Today’s images were taken last week and Saturday as they were shot on film in my Hasselblad. I processed the film this morning in Rodinal (actually Blazinol which I’ve read on-line was described as “Canadian Rodinal.”) This was also the first time I tried stand development processing TMX 100 for an hour in Rodinal using a dilution of 1:100. I was very pleased with the results and I’ll be processing my 120 this way from now on. The next time I shoot 4×5 I’ll also try stand development.
Below are the more interesting images from the roll as well as some thoughts on the compositions.
Depending on the direction of travel of the subject, the minimum shutter speed to freeze motion is different. This is illustrated above as the commuters walking away from the camera appear frozen while the commuter reflected in the glass traveling across the picture is blurred, suggesting motion.
At home on the weekend, I finished the roll of film walking the dog in a small park.
In the tangled morass of grasses lining the stream bank, the smooth newspaper draws attention. It is also lighter than it’s darker surround and placed close to a “rule-of-thirds” intersection point.
Ample use of the “rule-of-thirds.” Both trees are along the vertical lines of thirds. The puddle reflecting the tree falls in the intersection of the bottom and right lines of thirds.
To avoid a bald white sky, I made sure that the branches of the tree broke the white expanse as well as framed the image.
Use of the diagonal line and the widening expanse of the river narrowing in the distance adds to the dynamism of the flowing stream. A slow-ish shutter speed of 1/30 increases blur waters rush in the near foreground.