One and Two Chairs
with apologies to Joseph Kossuth
Tri-X Test Shot
Kirk Tuck’s Visual Science Lab pointed me to an interesting site the other day, Fuji-x Weekly, who list a series of “recipes” for creating a range of particular film looks (that aren’t already included out-of-the-box in my X-series cameras). Kirk was having fun with the Tri-x 400 recipe and, since that’s the film I shot the most of for a few decades, I thought I’d at least create the recipe and store it to one of the custom banks of my XT-4. This is my first test shot after creating it. Nice tonal range. More later, perhaps…
Chair and Shadow
In the Light
The light is different here and the colors brighter. It’s a whole new way of seeing.
Pull Up a Chair
Beach Chair Composition
Shapes and Shadows (Poolside Setup)
The Purity of Chairs
I’m not sure which version I prefer. Certainly the idea of purity is better represented by the black and white version. But I really liked the play of color in the reflections on the metal chairs. I boosted the contrast and the vibrance in Lightroom before converting to B&W in Perfect B&W with the Vivid Dream preset, then masked out the B&W on the chairs and reduced the opacity of the effect somewhat, brought back to Lightroom, reduced the contrast a little and raised the clarity and applied a dark vignette. Then I made a copy, converted it to B&W and played with the clarity and contrast a bit for the B&W version.