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February 20th, 2008
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Arachnid noir




I'd written this frame off, along with a few others. My automatic focus and light metering really does not play well with fine thread-like subjects, but a bit of exploration with  the GIMP's  levels adjustment and a judicious crop and I got this.

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From:wcg
Date:February 20th, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
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It looks wonderful, like something you composed deliberately and took on Technical Pan film, back when it existed.
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From:dianavilliers
Date:February 21st, 2008 12:33 am (UTC)
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I had to google that - did you ever use it for astronomy? The earliest CCDs were just coming in as I started my time as an observer, and as an amateur before that I was mostly playing with the biggest Dobsonians I could lay my hands on rather than attempting astrophotography.
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From:wcg
Date:February 21st, 2008 01:20 am (UTC)
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I used Technical Pan for high contrast black and white photography when I was in high school, back around 1970. I also did a little hypersensitizing with it and H/He 'forming gas' in the mid-80s for astrophotography.

CCDs made things much easier. But I do have fond memories of Kodak Technical Pan.
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