It’s the light — and the shadows. This monochrome scene comes alive in ways that color simply can’t match.
I remember the day I shot this image. It was early summer warm and green and alive. I crouched down on the bank of the stream (part of Chestnut Branch) looking for reflections. I found them and the light, the magical light.
What did this scene really look like? I’ll not tell. This abstraction ‘remembers’ better than the ‘reality.’
This image was shot directly on B&W film (Ilford FP4+). I developed the film myself using Diafine and scanned the neg with my Minolta Scan Dual III film scanner.
A small print sits on the table next to my musing chair. I was looking at it again the other night and thought I’d bring you an encore of one of my favorite reflection scenes. Enjoy.