Bleaching "Dads Last Days" print for the Rosebud Exhibition, made with the Durst 138 5x7 enlarger
The most difficult part of this new family group print promises to be the white vacuum shaped object in the front right part of the composition. I just sort or burned it out rather poorly in this digi scan but will have to find a subtler way to handle it in the final Gelatin Silver archival exhibition 20x24 photograph. Every person in this family grou shot is sharp except the father who smiled and moved a tiny bit. One of the reasons I chose the condenser 5x7 Durst for this neg and not the diffused light source of my color head Durst 8x10 was because I believe the Durst 138 condensers add a bit of sharpness (also a bit more contrast) to the final result. The dad print was outstanding, I hope this print might also be.
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