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02-02-2021, 08:41 AM - 2 Likes   #1
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Two shells, Version 2
Lens: 135 Camera: Pentax 67II Photo Location: Living room ISO: 250 

Two shells, Version 2
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HP5 @ ASA250 in HC-110
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02-03-2021, 10:23 AM   #2
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Interesting shells. The foreground element is a bit distracting as it competes with the black background.
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Although the use of monochrome suggests that the texture and shape are the protagonists here, so a simple dark background should have been a reasonable choice, I do find the foreground interesting because it creates space, thus a more naturalistic image. Maybe I’d give a little more breathing space to the right to fine tune the balance of the composition , as the bigger shell has a certain dynamic of nearing the framing.
Placing them like this creates a very interesting “rotating momentum” I’d say. This, in accordance with the fore detail and the background density , brings up a tonal variety. Also, there’s enough contrast to show some texture on their surface.
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Love the details and contrast

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Thank you all for your comments. I try to compose as much as I can in the viewfinder or the groundglass. I also try to crop tightly, too tightly sometimes,
which I notice when I have problems fitting the image on the paper.
I spent some time with these shells and the piece of driftwood, looking for ways how they fit in each other, like pieces in a puzzle. Whenever I take a photo
and I start composing in the darkroom, I normally didn´t pay much attention during exposure. Occasionally I will take an image with the intention of cropping
it into totally different proportions than the negative it was exposed on. Otherwise I normally make or ruin my images during exposure.

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