An Attempt at Chiaroscuro.
For this weeks photo I did my best (that’s a lie) to capture Chiaroscuro. For those who don’t know, Chiaroscuro is one of the most important means of expressing feeling through light and contrast. I am sure I could have come up with something better, however due to the darkroom being closed because of $1.50 worth of stolen/misplaced property, I didn’t want to waste film I wouldn’t be able to use, so I waited until I got the go ahead to process to shoot. that go ahead came on a sunless day, with little shadows. Anyways, this is what I have to show.
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Winona Architecture (Rough)
Winona Architecture (Final)
These images are of a building along the river in Winona. I shot them today after I learned that I would be able to complete my assignment. I really liked the shadowing on the building, and I liked the way the dark building stood out against the lighter sky. It makes for nice contrast. The initial print was rather muddy, and dull, so I added a #2.5 contrast filter and another .2 seconds to burn some more contrast into the image. I think that there is a large difference, and I am much prouder of the final print.
Until next week, Enjoy! Maybe I will have more time to create a far better image… Or at least I will be able to manage my time better….