Sunday, November 11, 2012

I've had mixed feelings about this photograph over the years since I made it.  On one hand, it's a fairly commonplace record of a man made waterfall, but on the other, it has a decidedly 19th century sensibility to it that I really respond to...old concrete, and an ancient stream that would be musty with age if it were indoors.  When I first printed it, I was not toning in sepia and selenium as I do now.  That toning makes a big difference in evoking the sense of relative antiquity that I think is inherent here.

It was made with my first view camera, a monorail 4x5 OmegaView using a 210mm Rodenstock  Geronar lens. 

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