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April 11, 2006
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SomethingWickedThisWayComes... by AngelusNoir SomethingWickedThisWayComes... by AngelusNoir
Just thought I'd put something cute & Easterish, a Solarisation experiment, on my page
.....this is my old cat & wild you see why he's called Teddy Bear?

[*Kodak RetinetteII,Film; Solarised in dark room & levels adjusted in Photoshop]
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AwkwardApartment Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would you happen to have any tips on the darkroom process of solarisation? I have to make a presentation on it, and I need all the help I can get!
AngelusNoir Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012   General Artist
Well,I'm not much of an expert!:XD: I did this as part of an experimental darkroom techniques course...but the technique I used was basically this ->
**Basic Technique

..if I were writing about it,I would refer to :
**Man Ray & Solarisation=

**a fairly useful article=

**the Sabattier effect=
[link]'s a very easy but highly variable can mimic it in Photoshop with curves..but you don't get the delicate tones you do with film [I used Kodak 'machine film' here->considered a "professional" b&w film that gives a wide range of tones [-> [link] ..not sure if it was the 100/400 though?....I'd have to get the negative out of storage!!;)]]
Good luck with your presentation,hope that helps!
catewigs Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
He's a beauty o_o. I love your kitties :heart:. Someday, I'll have to meet them XP.

Did I mention he reminds me the cat in Neil Gaiman's story "the Black Cat"? And like my black-cat-friend, he looks human.

Thank you for convincing me all true black cats are actually human. I"m not referring to those mass-produced stick-figures who roam the streets, of course XP
Loresinger Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006
A drum, a drum, Macbeth doth come! (sorry, had to say it :D )
You have such a pretty cat. But he looks eeeevil.....
AngelusNoir Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006   General Artist
:hug: Well, it's always good to meet a fellow fan of 'the Scottish play':D...he is fairly demonic-looking...but sweet!
DimiSirus Featured By Owner May 1, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
aaawwww, love cat's: black cats, fat cats, skiny cats, bald cats-I LOVE CATS!! That's a bit of why I love this picture, I also like the inverted bg. Or atleast it look inverted, sorry if it's not but I do love this one!
AngelusNoir Featured By Owner May 1, 2006   General Artist
Thanks!! :hug:I'm a big fan of Lee Miller/Man's a process called solarisation (it's a bit hit & miss!)...& yes, you're right! It makes parts of the image a manic cat-lover (my collection of strays is legendary!!)
Honourwolf Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2006
The cat is so myterious looking. Good manipulating.
AngelusNoir Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2006   General Artist
Thanks so much!!:hug:
Hongatar Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
And one thing I forgot to mention is the kinda oldfashioned feel that there is in this pic that I like :)
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