RPS 155th International Print Exhibition

April 22, 2012

I haven’t entered for a couple of years but decided to re-work and submit a few of my pinhole images which I felt might do well in this high-profile and usually stimulating exhibition. I was pleased to hear this week that one of my images was selected out of the 2800 entries.

The process of choosing what to select led me to re-scan the paper negatives. Each time I do this a learn a little more about how to get the most out of the negative. By scanning at a higher resolution and by carefully controlling the values in the heavy areas I was able to get far more out of this image than from previous attempts. I also chose to crop as a square to work the composition better with the curves of the reflections in the water.

The version here is the newer and better of the two.

Swimmer at Gwalia Pool - pinhole photo

The one below is my initial “quick” scan.

Swimmer at Gwalia Pool (scan) - pinhole photo
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