Friday, September 27, 2013

Floral Portrait #4, 2005

Floral Portrait #4

                                     Homage to an Edward Weston Crafted Black And White

Yes, the lily on the black hand made paper was beautiful (Floral Portrait #3) but when the sun started to go down and the long shadow was created, I had to make the black and white version. It looked like something my favorite photographer Edward Weston might have made on a long exposure black and white film camera.

As I often say, half in jest, half serious, "the sun made me do it."

This is almost picture perfect but of course, I'll always wonder, "What would it have looked like created on black and white film and hand printed on Kodak fine art fiber paper?"

Well, I'll never know.  And I'll just stay content with this lovely little digital black and white portrait.

"You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved."           Ansel Adams

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