[alt-photo] Re: AMAZON, FINALLY!

KISS BOB bobkiss at caribsurf.com
Fri Aug 17 18:07:56 GMT 2012

      Thanks for your kind words!
      Yup, it took a LONG time to scan the negs and 
Frotoshop the files to CMYK. I proofed a few CMYK files 
myself, made adjustments to get what I wanted, then 
adjusted everything to those settings.  I then proofed the 
rest and sent the proofs along with the flash drive to 
Hong Kong.  It was a digitally sobering experience to see 
15 years of work on one small 16 gig flash drive!  At 
least the pile of proofs looked like SOMETHING!  LOL!
      I had hoped to reproduce that subtle, almost chamois 
beige of my palladium rich PT/PD mix on COT 320 developed 
in hot (100F) pot ox but the proofs came back a little 
more saturated (richer) in color than my original 
intention.  Everything was so close to what I wanted that 
my instructions were to reduce the color saturation 1 or 2 
% or, if they can't guarantee that level of control, LEAVE 
IT ALONE...which is what they did.  I feel it is a 
beautiful book but just a bit richer in color than the 
real prints...which is not necessarily a bad thing.  I am 
almost tempted to try to match my future PT/PD prints to 
the book!!!  LOL, again!
      So, in my case, I didn't want neutral blacks so I 
didn't have that worry.

On Fri, 17 Aug 2012 10:33:16 -0600
  Christina Anderson <zphoto at montana.net> wrote:
> Bob,
>Finally catching up on my inbox, and wanted to 
>congratulate you for this book well done! I know you have 
>been working on it for a long while. Can't believe you 
>scanned all those negs and probably had to dust them as 
>well. Did the printed version match the originals when 
>translated to CMYK? That is the biggest complaint I have 
>about my EPW is all the pix are dark when going from 
>Adobe RGB 1998 to Graycol CMYK even though I adjusted, 
>etc. But the blacks, at least, are neutral...
> Chris
> Christina Z. Anderson
> christinaZanderson.com
> On Aug 7, 2012, at 1:23 PM, BOB KISS wrote:
>>            Please forgive my enthusiasm but FINALLY my 
>>book, BARBADOS
>> CHATTEL HOUSES, is available via Amazon.com.  I am 
>>disappointed by Amazon’s
>> thumbnail of the cover but I guess I can’t get 
>>everything.  Please recall
>> that I shot over 100 chattel houses with 8X10 Tri-X and 
>>developed them in
>> PMK.  I scanned the negs and did all the Photoshop 
>>myself to create the CMYK
>> Tiff files that went to the printer.  All images in the 
>>book are available
>> as platinum-palladium prints; 8X10 image on 11X14 paper, 
>>11X14 image on
>> 16X20 paper, and 15X19 image on 20X24 paper, all COT 
>>            Here is the link:
>> http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/976823329X/ref=dp_olp_0?ie=UTF8
>> <http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/976823329X/ref=dp_olp_0?ie=UTF8&cond
>> ition=all> &condition=all  
>>                        CHEERS!
>>                                    BOB
>> Please check my website:  <http://www.bobkiss.com/> 
>> "Live as if you are going to die tomorrow.  Learn as if 
>>you are going to
>> live forever".  Mahatma Gandhi
>> “Madonne e fiori, trionfo eterno di gioventù!”  from 
>>Mattinata Fiorentina by
>> Antonella Ruggiero
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