Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Canyon Shadows (test)

Continuing to work with Grand Canyon pictures in photogravure I have decided to challenge what can be done. This process preserves a lot of information in the dark end of the tonal scale, therefore interesting photos can be printed that will initially appear too dark, but on closer inspection there is great detail in the shadow areas. I don't know how far it can be pushed. The available information is not as great as contemporary photographic processes, but that is part of the motivation for doing this labor-intense process: seeing how far it can reasonably be pushed.

Note: this is an initial test print, photographed with my phone. More detail will appear in the final version (and when that print is photographed with a good camera. Think of this both as a teaser and a compositional sketch)

"We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things. Not because they are easy, but because they are hard." -JFK

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