I focused on trying to get the best out of one particular image. I took my recently posted duck photograph and made three prints, two of which involved the technique of burning. Burning involves using a piece of opaque material (cardboard in my case) with a small hole cut out, moved around over the photo paper to expose only a desired portion of the image. On one image, for example, I exposed the whole image for 38 seconds with the aperture on the enlarger set to f11. Then I burned in the body of the duck for an additional 25 seconds in an attempt to coax more detail out of the feathers.
After all that, I think I have my first image worth putting in a frame 🙂
Anyway, still no assignment (now three weeks in a row), so I’ll try to finish up my self-imposed experiment of photographing total strangers looking at or toward the camera.