I think of this as the ‘New Orleans’ house. It sits on a narrow [I think 25 foot] lot and is mostly hidden by a generous amount of vegetation. It’s the kind of place I can drool about. Built fairly recently its brick and wood construction and generous porches make it a pleasure to look at and imagine sipping ice tea and mint julep on a sunny spring afternoon there.
The sky was clear and the strong sun falling on the structure and vegetation was creating a pretty contrasty scene. I wanted to make sure to get some detail in the shadows, but not have the highlights bleed/fog the mid-tones and shadows. So I gave it a 75 second exposure and developed it for a bit over a minute in Photographers’ Formulary Liquidol Paper Developer.
As with the previous pinhole photos, the negative was made on old Ilford MG IV RC Pearl enlarging paper. When I run out of that, I think I will buy the glossy paper which is better for scanning, and also hopefully I will not get all those strange artifacts in the highlights that I am getting now on this old paper.
Here is the lot of them on my experimental website.