It All Spoke Together – Triptych

I took this photo in the Cook County Forest Preserve somewhere in 2015, and processed it in my digital darkroom on October 22nd, 2021.

I like some aspect of all three versions, and instead of discarding 2 of the three, decided to publish all three as a sort of triptych. If and when I print them, I’d like to make a 3d triangle sculpture, and hang it on a thread so it can rotate.

These are the thumbnails, but the image is better when bigger, imo.1

It All Spoke Together - original

The original version of the photograph. I especially like the golden reflections of tree trunks in the pond. Also the faint reds of the leaves at the bottom right.

It All Spoke Together - tinted

The tinted version speaks a different emotional language, achieved by using cross-processing2 of Ektar film. Maybe I’d use this as my LP album cover, when I release that sometime in the future.

It All Spoke Together - mono

The black and white version, using Fuji Neopan 16003 is more stark, yet beautiful because of it. There aren’t quite enough visual clues to ascertain exactly what this is a photo of until the viewer studies it for a moment.

  • 35.0 mm f/1.8
  • ƒ/3.5
  • shutter speed 1/50
  • ISO 100
Footnotes:
  1. Click it to see a slightly larger version at Flickr []
  2. in emulation []
  3. in emulation, of course []