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    New Portrait Thread - September 08

    Sleeping beauty.

    She was sleeping in the evening, I went to check her and turn of the reading lamp. This sight presented itself. As I saw it, I knew I had to photograph it with the Chamonix. Because when she is awake, should would not stand still long enough for me to photograph her with a prepared shot. I might grab some snapshots with smaller handheld cameras, but nothing this large.

    So anyway, I quickly set it up, measured the light (ow, 160-180s at f/11 with reciprocity and bellows extension factor), tried to focus (really tough in that lack of light, and R-Claron's f/9 maximum aperture), opened the shutter and hoped she would not move. After 135sec she rolled on the other side, so I had to close the shutter and hope for best...


    Chamonix 58", Fomapan 100, Repro-Claron 305mm.

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    I'm starting a new month thread with this one...
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    Re: New Portrait Thread - September 08

    wow jiri,
    that is one fine image,
    and the story how you made it adds
    to the magic!

    regards

    stefan

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    Re: New Portrait Thread - September 08

    Quote Originally Posted by stehei View Post
    wow jiri,
    that is one fine image,
    and the story how you made it adds
    to the magic!
    Dittoes!
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    Money is just a tool.
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    Re: New Portrait Thread - September 08

    Jiri, Very moving. LF puts "smaller handheld cameras" in their place.

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    Re: New Portrait Thread - September 08

    Jim, what an angel! Well done.

    Here's a new wet plate image I made over the weekend. 8x10 on aluminum:

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    Re: New Portrait Thread - September 08

    Kudos Jiri

    and thanks for starting the thread on the first of the month!

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    Re: New Portrait Thread - September 08

    Remarkable image. Thank you for sharing.

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    Re: New Portrait Thread - September 08

    Jiri and Kerik,

    Both very nice images.

    Jiri, I also like the story of the photo. I can't imagine having an exposure for so long, but you have pulled it off! Bravo!

    Ted

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    Re: New Portrait Thread - September 08

    Jiri, Kerik,

    What are you two thinking posting those at the beginning of the month?
    No one is going to have the nerve to post after those two!
    Beautiful pix!

    I will bring the bar down several notches to free up any stress for the other members.

    Not really a portrait, but a quick test of my father's old speed graphic.

    TXP Normal in HC-100, souped in a jobo drum.
    One 500 watt Mole Richardson through a screen.
    1/5th sec at 4.7
    Cropped by at least 50 percent on a borrowed scanner, the 11x14 print is pretty nice.
    The print has the lower portion burned down about 3/4 of a stop.

    The scorn is easy to calculate:
    A health sciences student in college with the dream of med school called away from homework to sit still for 15 minutes for the old man....





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    Re: New Portrait Thread - September 08

    Good portrait Allen, beautiful young lady!

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