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bracan
1-Jan-2016, 12:51
Here we go!
Happy New year to all.

Danijela
Sinar P8x10, Heliar 300mm f4,5 wide open, 80B blue filter, expired Polaroid 809.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1506/24066543485_e006cf7b74_z.jpg

bracan
1-Jan-2016, 13:25
Another one.

Alx

Sinar P8x10, Heliar 300mm f4,5 wide open, 80B blue filter, expired Polaroid 891 Colorgraph overhead projection 8x10 film.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5632/23971211471_9553252505_z.jpg

Darko Pozar
1-Jan-2016, 13:59
Fantastic Bracan. Lots of movement and dynamics. Your images are inspirational...

Alessandro Bocchi
2-Jan-2016, 10:16
Selvazzano Dentro (PD) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and also Skateboarders. Portrait of Mattia Petrin and Giorgia Francescato at Padova City Wake

- Camera: CHAMONIX 45-N2
- Lens: SCHNEIDER Symmar 210 1:5.6 Convertible
- Exposure: N/A
- Film: FOMAPAN - 100 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: KODAK HC-110 - Dilution H (1+63) - 10 minutes at 20 C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD HYPAM FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light
- Lighting: Ambient light only

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1521/24031380511_fe44984655_h.jpg

Robin_SUN
3-Jan-2016, 18:36
144457

My dad
Camera: Deardorff V8 8X10 to 4X5 reducing back
Lens: Cooke Portrait Anastigmat Series II, 12' 3/4
Exposure: F9.5, 1 second
Film: hp5+ 4X5
Developer: Kodak HC-110 B

gimenosaiz
4-Jan-2016, 06:15
Hi!

My son:

1.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1477/23518879723_1941cf36b5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/BQhpyg)
ignacio (https://flic.kr/p/BQhpyg) by Antonio Gimeno (https://www.flickr.com/photos/antoniogb/), on Flickr

2.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1599/24055645391_0e884128a0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CDHthK)
ignacio (https://flic.kr/p/CDHthK) by Antonio Gimeno (https://www.flickr.com/photos/antoniogb/), on Flickr

Graflex Speed Graphic Pacemaker
Kodal Aeroektar 178/2.5
Ilford HP5
ID11 stock (7'30")
Epson 4990/Epson Scan

Cheers!

Miguel Coquis
4-Jan-2016, 08:00
144457

My dad
Camera: Deardorff V8 8X10 to 4X5 reducing back
Lens: Cooke Portrait Anastigmat Series II, 12' 3/4
Exposure: F9.5, 1 second
Film: hp5+ 4X5
Developer: Kodak HC-110 B

Nice portrait !
Excellent color range.
Thanks

SoulfulRecover
4-Jan-2016, 11:30
I have no way to scan 4x5 at the moment so this was taken with my phone in front of my lamp and inverted.

My first photo with the new to me Calumet 540. Its my brother while he was out chopping wood. Just wanted to make sure everything was working on the camera

http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg165/AlTheKiller12/866313CE-5029-4F3F-BE97-DB64139F115E_zps8us27wsq.jpg (http://s248.photobucket.com/user/AlTheKiller12/media/866313CE-5029-4F3F-BE97-DB64139F115E_zps8us27wsq.jpg.html)

Alessandro Bocchi
5-Jan-2016, 15:22
Selvazzano Dentro (PD) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and also Skateboarders. Portrait of Erica Agostini at Padova City Wake

- Camera: CHAMONIX 45-N2
- Lens: SCHNEIDER Symmar 210 1:5.6 Convertible
- Exposure: N/A
- Film: FOMAPAN - 100 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: KODAK HC-110 - Dilution H (1+63) - 10 minutes at 20 C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD HYPAM FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light
- Lighting: Ambient light only

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5739/23498995353_2306b1e77c_h.jpg

Randy Moe
5-Jan-2016, 16:20
Agitation test passed

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1458/24116986841_90dbed5073_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CK8RXX)300dpiAgitation test (https://flic.kr/p/CK8RXX) by moe.randy (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tincancollege/), on Flickr

RSalles
5-Jan-2016, 18:16
Nice Randy, sharp as the hell, the hat reminds me Freddy Krueger :cool:

Cheers,

Renato

appletree
5-Jan-2016, 20:30
Some of my first portraits ever (that weren't of a current lover). First on LF for sure.
Have more B&W, but I dropped all my color stuff at the lab. Still need to develop all my B&W from my trip.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5695/23879008512_de2e560f51_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Co7aij)
Atop a Stump (https://flic.kr/p/Co7aij) by Johnathon Powers (https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnathonpowers/), on Flickr

Location: Taken near Portland, Oregon
Date Taken: Dec 2015.
Model: Andrea Margaret

Camera: Chamonix 045N-2
Film: Kodak Portra 400
Format: Large format, 4x5
Lens: Schneider Symmar-S 210mm (Copal 1)
Shutter Speed: 1/15s
Aperture: f22

Development: AZ Photo Lab in Houston, Texas
Scanning: Scanned via drymount on betterscanning holders using an Epson v700 and Vuescan software.
Editing: Converted using ColorPerfect plugin for Photoshop. Then curves, levels, spot healing dust, and other minor adjustments were made in Lightroom.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1550/23359024434_f0a9dc188d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/BAa79A)
Free Yourself (https://flic.kr/p/BAa79A) by Johnathon Powers (https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnathonpowers/), on Flickr

Location: Taken near Portland, Oregon
Date Taken: Dec 2015.
Model: Andrea Margaret

Camera: Chamonix 045N-2
Film: Kodak Portra 400
Format: Large format, 4x5
Lens: Schneider Symmar-S 210mm (Copal 1)
Shutter Speed: 1/4s
Aperture: f22

Development: AZ Photo Lab in Houston, Texas
Scanning: Scanned via drymount on betterscanning holders using an Epson v700 and Vuescan software.
Editing: Converted using ColorPerfect plugin for Photoshop. Then curves, levels, spot healing dust, and other minor adjustments were made in Lightroom.

Fangel
6-Jan-2016, 10:35
Selvazzano Dentro (PD) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and also Skateboarders. Portrait of Erica Agostini at Padova City Wake

- Camera: CHAMONIX 45-N2
- Lens: SCHNEIDER Symmar 210 1:5.6 Convertible
- Exposure: N/A
- Film: FOMAPAN - 100 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: KODAK HC-110 - Dilution H (1+63) - 10 minutes at 20 C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD HYPAM FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light
- Lighting: Ambient light only

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5739/23498995353_2306b1e77c_h.jpg

Natural !

Kurshpetow
7-Jan-2016, 05:49
Daria
144648

Zeiss Ikom Maximar
Svema 64 film (9x12 cm)
f:6.8 exp 1/50
pyrocate 1/1/200 20min

Pfiltz
7-Jan-2016, 14:12
Ilford 400 5x4
Rodinol 50/1
1/2 hour stand

http://www.keepsakephotography.us/FILM/Amish4x5.jpg

Jim Jones
7-Jan-2016, 16:01
Pfitz -- Beautiful! This makes me think of what Mortensen might have tried, although with his flair for exaggeration. Much better, it reminds me of Rembrandt and Vermeer.

mike rosenlof
8-Jan-2016, 07:49
144697

Mom, Carmichael, California
Canham 5x7, 240mm, HP5, LC-110, incident meter

nede
8-Jan-2016, 11:44
is it still a portrait if you don't see a face but draw the feelings...
20x25 clear glass ambrotype
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3865384/img1063.jpg

Pfiltz
8-Jan-2016, 12:00
Thanks Jim. Didn't turn out anywhere near what I wanted due to poor development. Been a while since I've shot any film, and not sure 1/2 @ 50/1 Rodinol was the right deal. Film was very, dirty looking, for lack of a better description.

AlexGard
8-Jan-2016, 20:04
Some of my first portraits ever (that weren't of a current lover). First on LF for sure.
Have more B&W, but I dropped all my color stuff at the lab. Still need to develop all my B&W from my trip.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5695/23879008512_de2e560f51_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Co7aij)
Atop a Stump (https://flic.kr/p/Co7aij) by Johnathon Powers (https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnathonpowers/), on Flickr

Location: Taken near Portland, Oregon
Date Taken: Dec 2015.
Model: Andrea Margaret

Camera: Chamonix 045N-2
Film: Kodak Portra 400
Format: Large format, 4x5
Lens: Schneider Symmar-S 210mm (Copal 1)
Shutter Speed: 1/15s
Aperture: f22

Development: AZ Photo Lab in Houston, Texas
Scanning: Scanned via drymount on betterscanning holders using an Epson v700 and Vuescan software.
Editing: Converted using ColorPerfect plugin for Photoshop. Then curves, levels, spot healing dust, and other minor adjustments were made in Lightroom.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1550/23359024434_f0a9dc188d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/BAa79A)
Free Yourself (https://flic.kr/p/BAa79A) by Johnathon Powers (https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnathonpowers/), on Flickr

Location: Taken near Portland, Oregon
Date Taken: Dec 2015.
Model: Andrea Margaret

Camera: Chamonix 045N-2
Film: Kodak Portra 400
Format: Large format, 4x5
Lens: Schneider Symmar-S 210mm (Copal 1)
Shutter Speed: 1/4s
Aperture: f22

Development: AZ Photo Lab in Houston, Texas
Scanning: Scanned via drymount on betterscanning holders using an Epson v700 and Vuescan software.
Editing: Converted using ColorPerfect plugin for Photoshop. Then curves, levels, spot healing dust, and other minor adjustments were made in Lightroom.


Something about the colours in these two. Really nice.

That quarter second exposure is bang on. You must be proud.

Tim Meisburger
9-Jan-2016, 00:50
Selvazzano Dentro (PD) Italy - "Italians Gone Surfing" a Series of Portrait of Surfers, Windsurfers, Kitesurfers and also Skateboarders. Portrait of Erica Agostini at Padova City Wake

- Camera: CHAMONIX 45-N2
- Lens: SCHNEIDER Symmar 210 1:5.6 Convertible
- Exposure: N/A
- Film: FOMAPAN - 100 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: KODAK HC-110 - Dilution H (1+63) - 10 minutes at 20 C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD HYPAM FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light
- Lighting: Ambient light only

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5739/23498995353_2306b1e77c_h.jpg

Alessandro, this is my favourite of your whole series.The pose, the shadow line above her eyes, the catchlight in her eyes, and the smile. Perfect!

alanbutler57
9-Jan-2016, 08:01
Alessandro, this is my favourite of your whole series.The pose, the shadow line above her eyes, the catchlight in her eyes, and the smile. Perfect!
Exactly my thoughts as well. This is a very interpersonal portrait, the subject is very much interacting with the viewer rather than simply smiling at the camera, at least that's the sense I get.

appletree
9-Jan-2016, 10:13
Something about the colours in these two. Really nice.

That quarter second exposure is bang on. You must be proud.

I am. And your positive feedback means the world to me. I am still very much an "amateur" when it comes to photography, especially LF.

Randy Moe
9-Jan-2016, 12:08
Ilford 400 5x4
Rodinol 50/1
1/2 hour stand

http://www.keepsakephotography.us/FILM/Amish4x5.jpg

This IS very nice!

Alessandro Bocchi
9-Jan-2016, 16:37
Thank you Tim and Alan. I really appreciate your comments. I share with all of you also the full picture. I decided to crop because in my opinion the figure was too much close to the right side and not balanced but i let you decide which one is better than the other.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1712/23499028573_87eebc08c9_h.jpg

Michael Roberts
9-Jan-2016, 17:30
Yes, good decision to crop. It puts the emphasis on the subject.

Tim Meisburger
9-Jan-2016, 17:46
Yes, I agree. One of the lovely things about LF is the ability to easily crop, and while I understand the aesthetic of those that prefer not too, the ability to visualise a crop when composing an image fits for me in the deliberative LF workflow.

Roger Thoms
9-Jan-2016, 17:59
Alessandro, anywhere we can see all of your "Italians Gone Surfing" series?

Roger

Alessandro Bocchi
10-Jan-2016, 00:16
Thank you Roger. I am happy you like and that you want to se others of this series.
You can find all of them here in this album.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bocchialessandro/albums/72157647729129104


Alessandro, anywhere we can see all of your "Italians Gone Surfing" series?

Roger

ImSoNegative
11-Jan-2016, 17:36
one I shot a couple of days ago of my son's girlfriend. love this kid. 4x5, 250 fujinon Sf, strobe fired into 60 inch umbrella camera right, arista edu ultra film

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1462/24180179025_5b9ac16ac8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CQHJNn)Tori (https://flic.kr/p/CQHJNn) by john golden (https://www.flickr.com/photos/126756312@N03/), on Flickr

Pali K
11-Jan-2016, 18:58
My sister wanted me to take a photo of her and her husband after seeing the 11x14 camera. Really enjoying this format.

http://www.netsoft2k.com/Docs/Media/Pictures/Scans/ULF/v700%20KALSICAM%2011x14%20Anoop%20Harpreet%20-%20SALL%20-%20II%20850px.jpg

Roger Thoms
11-Jan-2016, 19:18
Thank you Roger. I am happy you like and that you want to se others of this series.
You can find all of them here in this album.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bocchialessandro/albums/72157647729129104

Awesome, thanks a lot. I've been following your IGS posts for while now and it is very nice to see them all at once. Keep up the good work.

Roger

ImSoNegative
13-Jan-2016, 16:33
one shot today, 200mm imagon on 4x5, arista sheet film

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1505/24068517010_b57c2596f0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CERrzd)darla3 (https://flic.kr/p/CERrzd) by john golden (https://www.flickr.com/photos/126756312@N03/), on Flickr

ImSoNegative
13-Jan-2016, 17:47
Thank you Tim and Alan. I really appreciate your comments. I share with all of you also the full picture. I decided to crop because in my opinion the figure was too much close to the right side and not balanced but i let you decide which one is better than the other.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1712/23499028573_87eebc08c9_h.jpg

I checked out the series, excellent all of them

ImSoNegative
13-Jan-2016, 18:34
another shot today, 4x5 Tachi, 200mm Imagon, arista film.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1450/23737321004_7f1a2df822_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CazYxf)Darla5 (https://flic.kr/p/CazYxf) by john golden (https://www.flickr.com/photos/126756312@N03/), on Flickr

Peter De Smidt
13-Jan-2016, 19:13
another shot today, 4x5 Tachi, 200mm Imagon, arista film.



John, That's terrific!

ImSoNegative
13-Jan-2016, 19:18
thanks Peter, I think the Imagon worked well for these shots, I just got it the other day and today was the first chance I had to use it.

ImSoNegative
14-Jan-2016, 07:21
last sheet of film I had, same set up

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1578/24069941750_73426dfa2a_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CEYK6G)Darla6 (https://flic.kr/p/CEYK6G) by john golden (https://www.flickr.com/photos/126756312@N03/), on Flickr

Jim Galli
14-Jan-2016, 07:35
last sheet of film I had, same set up

These have been lovely. Wonderful. I especially love how the high key surround makes the subject pop in this one.

AlexGard
14-Jan-2016, 19:43
My sister wanted me to take a photo of her and her husband after seeing the 11x14 camera. Really enjoying this format.

http://www.netsoft2k.com/Docs/Media/Pictures/Scans/ULF/v700%20KALSICAM%2011x14%20Anoop%20Harpreet%20-%20SALL%20-%20II%20850px.jpg
What lens did you have on that thing? DOF looks real shallow. (I do understand that will happen on larger formats)... it must be real hard to compose/keep composed! Lovely casual portrait with such a beastly cam. Making me excited to try..

Pali K
14-Jan-2016, 21:31
What lens did you have on that thing? DOF looks real shallow. (I do understand that will happen on larger formats)... it must be real hard to compose/keep composed! Lovely casual portrait with such a beastly cam. Making me excited to try..

Thank you Alex! My sister really likes the final image and I plan to make a contact print for her soon.

Regarding your question on the lens, I used my Symmar-S 360 F6.8 at F8 with the lens approximately 7-8 feet away from my sister and her husband. This lens is extremely sharp and the maximum focus was just the ears even though I had focused for their eyes. I really can't complain they moved because it was quite cold and the DOF was extremely shallow.

AlexGard
15-Jan-2016, 00:03
Honestly hadn't even notice they'd moved. Looks pretty good to me. Great work all the same :)

Miguel Coquis
15-Jan-2016, 04:02
another shot today, 4x5 Tachi, 200mm Imagon, arista film.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1450/23737321004_7f1a2df822_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CazYxf)Darla5 (https://flic.kr/p/CazYxf) by john golden (https://www.flickr.com/photos/126756312@N03/), on Flickr

John, that's beautiful !

Tim Meisburger
15-Jan-2016, 07:44
I made 6 8x10s last weekend; the first real portraits I have done in the format, and it was super fun. I used the Dallmeyer 3b, which you can see doesn't quite cover the format. Here is Sofia in a scan of a contact proof:
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l496/Tim_Meisburger/2016-1%208x10003%20copy_zps3c5geyhp.jpg (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/Tim_Meisburger/media/2016-1%208x10003%20copy_zps3c5geyhp.jpg.html)

This one is disturbing because focus is on the rear eye. Oh well, live and learn...

Tim Meisburger
15-Jan-2016, 07:49
And here is Joe, channelling Marlon Brando:
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l496/Tim_Meisburger/2016-1%208x10007%20copy_zpsweqwiqso.jpg (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/Tim_Meisburger/media/2016-1%208x10007%20copy_zpsweqwiqso.jpg.html)

Tim Meisburger
15-Jan-2016, 07:51
I also did a cyanotype of Joe, just for fun. I used my wife's watercolor paper, which is too textured for this image:
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l496/Tim_Meisburger/2016-1%208x10008%20copy_zpsr0j7720t.jpg (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/Tim_Meisburger/media/2016-1%208x10008%20copy_zpsr0j7720t.jpg.html)

I'm liking the big negatives!

BrianShaw
15-Jan-2016, 09:24
Tim, I find your portrait of Sophia to be "disturbing" only because it shows a very intense mood. The focus on rear eye is no problem; in fact that seems responsible for the intense mood. Maybe it would be more of a concern if the front eye was not obscured. Nice portrait!

SoulfulRecover
15-Jan-2016, 10:03
Forgot to take my label off of a film holder so I ended up shooting two non-existent frames thinking it was loaded. But I did end up liking one of the prior shots:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1580/24289179252_2b96e89823_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/D1moLC)

live and learn :rolleyes:

Randy
15-Jan-2016, 16:30
I am perplexed...it looks like the head and shoulders (and umbrella) is in good focus, as well as the very distant trees and structures. I mean, it looks like that section of the image is sharp and everything else is out of focus. What lens / camera movements provide that kind of focus?

Tim Meisburger
15-Jan-2016, 17:15
Tim, I find your portrait of Sophia to be "disturbing" only because it shows a very intense mood. The focus on rear eye is no problem; in fact that seems responsible for the intense mood. Maybe it would be more of a concern if the front eye was not obscured. Nice portrait!

Thanks Brian. I recently bought a cheap fresnel light and I'm having a lot of fun with that. People talk a lot about how to achieve that distinctive "hollywood" look, and after buying this I'm convinced that the single most important element is that hard light and the corresponding hard shadows pumped out by the fresnel.

ImSoNegative
15-Jan-2016, 20:36
Forgot to take my label off of a film holder so I ended up shooting two non-existent frames thinking it was loaded. But I did end up liking one of the prior shots:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1580/24289179252_2b96e89823_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/D1moLC)

live and learn :rolleyes:

very interesting looking

Jim Fitzgerald
15-Jan-2016, 20:50
Thanks Brian. I recently bought a cheap fresnel light and I'm having a lot of fun with that. People talk a lot about how to achieve that distinctive "hollywood" look, and after buying this I'm convinced that the single most important element is that hard light and the corresponding hard shadows pumped out by the fresnel.

It doesn't hurt to have a pretty girl in front of the camera either. Nice job.

Fangel
16-Jan-2016, 03:28
Forgot to take my label off of a film holder so I ended up shooting two non-existent frames thinking it was loaded. But I did end up liking one of the prior shots:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1580/24289179252_2b96e89823_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/D1moLC)

live and learn :rolleyes:

There is happy thoughtlessnesses ! Great !

daniellewallace
16-Jan-2016, 04:09
Another one.

Alx

Sinar P8x10, Heliar 300mm f4,5 wide open, 80B blue filter, expired Polaroid 891 Colorgraph overhead projection 8x10 film.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5632/23971211471_9553252505_z.jpg

nice, Your images are inspirational

http://hautavis.net/117/o.png

SoulfulRecover
16-Jan-2016, 09:52
I am perplexed...it looks like the head and shoulders (and umbrella) is in good focus, as well as the very distant trees and structures. I mean, it looks like that section of the image is sharp and everything else is out of focus. What lens / camera movements provide that kind of focus?

I combination of tilts like this:

http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg165/AlTheKiller12/IMG_8622_zpsezvkxrbi.jpg (http://s248.photobucket.com/user/AlTheKiller12/media/IMG_8622_zpsezvkxrbi.jpg.html)

and a litte post processing in PhotoshopCC.

Its a Tominon 135mm lens, so at the distance I was from my subject matter, the tilts were rather limited do to the front and rear standard being so close to each other. So I exaggerated the focus to achieve the look I wanted. Had I gotten the other two images, I dont think any post work would have been needed as I was MUCH closer to my subject which allowed for the extreme tilts. Hopefully I will have my doppelanastigmat unofokal 165mm mounted to a lens board soon which should take care of the front and rear standard distance issues for further shots.

Hope this helps and makes sense :)

Edit: also forgot to mention that the rear element/s (?) of the lens were removed. The previous owner did this and I am assuming it was to allow the image circle to be larger to allow for some movements. Whether this is true, I am not sure. Just a guess

Randy
16-Jan-2016, 10:03
Thanks for the explanation - I guess I'll have to give it try it myself.

BetterSense
16-Jan-2016, 10:39
It slightly bothers me how her hand is in front of the building or street light in the distance.

halberstadt
16-Jan-2016, 19:44
I made 6 8x10s last weekend; the first real portraits I have done in the format, and it was super fun. I used the Dallmeyer 3b, which you can see doesn't quite cover the format. Here is Sofia in a scan of a contact proof:
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l496/Tim_Meisburger/2016-1%208x10003%20copy_zps3c5geyhp.jpg (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/Tim_Meisburger/media/2016-1%208x10003%20copy_zps3c5geyhp.jpg.html)

This one is disturbing because focus is on the rear eye. Oh well, live and learn...

In this very unusual case, I think that works. The closer eye is covered with hair. Kinda cool actually.

Jim Jones
17-Jan-2016, 07:00
In this very unusual case, I think that works. The closer eye is covered with hair. Kinda cool actually.

I agree, but would have liked the hair to cover perhaps a centimeter more of her left eye. However, getting everything perfect in LF portraiture is difficult. It is beautiful.

Scott --
17-Jan-2016, 18:25
Annual birthday portrait of my no-longer little boy.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1610/24422653946_8e0472fe16_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Dd9u9s)Birthday (https://flic.kr/p/Dd9u9s) by Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/scott--/), on Flickr

4x5 Arista.EDU in Adonal, Fujinon W 150/5.6

SergeiR
17-Jan-2016, 19:13
8x10, xray, Gundlach Radar

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1703/23822890153_c936c361bf_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Ci9xgp)Navigator (https://flic.kr/p/Ci9xgp) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr

Pali K
17-Jan-2016, 21:55
Sergie - I have many favorites from your images but this one really stands out for me. What a creative idea that is executed flawlessly - wow. Just wow! Haven't said this in a while but I am a huge fan of your work.

Pali

LarsGarage
18-Jan-2016, 04:45
145281

Haven't posted here in a while and I guess technically I didn't shoot this in January but anyway... :-)

Deardorff 8x10, symmar-s 240mm, Hp5+

SergeiR
18-Jan-2016, 06:17
Sergie - I have many favorites from your images but this one really stands out for me. What a creative idea that is executed flawlessly - wow. Just wow! Haven't said this in a while but I am a huge fan of your work.

Pali

Thank you :) I am kinda bummed out though, b/c i hoped for the decent outside weather with proper clouds and more of the outdoor shoot (which i can use, after couple of days of piecing wings together, sniffing glue , paint and what not), but we had bright and shiny day instead, so this had to be done indoors this time.

SoulfulRecover
18-Jan-2016, 09:21
8x10, xray, Gundlach Radar

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1703/23822890153_c936c361bf_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Ci9xgp)Navigator (https://flic.kr/p/Ci9xgp) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr

Pretty sure I saw this on my facebook feed. Wonderful photo!

DrTang
18-Jan-2016, 12:50
5x7 cropped and shopped

http://www.mericphoto.com/lfp/Felicia.jpg

SergeiR
18-Jan-2016, 12:51
Pretty sure I saw this on my facebook feed. Wonderful photo!

thanks :)

Yep. I did post it in FB page too, seeing as my wife posted some behind the scenes ;)

Jim Galli
18-Jan-2016, 13:01
8x10, xray, Gundlach Radar

[/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/Ci9xgp]Navigator (https://flic.kr/p/Ci9xgp) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr

Gundlach Radar's certainly have gorgeous out of focus zones. Lovely image.

SergeiR
18-Jan-2016, 13:40
Gundlach Radar's certainly have gorgeous out of focus zones. Lovely image.

Thanks :)

It is one that was sort of passed down (through some monetary exchange) from you onto me - one with bent rim ;)

Jim Galli
18-Jan-2016, 14:22
Thanks :)

It is one that was sort of passed down (through some monetary exchange) from you onto me - one with bent rim ;)

Ahh. Violin finds Itzhak Perlman. Even better.

SergeiR
19-Jan-2016, 10:03
8x10, X-ray , 360 mm Heliar (one of early early ones)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1491/24082927419_c9d56c2ab8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CG8ihx)Cup (https://flic.kr/p/CG8ihx) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr

Every time i shoot something with Heliar its getting hard to not keep using that lens over and over again for everything.

baronvonaaron
20-Jan-2016, 12:09
Not quite January Portrait, but this is the quickest I've been able to finish spotting scans from a few months ago. This is from a camping trip in Vermont this summer.

4x5 Ektar 100. Calumet 4x5. Tray dev.

145337

chrism
20-Jan-2016, 18:45
Every time i shoot something....

...you make me very jealous! Love your work, Sergei.

Glad to see the hair growing back.

SergeiR
21-Jan-2016, 10:06
...you make me very jealous! Love your work, Sergei.

Glad to see the hair growing back.

:) thank you. Yeah she is extremely excited about perspective of getting her long hair back. A bit bummed out though that its not ginger, as she hoped for (yes, that Dr Who moment ;))

OMU
21-Jan-2016, 12:11
http://oddmagneulvund.no/Portretter-2/Portrett_bromoil.html

Bipin
21-Jan-2016, 20:59
My second ever large format portrait...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7511/15674467504_3abb02ef44_h.jpg
(Omega 45D, Fuji 150mm f/6.3, HP5 4x5)

...and my time posting an image here! :)

jaymus
21-Jan-2016, 22:47
http://payload426.cargocollective.com/1/20/658945/10820472/Sayer-back-yard-1_670.jpg

SergeiR
22-Jan-2016, 07:05
My second ever large format portrait...
...and my time posting an image here! :)

Welcome to posting crowd then ;) Good start :)

Rael
22-Jan-2016, 08:58
Less a portrait and more of a lens test, this is the first test shot with my newly mounted 210mm Sironar-N. Making the lensboard for the Korona 5x7 was a pain, let me tell you....

Other details: f5.6 for 1 second on Fp4, developed in DDX for 6 minutes, constant agitation using a roller and 8x10 daylight print tank.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1564477/annelenstest1.jpg

SoulfulRecover
22-Jan-2016, 12:04
My second ever large format portrait...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7511/15674467504_3abb02ef44_h.jpg
(Omega 45D, Fuji 150mm f/6.3, HP5 4x5)

...and my time posting an image here! :)

Wonderful! Please continue to post :)

Rael
22-Jan-2016, 12:56
8x10, xray, Gundlach Radar

Very cool! I want to know where you got the wings and the sextant. :)

SergeiR
22-Jan-2016, 14:15
Very cool! I want to know where you got the wings and the sextant. :)

Sextant with compass i had for some time (there is collodion plate of that somewhere) , wings i built - took couple evenings ;) I am about to make another set for another shoot - going to work on them either this weekend or next. They are much cooler on the back than on the front, btw ;))

seezee
22-Jan-2016, 14:25
Yes, good decision to crop. It puts the emphasis on the subject.

I second that motion. Great portrait, Alessandro.

AlexGard
22-Jan-2016, 20:36
My second ever large format portrait...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7511/15674467504_3abb02ef44_h.jpg
(Omega 45D, Fuji 150mm f/6.3, HP5 4x5)

...and my time posting an image here! :)

what an entry..

Bipin
23-Jan-2016, 06:19
what an entry..


Welcome to posting crowd then ;) Good start :)


Wonderful! Please continue to post :)

Thank you for the kind words everyone! I do plan to post more. Portraits, maybe (not usually my cup of tea) but you can certainly count on me for urban landscapes.

Alessandro Bocchi
24-Jan-2016, 16:33
Padua (PD) Italy - My friend Filippo Leonardi took me a portrait with his new Graflex while i was holding my new Sweden Splitting Axe. Photo by Filippo Leonardi.

- Camera: Graflex Pre-Anniversary Speed Graphic
- Lens: ZEISS Tessar 180 1:6.3
- Exposure: T
- Film: FOMAPAN - 100 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: FOMADON
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD HYPAM FIXER
- Lightmeter: N/A
- Lighting: One sigle flash light

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1537/24198120899_717282d4b1_h.jpg

seezee
24-Jan-2016, 17:40
My second ever large format portrait...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7511/15674467504_3abb02ef44_h.jpg
(Omega 45D, Fuji 150mm f/6.3, HP5 4x5)

...and my time posting an image here! :)

How did you get those reflections? Is she behind glass?

arkady n.
24-Jan-2016, 19:38
Graphic View 4x5
Kodak Ektar 203mm f7.7
Wet plate collodion

http://www.nemerovsky.com/arkady/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016_01_23_09.jpg

donkittle
24-Jan-2016, 20:02
I'm doing a 52 weeks projects where I shoot a paper negative every week for all of 2016.

Today I went out with a couple of other photographers to photograph barns and abandoned buildings. We had a blast and they were VERY patient with me and the massive amount of time it took me to take only a few photos. At the end of the day, I thought I'd get a quick snap of them with my fav portrait lens, the 135mm Xenotar. I missed focus a bit (this is my first portrait with this lens) but I think, given the look, I'll def be practicing with this lens a lot more!

Camera: Wista 45DX
Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach Xenotar 135mm f3.5
Film: Ilford Multigrade IV RC Paper
Exposure: 1/25 seconds, f3.5 at ISO 8
Movements: about 1/4 front rise
Developer: Dektol 1+12, ~45 seconds at 22 degrees

145554

ImSoNegative
25-Jan-2016, 08:20
Nice Portrait Don

Bipin
25-Jan-2016, 09:26
How did you get those reflections? Is she behind glass?

They're actually Christmas lights strung up in front of the camera; about half a foot away from the lens.

seezee
25-Jan-2016, 09:54
There actually Christmas lights strung up in front of the camera; about half a foot away from the lens.

Aha! Nice!

Jim Graves
25-Jan-2016, 21:45
graphic view 4x5
kodak ektar 203mm f7.7
wet plate collodion

http://www.nemerovsky.com/arkady/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016_01_23_09.jpg

nice!!

nede
26-Jan-2016, 10:42
Pol and his post mortem like adidas zip
8x10 yet to contact print on fomalux 111
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3865384/img1075.jpg

SergeiR
28-Jan-2016, 08:18
well. this was shot sometime in late November, about 3 weeks after we came from hospital,
but i finally processed this sheet that was hiding in cupboard :)

8x10 xray film, if i am NOT mistaken it was shot with Dallmeyer 3D. If i am, then it was Vitax #4.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1519/24660207135_cbffd52e47_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Dz91r6)Henna (https://flic.kr/p/Dz91r6) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr

ScottPhotoCo
28-Jan-2016, 11:16
well. this was shot sometime in late November, about 3 weeks after we came from hospital,
but i finally processed this sheet that was hiding in cupboard :)

8x10 xray film, if i am NOT mistaken it was shot with Dallmeyer 3D. If i am, then it was Vitax #4.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1519/24660207135_cbffd52e47_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Dz91r6)Henna (https://flic.kr/p/Dz91r6) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr

She is a beautiful, strong fighter and it shows in this portrait. Wonderfully done.

goamules
28-Jan-2016, 19:26
Early B&L Tessar 1C on expired Portra 100T, 8x10:

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1638/24679439005_8fbe921ad7_h.jpg

t0aster
28-Jan-2016, 20:38
Early B&L Tessar 1C on expired Portra 100T, 8x10:

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1638/24679439005_8fbe921ad7_h.jpg

I'm not a huge fan of portra but this is really quite nice! The white balance is spot on and it's a lovely composition. Thanks for sharing it with us!

ImSoNegative
28-Jan-2016, 21:58
well. this was shot sometime in late November, about 3 weeks after we came from hospital,
but i finally processed this sheet that was hiding in cupboard :)

8x10 xray film, if i am NOT mistaken it was shot with Dallmeyer 3D. If i am, then it was Vitax #4.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1519/24660207135_cbffd52e47_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Dz91r6)Henna (https://flic.kr/p/Dz91r6) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr

Beautiful lady. hope all is going well

goamules
29-Jan-2016, 09:23
I'm not a huge fan of portra but this is really quite nice! The white balance is spot on and it's a lovely composition. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Thank you David. It was fun shooting such a large piece of color film, a first for me. The people at the developing company kept "oohing and aahhing" when I picked it up. To me....it's a very expensive way to shoot color. But I had the film, and must use it before it's too late.

I was quite worried about the colors too, since this was the Tungsten version of Portra. I used a no. 6 compensation gel filter, behind the Tessar barrel lens. First time trying out that lens too. So it was all a fun experiment.

jp
30-Jan-2016, 19:02
Early B&L Tessar 1C on expired Portra 100T, 8x10:


Excellent! You made it worth burning that film once in a while.

Mark Sawyer
30-Jan-2016, 20:11
Wonderful image, Garrett! Waiting to see what sheet number two looks like... Something from a Verito in color? Perhaps a Petzval? Maybe that Struss?

RHITMrB
1-Feb-2016, 11:48
Thank you David. It was fun shooting such a large piece of color film, a first for me. The people at the developing company kept "oohing and aahhing" when I picked it up. To me....it's a very expensive way to shoot color. But I had the film, and must use it before it's too late.

I was quite worried about the colors too, since this was the Tungsten version of Portra. I used a no. 6 compensation gel filter, behind the Tessar barrel lens. First time trying out that lens too. So it was all a fun experiment.

Those colors are quite nice. When you say a "no. 6" I take it that's a Wratten #6, "light yellow"? I have some Portra 100T I need to use for other purposes now that my area has made the switch to LED streetlights.