Third Avenue flowers
Third Avenue flowers
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Photographed: September, 2002
Format: Linhof V 4x5
Film: TRI-X
Lens: 180mm
Exposure: 5 seconds.
f/stop: f32
Negative Development: Pyro, Normal

      Though images with an orange filter were closer to what I envisioned, the time for the exposures was too long in a light breeze. The flowers were nothing but a blur. So I made do with this straight image.

      The problem now is separating the flowers from the leaves. They both are similar in tone. I used PhotoShop's sponge to add some contrast to the flowers in print shown here on the Net. In the darkroom, I will get the same affect by dodging using the green (low contrast exposure) light with variable contrast paper.

      I liked the leaves in that they reminded me of galaxies. I've always liked the surprise of flowers peaking through leaves.

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