Friday, September 11, 2009

Dead Man

I can't look at this plate, which I like a lot, and not recall the movie Dead Man.  This plate also illustrates the phenomenon that wet plate photos are sensitive to only blue (UV) light, not the full spectrum.  Accordingly, blue tints become lighter (more silver) and red tints go darker (less silver), while greens remain about the same to our normal vision.  For this reason, wet plate shots of the sky are virtually always just a big blank white space.  Also, tattoos tend to get very very light.  The tattoo on this model had a lot of different colors in it, including red, so it came out a bit better than most....

1 comment:

  1. There is something really special about this shot.