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basiltahan
22-Sep-2018, 04:14
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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Monty McCutchen
22-Sep-2018, 05:09
Wonderful innovation and a fantastic composition

Alec
22-Sep-2018, 08:52
Very nice!

cp_photo
22-Sep-2018, 15:44
The lower vegetable looks like what is called "karela" in north India but I'm not sure. I love asparagus. Nice image.

basiltahan
22-Sep-2018, 17:12
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!

Randy Moe
24-Sep-2018, 16:52
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

Drew Bedo
28-Sep-2018, 05:25
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.

mvanderaa
3-Mar-2019, 15:15
Hi basiltahan: I am interested in doing the exact same thing. You can see my original post with a some questions here https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?150834-ULF-Walk-in-Camera&p=1486554#post1486554
Would you mind sharing more of your experiences working this way? One would think you ran into problems along the way when first getting going? If so, what were they? Also, do you mind elaborating on your plywood board with ground glass?
Great image btw and very interesting approach. Any information you're willing to share will be appreciated. Thanks!

B.S.Kumar
3-Mar-2019, 18:02
The lower vegetable looks like what is called "karela" in north India but I'm not sure. I love asparagus. Nice image.

Indeed it is a "karela" or bitter gourd. It is available in Japan as well and is called "goya". I used to grow them when I was living in Shodoshima. I'll probably plant them again this spring here in Nara.

Kumar

pepeguitarra
3-Mar-2019, 18:36
Great shot. I think Canaletto (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canaletto) and other painters did the same in Venice.

Pfsor
4-Mar-2019, 05:10
I see anthropomorphic monster. Maybe a vegetarian...

I have poor vision

I see the big unpleasant light blob right in the centre of the image and attention... I have good vision.

Randy Moe
4-Mar-2019, 07:16
But poor manners


I see the big unpleasant light blob right in the centre of the image and attention... I have good vision.

Pfsor
4-Mar-2019, 07:21
So have you.

Jim Noel
4-Mar-2019, 10:08
The out of focus light patterns help to accentuate the image for me. They enrich what otherwise might be a bland and uninteresting background.