Walls

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  1. nealjpage

    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    For some reason, I love to photograph brick walls and wall signs. I think it's because someone went through all the trouble to paint and build these things and they're allowed to slowly dissapear. These were all shot in the St. Joseph, Missouri area on my K1000 on Tri-X400 and processed in D76. The negs were scanned with my flatbed scanner and not touched up.

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  2. LaFoto

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    I know too little (in other words: nothing) about darkroom work and all the processes involved so I cannot comment on our descriptions on how you developed these.

    But I can tell that I like the first as it is, there are no corrections necessary there, contrast or otherwise, whereas the last here leaves me puzzled as to what you did to give it this "graphic" look? Had you said I did put them through some PS I would have thought that you applied something there, but as you say you didn't and they are scanned straightly from the negatives I no longer know ... :scratch:

    But brickwalls do have a fascination of their own, don't they?
    When you get some low side light they can develop this "relief" aspect ... many shadows ... just GOOD.
     
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    Yeah, that last one was straight from the negative with no affects. It was a really awesome wall--that "spot" just to the left of the window is what really caught my eye. It was starting to droop and sag.
     
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    If you like brick walls so much, I might consider sharing (and if only with you ;)) a photo series of a wall I once took (but digitally, sorry) ... if you are interested?
     

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