I could spend years photographing this tree, attempting to capture its essence. I wonder in all its years of growth, who and what has passed beneath. The stories it could tell.
The Base of the Old Oak
We went back to our split toning with Sepia and Selenium for this one. Each image is different, so the tone needs to show this. The base of the oak tree has beautiful textures, little nooks and crannies.
Mamiya 645 Pro TL, 80 mm Mamiya 1:2.8 Sekor Lens, Ilford HP5 @ 200 developed in D76. Printed on Arista EDU Ultra VCFB in Ethol LPD.
The tones on this image were obtained by using a partial bleach and toning first in Selenium to set the dark tones and finally in sepia to tone the highlights. I’ve provided all timings and technical information on Flickr.
TGIF – Have a great Friday. Enjoy
We hope everyone had a great weekend. We’re setting out on another photographic expedition. So far the weather looks favorable and we’re hoping that the sky remains relatively clear. It gets pretty dark in those woods, but judging from the I-phone images posted in our last post, we know that’s difficult to imagine. Trust us. It is. Shooting without a tripod is just impossible.
The two rolls of medium format from the previous trip have been developed and are hanging to dry in the darkroom. The negatives turned out a lot thicker than we normally see so we’re going to change some of our exposures to compensate. We’re always happy if we get one or two good images per roll.
Before we head out, we’re going to leave you with another image from Sugar Mill Gardens in Port Orange in Central Florida.
Taken with the Mamiya 645 Pro, by Marks with a 150 mm Mamiya Sekor 1:3.5 lens using Ilford HP5 @ 200 developed in our darkroom in D76 1:1. Scanned from the silver gelatin print.
Have a beautiful Monday everyone. Leave us a comment. You know we love to hear from you. 😉