That's it exactly, Neil, how clever of you to find it! I am so grateful to everyone for responding and spending time looking for examples, it has given me plenty to think about and some fresh ideas. I had already dug out my table of pinhole sizes, oddly enough, and was thinking along those lines, but the suggestions of extreme angles sound great, and I shall have an enjoyable time experimenting. A friend of mine showed me some shots taken with a Lensbaby a couple of years ago and I had forgotten about them, so might ask to borrow it and see the farm in a new light...
Another friend I had asked about this question said that he had accidently got this effect when someone he was photographing stood in a doorway against a very bright light. He reckoned the light bled around the subject as it was a longish exposure. In that case I may have to wait until the sun goes further south and shines along the track where I want to take the shots, then get up as the sun rises to catch my partner as he goes off to feed the animals... Hmmm!
I shall look out for the book you mentioned too, I am sure that I have had it out of the library in the past, thanks for that suggestion.
I don't know if it has been mentioned on the list before, but there is quite a large exhibition on at the moment at Fairfield Halls, East Croydon (Nr London) by 10 photographers which is on until Sunday 22nd Oct. It has examples of Gum, Photogravure, Salt, Pt/Pd, Polaroid lift, Cyanotype. ( I am showing Salt prints there)
I am touched and grateful for everyones' help, it has given my little project a welcome boost.
Thanks again and best wishes,
----- Original Message ----- From: "NEIL MILLER" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2006 4:12 PM
Subject: Re: OT question and Hello
Saffron - is this the sort of thing you had in mind? - http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/n1elus/Misc/Untitled-1.jpg Regards, Neil.