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    Tar Dance

    recent experiments in outdated, small format film ... :-)




    Tar Dance - Sunnyvale 2009

    "Set your eye free to wander beyond your surroundings, let your imagination see beyond."

    slide show: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gdgphot...76786030/show/
    set page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gdgphot...7621276786030/


    tech info:
    exposure Contax Tix, Fuji New Reala F100
    scan Nikon Coolscan IV ED
    process Lightroom 2

    Comments always appreciated.

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    Re: Tar Dance

    This is one of the nicest examples of abstract photography that I've seen in quite a while. Please tell us more about how you made the shots.

    Mike

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    Re: Tar Dance

    Very nice Godfrey. It reminds me of Japanese (Zen) brushwork on paper scrolls.

    Diane

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    Re: Tar Dance

    Thanks for looking, Mike and Diane!

    Quote Originally Posted by popum View Post
    This is one of the nicest examples of abstract photography that I've seen in quite a while. Please tell us more about how you made the shots.
    Well, there's not much to tell. I'm working with a bunch of very outdated film and seeing what I can get from it. I set the camera to f/2.8 or f/4, set the EV compensation to +1.5, and go looking for photo ops. Film is processed at the local lab and scanned on a Nikon LS-IV. At first I was looking to do B&Ws, but I was playing with some ideas inspired by Japanese calligraphy (good call, Diane! ;-) and liked what happened with a color rendering more. They're full frame, no cropping, and a kind of "inverted vignette" or beveled edge effect happened when I made a mistake on some settings. I liked it and developed it a little further.

    Most of it was seeing these things and then abstracting them into the seemings of language ... then I saw the dance which made the title of the set and the names.

    I made a couple of them into hand-printed notecards ... they really look nice printed on a heavy, slightly coarse textured paper. I'll be offering them as part of a two or three movement folio set, or as a boxed set of hand-made notecards.

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