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While photographing on the Gulf, I made a photograph of these 2 pipeliners taking a break.
Tri-pod mounted Pentax 67, 120 Tri-X film processed n+1 to rais...
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While photographing on the Gulf, I made a photograph of these 2 pipeliners taking a break.
Tri-pod mounted Pentax 67, 120 Tri-X film processed n+1 to raise the higher values.
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5 Comments |
FreddyFaurschou
 
FreddyFaurschou April 28, 2017
great work
Dreamcatcer
 
Dreamcatcer August 13, 2017
No work being done, excellent
DNproSTUDIO
 
DNproSTUDIO November 11, 2018
nice human interest photo shoot
loni.carrol
 
loni.carrol September 05, 2019
Incredible photo!!!
diannechapman_5606 Ultimate
 
diannechapman_5606 August 14, 2021
Wow
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Behind The Lens

Location

I made this photo while photographing on the Texas Gulf-Port of Houston.

Time

This was the pipelines'"break time" (10-10:15am), and for the workers on the dock.

Lighting

On this morning, the light was intense, with crisp shadows. You can feel the heat of the sun through your clothes. When making a photograph of people, watch the eyes, and craft your lighting to your storyline.

Equipment

Manfrotto Tri-pod with a 3 way tilt head. Mounted was my Pentax 6x7 with a 55mm Ashai Lens. I used Kodak 120 Tri-X film, and processed n+1 to raise the higher values, and to create contrast to match my vision of the day. Extra batteries. Plenty of film.

Inspiration

I wanted to add the human element to the storytelling of the Port of Houston. I set up the tripod, and attached my Pentax 6x7 to it. Because of the language barriers, we were not able to talk to each other. I pointed to the camera, and they just looked at me. The character and description in their faces show and tell a story. These were hard working men, making ends meet. Their rewards were Coke and cigarettes.

Editing

I scanned the negative to digitize it.

In my camera bag

For this adventure, I had a Manfrotto Tri-pod with a 3 way tilt head-quick release plate, Pentax 67 with a 55mm Asahi Lens, 120 Kodak Tri-X film processed n+1 in HC110B to raise the higher values within the photo and add contrast to match the light and day. Pentax spot meter.

Feedback

I had an interpreter. I imagine I would use my Pixel translator in a similar situation. Going into a situation such as this, it is more than suggested to have someone who is known at the site be with you for introductions. Texas gulf is hot and humid-you will sweat lots-so bring extra T-shirts to change into.

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