Over the past week I have dedicated time to developing larger circles, 13.5cm, 24cm and 48cm. I have been looking the films shot in the past few weeks and selecting carefully the ones that work well together. I found that these three really connect as a set. They are all pictures from ornate grave stones. I found myself drawn to the elaborate patterns and carvings that people decorate tomb stones with that I had to capture them.
I did complete my large print, 48cm circle, with ease. The previous semesters work has really helped me to master the way I print big. I made sure I had fresh chemicals, a working clock and plenty of time and space. The key was to make sure the exposure was perfect. I did numerous test strips over most of the print to make sure that all the tones were perfect.
The final result,
I am completely at awe with the light reflections and a deep shadowing produced in this image. The connection to religion of the old floor tiles by the high alter being lit up really could reflect on the light of Christ being ever present in peoples lives. The blacks are rich and velvet like and the tonal range seems to be perfect. Overall this print will defiantly feature in the exhibition come September.