Tri-X in the Park

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David28
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Tri-X in the Park
Jul 7, 2011

Apologies I am being singularly focused in terms of my recent subject matter. But I am just having so much fun with my little girl who is turning 18 months tomorrow. Appreciate your indulgence.

A few from the park near home (I was crouched under the slide). I pulled back the shadows a little with Nik's Viveza and cropped them but nothing else done to them in post. I don't always get this kind of result with Tri-X but with some practice, I am beginning to understand how best to use this film.

Anyway, I hope you like them.

My little treasure, Milla

Thanks for viewing.

David

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In reply to David28, Jul 7, 2011

These are beautiful, soulful . Your choice of medium is so appropriate for these shots.

You're making me want to got out and shoot my M2...

Peter.

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What a gorgeous et, dear David. I like #2 the best!
My very best to all your beautiful family,
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Wonderful images of an angel - especially no. 3. Thanks a lot for sharing, David.
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Hi Doc

You have to take some of the credit for my inspiration. I apologize for not having participated in here ..... I have been short on time with the end of our financial year being June 30 down this way. I admit to lurking and indulging my voyeuristic desires and you have been most productive I must say.

Thanks again for stopping by and I trust the family is well.

David

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These are beautiful, soulful . Your choice of medium is so appropriate for these shots.

You're making me want to got out and shoot my M2...

Peter.

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David28
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In reply to l_objectif, Jul 7, 2011

Merci mon ami

Family is sweet ......... much like your recent corn on the cob! Damn .... what you pull out of that DLux5 is simply outstanding. My precious Milla is an angel from above she is. And that is only partly bias being her dad and all. LOL.

Keep well and thank you for taking the time to pop in.

David

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What a gorgeous et, dear David. I like #2 the best!
My very best to all your beautiful family,
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In reply to ashfaque, Jul 7, 2011

I am rather partial to the third image as well. She has her mother's beautiful eyes. All the images were taken within a 5 minute period. I used up a whole roll of Tri-X in that time.

A funny thing happened when we were there .... a mother nearby noticed me crawling about the playground and came up to ask to see the pictures I was taking. That hasn't happened to me in a while.

David

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Wonderful images of an angel - especially no. 3. Thanks a lot for sharing, David.
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In reply to David28, Jul 7, 2011

David, I think you out did yourself with this set, exposure is perfect, looking at the light on the childs face it isn't burnt or blurred out as I so often see with digital images and indeed sometimes film too, they have a full range of tones from solid white to black, out of focus rendering is smooth and easy on the eye not distracting which leads your eye in to the subject rather than harsh out of focus rendering which leaves you a liitle forced in to the subject.

above all else what really captured me with this set was the care put in to creating them.

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In reply to Austin101, Jul 7, 2011

Funny you mentioned the care taken to create these images ........ like I wrote in an earlier response in here, I finished a roll of Tri-X within 5 minutes and loaded a roll of Ilford HP5 for another 36 images within a short time. But if you are referring to the love and passion put into finding that light and getting the POV right, then I confess my indulgence.

Again, the dynamic range on the Tri-X has not always been easy to tame for me. But i admit to really liking what I managed to achieve this time. I appreciate your considered response. These two rolls of film have given me tremendous pleasure. And my little Milla of course.

Thanks again mate.

David

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David, I think you out did yourself with this set, exposure is perfect, looking at the light on the childs face it isn't burnt or blurred out as I so often see with digital images and indeed sometimes film too, they have a full range of tones from solid white to black, out of focus rendering is smooth and easy on the eye not distracting which leads your eye in to the subject rather than harsh out of focus rendering which leaves you a liitle forced in to the subject.

above all else what really captured me with this set was the care put in to creating them.

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Another one to share ......
In reply to David28, Jul 7, 2011

sometimes things don't always work the way you plan.

She looked down as I depressed the shutter. For some strange reason, I really like the image regardless. The dynamic range I pulled from this roll of film is really satisfying. Thanks again everyone for participating.

It's almost gone midnight here. I will bid you all a good morning, good day or good afternoon. Keep clicking (and sharing).

David

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really beautiful and priceless photographies !!

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The memories are priceless Gianluca and you are most kind in your acknowledgement.

Like I said in my opening post, I did knock off a whole roll in 5 minutes, so please allow me to post a few more.

My little girl had such a great time and I know I did too. Will more than likely print and frame some of these.

Again ..... thanks everyone

David

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really beautiful and priceless photographies !!

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In reply to David28, Jul 8, 2011

Dear David !
I like to see your wonderfull Familly's Pictures !
Theses are always very strong with a beautifull B/W PP...And perhaps again more
with your Film Shot ! Probably the best i have seen here !

There is one thing with you ! Theres is always pictures i remember !
A special David28's Style !... Sorry for my english !

Many thanks for sharing this great Moment !

My Best !

Hugues.

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In reply to David28, Jul 8, 2011

What an excellent set of photos. Thanks for sharing these. I used to do the same when my daughters were little. Go to the park with them and shoot a roll or two of B&W film.
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In reply to David28, Jul 9, 2011

One word... brilliant!
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Hey Stuart .....
In reply to Stujomo, Jul 9, 2011

Your comments mean so much more after I dropped into your website. Really enjoyed your black and white work. Though I admit to having to look up the FED3 to see what it actually look like - kinda like the earlier Leicas at first glance.

Thanks mate.

David

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What an excellent set of photos. Thanks for sharing these. I used to do the same when my daughters were little. Go to the park with them and shoot a roll or two of B&W film.
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In reply to hughf, Jul 9, 2011

You never have to apologize for your English. I think you are doing great participating in a forum where the primary language is not your spoken one. 10 out of 10 for you.

I am pleased some of my photographs resonate with you - your acknowledgment is noted and appreciated. The subject is a little narrow admittedly of late but I am having so much fun.

Have a wonderful weekend mon ami

David

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Dear David !
I like to see your wonderfull Familly's Pictures !
Theses are always very strong with a beautifull B/W PP...And perhaps again more
with your Film Shot ! Probably the best i have seen here !

There is one thing with you ! Theres is always pictures i remember !
A special David28's Style !... Sorry for my english !

Many thanks for sharing this great Moment !

My Best !

Hugues.

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In reply to Lynn Roylance, Jul 9, 2011

.... for your generosity. It has taken me quite a bit of practice to get to know the nature of the Kodak Tri-X film. I bias exposure about 1/3 to 1/2 stop under to prevent highlights from blowing out and then pull up the shadows a little in pp. Nothing else needed.

David

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In reply to David28, Jul 10, 2011

Really gorgeous pictures David. Love them all! And your daughter is such a cute subject for these

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In reply to Satya Kommini, Jul 11, 2011

Hello David,

Hope you are keeping well. These are great looking pictures of your child. I like how in each picture you have captured a moment, an emotion surrounded by his world of plays and toys.

The tones of the film are great too with sublte grain and very well exposed.

Take care,

Tibor

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