Alpana Station

Which is the best tone?

1. Lightest
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3. Darkest
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Total votes: 1

Bazz8
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Alpana Station

Postby Bazz8 » 12 Jan 2019, 08:25

Took this shot with my Pacemaker Speed Graphic
Arista 200 5x4 film
Scan of prints 300 dpi
Foma Variant 311 Gloss
Toned Foma Bleach and Selenium Tone
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Re: Alpana Station

Postby Bazz8 » 12 Jan 2019, 08:27

Oh tray view as I can not rotate the images LOL

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Maris
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Re: Alpana Station

Postby Maris » 12 Jan 2019, 11:29

Which is the best tone? I plead that the question is too hard. These pictures are extremely stylized and owe very little to ordinary concepts of full tonal range, neutrality, and realistic rendition. They are a thing unto themselves and Bazz8, the artist merely has to designate one as the best and it becomes so. The larger principle is that an artist in full control of their own materials and techniques cannot be wrong whatever they produce.

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Re: Alpana Station

Postby Bazz8 » 13 Jan 2019, 08:35

A good point taken Maris I think the lightest toned print,i am aiming for a yesteryear style of image in which i have succeeded
I did some contact prints on x-ray film yesterday creek crossing and Gum trees with some stone work in the set.
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Mick Fagan
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Re: Alpana Station

Postby Mick Fagan » 13 Jan 2019, 15:51

I think the middle one would work best, it will allow for some lifting of the heavier areas as the image starts to fade. Thereby allowing your relatives in 100 years to marvel at old Bazz and how good he was.

Maris, has some very valid points.

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Re: Alpana Station

Postby Walter Glover » 14 Jan 2019, 03:56

I'd suggest that the preferred option should be governed purely by the intent of the author. As viewers we would be presented a visual statement about the photographer's interpretation of the motif.
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