11 Apr 2012

Through Beer Tinted Lenses...

So I am attempting to learn the ancient art of beercan photography!  Admittedly the learning curve is steep - I recieved quite a few concerned looks from passersby, posing in front of a beercan on the floor whilst counting under your breath apparently isn't typical behaviour!  The selfconsciousness was worth it in the end however.  I love how dark and ominous the photos look, no hint of the beautiful April sunshine and the clouds of blossom.

The tree below is my first dabble with photopositive paper - exactly the same process as the photonegative, same chemicals, the lot, but no inversing on photoshop is required, it develops as a straight positive image.  It is pretty neat but I think I prefer the grainy feel of the photonegative, plus it seems to mark more easily as you develop it.  So from eight beercans I only got three good pictures, getting the timing right for exposure is apparently quite easy to misjudge (especially if you are counting in 'mississippis' because your watch strap broke).

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