I like that, Mike. 'The makings of destiny, oh, I mean, density.' - George McFly, kinda.
Anyway, we have lessons learned.
1. Shamwows absorb the water after washing but do not remove it from the surface of the print. However ten minutes in front of a fan running low rev dried them out. Just that quick.
2. Be slow and methodical. I opened the bag of paper whilst in the midst of a mewber. Left the enlarger lit. Slight exposure marks in the corners and only two sheets left in the box. lucked out on that one.
3. Learn how to use the grain enlarger. The prints look good but I know that upon further inspection the focus will still be off.
That's it for now.
The makings of destiny.
That should be "The makings of density"!
Sorry, couldn't resist. It gets addictive, doesn't it?
Most of us love to shop. However, now that our economy is not in its greatest shape that most of us are in a very tight budget. So sales ads and thrift shops seem like haven to purchase a lot of things. Buying bulk is always a good idea, as you can stock up for quite some time and save a lot of green over the long run. Keeping a keen eye on what is going for cheap in your area grocery stores can save you a lot of money if you keep to it. You can keep from wondering about installment loans to keep the shelves stocked by clipping coupons.
I said I MIGHT do it at the Botanical Garden - or for an easier time of it, I might drag her up to Rawlins Conservatory in Baltimore, which has so little traffic in it that it won't be a problem. Especially if I can convince her to work on the gigantic succulents they have in their desert room.
If I do it with the whole plate, it won't be hard.
Geez Scott, why do it with the big clunky gear The botanical garden has so many interesting perspectives including high up, will you be able to lug all that gear into the right perspective? Anyway sounds like a fun assignment.
Maybe Diwan will show up with his super 8 then...
I'd love to but I don't have a digicam with video, not even on my phone.
Cool, how about taping it for youtube.
Thanks for the comment. Yes, I think I remember that comment by AA, although if it was in the interview I saw, I did think that the interviewer was leading him on a bit.
I suppose the big question is: will a landscape photographer working in colour media ever have a reputation as lofty as his? Or will his successor(s) keep faith in b&w. Time will tell. I suppose that colour has risen to the very top (or at least close to the very top) in almost every other genre of photography.... but perhaps not landscape.
Thought provoking for sure. I can't begin to get too deep about it but what AA said once comes to mind. Paraphrasing, he said that he could control color to a certain point until it became obviously unreal. With black and white, although it can be presented as very unreal, it may not be obviously so, at least to the lay person. The degree of tonal manipulation can be quite extreme, but it more easily becomes lost in translation when taken in context with shape, form, space, and texture. Whatever it is, you are right, it just works.