Panda Hill


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Last Winter...not this one. Can't use 120 negs in my old Wetzler Leitz and can't simply scan it on my Epsom scanner system. Only a fraction can be scanned and therefore seen of the neg due to it's size. However, I like this crop so would probably produce a similar result if I had the equipment to do so anyway.

Taken on my Pentax 645. The first model. Lovely camera.
02/04/2014 - 15:09graysummers
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 02/04/2014 - 17:50
Beautiful...I dolike the deep black shadow in foreground...useful to give and enhace sense of space and DOF
PPG

tyronet2000

Link Posted 02/04/2014 - 20:14
I like this and think it would work even with the foreground cropped
Regards
Stan

PPG

Teaka53

Link Posted 02/04/2014 - 20:18
I like it, can't make up my mind about the shadow though
Malc

graysummers

Link Posted 02/04/2014 - 22:35
Thanks guys. Now. Here's the thing. I never usually crop my negs under the enlarger with a print. Unless something is so intrusive I let what the scene offered stay there. But with the inability of either darkrooming or simply neg scanning able to produce the whole of this image, I can only say that this is a compacted view of what my eye intended at the time. I can only judge what I see spacially on the neg. It kind of gives a roomier freedom. But hey....I like the light/dark opposites in this. There's something unsettling about the lurking dark presence. I like that imagery.

Good fortune in your work and it's nice to see you all on a roll.
"The Latent Image that exists before development is a truly mystical and exciting entity and some subsequent individual photographs can make the spine tingle."

Good Fortune:

Gray Summers. Website www.graysummers.com

RussV

Link Posted 03/04/2014 - 08:40
I have to say, for me, this shot and your gallery shows that film & print technology out performs digital when it comes to quality black and white.
www.russv.me.uk

graysummers

Link Posted 03/04/2014 - 12:06
Thankyou very much Russ. I have no idea about producing digital prints or what difficulties or advantages are involved. I have seen them, obviously, when visiting Art's Centre Exhibitions. And I have marvelled at their finesse and purity. But, I feel the silver stuff of film and print subsequents lends a leap to my heart and guts that digital hasn't achieved yet.

When I see a Salgado/Bailey/Brandt/Penn/etc... I've looked at those icons of photographic folklore and marvelled. It's like looking at a beautiful car from the past. I drive an old 42 year old VW T2 Bay Camper Van [Van? Bus to be correct because that's how they start before conversion] and when I look at the shapes of the VW modern T4 or T5, it does nothing for me. Maybe I'm an old romantic or maybe I just love the iconic and cult .
"The Latent Image that exists before development is a truly mystical and exciting entity and some subsequent individual photographs can make the spine tingle."

Good Fortune:

Gray Summers. Website www.graysummers.com

leep

Link Posted 03/04/2014 - 12:31
I like it a lot. The shadow balance is nice with a fascinating back ground!

graysummers

Link Posted 03/04/2014 - 13:09
Thanks leep, when I look at this I remember the day so well. Freezing cold. I only took two of this view because my hands were complaining. Framed them the same but allowed longer shutter speed for this one.
"The Latent Image that exists before development is a truly mystical and exciting entity and some subsequent individual photographs can make the spine tingle."

Good Fortune:

Gray Summers. Website www.graysummers.com

autumnlight

Link Posted 03/04/2014 - 13:33
Another wonderful image, in my ignorance can i ask where Panda Hill is?
Kind regards Maria

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maria-Gray-photography/589310071158079?ref=hl

graysummers

Link Posted 03/04/2014 - 14:02
Thanks Maria. Panda Hill is in a strange place. It's in my imagination It's the black and white that gave this hill it's photograph title.

Here's a link Maria to Aberystwyth - Tanybwlch Beach

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"The Latent Image that exists before development is a truly mystical and exciting entity and some subsequent individual photographs can make the spine tingle."

Good Fortune:

Gray Summers. Website www.graysummers.com
Last Edited by graysummers on 03/04/2014 - 14:03
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