Still flooded, now in colour
Still flooded, now in colour. Views N and S at the same location. Dear Electra returned far too soon from convalescence, I warned her not to go outdoors but she would insist. A terrific blue flash and all that was left was a smoking heap and bent and mangled abacus wires. How will I run SPP? The two rail photos are approximately the same location 48 years apart. The black and white photo was taken just after depot facilities for steam locomotives closed in this part of the country, these locos to be towed away for scrap. Sometime in the next 6 years electrification will reach and this scene will alter again. For the technique buffs out there the black and white photo is a copy from a black and white negative. You need 2 parts of Vogue Italia from September 2012 placed on a flat surface. Then stand the front of a Morphy Richards breadmaker on the heap of Vogues, remove the nut dispenser part and open the lid. The lid stays open in that position. Next place the negative carrier from a Durst 35mm enlarger on the opened lid. The slot for the negative fits neatly over the hole where the nut dispenser was. You need an evenly-lit background, net curtains during daylight hours are fine. Set up a tripod and using the Sigma 70-300mm zoom in macro mode focus on your negative. Expose using the RS-31 remote control with the camera set in the mirror up position. There may be easier ways for that part of the process. Run through SPP then go into Photoshop. Invert (colour) the image, crop, convert to black and white and adjust according to taste. All the images I produced by this method are superior to the same images either commercially or home-printed via the usual wet chemistry route. On flooding the news overnight here is that the main road South out of this city has flooded and the rail line is under water and has a very limited service. The rail maintenance company spokesman said this was not flooding from the river
systems but water that has come up from underground.