b&w stuff from new york and houston

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  1. carlita

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    admittedly i didn't put much effort into printing these so they could be better, but you'll get the idea.

    new york:

    central park
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    ground zero
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    this was shot on the staten island ferry as it was pulling out
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    some of you may remember a similar version of this in color that i posted a while back, but this is in fact a separate shot of the post office
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    houston:

    downtown construction
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    some buildings... i don't remember which ones exactly.
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    Hi Carlita - Is the high contrast due to film preference or the scanning. If I had to guess it looks like Ilford B&W film. But nice composition - and a good eye at picking out the pixs no one else sees. Nice work.
     
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    i don't think the contrast has much to do with the film choice... and it's kodak film actually. i don't remember if it's tmax or tri-x either. :? sorry.

    i do tend to lean toward more contrasty prints. these were even a bit contrasty for MY taste though. i could possibly have fixed it, but as i mentioned before, i didn't take all that much care in printing these. plus, after being exposed the film sat around for about 6 months before being processed because i misplaced it for a while. so it appeared to me to be coming out a bit funky compared to the results i normally get with the same kind of film. i'm not sure if that could be contributing to the high contrast or not. there were some shots from those rolls that i just couldn't salvage because there were definite blacks and whites, but just nothing in between practically. it was strange, that's for sure.
     
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    I like the one of the street under construction.

    There is just something about humans scarring and changing the shape of the earth beneath their feet that makes sparks fly around in my head.


    kevin
     
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    funny you should mention that. i've been thinking about what i want to shoot for my directed studies class when i finally get to it and that's one topic i've been considering. :)
     
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    actually,it has plenty to do with contrast. the heel and toe of each film is different.

    given the lack of shadows and the length/direction of the shadows in some of these photos, i'd say that most were probably shot between 11am and 4pm. that's the worst time to shoot :/

    keep printin' babe. keep postin'.
     
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    love the "downtown construction". I always look for the contrast between somethin and other.
    keep it up! :)
     
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    I must admit that the downtown construction really seems to depict the chaos of the city. That picture is definitely more than a picture. Too bad you couldn't get a contruction worker working hard at the edge of the road.
     
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    oh, i didn't mean to imply that film choice has nothing to do with what kind of contrast you get... i just meant i've always thought that ilford film tended to give you more contrast than kodak, generally speaking. though that's just from talk i've heard around the darkroom. i could be way off base. it had been my experience with this film that i didn't usually get real contrasty negatives and therefore got pretty balanced prints. hence my saying what i said.

    and yes, the new york pictures were shot in the middle of the day and i would have gotten around that if i could have, but, well... i couldn't at the time. :? i plan to avoid that time of day on my next trip there. we'll see if i can manage that. the shots of houston were done at about 5 or 6... but it was overcast that day anyway so it'd been all grey outside all day long.
     

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