Sunset in sepia

If you read my blog, you might have seen that I recently posted some pictures from my new camera, the Horseman 980. One of them was a photo of the last few rays of evening sunlight shining through trees before the sun dipped below the horizon.

The picture was shot on black & white film, and the version here is a scan directly from the negative.

Evening sunlight in Oldbury Court

It’s a nice picture and I think it does give the impression of light. However, it doesn’t capture the orange warmth of the sunset. Yesterday I made a print from the negative in my darkroom, which I then toned sepia. This is a scan of the print.

Evening sunlight in Oldbury Court

Which do you prefer?

The sepia print is not as “widescreen” as the original negative. The negative was 6×9cm but the paper I use for printing is 8×10″, so it requires some cropping.

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