Although I liked the shadow density in my last print, I felt it may have been getting too dark and losing some detail. So, I changed the curve slightly to bring the numbers up in the first four steps. The new output numbers below appear in red below with the new curve to the left.
Here is the result:
I like the depth of shadows, quality of description and overall contrast of the print.
Here’s a side by side comparison of the print from the 2011 curve on the left and the new print on the right with the corresponding curves below.
One final test will see if this will be the new 2012 curve:
Tony Gonzalez is an artist currently living in New York City. He received his BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art and his MFA from Yale University. In addition to working as a fine art photographer, Gonzalez has taught photography for 30 years including at The Cooper Union, Pratt Institute and New York University. Since 2002, Gonzalez has been teaching full-time at Queens College, CUNY and is currently a Tenured Professor and Deputy Chair of the Photography & Imaging program. Gonzalez is a contributing author for The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes, Second Edition and Third Edition by Christopher James and is featured most recently in the news book Gum Printing, A Step-by-Step Manual Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice by Christina Z. Anderson and Alternate Processes in Photography by Brian Arnold.
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