Rusted History: print #1
*I was lucky with this first print. I only had to make one test strip, and I only had to try for a full print twice. The first print came out nicely, but one part of it was a bit light, so I had to burn the edge. I did not use a filter, and the contrast stayed the same as the test strip; three or four clicks from the brightest light. I loved making this print because it taught me that the process doesn’t have to be that difficult to get a really nice picture.
*The photo uses the compositional elements by placing the center of the wheel just to the bottom left of the bottom left power point, the wheel itself is symmetrical but its position in the photo is asymmetrical, the spokes create diagonals, the spokes create negative space, and there is a contrast between the texture of the rusty spoke and the relative smoothness of the wall behind it. There is also a pattern in the spokes and a big difference in value.