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"The Pit and the Pendulum"
William Mortensen

From Monsters & Madonnas, Camera Craft Publishing Co., San Francisco, 1935. "The cement floor was converted into cobble stones by the use of a 1/8-inch hopping brush..." are just some of the extensive notes for creating this amazing photograph. Camera: Leica, Model D. Lens: Elmar 50 mm. Exposure: about 2 sec. at f.18. Film: Dupont Superior, 1934. Camera distance: 14 feet. Film developer: Supersoup. Developing time: 1.5 hours. Paper: Defender Velour Black I. Print developer: Amidol. Process: Bromoil transfer.

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