I’m going to a bonfire tonight for the high school homecoming in Afton, Wyoming. Last bonfire I went to was in the Aran Islands, just dumb luck that we were there that day. This one is a mission for the Highway 89 project, and if they start on time and the weather holds, I should be able to get some good stuff.
In the meantime, I’m working on B&W conversions for a new project. It’s a different way of seeing, and I’m doing some test prints with digital toning. In the past, I’ve only done toning using Photoshop’s Color Balance adjustment layer, which I like much better than its Duotone mode, if only because it’s non-destructive and can stay in 16-bit. I’m going to compare the results to Paul Butzi’s toning curves, because he’s absolutely right about the finer control in the method. I’ll have more to say about this after I make a few test prints.
Today I am going to a fire. It was immensely fun to write that sentence.