Some of you might recognise the Blackpool Glitter Ball as you walk south along the sea front from the South Pier.
I think this has ended up on the blog is because I like the leading lines leading to the ball on both sides of the picture and for a technical reason.
The technical reason is that in the darkroom Lith process colour is dependent on grain size amongst other things. The longer the print is in the developer the grain size increases gives a more vivid tone to the colours.
I have used three colours Pink, Gold and Yellow as Hue and Saturation adjustment layers in Photoshop. The solarized blue is a happy accident that is in-line with the darkroom process.
The grain in this picture was put in with SEP2. Having shot the picture at ISO 100 and taken any noise out in Lightroom before adding the grain in SEP2 via Photoshop. I used 400 ASA Tri X grain with un-amended grain density and hardness. The un-amended setting gave me the look I was after.
Quite often I use Tri X grain but lower the density by about a third and increase the hardness by about ten percent to give the picture a much grittier look as in the post South Bank Runner.
I regularly need to say a big hello to all the new followers of my little blog and a thank you for following my ramblings and I hope you find the experience beneficial.
(c) Andy Beel FRPS