I've got a couple more pictures lined up - just need to clear some space on the dining room table :p
Well, I cheated and used film...:D
Negs are drying and look pretty good, but I might need to re-shoot. I got lazy and set up the still life in the classroom (right next to my office and the darkroom) instead of hauling everything across campus to the studio. I used a black backdrop, but too much light spilled onto it and it might reproduce as a dark gray. I will be able to keep the flowers farther from the backdrop in the studio. We'll see.
It will be a couple days before I can scan the neg to show what I got -- longer before I actually make a print from them. I did do it both as an 8x10 and a 4x10.
Well, in the relentless pursuit to bring you only the finest images via paper negative, I threw caution to the wind and at great expense I went out to purchase the next subject... a pineapple, cost me 90 pence I'll have you know ;)
I loved the texture of it, so I bought it on the spot whilst shopping for my swede, carrots, cauliflower (which I was also going to photograph, but ate before I could manage that) and peppers.
So, here it is, for your delectation and delight, I present... "Pineapple".
And here's one of those crops from where the leaves start sprouting out the top...
At long last, here are my artichoke images.
Zone VI 8x10, Fuji W 300mm
f90 at 1 or 2 minutes
8x10 and 4x10 negatives
Developed in Ilford PQ Universal Developer
1:9, 70F, 9 minutes in a Jobo 3005 Expert Drum
Lit with one 750W Tota Light w/ umbrella, and large white foamcore reflector
Fairly straight negative scans -- pretty much as I would print them.
I meant the black background to actually be black, but too much light spilled onto it (flowers too close to the backdrop). However, I think it worked out better. Still might re-photograph one of these days.