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Bill



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Registered: September 2008
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These are the versions of Bill's negative printed by himself (right) and Andrew O'Neill (left).


Bill cropped the image to avoid a modern light fitting just above to the left. The image was printed fairly open in style with minimal general burning but a 11/2 stop burn for the window.


Andrew wanted to increase edge sharpness and boost shadow detail so used an unsharp mask to emphasise the edge effect. The mask was made from APHS Ortho film processed in LC-1B low contrast developer. The mask was placed on top of the negative emulsion side up. Because of enlarger problems he has decided to split print the image. To avoid the eye being drawn to the window he bleached the cross using very dilute Potassium Ferricyanide and a tooth pick.
Date: Mon, 23, January, 2012 Views: 2623
Filesize: 30.0kb, 95.3kb Dimensions: 1000 x 700
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BobRob
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Registered: September 2008
Location: Rochdale Lancashire U.K.
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Mon, 23, January, 2012 5:36pm

I see merits in both of these, I prefer the contrast that highlights the cross in Andrews print and yet the improved window detail with the wider view appeals in Bills orignal.Maybe a combination of the two ??


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Steve O

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Location: Kelsall, Cheshire
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Wed, 25, January, 2012 3:26pm

I like the bright cross too but also find some of that print a little too dark. I also prefer the squarer crop of Bill's version so I'd also like to see a combination of the two !


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Mike O'Pray
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Fri, 27, January, 2012 11:44pm

The cross stands out brilliantly in Andrew's version but it draws my attention too much and shines almost supernaturally. On balance I prefer the greater openess and light of Bill's version.


It's only drawback is that the stained glass window isn't quite as well defined so I'd transfer Andrew's stained glass version to Bill's.


So my ideal print would give the viewer a lot to take in without a particular focal point.


I suspect this reflects my "snapshot" view of prints where everything is equally important.


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