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    Soft Light Photos

    Did some soft light photos down in New Orleans over the weekend:

    C:\epr\data\epr-art\katrina\floats.htm

    These are Mardi Gras floats in an area hit hard by Katrina. Very heavy overcast.

    I am curious about how folks handle printing images like this. I tried upping the contrast, but they seem more effective when the contrast matches the light. (And yes, there is a bit of flare from a light leak in one - I leave the dark cloth on when I pull the slide, and managed to get a tiny bit of the corner of it under the edge of the holder.)

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    Re: Soft Light Photos

    I've enjoyed your Katrina photo's in the past, and look foward to doing so again. But I think you mihgt need to check out your link first, it's to your hard drive...

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    Re: Soft Light Photos

    Homeland Security can see them OK

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    Re: Soft Light Photos

    Geez. So much for doing posts late at night.

    http://www.epr-art.com/katrina/floats.htm

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    Re: Soft Light Photos

    I think they are wonderful, reminescent of Edward Weston's movie backlot photos. The contrast looks good on my monitor and I especially like Uncle Sam:

    http://www.epr-art.com/katrina/html/001120p_std.jpg

    If you ever wanna trade prints...

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    Re: Soft Light Photos

    Great work -- I *love* soft light images.
    Jack Flesher

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