Took these in the medieval city of Carcassonne. I used my wooden box camera ( focal length 80mm) and Ilford MGIV paper.I flashed the paper several weeks before to reduce contrast… with little success. But I like the effect. It’s like history is clearly visible & the present surrounding it is blackened out.

double CARCA


    • planetpinhole

      Yes, Jana, that’s how I usually do it. Works fine, but it seems the effect of pre flashing can dissipate over time. Post flashing could be a solution, however, for some papers (eg Harman Direct Positive) pre flashing is recommended. I don’t know if there are other differences between pre and post.

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