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the "beautiful" two

featured and this makes a smile on my face...


first month of the year 2018 around "Südbrücke" cologne


a clear and cold january evening

with beautiful reflections on the surface of the water

thanks for the flooding on the river rhine



ilford fp4


55 seconds (a bit too long!)


a few details about my approach to get such a photo:

well i measured with the spotmeter (2°).

first the bright areas on the bridge piers

second the dark areas in the front right corner in the water


this gave me a time of 15 second at f8 @ISO100.

the addition of 40 seconds to account for the *Schwarzschild effect resulted in the 55 seconds for the final image

look diagram page4/15 its the german version from 2002


i know there is an english version on the Ilford page, and this diagram has completely other adjusted times!!! Why ? i don't know.

look at page2/6 its from 2018.11



**reciprocity failure is really important to understand, but in the end not as complicated as it might sound!


no filter

a cable remote release

closed WLF...

...yes the WLF should always be closed at longer exposure



Ilfosol3 for 4min.30 seconds @20°C


the recipe:


I edit and archive my pictures with ps-lightroom

the black and white pictures especially this additionally with Silver Efex Pro


However, I do not use any defaults that can be found too often in Efex Pro! At least for my few night shots I use SilverEfex Pro to emphasize certain areas in the picture more.

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Uploaded on February 9, 2018