Stream Through Forest, 1982. North Cascades
National Park, Washington
This is a conceptual photograph resulting from my desire
to produce a somewhat "dreamlike" image of a soft, cottony
stream meandering through a dense pattern of trees. I found this
subject within a year or two after conceiving the image in my mind.
Since the light level in this dense forest was quite low, it was
necessary to use an exposure of several minutes. I originally shot
this image back in the late 1970's. Unfortunately, wind was blowing
through the forest during the exposure causing the trees to sway
and appear a bit "unsharp". In addition, I did not account
for quite enough reciprocity failure and the negative was a bit
underexposed. I was able to re-shoot this image in 1982, learning
from my mistakes on the previous attempt. This negative is far superior
to the first. I used a 121mm Schneider Super-Angulon lens. I utilized
4x5 Tri-X film developed Normal -1 in dilute HC-110 developer. For
the print, I use a soft developer such as Ansco 120, coupled with
a grade 3 paper and careful masking
techniques. Around 1994 I abandoned the use of highly
diluted developers for contraction development of the negative.
I now use SLIMT development (selective
latent image manipulation technique) which employs a pre-bath of
highly dilute potassium ferricyanide prior to transferring the negative
to the normal strength developer (such as HC-110).
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