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    post "in Galli style"

    hi all,

    i am sure most know the venerated Jim Galli. he, almost single handedly is bringing soft focus and selective focus back to the main stream. (and driving the prices of those lenses up as the demand increases! LOL)

    i for one have gained inspiration from him. i was out shooting in utah this past sept. as i was setting up my shots day after day i found myself working very hard at getting everything in focus and sharp....."post card photos" i call them. then i began thinking about different styles and possibilities. i thought to myself...."what would galli do" (more fun than "what would ansel do" and galli's style seems "easier" to imitate!). so i began bending my camera into a pretzle and shooting the lenses wide open. i will tell you in is almost as much work to get an exact tiny sliver of focus as it is to get the opposite!

    so as the peztval lens craze continues and the SF portraits develop lets see your photos that i will call in "Galli style"

    (oh! and yes, please play along also, jim!)

    (the 1st is a 4x5 enlarged. i guess i ran out of coverage! 2nd is a 4x5 scan. 3rd and 4th are 8x10 negs using a giant voigtlander)
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    Re: post "in Galli style"

    The third picture is particularly effective.

    I like the use of selective focus - it can hint at things which cannot be expressed in other ways, either through words or images. On the other hand, I also like the near/far focus capability of large format, which can bring an epic quality to landscapes (quite distinct from a picture postcard!).

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    Re: post "in Galli style"

    LOL. The only thing more arresting than seeing your name in the title is finding out the thread died after 2 posts

    Here's a still life from last weekend;


    Ives 258 & Graham Roadster

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    Re: post "in Galli style"

    give em some time! they have to get home and dig through all the SF photos to find some to post......
    My YouTube Channel has many interesting videos on Soft Focus Lenses and Wood Cameras. Check it out.

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    Re: post "in Galli style"

    Not nearly as good as anything Jim has done, but it was done with a lens bought from Jim. 15" Magic Lantern lens. If you look real close, part of the well is in focus...honest.


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    Andrew Moxom
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    Re: post "in Galli style"

    Here's something I printed yesterday evening. It was taken with a 7" Darlot projection lens on a Chamonix 4x5
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    Re: post "in Galli style"

    A B&L Magic Lantern Petzval of about 9" focal length. First one is shot on Adox Pan 25 with hot lights and the tones are just buttery. The second one is done by strobe.
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    Re: post "in Galli style"

    When I get my 8" petzval from Jim I shall be sure to add something :-)

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    Re: post "in Galli style"

    Hey Eddie, nice shots....I too especially like #3 & #4. What Voightlander lens did you use? Here is a shot I made with my Vesta at f8
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    Re: post "in Galli style"

    One from this weekend, while shooting my 'grim reaper' stuff. 4x5 speedgraphic, f2 petzval projection lens, Adox 25 ortho film in Rodinal

    Daniel Buck - 3d VFX artist
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