In the Distance

Dune footsteps leading to people on a faraway horizon.

One last picture (for now) from Jockey’s Ridge.

Back in the day, I was a damned good printer in the black-and-white darkroom. If you’ve never really paid attention to a high-quality black-and-white silver print, you’re missing out on a special aesthetic experience. They have a unique depth and subtlety. A digital print is a different animal altogether (although they can be beautiful in their own right).

This picture would have been atrociously difficult to print from a traditional negative in the conventional wet darkroom. With today’s technology, I was able to do all sorts of magical things to it in software. Still, I’d love to have a gelatin-silver print of this, rather than the backlit screen version of it we’re all seeing now.

A nice, big 16″ x 20″ silver print.

Oh well. Bygones.


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2 Responses to In the Distance
  1. Dale Favier
    October 19, 2011 | 12:53 am

    Wow. But that’s breathtaking, nevertheless.

  2. NT
    October 20, 2011 | 5:10 am

    I’m glad you like it, Dale.