Spring Herbs, Silver Gull Lake.

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Maris
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Spring Herbs, Silver Gull Lake.

Postby Maris » 02 Mar 2018, 12:52

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Spring Herbs, Silver Gull Lake
Gelatin-silver photograph, image size 24.6cm X 19.4cm, on Agfa Classic VC FB photographic paper exposed in contact with a 8x10 Kodak T-Max 400 negative. Camera was a Tachihara 810HD triple extension field view camera fitted with a Fujinon-W 300mm f5.6 lens.

Mick Fagan
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Re: Spring Herbs, Silver Gull Lake.

Postby Mick Fagan » 02 Mar 2018, 20:00

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 there. The reflections are muted enough to not be dominant, but are there enough to be noticed.

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Re: Spring Herbs, Silver Gull Lake.

Postby Maris » 04 Mar 2018, 10:56

Thanks Mick. This one turned out nice in spite of typical compromises that challenge large format work in the natural environment. There some out of focus stems in the foreground but they are dark not white and nobody sees them, do they?

The "phantom stem" problem arises because the darn things are so out of focus at f5.6 that they disappear on the ground glass but then they re-appear on film at f45. And I waited between wind gusts for all the foliage to settle down; not quite successfully. The little tree swirled a bit.

It isn't like digital where people can make 50 identical exposures in case something moved that they didn't notice.

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Re: Spring Herbs, Silver Gull Lake.

Postby Walter Glover » 05 Mar 2018, 05:37

Maris wrote:It isn't like digital where people can make 50 identical exposures in case something moved that they didn't notice.


Thank goodness it is not a digital capture! A lot of the fine detail in the middle distance would just turn into approximated mush. No matter what they do, the digi designers can never truly replace all the imagery that falls between the cracks that separate the pixels.
Walter Glover

"Photography was not a bastard left by science on the doorstep of art, but a legitimate child of the Western pictorial tradition." —Robert Galassi


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