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Another image from Kennall Vale, Cornwall. This version was printed on to Ilford FB WT paper in Neutol NE @ 1+14 in slotty thingy.
Date: Sat, 30, January, 2010 Views: 2627
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Mike O'Pray
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Sat, 30, January, 2010 7:22pm

Neil Is this 35mm,MF or LF? The shadow detail in the bank under the tree is great. It is a nice scene with an "openess that befits the light. I tend to use Perceptol with HP5+ but there is a slight loss of speed even at 1+3.


Prescysol looks a strong possibility. I wonder if it gives as grainless a print at 8x10 as Perceptol?


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Sat, 30, January, 2010 7:31pm

Very nice, Neil. I like the 'bridge'! What were these buildings?


Thanks


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Sun, 31, January, 2010 9:45am

Mike,


35mm HP5 @ 400 ISO + in Prescysol (11 mins @ 24C) semi-stand dev with a modified agitation method.


Nikon FM2 + Nikon AI 35 mm lens - tripod used.


Never used Perceptol as I like a bit of grain and find 400 ISO a good for the sort of photography I do. I have not done so yet but would expect this to perfectly acceptable at 14x11 print size - maybe even 12x16 but I tend to do more 14x11 these days as they look good when mounted on 20x16 mat mounts.


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Sun, 31, January, 2010 9:51am

Rob,


Thanks :-)


Kennall Vale is an area of west Cornwall that was used for intensive gunpowder production in the days before gelignite. In fact it was the invention of gelignite that caused its demise. The area is littered with the old production buildings in various state of decay. The source of power to grind the various components of gunpowder was water power. The building in my pic housed a large over-shot water wheel that supplied a drive shaft to each of the two sides of the building. If you want to learn more Google 'Kennall Vale' as there is heaps on the net.


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Sun, 31, January, 2010 12:14pm

Excellent tonality and composition.


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Sun, 31, January, 2010 1:18pm

Thanks, Marty.


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Mon, 1, February, 2010 11:16am

Nice one, Neil. But, 35mm AND a slotty thingy..? Have you no shame? Bet it would look great on Fotospeed's RCVC Oyster, as well. Wink


Thanks for posting.


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Mon, 1, February, 2010 4:38pm

Hi Richard and thanks.


I thought I would show folks what an awful old slotty thingy and good old 35mm HP5+ @ 400 ISO exposed to the Sunny f16 rule could do ;-) Never tried Fotospeed's RCVC Oyster - I must give it a go some day.


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Wed, 3, February, 2010 12:02pm

NB. The following has been copied over from the Print Exchange R14 Thread.


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Bob, Glad you are impressed with the sharpness. I did use 35mm HP5+ (at 400 ISO) in Prescysol semi-stand development at 24c(11 minutes) with a modified agitation routine. The neg was easy to print with only a tad holding back required on the r/h river bank. I also took the corners down a touch. HP5+ in Prescysol seems to be a good combination.


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Wed, 24, February, 2010 3:05pm

watcha Neil,
love this, from the thumb, it looks like a castle gate house, something out of Dungeons and Dragons, the keep in the forest/on the borderlands, mmm, that's getting me head ticking fo a story:-)
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Wed, 24, February, 2010 4:42pm

Hi Mick, yes, thanks, it could be that but in fact is an old water wheel. See my reply to Rob above. I must admit it reminded me of a castle too but the 'drawbridge' is two large trees that just happened to fall over in that position. I did think about walking over them to get a frontal image but it would be dangerous. One slip or fall and you would be a gonner !


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Thu, 25, February, 2010 9:57am

Watcha Neil,
yep. I saw the explanation, but I'm a writer, I take things where I see them, I write all sorts of stories in my head:-) It's a pain about not being able to cross; however, can't you stand this side of the stream at the end of the trunk and take a pic face on, or is that too slippy there.
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Thu, 25, February, 2010 1:52pm

Hi Mick,
Yes all these things can be whatever what you want them to be - that's the way I work. I did try a frontal approach but it wasn't working for lack of light. Kennall Vale can be a difficult place to make images as it is very over-grown with tall trees and in a deep valley. But every time I go I have a look and one day it will be there - keep looking


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