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    June portraits

    As it seems common to start a portrait thread nearly every month, I will try to start one for June.

    The photo below was taken on 06/09/2008 by the groom (me - god bless my lovely wife for her patience). Well - I composed and kindly ask our photographer (great guy - we had lot of fun during the session) to trip the shutter. I took 4 images - 2 color and 2 BW and this one turned to be the best.

    For some reason it took me long to get to work on it - still to be printed.

    Should you praise this photo enough I will also post a crop such that you can see that beautiful bride

    [Tachi 4x5, tmax 400, Fujinon CM-W 125/5.6 @ f/8 (sometimes I remember things ...). In the background you see a wall from the castle in Zvolen (my hometown)]

    (click on for larger version)
    Matus

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    Re: June portraits

    Excellent.

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    Re: June portraits

    quite the metaphor with those barred windows, eh?
    The only trouble with doin' nothing is you can't tell when you get caught up

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    Re: June portraits

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Metcalf View Post
    quite the metaphor with those barred windows, eh?
    I always thought that barring was for protection against THE outside, only now I see they work both ways
    Matus

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    Re: June portraits

    OK, another wedding pictures. As a begginer in LF it“s notnig special, just a try in fact.





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    Re: June portraits

    Vladik - that is very nice work. I do not see any "beginners work" in there.

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    As promised here is a crop from the wedding photo:

    Matus

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    Re: June portraits

    One of my daughter in law

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    Re: June portraits

    This was taken with Heliar 210mm. Aperture was set around 8, as far as I remember. The slight glow in highlights was produced by Tiffen SFX filter, not by Heliar itself.
    In fact, I can not detect any significant difference between this Heliar (not Universal, but newer with coated glass) and any modern lens in this focal range.

    I had a light setup of two Sunpaks 544, umbrella and a reflector at that time. But the results, as I found after development and scanning, were greatly disappointing – the light was just horrible. I am a damn bloody AMATEUR after all.
    Fortunately, during posing the subject, I noticed that the light from a single recessed can on a basement ceiling was not that bad at all and decided to give it a try. And here’s the result.

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    Re: June portraits

    Papagena looks good Papageno I like it!

    Cheers Armin

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    Re: June portraits

    Thanks Armin, I'm glad that somebody likes this picture. The girl on a photograph wasn't quite enthusiastic when she saw it. But it's not easy to satisfy a teenager. That sharp, directed light from above makes her looks a little bit older. Maybe I will try something different, if only she allows me for a second try, which I doubt now.

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