Friday, August 10, 2012

Back to Black and White

Contemplative Spaces will be up until August 20th, but it's about time to return to black and white. This driftwood assembly from a recent Yosemite trip was photographed using my venerable Rolleiflex. I thought I had 100 ISO in the camera and exposed accordingly. But when I removed it, I discovered it was 400. So I had Swan's "pull" it 2 stops. It worked! Even with old film stock, estimating exposures (I didn't use a light meter), and the pull, many of the prints turned out great. I've printed them on Montvale Acquerelle, a photo-canvas stock and on Epson Enhanced Matte. The two driftwood images are candidates for large palladium prints soon.

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