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Mark Sawyer
7-May-2017, 00:40
Well, nobody else is starting one...

For WWPD, a tintype with a Series IV No.4 Euryscop, wide open at f/6...

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g139/Owen21k/Hilary%201s_zpsawb6luxp.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Owen21k/media/Hilary%201s_zpsawb6luxp.jpg.html)

Laurent L
7-May-2017, 03:24
Great start for this new born thread ! You made an interesting work with light making this clair-obscur contrast that in the end emphasizes your model's look, congrats !

David Schaller
7-May-2017, 05:59
Outstanding portrait Mark!

gene LaFord
7-May-2017, 11:06
Wow, that is stunning Mark!

Mark Sawyer
7-May-2017, 12:06
Thank you, gentlemen! Blue eyes and wet plate just go so well together...

hsandler
7-May-2017, 14:50
Claude with Umbrella. Toyo-view 45. Sironar 240mm f5.6. HP5
http://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2823/34325842936_35eafedeec_b.jpg

Robert Brazile
8-May-2017, 06:03
Now that I have most of the dry plate emulsion techniques semi-functional, starting to work on raising speed. The latest batch is EI 1 or 2 or so, which is 2-3x faster than before. A quick snapshot from testing it this weekend:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4168/34130418120_465dcd3ba4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TZZjdQ)
SNIV-013, High-speed emulsion (https://flic.kr/p/TZZjdQ) by Robert Brazile (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rbrazile/), on Flickr

Seneca New Improved View 5x7
Wollensak 7.5" 190mm f/5.6
4 sec @ f/22, EI 1
homemade gelatin dry plate

A mark and a fair bit of dust from improper drying (another plate fell over against it) but I'm happy with the results so far.

Robert

Mark Sawyer
8-May-2017, 12:54
Your dry plates are much cleaner than most wet plates, Robert! Nicely done, and a well-composed image to boot. The tilt of the road throws everything off kilter so well...

Colin Graham
8-May-2017, 13:00
Yes, very nice Robert!

Emil Schildt
8-May-2017, 15:08
Emilie

4x5" cropped

Gandolfi precision - Boyer 300mm

Robert Brazile
9-May-2017, 05:28
Thanks, Mark and Colin! The road is definitely off-kilter, but...uh, fun in the winter.

Robert

cuypers1807
9-May-2017, 05:48
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2840/34391575305_1c54ac076d_c.jpg
My daughter giving me "the look"
Chamonix 8x10 (cropped square)
14 Inch Commercial Ektar
Delta 100

Robert Brazile
9-May-2017, 06:05
Love it, Joseph. All fathers of daughters can relate.

Robert

BrianShaw
9-May-2017, 06:19
Love it, Joseph. All fathers of daughters can relate.

Robert

Very nice photo; great expression!... and all fathers of son's are (1) thankful and (2) sympathetic. :)

gene LaFord
9-May-2017, 10:23
Joseph... that is absolutely wonderful!!

hsandler
9-May-2017, 11:36
Super portrait!

cuypers1807
9-May-2017, 12:13
Thanks guys! She is only 11, so that look is only going to get worse from here. Getting harder to get her to stand still for a portrait these days.

Mark Sawyer
9-May-2017, 17:02
The eye of the artist can never compete with the "evil eye" from an 11-year-old girl! A classic image, none the less... :)

baronvonaaron
10-May-2017, 16:55
164722

Taken back in January, but only scanned and touched up this week. This is my friend Kat in the greenhouse she lives in in Taos, NM. It was my first day in town, and it was very snowy. We drank our coffee and listened to music while I set up my camera.

Intrepid 4x5, 210mm Caltar, portra, tray processed

gsinico
14-May-2017, 10:41
164860

Giovanni, developing Collodions.

Fuji SF, Arca Swiss, 4x5 Adox 50 film.

gsinico
14-May-2017, 10:43
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2840/34391575305_1c54ac076d_c.jpg
My daughter giving me "the look"
Chamonix 8x10 (cropped square)
14 Inch Commercial Ektar
Delta 100

Lovely

Tim Meisburger
14-May-2017, 13:41
I like it a lot, but to me I would like to see her in her environment, at a cafe or on a park bench, etc. to give some context. Nevertheless, a lovely pose.

Claude with Umbrella. Toyo-view 45. Sironar 240mm f5.6. HP5
http://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2823/34325842936_35eafedeec_b.jpg

Mad Kiwi
14-May-2017, 17:34
Well, nobody else is starting one...

For WWPD, a tintype with a Series IV No.4 Euryscop, wide open at f/6...

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g139/Owen21k/Hilary%201s_zpsawb6luxp.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Owen21k/media/Hilary%201s_zpsawb6luxp.jpg.html)

Superb portrait, great light and superb feel.

monsta
17-May-2017, 14:29
165052

Barry on 7x7inch black acrylic with a leitz epis 400mm f4

SoulfulRecover
19-May-2017, 08:19
My wife and daughter

4x5 Calumet Cambo, Ilford Delta 100, f/4.5, 1/10th

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4195/33902393064_791b032ab2_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TDQCjm)

mathieu Bauwens
19-May-2017, 11:53
Congrats !

Robclarke
22-May-2017, 02:31
First try with a new lens, Heliar 240mm.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4197/34804367025_60e5720f23_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/V2xtKx)img363sm (https://flic.kr/p/V2xtKx) by biotecbob (https://www.flickr.com/photos/robertedwardclarke/), on Flickr

chassis
22-May-2017, 04:29
Well done Rob!

bobbotron
22-May-2017, 06:18
165052

Barry on 7x7inch black acrylic with a leitz epis 400mm f4

Fantastic, so much character. The rendering and thin DOF really add something here. Great lighting and expression on Barry!

Mark Sawyer
22-May-2017, 10:50
Two friends over playing with portraits yesterday, 16.5-inch Cooke Portrait Lens at f/4.5...

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g139/Owen21k/Hillary%202%20s_zpsrnvai3ts.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Owen21k/media/Hillary%202%20s_zpsrnvai3ts.jpg.html)

SoulfulRecover
22-May-2017, 16:32
Congrats !

Thank you :)

alanbutler57
22-May-2017, 18:41
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2840/34391575305_1c54ac076d_c.jpg
My daughter giving me "the look"
Chamonix 8x10 (cropped square)
14 Inch Commercial Ektar
Delta 100

I've so enjoyed the portraits here for the time I've visited, some are more beautiful, more artsy, etc., but I doubt any are a truer portrayal of the subject. Bravo and congratulations!

bloodhoundbob
22-May-2017, 20:52
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2840/34391575305_1c54ac076d_c.jpg
My daughter giving me "the look"
Chamonix 8x10 (cropped square)
14 Inch Commercial Ektar
Delta 100

Her expression is priceless, Joseph!

Tim Meisburger
29-May-2017, 18:50
Anna with my new Verito (about f/6) at the Claude Moore Colonial Farm. It was after sunset.

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l496/Tim_Meisburger/2017%20May%20Market%20Fair/Scan%207_zpsx1a0xyva.jpeg (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/Tim_Meisburger/media/2017%20May%20Market%20Fair/Scan%207_zpsx1a0xyva.jpeg.html)

Tim Meisburger
29-May-2017, 18:52
Basket makers.
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l496/Tim_Meisburger/2017%20May%20Market%20Fair/Scan%208_zps3jhvobf1.jpeg (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/Tim_Meisburger/media/2017%20May%20Market%20Fair/Scan%208_zps3jhvobf1.jpeg.html)

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l496/Tim_Meisburger/2017%20May%20Market%20Fair/Scan%209_zps88ncvxuw.jpeg (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/Tim_Meisburger/media/2017%20May%20Market%20Fair/Scan%209_zps88ncvxuw.jpeg.html)

Tim Meisburger
29-May-2017, 19:08
One more. Wide open and way overexposed by my wonky shutter
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l496/Tim_Meisburger/2017%20May%20Market%20Fair/Scan%201_zpsx0zuvfxj.jpeg (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/Tim_Meisburger/media/2017%20May%20Market%20Fair/Scan%201_zpsx0zuvfxj.jpeg.html)

macolive
30-May-2017, 05:50
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2840/34391575305_1c54ac076d_c.jpg
My daughter giving me "the look"
Chamonix 8x10 (cropped square)
14 Inch Commercial Ektar
Delta 100
I agree with everyone here...this is a great portrait.

cuypers1807
30-May-2017, 20:52
Thank you all very much. She doesn't allow too many portraits these days... especially in large format. I was trying out the 14 inch CE for the first time and I am very happy with the results. It is definitely one of my favorite photos of the year so far.

ImSoNegative
1-Jun-2017, 03:54
8x10, 250 6.7 fujinon, x ray film (green)

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4243/35001264945_a135620931_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VjWCDg)ethan 8x10 (https://flic.kr/p/VjWCDg) by john golden (https://www.flickr.com/photos/126756312@N03/), on Flickr

ImSoNegative
1-Jun-2017, 03:56
one more same set up


https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4227/34824633022_6d6a54da49_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/V4km8h)ethan 8x10 (https://flic.kr/p/V4km8h) by john golden (https://www.flickr.com/photos/126756312@N03/), on Flickr

ImSoNegative
1-Jun-2017, 03:59
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2840/34391575305_1c54ac076d_c.jpg
My daughter giving me "the look"
Chamonix 8x10 (cropped square)
14 Inch Commercial Ektar
Delta 100

great portrait, btw not everyone can do that "look" I know I cant but my son can, I used to get it often : )

gsinico
2-Jun-2017, 09:07
165655

Luis Kancyper, Argentine Psychoanalyst.

HP5+ fujinon 250, Ebony 45SU.

TroyG
2-Jun-2017, 11:06
165656

My fiancé. We were out shooting and I had a film holder that had the dark slide slide out partially (I have since added rubber bands to stop that from happening again). Knowing that one end of the picture would be massively overexposed I just shot a little informal portrait of her sitting on a bench. I believe this was on my 210mm Nikkor lens on my Graflex Graphic View. Arista EDU 100 developed in Ilfosol.

tgtaylor
2-Jun-2017, 11:19
If you switched to Toyo-View film holders that would not happen. The retaining pins on their holders actually screw down on threads and hold the pin tightly on the slide.

Thomas

alexmuir
2-Jun-2017, 14:30
165656

My fiancé. We were out shooting and I had a film holder that had the dark slide slide out partially (I have since added rubber bands to stop that from happening again). Knowing that one end of the picture would be massively overexposed I just shot a little informal portrait of her sitting on a bench. I believe this was on my 210mm Nikkor lens on my Graflex Graphic View. Arista EDU 100 developed in Ilfosol.

This is really nice. You seem to have captured the character of your sitter, which is the essence of a good portrait. I think it would make a great print, cropped to a square, just at the top of your fiancée's hair.
Alex.

TroyG
2-Jun-2017, 17:15
This is really nice. You seem to have captured the character of your sitter, which is the essence of a good portrait. I think it would make a great print, cropped to a square, just at the top of your fiancée's hair.
Alex.

Thank you so much for the kind words! I shall give it my best go once I can print. I always appreciate feedback of all kinds, but positive feedback always makes my heart warm!

OMU
7-Jun-2017, 00:19
165655

Luis Kancyper, Argentine Psychoanalyst.

HP5+ fujinon 250, Ebony 45SU.

Love this portrait, well done :-)


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