Since this sign is about 4 inches away from this shed I couldn’t read it but it probably says “PLACE SHED HERE”.
The photo above is not a black and white with selective color.
Not too long ago Andy at LensScaper posted images from the old Kodalith film process along with a very nice description of the process. Briefly, it used a Graphic Arts high contrast film to produce black and white images without any gray tones. About the same time Andy produced his image, I made the one above which combined a negative and positive high contrast lith films slightly out of register to give a line drawing effect. It was made for an album cover for the artist. I loved the look and process but it was tedious and expensive and I had all but forgotten about it. The LensScaper post made me try to duplicate the negative/positive out of register in digital just for fun. It’s actually quite easy and, at no cost, very affordable. Below are first images I tried using digital techniques.
This is of the Quad building at the University of Rochester, taken on a snowy winter day.
This is also at the Uof R. It’s the auditorium where the orchestra plays. This was also taken on the same day as the above photo.
The sign might also say “No Sheds Beyond This Point.” Funny thought. Interesting effect from the “Faux Kodalith” process. On the right subjects (like these) you could have a lot of fun. Looks like you did!
Thanks, Tom. The lith process will only be effective with photos with strong lines so the subject is important to the process. I did have fun with it and I may try it again very soon.
Interesting mix today… I too experimented with using Kodalith film in college and produced a few good images, one of which my dad framed but I have no idea where it ended up… probably in the trash.
One minor correction…. #6865 is the library building located on the quad of one of my alma maters. #6835 is also on the quad..
Thanks, John. That is the library!!! I used to go there when my wife worked at the U but not so much anymore.
These ARE fun. I especially like the second one, just because it is the way it is. And I like the suggestion that the sign says no sheds beyond this point. That shed looks like it could be motile.
Sheds in Webster (Where Life is Worth Living) are a prized commodity. This one will probably be on the back of some guys pick-up soon to be relocated in his backyard.
Mobile then, but not necessarily self-propelled!
I concur that the sign says “no sheds” – that shed looks like it is a troublemaker, and was happy to stop just where it was directed NOT to.
KODALITH. I have been trying to remember that for a while. I’d try to describe it to people, hoping they’d know what I was talking about, but mostly I got blank stares. Should have come to you and/or LenScaper…
I like your the way the buildings look with the process – and so now I guess I’ll need to try it as well.
Thanks, Melinda. I have a shed in my back yard and it is very well behaved, unlike some other is the neighborhood.
If you have Photoshop you can use the Threshold Adjustment Layer to get the Kodalith effect. Make 2 and invert one and move it slightly out of register with the other and play with the blend modes on the top layer, TALK ABOUT FUN!!!
I can hardly wait to try it! Too bad I have a meeting tonight that I sort of have to go to, since I called it and all. (Oh, and since it’s part of my job and I enjoy having a regular payday.) Tomorrow night, however….!
Now you have curious about the sign. 😀 I remember using some Kodalith film, back in the day, as a curiosity of what stark black and white would look like. It was pretty cool, as was infrared, or false-color film. Fun things to play with.
As serious as we take photography, there has to be some fun involved, too. I also tried infrared film but I was never pleased with the results. But it was fun!
The first photo is really funny, may be a shy sign! I love this shot!
I like your images but for me it’s much too tecnical lol..
have a nice day Ken
Thanks, Chantal. I try not to get too technical but sometimes I get carried away.