Rose on Wood

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  1. Ian-Barber

    Ian-Barber Admin Staff Member Registered User

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    I was curious to test N+3 development using the EMA process by Steve Sherman so I picked this pink rose for the subject.

    After placing the wood on Zone 3, the petals fell one stop higher. The experiment was to get the petals to around zone VII so I chose to do an N+3 using PyroCatHD which resulted in a development time of just short of 60 minutes.

    Film: FomaPan 200
    Lens: Voightlander 13.5cmm f6.8 Anastigmat
    Exposure: 1/2 second @ roughly f/22

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    This does seem to have brought out the texture in the petals very nicely, and presumably the woodgrain too. Steve's system seems to involve multigrade paper as well as development control. Is this a neg scan or a print? I'm guessing from your previous posts that it's the neg.
    Have you seen Ansel Adams' "Rose and Driftwood"? (AA. Examples. The making of 40 Photographs. pp: 32-35)
    He seems to have got his textural contrast from directional window lighting and not from development controls. By his account it was made before the Zone System was devised.
     
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