Here is the negative that I decided to use for my print. It is a shot looking through a window at other windows. I thought that it would be interesting to scratch out the opposite windows on both the shiny side to create a black line and the emulsion side to create a white line. I thought this would link to my abstract fear project as it might make the windows appear to be haunted. I think it looks really interesting as a negative.
This was another negative I scratched into of some shadows on the pavement. I thought this would look really interesting if I made one of the outlines black and one of the outlines white. I didn't have the time or materials to print this but I think if I could it would look really interesting and abstract. It could link to my abstract fear project as it looks slightly like two ghosts. However, I think the negative makes the shadows look more like ghosts than they would if I printed the image because on the negative the silhouettes are white whereas if I printed it they would be black. If I was to print this image, to create this effect I could make a contact photograph to get the inverse effect.
Here is another example of a negative I scratches into of some trees. When we had scratched into a few negatives, we took them into the dark room chose one to print, started to focus them and get them to the correct size. Once that was done, we created a test strip to see how much we would need to expose them. Here I used F11 and exposed the test trip at 2 seconds, then 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14 seconds.
Looking at my finished test strip I realised that 10 seconds was the correct exposure time and so I exposed my final print for 10 seconds. To create this test trip I covered my light sensitive paper with a black piece of card so that only a small section of it was getting exposed. I then moved the black piece of card along the light sensitive paper whilst I exposed it for 2 second intervals.
Here is my final image. From this print I realised that my scratches that I made on the negative were too neat and controlled. They look to ordered and similar in each window. It doesn't give the impression of haunted windows, however I do like the effect of changing an image directly from the negative as I have never thought of this or seen this before. I have also realised from my print that the black lines on the shiny side of the negative show up a lot more than the white lines on the emulsion side and so next time I will use this knowledge in creating the effect I want.