Luminous is the expression I would use to describe this image. Photography, for me, is an artistic outlet. I put my heart and soul into producing and image in the hopes that the viewer will experience an emotion. Photographing one of the roses Marks bought for me Valentine’s Day was a labor of love for me. Here’s one of those I want to share with you.
The object was to get the lighting just right so that the one side would be sharply defined. The other side soft. Lighting it this way made this image appear to be luminous, emitting light from within.
Another split toned image, albeit more subtle, using Moersch bleach, selenium and Moersch MT3 toners.
Taken using the Mamiya 645 Pro TL, 150 mm Lens with 2X extionsion tube in studio lighting , Ilford HP5 @ 200 developed in D76 @ 1:1. Printed on Arista EDU Ultra VCFB in Moersch ECO 4812 . Scanned from the silver gelatin print.
Technical details can be found on my Flickr site:-
From a grey, wet, rainy Florida, wishing everyone a safe and happy day.