The Last Load
Photographer: Brooker, A
Medium: Photographic print
"Mr. A. Brooker (Hastings) was awarded the Silver Medal, First Prize, for his photograph, 'The Last Load,' which we reproduce as a frontispiece. Our illustration is from a negative taken from a platinotype print, as, unfortunately, the original negative was broken during its transit to us. Mr. Brooker used an Ilford Rapid plate, working a Ross Portable Symmetrical of 10-inch focus, at f/22, and gave a slow shutter exposure. The print sent for competition was rough paper, home sensitised, and toned to a warm sepia. The roughness suited the subject, and we regret that we can neither reproduce the tone nor texture in our illustration."
Text by Charles W Hastings, editor of 'The Photographic Societies' Reporter,' 'Amateur Photographer,' 'Photographic Quarterly,' etc.