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RHITMrB
2-Apr-2015, 08:11
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7605/16803111217_fa764fe2d1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rAQky6)
Edward (https://flic.kr/p/rAQky6) by Isaac Sachs (https://www.flickr.com/people/40786724@N00/), on Flickr

Edward moved to Ethiopia last year from Washington, DC with his Ethiopian wife Jasmine to manage the Befikir Kossoye Lodge. He made the best Western-style dinner I had in Ethiopia.

He had lived in Gondar as a child when his father was stationed there. It's changed a lot, he says, in 50 years.

chrism
4-Apr-2015, 10:13
Still experimenting. Current batch of paper seems to be about ISO 6, so I need more lights! Since B&H are shut for Passover, I went back to HP5+ which I can rate at 640 if developed in Diafine.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8749/16844254058_c1010f80fa_c.jpg

Incidentally, I scanned this on a 4870. It's top light for transmission scanning is smaller than the 10x8 negative, so I scanned it reflectively! I'm surprised, but it didn't do too awful a job.

Chris

SergeiR
4-Apr-2015, 17:09
8x10, 360mm Symmar-S, single light setup

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7675/17034629051_1a45b9e858_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rXhVJT)Morning portrait session (https://flic.kr/p/rXhVJT) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/people/24930737@N05/), on Flickr

jp
5-Apr-2015, 12:04
Quick easter dress snap with fp100c45 film. Speed graphic with optar 203
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richardman
5-Apr-2015, 12:21
Homage to Leonard Nimoy

So I am starting another 4x5 portrait project called "The Worldbuilders of Science Fiction and Fantasy." For the inaugural image, I photographed Wanda, who is a friend, but also notably written one of the well known episodes of the 2nd season of the Star Trek: Next Generation. The kicker is that it was the first script she had ever written, but more on that later.

Anyway, after finishing photographing, I was about to do our audio interview and the subject of Leonard Nimoy came up. Wanda said that while they had never met, Leonard Nimoy was her mentor and inspiration. Then she said that actually there was a famous photo of Nimoy standing in front of his car. She said she wouldn't presume to copy Mr. Nimoy but asked if we could take a snapshot with a digital camera.

I thought about it (sadly mainly about the price of film, at $4 a sheet, it IS expensive) and said, "lets go ahead and take out the 4x5 again." I looked at the image on the web (*) and said, "I know exactly where there is a power substation in town." It is only 10 minutes away and here's the image:

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20150405-Scanned-893.jpg

Enjoy. More on Wanda later.

(*) Here's a link to the Nimoy photo (search for "Spock Fairlane") :
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/7f/23/29/7f23299da50ad288e5d6f439f39cdd46.jpg

appletree
5-Apr-2015, 14:26
8x10, 360mm Symmar-S, single light setup

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7675/17034629051_1a45b9e858_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rXhVJT)Morning portrait session (https://flic.kr/p/rXhVJT) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/people/24930737@N05/), on Flickr

Your work always makes me say, "oh man", out loud. Then I'm not shocked when I see it is your work.

SergeiR
6-Apr-2015, 07:26
Your work always makes me say, "oh man", out loud. Then I'm not shocked when I see it is your work.
thank you, Johnathon, thats very kind of you

Kurshpetow
7-Apr-2015, 14:53
Maybe its not classic portrait=)
Zeiss maximar
Svema film 9x12cm
Laack Rathenow 13,5cm Dialytar
f: 6,3
exposure time 1/25 seconds
http://i.piccy.info/i9/ce52a9eadde55846c94ff9aa0ab4bcb2/1428443512/10026/881513/Snork_240.jpg (http://piccy.info/view3/8023316/210d85fe6568def3d298d909dee889b3/)http://i.piccy.info/a3/2015-04-07-21-51/i9-8023316/176x240-r/i.gif (http://i.piccy.info/a3c/2015-04-07-21-51/i9-8023316/176x240-r)
Snork, game S.T.A.L.K.E.R. cosplay

fishbulb
8-Apr-2015, 09:06
Nice shot Richard. I instantly recognized it as a homage to the Nimoy portrait without reading the text, and wondered "what's the connection here?"

richardman
8-Apr-2015, 21:21
Nice shot Richard. I instantly recognized it as a homage to the Nimoy portrait without reading the text, and wondered "what's the connection here?"

Thanks!

photojeff3200
9-Apr-2015, 06:22
I hesitate posting any photos online because I can't get the tones/colors right from the print to the screen. But I was really happy with this one so I thought I'd give it another try.
- Taken on a 12x20 camera converted from 8X10 B&J and its heavier than sh%$!
-12x12 salt print from a wet collodion negative
-Archer Platine paper, gold toned, waxed
Thanks
Jeff
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matthew blais
9-Apr-2015, 07:26
Very nice Jeff!

I hesitate posting any photos online because I can't get the tones/colors right from the print to the screen. But I was really happy with this one so I thought I'd give it another try.
- Taken on a 12x20 camera converted from 8X10 B&J and its heavier than sh%$!
-12x12 salt print from a wet collodion negative
-Archer Platine paper, gold toned, waxed
Thanks
Jeff
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RHITMrB
9-Apr-2015, 07:42
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7597/16468678653_4c144386e1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/r6hhpp)
Tadesse (https://flic.kr/p/r6hhpp) by Isaac Sachs (https://www.flickr.com/people/40786724@N00/), on Flickr

Tade was our fantastic driver (and often guide) for our trip through northern Ethiopia.

M.Lange
9-Apr-2015, 15:13
http://www.pagephoto.fr/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/photograph/508/1bbf4d4e30b520817683516a49a583cd1427807215.jpg

SergeiR
11-Apr-2015, 18:57
Sometime you just luck out with people being available for a shoot on short notice and then they bring really cool stuff ;)

8x10 , xray, 300mm Symmar (old convertible one), single Elinchrom Ranger head

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8801/16495516983_987e50de15_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/r8DQve)Fly little one! (https://flic.kr/p/r8DQve) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/people/24930737@N05/), on Flickr

Michael Clark
11-Apr-2015, 20:45
Wow, she looks like a Porcelain doll, looks very nice.

chrism
12-Apr-2015, 05:01
Beautiful, Sergei!

jesse
12-Apr-2015, 11:32
Sometime you just luck out with people being available for a shoot on short notice and then they bring really cool stuff ;)

8x10 , xray, 300mm Symmar (old convertible one), single Elinchrom Ranger head

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8801/16495516983_987e50de15_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/r8DQve)Fly little one! (https://flic.kr/p/r8DQve) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/people/24930737@N05/), on Flickr


So beautiful

jesse
12-Apr-2015, 11:49
Ebony 4x5, Carl Zeiss Dagor 240mm f9, Pan 400, D76 stock

http://forum.xitek.com/pics/201504/149/14934/14934_1428864508.jpg

appletree
12-Apr-2015, 12:08
Great stuff Sergei and Jesse!!

jesse
12-Apr-2015, 12:13
Great stuff Sergei and Jesse!!

Thanks appletree!

SergeiR
12-Apr-2015, 12:27
Thanks, guys :)

goamules
13-Apr-2015, 07:15
This weekend Mark Sawyer took some wetplates of me and my wife for our 25th Anniversary. This one is wholeplate sized, I remembered he used a Dallemeyer 3B, but he said the next day he remembered using another Petzval. Too many lenses, both of us!

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8760/16946937228_0ede331b7c_c.jpg

mdarnton
13-Apr-2015, 08:58
Usual data: 8x10 xray film, 36cm Heliar . . .

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8778/16513196694_b9d9522f8f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rads4Q)

Michel S (https://flic.kr/p/rads4Q)
by michael.darnton (https://www.flickr.com/people/118045067@N03/), on Flickr

fishbulb
13-Apr-2015, 09:03
Michel, really great shot of the violinist/violaist? You are a master of x-ray film I think.

Jesse - love the portrait of the photographer. Lighting, composition, pose, and focus, it all works.

SergeiR
13-Apr-2015, 10:33
Usual data: 8x10 xray film, 36cm Heliar . . .
very nice

diversey
13-Apr-2015, 11:32
This is one of my favorite portraits. Excellent!



Usual data: 8x10 xray film, 36cm Heliar . . .

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8778/16513196694_b9d9522f8f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rads4Q)

Michel S (https://flic.kr/p/rads4Q)
by michael.darnton (https://www.flickr.com/people/118045067@N03/), on Flickr

Tim Meisburger
13-Apr-2015, 15:53
Nice Garrett. But Mark may have sacrificed you a bit to get that perfect focus on your wife's forward eye. Lovely!

DrTang
13-Apr-2015, 23:29
http://www.mericphoto.com/lfp/2aa.jpg

DrTang
13-Apr-2015, 23:30
and another one / same sesion

http://www.mericphoto.com/lfp/8x10a1.jpg

Randy Moe
13-Apr-2015, 23:41
In the second one the tablet becomes mirror and changes the message a bit.

I wonder if that image will read as mirror or tablet in a decade or two.

Good one!

alex from holland
14-Apr-2015, 01:58
http://www.pbase.com/image/159739873/original.jpg

Mart Visser
11 x 11"ambrotype
Dallmeyer 3a at f4
Exposure time 6 seconds

koraks
14-Apr-2015, 04:21
And again. ..lovely portrait Alex. And a great job by Mart sitting very still through the exposure!

alex from holland
14-Apr-2015, 07:01
Thanks. with such long exposures you really need a headrest.
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DrTang
14-Apr-2015, 07:25
In the second one the tablet becomes mirror and changes the message a bit.

I wonder if that image will read as mirror or tablet in a decade or two.

Good one!

yeah..good point

I was going for bored..I want the models bored looking.. checking their cells..like that.. I can usually achieve that naturally
by messing with my equipment, dropping stuff.. you know..my normal photographic process... but here I wanted to make it MORE clear

I guess I better shop around for a prop iPhone

mdarnton
14-Apr-2015, 08:09
Randy Moe, diversey, and I took a time machine trip this weekend back to about 1920.
I managed to grab this before a guard came along and kicked us out of the park for having
too many legs.

4x5 xray film, with my magic homebrew soft focus Wollensak 15" tele.


https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8705/17146398051_99f86f7e04_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/s8aLLB)

Randy M (https://flic.kr/p/s8aLLB)
by michael.darnton (https://www.flickr.com/people/118045067@N03/), on Flickr

Peter De Smidt
14-Apr-2015, 09:20
Good stuff, Michael!

SergeiR
14-Apr-2015, 09:36
(now that magazine is out, can actually publish this, albeit it was taken in march)

8x10, 300mm convertible Symmar. cropped a bit on the left side .

Was fun to dork around with complex light setup :) Haven't done truly complex stuff in a while.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8799/16952919500_052aa6e088_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rQ59kw)Minxie (https://flic.kr/p/rQ59kw) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/people/24930737@N05/), on Flickr

mdarnton
14-Apr-2015, 10:14
That's pretty cool. How do you make it so smooth? Is some post-processing involved, or is that just the way it comes out?

mdarnton
14-Apr-2015, 10:15
Thanks. with such long exposures you really need a headrest.
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Gotta get me one of those---that would solve a lot of focusing problems!

cuypers1807
14-Apr-2015, 10:23
I bought a heavy cymbal stand for a drum set and converted it for a head rest. Works great and is very portable.

Mark Sawyer
14-Apr-2015, 10:29
Nice Garrett. But Mark may have sacrificed you a bit to get that perfect focus on your wife's forward eye. Lovely!

Actually, Garrett has a rare medical condition. He was born a little bit out of focus....

Randy Moe
14-Apr-2015, 11:24
Here is the first version Michael Darnton's Sunday portrait of me. This is a cell phone copy of the the neg, which he shared with me right away.

I then posted it, with his permission and attribution on my FB page, where in 24 hours it gathered 65 'likes' which is a personal record for anything posted on my page. :)

I like this version a lot, as do my younger friends.


Thanks Michael.

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jesse
14-Apr-2015, 11:44
http://www.pbase.com/image/159739873/original.jpg

Mart Visser
11 x 11"ambrotype
Dallmeyer 3a at f4
Exposure time 6 seconds

Always good.

jesse
14-Apr-2015, 11:44
(now that magazine is out, can actually publish this, albeit it was taken in march)

8x10, 300mm convertible Symmar. cropped a bit on the left side .

Was fun to dork around with complex light setup :) Haven't done truly complex stuff in a while.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8799/16952919500_052aa6e088_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rQ59kw)Minxie (https://flic.kr/p/rQ59kw) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/people/24930737@N05/), on Flickr

So beautiful!

jesse
14-Apr-2015, 11:45
Michel, really great shot of the violinist/violaist? You are a master of x-ray film I think.

Jesse - love the portrait of the photographer. Lighting, composition, pose, and focus, it all works.

Thanks fishbulb.

goamules
14-Apr-2015, 11:50
Actually, Garrett has a rare medical condition. He was born a little bit out of focus....

With men, you focus on their goatee. With women, on their eyes.

SergeiR
14-Apr-2015, 15:57
That's pretty cool. How do you make it so smooth? Is some post-processing involved, or is that just the way it comes out?

Mostly its a combination of lighting, plane of focus , properties of film i use and development / exposure not done in traditional AA way. Model got a good skin too, which always helps.


So beautiful!

thank you :)

SergeiR
14-Apr-2015, 15:58
With men, you focus on their goatee. With women, on their eyes.

And if van dyke or goatee isn't present? :)

Ootsk
14-Apr-2015, 20:55
First photo with my new setup.
Speed Graphic, with a projection lens. Leitz 150mm 2.8.
WAY too much vignetting. The lens is mounted at the threads...meaning that I have to have the
front of the camera all the way back into the body. I focus with the twist-focus on the lens itself.
I think if I mount the lens part way up the body of the lens, and maybe cut off part of the rear part
of the lens, it will vignette less.
I DO like how my 4 month old son is working the "blue steel" look.
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Will S
15-Apr-2015, 08:09
magnum!

diversey
15-Apr-2015, 09:05
Nice, well done!


Randy Moe, diversey, and I took a time machine trip this weekend back to about 1920.
I managed to grab this before a guard came along and kicked us out of the park for having
too many legs.

4x5 xray film, with my magic homebrew soft focus Wollensak 15" tele.


https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8705/17146398051_99f86f7e04_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/s8aLLB)

Randy M (https://flic.kr/p/s8aLLB)
by michael.darnton (https://www.flickr.com/people/118045067@N03/), on Flickr

mike rosenlof
17-Apr-2015, 18:57
Arca Swiss 8x10, Fomapan 400, Docter Optik 240mm Germinar, cropped to about 5x7, digicam photo of neg on light box. Exposure by incident meter + a stop for bellows extension.

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mike rosenlof
17-Apr-2015, 19:18
5x7 expander back on a Wista 45SP. Fomapan 200, 240mm Germinar, digicam photo of neg on the light box. Exposure by incident meter at the table top.

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Michael Roberts
18-Apr-2015, 08:28
Homage to Leonard Nimoy

Enjoy. More on Wanda later.

(*) Here's a link to the Nimoy photo (search for "Spock Fairlane") :
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/7f/23/29/7f23299da50ad288e5d6f439f39cdd46.jpg

Really cool Richard!

Serge S
19-Apr-2015, 14:28
Mostly its a combination of lighting, plane of focus , properties of film i use and development / exposure not done in traditional AA way. Model got a good skin too, which always helps.



thank you :)

Yes, I also could not help but notice that creamy like skin tone too. Nice job. Lighting is great as well!

johnmsanderson
19-Apr-2015, 17:14
https://41.media.tumblr.com/0bd98ebd756b54e2e3c345043fd074c8/tumblr_nn2wnpwl5u1r2hiibo1_1280.jpg

Arthur Dunn, the "Ohio Walker" making his way around Lake Erie outside Ashtabula, Ohio

Fujinon 600C, 8x10 Portra 400

Fr. Mark
19-Apr-2015, 21:05
This more of a one year memorial photo of a clergyman who died of cancer about a year ago about six weeks after this was taken. Ortho-litho film, Rodinal 1:100, wollensak 135, Busch pressman D, cyanotype print.
I found this thread in April. Later hope to post a Portrait done this month. iPhone "scan"132689

Fr. Mark
19-Apr-2015, 21:14
Last Monday I took the home built 8x10 outside with the Beseler 18" f3.6 mounted and some cxs green X-ray film. This was taken at f11 for maybe 1/2 sec, then had some development issues---Rodinal can go bad---printed on some hand me down Kodak RC-MG paper with as much contrast filter as I could get. I have a very bad dust problem in my basement darkroom. I was glad to salvage any image as the negative is very thin. Despite the new film hangers I still managed to scratch the negative, too. Much to learn. 132690

Fr. Mark
19-Apr-2015, 21:15
Anyone know why the iPhone pictures I upload come out any direction but the right one?

D-tach
20-Apr-2015, 06:02
http://Tomkeymeulen.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v145/p1122906503-5.jpg

Deardorff - Verito 8"3/4 - HP5+ 5x7 - XTOL1:1

jp
20-Apr-2015, 06:10
Anyone know why the iPhone pictures I upload come out any direction but the right one?

When you shoot down at a negative/print, the phone does not know whether to orient the picture horizontal or vertical, since the camera is not on one of it's sides. You'd have to turn off automatic image rotation while shooting or editing to know what you've shot.

RHITMrB
20-Apr-2015, 09:06
Anyone know why the iPhone pictures I upload come out any direction but the right one?

It's because all iPhone photos are in landscape orientation, but the ones you took in portrait orientation have an EXIF property that says to display them in that orientation. When you upload an image here, the forums software ignores that flag. The way to deal with this is to open the image in a non-Apple image editing program (Photoshop) and save a new copy.


When you shoot down at a negative/print, the phone does not know whether to orient the picture horizontal or vertical, since the camera is not on one of it's sides. You'd have to turn off automatic image rotation while shooting or editing to know what you've shot.

It's not about the phone's sense of orientation but about the way the phone stores that information in the image.

Scott --
20-Apr-2015, 18:28
First sheet in a long time. Had the bulb on the wrong barrel. Underexposed. Drat.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7702/17217453611_21d10942c9_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/serX7t)img349 (https://flic.kr/p/serX7t) by Scott -- (https://www.flickr.com/people/87126550@N00/), on Flickr

Arista in DD-X, ICA Nicklas Petzval

Jim Jones
20-Apr-2015, 18:56
Scott -- Your mistakes come out better than most of what I do with care.

mathieu Bauwens
21-Apr-2015, 08:55
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French singer Hugues Aufray

Kodak 2D 8X10, Fuji 300mm @ 5,6
HP5 @ 1600/D76

Scott --
21-Apr-2015, 13:48
Scott -- Your mistakes come out better than most of what I do with care.

Thanks Jim!

Tri Tran
24-Apr-2015, 23:50
Title: Abbot Lobsang Jamyang
Plate: 11x14 in
Process: Archival Pigment Print
Lens: 480mm Nicola Perscheid
Xray Film

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GPX
25-Apr-2015, 04:13
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Impossible 8x10 instant film, Wisner Expedition 8x10 camera, 360mm Schneider lens, using lens tilt.

SergeiR
27-Apr-2015, 10:39
Title: Abbot Lobsang Jamyang
Plate: 11x14 in
Process: Archival Pigment Print
Lens: 480mm Nicola Perscheid
Xray Film

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Love it.

JoeV
27-Apr-2015, 20:53
Here's a portrait of my grand daughter, made today using the Instant Box Camera. I had composed her nicely framed up, but she slumped down in the chair during the exposure, and so I couldn't get her face well centered on the oval mask, though I was able to avoid the borders of the negative from showing on the print. It was cold and rainy; you can tell she's snuggled in a blanket to stay warm. Incident metering +1 stop, for an exposure of f/8 at 1/2 second onto Arista grade 2 RC paper, rated at ISO 12. For the print it was again at grade 3.5, f/8 at 3 seconds onto Ilford MG RC WT Luster paper, rated at ISO 1.6, metered by taking a reflection reading off a gray card. Thus far, this metering method seems to be working.

I had better luck with the focus today. I had her hold the focus target in front of her face, with the string tight, as I focused upon the target. After loading the paper and setting the lens, I stood next to her, with the string stretched tight and positioned her head so her eyes were adjacent to the card, then dropped the card out of view of the lens and tripped the shutter. With small kids, it seems to work better for me to operate the focus target rather than them. I'm using a 3 foot shutter release cable, so I'm able to operate the shutter while working with the subject.

~Joe

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7706/17294704272_10ea3f28de_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/smgT3q)Indigo001a (https://flic.kr/p/smgT3q) by jvcabacus (https://www.flickr.com/people/31285363@N07/), on Flickr

~Joe

Randy Moe
27-Apr-2015, 20:56
Keeper, both the print and the child.

Nice work!

Will S
28-Apr-2015, 06:58
I agree!

appletree
28-Apr-2015, 07:14
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Impossible 8x10 instant film, Wisner Expedition 8x10 camera, 360mm Schneider lens, using lens tilt.

This is great. Love what tilt did for this.

RSalles
28-Apr-2015, 08:53
Love it.

Me 2,

Christo.Stankulov
29-Apr-2015, 01:42
JoeV, it's a great portrait!

mathieu Bauwens
29-Apr-2015, 05:43
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Kodak 2D 8x10
HP5 @ 250
D76

Christo.Stankulov
29-Apr-2015, 08:40
SP2
Apo-Lanthar 150/4.5
TX320@200@Adonal 1+25
http://www.cjoint.com/15av/EDDr1v4Pd2S_2015-04-29-0008.jpg

Corran
30-Apr-2015, 06:10
Deardorff/Korona Hybrid 8x20, Nikkor 450mm f/9, Efke 100, Rodinal 1:40, 9 minutes in home-built rotary tube (click for bigger photo):

http://www.oceanstarproductions.com/photosharing/8201606ss.jpg (http://www.oceanstarproductions.com/photosharing/8201606s.jpg)

Michael Clark
30-Apr-2015, 10:46
This is nice, like the guys expression and those Clogs hes wearing.

Corran
30-Apr-2015, 10:49
Thanks!

Bill Christian
2-May-2015, 23:13
http://largesense.com/files/1314/3063/2677/5_1024.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/largesense/17346576342)

I was trying to shoot wide open so I used an 8x ND filter hanging off the lens. Some IR effect is making her eyes look darker.

Camera: LargeSense LS911 Pre Production Camera.
Large format digital camera (single shot sensor, size bigger than 8x10 inch).
Kodak Anastigmat 21 inch f/10 Lens
Photo Taken: Tuesday April 28, 2015
Santa Clara, CA, USA.
Copyright LargeSense LLC