Bare bones

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    One of the 'Must Do' sections to fulfill the requirements for my "Board Certification" practical exam print portfolio was that of 'bone'.

    I borrowed this from a nearby Government research facility. It is (if my memory serves me well enough) the skull from the remains of a Cougar that had been found dead 'in the field' by one their agents. A maximum of the remaining soft tissue had been cleaned off by hand, and any that 'remained' was removed by Dermestids in an secure isolation container. The remaining bone structure then "cleaned and sterilized".

    Kodak Plus-X, 1/125 second @ f11+2/3 behind a 240mm Rodenstock Sironar on my Linhof monorail, with the camera slightly higher and having a small amount downward whole tilt, then of a small amount of horizontal swing applied to the rear standard to get focus along the axial length. Light was provided by a square Broncolour "Softlight" from above. Film was processed in my home darkroom with Pyrocat HD in BTZS tubes.

    Ken
     

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