Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Printing While It Rains

Woodbury, Connecticut

After all that scanning, assembling, cleaning up, and adjusting, today it's time to look at some prints. The image on screen is all well and good, but it takes a print to really see the picture.

Meanwhile, the temperature soared from barely fifty in the morning to near ninety this afternoon, with thunderstorms and monsoon rains rolling in.

Woodbury, Connecticut

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ha! "Printing while it rains". What toil and hardship! You had to click a whole series of virtual buttons and watch the machine print them out. What a world. And what's worse, the images look like Eggleston's and there's nothing to be done for it.

Carl said...

Anon,

Outputting digital prints is a nothing, that's true. Scanning the 7x17 inch negatives and assembling the files is simply a long and tedious procedure. The hard part, as with any printing process, is deciding what the print should look like. After that, anybody could hit the "print" button.

If there's some affinity with Eggleston in my color work, that's fine with me, but black and white panoramas are about as far from Wild Bill's stuff as you can get.