The print has a big burn on the right side and and dodges on the left and right eyes, filtration is 3. The photo paper is 11x14 Ilford warmtone fiber.
Update* The printing of this image went fine. Ended up making 5 versions including 2 at filter 3 1/2. Am now working on print 2 of the triptych a shot made a few exposures later with dads eyes closed. I am thinking these will be the end shots of the triptych, the middle shot will be a full head, wider , blurry photo of dad looking directly at the viewer. It will be as if he is fading away, receding inside the 2 closer compositions end pictures.
I remember dad looking me straight in the eyes those last few days of his life. He would just look straight at me, through me with piercing wide eyes. I wanted to duplicate a bit of that feeling in this triptych. It is hard to print these photos, but it needs to be done. Dad left us almost 2 years ago now, February 22, 2015.
|The 2md attempt at tonight's dad photograph in the fixer|
|1st and 2nd attempt side by side in the wash, photo made in 2014|