February 19, 2006


06-02-19 Together

Shadows of myself and a friend projected on to the beach below us, in a little town outside Dunedin, New Zealand. I like to think there's something ethereal about the image, but at the same time strangely comforting. It's quite an abstract picture.

Date: September 2001
Camera: Olympus OM4, 50mm lens
Film: Ilford FP4 Plus (ISO 125), self-processed
Post-processing: Negative scanned using a Nikon Coolscan III and levels normalised. Adjustments were uniform across the photo.

Critical comments always welcome.

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  1. Oooo Dunedin sounds like Dunedine (spelling). And Dunedin is in New Zealand. How coincidental… ?

    19 Feb 2006, 23:14

  2. Thats a great photo! Really nice :)

    19 Feb 2006, 23:19

  3. Am liking the photo Mr Young, most excellent (radical dude etc etc).

    20 Feb 2006, 01:01

  4. I like it. It's good to have memories with photos…

    20 Feb 2006, 01:43

  5. Cool, I don't think you can beat good old film to give a photo real style and depth.

    I think the ethereal nature of the image comes from the patterns formed by the shadows, the absence of the light.

    It's kinda like an abstract self-portrait! =)

    21 Feb 2006, 11:49

  6. Steven Carpenter

    FP4 takes me back; I remember spending ages in the darkroom trying to load 35mm film from 10m bulk rolls into canisters and those spiral things used for wet development, when I worked as a photographer in Physics. We used to use rolls and rolls of FP4 and HP5, although I always preferred HP5 for that arty 'grain' effect.

    22 Feb 2006, 23:15

  7. John Emerson

    Nice image Simon. It's got a moon-landing feel to it, those shadows could so easily be part of a Lunar Module!

    See you on Saturday, feel free to start your track walk if we're in the lead ;-)

    22 Feb 2006, 23:36

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