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by Mick Fagan
02 Mar 2018, 20:00
Forum: Places
Topic: Spring Herbs, Silver Gull Lake.
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: Spring Herbs, Silver Gull Lake.

That is nice, a non busy part of a busy environment, or at least the environment generally looks busy. The dead tree and stump are positioned to give a nice symmetry to the moving live tree. The foreground spring herbs (presumably) are also placed to perfection, almost looks like you placed them the...
by Mick Fagan
11 Feb 2018, 08:10
Forum: Places
Topic: Bronco Yard Diamantina NP Qld
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: Bronco Yard Diamantina NP Qld

Walter, the straining wire between the corner post and the two brace posts, were probably as taught as the day they were put in place. Quite remarkable when you consider how they were probably originally placed and with what tools to hand the workers had. All wire on and around these three posts, we...
by Mick Fagan
03 Feb 2018, 12:49
Forum: Things
Topic: Fallen Poplar, Lake Jindabyne.
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: Fallen Poplar, Lake Jindabyne.

Maris, bad luck for the fallen tree has turned into good luck for yourself. You have taken advantage of something photogenic, where others may have dismissed it and walked on. One aspect I really like, is that the central point of interest is the brightest part of the picture. Whether or not you had...
by Mick Fagan
29 Jan 2018, 14:12
Forum: Things
Topic: Stock Race and Dead Tree
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: Stock Race and Dead Tree

Ha ha, hands on, never thought of that. I rate the Bergger at 320 before I start, so a little bit of over exposure from box speed. I am pretty certain I took my base exposure halfway from the lighter coloured vertical pole in the middle of the race and the timber railings. I then let everything else...
by Mick Fagan
28 Jan 2018, 16:03
Forum: Things
Topic: Stock Race and Dead Tree
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Stock Race and Dead Tree

Bergger Pancro 400 Shen Hao 4x5" camera Fujinon 65mm with centre filter 1/30 @ f/16½ Facing directly into the sun just after lunch in September I exposed two sheets, one Ilford FP4+, the other Bergger Pancro 400. The Bergger film had so much of a difference in the shadow detail, I didn't consid...
by Mick Fagan
28 Jan 2018, 10:11
Forum: Things
Topic: Gum Halls Gap
Replies: 11
Views: 518

Re: Gum Halls Gap

The Lillimur house is not that easy to photograph, it is quite flat and requires a bit of a contrast kick, except when you do give it a contrast kick it doesn't seem to work too well. Mid to late December about 1½ hours before sunset has the light coming on to the south side (right side as you look ...
by Mick Fagan
28 Jan 2018, 09:59
Forum: Things
Topic: Gum Halls Gap
Replies: 11
Views: 518

Re: Gum Halls Gap

I think your third tree picture is getting quite close to what is possible with X-Ray film. This film uses as standard, a very high pH developer of around pH 12. High alkaline developers give rapid development, along with greater swelling of the gelatine. (1) To put this into perspective, D76 is pH ...
by Mick Fagan
28 Jan 2018, 08:06
Forum: Places
Topic: Bronco Yard Diamantina NP Qld
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: Bronco Yard Diamantina NP Qld

"Ultimately nature wins and we are humbled."

That pretty much sums up what I saw and tried to capture. I don't often get to realise an image I had in my mind, as well as this.

Thank you for your comments.

Mick.
by Mick Fagan
26 Jan 2018, 05:50
Forum: Things
Topic: Gum Halls Gap
Replies: 11
Views: 518

Re: Gum Halls Gap

I remembered a bit more detail. Strictly speaking, with split tone printing, one shouldn't need a mask, but we found we were getting a bit of density in the highlights and to make things a bit more crisp, a mask helped. We were getting flat looking highlights and even though you shouldn't be getting...
by Mick Fagan
24 Jan 2018, 18:55
Forum: Things
Topic: Gum Halls Gap
Replies: 11
Views: 518

Re: Gum Halls Gap

Quite interesting, I’ve looked at this a few times. I agree with Maris, taming a lithographic film for continuous tone prints is not that easy; as you no doubt agree. In another life, I worked in a graphic arts trade house; we had litho film coming out of our ears. Quite often for kicks we would hit...

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