As we’re still working on the backlog, here is one of my images of the homestead at Princess Place Preserve in Central Florida. The history of this wonderful homestead was posted in full in a prior post. It is a beautiful Adirondack style lodge displaying old fashioned craftmanship no longer seen today.
Looking at this lodge transports one back to an earlier time, the 1800’s before computers and cell phones. A more relaxed era when entertainment was getting together with friends to enjoy nature and the beauty of the surroundings.
The lodge is maintained by the Flagler County Parks and Recreation. It is situated on 1500 acres of land directly on the Mantanzas River and Pellicer Creek. This natural beauty offers recreation such as hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking and, of course, photography!
Yesterday Marks and I spent several hours in our darkroom split toning the images which will be shown in this series. We used a combination of full and partial bleaching back, together with Sepia and Selenium toning to obtain the results seen here. Sepia and Selenium in combination results in some wonderful warm tones.
Camera used was the Mamiya 645 Pro TL loaded with Ilford HP5 @ 200, 80 mm Mamiya Sekor 1:2.8 Lens, #25 Red Filter
Images were scanned from the silver gelatin print using an Epson V500 film scanner.
This is the first of several images which will be shown over the next few days.
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