Thursday, July 8, 2010

Rubble from the Haitian Earthquake

Hannah is still learning how to print. She has a few negative from a trip to Haiti to help with the on-going aid.

This print had a few challenges and Hannah worked her way through the best she could.

The background of the rubble from the Earthquake was in full light. Not bright sunlight but open overcast light. The man on the left was in full shade... and he has dark skin.
We decided to crop most of the sky out of the image... it wasn't adding all that much and cropping it out cleaned up the composition. On the left side we kept in all we could. On the right side we cropped just to the vertical wall from the bottom, to stop the eye from flowing off the page to the right.
The main exposure was for the building in rubble. There was a bit of burning on the top and bottom right. The trouble was how much to dodge the man in the shadow. It turned out to be about half the total exposure.

Again the print was made on the Ilford MultiGrade Fibre Base Warmtone paper on the Leica V35 enlarger. The photo was taken with a Zeiss Ikon rangefinder and a Zeiss Biogon 35mm F2 lens on Delta 100.

Rob Skeoch

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