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Jeremy Moore
2-May-2009, 19:36
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3638/3495198645_c271774059_o.jpg

8x10, Fujinon 360mm @ f/6.3 for 3 seconds. Delta 100.

Figured it was time for a new thread with that whole changing of the month and all.

David R Munson
2-May-2009, 20:43
Great model.

micmojo
2-May-2009, 23:46
Hi - I discovered this beautiful series of threads only a few days ago and really enjoyed browsing through them.. before I was on this site merely to get information for buying my gear - what a shame... thanks to all for sharing!

This one was taken recently in the dunes at the belgium coast with a Linhof Technika V and a 210mm lens / shot at f5.6 / time is forgotten... Polaroid 55.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3308/3428614536_5b3fb7574a_o.jpg

Jim Fitzgerald
3-May-2009, 14:46
Hi - I discovered this beautiful series of threads only a few days ago and really enjoyed browsing through them.. before I was on this site merely to get information for buying my gear - what a shame... thanks to all for sharing!

This one was taken recently in the dunes at the belgium coast with a Linhof Technika V and a 210mm lens / shot at f5.6 / time is forgotten... Polaroid 55.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3308/3428614536_5b3fb7574a_o.jpg

Welcome & the image you posted is great! Your model is exquisite! Please post some more.

Jim

eddie
3-May-2009, 14:50
one of my world wet plate day (http://www.wetplateday.org/wpd_base.php?p=2)photos. may 2nd

i shot it back in 1872.

deardorff studio 8x10 with a 5x7 back. derogy # 5 with a #1 water house stop. 1 sec.

jb7
3-May-2009, 15:39
Jon.

Scan from neg, haven't printed it yet...


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3313/3497886684_a78eed8c68_o.jpg

Monty McCutchen
3-May-2009, 18:19
JB7

that is way intense well done

monty

Bruce Schultz
3-May-2009, 19:58
Ma Rainey in Liberty, Miss.
5x7 wet-plate alumitype. Dallmeyer, f8 at 3 seconds.

Brian Bullen
3-May-2009, 20:22
Bruce, beautiful portrait! I think it's perfect and really makes me want to sit down with her and listen to all the stories she could tell.

Joe Smigiel
4-May-2009, 06:16
Wow. What a great page of portraits to start the month. Kudos all.

Scott Schroeder
4-May-2009, 09:13
I agree with Joe, nice ones!
Here's two I took on Wet plate collodion Day.
These are aluminum whole plates shot with a Century 10A and a Dallmeyer 4B

http://www.schroederworks.com/Wetplate/WPCD_Dev.jpg

http://www.schroederworks.com/Wetplate/WPCD_DevReb.jpg

Kerik Kouklis
4-May-2009, 10:02
Yes, some really nice stuff posted and it's only May 4! Here's a new one from me:

http://kerik.com/betsy_2.jpg

5x7 collodion on aluminum

jb7
4-May-2009, 10:27
wow, that's a bit special...
not that I usually find myself commenting about girls in uniform-

VictoriaPerelet
4-May-2009, 12:05
No gas mask?

Joe Smigiel
4-May-2009, 13:20
Here are three of Amelia I did for Wetplate Day:

http://my.net-link.net/BA/D5/jsmigiel/images/technical/collodion/Wetplate_Day_2009/WWWCPDay_050209_05.jpg

http://my.net-link.net/BA/D5/jsmigiel/images/technical/collodion/Wetplate_Day_2009/WWWCPDay_050209_04.jpg

http://my.net-link.net/BA/D5/jsmigiel/images/technical/collodion/Wetplate_Day_2009/WWWCPDay_050209_03.jpg

All are half-plate ambrotypes on black glass.

Joe

Kerik Kouklis
4-May-2009, 13:27
Gas masks are SO last year...

goamules
4-May-2009, 14:12
The wetplate collodion crew were busy; May 2nd was World Wetplate Day. Here is a halfplate I made of my son's prom date. Ross Rapid Symmetrical at f8.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3617/3499499144_e2f32a3e55.jpg

Larger here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/garrettsphotos/3499499144/sizes/o/).

Jim Galli
4-May-2009, 14:24
Wow. What a great page of portraits to start the month. Kudos all.
Yes, yes! Can't really say it any better. Beautiful things!

ajsikel
4-May-2009, 15:20
Jon.

Scan from neg, haven't printed it yet...


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3313/3497886684_a78eed8c68_o.jpg



Great photography to be found here,,the images above are stunnig.,,really..
i`ll try to put my first here. taken on Graflex4x5 , 137mm, and T55.. If I manage..http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/2033/pola55.jpg

oistein
4-May-2009, 15:27
Hi - I discovered this beautiful series of threads only a few days ago and really enjoyed browsing through them.. before I was on this site merely to get information for buying my gear - what a shame... thanks to all for sharing!

This one was taken recently in the dunes at the belgium coast with a Linhof Technika V and a 210mm lens / shot at f5.6 / time is forgotten... Polaroid 55.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3308/3428614536_5b3fb7574a_o.jpg
wow this is so lovely, just lovely!!

Allen in Montreal
4-May-2009, 16:10
Yes, some really nice stuff posted and it's only May 4! Here's a new one from me:

5x7 collodion on aluminum

A lot of nice stuff this month already.


Kerik,

Nice picture! That is a face with expressions worth many many more sheets! JB7's subject too, great intense gaze.

matthew blais
4-May-2009, 20:34
This is really good and would stand up regardless of process.

The wetplate collodion crew were busy; May 2nd was World Wetplate Day. Here is a halfplate I made of my son's prom date. Ross Rapid Symmetrical at f8.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3617/3499499144_e2f32a3e55.jpg

Larger here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/garrettsphotos/3499499144/sizes/o/).

micmojo
6-May-2009, 13:29
I love the collodion look - wonderful pictures! I wish I had the infrastructure at home to start doing them myself...

here is one on 4x5 Ilford HP5+ taken last weekend / Linhof Technika V with 210mm at f5.6

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3341/3497525347_1ba56a88d0_o.jpg

Kerik Kouklis
6-May-2009, 13:37
I love the collodion look - wonderful pictures! I wish I had the infrastructure at home to start doing them myself...

here is one on 4x5 Ilford HP5+ taken last weekend / Linhof Technika V with 210mm at f5.6

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3341/3497525347_1ba56a88d0_o.jpg

Jan, this is wonderful. I took a look at your website and you've got a great collection of images. Beautiful work!

sdivot
6-May-2009, 14:37
My sweet mom. This is currently my favorite lens (and my favorite mom).
LF Petzval lens.
Steve
www.scdowellphoto.com

sdivot
6-May-2009, 14:39
And my sweet bride....

Jim Graves
6-May-2009, 15:10
My son with a speed graphic using a magnifying glass lens (49 cents) ... thanks to Mark Sawyer:

http://home.comcast.net/~mary.j.graves/Willwebcopy.jpg

Eric James
6-May-2009, 15:20
Wow - what a string of beautiful portraits on this page - everyone a gem!

Jim Galli
6-May-2009, 15:48
My son with a speed graphic using a magnifying glass lens (49 cents) ... thanks to Mark Sawyer:


Wow! Good for you, that's just excellent. So much to do, so little time.

Mark Sawyer
6-May-2009, 18:38
Lovely portrait, Jim! But I wouldn't trust that Sawyer guy. He doesn't know what he's doing...

I'm impressed by all the work I've seen so far this month, though really, I find each of these monthly portrait threads a wonderful inspiration. (I'm hoping to find some time and a victim so I can play too, but it's the end of the school year...)

Frank Petronio
6-May-2009, 20:14
Micmojo's is excellent, but all of you seem to be on a hot streak ;-)

Mark Sawyer
7-May-2009, 16:37
Just a family portrait... Mom and Dad about a month ago on Mom's birthday, with their great-grand-daughters, (my grand-nieces). Gotta frame it up tomorrow for Mother's Day...

18" Verito @ f/6-or-7-ish on an 11x14 B&J.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g139/Owen21k/momdad_edited-1.jpg

Blueberrydesk
7-May-2009, 17:00
That's a beautiful shot, Mark. Well set up and well shot. Those little girls look precious.:)

Jim Galli
7-May-2009, 17:11
Yep, that's what it's all about. Just think in 80 years those little girls will have one of the most rare of rare things, a hard copy of a photograph when they were small.

Mark Sawyer
7-May-2009, 18:58
Thank you, Paul & Jim! It's fun sometimes to play the pretentious arteest, but doing family photos keeps you honest. Moms have a way of doing that...

unrealalex
7-May-2009, 23:45
http://www.ambrotype.ru/wet-plate-collodion/portraits/images/Alexandra.jpg (http://www.ambrotype.ru/wet-plate-collodion/portraits/index_en.html)
Alexandra, ambrotype, 8x10"

mrladewig
8-May-2009, 06:08
I took this shot of my Grandfather a year ago, but finally got around to developing it. Symmar-S 150/5.6 at f5.6, Ilford delta 100. Used a white reflector on the left to bounce some light.

http://www.ladewigs.com/Gallery/d/1999-1/45_ID1_20090506_001.jpg

Mark Sawyer
8-May-2009, 16:07
Alexey ~ What a lovely, intense image of Alexandra.

Richard M. Coda
8-May-2009, 16:24
My daughter's Jazz Band teacher. He is also the organist at a local church.

I photographed him in front of the pipe organ keyboard. I had my back up against the way and the lens wide open.

Arca 8x10, TMax400, Fuji 450c, printed Ilford Warmtone, Ethol LPD 1:2

Hugo Zhang
8-May-2009, 22:22
Here is one from last weekend. 8x10 Kodak 2D with Hermagis lens.

Jim Galli
8-May-2009, 22:25
Here is one from last weekend. 8x10 Kodak 2D with Hermagis lens.
Beautifully done Hugo.

Hugo Zhang
8-May-2009, 22:49
Thanks Jim!

Grant Evans
9-May-2009, 09:42
Joseph,
Nicely done. Love the searsucker jacket. Would love to know camera/lens/developer data if you are willing to share. Thanks for the inspiration.

jb7
9-May-2009, 10:13
Thanks Grant, and also ajsikel-

Good pictures all round, it's a good month-

This was taken in a large bright room with a roof light-
the board at the back shows the reflection of it,
and also helped to shade some of the light from behind Jon.

Some light was borrowed from a window behind him, and to his left,
another window in front of him, and to his right, was shaded.
I used my (white) dark cloth to reflect back, and brighten the eyes-

Film was Fomapan 200 in HC110, first time using it-
I used the Massive Dev Chart recommendation of 11.5 mins Dil. H-
Developed in a slosher, intermittent agitation.

Lens was a Nikkor M 300mm, at ƒ/11, 1/10 second.
some compensation for bellows...
Rising front was the only movement I purposely used...
Camera was the Arca Irish 8x10 which I posted here a couple of months ago-

Jon was very pleased with his Digital Ixus, and thought I was quite mad, but he humoured me-
He's an old school and college friend, and he was back for a reunion-
he wore that jacket that night, and I asked him to wear it again for the picture-
I kinda like the way all the in focus stripes came out so vertical...

I still haven't printed it yet, look forward to it.

We had a conversation about attitude, and about the fact that I wouldn't be making many exposures,
and about the magic of big cameras, and that all he had to do was stand there-
and project. Very important that, and I reckon he got it-

As a contact, it'll be fine, but looking deep into the scan, depth of field is only about 40mm-
I was lucky to get the eyes in that zone...

I made two pictures, both slightly different, this was by far the more successful one-


Thanks again-


joseph

BennehBoy
9-May-2009, 12:46
Got my 165/8 SA back from having it's shutter CLA'd, should have some new photos to contribute soon :D

Scott Schroeder
9-May-2009, 13:28
Whole plate collodion on aluminum taken with a Dallmeyer 4B at f/6
http://www.schroederworks.com/Wetplate/James6.jpg

Steve M Hostetter
9-May-2009, 14:23
Whole plate collodion on aluminum taken with a Dallmeyer 4B at f/6
http://www.schroederworks.com/Wetplate/James6.jpg

wonderful photo Scott !

Gary L. Quay
10-May-2009, 02:32
Sarah with Tongue

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3385/3511179031_5b5c115cd9.jpg

Calumet C-1 8x10
Cooke Series II Soft Focus portrait Lens.
Ilford HP5

D. Bryant
10-May-2009, 07:43
Mark,


Just a family portrait...

More than just a family portrait, IMO. This is a great memory made in an effective heart felt manner. I know it's a "simple" photograph, but the image has relevance to the meaning of family.

Don Bryant

Steve M Hostetter
10-May-2009, 19:44
11x14 Deardorff w/ 8x10 bk, 16" Kodak 8x10 Tmax400 in D-76 scanned from contact print to Foma RC paper

Steve M Hostetter
10-May-2009, 19:48
Deardorff 11x14 w/ 810 bk Tmax400 in D-76 contact print on Foma RC

Mark Sawyer
10-May-2009, 21:57
Mark,


More than just a family portrait, IMO. This is a great memory made in an effective heart felt manner. I know it's a "simple" photograph, but the image has relevance to the meaning of family.

Don Bryant

Thank you, Don. Family does have its meaning, its very own level of importance...

I find it wonderfully encouraging that we see it over and again in these threads...

As in Steve's. Excellent!

(It just doesn't get any better than fish and kids in boxing gloves!)

Steve M Hostetter
11-May-2009, 16:54
11x14 Deardorff w/8x10 bk 16" barrel Kodak 4.5 lens @ f22

unrealalex
12-May-2009, 01:24
http://www.ambrotype.ru/wet-plate-collodion/projects/hats/images/GirlInAHat.jpg (http://www.ambrotype.ru/index_en.html)
Girl In A Hat, ambrotype 8x10"

eddie
12-May-2009, 03:54
alex, great portrait.

(i have sent you PMs her and at WPC forum. please check.)

eddie

kilimanjaro1996
12-May-2009, 22:42
First attempt with Heliar 240mm f/4.5 wide open for portrait, window light, Tri-X 320 developed in Ilford DD-X:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3635/3526979921_045ac61cd0.jpg

eddie
13-May-2009, 03:38
First attempt with Heliar 240mm f/4.5 wide open for portrait, window light, Tri-X 320 developed in Ilford DD-X:



a very successful attempt keep em coming.

eddie

stehei
13-May-2009, 12:33
dallmeyer petzval, 1863 (and still going strong!)

stehei
13-May-2009, 12:42
one more

Jiri Vasina
13-May-2009, 12:46
Stefan, the first one is good, but the second is excellent...

stehei
13-May-2009, 12:58
thankx jiri!

Incoherent Fool
13-May-2009, 19:53
My first portrait. Before I took this shot I wasn't too interested in portraiture. I didn't care for it. Now I realize that was a mistake.

http://static.zooomr.com/images/7322714_5f5565f711.jpg

Joe Smigiel
13-May-2009, 20:39
They are both wonderful photographs Stefan. A great sense of character in the second...

Richard M. Coda
14-May-2009, 09:39
My first color portraits! Used Portra 160 4x5.

Mr. Cook is the head of the Art Department at my daughter's school. That is one of his paintings in the photo. I also shot an 8x10 B&W (seated) but haven't developed it yet.

George Kara
14-May-2009, 10:46
Richard - shot number 2 is a very strong composition.

Richard M. Coda
14-May-2009, 10:49
Richard - shot number 2 is a very strong composition.

Thank you George. i like that one better, too.

Where are you in Scottsdale?

MIke Sherck
14-May-2009, 13:37
My first portrait. Before I took this shot I wasn't too interested in portraiture. I didn't care for it. Now I realize that was a mistake.

http://static.zooomr.com/images/7322714_5f5565f711.jpg

You can do more. We'll let ya! :)

I love the contrast of expression on his and her faces. It seems to evoke something archetypal in me. I'll have to look at it some more.

Mike

Frank Petronio
14-May-2009, 21:53
Erica

Ken Lee
16-May-2009, 13:38
http://www.kenleegallery.com/images/forum/p109A.jpg
Jen and Mark, May 2009
Sinar P, 300mm Braunschweig Heliar in Barrel
4x5 Kodak TMY, Pyrocat HD

Ken Lee
16-May-2009, 13:42
"Before I took this shot I wasn't too interested in portraiture. I didn't care for it. Now I realize that was a mistake."

Indeed it was. Let's see some more. That one is very compelling !

frank hoerauf
17-May-2009, 05:45
So many great portraits here....gets me inspired!!

cjbroadbent
17-May-2009, 14:12
Hoerauf, try LaTour for inspiration. Our portraits lack some verve. Maybe he uses a short lens.

Allen in Montreal
17-May-2009, 17:26
Christopher, that is a great picture! Do you know any of the history behind it?

Ben Syverson
17-May-2009, 21:46
Christopher, very inspiring. Have any more?

cjbroadbent
18-May-2009, 05:04
It's a self-portrait by Maurice Quentin de La Tour (1704 1788). He was a French Rococo portraitist who worked primarily with pastels. He was competing with other pastellistes like Liotard. I wanted to make a point about attitude in portraits - shoulders, arms and shorter lenses.

Ken Lee
18-May-2009, 06:37
There is so much to learn from the great portrait artists, it's hard to know where to begin !

Christopher, I'm sure that many of us would appreciate anything else you would care to expatiate (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/expatiate) on the subject :)

Allen in Montreal
18-May-2009, 06:41
Thank you Christopher, I did a little google work this morning over breakfast.
Very interesting.




It's a self-portrait by Maurice Quentin de La Tour (1704 1788). He was a French Rococo portraitist who worked primarily with pastels. He was competing with other pastellistes like Liotard. I wanted to make a point about attitude in portraits - shoulders, arms and shorter lenses.

cjbroadbent
18-May-2009, 09:13
...anything else you would care to expatiate on the subject :)
Here goes again. (the reproductions below were surely done in LF, so it's legit to post them). Walk through a portrait gallery and admit what a bore most of the pictures are.
The few pictures that do come across have 'attitude'. The bee in my bonnet is about how to capture attitude from shoulders, elbows and to a lesser extent, the hands - and a little bit of acting.
So why does the head-shot below come acress? That's the second bee in my bonnet; the viewer has to feel close to the sitter. Facial perspective is one of the first thing you learn as an infant. That's your father looking down at you in your cot. The painter is using a short lens.
Boring portraits bore because the sitter is remote. So get attitude and perspective. Elbows and short lenses are great for that.

Paul Kierstead
18-May-2009, 09:54
Walk through a portrait gallery and admit what a bore most of the pictures are.

Well, I'm glad its not just me then. There has been a push on here for a National Portrait Gallery, and I've visited the portrait section in the National Gallery quite a few times. Quite frankly, it is the most boring part of the gallery by a fair measure. IMO, most of the classic portrait paintings are the equivalent of seniors photos in the modern age; pays the bills, but not much fun to look at for anyone who doesn't know the subject.

Jiri Vasina
18-May-2009, 13:52
http://www.vasina.net/wp-content/gallery/katka/p13x18-207_web.jpg

Cheeeese

This was a first (test) picture with a new to me Zeiss Softar filter. And the subject closest at hand was my daughter (almost 4 now). But that would be unlike her if she did not make a face into the camera... :) I have yet to fully learn how to use it well, especially in regards to out of focus areas (which are not apparent in this shot, but are in others I made).

Chamonix 58″, Schneider Symmar 300mm, Heliopan Zeiss Softar, 1318cm, Fomapan 100, Rodinal.

Steve M Hostetter
18-May-2009, 14:25
Jiri,, wonderful shot,, she reminds me of my baby so many years ago

Vlad Soare
19-May-2009, 04:15
Jiř, how do you make a four year old kid hold perfectly still until you're done fiddling with the camera? At 300mm on 5x8" I imagine that the tiniest move forwards or backwards would have thrown her face out of focus.
What's your secret?

csant
19-May-2009, 04:35
Jiri, what a fabulous shot! So soft, and so harmonious!

Jiri Vasina
19-May-2009, 04:56
:D

Thanks Steve and Vlad. There's no secret there - if you would have seen the larger version of the negative, you'd see that the focus is not perfect, only nearly so: the best focus is at her ears, some 1-2cm behind her eyes. But it's enough to make do.

Now, the composition and preparation. In this shot I prepared the chair in advance, roughly composed, guessed where the head would be, focused on the rear of chair and then a bit in front of it. Then I asked her to sit on the chair while I held the chair so as it did not move. Then I went to the camera and did the fine touches in composition and focus, all the time talking to her about something or other. I even managed to measure the exposition off her :) and take 2 expositions on 13x18cm.

From the amount of photos I already took of her (and from seeing me how long it takes me until I take a photo), she already knows she has to be a bit patient. But her restlessness comes across anyway - on her face. The amount of faces she makes is impossible to count, it's easiest and best to just wait for the least bad of them...

One think that helps is my use of Fuji instant film. Focusing and composing with the 4x5" MPP is not fast either, but every time I take a single photo, I'll call her, let her wait the 90 or so seconds and then show her the photo right away. And I show her what a nice photo that would have been if she did not move, or did not make the face... I have also given her my Minolta A200 on occasions and let her use it to take a photo. She likes it very much. (I know she should have a film camera, preferably LF, but those are the first steps :D ).

Now she is so well inoculated, that she sometimes (especially when she's playing with my 6months son) she calls to me or the mother "come here and photograph us, this is worth taking photo of..."

Jiri

P.S.: here is the second exposure I shot. I like the first one more, though


http://www.vasina.net/photos/p13x18-208_web.jpg

Jiri Vasina
19-May-2009, 04:56
And Claudio, thanks too.

csant
19-May-2009, 05:12
Jiri - so do you actually go there and take shots of them playing? :)
That second shot has a very special glow. She looks so much more serious, there is one big question mark in her eyes... In the first one she was much more playful and light :) I love them both.

Jiri Vasina
19-May-2009, 05:29
Claudio, yes I do, but most commonly only digital, or if there is enough light and time sometimes Graflex 3x4 SLR...

kev curry
19-May-2009, 10:30
Great photos Jiri. Do you know if the softar filter is a number I or II?

Jiri Vasina
19-May-2009, 10:52
Kev, thanks.

It was sold to me as No.II, and indeed, it is :) .

Jiri

Scott Schroeder
19-May-2009, 10:58
Another whole plate collodion of my son
http://www.schroederworks.com/Wetplate/James5.jpg

kev curry
19-May-2009, 11:12
Thanks Jiri:)

Mark Sawyer
19-May-2009, 11:34
I know it's been said before, but there's some seriously wonderful work going on here!

cjbroadbent
20-May-2009, 04:53
Practicing what I preach. 4x5 Polaroid 135mmSironar. I swear I never saw De la Tour before shooting this. He is K.Ives, a very good model who came in for a casting.

jb7
20-May-2009, 05:14
Yeah right :D

Pretty fab, and close, as you said...

Steve M Hostetter
20-May-2009, 08:26
Practicing what I preach. 4x5 Polaroid 135mmSironar. I swear I never saw De la Tour before shooting this. He is K.Ives, a very good model who came in for a casting.

well done Christopher,,, that's very un-Jimmy Swaggert of you:D

jb7
20-May-2009, 08:30
Maybe Bill Clinton...

monkeymon
20-May-2009, 10:06
I have shot some child portraits with 127mm lens at really close distances. Here's a link to one that has the elbow thing and some posing:

http://www.taidejakonsti.fi/muutos/TEMP/2.jpg

(i think i have posted this before, so i just posted it as a link)

It seems it's much easier to shoot little children close than from a distance.

I too enjoy the close-up feel in portraits.

Jiri Vasina
20-May-2009, 10:22
Monkeymon, that is a wonderful one. Just perfect...

Jiri

Allen in Montreal
20-May-2009, 12:53
I have shot some child portraits with 127mm lens at really close distances. Here's a link to one that has the elbow thing and some posing:........

Very nice! :)

Jrewt
20-May-2009, 14:18
Do animals count?

Ken Lee
20-May-2009, 16:00
Do animals count?
Very much so - especially as their portraits illustrate "...how to capture attitude from shoulders, elbows and to a lesser extent, the hands"

Or should I say... paws ? ;)

chuck461
20-May-2009, 17:23
Do animals count?

I hope so!
Iris at Coopers Rock. 10" Darlot Petzval. 5X7 contact print on Azo.

chuck461
20-May-2009, 17:30
Iris at Coopers Rock...Again

Same info as above.

Eric James
20-May-2009, 20:31
Wow Chuck, you can just about reach in there and give Iris a pet. Nice shot, and great dimensionality!!!

Steve M Hostetter
22-May-2009, 08:30
This boys grandad (my brother) was a golden glove boxer and boxed the former champ Marvin Johnson ... the boy just might be a fighter some day

Jiri Vasina
22-May-2009, 10:33
My Apo-Ronar 480mm is without shutter, so I had to choose such a combination of film/shutter/aperture to allow for lens-cap-shutter instead - f/22 and 2sec. And my wife managed to hold perfectly still... It is my first portrait with this lens, but have to do more as I like it very much...


http://www.vasina.net/wp-content/gallery/lide/p4x6-017_web.jpg

Jana

Chamonix 58", Rodenstock Apo-Ronar 480mm, 46", Wephota NP 15, Rodinal.

Armin Seeholzer
22-May-2009, 11:03
Jiri its very nice and you have a very pretty woman!
Is it the single coated APO Ronar so then I should als test mine, but I'm lucky mine is in a shutter, but only single coated. But with only 4 lenses it should not be a problem.

Cheers Armin

mandoman7
22-May-2009, 18:26
http://images50.fotki.com/v1514/photos/2/1219782/7565497/boycow1sm-vi.jpg
8x10 w/11in Verito at F8 I think.

Mark Sawyer
22-May-2009, 19:26
John, if you check the thread title, you'll notice this thread is for May 2009, not 1927, which is when yours appears to be from...

Lovely, nonetheless!

Jim Graves
22-May-2009, 21:42
John, if you check the thread title, you'll notice this thread is for May 2009, not 1927, which is when yours appears to be from...

Lovely, nonetheless!

Mark ... I laughed out loud when I read your response because I was thinking the same exact thing.

This is one of the nice effects of a soft focus that you just can't get any other way.

Very nice photo ... nice lighting angle and love the disappearing lane behind the subjects. That is a classic from another era!

mandoman7
22-May-2009, 22:04
John, if you check the thread title, you'll notice this thread is for May 2009, not 1927, which is when yours appears to be from...

Lovely, nonetheless!

I'm a throwback on many levels.
I was on my way home and passed by the FFA fair this morning, and negotiated a moment of this busy youngster's time. Just got this lens from Mr. Galli and was looking to try out some daylight exposures. The use of the cow's head as a reflector I thought was particularly opportunistic.
Glad to hear someone likes it.

Mark Sawyer
23-May-2009, 00:47
Anachronisms have their place, thank God! :)

jb7
23-May-2009, 02:40
well if you'd just got that lens from Mr. Galli,
then there were multiple anachronisms involved-

I like it too-

BennehBoy
23-May-2009, 06:55
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3594/3555623689_2169cce908.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bennehboy/3555623689/)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3384/3556589904_21973e6655.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bennehboy/3556589904/)

I need to find some female subjects!

kev curry
23-May-2009, 09:25
Great portraits Ben

unrealalex
23-May-2009, 11:21
http://www.ambrotype.ru/wet-plate-collodion/portraits/images/Alexandra3.jpg (http://www.ambrotype.ru/index_en.html)

"White and Black" Series , ambrotype 8x10"

jb7
23-May-2009, 11:51
Great pictures all round-
love that Ambrotype-

goamules
23-May-2009, 18:11
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3559/3557390954_81e23dfb42_o.png

5x7 paper negative. Verito.

Jeremy Moore
23-May-2009, 18:50
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3636/3557576891_9f794f4597.jpg

4x5, Fort Worth Conference Center

Richard M. Coda
23-May-2009, 19:00
Very nice, Jeremy!

Jeremy Moore
25-May-2009, 16:39
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3363/3564955170_bf51840d28.jpg

8x10, Delta 100, Dallmeyer 3A wide open.

eddie
25-May-2009, 16:45
8x10, Delta 100, Dallmeyer 3A wide open.

awesome!

Kerik Kouklis
25-May-2009, 16:54
Some new wet plate collodion work from yesterday. All are 8x10 on aluminum shot with a Derogy portrait petzval. My daughter and a few of her college friends. A bunch of great kids who were amazed with the process and even more so the results. Good times...

http://kerik.com/wp_scruzsaints/images/gaylenoxious.jpg
Gayle

http://kerik.com/wp_scruzsaints/images/molly_psycho.jpg
Molly

http://kerik.com/wp_scruzsaints/images/dani.jpg
Dani

Kerik Kouklis
25-May-2009, 16:55
Two more:

http://kerik.com/wp_scruzsaints/images/collin.jpg
Collin

http://kerik.com/wp_scruzsaints/images/ryan.jpg
Ryan

Bill_1856
25-May-2009, 20:18
I like WESTON'S girl in a gas mask picture better.

Dave Aharonian
25-May-2009, 22:51
Fantastic shots Kerik!!

Steve M Hostetter
26-May-2009, 07:04
Kerik Great shots as usual

jb7
26-May-2009, 07:37
It would be curmudgeonly of me not to appreciate the beauty of these pictures...

Allen in Montreal
26-May-2009, 08:06
Nice pix Kerik, I really like the one of Molly.





Some new wet plate collodion work from yesterday. All are 8x10 on aluminum shot with a Derogy portrait petzval. My daughter and a few of her college friends. A bunch of great kids who were amazed with the process and even more so the results. Good times...



http://kerik.com/wp_scruzsaints/images/molly_psycho.jpg
Molly

Kerik Kouklis
26-May-2009, 09:55
Thanks for the comments and for not being curmudgeonly! This was one of my best days behind a camera, ever. Working with these great kids and watching them express themselves with just a little guidance from me was a blast. We made about 15 plates in about 4 hours.

Monty McCutchen
26-May-2009, 17:21
Kerik,

they are all beautiful. I especially like the fact that these represent that time in their life in which a certain frivolity is so clearly innocent. These capture that perfectly.

Molly is my favorite as well but those are small margins we are dealing with.

I on the other hand like yours better than Weston's but then I don't believe things can't be interpreted anew and better in some cases just because it was done by someone else, i.e. famous. If that were the case Ansel wouldn't have been allowed into Yosimite after Watkins.

Monty

Kerik Kouklis
27-May-2009, 09:50
Thanks Monty. You are a perceptive dude.

I didn't even know or remember that Weston did a gas mask girl. It's been a looonng time since I looked at his work.

Wait, are you saying I'm not famous??? DAMMMIT! :)

William McEwen
27-May-2009, 14:27
Thanks Monty. You are a perceptive dude.

I didn't even know or remember that Weston did a gas mask girl. It's been a looonng time since I looked at his work.

Wait, are you saying I'm not famous??? DAMMMIT! :)

Yeah, Weston did several shots of Charis nude, wearing just the gas mask. Not his greatest work, IMHO.

William McEwen
27-May-2009, 14:51
I like WESTON'S girl in a gas mask picture better.

That's because she was disrobed, right? :p

Christo.Stankulov
29-May-2009, 03:58
Plaubel Peko Profia, Symmar 5.6/150mm, at f22, kodak tmax 400 at 1600 in D76 stock

VictoriaPerelet
29-May-2009, 05:54
2 film scans, both Sinar C2, Schneider SA 72mm, F22:

http://victoriasphoto.com/models/Sophie/big/t55-2.jpg

http://victoriasphoto.com/models/Alkemie/big/1_1.jpg