Frozen Annapolis Harbor

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Bromoil requires three steps in the creative process of producing an image. The first step is to create a negative, the second is to create a print from that negative, and the third is to bleach the print and replace the removed silver with ink. Although the process pushes one in a particular direction, it does give one some additional freedom.

In this particular case I gave emphasis to the sun and the boat, which was frozen in the ice. The original print has no practical detail in the shadow areas, which makes sense since I was shooting into the sun and capturing silhouettes. However, since Bromoil offers a grainy, ethereal effect, this lack of detail does not result in large black globs that distract from the subject at hand.

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