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10-13-2006, 08:39 PM
75mm f/64 zone plate, 6x6cm, Ilford HP5, Ilford MGWT.

An early effort with a home made zone plate. Bluefire Police film in LPD paper developer. Attached files http://f295.f295.org/uploads/shadow_door_8946.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/shadow_door_8946.jpg)

10-13-2006, 09:18 PM
And the effort was worth it!

I think this is one of the strongest images I've seen of late. It looks like a mad man cut apart a couple of negatives and reconstructed them to create a new reality. Kind of "abbey normal" but brilliant.

10-13-2006, 09:27 PM
very cool... fuzzy and geometric angular, all at the same time

10-14-2006, 04:12 PM
Piet Mondrian goes black and white. I think that this picture is made better by the faint image of the door in the shadow. The straight, vertical rectangle to counter all those strong diagonals.

This image is like many of your images, Chris - it is as if you composed it with pencil and straight edge and then set the values with charcoal and conte crayon. A wonderful division of the plane into lights and darks.

10-15-2006, 03:11 AM
One of those images that makes my heart skip a beat. My eye keeps coming back to two things: the vertical "neon tube", and the way the (shadows of the) banisters suddenly bend over, as if they melted in place.

10-16-2006, 07:49 PM
Your eye for patterns of light and shadow is really masterful. Thanks