Cedar trees can take on the most amazing forms. The cedar tree bark has a wonderful mixture of textures and form. The following image was taken by Marks during our trek into the wilds of Bulow’s Hidden Lake. He used his Mamiya 645 Pro, 80 mm lens, with Ilford HP5 @ 200 which was then developed in Moersch Tanol. We scanned this image from the silver gelatin print and you’ll just have to believe that the result on the computer does not do the actual print justice.
From this image you can almost feel the texture of the wood. The tanol developer that was used to develop film is showing a lot more detail in the negatives than any of the other developers we have tried.
The tones on this image were obtained with a two stage carbon toning using Moersch MT2 toner and Moersch bleach.
Timings and technical details can be found on Marks’ Flickr site:-
The same wonderful cedar tree taken from a few paces back.
Don’t you just love the formation of those roots? The weathered look of the bark? Another of Mother Nature’s Wonders!
Timings and technical details:-
Have a wonderful day from both of us in the Sunshine State.