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jb7
2-Sep-2015, 05:09
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/754/21048715286_a6c22ff63d_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/y51aJf)N at M (https://flic.kr/p/y51aJf) by joseph (https://www.flickr.com/photos/joseph-jb7/), on Flickr

T55, 250mm f3.5 CZJ Tessar at 5.6

ImSoNegative
2-Sep-2015, 19:40
Here is one I shot today, Calumet C1, xray film, Fuji 250 6.7

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5770/21082789192_f28e55e4f8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/y81NHo)On the Pier (https://flic.kr/p/y81NHo) by john golden (https://www.flickr.com/photos/126756312@N03/), on Flickr

SergeiR
3-Sep-2015, 09:05
8x10 , #4 Vitax @ f6.6, abrasion toning.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5818/20479856994_600225fbce_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xcJBYE)2015-09-02-0001www (https://flic.kr/p/xcJBYE) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr

JeRuFo
3-Sep-2015, 09:26
That's fantastic Sergei.

Michael Clark
3-Sep-2015, 09:40
Sergei, the portrait is beautiful but could you tell me what abrasive toning is?

Peter De Smidt
3-Sep-2015, 09:58
Wow, Sergei. Did you use a texture screen as well?

SergeiR
3-Sep-2015, 10:10
Sergei, the portrait is beautiful but could you tell me what abrasive toning is?

its the technique developed and perfected by William Mortensen to work out tonality quirks in photographs, similar to what dodge&burn is, but performed differently , using etching and abrasion.


That's fantastic Sergei.

thank you


Wow, Sergei. Did you use a texture screen as well?

Aye, i keep looking for new ones, but i have made about 5 ones that i keep coming back to. Wish i could buy Mortensen's ones, but alas - not a chance :(

Michael Clark
3-Sep-2015, 10:42
Thanks Sergei, there is alot about Mortensen that I do not know, have to look into his techniques more.

Jiri Vasina
3-Sep-2015, 10:53
Yes, Sergei, that is fantastic.

Peter De Smidt
3-Sep-2015, 11:15
"Abrasion Tone" is covered in Mortensen's "Print Finishing", if I remember rightly.

richardman
3-Sep-2015, 13:07
Physicist, Photographer, (ex-) Dye Transfer and digital master printer, author of technical books, and now a SF novelist. A friend commented "Gandalf?" on seeing this photo - which might not be too far off.

Search the phrase "Ctein Rasputin" to see a choice story by Michael Johnston on meeting Ctein.

For the "Worldbuilders of SF&F" project.

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20150828-Scanned-1202.jpg

Cooke PS945

SergeiR
3-Sep-2015, 13:26
"Abrasion Tone" is covered in Mortensen's "Print Finishing", if I remember rightly.

yep. I think it was the one where he caved in at last (there was a whole dispute on how hard it is to figure this stuff out without live tutor afaik ;))

Paul Metcalf
3-Sep-2015, 16:28
Ctein influenced my ilfochrome printing, without even meeting him, just from his writings (e.g. Post Exposure). I know he's into the digital world very well but I long for the days of transparencies & ilfochrome.

jp
3-Sep-2015, 16:50
8x10 , #4 Vitax @ f6.6, abrasion toning.


Excellent!

Michael Clark
3-Sep-2015, 17:30
"Abrasion Tone" is covered in Mortensen's "Print Finishing", if I remember rightly.

Thanks Peter, is this a book he published or an article in a magazine ?

Randy Moe
3-Sep-2015, 17:36
Posted elsewhere today, but it fits here. HP5 scanned as color neg, no Photoshop. As is.


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Peter De Smidt
3-Sep-2015, 19:17
Thanks Peter, is this a book he published or an article in a magazine ?

Book. See, for instance: http://www.abebooks.com/PRINT-FINISHING-William-Mortensen-Camera-Craft/10631235256/bd

I'll check tomorrow which one I have.

There also a new edition, which I haven't seen.

alanbutler57
4-Sep-2015, 06:52
Another great image Sergei. Thank you very much for sharing it.

I've often wondered how much further photography would have come by now if Adams hadn't tried to crush Mortenson's career and following. But, I find the irony of the fact that tools like Photoshop and Painter have revived the spirit of Pictoralism to heights unimaginable when the feud was going on.

Michael Clark
4-Sep-2015, 20:27
Thanks Peter, did not know there was still many of his books floating around. Looks like Print Finnishing would give a good bit of info.

the smiling gecko
5-Sep-2015, 14:27
hello all,

here is one of my first portrait attempts with my 8x10 seneca city view, 240mm w-nikkor, fp4+ souled in hc-110 (1:63)...original fiber print copied with my, ummmm, iphone:

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SergeiR
5-Sep-2015, 19:26
Another one from same sitting

8x10, Vitax #4

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5766/21167680102_a31b821992_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yfvTPL)Alyona (https://flic.kr/p/yfvTPL) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr

SergeiR
5-Sep-2015, 20:07
8x10, Vitax #4

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/699/21168406662_1d6aff74c1_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yfzBNE)Tatyana (https://flic.kr/p/yfzBNE) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr

ImSoNegative
5-Sep-2015, 20:50
those are stunning, is that xray film?

ImSoNegative
5-Sep-2015, 20:51
that first one is absolutely timeless

SergeiR
5-Sep-2015, 21:02
those are stunning, is that xray film?

thank you.

yes, they are x-ray film

Old-N-Feeble
5-Sep-2015, 21:13
What good is X-ray film if it doesn't see through clothing? :p

richardman
6-Sep-2015, 14:07
David Gerrold, Hugo and Neubla winner, writer of the most popular Star Trek ("The Original Series") episode and he has not stopped since.

Guest of Honor at Sasquan, the 73rd Worldcon, and co-MC for the Hugo Ceremony. He handled the controversies with so much poise and humility that we all can learn from.

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20150906-Scanned-1227.jpg

For the "Worldbuilders of SF&F" project. Taken with the Cooke PS945

richardman
7-Sep-2015, 15:02
Hmm... I hate to post multiple photos in a row. Someone else please chime in! :-)

Kaja Foglio, co-creator of the multiple-Hugo winning Girl Genius comic. Kaja and her husband Phil also delight fans at conventions including MC'ing events such as the SDCC Masquerade. For the "Worldbuilders of SF&F" project.

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20150907-Scanned-1235.jpg

Cooke PS945

ghostcount
7-Sep-2015, 22:24
Another one from same sitting

8x10, Vitax #4

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5766/21167680102_a31b821992_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yfvTPL)Alyona (https://flic.kr/p/yfvTPL) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr
Nicely done.

ghostcount
7-Sep-2015, 22:25
8x10, Vitax #4

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/699/21168406662_1d6aff74c1_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yfzBNE)Tatyana (https://flic.kr/p/yfzBNE) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr

Bravo.

gimenosaiz
7-Sep-2015, 23:21
8x10 , #4 Vitax @ f6.6, abrasion toning.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5818/20479856994_600225fbce_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xcJBYE)2015-09-02-0001www (https://flic.kr/p/xcJBYE) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr
Superb!! I really love this !!!
Thanks!

gimenosaiz
7-Sep-2015, 23:30
Hello!!


https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5836/21231501581_6c2f0cff06_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ym9ZJ6)
ignacio (https://flic.kr/p/ym9ZJ6) by Antonio Gimeno (https://www.flickr.com/photos/antoniogb/), on Flickr

Graflex Speed Graphic Pacemaker
AeroEktar 178/2.5
Ilford HP5 revelado con HC-110 (D) durante 6'30" @20C
Epson 4990/Epson Scan
LR 5.7

Saludos!

Jiri Vasina
8-Sep-2015, 00:01
This is more of a May portrait, it was taken more than 3 months ago. But I managed to process and finish it only recently.


http://www.vasina.net/wp-content/gallery/katka/p6x8-012_web.jpg (http://www.vasina.net/?p=7044)

Katka

Shot with Seneca Improved 6 8” and Rodenstock Apo-Ronar 360mm ƒ:9 on 6 8” sheet of Ilford HP5+, developed in Rodinal (R09). Full frame.

mathieu Bauwens
8-Sep-2015, 03:26
very nice tones.

SergeiR
9-Sep-2015, 09:19
This is more of a May portrait, it was taken more than 3 months ago. But I managed to process and finish it only recently.

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Katka[/center]

Shot with Seneca Improved 6 8” and Rodenstock Apo-Ronar 360mm ƒ:9 on 6 8” sheet of Ilford HP5+, developed in Rodinal (R09). Full frame.

Its very nice. Even reflections, generally frowned upon, do add something here. "Airiness" or something like that.. And indeed - lovely tones.

gimenosaiz
9-Sep-2015, 09:57
Hello!

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5704/20633599143_e98d779cb9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xrjAan)
ignacio (https://flic.kr/p/xrjAan) by Antonio Gimeno (https://www.flickr.com/photos/antoniogb/), on Flickr

Graflex Speed Graphic Pacemaker
Aeroektar 178/2.5
Ilford HP5+ revelado con HC-110 (D) durante 6'30"' a 20C
Epson 4990/ Epson Scan
LR 5.7

Saludos!

Hugo Zhang
9-Sep-2015, 10:12
I like these two pictures. :)

Peter De Smidt
9-Sep-2015, 10:19
Nicely done, Jiri. It's simple and direct.

Antonio, you did a terrific job, especially with the overall composition.

bob carnie
9-Sep-2015, 10:26
I know this will come off sounding bad , but is it just me or is the distortions overwhelming with this lens. I am particularly talking about
the triangle of noise behind the young mans head.

Lovely in all respects but the ( bokeh ) IMHO ruins the image.


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Hello!

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5704/20633599143_e98d779cb9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xrjAan)
ignacio (https://flic.kr/p/xrjAan) by Antonio Gimeno (https://www.flickr.com/photos/antoniogb/), on Flickr

Graflex Speed Graphic Pacemaker
Aeroektar 178/2.5
Ilford HP5+ revelado con HC-110 (D) durante 6'30"' a 20C
Epson 4990/ Epson Scan
LR 5.7

Saludos!

RSalles
9-Sep-2015, 11:18
Nice Jiri, wonderful portrait of Katka (I was almost writing Kafka!!!)

Cheers,

Renato

Alan Gales
9-Sep-2015, 11:48
I know this will come off sounding bad , but is it just me or is the distortions overwhelming with this lens. I am particularly talking about
the triangle of noise behind the young mans head.

Lovely in all respects but the ( bokeh ) IMHO ruins the image.


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You are not alone, Bob. I'm not an AeroEktar fan either. A lot of people really like them though! I'm not a big fan of the swirly Petzval lenses also but what do I know? ;)

Jiri Vasina
9-Sep-2015, 12:57
Thank you all for the kind words. Our kids are very restless - Katka as a girl is generally calmer, but our almost 7 y.o. boy is impossible to get and keep in front of a camera long enough. So I was just happy that I managed to get the eyes in focus and trip the shutter when she was not blinking. I did not have the time to think about reflections, Sergei... I'm especially happy it came out so well even with the glasses on...

Jiri

gimenosaiz
9-Sep-2015, 13:22
Antonio, you did a terrific job, especially with the overall composition.
Thank you, Peter !!



I know this will come off sounding bad , but is it just me or is the distortions overwhelming with this lens. I am particularly talking about
the triangle of noise behind the young mans head.

Lovely in all respects but the ( bokeh ) IMHO ruins the image.

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Thank you, Bob.
You are right about the distortion, especially over the shoulder. I guess that the shirt was too white for the coating of the AE!
I must confess that I love the swirly bokeh!! I'm just an amateur beginner amazed with this kind of aberrations ;-)
I've purchased a Symmar-S 210/5.6 to learn to shoot portraits without "artifacts"!

Thanks for your comments. I really appreciates them!!!

Saludos.


You are not alone, Bob. I'm not an AeroEktar fan either. A lot of people really like them though! I'm not a big fan of the swirly Petzval lenses also but what do I know? ;)
Alan, hehe, I'm sure you know much more than me ;-)
Regards

BrianShaw
9-Sep-2015, 14:06
Thank you all for the kind words. Our kids are very restless - Katka as a girl is generally calmer, but our almost 7 y.o. boy is impossible to get and keep in front of a camera long enough. So I was just happy that I managed to get the eyes in focus and trip the shutter when she was not blinking. I did not have the time to think about reflections, Sergei... I'm especially happy it came out so well even with the glasses on...

Jiri
Love that portrait!

(if this isn't too personal to ask): lipstick or natural?

Alan Gales
9-Sep-2015, 18:12
Alan, hehe, I'm sure you know much more than me ;-)
Regards

With lens choice it's a lot about what you like. We all have different tastes. One of the things that is really nice about large format is all the lens choices you have. You are not stuck with one brand of lenses like some cameras.

I liked your photograph by the way, subject wise and composition wise. Like Bob I just didn't like how the AeroEktar rendered the bokeh.

SergeiR
9-Sep-2015, 20:29
8x10, 420mm Heliar

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5765/21098786278_36fd877545_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/y9qN6d)Masque (https://flic.kr/p/y9qN6d) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr

macolive
9-Sep-2015, 21:43
8x10, 420mm Heliar

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5765/21098786278_36fd877545_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/y9qN6d)Masque (https://flic.kr/p/y9qN6d) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickranother beautiful one!

Jiri Vasina
9-Sep-2015, 23:28
Love that portrait!

(if this isn't too personal to ask): lipstick or natural?

Brian, I think it's natural - at 10 she's a little too young to wear lipstick IMO, but what do I know... I have used a filter (i think it was yellow #12 or #8), it might have emphasized the lips relative to the skin.

Edit:

Sergei, another fantastic portrait. It's so strong...

mdm
10-Sep-2015, 01:26
Are you enjoying Whole Plate Jiri?

Jiri Vasina
10-Sep-2015, 01:49
Yes, thoroughly. But I use that camera only for portraits at home. For hauling around I have everything setup and prepared with my Chamonix 5x8.Another reason is film availability and "film-consuming", I shoot much fewer sheets for portraits and many more when being out in the country - I choose 13x18cm/5x7 (and also 5x8 to some degree) because the film is much cheaper, much easier to obtain, I have more holders. But each developed sheet of whole plate brings me more joy, the image on the groundglass is larger and better ... but that would be true for 8x10... 10x12... :)

mdm
10-Sep-2015, 02:10
I tried 11x14 and it brought me no joy, everything became hard work and I couldn't be productive. 5x7 and whole plate are the sweet spot for me.

Pierre 2
10-Sep-2015, 06:47
8x10 , #4 Vitax @ f6.6, abrasion toning.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5818/20479856994_600225fbce_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xcJBYE)2015-09-02-0001www (https://flic.kr/p/xcJBYE) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr

Sorry for the late comment but I am stuck in awe...

RSalles
10-Sep-2015, 07:07
Sergei,

The last one is awesome, really!

Cheers,

Renato

SergeiR
10-Sep-2015, 10:57
Thanks folks :) glad you like it

mdarnton
10-Sep-2015, 15:14
Sorry for the late comment but I am stuck in awe...

Yes, awe is definitely the right response!

Pierre 2
10-Sep-2015, 15:41
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A friendly artist neighbour in his garden a couple of weeks ago. Grumpy look per request.

Approx. 5x7 crop of 8x10 Ektascan in 2D. Have yet to scan others (him not grumpy and other subjects).
For ref. Rodinal 1:118 (11ml/1.3l for 4 sheet in a chromega drum), 16 RPM Premier base (much slower than Beseler); inversion of rotation by turning drum around after 3 minutes, 3 minutes. Water rinse in drum for 2 minutes.
This one developed fine but a few others show uneven development with a streak or two across the width of some of my negatives (or may be i have a very peculiar light leak in one of my holder).

SergeiR
10-Sep-2015, 18:57
Very interesting face, Pierre

Vogel
11-Sep-2015, 05:53
This is really beautiful!


8x10 , #4 Vitax @ f6.6, abrasion toning.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5818/20479856994_600225fbce_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xcJBYE)2015-09-02-0001www (https://flic.kr/p/xcJBYE) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr

fotofanatic
11-Sep-2015, 06:29
Nice!
Was lower left corner your lighting? Or dodge in printing?

SergeiR
11-Sep-2015, 08:39
Nice!
Was lower left corner your lighting? Or dodge in printing?

Its quite a big octabox, there is enough spill other there.. :( I need to get more foamcore sheets somewhere.. It irritates me when i can't control light in full (bounce doesn't help - my room is not big enough sometime)

SergeiR
11-Sep-2015, 08:40
and one more just because.. ;)

8x10 , 420mm Heliar

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5779/21319285321_6828db0e73_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ytUULR)Streets (https://flic.kr/p/ytUULR) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr


vinyl background from China, a bit smaller than i originally thought, but still works ok ;) Gridded Elichrom dish on the left to make sharp-ish shadows. And another source on the background, to get some light going there there.

Peter De Smidt
11-Sep-2015, 08:48
Terrific mood, Sergei.

Old-N-Feeble
11-Sep-2015, 08:53
Sergei, you never cease to amaze me. You are a true master.

mdarnton
11-Sep-2015, 09:45
That's great! I have wondered if there was a good use for this cheesy backgrounds....

Jiri Vasina
11-Sep-2015, 10:27
+1, Sergei...

lab black
11-Sep-2015, 11:27
Sergei ...

Exquisitely graceful.

SergeiR
12-Sep-2015, 10:29
Thank you for kind words, folks.

richardman
13-Sep-2015, 01:07
There used to be a time when woman science fiction writers would adopt male names just so that they could break into the market. I am glad that those days are over. Connie Willis, an acknowledged Grandmaster of Science Fiction. Great sense of humor. Totally down to earth, talking to her is like talking to someone's mom, which she is, as we are friends with her daughter. She is also incredibly tolerant and gracious: my earlier photos of her were lacking (my fault entirely) and she did not hesitate to stand in front of the camera for me again.

For the "Worldbuilders of Science Fiction and Fantasy" project. Cooke PS945

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20150912-Scanned-1243.jpg

Tim Meisburger
14-Sep-2015, 07:24
Here is Vijayut Totrakulchai, who helped me immensely in tracking down and buying collodion in Thailand so I could shoot wet plate. This is a tintype (actually shot on black acrylic sheet), about 5x7 inches, shot with a Fuji 210mm lens and exposed at f8 for 16 seconds.

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l496/Tim_Meisburger/2015-9%20TAF%20Wet%20Plate005_zpsxq1aghud.jpg (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/Tim_Meisburger/media/2015-9%20TAF%20Wet%20Plate005_zpsxq1aghud.jpg.html)

jesse
14-Sep-2015, 07:27
and one more just because.. ;)

8x10 , 420mm Heliar

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5779/21319285321_6828db0e73_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ytUULR)Streets (https://flic.kr/p/ytUULR) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr


vinyl background from China, a bit smaller than i originally thought, but still works ok ;) Gridded Elichrom dish on the left to make sharp-ish shadows. And another source on the background, to get some light going there there.

This is really nice!

Bill Christian
15-Sep-2015, 15:24
http://largesense.com/files/3014/4228/9681/150912_TRES-PINOS-CIVIL-WAR-DAYS_Daniel-Smith_1024.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/largesense/21417401312/)

Daniel was patient at standing still. Wide open at f7.7 using ND filter to bring down the light and give a longer exposure.

Daniel Smith
danielsmithrailroads.com (http://danielsmithrailroads.com)
LargeSense (http://largesense.com/)
LS911-3a Pre Production Camera
Large format digital camera (single shot sensor, size bigger than 8x10 inch)
Lens: Rodenstock Brass Triplexstigmat 16.5 inch F7.7
Formatt Hitech 100 x 100mm Resin Standard Neutral Density 3.0 Filter
IR and UV blocking filter
The National Civil War Association
TRES PINOS CIVIL WAR DAYS, San Benito County Historical Park
Tres Pinos, California, USA
Photo Taken: September 12, 2015

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And Sergei, I like your recent photos!

ImSoNegative
15-Sep-2015, 19:14
shot this last week with the c1 and the 360 Rodenstock lens I got from Kerry, xray film, salt print

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/643/21267161259_0da845e619_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ypiL78)kendall2 (salt print) (https://flic.kr/p/ypiL78) by john golden (https://www.flickr.com/photos/126756312@N03/), on Flickr

ImSoNegative
17-Sep-2015, 19:56
shot today, C1 and my new to me 360mm fujinon 6.3, xray film.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/736/21315282659_5767ed8491_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ytyoVr)Cheyanne (https://flic.kr/p/ytyoVr) by john golden (https://www.flickr.com/photos/126756312@N03/), on Flickr

Miguel Coquis
18-Sep-2015, 04:15
...thanks Emil, it is posted here now !
Hypar 360mm f:3,5
"La Mirada" by MAC

ImSoNegative
18-Sep-2015, 06:58
Another one from yesterday, C1, 360mm fujinon 6.3, xray film

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5650/21326575989_7ca3cdb228_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yuyh32)Cheyanne (https://flic.kr/p/yuyh32) by john golden (https://www.flickr.com/photos/126756312@N03/), on Flickr

mdarnton
18-Sep-2015, 07:54
5x7 xray film, 11-3/4" Verito--

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5791/21514343135_832e006b91_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yM9CEB)

Annie (https://flic.kr/p/yM9CEB)
by Michael Darnton (https://www.flickr.com/photos/michaeldarnton/), on Flickr

SergeiR
18-Sep-2015, 07:55
5x7 xray film, 11-3/4" Verito--

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5791/21514343135_832e006b91_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yM9CEB)

Annie (https://flic.kr/p/yM9CEB)
by Michael Darnton (https://www.flickr.com/photos/michaeldarnton/), on Flickr

that is very nice!

Peter De Smidt
18-Sep-2015, 09:27
Nice work, Michael. It has a good balance of sharpness to softness.

diversey
18-Sep-2015, 09:36
Well done, Michael!

djdister
18-Sep-2015, 09:56
5x7 xray film, 11-3/4" Verito--

Annie[/url]
by Michael Darnton (https://www.flickr.com/photos/michaeldarnton/), on Flickr

Great use of the Verito! Could you let us know what f/stop? I'm guessing it was not wide open, but maybe f/8...

mdarnton
18-Sep-2015, 11:10
Thanks, all.

I'm having some focus issues with it, simple inexperience on my part. The shot was focused and shot at f/5.6, and I figured there'd be some focus movement towards the back, especially using xray film, so I tried to focus a bit ahead of her glasses. When I saw the negs with a magnifier, I thought I'd totally missed and focus was somewhere in the middle of her hair and the front of her face was totally out, but after seeing positives, it doesn't look so bad. It's still a bit of a mystery to me.

Peter De Smidt
18-Sep-2015, 11:48
Yeah, focusing is the biggest challenge for me when using these type of lenses. My Collinear, which isn't a soft-focus lens, has considerable focus shift as it's stopped down. Furthermore, with a number of these lenses the depth of field seems to be all at and behind what looks sharp on the ground glass. I don't understand this, but Kodak's info on their portrait lenses confirms it, as least with those lenses.

djdister
18-Sep-2015, 12:00
Well the mystery worked out pretty well. The lighting is almost textbook from this Veritar lighting illustration (the successor to the Verito), and I'll bet contact prints would render nicely.

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Thanks, all.

I'm having some focus issues with it, simple inexperience on my part. The shot was focused and shot at f/5.6, and I figured there'd be some focus movement towards the back, especially using xray film, so I tried to focus a bit ahead of her glasses. When I saw the negs with a magnifier, I thought I'd totally missed and focus was somewhere in the middle of her hair and the front of her face was totally out, but after seeing positives, it doesn't look so bad. It's still a bit of a mystery to me.

mdarnton
18-Sep-2015, 12:11
That's pretty funny. You have nailed it except I'm using a hair light instead of background light, for the same purpose--separation, and I put the key, which is a softbox, relatively higher than they would have wanted: the eye highlights are from a nearby window, but in the "printing" I used what I had there. The reflector is a 2x3-foot piece of white foamcore. So at least I have that part right!

Harley Goldman
18-Sep-2015, 14:25
and one more just because.. ;)

8x10 , 420mm Heliar

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5779/21319285321_6828db0e73_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ytUULR)Streets (https://flic.kr/p/ytUULR) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr


vinyl background from China, a bit smaller than i originally thought, but still works ok ;) Gridded Elichrom dish on the left to make sharp-ish shadows. And another source on the background, to get some light going there there.

Beautiful, Sergei.

ImSoNegative
18-Sep-2015, 17:33
and one more just because.. ;)

8x10 , 420mm Heliar

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5779/21319285321_6828db0e73_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ytUULR)Streets (https://flic.kr/p/ytUULR) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr


vinyl background from China, a bit smaller than i originally thought, but still works ok ;) Gridded Elichrom dish on the left to make sharp-ish shadows. And another source on the background, to get some light going there there.

Damn!!! now that is sweet

Robert Langham
21-Sep-2015, 07:30
Byron, listening. 8X10/HP5/Pryocat.

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mdarnton
21-Sep-2015, 08:25
Robert: That's very striking; compositionally strong!

SergeiR
21-Sep-2015, 14:04
Damn!!! now that is sweet


Beautiful, Sergei.


thanks, folks.

mdarnton
23-Sep-2015, 19:37
Maybe a little too normal, but what the heck.....
5x7, xray film, 11-3/4" Verito, main light and reflector plus a hair light.

This is someone I work with, and I love the mischievous expression. I shot this
after squeezing off a bunch of digital shots for her headshot on our web page.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/682/21609295426_cd0c774fa5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yVxhF5)

Juli (https://flic.kr/p/yVxhF5)
by Michael Darnton (https://www.flickr.com/photos/michaeldarnton/), on Flickr

richardman
23-Sep-2015, 20:11
Liz Gorinsky, a name that you don't necessarily see from books' bylines too often. However, if you watch the Hugo Awards, her name is often on the lists of "and THANK YOU to..." Liz is an editor at Tor, and a multiple Hugos nominee.

For the "Worldbuilders of Science Fiction and Fantasy" project. Cooke PS945

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20150904-Scanned-1221.jpg

Alan Gales
23-Sep-2015, 22:56
and one more just because.. ;)

8x10 , 420mm Heliar

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5779/21319285321_6828db0e73_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ytUULR)Streets (https://flic.kr/p/ytUULR) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr


vinyl background from China, a bit smaller than i originally thought, but still works ok ;) Gridded Elichrom dish on the left to make sharp-ish shadows. And another source on the background, to get some light going there there.

This is inspiring! I love the lighting.

Andrew Plume
24-Sep-2015, 02:20
sensational, absolutely sensational

andrew

-88-
24-Sep-2015, 19:52
4x5. foma 100 rodinal 1+100 10 min

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5701/21038766054_8d18294d8c_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/y48baL)Sandra (https://flic.kr/p/y48baL) by Jukka (https://www.flickr.com/photos/14064287@N06/), on Flickr

ghostcount
24-Sep-2015, 21:36
4x5. foma 100 rodinal 1+100 10 min

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5701/21038766054_8d18294d8c_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/y48baL)Sandra (https://flic.kr/p/y48baL) by Jukka (https://www.flickr.com/photos/14064287@N06/), on Flickr

Nicely done.

Ootsk
26-Sep-2015, 01:06
Constant light setup....speed graphic with a BUHL projection lens.
tri-x in rodinal.140127

chrism
26-Sep-2015, 03:44
Jukka,
Sandra has a Rosie the Riveter (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosie_the_Riveter) feel to her! Very nice.

SergeiR
26-Sep-2015, 18:15
4x5. foma 100 rodinal 1+100 10 min

This is VERY nice

SergeiR
26-Sep-2015, 18:16
8x10, unnamed f4 petzval (with iris though.. ;))

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/654/21556121229_218e10fd14_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yQQKQz)Apprenticeship (https://flic.kr/p/yQQKQz) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr

mdarnton
26-Sep-2015, 18:34
That is SO cool!

SergeiR
27-Sep-2015, 06:50
That is SO cool!

:) he wanted to learn, and i had some stuff out ;)

cuypers1807
27-Sep-2015, 16:18
Lovely image Sergei.

ScottPhotoCo
27-Sep-2015, 16:39
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/603/21146600854_a101211869_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ydDRGs)Jadeon 051815 (https://flic.kr/p/ydDRGs) by Tim Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/themdidit/), on Flickr

ghostcount
27-Sep-2015, 16:56
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/603/21146600854_a101211869_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ydDRGs)Jadeon 051815 (https://flic.kr/p/ydDRGs) by Tim Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/themdidit/), on Flickr

Really nice Tim!

alanbutler57
27-Sep-2015, 17:25
An embarrassingly tight crop from a candid.
Graphlex Super D 4x5
Gundlach Portrait Petzval
Ilford Ortho
Pyrocat HD
Deputy, Bartender, and Head Dish Washer

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/601/21582312888_516966340c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/yT9ZGU)Deputy, Bartender, Head Dish Washer (https://flic.kr/p/yT9ZGU) by Alan Butler (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43210263@N04/), on Flickr

alanbutler57
27-Sep-2015, 17:27
Same rig as above, but posed without over cropping.
Gentleman with Pipe.
Lewisville TX Western Days 2015

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/697/21743546676_8363a05319_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/z8pmTN)Gentleman with Pipe (https://flic.kr/p/z8pmTN) by Alan Butler (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43210263@N04/), on Flickr

ScottPhotoCo
27-Sep-2015, 22:04
Really nice Tim!

Thank you Randy. :)

Ding Gerrous
28-Sep-2015, 05:38
Hello folks, I think this is only my second ever image post in the forum. Hope nobody minds me playing catch-up but this monthly portrait thread has always been a great source of inspiration for me!

13x18cm Tintype shot with an 18x24cm French tailboard.
CZJ Tessar 300mm f4.5
http://s7.postimg.org/ei9k4d1vf/strphane_1_of_1.jpg

SergeiR
28-Sep-2015, 05:57
Lovely image Sergei.

Thank you :)

alanbutler57
28-Sep-2015, 06:40
Hello folks, I think this is only my second ever image post in the forum. Hope nobody minds me playing catch-up but this monthly portrait thread has always been a great source of inspiration for me!

13x18cm Tintype shot with an 18x24cm French tailboard.
CZJ Tessar 300mm f4.5
http://s7.postimg.org/ei9k4d1vf/strphane_1_of_1.jpg


Great concept and image!

Agreed on the monthly portrait thread, seeing so many great images is a wonderful way to start the day!

SergeiR
29-Sep-2015, 08:58
Hello folks, I think this is only my second ever image post in the forum. Hope nobody minds me playing catch-up but this monthly portrait thread has always been a great source of inspiration for me!

13x18cm Tintype shot with an 18x24cm French tailboard.
CZJ Tessar 300mm f4.5

nice concept :)

cikaziva
29-Sep-2015, 20:17
http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu96/nejad_ljemani/aero026_zpskwq9cqlm.jpg (http://s637.photobucket.com/user/nejad_ljemani/media/aero026_zpskwq9cqlm.jpg.html)

z84
30-Sep-2015, 03:24
Linhof Technika, Rodenstock Apo-Sironar 150, Polaroid 55

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5825/21817765872_90786302eb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zeXKF7)

BrianShaw
30-Sep-2015, 06:32
Very nice z84. I am continually amazed when I see old Polaroid product that still works.

Peter De Smidt
30-Sep-2015, 06:34
Terrific photo, Z84.

mdarnton
30-Sep-2015, 11:28
[URL=http://s637.photobucket.com/user/nejad_ljemani/media/aero026_zpskwq9cqlm.jpg.html[/URL]

That's really interesting. It's the kind of photo I like to make, but am never sure if the subject approves. :-)

gsinico
30-Sep-2015, 13:33
Linhof Technika, Rodenstock Apo-Sironar 150, Polaroid 55

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5825/21817765872_90786302eb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zeXKF7)

really well done! The PN55 is still well working!

Ding Gerrous
1-Oct-2015, 01:31
nice concept :)

Thanks Sergei! Means a lot coming from one of the most prolific poster of outstanding images around here!

SergeiR
1-Oct-2015, 06:14
Thanks Sergei! Means a lot coming from one of the most prolific poster of outstanding images around here!

Hehe.. you are too kind. I would defer this title to people like Alex and Adam ;) These guys are doing really cool stuff

jesse
3-Oct-2015, 09:01
Lotus 5x7, Jamin & Darlot cone type Petzval, Fomapan 100, HC-110

http://forum.hklfc.com/data/attachment/forum/201510/03/235839iab3iu3m3gq7cgdq.jpg

jesse
3-Oct-2015, 09:43
Lotus 5x7, Jamin & Darlot cone type Petzval, Fomapan 100, HC-110

http://forum.hklfc.com/data/attachment/forum/201510/03/2359139h9puus9kkhhpu9h.jpg

RSalles
3-Oct-2015, 11:54
Nice Jesse, both of them,

Cheers,

Renato

AtlantaTerry
4-Oct-2015, 00:41
Lotus 5x7, Jamin & Darlot cone type Petzval, Fomapan 100, HC-110

http://forum.hklfc.com/data/attachment/forum/201510/03/2359139h9puus9kkhhpu9h.jpg

Would someone please explain to me why the out of focus background swirls yet the subject does not?

Thank you.

Peter De Smidt
4-Oct-2015, 08:40
Would someone please explain to me why the out of focus background swirls yet the subject does not?

Thank you.

That's the nature of a Petzval lens: the center is normal, while the edges are swirly.

polyglot
4-Oct-2015, 20:14
That's the nature of a Petzval lens: the center is normal, while the edges are swirly.

It's not just a centre-vs-edge thing, it's a focused-vs-unfocused variation as well.

Near the edges (well, not the extremes), you can still get a fairly-well focused image, i.e. all the light coming from a single point in the scene ends up largely at one point on the film. But where a point is defocused, the light from each scene-point gets spread out (to a first approximation) into an image of the aperture as seen through the rear element. Because of how the petzval rear group works, the defocusing spread is mostly tangential (in circles around the lens axis), with the effect becoming stronger away from the centre (at wider angles, the rear element looks flatter and more-elliptical to the film), while focused regions are mostly un-distorted.

Mark Sawyer
5-Oct-2015, 10:30
It's not just a centre-vs-edge thing, it's a focused-vs-unfocused variation as well..

Also a specular highlight thing, and only faster (f/4, or there abouts) Petzvals will swirl. There's a bit of learning to get a Petzval to jump through the hoops...