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Testing Masks

I feel like a mask project coming on so I have been testing my old masks... Transparency masks, in a way, decrease the amount of sunlight that reaches the film so I have been testing them with my Dianas, which are already not very capable of capturing light. Some of these shots I double-exposed on a cloudy afternoon both on cloudy setting and some I shot on a fairly-bright partially-cloudy morning. Then I pushed the film one stop when I developed it. Obviously, Dianas + masks for singles/doubles are best on a clear sunny day.

blueskyandhardrock Taken by blueskyandhardrock with a Lomography Diana F+ (Tori Amos Edition) loaded with Kodak E100GX film in Los Angeles, CA, United States. These tags describe this photo: cross-process, xpro, dtla, los angeles, jack kerouac, on the road, and mask. Date: 2012-12-04. Time: Morning. This photo can also be found in the album Burn, burn, burn like Roman candles across the night!.

20 comments

  1. peropero

    peropero

    beautiful!!!
    i've always wanted to try masks on my diana!

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  2. clickiemcpete

    clickiemcpete

    I love this kind of stuff, nice album!

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  3. ropi

    ropi

    oh! I like this idea! When I first saw these pictures, I thought they were double exposures: 1º, shot to a book and 2º the other picture, I've never imagined it was a mask!!! GREAT!!! you know how much I love your work!!!

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  4. chippo

    chippo

    amazing experiment!

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  5. mafiosa

    mafiosa

    Excellent album!!

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  6. adash

    adash

    This is nice, but I wonder if the same could be done with double exposures from the computer screen. Sort of: enlarge an Edgar Allan Poe poem on your screen, then take photos of it, then respool, go out and shoot again. What do you think?

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  7. blueskyandhardrock

    blueskyandhardrock

    @adash I did think of that before but I was never good at taking photos on screens. I always get those pixelated lines. Maybe you can try it and let me know about the results? That would be faster and cheaper (free)! xo

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  8. sprofishgel

    sprofishgel

    Altough @adash suggestion is pretty good, this yours is pretty anlogue. So, my sincere congratulations for all composition :)

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  9. kibs

    kibs

    Bravo! Beautiful album and great prose as well! ;)

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  10. superkulisap

    superkulisap

    Computer screen would be nice but I think it's hard to do it with a Diana or Holga or any other camera that doesn't have a light meter or doesn't have manual settings. It probly would underexpose the first shot or perhaps overexpose it depending on the light condition. Hard to tell :)

    Nice work Michelle! Awesome album! :)

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  11. blueskyandhardrock

    blueskyandhardrock

    @peropero i'll send you a couple, bb cakes!
    @clickiemcpete @chippo @mafiosa thank you guys! i'm very flattered!
    @ropi wow thank you! that's very sweet of you to say. this was a nice surprise, i had no idea the portrait and the shot of LA blended so well! i'll have to try it again without the mask...
    @sprofishgel thank you!
    @kibs thanks, baby girl!
    @superkulisap agreed, one would need to experiment with different settings before they could get the right exposure to make the writing clear and visible. thank you!

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  12. feelux

    feelux

    Great stuff!

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  13. blueskyandhardrock

    blueskyandhardrock

    @feelux thanks so much!

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  14. marcus_loves_film

    marcus_loves_film

    Awesome concept Michelle! You've inspired me to dive into my bookshelf and find some cool passage to expose on film.

    @adash @superkulisap I used a 24" computer screen before to do multiple exposures. It works best if you use an SLR, a Canon A-1 50mm in my case. I've also photographed pages of a book for doubles with success.

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  15. ponzi

    ponzi

    this is waaaay cool :)

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  16. blueskyandhardrock

    blueskyandhardrock

    @marcus_loves_film thank you! i look forward to seeing your shots! @ponzi thanks girl!

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  17. dida

    dida

    great work, as always! and this double exposure is a perfect composition <3

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  18. blueskyandhardrock

    blueskyandhardrock

    thank you! xo

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  19. sweetyyydreams

    sweetyyydreams

    Great idea!! How do you make these masks?

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  20. mariskaviska

    mariskaviska

    I love the double exposures here ^^

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