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F64
2-Feb-2016, 04:27
It seems still life images are stuck to 2015, so I took the liberty to start a new thread

http://www.albertomantelli.it/foto/largeformat/_DSC8922.jpg

Sinar F1, 333mm meniscus wide open

comments welcome

plaubel
2-Feb-2016, 04:55
Great start!

Ritchie

F64
2-Feb-2016, 08:39
Thanks!

scheinfluger_77
2-Feb-2016, 09:37
Nice start

Ramiro Elena
17-Mar-2016, 10:53
Very nice!

Here's some artichokes.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1603/25562325670_94b206a554_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EWRAQW)
Still Life with artichokes (https://flic.kr/p/EWRAQW) by Ramiro Elena (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rabato/), on Flickr

Speed Graphic 4x5
Isco Götingen Kiptar 185mm f3,1
Kodak Tmax100 in HC110

I also tried some FP100C and reclaimed the negative.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1708/25768519331_95924e5b20_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Fg5p34)
Reclaimed FP100C (https://flic.kr/p/Fg5p34) by Ramiro Elena (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rabato/), on Flickr

plaubel
17-Mar-2016, 15:29
I prefer the second ones; they look tasty, the picture is more compact, the colours are wonderful, and the Kiptar made a great job.

Ari
17-Mar-2016, 18:17
I don't like artichokes, but I like these photos.

Taija71A
17-Mar-2016, 18:36
@F64... @Ramiro Elena...

You guys are spoiling us with your 'scintillating' Images.
'Keep up the Good Work'. Encore! Encore!
--
Best regards, -Tim.

Ramiro Elena
18-Mar-2016, 06:56
I prefer the second ones; they look tasty, the picture is more compact, the colours are wonderful, and the Kiptar made a great job.

Thanks to all. I agree. I intentionally didn't recompose although I knew the image would be cropped by the smaller size of instant film. I couldn't remember where the crop would take place (top or bottom) so I left it to chance.
I am often aware I don't get in as close as I should so I keep working at it by never cropping in post processing.

arkady n.
18-Mar-2016, 08:03
Graphic View 4x5
Kodak Ektar 203mm f7.7
Wet plate collodion

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Valdecus
18-Mar-2016, 14:05
Signs of Spring - Tulips.

Speed Graphic 4x5", Aero Ektar 7" @f2.5, Fujifilm peel-apart FP-100C45.

#savepackfilm

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Maris Rusis
18-Mar-2016, 14:51
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3717/20055411599_ba9d201ebc_c.jpg
Zodiac Stone

Gelatin-silver photograph on Ultrafine Silver Eagle VC FB photographic paper, image size 21.3cm X 16.5cm, from a 4x5 Kodak Tmax 100 negative exposed in a Tachihara 45GF double extension field view camera fitted with a Nikkor-W 210mm f5.6 lens. Signed, titled, and stamped verso.

Miskanarhi
26-Mar-2016, 05:59
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1480/26018653576_94b72b4ba6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FDbpes)
Years of paint (https://flic.kr/p/FDbpes)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1713/26018651076_3c9bb28c6c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FDboum)
Years of paint (https://flic.kr/p/FDboum)

Two photos I took of the old paint cans in the cellar of a local dancing place that burned down about two decades ago.

Technika + 150mm Symmar S on Delta 100 and self developed 16min in Pyrocat.

Robert Langham
28-Mar-2016, 16:56
Hand and Wisteria, 2016.

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AAP
28-Mar-2016, 20:14
Wonderful!

raylarose
30-Mar-2016, 04:21
http://www.raylarose.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/2016-03-29-0001-1.jpg

I am guessing this will count as still life. It was my first go with the Chamonix 45n-2 to shoot something like this. Here are the details:

Camera: Chamonix 45n-2
Lens: Rodenstock 210
f-stop: 5.6
Exposure: 2.5 seconds
Film: Ilford Delta 100
Dev time: 9.5 minutes with Kodak D-76
Scanner: Epson V700 using VueScan

Shot my Plaubel-Makina on my shelf with the light from window and a hanging naked Edison bulb.

.nomadia.
1-Apr-2016, 18:46
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160402/3faf5c61c8bd83e4f8855778955cec14.jpg

Korona View with 10" Voigtlander Dynar F6 (shot at F22)
TMax 100
Pyrocat
V500

Robert Langham
6-Apr-2016, 14:04
Deconstructed Dogwood. 8X10, HP5/Pyrocat behind a Kodak 190 Wide Field.

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BruceO
6-Apr-2016, 14:52
^^^^^^
Love this!

Robert Langham
11-Apr-2016, 07:28
Going from idea to idea while the bloom is on. 8X10.

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Wire, styrofoam cup of blossoms.

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Double knives and blooms.

Robert Langham
11-Apr-2016, 07:31
I'm not particularly interested in flowers, they just keep jumping in front of the camera.

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Rose and bone.

Whatever happens in the yard is what I work with. I'm not sure what the little blooms are, something exotic. Waiting on Catalpa and Magnolia. Roses and little tree blooms happening.

dpn
20-Apr-2016, 06:33
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1629/26536210365_8f6f1041b0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GqV1Qn)Crotalus Chain (https://flic.kr/p/GqV1Qn) by Ruderal Blue (https://www.flickr.com/photos/141844564@N08/), on Flickr

Crotalus Chain
...
Found a squished-by-bike rattlesnake and a broken bike chain the other week. I thought that they worked well together.

125mm f/5.6 Fujinon lens shooting HP5+ at f/32 and 1/2".

David Lobato
20-Apr-2016, 08:08
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1629/26536210365_8f6f1041b0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GqV1Qn)Crotalus Chain (https://flic.kr/p/GqV1Qn) by Ruderal Blue (https://www.flickr.com/photos/141844564@N08/), on Flickr

Crotalus Chain
...
Found a squished-by-bike rattlesnake and a broken bike chain the other week. I thought that they worked well together.

125mm f/5.6 Fujinon lens shooting HP5+ at f/32 and 1/2".

Excellent.

Robclarke
26-Apr-2016, 00:36
Garden still life. Linhof Master Technika, Ilford FP4/Fuji Provia, schneider 210mm f5.6 apo symmar shot at f5.6. I have never used provia before but the colours on the film are great but my scanning and processing does not really do it justice.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1691/26039579844_97aa19ab0b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FF2DTb)img108 (https://flic.kr/p/FF2DTb) by biotecbob (https://www.flickr.com/photos/robertedwardclarke/), on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1597/26579863131_974ed753c5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GuLKhg)img110 (https://flic.kr/p/GuLKhg) by biotecbob (https://www.flickr.com/photos/robertedwardclarke/), on Flickr

krishmandal
1-May-2016, 06:51
Hi there folks,

Asian water chestnuts. Never saw these before in my life till a few months ago. To me they're very alien, like the face-hugger pods from the movie Alien.
HP5 plus, scanned on Epson 2450, some digital manipulation in Lightroom 5. Set up took hours because I kept knocking into it and disturbing the arrangement just when I'd focused the camera, each time. The bellows factor math also gave me some pause, but it turns out I did ok with it.

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dpn
4-May-2016, 07:22
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7734/26719238072_1be3a1e868_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GH65Au)Memento Mori: Hyalophora euryalus euryalus (https://flic.kr/p/GH65Au) by Ruderal Blue (https://www.flickr.com/photos/141844564@N08/), on Flickr

Ceanothus Silk Moth

alanbutler57
7-May-2016, 05:34
Super D + Petzval

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7554/26766254222_0937157024_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GMf3RL)DumboSM (https://flic.kr/p/GMf3RL) by Alan Butler (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43210263@N04/), on Flickr

Super D + stock 190 Ektar

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7661/26826587836_45138a36f4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GSzgWu)mushrooms 1 (https://flic.kr/p/GSzgWu) by Alan Butler (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43210263@N04/), on Flickr

Linhof Bi-Kardan with Mamiya Seicor 150SF adapted.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7500/26263388624_ece016d23b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/G1NJrf)Dumbo Soft Focus (https://flic.kr/p/G1NJrf) by Alan Butler (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43210263@N04/), on Flickr

mjork
11-May-2016, 18:52
Not sure whether this really qualifies as "still life": Prince's Purple Rain LP was spinning throughout the entire 90s exposure. But I did freeze the label of the record with some electronic flash.
Shot on New55 PN instant film with a Graflex Super Graphic. This is a scan of the negative.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7792/26688300560_998f623bc0_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GEmvX7)

Ron (Netherlands)
13-May-2016, 12:26
Just shot a first set of tests to try out my restored ICA Tropica and to try some different ground glass holders. Fellow member Xipho was so kind to provide the film for the tests. One of the shots might be seen as a still life I guess...
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7468/26386659784_6a694ad6b4_h.jpg
ICA Tropica testshot 3 (https://flic.kr/p/GcGwE5) by Ron (Netherlands) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/zorki_2007/), on Flickr

plaubel
14-May-2016, 00:09
I did freeze the label of the record with some electronic flash.

Yes, one of these famous Technics Discothek players with rounded needle...
Since years, I wish to expose my Transrotor Golden Shadow - maybe this year :-)

If exposing 90 seconds, with flash for freezing, please tell me :
where are the movements of the long exposure?

Thanks,
Ritchie

plaubel
14-May-2016, 00:11
Hi, Ron,

there is a lot of wooden stuff around your apartement - lovely wood, of course..

Ritchie

mjork
16-May-2016, 10:17
If exposing 90 seconds, with flash for freezing, please tell me :
where are the movements of the long exposure?

Thanks,
Ritchie

I was actually hoping to see some more movement myself. There were two weak constant light sources: the turntable strobe light in the upper left and the pop-up light on the bottom. I needed about 15s exposure at f/11 to record them correctly as bright lights. Adjustment for reciprocity failure of the film turned that into 90s. So whatever got illuminated by these two light sources should show movement, and it does. It's mostly visible on the bottom right of the picture.
The flash was a Canon speedlight in manual mode with a self-made snoot out of cardboard. That flash was coming from the top left. It was apparently creating a bit more light spill than I intended. I think that's why you can clearly see some dots on the edge of the platter and that area appears frozen.

If I were to take a photo like this again, I would get the flash in closer and let it only hit the record label itself, not the vinyl. Then an additional constant light source shining somewhere on the vinyl (but not the label) should be able to create a visibly blurry area and convey more of a sense of motion.

Ron (Netherlands)
16-May-2016, 10:53
Thanks/Danke Ritchie!

Once I hope to have shot a photo with each camera shown....(it will depend now mostly on getting the right filmholders)

Ron

plaubel
16-May-2016, 15:15
I was actually hoping to see some more movement myself. There were two weak constant light sources: the turntable strobe light in the upper left and the pop-up light on the bottom. I needed about 15s exposure at f/11 to record them correctly as bright lights. Adjustment for reciprocity failure of the film turned that into 90s. So whatever got illuminated by these two light sources should show movement, and it does. It's mostly visible on the bottom right of the picture.
The flash was a Canon speedlight in manual mode with a self-made snoot out of cardboard. That flash was coming from the top left. It was apparently creating a bit more light spill than I intended. I think that's why you can clearly see some dots on the edge of the platter and that area appears frozen.

If I were to take a photo like this again, I would get the flash in closer and let it only hit the record label itself, not the vinyl. Then an additional constant light source shining somewhere on the vinyl (but not the label) should be able to create a visibly blurry area and convey more of a sense of motion.

Mjork, thanks for the complete story and for showing the great Technics.

Ritchie

blue4130
28-May-2016, 04:51
https://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7338/27233624101_87d8a25949_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HuxrD8)trip2015010_252 (https://flic.kr/p/HuxrD8) by Vance (https://www.flickr.com/photos/vancelester/), on Flickr

Nagaoka 4x5. I don't post here enough. I hope to change that this year.

megapickle1
28-Jun-2016, 09:51
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Tea time .....

Sinar P2, Kodak TMax100, Schneider 150

Mrportr8
28-Jun-2016, 11:04
TXP ei 250
Korona 4x5
150 Fujinon f5.6

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Rory_5244
12-Sep-2016, 09:55
Kodak Tri-X Pan film, Linhof 8x10.

http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k532/moobie1/kardan810_120916_stll_2_zpsklrdl7ue.jpg (http://s1114.photobucket.com/user/moobie1/media/kardan810_120916_stll_2_zpsklrdl7ue.jpg.html)

Tim Meisburger
12-Sep-2016, 11:52
Very nice, Rory. Wonderful tonality.

Rory_5244
12-Sep-2016, 14:14
Thanks, Tim: goodness knows how many still life pics I botch so happy something turned out halfway decent for a change.

Jim Cole
17-Sep-2016, 21:42
Very nicely done, Rory! One of the best still life images I've seen here in a while.

Rory_5244
18-Sep-2016, 08:42
Thank you, Jim.

Randy Moe
29-Sep-2016, 18:40
No idea where to post this, It's still life record of a book's pages, found on a 4X5 microfiche positive on clear film.

Very scratched up film, the print is from one 6.5X8 mm tiny page capture impossible to read on a light table.

Enlarged 17.5X onto 5X7 RC matte with a Leitz V35. I can read the print. The scan is poor and doesn't come close to the optical enlargement. I am sure somebody could do a better scan.

Just an oddity I wanted to try. I bought the parts fiche 35 years ago for a 1964 Datsun Fairlady Roadster SPL310 restoration. I made 400% after driving it for 5 years.

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plaubel
29-Sep-2016, 23:38
Sad grayscale, but nice picture anyway :-)
30 Years ago, we drove the 160er Fairlady for a while, which wasn't really available in Germany.
Steering wheel on the wrong side :-)

Ritchie

barnacle
30-Sep-2016, 12:26
I recognise those microfiches... I used to rummage through those for the Datsun 240Z I had in the eighties.

Neil

Randy Moe
30-Sep-2016, 13:03
The weird thing about this car was the body was metric and all mechanicals were SAE sized. The brake cylinder repair kits were off the shelf 1 inch kits, for $2 each. I figure the drive line was made on MacArthur Plan machines and body was new metric. It looked a lot like the MGB, but both came out the same year. Bought it from a dead man's storage for $100, titled it in Georgia, traded tools to an apprentice bodyman to fix panels and paint. DIY bumper, cheap taillights. I figure $600 all in. Never found a folding or any top and enjoyed it topless for the 5 years. Here's a link to my 2 red heads. God rest their souls. (http://www.bloomingdaleart.com/info/artists/not-art/) Scroll down.

barnacle
1-Oct-2016, 10:52
Nice, Randy. I have a soft spot for the old Datsuns.

Neil

voltrader66
7-Oct-2016, 22:30
New55
150mm f/5.6
https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5306/29888224490_6bb3766494_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Mx7XRm)New55002a (https://flic.kr/p/Mx7XRm) by Bhinesh Patel (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bhinesh/), on Flickr

chassis
29-Oct-2016, 16:56
https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5731/30562275101_ac4cb539eb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NyFDBB)lamp (https://flic.kr/p/NyFDBB) by _uplift_ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/65283600@N07/), on Flickr
Lamp
Toyo 45AII with 11 inch Galliar
Kodak Tri-X 320
Kodak D-76 1:1
Epson V750 Pro
Gimp

It's been a long time since I posted, starting to work on my digital workflow.

baronvonaaron
30-Oct-2016, 13:39
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testing out my new fujinon 90mm

chassis
30-Oct-2016, 14:07
Looks nice baron. Tonality and composition are good.

Maris Rusis
30-Oct-2016, 20:01
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3839/14788442334_914456d29f_b.jpg
Bookcase and Photographs

Gelatin-silver photograph on Ultrafine Silver Eagle VC FB photographic paper, image size 19.6cm X 24.4cm, from a 8x10 Fomapan 100 negative exposed in a Tachihara 810HD triple extension field view camera fitted with a Nikkor-W 210mm f5.6 lens.
The negative was exposed as a test for an old batch of Fomapan 100. The bookcase and photographs were handy as a subject featuring a variety of tones and fine details.
Framed photographs are from an American photographer who passed away some years ago.

David Schaller
31-Oct-2016, 06:38
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3839/14788442334_914456d29f_b.jpg
Bookcase and Photographs


Framed photographs are from an American photographer who passed away some years ago.

First thing I noticed!

RSalles
3-Nov-2016, 12:46
Backyard, manual water pump.
Camera: Sinar F2 with Dallmeyer Pentac 8"/2.9 at f4.5. Film: 4x5 Shanghai GP3, Dev.: Kodak X-Tol 1:1 8'30" 20Cº in diy BTZS tubes.

https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5347/30456767220_1edcafc746_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NpmTNd)4x5-16006-0002 (https://flic.kr/p/NpmTNd) by Renato Salles (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sallesrenato/), no Flickr

Cheers,

Renato

Andrew O'Neill
3-Nov-2016, 13:06
Maris, are those originals?

Maris Rusis
3-Nov-2016, 16:17
Maris, are those originals?
They are the Special Edition gelatin-silver photographs designated by A.A for continued production from his original negatives. All of them were made in the Yosemite darkroom by Alan Ross according to the formula Ansel and Alan worked out years ago.
The one on the right is "Dogwood" (Neg# 3-C-49, format 5"x7", lens 7" Goerz Dagor, Film Agfa S, Dev N+1, Date 1938).
Left is "Tenaya Creek, Dogwood" (Neg#1-478 ,format 8"x10", lens ?, filter K2, Film Kodak Pan-X, Dev D-23 N+, Date 1948? or 1959).
Middle is "Half Dome, Merced River" (Neg# 1-YW-065, format 8"x10", lens ?, filter ?, Film Agfa Nitrate 4, Dev ?, Date circa 1938).

Robclarke
4-Nov-2016, 05:05
Lens test of Komura 152mm f3.5 on new 55 film instant film using Linhof Master Technika.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5744/30466538160_1abe46779e_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NqdYmG)img325 (https://flic.kr/p/NqdYmG) by biotecbob (https://www.flickr.com/photos/robertedwardclarke/), on Flickr

Cupcake
9-Nov-2016, 12:09
Great work !

Robert Langham
21-Nov-2016, 17:46
Black Acorn. HP5/Pyrocat.

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Robert Langham
21-Nov-2016, 17:47
Handful of acorns. 8X10, HP5/Pyrocat.

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Robert Langham
21-Nov-2016, 17:49
Tornado and blossoms.

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RSalles
22-Nov-2016, 03:45
Fantastic series Robert, the last one is what's I like the most!

Cheers,

Renato

dpn
24-Nov-2016, 14:49
https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5599/30413405813_0f9016367c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NkwDXK)
Still Life with Norco and Vaseline Glass (https://flic.kr/p/NkwDXK) by Iggy Bug (https://www.flickr.com/photos/iggybugsac/), on Flickr

I need to futz with the composition a bit more, since the pills are lost in the larger scene.

RSalles
24-Nov-2016, 17:22
dpn,

Can I make a suggestion?

dpn
24-Nov-2016, 18:15
dpn,

Can I make a suggestion?
Please!

RSalles
24-Nov-2016, 19:23
1- Get rid of the bottle... Or if you can't, bring it to the scene and change the background.
I also would choose a more "neutral" ground, as the wood catches too much attention, and it's suppose to just present the foreground elements or work as a stand for the scene elements.

Look, that's just my opinion, and I believe you'll have better results trying it,

HTH,

Cheers,

Renato

Leigh
24-Nov-2016, 22:08
I need to futz with the composition a bit more, since the pills are lost in the larger scene.
The pills make no sense.

An empty glass and a bottle would make sense (disregarding the shell).

- Leigh

dpn
25-Nov-2016, 10:03
Wonderful advice, thank you both.

bobbotron
26-Nov-2016, 08:53
Handful of acorns. 8X10, HP5/Pyrocat.

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I really like how this turned out, very nice!

koraks
28-Nov-2016, 15:00
http://www.koraks.nl/galleries/prints/ST1611_XRGPCHD_03.jpg
Old sneakers. Van Dyke brown, selenium toned, 18x24cm on hot pressed watercolor paper. From 8x10" green xray negative, first test with the symmar-s 300 which I acquired from dimento (thanks a million!!)

Robert Langham
30-Nov-2016, 17:39
Shooting a couple more ideas before I tear down the tornado and re-configure it. Contact of 8X10 negative. HP5/Pyrocat.

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Rory_5244
30-Nov-2016, 17:55
Gorgeous! Wish I had that kind of imagination.

Robert Langham
5-Dec-2016, 09:27
Rory: Thanks. I just start with a stupid idea....and keep working it. If I try for a genius idea first...well, that's beyond my reach. But it turned out I WAS kind of a genius at having a stupid idea. Then it's just the usual work.

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Robert Langham
7-Dec-2016, 08:02
More tornados.

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bob carnie
7-Dec-2016, 08:46
Robert I really like these, but I do not love the baseboard, somehow I think that having the tornado coming out of a solid nondescript background would be more preferable to me.

jharr
8-Dec-2016, 17:14
First successful Rockland tintype.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5443/31256230952_45200838d1_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PC1mvE)
SpeedGraphic-Tintype-002 (https://flic.kr/p/PC1mvE) by James Harr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/harrlequin/), on Flickr

koraks
12-Dec-2016, 05:12
A test with 2-bath Pyrocat HD to see if the approach would work. I tried it once before, but got very uneven development. This time I did a presoak of about a minute in 20C water, followed by ca. 5 minutes in bath A 1:10 and then 5 minutes in B 1:10. It worked very well indeed, yielding very evenly developed negatives with good shadow detail, a seemingly very nicely linear curve in the midtones and well-controlled highlights. I haven't been able to reproduce this success though; a second attempt with Pyrocat MC didn't work at all (uneven development, uncontrollable contrast).

Symmar-S 300/5.6 @ f/16, ca. 1 minute, green-sensitive x-ray film rated at ISO 50.

http://www.koraks.nl/galleries/8x10_archives/GB1612_XRGPCHD_01.jpg

http://www.koraks.nl/galleries/8x10_archives/GB1612_XRGPCHD_02.jpg

Ken Lee
12-Dec-2016, 08:27
You are more likely to avoid unevenness if you add some wetting agent and use rotary development.

With some subjects (like the cloth in your photo) the unevenness is hard to detect. However, there are some artifacts on the pages of the book in both photos.

koraks
12-Dec-2016, 10:39
I thought about the pages, but they aren't completely flat, so I think they are actually shadows that were really there. Wetting agent is a good idea; for rotary development, I currently don't have appropriate drums that allow the use of double sided film.

orgraph
12-Dec-2016, 11:25
It seems still life images are stuck to 2015, so I took the liberty to start a new thread

http://www.albertomantelli.it/foto/largeformat/_DSC8922.jpg

Sinar F1, 333mm meniscus wide open

comments welcome

Nice picture!

Robert Langham
15-Dec-2016, 11:42
I think you are right. I'm going masonite. Might paint one side so I have an option. Always worried about it being too light. About time to re-twist the tornado as well. Thanks for input.

dpn
15-Dec-2016, 12:04
I think you are right. I'm going masonite. Might paint one side so I have an option. Always worried about it being too light. About time to re-twist the tornado as well. Thanks for input.

Why masonite? Cheap and flat, and can be painted on one side easily? Worried about reflections back from the masonite? I've been doing a lot of thinking about still life backdrops, and would love ideas.

Specifically, I'm thinking about a miniature (3' x 3'?) painted canvas backdrop that will be nonreflective, wrinkle-free, and hopefully innocuous (yet somewhat visually appealing).

Winger
15-Dec-2016, 20:42
While this is a Polaroid, it's Type 55, so really 4x5. This box of T55 expired in '06 or so, but (knock on wood) is still working.

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HiHoSilver
16-Dec-2016, 19:48
'Lovely, Winger. The tones & textures are just delicious.

Winger
16-Dec-2016, 21:09
'Lovely, Winger. The tones & textures are just delicious.

Thanks, HiHoSilver!

chassis
18-Dec-2016, 13:09
https://c5.staticflickr.com/1/453/30885763244_0430c79961_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/P4gBno)
Mehrkornbrot (https://flic.kr/p/P4gBno) by _uplift_ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/65283600@N07/), on Flickr
Toyo 45AII
Nikkor-W 150/5.6 wide open
Kodak TXP 320
Kodak D-76
Epson V750 Pro
Gimp

koraks
18-Dec-2016, 14:33
Very nice and clean image chassis, I like it! I also like the Polaroid higher up on the page!

chassis
18-Dec-2016, 14:41
Thanks koraks.

DennisD
18-Dec-2016, 19:06
Bethe,

Lovely image and rich tones.
Polaroid 55 was wonderful film - great that yours is still kicking !

Robert Langham
18-Dec-2016, 19:42
Felt like I had over-used the board, though I have another little square of wood that is in most of this whole series. Put down some cardboard. The background of any photo is one of the six things that is going to happen in a photo, whether you want it to or not. The background either supports your subject, or drains energy from it. I use the back of a canvas painting often.

HiHoSilver
18-Dec-2016, 21:22
Chassis - Now we're talkin'! (I bake 4-6 loaves of sourdough/wk). 'Gorgeous loaf, sweet, clean composition.

chassis
19-Dec-2016, 05:28
Thanks HHS. This loaf was whole grains: spelt, rye and wheat, and some all purpose flour.

David Schaller
19-Dec-2016, 15:02
Beautiful picture. I got into baking bread when I figured out it was like developing film: time, temperature and agitation. Now I've got three different starters in the frig, and I'm working on my baguettes....

chassis
19-Dec-2016, 16:31
Thanks David. Let's see some loaves! :)

Winger
19-Dec-2016, 17:40
Thank you, koraks and DennisD!

David Schaller
19-Dec-2016, 17:51
Thanks David. Let's see some loaves! :)

Most are cell phone shots, before the bread gets eaten. I'll have to take some large format shots of loaves, after the holidays. Baking is so addictive.

barnacle
20-Dec-2016, 00:38
Three different starters? Don't you find they mutate into the same as each other as locally-suited bacteria and yeast thrive best? I've had the same starter in the fridge now for ten or more years, usually used twice a week for small loaves, but while it's active enough it's not particularly sour.

And yes, that was a nice looking loaf... I'm tempted now to see what flour the kids have in their kitchen!

Neil

Pali K
20-Dec-2016, 05:08
Really love the softness of the bread image Chassis. Beautiful picture.

Pali

David Schaller
20-Dec-2016, 06:51
Three different starters? Don't you find they mutate into the same as each other as locally-suited bacteria and yeast thrive best? I've had the same starter in the fridge now for ten or more years, usually used twice a week for small loaves, but while it's active enough it's not particularly sour.

And yes, that was a nice looking loaf... I'm tempted now to see what flour the kids have in their kitchen!


Neil

You're right, I don't taste much difference between the liquid and the stiff wheat starters, but the third is a stiff rye, which does bring something subtly different to the final bread. I have the different starters mostly to save time in the builds for different breads. We should probably not get too off topic here.

dodphotography
20-Dec-2016, 13:10
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Lightbender
20-Dec-2016, 20:09
If love to make some fresh sourdough someday. I tried messing with a bread machine and utterly failed.

Lightbender
20-Dec-2016, 20:16
Back on subject..
"Water Spirit"
Ilford Delta 100 in xtol 1:1
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dpn
20-Dec-2016, 20:19
Back on subject..
"Water Spirit"
Ilford Delta 100 in xtol 1:1
158954

Love the shark egg!

HiHoSilver
20-Dec-2016, 21:24
Lightbender - 'been making about 6 loaves of sourdough/wk since 'o7. Its a little harder than bread w/ commercial yeast, but nutritionally & flavor-wise, there's no comparison. breadtopia.com, thefreshloaf.com, are good. If Teresa's sight is still up, northwestsourdough.com is excellent. Jeffrey Hamelman's Bread book has been on my counter for the last couple years, used every week.
www.amazon.com/Discovering-Sourdough-Part-Beginning-Professional-ebook/dp/B007R54M64

HiHoSilver
20-Dec-2016, 21:29
Lightbender - Water Spirit - is that an egg sack from a stingray or manta ray?
http://www.sanibelseaschool.org/experience-blog/2014/5/23/what-comes-out-of-those-mermaids-purses

'Nice presentation.

Lightbender
20-Dec-2016, 23:18
Thanks for the links.. maybe Ill give it a try this weekend.
Not sure about the egg case.. I'm not an expert on these things.

dpn
21-Dec-2016, 09:56
Sharks, skates, and chimaeras ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg_case_(Chondrichthyes)

krishmandal
22-Dec-2016, 08:15
I just learned something. I have seen these wash up on beaches but never knew they were sea-animal eggs, I always thought they were of some vegetation.

Rich14
22-Dec-2016, 10:09
Chassis,

Marvelous range of tones and image detail.

As composed, the various elements don't really work together. But the bread wrapped in the towel, alone, filling the frame would be gorgeous. Love the textures, of the crust and white cloth and the plane of focus cutting through the image.

Rich

chassis
22-Dec-2016, 20:33
Thanks Rich, you've given me some things to think about.

koraks
23-Dec-2016, 02:52
http://www.koraks.nl/galleries/4x5_archives/DTT1612_F100PCHD_04.jpg
4x5" Fomapan 100 @ 80 in Toyo field with Schneider Xenar 135/4.7, Pyrocat 1+1+100, 15 minutes in Jobo, 4990 scan and increased contrast in Photoshop.

chassis
23-Dec-2016, 06:07
Nice textures koraks.

koraks
23-Dec-2016, 07:26
Thanks, it came out exactly how I planned it fortunately. The moody tones are inspired by Austin Granger

chassis
24-Dec-2016, 11:26
https://c7.staticflickr.com/1/582/31809600606_4c693398d2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QsUw2L)
Mehrkornbrot mit Samen (https://flic.kr/p/QsUw2L) by _uplift_ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/65283600@N07/), on Flickr
Toyo 45AII
Nikkor W 150/5.6 wide open
Kodak TXP 320
Kodak D-76
Epson V750 Pro
Gimp

HiHoSilver
24-Dec-2016, 21:44
Makes my mouth water, chassis. 'Just put a preferment in the 'fridge to mix tomorrow. All best to you & yours.

David Schaller
24-Dec-2016, 22:26
Beautiful chassis! My sourdough is ripening for pancakes Christmas morning. Happy holidays.
Dave

chassis
25-Dec-2016, 07:02
Thanks HHS and David. Enjoy the bread and holidays.

HiHoSilver
26-Dec-2016, 21:48
Chassis, posted one in tiny formats w/ you in mind. You'll recognize immediately.

Merg Ross
27-Dec-2016, 21:43
Juicer

Calumet 4x5, 150 mm Symmar, Plus-X, D-76


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chassis
28-Dec-2016, 06:14
Nice image Merg. I like the form and texture. And Plus-X!

Jim Fitzgerald
28-Dec-2016, 10:49
Merg, absolutely beautiful.

Merg Ross
28-Dec-2016, 15:11
Nice image Merg. I like the form and texture. And Plus-X!

Thank you, Chassis. I cheated; it's an older image from 1970! I guess the use of Plus-X sheet film is evidence. It was a wonderful film, among the many discontinued sheet films.

Merg Ross
28-Dec-2016, 18:04
Merg, absolutely beautiful.

Thanks Jim, always good to hear from you. Hope you are settled in at your new location and busy making photographs. Lots of beautiful country nearby!

Best wishes to you and yours for 2017!

Merg

Jim Fitzgerald
4-Jan-2017, 11:52
Merg, thanks. We are settled. Yes a lot to explore. Need to get over the flu first then we can get busy again.

Happy 2017 to you as well. Maybe I should open my box of Plus X that is in the freezer!

David Hedley
10-Jan-2017, 13:54
Arowana
https://c7.staticflickr.com/1/556/32085710102_ef9de2f5f2_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QTiDLj)
Sinar F, Schneider 180mm, Ilford Delta 100 / Tanol

This is a composite of two 4x5" negatives, of an Arowana fish that our ribeirinho guide harpooned for food while we were exploring a reserve in the Amazonas region of Brazil.

David Lobato
15-Jan-2017, 17:07
Kachinas. December 2017. Toyo/Omega 45D, Rodenstock 135mm Sironar-N, HP5+, XTOL 1:1

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55432652/Kachinas%20001%20800LFF.jpg

David Lobato
16-Jan-2017, 17:48
Sprouts Triptych. January 2017, Toyo 45A, 135mm Nikkor, HP5+.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55432652/Sprouts%20Triptych%20900LFF.jpg

stawastawa
17-Jan-2017, 21:39
David, I like the third one on the right. though I think if it were alone it would need more black space balancing it on the left, maybe if framed as 4:3?
~nicholas

MultiFormat Shooter
20-Jan-2017, 19:44
Sprouts Triptych. January 2017, Toyo 45A, 135mm Nikkor, HP5+

Excellent work! I need to get myself in-gear and try something like this.

David Lobato
20-Jan-2017, 20:55
Thanks nicholas and MultiFormat.

Reinhold Schable
25-Jan-2017, 19:52
Paint cans.

Paper negative.
135mm f:1.6 Wollaston Meniscus on 5x7 Deardorff

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Reinhold

www.re-inventedPhotoEquip.com

Bruce Schultz
25-Jan-2017, 20:00
[/ATTACH]Ducks with decoys. Albumen print and Hand tinted salt print from wet plate collodion negative.

voltrader66
26-Jan-2017, 22:52
Sea Shells
Kodak TX-320
160416

foen
27-Jan-2017, 00:33
Sea Shells
Kodak TX-320
160416

Excellent! Can you help me to achieve the dark background for my shots? And what about the light system?
Thank you

voltrader66
27-Jan-2017, 00:40
It is a black tee-shirt laid flat on the floor near a window. The camera is pointing straight down. 4x5 with 150mm lens. The light is natural daylight from the window. You can almost see the window reflected in the little shell on the bottom left. Hope that helps.

foen
27-Jan-2017, 00:41
It is a black tee-shirt laid flat on the floor near a window. The camera is pointing straight down. 4x5 with 150mm lens. The light is natural daylight from the window. You can almost see the window reflected in the little shell on the bottom left. Hope that helps.

Thank you man !

voltrader66
27-Jan-2017, 00:46
Thank you man !
Sure...no problem.

foen
27-Jan-2017, 00:48
Sure...no problem.

One last thing: have you set the background in zone II , almost III on the meter?

voltrader66
27-Jan-2017, 00:55
One last thing: have you set the background in zone II , almost III on the meter?
In this case I just took an incident light measurement but if I was to use the Zone system, I would have placed the grey band on the large shell on Zone V.

foen
27-Jan-2017, 01:06
In this case I just took an incident light measurement but if I was to use the Zone system, I would have placed the grey band on the large shell on Zone V.

Thank you again!

alanjarvis57@gmail.com
28-Jan-2017, 03:56
Some Orchids, Intrepid 4x5 with Schneider-Kreuznach 105mm 1:4.5 Lens, Formapan 100 developed in Rodinal
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stawastawa
9-Jun-2017, 19:35
Took a while to get this digitized:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4239/34356841143_224e72e7d3_z.jpg
(https://flic.kr/p/UkZMU4)still life by a Derogy Fabt in a Seneca 5x7 - paper negative (https://flic.kr/p/UkZMU4)

comments always welcome.