Yes, a montage of 2 sandwiches - one at the bottom, one at the top, definitely risky, who knows what it will really look like. I like biting something like this off, and seeing what will happen.
The photoshop 'sketch' that i did was deceptive, here's what the sandwich looks like in photoshop - i set the top layer 'view' options to 'screen' - which gives some approximation of what a sandwich will look like.
The sandwich at the bottom was some rocks in Valley of Fire at a spot called 'seven sisters' These rocks look like they are kissing, don't they?
The prints i ended w/ with were a pleasant surprise. Take a risk, go out on a limb - it's only paper, chemistry, and a bit of time.
The 'dodging/burning' thing is really simple - the bottom was exposed about like this:
If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times: it's not about tricks, it's about choice of negatives, and composition.
I did two prints each with a different treatment of the top, i moved the sky neg around a bit. Which is best? Viewers choice.
I've started carefully doing what i can only call 'hybrids' - a darkroom print that gets substantial photoshop work done on it. It started a few years ago, and there's only a few of them. I ain't dragging my Beseler 45MX2 to the trash anytime soon, no way.
So here's what the hybrids look like, there's only a few levels layers added, some w/ masks for specific areas.
As always, larger images at a page on my website:
In the 'whatever catches my eye file this month?, just a few, but well worth your attention:
This one may take a few moments to load - it's worth the wait:
A good laugh, and then some:
Oh, I mentioned 'tricks' above?
Here's a great music link on that one, from the late great Warren Zevon:
"For my next trick i'll need a volunteer"