6 thoughts on “The Twirly Skirt

  1. Karim Ghantous says:

    Really nice shot. I’d never compare this to Norma Jean, as there’ s a huge difference between twirling and billowing. 😛 If anything, one could be reminded of Chubby Checker “let’s twist again, like we did last year,” although there’s a difference between twisting and twirling…

    Wait – Chuck Berry wrote a song called ‘Around and Around’. “Rockin’ going ’round and around /
    Yeah reelin’ and a rockin’ what a crazy sound / A well they never stopped rockin’ till the moon went down.” Maybe Baby J has that song in her Wurlitzer.

    The image is a little too contrasty but hey, it’s a mere scan. This would look better with a minimum of effort, especially under an enlarger.

    We know that the Pakon struggles with b&w, but the interesting thing is that by exposing at EI +1, the graininess is significantly diminished. We also observe that grain is exaggerated by the Pakon, but this scan shows less than I expected, which means that in the real world it’s even cleaner.

  2. greg g49 says:

    I’m confused. I was, by contrast, thinking Ginger Rogers, but then I’m so much older than you all… 😉

  3. Karim Ghantous says:

    By contrast I should have said that it was the light, not the grade. 😉 When you view it full size, the highlight on Baby J’s left leg is too bright. You know how I feel about contrast in b&w: it’s high contrast or the highway!

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