Small town sign

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  1. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Here is something recent. We were driving through NW Alabama after a few days of heavy rain, not having many photo ops. I jumped out of the car for this one. It was a narrow sidewalk and I did my best to cut out the telephone wires, sitting on the sidewalk shooting straight up. I wanted the building distortion. How distracting are the wires? There was nothing I could do with the parking lot across the street. :? Is the image too cluttered?

    Also, this is looking kind of dark on my screen. The print shows better shadow detail.

    Kodak HIE, 20mm lens.

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    Wow....thats classy! :thumbsup:

    How did you do the border??
     
  3. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Oh, that's from printing "full bleed", no cropping was done in the darkroom and it's actually shadow. I've always dug that effect. :)
     
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    I'm not well versed in photography as you are, but IMO that image is a keeper!
     
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    That's an excellent shot Terri. I love the bleeded border effect. Did you do any burning around the edges? Great job :)
     
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    Thanks Matt!! My husband printed this one for me (I'm in week 2 of darkroom class :wink: ) and yes, he did a little bit of burning at the edges but not much. He spent more time around the sign.

    Funny thing is that the negative looks virtually like this, and I thought this image had potential just from how it looked on the contact sheet. HIE can give you some sweet surprises at times. :D
     
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    I think with the border the telephone wires are a lot less noticable. I like the photo. I feel like I'm traveling back in time.
     
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    wonderfull!!! great composition
     
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    I really like it!

    It does look a little dark on here, but I think it adds something to the mood. Wish we could see the print in person! 8)
     
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    Thank you for that. It's hard to be objective about things like that (the phone lines ie: clutter) when it's your own stuff. I appreciate the input.

    Chaseypants, just drive on over! :p
     
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    Feels mighty rustic. Like it a lot.
     
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    Ok, so after I get on Interstate-10 East...then what?? :lol:
     

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