Road, Rain Forest, 1999. North Cascades Foothills, Washington
I spotted this luminous moss-covered dirt road winding
through a dense rain forest in the North Cascades foothills as I was
driving along one of the quiet backroads of Washington state. The
clean, dense rain forest helped accentuate the graceful curved road.
I visualized the photograph as a fairly high key image. I used my
4x5 Super Cambo view camera fitted with a Schneider 121mm Super Angulon
lens and Kodak Tri-X film. I also used a green filter to help lift
the deep green forest values to a brighter gray value. Careful printing
must be done to achieve a successful print. I use a Shadow
Contrast Increase Mask and a Fog
Mask along with a moderately soft contrast paper to achieve a
gentle balance of lively, silvery values throughout the photograph.
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