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SanMiguel


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First upload to the gallery. Excuse wonky borders! Taken in weak late August sun in the afternoon.
Date: Mon, 8, September, 2014 Views: 1389
Filesize: 74.4kb, 195.9kb Dimensions: 440 x 626
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Keywords: trees, 35mm, FP4+, DD-X
Film make, size & rating:: FP4+ at 125
Film developer & temp:: DD-X at 20
Lens focal length, aperture & speed:: 35mm
Tripod used Y/N:: N
Paper:: MG IV with grade 3 filter
Paper developer & temp:: Multigrade, 20

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mono

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Mon, 8, September, 2014 11:35am

This really is your first print ever?
Wish I had done so well when starting to print decades ago! ;-)
Go on, have fun!

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SanMiguel
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Mon, 8, September, 2014 12:16pm

Haha no not first print ever! First print uploaded to gallery I meant. No - I've been printing again for a couple of weeks after a multi-decade layoff, so it's all pretty new again. Great fun though - and thanks!
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mono

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Mon, 8, September, 2014 1:20pm

Oh, I see.
Just found your thread... ;-)

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Mike O'Pray
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Mon, 8, September, 2014 5:41pm

It is still very good even after a couple of weeks. The forest floor looks surprisingly bright and open.I'd be tempted to try to increase the grade to 4 to see what that does to the contrast or just increase the overall exposure of the print to see what effect this has on the look.


Of course we are moving into subjective judgement now rather than technical right/wrong matters and a bright open forest floor may be right for this print or more to the point may be right for you which is what matters.


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SanMiguel
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Mon, 8, September, 2014 6:14pm

Many thanks. The scan has made the whole image appear much less contrasty and softer than it is in print. Not sure if I should have tweaked the scan to make it look more like the print - is this allowed for uploads? I will print this at a higher grade to see the difference - it would be useful exercise for me anyway, as I've a lot to learn about grade choice.
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B&W Neil

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Mon, 8, September, 2014 8:31pm

Composition wise I find this to be much stronger than your other image. But I find the scan is still a tad soft.


The printing looks fine to me and you are heading in the right direction


Good work for your early prints - keep going.



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Mike O'Pray
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Tue, 9, September, 2014 11:37pm

Yes I am sure that you should tweak the scan to make it look as near as possible like the print. It is one of the reasons why, I think, FADU insists on a scan of a print rather than a scan of a neg, turned into a positive. A scan of a neg unless it is an attempt to show a problem with a neg does not allow us viewers to make any meaningful statements


Turning a neg into a print via scanner becomes a form of hybrid analogue/digital process which this forum doesn't accept


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Mon, 22, September, 2014 12:07pm

It is a superb print. It looks like it was taken in the woods down the road from me. I had the same sort of picture in mind Now i do not need to take it. :-)

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