Strength of Visualized Image

Discussion in 'Exposure Discussion' started by Bill Burk, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. Bill Burk

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    I went into the darkroom to look for a certain negative to print last night...

    But I couldn't find it anywhere!

    It took me a while to figure out.

    It's still in the camera.
     
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    The problem comes when you think it's in the camera and find out it isn't.
     
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    Haaa, I will find out soon enough.

    Exposure was sufficient, camera was on tripod. The scene was static. I am sure it's in the can.

    But if I have to I will re-take it. The scene is not far from my home, on a trail I regularly walk.

    In general I don't think of myself as one who re-takes a photograph to get it right. Once I've seen it and captured it, something clicks in my head that makes me feel like I am done and ready to move on.

    But I talk with a few people in my community about my photography, and told a story about a photograph I had just "re-taken" to a blues musician, who then introduced me the next time I saw him, as "the photographer who goes back to get the shot right".

    It's a classic image, winding trail in front of a striking tree.

    Except the winding trail goes straight down.

    It's a banked turn on a mountain bike trail.
     
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    My favourite negative is always on the current roll in my camera.Right now it's on Acros 100,in the Hasselblad.
     
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    Hahahaha i was looking for a negative i wanted to print but couldn't find it anywhere... Then i remembered i saw the pic in the museum!
    :smile:
     
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    Bill, a banked turn implies speeding bikes on a trail that goes "straight down". So how do you prepare for oncoming bikes (obviously no tripod set up in the trail)? :D
     
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    Just don't get so enthusiastic that the film goes straight from the camera to the enlarger and you forget to develop it in between...
     
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    Tripod set up on the trail... I don't know what I was thinking - maybe it was the time of day. But I felt we (my younger son and I) were alone up there.

    Got a chance, again tonight, to talk about this undeveloped shot while defending analog vs digital to an old friend... Not sure he believes I have it either. But I'm still sure I have the shot. Ever since I started shooting 400 at 250, I have missed very few exposures.

    Not so sure about the mistletoe shot, that one seems to be a real phantom. But while looking through negs, I found a set of negs (rather thin for my taste) of a native American rock drawing from a secret location near where I lived in the mountains. I thought I didn't have any photographs of that rock...