After a week of teaching at the Coupeville Art Center on Whidbey Island Wa. one of my students and I went for a ride to explore more of the Island. This image is on the north end of the island near Deception Pass. Back light is a difficult situation especially if the foreground is deep green combined with with glowing underbrush in the background. With B+W film you can use a green filter which will lighten and separate the different shades of green. But the draw back here is you lose a couple stops of film speed. Here I used a mono pod that allowed me to shoot a couple stops slower on the shutter speed to make up the difference. Camera support is very useful in low light situations such as shooting under the canopy of the forest. A tripod would allow for much longer shutter speeds but when just strolling a mono pod is a lot easier to carry. enjoy pjc
Walker Evans got me started in signage photographs a lot can be told by signs. History and personality past and present. enjoy pjc
This image made on Ilford SFX that is a film that is Red sensitive so you shoot it through a RED 25 filter giving similar results to IR film. ISO 200 shot at 800 processed in Rodinal to produce a grainy effect almost to the point of a drawing. I love grain when used correctly.
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More of Western Washington later today or tomorrow.