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Friar's Robe Drying


Scan of hand colored print, printed from Kodak infrared film, color messed with in Photoshop.

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i love it.

excellent "color messing"..!


but there's much more to it than unrealistic colors... i'm just not sure how excactly it appeals to me...


best - th

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It pays to be ready when opportunities like this present themselves. Though I would prefer a more "faithful" treatment, your post work is interesting. The shadows here really make this image. Interesting...
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I've had trouble deciding which way to go with this image, straight, straight with toning, etc. Here I chose higher saturation, but at one point I was looking at lower. I think I'll try this one again as B&W with toning. Regards,


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A good one for sure, it stands out immediately! But I think that the color doesn't help at all the general feeling. I would try a BW or an old sepia effect. Regards, Virgil
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Oooo... lots of potential religous symbol-what's-it here... the standing cross and the 'fallen' shadow cross on the ground, the tree and rope( Judas did hang himself, right?). The preist disrobed, naked before God, no where to hide your sins, etc, etc.


But being the atheist/pagan swine that I am, I'll just say great catch, in colour or B&W. The colour treatment does seem to suit the atmosphere. What would colour look like during a revelation, anyway?

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Most interesting comments. It was the softness & warmth of the colours & (excuse the phrase)

the almost mundane qualities (mundane being an asset) which brought me to the image. The religious significance & inferences add subtle depth to this well seen capture.

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Jim, as the robe was washed after his visit to another world... dramatic image, great visualization and execution.
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Thanks, photo comrades, for your comments. I especially like the patch work on the sleeve. Sometimes I get the silly idea that there are "clothing optional" days at this Mission. The temps in Summer are regularly above 100? F. Cheers,
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wow. wonderful pastel tones and beautiful photograph so unusual!


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I don't remember the title, but this very much reminds of one of Dali's later period paintings of a crudifixon. It's not just the cross, but color, mood, & how the other objects seem "symbolic." Even the clothesline & belt are similar to his typical long-skinny-legged creatures. This is a very strong image.
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Before I read Marty Golin's comment, I was struck with the similarity of color with Dali. The lighting also reminds me of Dali in the way that he made things "float." Ironically, your use of color gives me added respect for Dali. What I mean by that is that I tended to think of the objects and the surrealism without appreciating what he was doing with light and color.

I don't want to see this in B&W.

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