Thursday, September 25, 2008

Baby Clark


Here are a couple more from the same roll as the three below, just Clark solo this time. I printed these in several sizes in the darkroom at the time; I remember being very pleased with the exposures on this roll, and I really liked the shallow depth of field. These new scans don't do true justice to the detail and contrast of negatives, however the best of those prints from 1999 are too big (11 x 14) to fit on my flatbed scanner (8.5 x 13)
. But the detail of these scans are pretty good, for the web, at least, and the gray balance wasn't too far off, either, so with a little clean-up and color correction, here we go...


He was so cute! But at two months old, Clark had this intensely serious face that he could pull on and off at will, even though underlying all that fur was a permanent smirk.


You see? All he has to do is lift his head and you'll see that he's laughing, as well as trying to read the paragraph above him.

3 comments:

gberg said...

I can't help but think that when Clark grew up he could have looked like this:

http://www.nwfilm.org/screenings/
images/354/beauty_and_the_beast.jpg
(you'll need to copy/paste to follow the link, I think.)

Sharon said...

OH! The adult so apparent in the infant...it's astonishing. Just makes me want to extrapolate all infant photos of the human niblings.

P.S. The gray balance???? I have only recently grasped the WHITE balance...do not tell me there's more...

Sherry said...

Sharon, gray balance is the measure of light reflected in one's hair the week before recoloring.