I just love this type of moody industrial shot. It very much reminds me of one of my absolute photographic hero’s W Eugene Smith’s work about the steelworks in Pittsburgh. See Smith’s utterly fantastic book Dream Street W Eugene Smith’s Pittsburgh Project on Amazon.com for $250, I’m glad my copy didn’t cost that.
A word about this picture taken in Iceland – the Keflavic Steam Plant. The camera was a Panasonic G2 effectively at 800 ISO due to the 400mm lens and under exposure to control the contrast, which is very noisy. Hence the need to cover the noise with film Grain put in with Silver Efex Pro 2. Fortunately grain goes very well with this style of picture.
Today I have selecting what I consider to be my best work from my current talk called “The Untitled Monochrome Talk” given to Camera Clubs and Photographic Societies in jolly old Blighty.
The reason for this choice of prints is my sponsors www.fotospeed.com are producing a travelling portfolio of all the Fotospeed Photographers current work that is available to Clubs and Societies.
From September Clubs and societies will be able to book a free Print lecture *(+ courier costs) with a recorded commentary by Margaret Salisbury FRPS that has prints from all the 26 Fotospeed Photographers.
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