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Mark Sawyer
1-Apr-2010, 15:53
This is April, one of my students. Now I have 30 days to find someone named May...

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g139/Owen21k/april.jpg
Twelve-inch Velostigmat Series II on 4x5, "pretty soft"

Emil Schildt
1-Apr-2010, 16:21
pretty good!

I did some pictures today.
first time in a loong while, and it was GREAT FUN!!

I have a student that has a beautiful/ interesting face. And she is classical trained flautist.

So I made a "portrait of a flautist" - my way...

http://www.phosee.dk/pictures/00000186/844-portrait-of-a-flautist_800x600.jpg

Tri Tran
1-Apr-2010, 17:16
Not only beautiful / interesting face but sure it's a stoper! Strong and yet retains very artistry. You're the BEST!



pretty good!

I did some pictures today.
first time in a loong while, and it was GREAT FUN!!

I have a student that has a beautiful/ interesting face. And she is classical trained flautist.

So I made a "portrait of a flautist" - my way...

http://www.phosee.dk/pictures/00000186/844-portrait-of-a-flautist_800x600.jpg

ajsikel
2-Apr-2010, 02:54
this is really amazin portraiture !






pretty good!

I did some pictures today.
first time in a loong while, and it was GREAT FUN!!

I have a student that has a beautiful/ interesting face. And she is classical trained flautist.

So I made a "portrait of a flautist" - my way...

http://www.phosee.dk/pictures/00000186/844-portrait-of-a-flautist_800x600.jpg

ajsikel
2-Apr-2010, 02:58
taken earlier not april, but well, the april images await.
ERA PSS100
4x5/ 127mmhttp://img256.imageshack.us/img256/7955/jus35mm026bbbmale.jpg

Scott Walker
2-Apr-2010, 11:45
Wow! Great start to April, three captivating images in a row.

Morca
2-Apr-2010, 20:15
Wow! Great start to April, three captivating images in a row.

Time to break the chain.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4006/4485929208_91e1b57e4f_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/crooked_style/4485929208/)

Jim Galli
3-Apr-2010, 00:58
http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com/Portraits/Gary_EuryscopS.jpg
gary

8X10 Kodak 2D / Voigtlander Euryscop IV #4, 14 1/4" f6

ajsikel
3-Apr-2010, 01:30
as previously, ERA100 PSS , Xenar Schneider 240mmhttp://img213.imageshack.us/img213/2424/jus3.jpg

ajsikel
3-Apr-2010, 01:33
http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/9682/mary4x53male.jpg

ajsikel
3-Apr-2010, 01:37
http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/5425/mary24x5copy.jpg

ajsikel
3-Apr-2010, 01:48
http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/5043/2034632.jpg

wishing you all happy Easter from Poland, cheers.

Ken Lee
3-Apr-2010, 05:45
Bravo Maestro !

Hugo Zhang
3-Apr-2010, 05:50
Mark, Gandolfi, Jim and ajsikel,

These are wonderful pictures!!!

Thanks.

matthew blais
3-Apr-2010, 07:26
Jim, the intensity of his (Gary) look is awesome!

Deniz Merdanogullari
3-Apr-2010, 08:34
Kait
Montreal
Speed Graphic
HP5+
X-tol

Mark Sawyer
3-Apr-2010, 09:42
I've come to love these monthly portrait threads; eveybody doing the same thing, but so differently and so well. Portraiture must be the most worked in (and worked over) genre in photography, and it's somehow reassurring to know that there are still original and thoughtful portraits to be made... :)

Oh, and I just realized, I lied about the lens on mine. That one was done with the 99-cent, 9-inch focal length magnifying glass. We were switching lenses around a bit that day...

ajsikel
3-Apr-2010, 11:07
Deniz, thats a great work done! congrats on that image.
thanks goes to all of you cemplementing on (my) :) images.





Kait
Montreal
Speed Graphic
HP5+
X-tol

Ramiro Elena
3-Apr-2010, 12:01
Oh, and I just realized, I lied about the lens on mine. That one was done with the 99-cent, 9-inch focal length magnifying glass. We were switching lenses around a bit that day...
Damn! You made us all think it was done with a Velostimat when it was really done with a 99c lens! :D
I recently went out to the $2 store and got me a couple magnifing glasses. Still looking for a 75mm barrel to fit them (it). Did you use one or more glasses for yours? My glass is pretty green looking.

Mark Sawyer
3-Apr-2010, 12:26
Damn! You made us all think it was done with a Velostimat when it was really done with a 99c lens! :D
I recently went out to the $2 store and got me a couple magnifing glasses. Still looking for a 75mm barrel to fit them (it). Did you use one or more glasses for yours? My glass is pretty green looking.

Yeah, I'm soooo ashamed of myself! :o

The $2 store? Gee, you're getting the expensive ones! Mine is just the single bi-convex lens with the handle cut off and glued over an appropriately-sized hole in a lensboard. And yes, it's got that coke-bottle green color, the sign of fine optical glass!

Morca
3-Apr-2010, 14:07
Kait
Montreal
Speed Graphic
HP5+
X-tol

Beautiful image.

goamules
3-Apr-2010, 14:12
Jim, amazing falloff on the Euryscop. I should get mine out and try it again.
Ajsikel, I LOVE the brunette shots!

Jim Galli
3-Apr-2010, 14:20
Thanks all. ajsikel, you've inspired me. Some great work here. Garrett, the Euryscop should not be overlooked for portraiture. The sharp-soft character really makes the subject grip the frame. I'm guilty of not using them enough.

goamules
3-Apr-2010, 15:44
Got my daughter to do an obligatory shot with my new batch of (very fast) collodion. At f3.8 with 16" Vitax on 5x7. 15 secs indoors natural lighting. She was thrilled.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4067/4487444397_35734c543f.jpg

larger on black (http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=4487444397&posted=1&size=large)

David de Gruyl
3-Apr-2010, 16:47
Got my daughter to do an obligatory shot with my new batch of (very fast) collodion. At f3.8 with 16" Vitax on 5x7. 15 secs indoors natural lighting. She was thrilled.

Apparently, well trained. 15 seconds without fidgeting is pretty good.

David de Gruyl
3-Apr-2010, 16:54
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4488159892_fe0a8e31dd.jpg

Calumet 8x10, Tri-X, 2 seconds, f/8, Nikkor-W 240/5.6

cconte
3-Apr-2010, 17:31
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4065/4479730073_c0ff54b422.jpg
My first portrait with a Crown Graphic using FP100B45

Jim Galli
3-Apr-2010, 17:46
My first portrait with a Crown Graphic using FP100B45

I'm in love with this picture. Beautiful.

Stephane
4-Apr-2010, 01:51
Shot with a triplet lens ripped out of an old overhead projector from the rubish pile (about 300mm @ f/5)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4488643033_0f8d523371_o.jpg

ajsikel
4-Apr-2010, 02:04
damn ! I love that:)



Shot with a triplet lens ripped out of an old overhead projector from the rubish pile (about 300mm @ f/5)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4488643033_0f8d523371_o.jpg

ajsikel
4-Apr-2010, 02:17
goamules , many thanks.
Jim Galli, you are pouring honey on my heart, literally. You words can be inspiring, thanks





Thanks all. ajsikel, you've inspired me. Some great work here. Garrett, the Euryscop should not be overlooked for portraiture. The sharp-soft character really makes the subject grip the frame. I'm guilty of not using them enough.

jon.oman
4-Apr-2010, 07:37
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4065/4479730073_c0ff54b422.jpg
My first portrait with a Crown Graphic using FP100B45

Very nice!

Jon

Peter Galea
4-Apr-2010, 16:38
First Lodima print. Straight 6 sec exposure w/ 300w bulb, 1 minute in Amidol, no toning.
Scanned print no post manipulation.
Shot on 8x10 Tri-X, rotary development in Rodinal 1:50
How do I get the file to display in a larger size, without thumbnail?

Robert Kalman
4-Apr-2010, 18:02
New at submitting pictures for feedback.

Ebony 4x5 with 210 Schneider. 1/8 @ f22.

Thoughts?

unrealalex
5-Apr-2010, 00:42
http://www.ambrotype.ru/photos/wet-plate/ambro-portrait014.jpg
To Run At Top, ambrotype 8x10"

Jim Galli
5-Apr-2010, 01:13
You've seen this portrait already......


http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com/Portraits/Gary_VoigtPetzval12s.jpg
gary, petzval

......but I had gotten my notes confused and didn't catch it until I finished a 2nd batch of portrait films today. Earlier I said this one was done with the Euryscop. I've replaced that portrait that was #8 on page 1 (http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showpost.php?p=576012&postcount=8) with the proper photo that was actually done with the Euryscop. It's a lovely picture but totally different from this. I remember when I posted it thinking how much that Euryscop looked like a petzval. Should have listened to myself.

Anyways this portrait is done with a 12" Voigtlander Petzval at f4. Click on the hot link above to see the REAL Euryscop portrait. Sorry for the mix up.

Stephane
5-Apr-2010, 02:40
Great pictures everyone, great to see different styles carried out with different tools to achieve very characteristic looks. Very much a learning thread.

From last night. perscheid 480mm @f/6.3
overexposed and developped for 12mn in rodinal 1:100 18degC with continuous agitation in paterson orbital. Even if the price tag helps, I like this lens more and more.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4492343339_666bca96e2_o.jpg

ajsikel
5-Apr-2010, 05:36
great petzval image...




You've seen this portrait already......


http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com/Portraits/Gary_VoigtPetzval12s.jpg
gary, petzval

......but I had gotten my notes confused and didn't catch it until I finished a 2nd batch of portrait films today. Earlier I said this one was done with the Euryscop. I've replaced that portrait that was #8 on page 1 (http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showpost.php?p=576012&postcount=8) with the proper photo that was actually done with the Euryscop. It's a lovely picture but totally different from this. I remember when I posted it thinking how much that Euryscop looked like a petzval. Should have listened to myself.

Anyways this portrait is done with a 12" Voigtlander Petzval at f4. Click on the hot link above to see the REAL Euryscop portrait. Sorry for the mix up.

ajsikel
5-Apr-2010, 05:42
some more of the stuff tucked in the corner.http://img372.imageshack.us/img372/8281/2015493.jpg

ajsikel
5-Apr-2010, 05:43
http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/4082/2049978.jpg

ajsikel
5-Apr-2010, 05:44
http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/8006/1968006.jpg

Miguel Coquis
5-Apr-2010, 06:49
http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/8006/1968006.jpg

What happen ?

BetterSense
5-Apr-2010, 06:55
I'm pretty sure this guy set up us the bomb.

cdholden
5-Apr-2010, 07:08
Alexey,
I really like this portrait. It makes me wonder what thoughts this driver/pilot is thinking right before a race.
What lens what used for this shot?
Chris


http://www.ambrotype.ru/photos/wet-plate/ambro-portrait014.jpg
To Run At Top, ambrotype 8x10"

Joe Smigiel
5-Apr-2010, 07:30
...
How do I get the file to display in a larger size, without thumbnail?

If the file is stored somewhere on the internet (e.g., your website or in an ISP network folder) you can write the html image code for that address into your post and the picture will magically appear. Or, select the small yellow icon of the mountains in the formatting menu above the text entry box where you compose your message and the pop-out submenu will ask for the image's internet address and write the code automatically for you inserting the image in the message at the cursor point.

IOW, you don't add an attachment to your post, but rather reference the image storage location on the net.

Peter Galea
5-Apr-2010, 07:31
Got it. Thank you Joe.

unrealalex
5-Apr-2010, 07:36
Alexey,
I really like this portrait. It makes me wonder what thoughts this driver/pilot is thinking right before a race.
What lens what used for this shot?
Chris
Thank you! Very interesting interpretation of my work.
For this portrait I used Dallmeyer 4B wide open. Exposure was 10 seconds.

ajsikel
5-Apr-2010, 08:11
lovely !


New at submitting pictures for feedback.

Ebony 4x5 with 210 Schneider. 1/8 @ f22.

Thoughts?

ajsikel
5-Apr-2010, 08:14
was laid down :)
but seriously, nobody got hurt, just an image was taken, I walked her home safely .



What happen ?

Miguel Coquis
5-Apr-2010, 09:14
was laid down :)
but seriously, nobody got hurt, just an image was taken, I walked her home safely .

Oh
a real gentleman,
thanks..... :)
I really enjoy this "mise en scene", nice job !

Jim Galli
5-Apr-2010, 09:40
Great pictures everyone, great to see different styles carried out with different tools to achieve very characteristic looks. Very much a learning thread.

From last night. perscheid 480mm @f/6.3
overexposed and developped for 12mn in rodinal 1:100 18degC with continuous agitation in paterson orbital. Even if the price tag helps, I like this lens more and more.



Stephane, the classic Nicola Perscheid look! Nicola himself couldn't have gotten it nicer I think.

Stephane
5-Apr-2010, 10:11
Thank you Jim! But the credit is all yours, by your years of experimenting the otherwise forgotten magic/distinct look of the classical lenses, and by unselfishly publishing the results on your site.
The effect with this lens is quite amazing: there is that other picture (view from my kitchen window) in the thread of city scapes that was shot wide open with that same lens. It gives a freaky 3D effect if you look at it closely.
Next lenses for me will be by some french makers (I am french and do not own any yet). I am looking for an eidoscope and an achromatic single meniscus covering 8x10 at infinity. When I go to France this summer, I will be looking actively.

Jeffrey Sipress
5-Apr-2010, 14:06
Since I never photograph people (with rare exception), I've never participated in one of these 'portrait' threads. But I did make a portrait of sorts recently. This is an old terra cotta bust that I found in the Gladding McBean pottery company, in Lincoln, CA. GMcB produced a lot of architectural details for large city buildings and structures. Been around since 1875. Now they mostly make clay sewer and water pipe, and work on architectural restoration. But, a lot of old stuff is still laying around the factory. This statue probably was a second, or reject, and legend has it that is a likeness or Ray Crock.

(I put this in the March portrait thread by mistake at first)

Ebony SV45U, Rodenstock S 150, Delta 100.


http://machinearts.com/fredphotos/raycrock.jpg

David de Gruyl
5-Apr-2010, 16:39
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2681/4495308812_abc7d7f120.jpg

Apparently, April is portrait month for me. 8x10, 240, FP4+, Rodinal 1+125.

craig nye
5-Apr-2010, 18:16
another 'band' photograph. when you're given 5 minutes in the dark and you've forgotten the lead(s) for your second light, you try to focus as best you can and just blast whatever light you do have and then pray.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4021/4491515439_0d7df3265d_b.jpg
Symmar-S 150mm, F8, Cambo 4x5, Foma 100.

cdholden
5-Apr-2010, 18:47
Maybe so....
http://thumbnails.cnbc.com/CNBCNews.com/403/59/RayCrockOnMcDonaldsLaunchTHUMB.jpg



<snip>
This statue probably was a second, or reject, and legend has it that is a likeness or Ray Crock.
<snip>
http://machinearts.com/fredphotos/raycrock.jpg

Hugo Zhang
5-Apr-2010, 19:05
http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/4082/2049978.jpg

Wonderful composition and beautiful lighting!!

Donald Miller
5-Apr-2010, 19:20
http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/4082/2049978.jpg

Outstanding. Nice to see some compositional consideration.

spkennedy3000
6-Apr-2010, 01:49
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2689/4495928999_fe4fe0f801_o.jpg

Toyo VX-125b, Schneider Xenotar 150mm f2.8 (thanks Jim Galli) 1/30s expired Kodak Portra 160NC.

First ever large format portrait.

Miguel Coquis
6-Apr-2010, 03:05
great shots fellows !!!
April brings sweet inspiration....
my contribution:

http://macoquis.caraldi.com/scaled/Home/Ilo-dallmeyer-002.jpg
8x10
unknown lens
ilford
Tmax dev

ajsikel
6-Apr-2010, 05:56
a beauty .
however the shadows below the eyes brings connotations about nosferatu ;]





great shots fellows !!!
April brings sweet inspiration....
my contribution:

http://macoquis.caraldi.com/scaled/Home/Ilo-dallmeyer-002.jpg
8x10
unknown lens
ilford
Tmax dev

kontrafej
6-Apr-2010, 07:23
another 'band' photograph. when you're given 5 minutes in the dark and you've forgotten the lead(s) for your second light, you try to focus as best you can and just blast whatever light you do have and then pray.

You prayed and someone heard your prayers.
It is a wonderful picture!!

Alex Wei
6-Apr-2010, 09:23
great shots fellows !!!
April brings sweet inspiration....
my contribution:
8x10
unknown lens
ilford
Tmax dev

Amazing!!

lenicolas
6-Apr-2010, 10:08
ajsikel, i just can't get over your picture, it's fantastic.

Here's my (first ever) 4x5 portrait on fuji fp100c45 :
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_CTp2jYnkThg/S7tn7e0eUfI/AAAAAAAAACU/n9ak-BgVSP0/s1600/max.jpg

Steve M Hostetter
6-Apr-2010, 13:34
8x10 paper neg, 24" Prince's & Bro. lens wide open f8.0

jack_hui
6-Apr-2010, 18:10
great shots fellows !!!
April brings sweet inspiration....
my contribution:

http://macoquis.caraldi.com/scaled/Home/Ilo-dallmeyer-002.jpg
8x10
unknown lens
ilford
Tmax dev


Miguel,

Don't let me know which len you used!!! :D

Jack

Jim Galli
6-Apr-2010, 18:46
Miguel,

Don't let me know which len you used!!! :D

Jack


Yea Miguel, fess up. Which Dallmeyer was that? She couldn't be any lovelier.

Hugo Zhang
6-Apr-2010, 19:12
Yea Miguel, fess up. Which Dallmeyer was that? She couldn't be any lovelier.

I want to know your lighting too, very beautiful!

Tri Tran
6-Apr-2010, 22:26
I want to know your lighting too, very beautiful!

Miguel did a great job using Butterfly lighting here. Very strong image. Looking forward to see more if you have some Rembrandt lighting. Felicitation!

Emil Schildt
7-Apr-2010, 02:34
Miguel did a great job using Butterfly lighting here. Very strong image. Looking forward to see more if you have some Rembrandt lighting. Felicitation!

ahh - Rembrandt lighting...

Curious what you mean that is.
(the reason is, that looking around, I can find a lot about this light, but nothing that has todo with what I have learned about Rembrandt lighing....:cool: )

(lovely picture!)

alex from holland
7-Apr-2010, 06:46
Ok,

my first attempt over here.
I know the lighting isn't perfect, but it's my first collodion portrait

Exposure time about 23 sec
f 5.6
360 mm som berthiot paris

http://www.pbase.com/alex28/image/123291882/original.jpg

jon.oman
7-Apr-2010, 06:57
I think this image is great!

Jon

seven
7-Apr-2010, 12:37
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2735/4497655951_0524900a80_o.jpg
Polaroid 55 negative, Carl Meyer Video-Stigmat 200mm F2.9

David Hedley
7-Apr-2010, 12:41
http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/4082/2049978.jpg

Now that is really very good indeed - like a scene from Ibsen.

William McEwen
7-Apr-2010, 13:51
[QUOTE=Jeffrey Sipress;576769]Since I never photograph people (with rare exception), I've never participated in one of these 'portrait' threads. But I did make a portrait of sorts recently. This is an old terra cotta bust that I found in the Gladding McBean pottery company, in Lincoln, CA. GMcB produced a lot of architectural details for large city buildings and structures. Been around since 1875. Now they mostly make clay sewer and water pipe, and work on architectural restoration. But, a lot of old stuff is still laying around the factory. This statue probably was a second, or reject, and legend has it that is a likeness or Ray Crock.

(I put this in the March portrait thread by mistake at first)

Ebony SV45U, Rodenstock S 150, Delta 100.


Jeffrey, Josef Sudek would have had a field day with that head!

Jim Galli
7-Apr-2010, 18:22
Ok,

my first attempt over here.
I know the lighting isn't perfect, but it's my first collodion portrait

Exposure time about 23 sec
f 5.6
360 mm som berthiot paris


Intense! I really need to make the leap into collodion.

alex from holland
7-Apr-2010, 23:13
Intense! I really need to make the leap into collodion.



Hi Jim,

yes tyou should. You have all the material you need.
Just go to http://www.artcraftchemicals.com/ or http://www.bostick-sullivan.com/
and order a small package to give it a try. B&S have complet Kits for starting it up.
Just give it try. I am sure you will love it.

alex

alon96
8-Apr-2010, 07:19
Chinese drama actor
Ansco 5x7
Petzval
shanghai GP3
LC-29

Emil Schildt
8-Apr-2010, 09:00
Just got my self a Kodak 305mm lens..

First try (I'll be better later...)

Portrait of Monika.

http://www.phosee.dk/pictures/00000188/507-monika-03_800x600.jpg

and a tighter crop:

http://www.phosee.dk/pictures/00000188/508-monika-03a_800x600.jpg

theBDT
8-Apr-2010, 11:31
http://brianthedellphotography.com/4_7_10/Untitled-1.jpg

ajsikel
8-Apr-2010, 16:52
http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/1237/jus4x52.jpg

not sure if presented in this thread.
Era PSS100 4x5

jack_hui
8-Apr-2010, 18:10
Just got my self a Kodak 305mm lens..

First try (I'll be better later...)

Portrait of Monika.





gandolfi,

I like the soft-tone, which len is it?

Jack

iml
9-Apr-2010, 07:42
Tony.

http://www.adweb.co.uk/ian/photography/lincoln/Images/img544.jpg

http://www.adweb.co.uk/ian/photography/lincoln/Images/img541.jpg

Speed Graphic, 127/4.7 Ektar, TXP320, Xtol 1+1

Ari
9-Apr-2010, 09:49
My beautiful wife in Ottawa last week-end.
Shanghai film, homemade 4x5 camera with a 127 Rodenstock, scanned in RGB.

Ari
9-Apr-2010, 10:05
Btw, can anyone tell me how I can upload larger images? I only seem to be able to post small-ish jpgs. Thanks

Jeremy Moore
9-Apr-2010, 10:43
Btw, can anyone tell me how I can upload larger images? I only seem to be able to post small-ish jpgs. Thanks

You're uploading pictures as attachments. Those of us uploading larger images are just putting in IMG links to images hosted elsewhere online.

ajsikel
9-Apr-2010, 13:06
Btw, can anyone tell me how I can upload larger images? I only seem to be able to post small-ish jpgs. Thanks

Ari, put your image on the webb, through eg www.imageshack.us , then you will obtain the link to your image, Put the link on the forum into ``insert image` icon, then click, `go advance` , image appear on the web, then click ` submit `and its done :)

Ari
9-Apr-2010, 13:10
Thanks to you both!

ajsikel
9-Apr-2010, 13:36
great, emotional images.





Tony.

http://www.adweb.co.uk/ian/photography/lincoln/Images/img544.jpg

http://www.adweb.co.uk/ian/photography/lincoln/Images/img541.jpg

Speed Graphic, 127/4.7 Ektar, TXP320, Xtol 1+1

Miguel Coquis
9-Apr-2010, 13:49
Big barrel 500 mm f:4,5
8x10 Ilford delta 100
Wife

http://macoquis.caraldi.com/scaled/Home/Wife.jpg

Graflex curtain shutter in front lens
f:6,8
t:1/10
Tmax dev 1/4 20C 8 min

Ari
9-Apr-2010, 14:17
I'll try uploading a larger image.
My friend Lukahttp://i42.tinypic.com/izxnv9.jpg
Shanghai film, homemade 4x5 camera, 127mm lens, scanned in RGB

jon.oman
9-Apr-2010, 14:47
Nice one Ari!

Jon

Ari
9-Apr-2010, 14:49
Thanks, Jon.
Now my images are too big; I'll figure out how to get them to a proper size.

Jay DeFehr
9-Apr-2010, 17:40
Miguel,

The portrait you posted is beautiful; dignified, yet warm and charming. Thank you for posting.

Jay

jack_hui
9-Apr-2010, 17:57
Big barrel 500 mm f:4,5
8x10 Ilford delta 100

Graflex curtain shutter in front lens
f:6,8
t:1/10
Tmax dev 1/4 20C 8 min


So nice!!!!!!!

r.e.
9-Apr-2010, 18:59
Time to break the chain.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4006/4485929208_91e1b57e4f_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/crooked_style/4485929208/)

I don't think that anyone would say that it is a "great photograph", but to my mind it is clearly the best of the photographs that have been so far posted.

Jan Pedersen
9-Apr-2010, 21:22
r.e.
you did it! broke the chain! feels good doesn't it?

Lot's of good work in this thread, keep them coming.

Morca
9-Apr-2010, 22:52
Thanks r.e. That is, thus far, my only self portrait that I haven't hated.

This, on the other hand, is an image I'm in love with.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2170/4506627547_14408cda1a_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/crooked_style/4506627547/)


Big barrel 500 mm f:4,5
8x10 Ilford delta 100
Wife

Graflex curtain shutter in front lens
f:6,8
t:1/10
Tmax dev 1/4 20C 8 min
Very graceful portrait, good job.

Ramiro Elena
10-Apr-2010, 11:16
Miguel, I love looking at your portraits. Yours is the family of a great photographer. Your wife and kids are wonderful.


Big barrel 500 mm f:4,5
8x10 Ilford delta 100
Wife
http://macoquis.caraldi.com/scaled/Home/Wife.jpg

Graflex curtain shutter in front lens
f:6,8
t:1/10
Tmax dev 1/4 20C 8 min

Miguel Coquis
10-Apr-2010, 23:16
Thank you all for your "encouragements",
I am glad to add my "trys" at LFPF...

http://macoquis.caraldi.com/scaled/April/Tata-%28adox%29.jpg

Mentor Reflex 4x5
25 asa film (rated 12)
8" Barrel f:2,9 t:1/5
Tmax dev 1:4
20C 6 min 15 sec
scanned neg

Chris Dunham
11-Apr-2010, 00:10
Wow, that rocks, great composition and wonderful movement.

C.


Thank you all for your "encouragements",
I am glad to add my "trys" at LFPF...

http://macoquis.caraldi.com/scaled/April/Tata-%28adox%29.jpg

Mentor Reflex 4x5
25 asa film (rated 12)
8" Barrel f:2,9 t:1/5
Tmax dev 1:4
20C 6 min 15 sec
scanned neg

tony_nguyen
11-Apr-2010, 07:14
Hello all,
This is my first portrait post ever to this wonderful forum. Thank you.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2414/4510776732_172f0d37ce_o.jpg
Chamonix 45N-1, Wollensak Verito 9" f/4
1s f/4
TMAX 100 in D-76, 5.5m at 30 deg C. Scanned from negative.

ImSoNegative
11-Apr-2010, 08:49
Awsome shot Stephane!

jon.oman
11-Apr-2010, 10:38
Hello all,
This is my first portrait post ever to this wonderful forum. Thank you.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2414/4510776732_172f0d37ce_o.jpg
Chamonix 45N-1, Wollensak Verito 9" f/4
1s f/4
TMAX 100 in D-76, 5.5m at 30 deg C. Scanned from negative.

I like this Tony, nice soft feel to it.

I take it that 30 deg C. for your developer temp is because of a high room temp? It turned out well even so!

Jon

tony_nguyen
11-Apr-2010, 16:10
Thanks Jon. It is hot like hell here in Vietnam so I had to dev in that high temp.

Tony

I like this Tony, nice soft feel to it.

I take it that 30 deg C. for your developer temp is because of a high room temp? It turned out well even so!

Jon

gsinico
11-Apr-2010, 16:56
My april portrait, delta 100 in HC B, 180ROD 4x5'

Paul Kierstead
11-Apr-2010, 20:51
Miguel, that is quite exceptional.

Allen in Montreal
12-Apr-2010, 04:31
Daughter #2


http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/7430/vickyeyeswhitewall22x.jpg (http://img693.imageshack.us/i/vickyeyeswhitewall22x.jpg/)


HP5 in D-76 1:1
Sinar F2, 250 6.7

Ash
12-Apr-2010, 04:33
Allen, she looks identical to all the brit teens :P

Allen in Montreal
12-Apr-2010, 06:16
Allen, she looks identical to all the brit teens :P

At times it is hard to follow this one, never want to stand out in a crowd but always wants to be a little different! :) :)
She is a really great kid, I am a very, very, lucky dad.

theBDT
12-Apr-2010, 11:54
http://brianthedellphotography.com/4_7_10/Untitled-1.jpg

msk2193
12-Apr-2010, 18:37
Daughter #2


Doesn't look at all like a PLO terrorist. :eek:

Great image.

ImSoNegative
13-Apr-2010, 20:32
Here is one of mine I shot yesturday, shot with a 6 in. petzval fitted to a copal 1 shutter, lighting consisted of an ab800 strobe w/ a 10 deg. grid.

Frank Petronio
13-Apr-2010, 20:52
Keep Ash on the other side of the Atlantic, Allen... he's quite the ladies man.

jim kitchen
14-Apr-2010, 04:02
Daughter #2


http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/7430/vickyeyeswhitewall22x.jpg (http://img693.imageshack.us/i/vickyeyeswhitewall22x.jpg/)


HP5 in D-76 1:1
Sinar F2, 250 6.7


Dear Allen,

Such an excellent image... :)

Nicely balanced, and nicely done.

jim k

Ash
15-Apr-2010, 12:31
Allen, just don't tell her I have the identical scarf in black, blue, and red ;)

Allen in Montreal
15-Apr-2010, 13:51
Thanks Jim,
A dad can never have enough pix of the sweeties before they flea the coup!

Ash,
Like all the young chickies here, they wear them all the time and she must have 20 different colors and patterns! :)

Ash
15-Apr-2010, 14:37
They seem to have become really popular in the past 6 months/year here in the UK (especially this past winter with all the snow). Camden, London has every possible colour and variation.

jack_hui
17-Apr-2010, 09:06
All pictures taken today, by 8x10 HP5+....

#1 Unknown Petzval Len
http://www.pbase.com/jack_hui/image/123684775.jpg

#2 Unknown Petzval Len
http://www.pbase.com/jack_hui/image/123684776.jpg

#3 Cooke PS945 @ F5.6
http://www.pbase.com/jack_hui/image/123685581.jpg

#4 Cooke PS945 @ F5.6
http://www.pbase.com/jack_hui/image/123685584.jpg

ajsikel
17-Apr-2010, 11:13
All pictures taken today, by 8x10 HP5+....

#1 Unknown Petzval Len
http://www.pbase.com/jack_hui/image/123684775.jpg

#2 Unknown Petzval Len
http://www.pbase.com/jack_hui/image/123684776.jpg

#3 Cooke PS945 @ F5.6
http://www.pbase.com/jack_hui/image/123685581.jpg

#4 Cooke PS945 @ F5.6
http://www.pbase.com/jack_hui/image/123685584.jpg

beautiful images Jack.

Miguel Coquis
17-Apr-2010, 11:49
[QUOTE=jack_hui;580547]All pictures taken today, by 8x10 HP5+....

Hey Jack,
Nice portraits (fresh one, just came out from oven ha, ha, har....), I am sure you are enjoying and having lots of fun !!!
Thanks for sharing,
Miguel

Miguel Coquis
17-Apr-2010, 14:44
Baby... !

http://macoquis.caraldi.com/scaled/April/Hajime.jpg
Mentor reflex 4x5"
Adox 25 asa

jp
17-Apr-2010, 18:43
First shot for me with my B&J 8x10 field camera I bought here from ImSoNegative . Nothing too fancy for setup or subject. Just learning what to expect for depth of field, focusing, function, developing in trays, etc... Depth of field seems to be about 2-3" for this sort of work at f/16. Dark cloth is not optional for focusing. (It is option on my speed graphic with it's flip open hood)

Schneider symmar-s 300/5.6 at f16. Fomapan 100 in xtol 1+2. Scanned on epson v700. White lightning 10000 flash on my left with umbrella. indirect WL5000 on the right illuminating the room.

Scan is unbelievably sharp and detailed. The eyelashes and eyebrows have more detail than I've ever seen, and I didn't even scan in at a high res compared to 4x5in or 6x6cm which I usually deal with for B&W.

Dust is a problem here. I'm going to have to clean everything real good before I make more photos. I don't know if it's from the film holders, camera, darkroom, etc.. I usually use a combiplan tank for 4x5 and paterson tank for 120/35mm. Perhaps my trays I used for 8x10 had a little dust in them. Lots of new variables to figure out for dust. I have very little dust on my 4x5's.

http://www.f64.nu/photo/tmp/img002.jpg

Mark Sawyer
17-Apr-2010, 23:00
First shot for me with my B&J 8x10 field camera... [/IMG]

Welcome to 8x10! It's kinda special, isn't it? I've been in it for a while, so sometimes I forget... Sort of basic and oure. And yeah, the dust will drive you nuts... :)

Lovely portrait!

dblank
18-Apr-2010, 15:58
Shen-Hao 4x5, Nikkor W 150 @F8 / 1/8s. 105W CCFL in a super cheap softbox for light.
Friend / model is sadly moving away soon.. hope to shoot much more of her before she leaves!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/4532106629_205b204b4c_o.jpg

Morca
18-Apr-2010, 19:01
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/4533435618_fdf58bbe24_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/crooked_style/4533435618/)

Denis Pleic
19-Apr-2010, 06:00
I developed a batch of 4x5 Velvias yesterday... But my scanning skills suck big time :(

Got the kids to pose a couple of days ago.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_QvmpQwSW_tY/S8xVMGblCNI/AAAAAAAAAMY/7rWKVVjL11o/s800/klinci2.jpg

Pacemaker Speed Graphic & unknown/unmarked (Petzval?) Magic Lantern lens, Velvia 100.

goamules
19-Apr-2010, 07:59
8x10 Tmax 100 using my secret weapon soft focus lens.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4045/4535017526_484356f4af_o.png

unrealalex
20-Apr-2010, 05:54
http://www.ambrotype.ru/photos/wet-plate/ambro-me010.jpg
Self-portrait, ambrotype 8x10"

Dallmeyer 4B 17", F/3.8

Ari
20-Apr-2010, 06:09
http://i39.tinypic.com/6sc6qa.jpg

Jude Griebel, artist
Converted 110B, Shanghai film, HC-110
Scanned in RGB

Jay DeFehr
20-Apr-2010, 10:28
Jude Griebel, artist
Converted 110B, Shanghai film, HC-110
Scanned in RGB

Ari,

I love this portrait! Everything comes together perfectly; the camera is suited to the subject and the casual mood, right down to the vignetting, and the format renders the detail and tonality luxuriously. There's so much to look at and wonder about. Coffee and keys; is he on his way somewhere? Very well done!

Anders Korhonen
20-Apr-2010, 13:02
Taken last summer, developed last week =) CHS25/Tanol

eddie
20-Apr-2010, 13:42
All pictures taken today, by 8x10 HP5+....



great stuff jack!

Jay DeFehr
20-Apr-2010, 15:05
Taken last summer, developed last week =) CHS25/Tanol




Beautiful!

Ari
20-Apr-2010, 15:25
Ari,

I love this portrait! Everything comes together perfectly; the camera is suited to the subject and the casual mood, right down to the vignetting, and the format renders the detail and tonality luxuriously. There's so much to look at and wonder about. Coffee and keys; is he on his way somewhere? Very well done!

Thank you, Jay.
Actually, he's on his way right out of town, moving to greener pastures, so this was my last chance to get him.

Dave Aharonian
20-Apr-2010, 16:53
Darlot 6" lens. Polaroid 665 film. The supply continues to dwindle!

Allen in Montreal
20-Apr-2010, 17:20
Ari,

Very nice image!
I had a 110 fitted for Polaroid pack film and sold it.....:mad: :mad:
I wish I had taken the time to get it fitted for 4x5 film backs.

ajsikel
20-Apr-2010, 17:36
Darlot 6" lens. Polaroid 665 film. The supply continues to dwindle!

Dave, this is stunning !

ajsikel
20-Apr-2010, 17:39
http://i39.tinypic.com/6sc6qa.jpg

Jude Griebel, artist
Converted 110B, Shanghai film, HC-110
Scanned in RGB

Ari, another one beautiful image :)

ajsikel
20-Apr-2010, 17:41
here is mine,
pola 55, graflex 4x5, TeleXenar 240mm f6http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/198/polamale.jpg

Ari
20-Apr-2010, 17:43
Thank you Allen and Piotr!
Allen, I'm trying out a friend's 110 conversion, and likely will buy one in the next two weeks.
Best thing about it? I've had it for three weeks now, and I've never shot so much film.

Jay DeFehr
20-Apr-2010, 17:59
Darlot 6" lens. Polaroid 665 film. The supply continues to dwindle!


Lovely! The modeling is rich and 3 dimensional, and the texture is velvety-soft.

Jay DeFehr
20-Apr-2010, 18:03
Thank you, Jay.
Actually, he's on his way right out of town, moving to greener pastures, so this was my last chance to get him.

You stole a moment, Ari, and made something lasting. I aspire to that sense of ease.

Tim Meisburger
20-Apr-2010, 20:45
Here is a shot I took yesterday of two Red Shirt guards (they are actually dressed in black). The film is Adox Art 50 developed in Tetenol Ultafin. First time I have used the film, and I kinda guessed at development, then scanned the negative on a super cheap flatbed, so the quality of the image is low (but the negative is nice, and I can see myself reflected in his sunglasses). I took five other black and white shots of police, soldiers and demonstrators, and one color (my last sheet of Velvia 50).

jim kitchen
20-Apr-2010, 21:45
Great images everyone... :)

A recent image.

jim k



Kaitlin, Anchor D Ranch, Alberta, Canada, 2010

http://largeformatgroupimages.jimkitchen.ca/images/10041804.jpg

Tim Meisburger
20-Apr-2010, 22:51
Here is another one (if I have done this correctly)

Tim Meisburger
20-Apr-2010, 23:11
Just one more, to see if I have finally figured out how to post images.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2763/4539491675_00609fecde_b.jpg

Bradford Armstrong
20-Apr-2010, 23:33
This is my first post and my first picture submission. I made this picture a couple of weeks ago of Pastor Vermon Pierre in Phoenix, AZ. The photograph was created with an 8 X 10 camera. I exposed both Provia and HP5. The color is stunning but I truly love B & W. I used Ilford HP5, tray processed in PMK Pyro. I scanned the negative on a Epson V750. It's been a long time since Ive made a portrait with the 8 X 10 camera but I enjoyed this so much I hope to do more soon.

Thanks for looking.

CarstenW
21-Apr-2010, 00:12
Gorgeous shot, Brad. It has a real look of timelessness. I would not have batted an eyelid if someone had said it was 70 years old.

Ari
21-Apr-2010, 00:59
Thank you, Jay.
Jim and Brad, VERY strong images, a pleasure to see.

creep
21-Apr-2010, 03:13
http://www.creep.lt/linkout/HB-600.jpg

Helena, my grandmother, 91.

Symmar300MC wide open on Sinar F/F2

EdWorkman
21-Apr-2010, 07:34
Hey Brad I too enjoyed your pic and hope you will do more (and show us)
Regards
Ed

EdWorkman
21-Apr-2010, 07:36
creep
Thanks for sharing your pic of Helena- it says many things to me
regards
Ed

MenacingTourist
21-Apr-2010, 07:47
http://i39.tinypic.com/6sc6qa.jpg

Jude Griebel, artist
Converted 110B, Shanghai film, HC-110
Scanned in RGB

Really love this one.

Jay DeFehr
21-Apr-2010, 07:57
This is my first post and my first picture submission. I made this picture a couple of weeks ago of Pastor Vermon Pierre in Phoenix, AZ. The photograph was created with an 8 X 10 camera. I exposed both Provia and HP5. The color is stunning but I truly love B & W. I used Ilford HP5, tray processed in PMK Pyro. I scanned the negative on a Epson V750. It's been a long time since Ive made a portrait with the 8 X 10 camera but I enjoyed this so much I hope to do more soon.

Thanks for looking.


An expertly executed portrait, Brad. Your composition is exact and the warm tone suits the image. I hope to see more of your work here.

Ari
21-Apr-2010, 09:41
Thank you, MT.

jp
21-Apr-2010, 18:30
Brad, Jim, Ari; Excellent images!

sgelb
21-Apr-2010, 20:55
wicked


Great pictures everyone, great to see different styles carried out with different tools to achieve very characteristic looks. Very much a learning thread.

From last night. perscheid 480mm @f/6.3
overexposed and developped for 12mn in rodinal 1:100 18degC with continuous agitation in paterson orbital. Even if the price tag helps, I like this lens more and more.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4492343339_666bca96e2_o.jpg

Bradford Armstrong
21-Apr-2010, 22:05
Thank you everyone for the positive feedback. Since, I'm new to the site I've been surfing around some of the threads. There is a ton of great work on this site. This is going to be fun.

Miguel Coquis
22-Apr-2010, 05:38
Great images everyone... :)

A recent image.

jim k



Kaitlin, Anchor D Ranch, Alberta, Canada, 2010

http://largeformatgroupimages.jimkitchen.ca/images/10041804.jpg

Great "cadre" for a beautiful woman portrait !
... some more ?

BennehBoy
22-Apr-2010, 06:56
A couple I took recently:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2682/4332666121_19386afe0b_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2737/4332560129_15c85ab2f7_o.jpg

165mm Super Angulon, Sinar P2, expired Ektachrome 64T & 85B

jack_hui
22-Apr-2010, 07:32
Ben, I love the first one SOOOOOOOO much!!!!

Ari
22-Apr-2010, 08:05
They're both great, but I really love #2.
Super stuff!

dcypher
22-Apr-2010, 08:44
Darlot 6" lens. Polaroid 665 film. The supply continues to dwindle!

Nice model! Amazing image!

jim kitchen
22-Apr-2010, 08:48
Great "cadre" for a beautiful woman portrait !
... some more ?

Dear Miguel,

Merci... :)

A few more illustrations are coming, as I slowly process my current set of negatives, where I am capturing a few "Cowboys and Cowgirls," young and old, along the seven hundred kilometre plus "Cowboy Trail" located here in Alberta. There is a plethora of handsome rugged individuals that work the land, their wild horses and their free range cattle along the trail, that I meet during my time on their very large tracts of land, while I try to capture a few landscape images. I am also waiting for a few classic free range ranchers to agree to have their portrait taken, as their ranch time permits, where I am eagerly awaiting their approval to include a few interesting Albertan Cowboy portraits to my portfolio.

I do find this to be a fabulous challenge, since I do not consider myself to be a portraitist, and especially when I am surrounded by rambunctious wild horses that happen to be very curious about my large format equipment, while standing in their open ranges. They will nudge me out of the way to take a look at the ground glass, sniff the equipment, press their lips and tongue against the equipment for a curious taste and, or stare at their reflection in the lens, until I press them out of the way to capture an image.

A mare last weekend, placed her head on my shoulder to see into the ground glass as I worked the camera's controls, and she would not move until I took the cloth away from my camera, allowing her to see into the ground glass. They are curiously powerful animals, and seem to tolerate my presence.

Again, thank you, and I will try to present the images as I finish them, during the coming summer months...

jim k

Peter Mounier
22-Apr-2010, 09:13
Jim
That's really fascinating! I can't imagine having a horse resting its head on my shoulder as I work my camera. Or wanting to see the groundglass. You must be somewhat of a gambler too, to allow it to get that close to your equipment.

Looking forward to more pics.

Peter

BetterSense
22-Apr-2010, 09:19
165mm Super Angulon, Sinar P2, expired Ektachrome 64T & 85B

How expired was the film? I have tons of 64T that expired in around 2000 and I'm wondering how bad it is.

jim kitchen
22-Apr-2010, 17:44
You must be somewhat of a gambler too, to allow it to get that close to your equipment.

Dear Peter,

I only gamble on the golf course, where I graciously take my Doctor's hard earned money and his associate's money, from their deep heavily vaulted pockets... :)

I only get spooked, when something pokes my leg in the bush, while I have my head under the dark cloth. As for the mare, she was in heat...

jim k

BennehBoy
23-Apr-2010, 02:51
How expired was the film? I have tons of 64T that expired in around 2000 and I'm wondering how bad it is.

This was from 2003 - acquired via this forum. It lasts a lot longer than you think, someone on here mentioned they had been shooting with 64T from 88 and it just showed some base fog, no colour shift.

Feel free to post me that expired film if you don't like the results ;)

jack_hui
23-Apr-2010, 08:01
Co-worker ... checking the product.

Aero Ektar 305/2.5, HP5+
http://www.pbase.com/jack_hui/image/123876494.jpg

Bradford Armstrong
23-Apr-2010, 11:39
http://www.bradarmstrongphotography.com/images/large_format_forum/vermon_reading_apad_lfpf.jpg


This is the second shot I took while working with Pastor Vermon Pierre. I saw the heavy back light coming from the widows but I wanted to shoot it anyway and take my chances. I used a Rodenstock 360mm lens and Ilford HP5. Thanks for looking.

Jay DeFehr
23-Apr-2010, 13:44
Great work, Brad!

GSX4
23-Apr-2010, 13:51
Joyce .. Shot of my wife with the wet plate collodion process. I used a Chamonix 45 and a home made plate holder and a 6" darlot lens.

Collodion on Aluminum

Tim Meisburger
23-Apr-2010, 16:56
Brad, I really like that. You have infused in this portrait a sense of reverence that tells us more about the man than his physical features. And if the backlighting was something you did not want, I think you really have benefited from a happy accident, as the light streaming in is surely the cultural metaphor for the presence of God. I think he should be very pleased with this portrait.

David de Gruyl
23-Apr-2010, 21:13
Brad, what Jay and Tim said.

But then, I am a sucker for back lighting.

Miguel Coquis
24-Apr-2010, 00:57
http://www.bradarmstrongphotography.com/images/large_format_forum/vermon_reading_apad_lfpf.jpg


This is the second shot I took while working with Pastor Vermon Pierre. I saw the heavy back light coming from the widows but I wanted to shoot it anyway and take my chances. I used a Rodenstock 360mm lens and Ilford HP5. Thanks for looking.

enlighten work !!!

eddie
24-Apr-2010, 02:45
Co-worker ... checking the product.

Aero Ektar 305/2.5, HP5+


nice shot. what is the product?

Miguel Coquis
24-Apr-2010, 03:34
Co-worker ... checking the product.

Aero Ektar 305/2.5, HP5+
http://www.pbase.com/jack_hui/image/123876494.jpg

thats a friendly lens to work with, heavy but brilliant !!!
nice shoot Jack !!!

nray
24-Apr-2010, 04:49
This is the second shot I took while working with Pastor Vermon Pierre. I saw the heavy back light coming from the widows but I wanted to shoot it anyway and take my chances. I used a Rodenstock 360mm lens and Ilford HP5. Thanks for looking.

I really like both the shots you took but this one especially. There seems to be something funny around his face though. Did you use unsharp mask in the image. His face seems a little too contrasted??? (Or dodging done??)

gsinico
24-Apr-2010, 09:48
A couple of portrait I did last sunday here in Italy to the daughter of a friend of mine.

Stephane
24-Apr-2010, 14:31
Same as last portrait with the perscheid. Was shot same evening...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4037/4492981390_4d0a8564a4_o.jpg

jack_hui
24-Apr-2010, 20:17
nice shot. what is the product?

eddie, it is the shell of the Sony UMD disc ....

Miguel Coquis
25-Apr-2010, 03:43
[QUOTE=Stephane;582980]Same as last portrait with the perscheid. Was shot same evening...



Perscheid texture is extraordinary,
is this a wide open shot ?
... f:?
nice shot Stphan !

Stephane
25-Apr-2010, 04:21
480mm @ f/6.3 because it corresponds to the diameter of the sinar shutter opening.
max aperture is f/4.5.
Thanx!

jim kitchen
25-Apr-2010, 12:32
Great Images everyone... :)

A recent image.

jim k



Dewey, Proprietor, Anchor D Ranch, Cowboy Trail, Alberta, Canada, 2010

http://largeformatgroupimages.jimkitchen.ca/images/10042307.jpg

jon.oman
25-Apr-2010, 12:49
Very nice! Remove the radio and plastic buckets, and you could not tell it is not a vintage image.

Jon

Scott Walker
25-Apr-2010, 14:52
Nice one Jim
Very familiar looking old cowboy:)

Mystery Jig
25-Apr-2010, 15:44
Very nice! Remove the radio and plastic buckets, and you could not tell it is not a vintage image.

Jon

The zipper on his vest would still give it away.

Ben Hopson
25-Apr-2010, 17:53
Nice image Jim. It brings to mind a project done by Chuck Guildner; "Lives of Tradition". He spent several months a year getting to know working cowboys in the US and photographing them. http://www.guildner-photo.com/

jim kitchen
25-Apr-2010, 17:58
Dear Jon and Mystery Jig,

You are obviously not from the west, and because you may have a wee bit of difficulty understanding why things are the way they are here in Alberta, I would like to invite you to Alberta to meet this rancher, and provide you with the opportunity to speak to him directly. He happens to be a well respected friend of mine...

That said, I am certain that he would be more than willing to answer your questions for a minute or two, before he exercised his true Alberta manners... :)

jim k

Steve M Hostetter
25-Apr-2010, 18:09
I like that Jim..!

I was in Calico once and wished I'd asked the fella there at the gate for his picture,, we talked for sometime.
Great rugged western look they have.

steve

jim kitchen
25-Apr-2010, 18:14
It brings to mind a project done by Chuck Guildner...

Dear Ben,

Thank you... :)

His images shall inspire me, and possibly give me some guidance to a generate a few more of that quality, since humans talk back, unlike a tree or a rock.

jim k

jim kitchen
25-Apr-2010, 18:23
I was in Calico once and wished I'd asked the fella there at the gate for his picture...

Dear Steve,

Merci... :)

As I approach the ranchers, because I must ask them for permission to be on their property, I usually follow up with a question or two about their horses, gear, and whether they might be interested in an image or two, while they are wearing their range clothing, and riding their horses, or working their cattle. A few respond quickly, and few are not interested, but their wives usually get the better of them when their wives say yes.

That said, I have a few more images scheduled over the next few weeks, and I eagerly await the images of a few true blue Alberta Cowboys, and Cowgirls.

jim k

Tim Meisburger
25-Apr-2010, 19:05
Can someone explain how to post an image so that it comes up in the post as an image rather than a thumbnail? I think I have seen instructions before, but searched an cannot find them.

jim kitchen
25-Apr-2010, 19:15
Very familiar looking old cowboy...

Dear Scott,

Thank you too... :)

I cannot imagine anyone from Southern Alberta that would not know this Southwestern ranching legend, especially if they are ranchers, or even closet cowboys.

As a side note, Dewey was very explicit with me regarding the placement of my equipment, because of my equipments size, and because it might disturb the wild horses, and even the more gentile trail horses. I was also instructed to not remove or move anything away from the proposed image site, because everything had a purpose within the immediate work area, and the horses knew when something was disturbingly astray, even momentarily.

I set my equipment just beyond Dewey's shoeing area, which happens to be just in front of this scene and behind my camera, where I calculated my exposure, set my focus, and sat down on the shallow porch to watch Dewey wrestle a wild stallion, while trying to put the stallion's last horseshoe in place. The stallion was extremely rebellious, forcing Dewey to the ground, so Dewey got up and immediately brought that stallion to its knees with a well placed powerful Alberta Boot, which allowed Dewey to finish clipping the hammered nails and shave the hoof. Upon completion Dewey walked over to the saddle and bridle cabin, grabbed a bridle, stood in the doorway, asked me where he had to look, and click.

We had a quick coffee and chatted a bit, before he took to the trail with his wife and a new hired hand, where he had to survey the trail for the next day's trail ride, upon the newly shoed and subdued stallion's back. Just another memorable moment when I look at that image...

By the way, how is that 150 treating you... ?

jim k

h2oman
25-Apr-2010, 19:53
Dear Jon and Mystery Jig,

You are obviously not from the west, and because you may have a wee bit of difficulty understanding why things are the way they are here in Alberta, I would like to invite you to Alberta to meet this rancher, and provide you with the opportunity to speak to him directly. He happens to be a well respected friend of mine...

That said, I am certain that he would be more than willing to answer your questions for a minute or two, before he exercised his true Alberta manners... :)

jim k

I don't get it - what's the fuss over just saying that a few objects in the image give away the fact that it was not made in 1880?

benrains
25-Apr-2010, 20:09
I don't get it - what's the fuss over just saying that a few objects in the image give away the fact that it was not made in 1880?

I just assumed he meant that Alberta cowboys are extremely irrational.

Allen in Montreal
25-Apr-2010, 20:14
Very nice Jim, looks like a really cool place to shoot.
Did you shoot any detail shots of the ropes or gear?
Years ago I was invited to a branding north of Edmonton, I did not make the time to go and have regretted it ever since.



Great Images everyone... :)

A recent image.

jim k



Dewey, Proprietor, Anchor D Ranch, Cowboy Trail, Alberta, Canada, 2010

http://largeformatgroupimages.jimkitchen.ca/images/10042307.jpg

jim kitchen
25-Apr-2010, 21:16
I don't get it - what's the fuss over just saying that a few objects in the image give away the fact that it was not made in 1880?

Dear Jon,

You obviously did not notice my "smiley..."

jim k

jim kitchen
25-Apr-2010, 21:34
I just assumed he meant that Alberta cowboys are extremely irrational.

Dear benrains,

Unfortunately, that is not what I meant at all. Alberta's Cowboys tend to acknowledge our existence, and they tolerate very few city folk irregularities, and when you play in their backyard, they are more poignant to you than expected, because they are looking out for your safety. Cowboys understand the animal's temperamental and excitable nature under their care, especially when city folk are in unfamiliar territory and may create an unfortunate or accidental incident, where this is not considered to be irrational... :)

jim k

Bradford Armstrong
25-Apr-2010, 23:49
Great Images everyone... :)

A recent image.

jim k



Dewey, Proprietor, Anchor D Ranch, Cowboy Trail, Alberta, Canada, 2010

http://largeformatgroupimages.jimkitchen.ca/images/10042307.jpg

These are fantastic. I have some of Jay Dusard prints that are similar in content. I love these. Very Nice work Jim.

Andrew ren
26-Apr-2010, 02:18
Great Images everyone... :)

A recent image.

jim k



Dewey, Proprietor, Anchor D Ranch, Cowboy Trail, Alberta, Canada, 2010
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this is great, Jim.
nice and rich, both in tone and details.

Andrew

jim kitchen
26-Apr-2010, 05:09
Dear Brad and Andrew,

Thank you for your comments... :)

Jay Dusard happens to be a powerful inspiration for many of these images, especially since these ranchers are within striking distance of Calgary, where they present an excellent image making opportunity, going forward. I was continually surprised when the ranchers identified my request, as something akin to Jay's excellent work, not knowing that his images were very popular among them all. I hope that I can present an image or two that will satisfy their expectations...

jim k

tmbg
26-Apr-2010, 05:26
http://www.prototechnical.com/img/jeriin.jpg

Velvia 100F, xenar 135 at f/5.6.

Mark Sawyer
26-Apr-2010, 09:21
I hope that I can present an image or two that will satisfy their expectations...

jim k

Jim, I think you just did. :)

Bradford Armstrong
26-Apr-2010, 18:20
Dear Brad and Andrew,

Thank you for your comments... :)

Jay Dusard happens to be a powerful inspiration for many of these images, especially since these ranchers are within striking distance of Calgary, where they present an excellent image making opportunity, going forward. I was continually surprised when the ranchers identified my request, as something akin to Jay's excellent work, not knowing that his images were very popular among them all. I hope that I can present an image or two that will satisfy their expectations...

jim k

Well you're certainly on the right track. Jay is a cowboy himself so in many ways his photography is a reflection of himself. I did a portrait of him a while back holding his much loved cornet. He is also standing in front of one of his best known portraits of Julie Hagen in Wyoming 1981. I'll post an the photo for you.

Bradford Armstrong
26-Apr-2010, 18:37
http://www.bradarmstrongphotography.com/images/large_format_forum/jay_dusard_lfpf.jpg

Make a long story short this is Photographer Jay Dusard, photographed in Scottsdale, Arizona 2008. Jay is an American Master. He documented the North American Cowboy through the support of a Guggenheim Fellowship Grant in the early 1980's. Some of Jays portraits have sold for over $7,000.00 dollars (US). He is an author of several books on the subject and has had several documentaries done on him including a PBS American Masters special.

The picture was made on an 8 X10 Deardorff camera and cropped to strengthen the composition.

Paul Metcalf
26-Apr-2010, 20:08
...and he plays a nifty little trumpet (piccolo or something)? very cool... has to be the 'stach...

jim kitchen
26-Apr-2010, 20:11
Well you're certainly on the right track. Jay is a cowboy himself so in many ways his photography is a reflection of himself. I did a portrait of him a while back holding his much loved cornet. He is also standing in front of one of his best known portraits of Julie Hagen in Wyoming 1981. I'll post an the photo for you.

Dear Brad,

Thank you for sharing the image of Jay Dusard, with a well placed image of Julie Hagen, which I happen to admire in the background... :)

I was introduced to Jay's images and Ray McSavaney's images many, many years ago through Bruce Barnbaum, while Bruce conducted a printing workshop in Calgary. Bruce mentioned that Jay taught him a few tricks with ferricyanide at an Owens Valley Workshop during the previous summer's session, where Bruce graciously passed the technique onto me for whatever reason. I was totally amazed at Jay's luminescent images, which I try to emulate to this day. Unfortunately, my web images do not show my image's luminosity all too well, but I still remember what Jay's intentions were, through Bruce's excitement, and that moment positively moved my images to a new direction.

All I can say, is that you are very lucky to know him this well...

Again, thank you for your comments, and sharing this image of Jay Dusard with the group.

jim k

Jiri Vasina
27-Apr-2010, 00:30
I was forced to take a break from my photography, and am slowly recovering my passion... Here is one recent to ignite it more...


http://www.vasina.net/wp-content/gallery/lide/p13x18-297_web.jpg (http://www.vasina.net/?p=2256)

Jana

Chamonix 58″, Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 210mm, 1318cm, Fomapan 100 @ EI 64, Rodinal. Window light (and a reflecting foil).

Jiri

mdm
27-Apr-2010, 01:54
Thats good. Its so real.

Your photographs all look so fresh.

David

Jim Galli
27-Apr-2010, 03:01
I was forced to take a break from my photography, and am slowly recovering my passion... Here is one recent to ignite it more...

Chamonix 58″, Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 210mm, 1318cm, Fomapan 100 @ EI 64, Rodinal. Window light (and a reflecting foil).

Jiri

A beautiful image Jiri. No more breaks for you ;)

David Hedley
27-Apr-2010, 03:08
Chamonix 58″, Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 210mm, 1318cm, Fomapan 100 @ EI 64, Rodinal. Window light (and a reflecting foil).

Jiri

Beautifully balanced and lit - good to see you back, Jiri.

Jiri Vasina
27-Apr-2010, 04:06
Thanks a lot, guys.

I also hope there won't be such lapses again... It's clear that there's always a knot after tying two strings, but to avoid another breaks I have changed my life a bit (some of the changes are still underway).

Jiri

W K Longcor
27-Apr-2010, 04:48
Jiri --- May the changes all be positive! So glad to see your fine work back here again!:)

Jim Cole
27-Apr-2010, 07:16
Welcome back Jiri!

Armin Seeholzer
27-Apr-2010, 10:50
...and he plays a nifty little trumpet (piccolo or something)? very cool... has to be the 'stach...

Its actually a Cornet not a Trumpet the sound is a bit rounder not so hard like a trumpet!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornet

jim kitchen
27-Apr-2010, 11:25
Dear Jiri,

Again, I am humbled by your excellent passionate skill sets, and your presentation of such a wonderful image... :)

Welcome back, young man...

jim k



I was forced to take a break from my photography, and am slowly recovering my passion... Here is one recent to ignite it more...


http://www.vasina.net/wp-content/gallery/lide/p13x18-297_web.jpg (http://www.vasina.net/?p=2256)

Jana

Chamonix 58″, Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 210mm, 1318cm, Fomapan 100 @ EI 64, Rodinal. Window light (and a reflecting foil).

Jiri

Mark Sawyer
27-Apr-2010, 18:40
Almost a portrait, kind of, in a way...

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g139/Owen21k/e.jpg
Half-plate tintype with a 10-inch A.T. Thompson & Co. Petzval.

Bradford Armstrong
27-Apr-2010, 22:35
I really like both the shots you took but this one especially. There seems to be something funny around his face though. Did you use unsharp mask in the image. His face seems a little too contrasted??? (Or dodging done??)

Thank you for the comment. Sorry for the delay. I didn't use unsharp masking. I did do a little burning. I thought the lens flare was washing out his face a bit.
Thanks for commenting I need to back off a little with my toning.

gbogatko
28-Apr-2010, 15:57
Here's two of Porsche.

First 8x10 with a Heliar
http://www.inluxeditions.com/hidden/Porsche-4.jpg

Next 4x5 with a Vitax
http://www.inluxeditions.com/hidden/Porsche-7.jpg

George

Ash
28-Apr-2010, 16:08
George I much prefer the first, with the harsh contrast and dirty grain. Have you photoshopped the background though? It looks too smooth?

Second is nice too,

gbogatko
28-Apr-2010, 16:12
Have you photoshopped the background though? It looks too smooth?


Thanks!
Nope. She's right up against the wall, which is nice and smooth.

tmbg
28-Apr-2010, 17:10
I think your 'dirty grain' is, in fact, skin :D You'd have to work at it to get grain that visible out of an 8x10.

Scott --
29-Apr-2010, 07:30
My son, doing his 3-times-each last night:

http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/smpsweeps/038.jpg

First portrait I've shot this year. I need to start shooting more 5x7...

Seneca Competitor 5x7, Sironar-N 210/5.6, Arista.EDU Ultra 100, HC-110

Charles Hohenstein
29-Apr-2010, 07:55
George, I love both of them, but especially the first with the Heliar. Do you remember the aperture?

Mark Sawyer
29-Apr-2010, 09:51
Patrick, that's just a wonderful, wonderful photograph of your son. Everything just came together on that one.

Ash
29-Apr-2010, 10:04
Hey tmbg I mean if you look at the knuckles, you'll see the way the shadows resolve look more like film effect than skintone, compared to the flesh on the torso.

jon.oman
29-Apr-2010, 10:07
My son, doing his 3-times-each last night:

http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/smpsweeps/038.jpg

First portrait I've shot this year. I need to start shooting more 5x7...

Seneca Competitor 5x7, Sironar-N 210/5.6, Arista.EDU Ultra 100, HC-110

This is a great shot!

Jon

mandoman7
29-Apr-2010, 11:29
This is a great shot!

Jon

I agree. I like this kid and the patient manner he has with his dad. Nice composition, too.

gbogatko
29-Apr-2010, 12:05
George, I love both of them, but especially the first with the Heliar. Do you remember the aperture?

f/16 as I recall.

Scott --
29-Apr-2010, 17:52
Patrick, that's just a wonderful, wonderful photograph of your son. Everything just came together on that one.


This is a great shot!

Jon


I agree. I like this kid and the patient manner he has with his dad. Nice composition, too.

My thanks, gentlemen! John - he is utterly patient with my kanoodling camera-wise. A real trooper.

tmbg
29-Apr-2010, 20:43
http://www.prototechnical.com/img/kyle.jpg

I wasn't exactly going for this look, I just really suck at metering sometimes :)

Stephane
29-Apr-2010, 23:47
I wasn't exactly going for this look, I just really suck at metering sometimes :)

I get similar results when I forget about bellow draw compensation in tight head shots...

gsinico
30-Apr-2010, 01:43
I have shot some dance portraits this april in Milano,
at the " Fabbrica del Vapore", translation is: "Steam Factory"
an ancient factory that is now refurbished for culturlal meetings and shows.

arca swiss 4x5' adn 180 Rod delta 100 and HP5 .

Giovanni

tmbg
30-Apr-2010, 05:52
I get similar results when I forget about bellow draw compensation in tight head shots...

I actually remembered bellows factor, I just chose my placement poorly. :)

Victo
30-Apr-2010, 09:45
the last shot....my son Enea

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v134/vittorio/bwweb.jpg

Steve M Hostetter
30-Apr-2010, 11:29
the last shot....my son Enea

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v134/vittorio/bwweb.jpg

Hello Victo,,

Great shot!

dh003i
5-May-2010, 00:14
These are stunning! Such a different look, hardly looks like the same person.

But wonderful.


Here's two of Porsche.

First 8x10 with a Heliar
http://www.inluxeditions.com/hidden/Porsche-4.jpg

Next 4x5 with a Vitax
http://www.inluxeditions.com/hidden/Porsche-7.jpg

George

Brian C. Miller
14-Nov-2011, 00:13
Nice image Jim. It brings to mind a project done by Chuck Guildner; "Lives of Tradition". He spent several months a year getting to know working cowboys in the US and photographing them. http://www.guildner-photo.com/

Yeah, I know, I'm dragging up an old thread. But I just met Mr. Guildner at the post office on Saturday! I was picking up a package, and he was mailing some packages. I commented on a used Adorama box, "Oh, looks like someone is into photography," and we started chatting. Nice fellow! He's teaching at the local community college.