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Posts tagged “Chiaroscuro

Winona Amtrak Station.

Well this was Week 2 of Chiaroscuro, only this week I had the task of going out and shooting an exposure that shows “meaning/depth” or something like that. Personally I am not a fan of taking images with a direct meaning or intent. I would rather have the viewer look at an image and pull their own meaning from it. but none the less, this is what I came up with. Hope you enjoy!

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"Final"

"Rough"

This photo is of the Winona Amtrak Station. I shot it on Saturday night, just as the Empire Builder arrived. Despite the numerous odd looks, I was able to capture this shot with a 20-30 second exposure using an aperture setting of f/8-16.

The “Final” print is actually the first print that I made. I was quite happy with it, but I wanted to clean the negative and try to remove some of the dust spots from it to make the second print look better. In the cleaning process, I ended up scratching the negative as you can see in the “Rough” image. In the “Rough” Image I also used less time, to try and bring out more of the building, however then I lost the true black of night, and was less than impressed. Over all, I think the first print is the best, and I went through quite a few test prints to get it to come out with such sharp contrast. In my opinion the shadows in the image emit sort of an eerie feeling, but how does it make you feel?

Until next time, Enjoy!

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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….