Graeme Hird and POW

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  1. mark

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    SInce I am totally opposed to posting on P.net I'll give Graeme a big thumbs up here. That is a nice shot.
     
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    Great shot Graeme!

    I had a pow there once -- people were lining up to slam it and one a$$hole (he runs a fujiRF site) used multiple ID's to give it low ratings and neg comments (I think it galled him that I 'won' with a Mamiya RF). The site is 1 part substance and 9 parts fragrance.
     
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    Is it colour or B&W printed on colour paper?
     
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    Details say BW film but no paper choice.

    I can't wait for some jackass to start photoshopping the hell out of it and say why their version is better.
     
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    On his website he says it is available on Kodak Endura Metallic paper. I'm not familiar with this paper. I guess we will have to wait for Graeme to come on line and give us the details.
     
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    I was wondering ... what has Graeme been doing with prisoners of war?!
    Not the first time with pow for Graeme, by the looks either. Incidentally it's only 6:30am 'ish in Aussie, he's probably not back from his morning shoot yet :smile:.
     
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    Probably still sleeping; it's only 4:30 AM in Kalgoorlie.
     
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    This is lovely RA4 colour paper. B&W images take on a truly metallic silver look when printed neutral. It appears by G's website post that he printed it with a sepia cast -- which might also look good. The image is sure stunning.
     
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    from his description I got the impression he shot it in B&W. Probably scanned and printed on the colour paper similar to his colour images.
     
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    It's an RA4 paper which has a very similar look to Ilfochrome. Graeme showed me some small prints on this paper and they are stunning. I bought 100 sheets of the stuff a couple of weeks ago in NYC.
     
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    I've seen prints on Endura metallic paper, including one of Graeme's in the f32.net Travelling Exhibition, and while Graeme's work was certainly very proficient, I don't think this paper works for every kind of subject. Some things benefit from that particular sheen, though. I also don't see the resemblance to Ilfochrome.

    Hey, check the POW thread again on photo.net--sure enough, one guy has futzed (can I say that here?) it up in PhotoShop and posted his version.
     
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    Hi all,

    This version of the shot (B&W) is printed on Kodak Supra paper, when I print it at all. Supra doesn't have the metalic backing.

    The public prefer the quadtoned version which I print on the Endura paper. I think I also prefer the quadtoned version.

    And David, you can indeed say he futzed it, because that's what he did.
     
  14. mark

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    Why the do they do that? It just seems plain rude. Yeah, he mangled it didn't he.

    Graeme I love the colored version of this shot. hard to say which is better.
     
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    What is a nice shot?
     
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    Fantastic!! Congrats Graeme!
     
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