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    Pretty Big Camera

    Not sure if this counts, but I have made my darkroom and studio into a camera by putting a lens in the wall.

    The focal plane is a 22x26" plywood board with a 12x16" ground glass insert. It is attached to a geared head atop a wheeled stand that allows focus, tilt, swing and rise by moving the stand.

    This image was made using a paper negative. It is 24" x 20". Inspired by the f64 group and Weston in particular, I shot it at f90 for 8 minutes with a Schneider 480mm F/8.4 Apo-symmar L lens.

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    Re: Pretty Big Camera

    Wonderful innovation and a fantastic composition

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    Re: Pretty Big Camera

    Very nice!

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    Re: Pretty Big Camera

    The lower vegetable looks like what is called "karela" in north India but I'm not sure. I love asparagus. Nice image.

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    Re: Pretty Big Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by cp_photo View Post
    The lower vegetable looks like what is called "karela" in north India but I'm not sure. I love asparagus. Nice image.
    That is probably what it is. I am in Thailand though and do not know what it is called here. I just went to the market and picked up things for a still life.

    Thanks to all for the compliments. I will shoot some 14x17 xray film today. Beautiful thing is that it can be exposed in safe light conditions!

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    Re: Pretty Big Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by basiltahan View Post
    Not sure if this counts, but I have made my darkroom and studio into a camera by putting a lens in the wall.

    The focal plane is a 22x26" plywood board with a 12x16" ground glass insert. It is attached to a geared head atop a wheeled stand that allows focus, tilt, swing and rise by moving the stand.

    This image was made using a paper negative. It is 24" x 20". Inspired by the f64 group and Weston in particular, I shot it at f90 for 8 minutes with a Schneider 480mm F/8.4 Apo-symmar L lens.

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    I see anthropomorphic monster. Maybe a vegetarian...

    I have poor vision
    TIN CAN COLLEGE

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    Re: Pretty Big Camera

    Really nice!

    Now take it on the road. Figure out how to rig it all up in a utility trailer, and visite National parks. You would pull into a scenic overlook and shoot those breath-taking views.

    Or take it to "Burning Man" and make porttraits of strange people.
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