a recent print ...

Discussion in 'Printing' started by pdh, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Knocked this one out the other night.
    Not a "fine print" by any means but I just got a not-undecent flatbed scanner so I wanted to test it :smile:

    Scan-130410-0004 by _loupe, on Flickr

  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    the tones are great. If you straighten the horizon, do the posts look wonky?
  3. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    It''s Cornwall. Only the horizon out to sea is horizontal!
    (and then not very)
  4. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013

    What is the scanner?
  5. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Just an old hp g4050 off eBay.
    Not up to Epson standards, but quite good enough for this, and for scanning MF and LF negatives for Flickr.
  6. Briar

    Briar Hall of Famer

    Oct 27, 2010
    Looks mushy, good job you got your new boots! The ground I mean, not the print!
  7. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I was there mid march and I've never seen so much water on that moor in the past 20 years!
  8. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Perhaps those ancients were on the mead, every thing would look wonky then and nothing would look horizontal, except the ancients when they fell over!

  9. Isoterica

    Isoterica Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011

    lovin' it.. well done. horizons are strange things when the land isn't really hilly but also isn't flat either. had that in a forest preserve last week.. shooting for the horizon as indicated by the land made all the trees crooked, straighten the trees and the land tilts. i've learned to go with what is accurate in those instances. :)
  10. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    It awes me slightly to think that 150 years ago this was an industrial landscape.

    It was filled with men and women and horses and tramways and dozens of engine houses belching smoke and steam, and the sound of ore mills crushing stone ...

    ... some remains of engine houses and mineshafts are within just a few yards of stone circles and standing stones like this, all over West Cornwall ...

    Yet these remnants from 3000 years ago were afforded respect and left alone, when it would have been so easy for land and mine owners to pull them down and use them for building material, or to sink another shaft ...
  11. Xuereb

    Xuereb Veteran

    Nov 5, 2010
    W. Australia
    There is something rich and scintillating about the grey tones. It reminded me of something familiar in the past. When I read the details on your flickr page I remembered what this was: Rodinal. It really is an amazing developer. When I next have the energy I really must use it on 4x5 negatives.
  12. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Looks great