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    September Portraits

    Well, somebody had to start the thread...

    From my new Cooke 16" f/4.5, wide open with the adjustment set to full soft:



    more on the lens here:
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    Re: September Portraits

    Mark, I'd say that's a keeper! You know I mean the lens! Beautiful model and image. Nice way to start the month.

    Jim

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    Re: September Portraits

    fantastic portrait! whats your lighting Mark?

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    Re: September Portraits

    Quote Originally Posted by victornoir View Post
    fantastic portrait! whats your lighting Mark?
    Just a single old Novatron strobe @400 watt/seconds bounced out of an umbrella, with a light-ish wall not too far away on the other side. I've played with more elaborate set ups, but simplicity speaks well. Especially with older, softer lenses...

    And thanks, guys!
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    Re: September Portraits

    Mark, you may need to change your sig. Maybe the Verito has been trumped?

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    Re: September Portraits

    damn mark! pretty darn nice! i guess you hit it with this lens. love the photo.

    one thing bugs me....it seems the focus is on the front of the shawl just missing her eyes....maybe she moved. still very nice though do not get me wrong.
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    Re: September Portraits

    Beautiful Mark! I'm long on Cooke's and short on pretty faces.
    He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep..to gain that which he cannot lose. Jim Elliot, 1949

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    Re: September Portraits

    8x10,RDPIII, Petzval Len (unknown brand)

    Sone light leak at the corner.

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    Re: September Portraits

    That is a great one Mark (and all of these are quite nice).

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    Re: September Portraits

    Mark, stellar, what a shot!

    Here is mine of similarly nice subject. Halfplate collodion with 12" Voigtlander petzval.



    And nice color shot with a petzval, Jack!


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