North Kaibab Trail

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North Kaibab Trail, shot by Natalie Kardos

This is why I love making black and white prints. I never would have had the patience or know-how to get this negative to look like this just with Photoshop. I exposed the print for 24 seconds (with Ilford Multigrade Contrast Filter 1.5) to let the clouds really show up against the sky. But I also had to dodge the entire canyon wall for about 8 seconds so that it wasn’t terribly underexposed. I actually made a print without dodging the canyon, and the difference is just incredible.

I feel like a real photographer again.