Rectangular Ripples – 1978 (At a Retreat)

Picture taken at a retreat 1978, BW, with my SLR (first): all manual, diffuse light, Developed in regular developer (all prepared in my lab), a little over exposed, but rich when viewed through. I scanned the photo, and retouched it with FAst Stone (great freeware program by the way): Adjusted the mid-tones, gave saturation, contrast and, an da touch of sepia tint, that matches the stain of the wood planks, and ceiling ‘rectangular ripples’. I was fortunate to find the chandelier light off, which confer the composition an added feeling of peaceful, quiet retreat, a place for meditation on the beauty in our life. Had fun taking, developing, printing, and now 33 years later scanning, retouching, and finally  publishing this photo. I know that in fine analysis one can see some fibers, dust and scratches from the negative, but at this point the composition makes-up for the shortcomings of the amateur photographer, and his rudimentary technical capabilities: Check the composition, the off-set, the lines of fugue, and the atmosphere.

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