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R.G. Daniel / 39 items

N 49 B 5.4K C 23 E Jan 25, 2007 F Jan 24, 2007
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No Photoshop. This montage was done entirely in the darkroom, back in the day. The elements were exposed in turn onto a sheet of 8x10 Kodalith high contrast sheet film, then contact printed to paper. The "moon" is actually a small plate or saucer. My cats. Not my house...

Part of New Scans of Old Prints.

NOTE: This image was used (with permission) as the cover of the EP "Swallow Up The Moon" by indie band "Phoenix and the Turtle": see www.cdbaby.com/cd/PhoenixandtheTurtle

Tags:   darkroom kodalith lith no photoshop BW Black and White print SLR Nikon Nikon FE2 old house cat house moon BRAVO BlueRibbonWinner i500 interestingness469

N 46 B 5.9K C 39 E Jan 13, 2007 F Jan 13, 2007
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No Photoshop -- Another scan of an old 8x10 print from about 20 years ago. From an original black & white negative, an 8x10 transparency on ultra-high-contrast Kodalith sheet film was created. This was then contact printed onto 8x10 paper.

The "snow" is actually black pepper, shaken onto the film during the contact exposure. (For stars I sometimes used salt).

Part of New Scans of Old Prints.

Tags:   darkroom kodalith lith no photoshop pepper snow house tree BW Black and White print SLR Nikon Nikon FE2 utata_feature i500 interestingness2 ImpressedBeauty i100 i10 ExploreFrontPage PhotoFaceOffWinner PFOGold

N 9 B 1.4K C 22 E Jan 2, 2007 F Jan 2, 2007
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No Photoshop -- This is a scan of an old 8x10 print from maybe 20 years ago. The montage was done directly from two original negs onto the paper, masking out the area around the goose with black paper held a few inches above the print during exposure.

Part of New Scans of Old Prints.

Tags:   darkroom BW black and white print SLR Nikon Nikon FE2 cross-country ski skiers goose Canada Goose Canada winter snow surreal montage scan AnAwesomeShot Shield Of Excellence i500 interestingness449 utata_feature

N 26 B 7.0K C 65 E Jul 1, 1982 F Jul 26, 2006
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This old tone-separation is to celebrate the life of Patsy, the 40-year old African Elephant who recently passed away at the Toronto Zoo. It may even be a picture of Patsy herself, I can't be sure. Looks a lot like her. She'd have been a teenager at the time.

Tone Sep. Tech Notes: The original 35mm B&W negative was projected onto 4x5 sheets of Kodalith super high contrast sheet film, at various exposures. The resulting film positives were then contact printed in turn, in register (more or less) onto a single sheet of 4x5 continuous tone sheet film. In total darkness for this part, mind you. Finally, the resulting 4x5 negative could be contact printed onto paper for the final print or prints. All in all, a rather long evening in the darkroom, or maybe a couple of evenings if it was a worknight. Given this print was done back in the Eighties, there was no Photoshop used, or even invented.

Click here to see where this photo was taken. (Google Maps, Toronto Zoo)
Added to the Cream of the Crop pool as my most "interesting" (according to flickr)

Tags:   Patsy elephant Toronto Zoo tone seperation experience7 geotagged geo:lat=43.816933 geo:lon=-79.183354 SpecAnimal darkroom kodalith tonesep posterize print old school classic i500 interestingness53 1982 COTC:mostinteresting TopPhotoBlog Outstanding Shots Outstanding Shots i100 utata_feature PhotoFaceOffWinner PFOGold

N 6 B 1.0K C 6 E Mar 15, 2010 F Mar 14, 2010
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A one-of-a-kind print from the early Eighties... I dipped my hand in developer and pressed it onto photo paper in the darkroom. Exposed it to a controlled amount of white light from the enlarger, stop and fix as usual. Lots of trial and error on this one, if I recall...

Tags:   hand print developer darkroom black and white


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