In the Zone

kiev 60, flektogon 50/4, fomapan 100 @200, pcq-tea 1:100

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I took it yesterday in the park of Vidin which is flooded by Denube river. Not quite of a reportage.

  • melancholyyellow 9y

    I like this picture, but I have doubt about the reflection of the two persons.
    Score 8.5/10 (from the Score Me! group)
  • saikat biswas 9y

    nice...7/10 from screme group
  • Luben Karavelov 9y

    Melancholyyellow, what kind of doubt?
  • Andrea Carboni 9y

    Score 7.5/10 (from the Score Me! group)
    Great reflections, nice compo
  • melancholyyellow 9y

    I mean: if without the reflection of the two persons, it might be better to creat a melancholic mood. And I guess that even one person's reflection would have been better than two persons'. Maybe petty, but I felt it important detail.
  • Luben Karavelov 9y

    ok, may be... thanks
  • Ben Nelson 9y

    Nice shot cool reflecions.

    Score 7.5/10 (from the Score Me! group)
  • marlenells 9y

    Score 9/10 (from the ScoreMe! group)
  • Drooze 9y

    + very good shot. B&W is really a good choice here.
    - I would have walked around it. the subject is absolutely worth the photo, but I don't really like the composition. eg that wall in the back bothers me a bit.

    From the Positive/Negative Pool.
  • Oden Kun 9y

    +That`s absolutely swank. A real picture in a photograph. I love what you did with capturing the images in the reflection of the water.

    -I`d like to see this in color or cropped to focus in on the reflection of the people.

    From the Positive/Negative Pool.
  • Adolfo Isassi PRO 9y

    + nice subject and tones
    - bad composition and I do not like the reflection on the image

    From the Positive/Negative Pool.
  • Luben Karavelov 9y

    :) the reflection is in the image
  • Mike 9y

    This is, tonaly, one of the most beautiful photos I have ever seen.

    Good composition with the reflections in the flood.

    What is this "pcq-tea" stuff that you used? I can't seem to find any info on it.
  • Midori no Saru 9y

    I think it's a non commercially available developer you mix yourself...

    ...I think it lasts forever because the solvent for the stock solution is an organic solvent, not water. Another long lasting commercial developer would be Rodinal - Foma R09 or Adox APH09,.

    Am I right?
  • Luben Karavelov 9y

    Yes, something like PC-TEA but with hydroquinon also. The formula I am using is

    10 grams hydroquinone
    0,75 grams ascorbic acid
    0.2 grams phenidone
    TEA to 100 ml

    It gives me more edge effects (apparent sharpness) and is somehow "staining" developer. Lately I have moved to pyrocatechol developers.
  • Kent Mercurio PRO 8y

    Gorgeous. So very nice.

    Please consider adding this fantastic image to the Infatuated With BW Square [Film Only] Group. Thanks!
  • Will G PRO 8y

    This is beautiful simplicity amidst coldness. Sublime!
  • d-k-t PRO 6y

    cool shot!
  • Eugen Osovsky 5y

    Magnificent picture. Trees in reflexion.
  • Wolfgang Moersch 4y

    great work
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