Bleached Wood

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Maris
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Bleached Wood

Postby Maris » 29 May 2017, 04:42

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Bleached Wood, Snow Gum Grove
Gelatin-silver photograph on Freestyle Private Reserve VC FB photographic paper, image size 24.7cm X 19.5cm, from a 8x10 Fomapan 200 negative exposed in a Tachihara 810HD triple extension field view camera fitted with a Fujinon-W 300mm f5.6 lens.

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RoganJosh
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Re: Bleached Wood

Postby RoganJosh » 30 May 2017, 01:50

I love this. The composition is obviously great but my favorite part is that those whites are way up there. The slight focus fall-off is also very interesting.

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Re: Bleached Wood

Postby Barry Kirsten » 30 May 2017, 07:00

I also love the tonal structure. You've held the shine on the bleaching perfectly, with a full range of mid-tones right down to black. I can't see any focus fall-off though; maybe my old eyes. A nice image, Maris.

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Maris
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Re: Bleached Wood

Postby Maris » 30 May 2017, 08:57

Thanks RoganJosh and Barry Kirsten. Placing the whites as high as possible on the tonal scale is a balancing act. In this photograph there is a lot of "print value IX", white tone but no detail, but I figured that since none of the "hot" blank areas are large they wouldn't read false to the eye. And the little black details are max density to make the whites pop more; the usual trickery.

Composition? Much thanks to the person who leaned the white stick against the tree trunk. I didn't (hand on heart) do it.


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