|Julian Beairsto - modern dancer - Yukon Territory
Julian Beairsto – modern dancer – Yukon Territory
I am an 81 year-old photographer and while not a
gunfighter who is a good as his last duel (and if not…) I believe that I
have retained my spark. I took the last photograph here last night. I shot my camera only
once, and because I was using the electronic shutter of my Fuji X-E3, when I went
from my studio to my computer Julian did not know what was happening. "You took a photograph?" he asked.
We opened the one image and what we saw was a completely black vertical rectangle. Why?
The technique is to use the modelling light inside my softbox without using the flash. The exposure is 1/30 second at f 7.5 at 200 ISO. The severe underexposure produces the black rectangle. In levels and then in in the LAB Shadow/Highlight application of my Photoshop 8 (19 years old) I get the result of the first portrait here.
Then I made a duplicate and went to my Corel XII and applied with one click the Photo Effects – Time Machine – Cyanotype. The result is the second image here.
What was the most fun was my intention of only taking one
photograph. And I don't even own a Colt .45.