Another Pleasant Photographic AccidentWednesday, June 01, 2016
|Rosa 'Souvenir du Docteur Jamain' & Rosa 'Munstead Wood' June 1 2016|
Recently I wrote about the wonderful surprises a photographer can encounter when making an unintended mistake. I wrote about it here.
Today I decided to scan two very deep red roses. One is the English Rose Rosa ‘Munstead Wood’ (the name of noted 19th century English gardener Gertrude Jekyll’s garden) and the other the 1865 Hybrid Perpetual Rosa ‘Souvenir du Docteur Jamain’. I used clothes pins to suspend the two roses on a green bamboo stick over my Epson Perfection V700 Photo scanner. Unknowingly my first scan had the colour negative colour restoration option checked. The effect was startling! The other two 'normal' scans are my usual and more accurate interpretations of what these roses look like.The sort of painterly effect is the result of having the roses not too close to the flatbed glass.