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Melting Contrast

Photo taken by DeeDee, who struggles with bipolar disorder and ADD. She likes to experiment with different cameras and film.

About this photo: There are days when the light is brighter than bright. The trees are so beautiful that I become choked up at the sight of them. Their twisted branches mimic my convoluted, racing thoughts. Everything has extra significance and a special glow. But I am too hasty, impulsive, eager. I do not dry my negatives properly, so the water leaves streaks and runs that melt the sky, like hypomanic moods melting away.

This photo was made with a 1937 Agfa Cadet B-2 box camera, a hand-held red filter to enhance contrast, Arista.EDU 400 120 film, and daylight processing.

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10 comments on “Melting Contrast

  1. scrapydo
    July 14, 2012

    I love this photo. Can feel the movement in it!


  2. wonderful photograph!


  3. DeeDee
    July 15, 2012

    Reblogged this on Disorderly Chickadee and commented:
    An old exposure that I liked quite a lot.


  4. DeeDee
    July 15, 2012

    Thanks! I thought the photo was a complete loss initially due to the streaking. But then I decided I liked it that way. 🙂


  5. Sword-chinned bitch
    July 15, 2012

    Lovely. I could just stare at this photo for a long time.


  6. timzauto
    July 17, 2012

    This is the photo you need to enter in our weekly challenge …I will do it for you and give 100 percent of the credit to you ….Tim


  7. PAZ
    July 18, 2012



  8. PAZ
    July 18, 2012

    Love what you wrote too!


  9. yvofuncserchildsi1986
    October 5, 2012

    Reblogged this on Sam Emmel Page.


  10. lisaudlove3
    October 28, 2012

    Reblogged this on Lisa Love Weblog.


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