Saturday, March 25, 2006

Australian Air Force Memorial
I have not been happy with the way my negatives have turned out of late and suspect that I have been over-developing in the tank. On my walk to work is what I though would be a good test shot: the bronze eagle memorial in Queen's Gardens. I took this early in the morning (OM4, 50mm f1.8 lens, no filter, f11, 1/250th, Ilford HP5)—the sun was providing a strong backlight and it had just stopped drizzling. I did some light sharpening and brightening to bring out the detail in the underside of the wings. Maybe I have my problem sorted …

1 comment:

Nicole said...

Lovely shot Boyd. Have to admire your masterly hand at controlling light and exposure. The eagle looks to be between heaven and earth and has a beautiful captured sheen - reminds me of the RR Spirit of Ecstacy somehow. Framing is spot on and teases the eye with the interplay of positive and negative space - perfectly balanced I must say.