Hay Bale

Photographic print on fibre based paper.

Previously posted as a straight scan from negative here

As in the previous post the print has more contrast (I also did some burning in) but the detail in the trees has gone.

I think If I’d given this negative more exposure I could have kept both the contrast and the shadow detail.

West Cumbria, UK, March 2013

4 Replies to “Hay Bale”

  1. Huge difference from the straight scan. It looks great.


    • John Pickles says:

      Thanks Steve. It needed the sky burning in as well as the bottom corners and the Hale bale was held back a bit but I’m still disappointed I couldn’t retain any detail in the trees. Thanks for commenting.


  2. simon0252 says:

    Fabulous print, John.


    • John Pickles says:

      Thank you. I’m going to try printing it again using the split grade technique. Just need to see if I can retain the shadow detail in the trees. I’ll post the results when I get round to it. Thanks for looking.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com