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Ben Syverson
1-Jul-2014, 09:55
I'll get things rolling...

Travelwide, Rodenstock Grandagon 90mm ƒ/6.8 @ ƒ/11 for 1/250 on HP5 rated @400 in Xtol

http://bensyverson.com/images/2014/07/susan-1.jpg

bbuszard
2-Jul-2014, 14:03
117700

I hadn't broken out the Sinar in a while, so I "volunteered" my older boy as a victim. Taken with a Fujinon 240A on FP4+.

Tobias Key
3-Jul-2014, 04:17
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3900/14511265875_77f186ec48_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/o7j2Me)Lauren (https://flic.kr/p/o7j2Me) by Tobias Key (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

Can't beat a weathered wall.

Fuji 160ns, Schneider 210mm APO Symmar, Toyo 45c

andre
4-Jul-2014, 07:13
My firsts :)
Still have to figure out how this all works but I love it already.
LF is pure magic to me!

Somehow it makes me want to compose horizontally. Not sure what that is about...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5566/14568785731_aa781fec63.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ocoQqT)here we go! (https://flic.kr/p/ocoQqT) by Andre Mueller (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2927/14385719907_305042e3f6.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nVdzkz)here we go! (https://flic.kr/p/nVdzkz) by Andre Mueller (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

vorgonyi
4-Jul-2014, 08:23
Andre, I like it. great shot and great model. And I like your shots on flickr.
best
Viktor

djdister
4-Jul-2014, 09:32
Can't beat a weathered wall.

Fuji 160ns, Schneider 210mm APO Symmar, Toyo 45c

Like this a lot! The color looks hyper-real...

dynamo
4-Jul-2014, 13:38
Natalie

http://www.dynamo.de/filmwasters/nat_4x5_02a.jpg

Linhof Super Technika V, 4x5, T-Max 400, Rodinal 1+25

stradibarrius
5-Jul-2014, 16:16
excellent shot Tobias!

Ootsk
5-Jul-2014, 19:23
Omega 45e Tri-x 320
90mm at f-8
First time with this lens, checking exposure and shutter speeds.

117831

Karl A
5-Jul-2014, 19:44
Sinar F 4x5, Fujinon-W 360 mm, Fujicolor Pro 160 NS

117833

goamules
5-Jul-2014, 20:25
My daughter's 16th birthday! 5x7 with Bausch & Lomb 15" Portrait Plastigmat.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2930/14397435529_0acc77ff0e_b.jpg

johnm
5-Jul-2014, 22:50
This is the first portrait I've taken with large format. Each new step I take gets me more excited than the last, and I feel like Im learning something everytime I shoot, develop, scan, etc....
Lyndsey, delta 100, nikkor 210mm, ilford dd-x, scanned with old epson 2450. I would love criticism. Thanks!

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p181/manbearpigtures/bearportrait1of1_zpsb1ce5b25.jpg (http://s128.photobucket.com/user/manbearpigtures/media/bearportrait1of1_zpsb1ce5b25.jpg.html)

ecoleica
6-Jul-2014, 15:40
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3855/14555895222_77e6c40c8a_o.jpgDr

Dr Jane Goodall

Razzle DF 900, Ilford HP5+ developed in Ilford Microphen. Scanned via a Epson V700 and a Better scanning dry mount adaptor

the smiling gecko
6-Jul-2014, 17:02
johnm, nice first outing!

your subject seems engaged and relaxed, whatever you were saying/doing helped the mood for the session - very good on your part.

for me, that background was a bit distracting.

i spend as much time looking for "the right light" as i do for "the right background" when i am looking for an outdoor place for making a portrait.

sometimes "the right light" and the "right background" don't match up...there are several of ways dealing with distracting/less than photogenic background.

one is too limit your focus, your depth of field.

with most lenses using a large lens opening will give you a acceptable (but shallow) focus on your subject while rendering the background less noticeable - usually.

the other is to - when possible - increase the distance between your subject and the background.

for me, your placement of your subject - the composition - is too close to the right side border.

for all the rules if composition sometimes it works to go with what looks/feels right.

classic portrait photography books are worth looking over to get a sense of "traditional" posing...even better are the books and exhibits of painted/drawn/sketched portraits and sculptures of yesteryear and of today.

while your subject looks relaxed, her body posture and hands look awkward. try looking at some of the resources i mentioned.

i love the combination of open shade lighting and the light slipping through the tree tops you have in this portrait...just watch out for the occasional hot spots that occur - like the one on her forearm.

i realllly did not mean to go on and on...there are so many aspects of making a fine portrait.

because i sense (meh, i
am an optimist) you are on the right path i wanted to share some the most fundamental aspects of portraiture my own
perhaps rambling and occasionally inept fashion.

i hope my critque is helpful...my comments were not meant as criticism...ok, constructive criticism : - )

meanwhile, keep up the good work.


laugh more, smile more
the smiling gecko. aka kenneth david

johnm
6-Jul-2014, 19:50
johnm, nice first outing!

your subject seems engaged and relaxed, whatever you were saying/doing helped the mood for the session - very good on your part.

for me, that background was a bit distracting.

i spend as much time looking for "the right light" as i do for "the right background" when i am looking for an outdoor place for making a portrait.

sometimes "the right light" and the "right background" don't match up...there are several of ways dealing with distracting/less than photogenic background.

one is too limit your focus, your depth of field.

with most lenses using a large lens opening will give you a acceptable (but shallow) focus on your subject while rendering the background less noticeable - usually.

the other is to - when possible - increase the distance between your subject and the background.

for me, your placement of your subject - the composition - is too close to the right side border.

for all the rules if composition sometimes it works to go with what looks/feels right.

classic portrait photography books are worth looking over to get a sense of "traditional" posing...even better are the books and exhibits of painted/drawn/sketched portraits and sculptures of yesteryear and of today.

while your subject looks relaxed, her body posture and hands look awkward. try looking at some of the resources i mentioned.

i love the combination of open shade lighting and the light slipping through the tree tops you have in this portrait...just watch out for the occasional hot spots that occur - like the one on her forearm.

i realllly did not mean to go on and on...there are so many aspects of making a fine portrait.

because i sense (meh, i
am an optimist) you are on the right path i wanted to share some the most fundamental aspects of portraiture my own
perhaps rambling and occasionally inept fashion.

i hope my critque is helpful...my comments were not meant as criticism...ok, constructive criticism : - )

meanwhile, keep up the good work.


laugh more, smile more
the smiling gecko. aka kenneth david

Thanks Gecko, I have to agree with all your points. I really appreciate the tips. There is so much to consider with large format, I get lost trying to get the right exposure or focus and then forget the composition, etc...Its been fun learning and hopefully my subject (aka wife) will let me take more pictures of her in a more controlled environment so I can take my time going over everything. I guess now I have an excuse to buy more picture books!

Ben Syverson
6-Jul-2014, 19:59
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3855/14555895222_77e6c40c8a_o.jpgDr

Dr Jane Goodall

Razzle DF 900, Ilford HP5+ developed in Ilford Microphen. Scanned via a Epson V700 and a Better scanning dry mount adaptor
Wow, great subject, and a fantastic shot!

Randy Moe
6-Jul-2014, 20:19
When did portraits become nearly necessary to smile, often with teeth showing? It seems early portraits did not have have smiling faces. I have not done a complete study, but it seems to have become popular since the 50's.

There appears to be a marked difference in face depiction from the Civil War to post WWII. Of course we had Buster Keaton and others joking and hamming it up, but serious portraits were not smiling. Did flashbulbs and strobes create opportunity, where skylights did not? Slow speed plates and film surely made photographer's request no facial movement.

Or am I imagining things again?

Ben Syverson
6-Jul-2014, 20:54
I think when the exposure is 30 seconds or longer, it's very difficult to maintain a smile, so photographers would ask you not to. Getting your photo taken was rare and potentially expensive, so people wouldn't risk it. Or at least that's what I was told!

Patrick13
6-Jul-2014, 20:55
It's really hard to smile when an exposure takes multiple seconds and the camera is huge and intimidating and the photographer keeps yelling "OK stay still" and you've only got one shot at this because the plate will dry and it's kind of expensive :)

I wager that you'll find a solid, positive correlation between faster films, and later on less intimidating cameras and some index of how formal and staid portraits look. I think that you'll find that WW2 was the big sea change, for which I would blame Graflex and the lively press corps for setting the tone.

Alessandro Bocchi
6-Jul-2014, 23:13
Abano Terme (PD) Italy - Portrait of Mr. Franco Storti during an Analog Photography workshop at Utopya.

- Camera: TOYO-FIELD 45 AII L (Linhof)
- Lens: Voigtlander Heliar 210 1:4.5 in Compound shutter
- Exposure: 3 seconds at f 4.5
- Film: HARMAN FB Direct Positive Paper - 3 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: ILFORD PQ UNIVERSAL 1+9 - 2 minutes at 20° C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light.
- Lightning: A couple of continuous light.

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2896/14223225104_83d56c2f4f_b.jpg

dave_whatever
7-Jul-2014, 01:33
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3855/14555895222_77e6c40c8a_o.jpgDr

Dr Jane Goodall

Razzle DF 900, Ilford HP5+ developed in Ilford Microphen. Scanned via a Epson V700 and a Better scanning dry mount adaptor

THE Dr Jane Goodall no less! Wow.

billie williams
7-Jul-2014, 17:45
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3855/14555895222_77e6c40c8a_o.jpgDr

Dr Jane Goodall

Razzle DF 900, Ilford HP5+ developed in Ilford Microphen. Scanned via a Epson V700 and a Better scanning dry mount adaptor

Wow, this is a beautiful shot of one of my heros. She looks gorgeous. She is gorgeous. And you have captured that beautifully. Well done.

Would you want to fill us in just a bit on how this shot came about??

Thanks! Billie

D-tach
8-Jul-2014, 23:40
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3889/14423981239_0886d1bc4e_o.jpg

Deardorff - Rodenstock Sinaron SE 210mm - Fuji Acros EI 50 - Red filter - Polarizer - Pyrocat HD

andre
9-Jul-2014, 09:46
From my first model shoot with LF :)

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2933/14601784181_d580ce44fb.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ofiXHF)Armina (https://flic.kr/p/ofiXHF) by Andre Mueller (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

goamules
9-Jul-2014, 09:59
Nice shot. Her resemblence to acctress Jennifer Grey in Ferris Bueller is uncanny.

http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsG/7017-6184-0.jpg

andre
9-Jul-2014, 11:42
:D


Nice shot. Her resemblence to acctress Jennifer Grey in Ferris Bueller is uncanny.

http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsG/7017-6184-0.jpg

Scott --
10-Jul-2014, 16:53
My catcher.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5575/14437103958_b281727b4f_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nZKW2u)Catcher (https://flic.kr/p/nZKW2u) by Scott -- (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

ICA Niklas 7" Petzval on 4x5 Arista

jbrianfoto
11-Jul-2014, 03:47
My firsts :)
Still have to figure out how this all works but I love it already.
LF is pure magic to me!

Somehow it makes me want to compose horizontally. Not sure what that is about...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5566/14568785731_aa781fec63.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ocoQqT)here we go! (https://flic.kr/p/ocoQqT) by Andre Mueller (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2927/14385719907_305042e3f6.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nVdzkz)here we go! (https://flic.kr/p/nVdzkz) by Andre Mueller (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

Both are outstanding, very well exposed and processed and they feel natural. Great job, keep 'me coming.

andre
11-Jul-2014, 04:28
You bet! :)


Both are outstanding, very well exposed and processed and they feel natural. Great job, keep 'me coming.

mono
11-Jul-2014, 05:16
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3889/14423981239_0886d1bc4e_o.jpg

Deardorff - Rodenstock Sinaron SE 210mm - Fuji Acros EI 50 - Red filter - Polarizer - Pyrocat HD

I like this image, Tom!
It tells a story for me.
Though I think she shouldnīt have dark underwear but thatīs just me.

D-tach
11-Jul-2014, 06:42
I like this image, Tom!
It tells a story for me.
Though I think she shouldnīt have dark underwear but thatīs just me.

Thanks Folker - It's not just you :-) I didn't notice it at the time, otherwise I would have asked her to take it of!

Scott --
11-Jul-2014, 06:50
Also took this yesterday. Same gear.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3882/14440973419_19d4e9c658_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/o16Lhk)Catcher, too (https://flic.kr/p/o16Lhk) by Scott -- (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

Pfiltz
11-Jul-2014, 10:30
Also took this yesterday. Same gear.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3882/14440973419_19d4e9c658_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/o16Lhk)Catcher, too (https://flic.kr/p/o16Lhk) by Scott -- (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

Flip Flops / Sandles? I just bought me a pair for vacation later this year....

:)

Scott --
11-Jul-2014, 10:38
Flip Flops / Sandles? I just bought me a pair for vacation later this year....

:)

Yeah, she was less than enthusiastic about putting on cleats for the picture...

alanbutler57
11-Jul-2014, 11:49
Ecoleica,
There's noting new I can say about this great image of Dr. Goodall, but, being relatively new to home developing I would like to know what ISO you "rated" the HP5+ at in this case. Last week I ordered some Microphen with the intention of "pushing" HP5+. So I'm keen to learn more about how you achieved such a nice grain and contrast.

Thank you for sharing!

D-tach
12-Jul-2014, 15:16
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3836/14451824699_fc2386a2e8_b.jpg

Deardorff - Cooke PS945 - TXP320 - XTOL 1:1

Jim Jones
12-Jul-2014, 17:51
Charming!

Alessandro Bocchi
12-Jul-2014, 22:38
Fombio (LO) Italy - Portrait of Mr. Gianpiero the father of Christine in the garden of his house in Fombio.

- Camera: TOYO-FIELD 45 AII L (Linhof)
- Lens: Voigtlander Heliar 210 1:4.5 in Compound shutter
- Exposure: N/A
- Film: ILFORD FP4 - 125 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: KODAK HC-110 - Dilution H (1+63) - 9 minutes at 21° C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light.
- Lightning: Ambient light only.

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3895/14633623692_156b4b59da_b.jpg

mathieu Bauwens
13-Jul-2014, 00:09
118114

Chamonix 045F1, Fujinon 125mm, HP5+ @ 800, D76

D-tach
13-Jul-2014, 05:31
Charming!

Thanks Jim - and finally a bit at an age where they can stay still for longer than 5 seconds (although still have to bribe them with candy :rolleyes:)

ecoleica
13-Jul-2014, 16:21
Ecoleica,
There's noting new I can say about this great image of Dr. Goodall, but, being relatively new to home developing I would like to know what ISO you "rated" the HP5+ at in this case. Last week I ordered some Microphen with the intention of "pushing" HP5+. So I'm keen to learn more about how you achieved such a nice grain and contrast.

Thank you for sharing!

Hi Alan, thank you for the kind comment. I rated HP5+ at 400 iso and metered off her face via a pentax digital spotmeter. The film was develop in microphen (1+3) at 20 degrees (C) for 23:00, inverting every minute.

Hope this helps

alanbutler57
13-Jul-2014, 19:11
Perfect! Many thanks!

Hugo Zhang
13-Jul-2014, 19:19
I am beginning to print some pictures from my 45 negatives from my trip to Tibet last month. These are a few from the first batch.

ScottPhotoCo
13-Jul-2014, 23:07
I am beginning to print some pictures from my 45 negatives from my trip to Tibet last month. These are a few from the first batch.

Thanks for sharing Hugo. I enjoy this stuff. :)

Hugo Zhang
14-Jul-2014, 08:04
Tim,

Thanks and these are all randomly found people in Tibet. The first one are two shepherds in Tibetan high Mt. Everest mountains and the second one is a shoe shining lady in Lhasa street and the third one is a Tibetan youth selling gifts in the mountains. The fourth one is a little girl in Sara Monastery.

Hugo Zhang
14-Jul-2014, 08:16
Monks debating at Sara Monastery.

Hugo Zhang
14-Jul-2014, 08:19
Tibetan women.

D-tach
14-Jul-2014, 09:39
Tibetan women.

Gorgeous! This could be 100 years ago... nice composition aswell

ndg
14-Jul-2014, 09:56
Hugo, great images. Keep them coming.

Hugo Zhang
14-Jul-2014, 15:36
A few more...

Tri Tran
14-Jul-2014, 16:31
Welcome back my friend, I knew it will be a nice series. Come on Hugo I know you have a lot to show us. Speed up !

Hugo Zhang
14-Jul-2014, 16:48
OK and a few more for my friend Tri. :)

photoevangelist
16-Jul-2014, 01:02
Gonna post here, other than my usual x-ray images thread. Hoping to get some exposure and critique from a potential different crowd.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3848/14667565205_faecde4795_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lee_smathers/14667565205/)
Ali (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lee_smathers/14667565205/) by Lee Smathers (https://www.flickr.com/people/lee_smathers/), on Flickr

Taken With:
8x10 Korona, 12" Goerz Dagor
Fuji HR-A (Green Sensitive X-Ray)

Processed with:
Rodinal 1:100 for 4 min. in tanks and hangers

8x10 Contact Print on:
Fomabrom 111, D-72 1:2 2 min. + Moersch MT1 1:10 2 min.

Tri Tran
16-Jul-2014, 06:00
OK and a few more for my friend Tri. :)

These are great series Hugo. Great peoples. Nice job. I wish I were there.

Jim Fitzgerald
16-Jul-2014, 06:40
Hugo, some nice work! Wonderful to show the people of Tibet. I know you still have a lot of work ahead.
Lee, nice to see that the x-ray film is working out. Wonderful portraits.

Pfiltz
16-Jul-2014, 15:14
Gonna post here, other than my usual x-ray images thread. Hoping to get some exposure and critique from a potential different crowd.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3848/14667565205_faecde4795_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lee_smathers/14667565205/)
Ali (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lee_smathers/14667565205/) by Lee Smathers (https://www.flickr.com/people/lee_smathers/), on Flickr

Taken With:
8x10 Korona, 12" Goerz Dagor
Fuji HR-A (Green Sensitive X-Ray)

Processed with:
Rodinal 1:100 for 4 min. in tanks and hangers

8x10 Contact Print on:
Fomabrom 111, D-72 1:2 2 min. + Moersch MT1 1:10 2 min.

Sweeeeeet ;)

photoevangelist
16-Jul-2014, 23:42
Thank you Jim and Pfiltz.

This is Ali's girlfriend. They came together for a sitting. Her's just as stunning as his, I think. I didn't have her approval for the image yesterday.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3838/14651698596_6a6c3d2588_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lee_smathers/14651698596/)
Wynsum (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lee_smathers/14651698596/) by Lee Smathers (https://www.flickr.com/people/lee_smathers/), on Flickr

Taken With:
8x10 Korona, 12" Goerz Dagor
Fuji HR-A (Green Sensitive X-Ray)

Processed with:
Rodinal 1:100 for 4 min. in tanks and hangers

8x10 Contact Print on:
Fomabrom 111, D-72 1:2 2 min. + Moersch MT1 1:10 2 min.

aFeinberg
17-Jul-2014, 01:51
Epic shot and kudos for being able to capture her. An icon!

aF


https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3855/14555895222_77e6c40c8a_o.jpgDr

Dr Jane Goodall

Razzle DF 900, Ilford HP5+ developed in Ilford Microphen. Scanned via a Epson V700 and a Better scanning dry mount adaptor

kansasjhawk
17-Jul-2014, 08:18
Thank you Jim and Pfiltz.

This is Ali's girlfriend. They came together for a sitting. Her's just as stunning as his, I think. I didn't have her approval for the image yesterday.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3838/14651698596_6a6c3d2588_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lee_smathers/14651698596/)
Wynsum (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lee_smathers/14651698596/) by Lee Smathers (https://www.flickr.com/people/lee_smathers/), on Flickr

Taken With:
8x10 Korona, 12" Goerz Dagor
Fuji HR-A (Green Sensitive X-Ray)

Processed with:
Rodinal 1:100 for 4 min. in tanks and hangers

8x10 Contact Print on:
Fomabrom 111, D-72 1:2 2 min. + Moersch MT1 1:10 2 min.

Great shots! I love both of them.

kansasjhawk
17-Jul-2014, 08:21
My friend Tim had a "Superhero 5K" he was running in as Wolverine.

Toyo 45A, Schneider 210mm f/5.6 @ f/16, Delta Pro 100, Pyrocat HD 13' @ 73, Epson V700

118423

saturnus
17-Jul-2014, 10:20
shenhao 5x7" + czj tessar 165/4.5 (@4.5)
delta 100
rodinal 1+15/9min

118431 118432

Smith469
18-Jul-2014, 04:10
I'll get things rolling...

Travelwide, Rodenstock Grandagon 90mm ƒ/6.8 @ ƒ/11 for 1/250 on HP5 rated @400 in Xtol

http://bensyverson.com/images/2014/07/susan-1.jpg

Looking so beautiful , nice shot ..

D-tach
18-Jul-2014, 08:31
Scratchy Efke negative

http://Tomkeymeulen.zenfolio.com/img/s12/v170/p233312084-5.jpg

Deardorff - Cooke PS945 - Efke 25 - Pyrocat HD

Hugo Zhang
18-Jul-2014, 19:24
I really should call them snap shots, because they really are.

ImSoNegative
19-Jul-2014, 09:20
Natalie

http://www.dynamo.de/filmwasters/nat_4x5_02a.jpg

Linhof Super Technika V, 4x5, T-Max 400, Rodinal 1+25

very nice portrait

D-tach
19-Jul-2014, 11:36
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5578/14669651286_0f46b6ece3_b.jpg

Deardorff - Cooke PS945 - Efke 25 - Pyrocat HD

mono
19-Jul-2014, 11:37
Nice one, Tom!

Randy Moe
19-Jul-2014, 11:54
Yes Tom,

I also really like your image.

Evocative.

D-tach
19-Jul-2014, 13:14
Nice one, Tom!


Yes Tom,

I also really like your image.

Evocative.

Thanks gentlemen! trying out some filters to get long exposures wide open

galactic.surfeur
19-Jul-2014, 21:17
Liza-Marie, 3x5", 4x5", 5x7".

Wet plate Collodion. Tintype. Kodak Century Studio. Bausch & Lomb 14 3/4". f/4.5. 2403 Speedotron Power Pack.

ImSoNegative
19-Jul-2014, 21:21
Thanks gentlemen! trying out some filters to get long exposures wide open

very nice indeed

ImSoNegative
19-Jul-2014, 21:22
Liza-Marie, 3x5", 4x5", 5x7".

Wet plate Collodion. Tintype. Kodak Century Studio. Bausch & Lomb 14 3/4". f/4.5. 2403 Speedotron Power Pack.

really like these

OMU
20-Jul-2014, 01:37
Tom, very, very nice :-)

OMU
20-Jul-2014, 01:41
Love Liza-Marie too. Nice portraits :-) # 3 is my favorite.

D-tach
20-Jul-2014, 06:19
very nice indeed


Tom, very, very nice :-)

Thanks guys

galactic.surfeur
20-Jul-2014, 07:14
really like these


Love Liza-Marie too. Nice portraits :-) # 3 is my favorite.

Thanks m8 :)

Andrew Plume
20-Jul-2014, 12:24
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5578/14669651286_0f46b6ece3_b.jpg

Deardorff - Cooke PS945 - Efke 25 - Pyrocat HD

Tom, Hi

I really like this one, appreciate that it's pretty well the same subject..................

anyhow, your views/opinions etc on this lovely Cooke lens would, to me, be really appreciated

regards

andrew

SergeiR
21-Jul-2014, 14:42
...
Deardorff - Cooke PS945 - Efke 25 - Pyrocat HD

Nice one!

Ken Lee
21-Jul-2014, 15:48
your views/opinions etc on this lovely Cooke lens would, to me, be really appreciated

To that point, I wonder if the vignetting is an artifact of the lens, or added later. I don't recall seeing it in other photos made with that lens.

Jim Fitzgerald
21-Jul-2014, 18:37
Trying to catch up on printing and my NuArc 261ks bulb blows! That is going to hurt! $$$$. Had a tissue in the machine and had to rig my 450 watt backup bulb. I got this one before she blew. Carbon transfer.

Jim Fitzgerald
21-Jul-2014, 18:50
Here is another one from the same trip.

ImSoNegative
21-Jul-2014, 19:50
A friend of mine's wedding shot yesterday, 4x5, 300mm velostigmat, arista film

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3875/14711436544_18c49727ce_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/opZXxE)Kelly (https://flic.kr/p/opZXxE) by goldenmageworks65 (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

photojeff3200
21-Jul-2014, 19:50
Trying to squeeze in as much shooting as possible before my photogravure class next month. Here's a salt print from a wet collodion negative
-Quinn's collodion formula
-4.5 at 3 seconds
-Arches Platine paper
-Gold toned
-waxed with beeswax and lavender oil
118722

ImSoNegative
21-Jul-2014, 21:29
one more of the bride and groom, same set up, I really like that velostigmat

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3909/14734253843_9041f958d0_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/os1Ukn)Kelly & Jonathan (https://flic.kr/p/os1Ukn) by goldenmageworks65 (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

ImSoNegative
21-Jul-2014, 21:30
one more of the bride and groom, same set up, I really like that velostigmat

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3909/14734253843_9041f958d0_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/os1Ukn)Kelly & Jonathan (https://flic.kr/p/os1Ukn) by goldenmageworks65 (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

ImSoNegative
21-Jul-2014, 21:31
Didn't mean to post it twice :confused:

D-tach
22-Jul-2014, 03:08
To that point, I wonder if the vignetting is an artifact of the lens, or added later. I don't recall seeing it in other photos made with that lens.

The vignetting is a Photoshop artifact :)

D-tach
22-Jul-2014, 03:09
Nice one!

Thanks Sergei!

D-tach
22-Jul-2014, 03:34
Tom, Hi

I really like this one, appreciate that it's pretty well the same subject..................

anyhow, your views/opinions etc on this lovely Cooke lens would, to me, be really appreciated

regards

andrew

Thanks Andrew. Well, it's a lens I tend to use much - the 9" focal lenght seems to be perfect (for me at least) on 4x5 for close portraits to wider shots like the one above. I even use it for close head shots on 5x7. It's not soft focus in the same sense like an Imagon or Verito obviously. On shots wide open if I watch an eye for example at 100% it's tack sharp (in the rare case I focussed correctly) but if you look at it normal viewing distance it has a certain pleasing smoothness about it. This makes it also easier to focus with a loup. A Verito or Imagon I focus mostly without a loup because that works better for me. Another thing I like about it is the way it renders the out of focus areas. I would rather describe it as a smooth focus lens instead of a soft focus lens. Don't know if this answers any of your questions, I'm not much of an expert :rolleyes:

Cheers!

polyglot
22-Jul-2014, 05:23
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5578/14669651286_0f46b6ece3_b.jpg

Deardorff - Cooke PS945 - Efke 25 - Pyrocat HD

This is excellent. And you have a nice steady model...

imagedowser
22-Jul-2014, 05:26
D-Tach, The shore line #66, is wonderful with the Cooke and just a whisper of movement in the skirt.

D-tach
22-Jul-2014, 13:12
D-Tach, The shore line #66, is wonderful with the Cooke and just a whisper of movement in the skirt.


This is excellent. And you have a nice steady model...

Thanks!

D-tach
24-Jul-2014, 04:31
Herman - showed me the first time how to wet print. Thanks, now I can start searching for a darkroom and a Durst 138 :eek:

http://Tomkeymeulen.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v118/p1027590131-6.jpg

Deardorff - Cooke PS945 - Fomapan 200 5x7 - XTOL 1:1

Should have put his head in the right corner I see now with the watch cut off - no wine before shooting next time...

richardman
24-Jul-2014, 18:26
Harvey 777, 8 1/2" Series IV TT&H, on a most decidedly modern emulsion, Acros-100

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20140724-Scanned-416-Edit.jpg

Sheldon N
24-Jul-2014, 22:20
Got the three munchins to pose for me earlier this week...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/sheldonnalos/Scan-140718-0001_zps24ea2150.jpg

Kodak 2D 8x10, 12" f/4.5 Ilex Paragon, Arista Ultra EDU 100, Xtol

matthew blais
25-Jul-2014, 07:54
Nicely done Sheldon

ImSoNegative
25-Jul-2014, 17:05
I agree great portrait

David Karp
25-Jul-2014, 18:01
Very nice Sheldon.

Scott --
25-Jul-2014, 18:41
Trying to catch up on printing and my NuArc 261ks bulb blows! That is going to hurt! $$$$. Had a tissue in the machine and had to rig my 450 watt backup bulb. I got this one before she blew. Carbon transfer.

Holy crap, Jim - that's art! One of the best I've ever seen here.

Hugo Zhang
25-Jul-2014, 18:59
A young Tibetan lady at the Mt. Everest base camp. She takes care of the tent in which six of us spent the night. Dried yak dung was used as fuel for the stove to keep the tent warm.

Jim Fitzgerald
25-Jul-2014, 19:05
Holy crap, Jim - that's art! One of the best I've ever seen here.

Scott, thanks very much. The very special lady makes it easy for me.

Andrew Plume
26-Jul-2014, 01:01
Thanks Andrew. Well, it's a lens I tend to use much - the 9" focal lenght seems to be perfect (for me at least) on 4x5 for close portraits to wider shots like the one above. I even use it for close head shots on 5x7. It's not soft focus in the same sense like an Imagon or Verito obviously. On shots wide open if I watch an eye for example at 100% it's tack sharp (in the rare case I focussed correctly) but if you look at it normal viewing distance it has a certain pleasing smoothness about it. This makes it also easier to focus with a loup. A Verito or Imagon I focus mostly without a loup because that works better for me. Another thing I like about it is the way it renders the out of focus areas. I would rather describe it as a smooth focus lens instead of a soft focus lens. Don't know if this answers any of your questions, I'm not much of an expert :rolleyes:

thanks indeed Tom

best

andrew

Cheers!

Emil Schildt
26-Jul-2014, 03:24
Herman - showed me the first time how to wet print. Thanks, now I can start searching for a darkroom and a Durst 138 :eek:

http://Tomkeymeulen.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v118/p1027590131-6.jpg

Deardorff - Cooke PS945 - Fomapan 200 5x7 - XTOL 1:1

Should have put his head in the right corner I see now with the watch cut off - no wine before shooting next time...

nice!

You should probably take a car and then go visit me..... ;) ;)

D-tach
26-Jul-2014, 05:03
nice!

You should probably take a car and then go visit me.....

MMMMMMMMMMMM.......... TEMPTING!! :) You probably live in the most northern part of Denmark...? :) that would be 1100km one way - 550€ only for the total drive alone without the cost of the enlarger...:( Stop dreaming Tom! :)
Last week one was for sale about 350km's from here in the Netherlands for 175€ with a lens for 5x7 and one for 4x5 and the condensors in good shape according to the seller. But ofcourse I doubted a bit too much as I don't know anything about wet printing and don't have the room yet to put one and it was GONE... another lesson...

bracan
26-Jul-2014, 05:21
Alex

New Impossible 8x10 film exposed on 640 iso. Taken with Sinar P 8x10 and Heliar 300mm at f5,6 with slight tilt.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5552/14748358665_87f17e4aba_z.jpg

richardman
27-Jul-2014, 15:50
Me: SMILE!
SWMBO: Just take the damn picture already! I have been standing here for 3 minutes - AGAIN.
Me: Smile?
SWMBO: How about DISDAIN. I can do DISDAIN.
...


http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20140727-Scanned-418.jpg

Peter Yeti
27-Jul-2014, 16:27
Great picture and great story. She even wears the (almost) perfect t-shirt.:)

Peter Yeti
27-Jul-2014, 16:31
Alex

New Impossible 8x10 film exposed on 640 iso. Taken with Sinar P 8x10 and Heliar 300mm at f5,6 with slight tilt.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5552/14748358665_87f17e4aba_z.jpg

Fantastic image, bravo!

Just out of curiosity, what is this horizontal line from, about a third from the bottom?

bracan
28-Jul-2014, 07:41
Thanks Peter.
Horizontal line is because of uneven developing (Manual processor).


Fantastic image, bravo!

Just out of curiosity, what is this horizontal line from, about a third from the bottom?

saviyou
29-Jul-2014, 04:09
Speed Graphic, 203 Ektar, Fomapan 100

http://i.imgur.com/21TLdhwl.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/21TLdhw.jpg)

Alessandro Bocchi
29-Jul-2014, 13:46
Padua (PD) Italy - Portrait of Christine and our rabbit Brandy in the garden of our house in Padua.

- Camera: CHAMONIX 45-N2
- Lens: SCHNEIDER Symmar 135 1:5.6 Convertible
- Exposure: 1/30 second between f 5.6 and f 8
- Film: ILFORD FP4 - 125 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: KODAK HC-110 - Dilution H (1+63) - 9 minutes at 23° C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD RAPID FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light.
- Lightning: Ambient light only.

- Scanner: EPSON V700 and EPSON Scan 3.81
- Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4


https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2933/14589230789_ee27bdc77c_b.jpg

Bill Burk
29-Jul-2014, 21:54
Also took this yesterday. Same gear.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3882/14440973419_19d4e9c658_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/o16Lhk)Catcher, too (https://flic.kr/p/o16Lhk) by Scott -- (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

Wow! Scott your photographs are always an inspiration to me, as I also turn the camera on family regularly... But you just keep it going at a wonderful pace!

Domingo A. Siliceo
30-Jul-2014, 01:04
Speed Graphic, 203 Ektar, Fomapan 100

[...]


beautiful light!

jerrybro
30-Jul-2014, 10:24
Speed Graphic, 203 Ektar, Fomapan 100

http://i.imgur.com/21TLdhwl.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/21TLdhw.jpg)

Classic!

evan clarke
31-Jul-2014, 03:21
Conley 7" meniscus..

goamules
31-Jul-2014, 06:06
Very nice capture Evan.

Andrew Plume
31-Jul-2014, 06:35
agreed

andrew

evan clarke
31-Jul-2014, 07:40
Very nice capture Evan.
Thanks, the print will be much more alive. This is from the negative with my iPad. Thus little Conley lens might be one element from a safety lens or such, but it is really nice. Have it mounted in a Copal 0..

Randy Moe
31-Jul-2014, 10:08
Cooke Series II 10-1/2" WO SF setting 3 refocused light yellow filter. 4x5 HP5 Rodinal 1/50 12 minutes shuffle.


119230

djdister
31-Jul-2014, 12:27
Conley 7" meniscus..

What I especially like about this type of portrait versus a formal pose is that it captures a person in a moment - sometimes we can deduce what the context around that moment is, whether it is in contemplation, excitement or whatever, but it's like seeing a single frame from a movie. We know there is more to the scene, and sometimes we project what that scene was. So let's call it a "cinematic" portrait approach ... and a very nice shot.

Andrew Plume
31-Jul-2014, 12:49
Cooke Series II 10-1/2" WO SF setting 3 refocused light yellow filter. 4x5 HP5 Rodinal 1/50 12 minutes shuffle.


119230

really good work Randy, do you have any examples 'with the sf setting'?

regards

andrew

Andrew Plume
31-Jul-2014, 12:51
Thanks, the print will be much more alive. This is from the negative with my iPad. Thus little Conley lens might be one element from a safety lens or such, but it is really nice. Have it mounted in a Copal 0..

thanks Evan

and since you mentioned the term 'safety lens'..........

which I've seen on other Conley lenses, exactly why or what etc does the term 'safety' refer to etc etc, pse?

thx and rgds

andrew

Boscoe
31-Jul-2014, 13:50
A little selfie in before August!

119235

jon.oman
31-Jul-2014, 13:53
Cooke Series II 10-1/2" WO SF setting 3 refocused light yellow filter. 4x5 HP5 Rodinal 1/50 12 minutes shuffle.


119230

Very nice image!

Miguel Coquis
31-Jul-2014, 14:01
Speed Graphic, 203 Ektar, Fomapan 100

http://i.imgur.com/21TLdhwl.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/21TLdhw.jpg)

...nice entry, Savi, excellent lightning,
beautiful model !!!

evan clarke
31-Jul-2014, 17:26
thanks Evan

and since you mentioned the term 'safety lens'..........

which I've seen on other Conley lenses, exactly why or what etc does the term 'safety' refer to etc etc, pse?

thx and rgds

andrew

I have seen the Conley "safety" lens in brass shutter. This thing was sold to me a s a Conley meniscus (no such thing) but it's great..I will post a pic of it..My best portrait lens and I have around 50 brassies now..Have bought from you!!��

Randy Moe
31-Jul-2014, 18:47
That IS the SF soft focus setting # 3 of 3 focused while in that setting and wide open at f4.5.

Everybody here, in the Examples of SF thread, insisted I focus after shifting the lens to the SF settings. When I simply shifted to SF #3 from a focused in 'sharp' position, I got very negative feedback and told I didn't know what I was doing.

I seldom post images anymore and anywhere and will continue that trend. No point, in converting nice prints into horrible digital artifacts.

Obviously not a fuzzy lens. However I do like it as is.

Just picked up 8x10's and a 16x20 from Costco that look real good on Lustre. Of course they are digital...

I shot 4 different models last Sunday, not all shots came out this nice, but I am batting 0.500.

Thanks for looking.


really good work Randy, do you have any examples 'with the sf setting'?

regards

andrew

Bill Burk
31-Jul-2014, 20:00
Randy Moe,

Your portrait is beautiful...

I don't care what they say about you in The Onion.

saviyou
1-Aug-2014, 04:23
Thank you...appreciate the kind words Miguel

another shot with different light - Speed Graphic, 203 Ektar, Fomapan 100
http://i.imgur.com/QzO96NFl.jpg (http://imgur.com/QzO96NF)

Randy Moe
1-Aug-2014, 08:11
Thanks Bill, and I needed a laugh! :)



Randy Moe,

Your portrait is beautiful...

I don't care what they say about you in The Onion.

Andrew Plume
1-Aug-2014, 08:14
I have seen the Conley "safety" lens in brass shutter. This thing was sold to me a s a Conley meniscus (no such thing) but it's great..I will post a pic of it..My best portrait lens and I have around 50 brassies now..Have bought from you!!��

thanks Evan

Bill Christian
6-Aug-2014, 11:38
119438

It is underexposed but I'm happy with the tones.

8x10 digital, cropped image. I shot landscape and then cropped to make it portrait.

The uploading to this site seems to reduce image quality a little, so here's a better version: http://largesense.com/files/5414/0689/7359/10_800.jpg

Taken: July 31, 2014 Santa Clara, CA, USA
Camera: LargeSense LS911 Pre Production Camera
Lens: Schneider Kreuznach G-Claron 9/305
Lighting: Paul Buff Einstein Flash
Copyright LargeSense LLC
All rights reserved

Matsushime
12-Sep-2014, 13:28
Yikes! I know it's super late but I have something worth showing from July!

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3838/14414407307_ca26946dea_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nXKB6V)
Jessica (https://flic.kr/p/nXKB6V) by Matsushime (https://www.flickr.com/people/97525361@N05/), on Flickr