Once upon a time, before the digital era, there was a photographic printing technique that called wet printing or darkroom printing or silver gelatin printing. You could print a photograph without using computer or printer by using this mysterious technique. Nowadays there are only a few master remain who knows the mystery. Hold on there, I will tell a secret. I am the master and I will whisper the secrets to you in this blog. Keep this secret with you.
I was so sick and busy. For this reason I had to put a long space again :). Also I couldn't print a new photograph. Therefore I am posting and old one.
It was taken at a beach in Istanbul which name is Menekşe. The English meaning of Menekşe is violet. What a cool name for beach :)
The man in the photograph was collecting mussels for cooking and selling stuffed mussels which is a popular street food in Istanbul. You can buy and eat almost every corner in Istanbul. It was a sunny and very cold winter day and man was inside of the sea. It is definitely a hard job.
The most thing I like in this photo is superposition of geometric lines and tone gradation changing. Here are the print details:
Paper: Ilfrord Multigrade IV Fiber 1K Glossy Paper Size: 24x30.5 cm (9½x12in) Image Size: 18.9x28.8 cm (7.4x11.3in) Developer: Kodak Dektol 1+2 (2 min.) Toner: Untoned Film Format: 35 mm
I know, very very long time pasted away and I haven't post anything. I was very busy but this is not excuse for it. I just lost my faith to this blog. Anyway it is long story and I don't want to talk about this. Now I will give a chance to this blog in honor of new year. May be I can find my desire for this blog again.
Today I want to share a photo that hanged on my wall. I generally like photographs with multi-sections and there are some layers which I like in this photograph.
I can write so many words for every part in the photograph but I am only going to mention about my anxiety. I am checking one bird in the photograph every morning and evening. I have a fear that bird will escape. I am not kidding. I real have fear. Bird is located at the left top of the photograph and it is marching. Here is the bird and details of the print:
Paper: Ilfrord Multigrade Warmtone IV Fiber 1K Glossy Paper Size: 17.8x24 cm (7x9.5in) Image Size: 14.6x22.7 cm (5.75x8.9in) Developer: Kodak Dektol 1+2 (2 min.) Enlarger: Kaiser VPM 6005 Multigrade Head Film: Rollei RPX 400@250