Monday, May 14, 2012

Boiling Bridge

Today I want to present you an interesting image. It is taken from Europe through the Asia. 

Paper: Ilford Multigrade IV Fiber Glossy (1K)
Paper Size: 24x30.5 cm (9.5x12 in)
Image Size: 21.3x21.3 cm (8.4x8.4in)
Developer: Dektol 1+2 (2 min.)
Toner: Untoned
Film Format: 6x6

I took this photo with my super heavy Mamiya C330. I love this camera but it is almost impossible to carry it. Lens was Mamiya Sekor 80 mm f/2.8. It was long exposure in day light. I used Nikon R60 red filter. Film is Ilford Pan+ 50 @25 and aperture was 32. I wrote this details because people who see this print always ask me the details.
I made 4 edition with this print in the same session and each of them has a different boiling section :) It is almost impossible to print same looking print with this negative. I gave number 3 contrast filter to the upper part and number 4.5 to the bottom section. This is one of my favorite print and hanged on my wall

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

An image from my book

Today I wanted to share a print from my book. Here is the image:

Details of the print are such that:

Paper: Kentmere VC Select RC Fine Lustre
Paper Size: 17.8x24 cm (7x9.5in)
Image Size: 14.5x23 cm (5.7x9.1in)
Developer: Dektol 1+2 (1 min.)
Toner: Untoned
Film Format: 35 mm

This paper has matchless surface color. It has a yellowish-brownish surface. It is very interesting and it attracts me some how I couldn't explain. It's surface is between semi-matte and glossy and D-max is not perfect but satisfactory. 

In the image I made a little crop. There was nose hole of the woman at left-bottom corner and it looked to me not good. Generally I am printing full frame but approximately 10% of my photographs need some crop. I don't like too much cropping but If it necessary I do not hesitate to crop.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

My first book

Finally my first book is in my hands.

My Blurb Book-Front Cover

My Blurb Book-Back Cover

My Blurb Book-Inside

I am so excited. Although it's print quality is too far from a wet print and it has a small misspelling on the cover, I am totally satisfied for the first result. You can see the full preview of the book at the below: