of cut and stripped branches, while to my right, massive conifers almost with spitting distance.
    After a last minute decision to stop at a truck ‘passing area’ in order to stretch my legs and finish the last of my coffee in my Thermos, my eye was ‘caught by the white flowers illuminated by the setting sun… I will swear I actually heard a quiet verbal invitation to come and make a photograph… an invitation joyfully accepted and I extracted my camera, tripod, Sekonic meter and the last loaded and unexposed film holder. The scene just ‘begged’ to be recorded from a low ‘height’ with the ‘almost-set’ sun providing the magnificent side-lighting.

    I made just the one exposure using Kodak Plus-X behind my 240mm Sironar mounted on my Linhof monorail. Exposure was not recorded to paper, but… if my ageing memory serves me well enough it was 1/30 second at f.16. The film was developed as ‘normal’ in Pyrocat HD in BTZS tubes.


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  2. Keith Haithwaite

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    Although I quite like the picture I don't think the transition to 2D B&W has resulted in a picture that mirrors the one in your mind's eye Ken as the small blooms are somewhat overwhelmed by the darker tones and don't stand out as being the main subject in the shot. Just my thoughts ....
     

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