Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 1 September 2009 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

This is a scanned large format negative from my archives. In packing to move I've located several boxes of old negatives including these of a larger format. I was using the zone system to establish the range of tones I wanted to record in the negative. Then, I adjusted the enlarging time and contrast filter when printing to produce the wide range of tones I wanted. It is much easier now in PS.

Orely from Lyon, France

very nice black and white
like it a lot
have a nice day ^_^

1 Sep 2009 5:39am

Scott from San Antonio, United States

Awesome composition!!
Spectacular values!

1 Sep 2009 7:11am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

fantastic graphic shot, great framing and tones, it's a definite favorite one

1 Sep 2009 7:57am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

nicly composed
well done

1 Sep 2009 9:32am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Interesting shot.
They could almost be the giant feet
of a metal robot

1 Sep 2009 10:14am

Rakesh Vanamali from Ooty, India

Whoaaa! This looks straight out of star wars! Great shot!

1 Sep 2009 12:17pm

bekkah from United States

wonderful b&w, love the sharp zigzag shadow! a scanned negative? as in film? looks fantastic :)

1 Sep 2009 2:02pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Outstanding framing ! Light is so pretty that I even see a silver tones in this amazing BW shot . 5x5* :)

1 Sep 2009 2:26pm

DaveB from Exeter, United Kingdom

Lovely B&W shot, great lighting

1 Sep 2009 2:37pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

très beau graphisme, et très belles matières.

1 Sep 2009 2:39pm

Gina from Azores, Portugal

Beautiful composition.Wonderful B&W!Thank you for your message

1 Sep 2009 3:47pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific monochrome. Love the peeling paint.

1 Sep 2009 3:58pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That is a beautiful graphic composition. The repeating pattern of the boats is wonderful. The textures and tonality are superb.

1 Sep 2009 4:01pm

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

I'm a big fan of this kind of strong B&W graphic image.
The forms and shadows are outstanding.
A masterful photo.

1 Sep 2009 4:12pm

Ken from United States

True Professional! This is so good Don!!

1 Sep 2009 4:24pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening Don,
a masterful shot in b&w. Dear greetings Christel

1 Sep 2009 5:38pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very interesting repetiion. Nice glance

1 Sep 2009 8:42pm

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Cool shot - I like the shadows

1 Sep 2009 9:46pm

Papalopoctli from Mexico City, Mexico

Excellent B/W! I like the textures...

1 Sep 2009 10:55pm

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

I DO like these tones....and the textures are wonderful! Superb shot! Very nice :)

2 Sep 2009 12:42am

Candace from Phoenix, AZ, United States

It sure is easier now. Beautiful tonal ranges and textures.

2 Sep 2009 1:48am

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Thanks to technology it is alot easier now. I think it is also a little enviromentally friendlier than before. No more chemicals. A great shot. I think you have covered all the zones here. Well done.

2 Sep 2009 2:51am

One from Açores, Portugal

A magnificent view. Excellent contrast !
A great job of scanning !

2 Sep 2009 3:10am

Sarala from Chicago, United States

This is wonderful. I am taking a B&W analog photography class, complete with darkroom work. It is a challenge and I am struggling to see a world without color and make the most of it. I'm spoiled by my dSLR but this is good for improving my skills.

2 Sep 2009 2:17pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Excellent! The tones and texture are outstanding! Bravo

2 Sep 2009 4:57pm

grant from kansas city, United States

excellent! i'd love to know what camera you used, if you remember, when you post scanned negatives.

5 Sep 2009 3:42am