Silverton is a small historic mining town in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado, nestled in a lofty valley at an elevation of 9,300 feet. It is an interesting and quaint little place, and one John and I have often visited on our photographic wanderings over the years. On this particular day we were just putting through town in our van, looking at the changes that had occurred since our last visit when I noticed a white door off-center on a darker building facade.
In my mind's eye the door was much brighter than the aging plywood wall, but when I measured the objects with my spotmeter the difference in brightness between the door and the wall was much less than I anticipated. This was not at all what I had envisioned. I wanted the door to be nearly white, and the surrounding wall to be mysteriously dark with subtle detail to show the weathered plywood. In order to accomplish my desire, I marked the Kodak T-Max 100 film for N+2 development hoping for a considerable increase in contrast. It was a fun morning, and I was very pleased with the image, White Door, Silverton, Colorado, I made that day.
This open edition silver gelatin, selenium toned print is approximately 5-3/4 x 7-1/4", personally printed by me, processed to current archival standards, signed, mounted, and matted to 14x17" on 100 percent rag museum board.
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