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eddie
1-Feb-2011, 04:52
been playing with some new-to-me lenses.

this is a 210 nicola perschid, wide open, of our forum member imagedowser.....

http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/3/5/7/8/5/0/webimg/444851381_o.jpg

one more.

http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/3/5/7/8/5/0/webimg/444851390_o.jpg

Stephane
1-Feb-2011, 08:50
Finally another perscheid user!

Ash
1-Feb-2011, 09:44
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs252.snc6/180014_10150094486729725_280018619724_6073806_3808468_n.jpg


http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs274.snc6/180249_10150135527635844_510645843_7975986_6846281_n.jpg


Chloe

Really quick shots on the Korona 5x4 with a Rollei Heidosmat 150/2.8 projector lens.

Scott --
1-Feb-2011, 13:21
Wow! Great portraits to start the month! Here's my unworthy contribution:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5252/5408013029_65c9d585b7_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott--/5408013029/)
Another snow day... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott--/5408013029/) by Scott -- (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott--/), on Flickr

B&J Ajax Portrait, Arista.EDU Ultra 100 in HC-110 dil H

bobwysiwyg
1-Feb-2011, 13:46
Scott, nothing about it says unworthy as far as I can tell. Nice shot.

Sanjay Sen
1-Feb-2011, 14:30
Scott, that's a very worthy contribution. Very nice portrait, like the others you've posted so far.

eddie
1-Feb-2011, 14:36
Me.

210 perschid

http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/3/5/7/8/5/0/webimg/444851372_o.jpg

Frank Petronio
1-Feb-2011, 15:19
Did you lose a lot of weight? Or did your nose grow? Looking good Eddie!

If you like my compliments just wait until you hear my insults!

Armin Seeholzer
1-Feb-2011, 16:13
Ash I like your 2. Cloe shoot very much its sexy and works very well for me!

Cheers Armin

Henry Ambrose
1-Feb-2011, 16:59
Ash,

These are the best you've ever posted. Now if you could get focus on her near eye and not on her shoulder or breast you'd be spot on. Shoot it again and get that right. You have great subject matter.

Ash
1-Feb-2011, 17:11
Thanks guys. It's actually been a couple years since I've shot any large format.

As per the focus: she couldn't stand dead-still, the tripod was wobbly, I knocked the camera when loading the holder, the lens is way shallow at f/2.8, and I was shooting with a spare darkslide as shutter! I'll brace her next time.

Scott, nice shot. Get him to lean forward a little and shoot from slightly further above him aiming down.

Mark Sawyer
1-Feb-2011, 18:54
High school students, just goofin' with the Imagon, (360mm, wide open). Don't know why, but the scans just don't seem to have the same airy tonal scale as the prints... :(

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g139/Owen21k/a1.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g139/Owen21k/r1.jpg

Armin Seeholzer
2-Feb-2011, 02:04
Very nice Mark, like it a lot!

shOo
2-Feb-2011, 04:33
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5018/5410357338_5d4054f1ff_b.jpg

nkrustev
2-Feb-2011, 14:59
http://photo-zona.net/images/user43270/album25849/large/1296683928_ypom4852_rumi2_small.jpg

Pinkham Bi-quality (thank you seven)

seven
2-Feb-2011, 15:54
best one so far, keep shooting :)

EdWorkman
2-Feb-2011, 16:18
Hey Mark
I usually don't go for fuzzy pics- shoot i'm still trying to make sharp ones.
But that second shot is ALIVE
very cool
regards
Ed

cjbroadbent
4-Feb-2011, 15:38
135 Sironar, Technika, Ektachrome. Factory portraits.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_OR3U2BmIDuk/TUx506aAujI/AAAAAAAAGkQ/dddLx143Hgc/s800/kiton1.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_OR3U2BmIDuk/TUx98CaQEVI/AAAAAAAAGk4/wJPzIJ-I8wA/s800/kiton2.jpg

Monty McCutchen
4-Feb-2011, 15:42
Christopher,

those are great, innovative and extremely well done.

Monty

Frank Petronio
4-Feb-2011, 16:25
Christopher, those are so fine that people will "appropriate" the idea. But nobody will achieve the same level of execution.

I wish you'd stick to still-life! Argh they are so good!

Tell us you painted the backdrops including the magenta highlight behind their heads....

baronvonaaron
4-Feb-2011, 16:28
these are fantastic

Mark Sawyer
4-Feb-2011, 18:01
Agreed, it's a wonderful twist on the classic portrait background, Christopher, and very well executed!

(And thank you Armin and Ed for the kind words!)

DanK
4-Feb-2011, 18:25
135 Sironar, Technika, Ektachrome. Factory portraits.



These are Exceptional !!

Outstanding work, innovative....

Dan

Henry Ambrose
4-Feb-2011, 18:28
Christopher!!!!!!!!!

Jim Edmond
4-Feb-2011, 18:57
Best environmental portraits I've seen yet.

Jiri Vasina
4-Feb-2011, 23:21
Christopher,

+1 by all means. I've just recently started portraying people too, but there's no way I could even think of something so beautiful, much less execute it... Really really stunning...

Jiri

Riccis
5-Feb-2011, 00:13
135 Sironar, Technika, Ektachrome. Factory portraits.


Seriously, man... Amazing!

Ash
5-Feb-2011, 03:11
they are brilliant

Mark Barendt
5-Feb-2011, 05:40
135 Sironar, Technika, Ektachrome. Factory portraits.


Truly stellar!

Frank Petronio
5-Feb-2011, 07:49
Kudos to whomever has the bravery to follow with their photo ;-)

cjbroadbent
5-Feb-2011, 08:41
Thanks all. I appreciate encouragement. There were six in the series for Kiton. I have scans of these two.
Back to earth. Giovanni bellini was using this isolation technique in 1500 AD. Andrea Solari at about the same time did Christ on a background tied to the door jamb with string and tennis balls (yes we had tennis in 1500).
I had another go at it with some factory workers (https://picasaweb.google.com/cjbroadbent/LocationPortraits?authkey=Gv1sRgCMWFrJzQsNyS2wE&feat=directlink)(not LF) for Artemide, using a smaller background for more factory. My clients need to show that they actually make the stuff in Italy.

SamReeves
5-Feb-2011, 09:47
I'll jump on the bandwagon too. Really well done Christopher!!

Scott Walker
5-Feb-2011, 11:04
Wow! Amazing images Christopher, thanks for sharing.

Any room left on that bandwagon? :D

eddie
5-Feb-2011, 12:17
My clients need to show that they actually make the stuff in Italy.

those shots make me want to go work at the factory.....great portrait of the man. love the hook thingy...

ThePhilosopher
6-Feb-2011, 09:40
Some expired color stuff:
http://www.bartkophoto.com/Iris/Iris_F_003.jpg

bvaughn4
6-Feb-2011, 12:43
Socrates, Awesome photograph! Love the soft lighting.

Alan Gales
6-Feb-2011, 13:25
Some expired color stuff:


Your not supposed to tell us that. You should of said that you spent 6 hours in photo shop to achieve the effect!

Great portrait of a beautiful young lady!

ThePhilosopher
6-Feb-2011, 13:48
I spent maybe 15 minutes in Photoshop.

Armin Seeholzer
6-Feb-2011, 14:11
Houston has nice girls, so they can not only speak to the astronauts at the fly to the moon they can also speak to pretty woman;--)))
I have also more and more stale dated color film and will also use it for portaits, seems to work very well!

Cheers Armin

Scott Schroeder
6-Feb-2011, 14:30
The weight of the world on a 9 yr old....... :)
8X10 collodion on aluminum with a Dallmeyer 4B

http://www.schroederworks.com/Wetplate/JamesFeb2011001.jpg

Scott Schroeder
6-Feb-2011, 18:26
and sometimes they just need time to think

http://www.schroederworks.com/Wetplate/JamesFeb2011002.jpg

Allen in Montreal
6-Feb-2011, 18:32
Christopher,

Great series! The man with the lamp is perfect!

My daughters and I visited the Kiton factory a few years ago as we spent the summer touring what may be the greatest country in the world :)
The people at Kiton were so kind to us, we spent a great day at the factory.

The following year we did a trip again and visited Borrelli, which was wonderful, but it just isn't Kiton, nothing is like a Kiton.
And nothing, is like your work!
Bravo Master/Maestro. :)






Thanks all. I appreciate encouragement. There were six in the series for Kiton. I have scans of these two.
Back to earth. Giovanni bellini was using this isolation technique in 1500 AD. Andrea Solari at about the same time did Christ on a background tied to the door jamb with string and tennis balls (yes we had tennis in 1500).
I had another go at it with some factory workers (https://picasaweb.google.com/cjbroadbent/LocationPortraits?authkey=Gv1sRgCMWFrJzQsNyS2wE&feat=directlink)(not LF) for Artemide, using a smaller background for more factory. My clients need to show that they actually make the stuff in Italy.

frank hoerauf
6-Feb-2011, 20:25
very scarey


Me.

210 perschid

frank hoerauf
6-Feb-2011, 20:26
nice shot


The weight of the world on a 9 yr old....... :)
8X10 collodion on aluminum with a Dallmeyer 4B

dlin
6-Feb-2011, 21:05
Kate, 2011

Inaugural photograph using my Century Studio Camera.
Verito 18" lens
J&C Classic 400 film 8x10
Print on Ilford MGIV

Jim Galli
6-Feb-2011, 21:20
Kate, 2011

Inaugural photograph using my Century Studio Camera.
Verito 18" lens
J&C Classic 400 film 8x10
Print on Ilford MGIV

Very nice Daniel! I think I've never made an image with the 18" Verito I didn't like. Why don't I use it more??



Christopher! In a whole different league!

Kerik Kouklis
7-Feb-2011, 00:14
and sometimes they just need time to think



Nice, Scott!

Kerik Kouklis
7-Feb-2011, 00:16
After too long a hiatus, I finally broke out the wet plate gear this weekend. 8x10 on aluminum.

http://kerik.com/carol_2-6-11-1.jpg
Carol (15" THC "knuckler")

http://kerik.com/sarah_elana_2-5-11_1.jpg
The Scary Uke Duet (Derogy Portrait Petzval)

Dave Wooten
7-Feb-2011, 00:27
Yo Dude! Kerik is back!

eddie
7-Feb-2011, 04:20
Kate, 2011

Inaugural photograph using my Century Studio Camera.
Verito 18" lens
J&C Classic 400 film 8x10
Print on Ilford MGIV

perfect. what f stop. i have such a hard time using these lenses....i like the images others make with them though....

Armin Seeholzer
7-Feb-2011, 04:50
perfect. what f stop. i have such a hard time using these lenses...

Eddie feel free and got them out of your way and send them to me! I pay even more the just the postage;--)))
I think you just have to many lenses this gives a confusion;--))))))
I make your mind free of it!!!!

Cheers Armin

eddie
7-Feb-2011, 05:07
Eddie feel free and got them out of your way and send them to me! I pay even more the just the postage;--)))
I think you just have to many lenses this gives a confusion;--))))))
I make your mind free of it!!!!

Cheers Armin

darn! you should have asked earlier....i just "gave" one away......how about a 25 inch f4 petzval instead?

tenderobject
7-Feb-2011, 06:04
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5054/5424957648_cbe03be043_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tenderobject/5424957648/)


Ansco 5x7
210mm Schneider - Kreuznach Symmar Multicoated
Lucky RC Paper

Armin Seeholzer
7-Feb-2011, 06:17
how about a 25 inch f4 petzval instead?

This will be to large and heavy for my Sinar boards, thats a problem now for me!

dlin
7-Feb-2011, 07:24
perfect. what f stop. i have such a hard time using these lenses....i like the images others make with them though....

Thanks, Eddie. This was taken at f8.

Regards,
Daniel

mandoman7
7-Feb-2011, 11:42
http://theblood.smugmug.com/Other/Luke-BW/YB742a/1180428631_nmKmJ-XL.jpg
Luke
8x10, Heliar 11 3/4" @ 5.6

PViapiano
7-Feb-2011, 12:54
Kerik, nice to see you back again...with the ukelele queens...!

Kerik Kouklis
7-Feb-2011, 14:45
Paul and Dave, thank you. BTW Dave, the uke player on the right is my daughter Sarah who you may remember as the one who was thrown off the horse during the Formulary workshop several years back (2005?) She's almost six feet tall now.

Scott --
7-Feb-2011, 14:58
Trying out the Ajax on 5x7. Boy got a haircut last night. Finally.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5258/5425791093_49521f35c1_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott--/5425791093/)
Haircut... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott--/5425791093/) by Scott -- (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott--/), on Flickr

B&J Ajax #1 Portrait, Arista.EDU Ultra 100 in HC-110

cjbroadbent
8-Feb-2011, 08:42
Scott, Between the two of you you produce the most amazing pictures.

Scott --
8-Feb-2011, 14:01
Geez, thanks, Christopher. I consider that high praise - I really admire your work. And, truth be told, the boy is really the ace at this. I just tell him to sit still... ;)

Scott Schroeder
8-Feb-2011, 19:44
Superbowl sunday :)
http://www.schroederworks.com/Wetplate/JamesFeb2011003.jpg

Scott --
9-Feb-2011, 13:59
Trying out the half-a-Petzval on 4x5. The boy was playing hookie today:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5174/5431998732_7ea00167f2.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott--/5431998732/)
0127 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott--/5431998732/) by Scott -- (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott--/), on Flickr

Think it's time to get a real meniscus... :rolleyes:

fenderbja
9-Feb-2011, 15:19
Finally some creativity... good work.


135 Sironar, Technika, Ektachrome. Factory portraits.

John Bowen
9-Feb-2011, 15:32
Superbowl sunday :)

Scott,

I'm torn between "I knew everything in Texas was backwards" and "now that you've got the print reversed left to right, time to go to work in the inverted part." :o

Nice image,

Jim Galli
9-Feb-2011, 17:11
Trying out the half-a-Petzval on 4x5. The boy was playing hookie today:

Think it's time to get a real meniscus... :rolleyes:

I think it's fantastic. That IS a real meniscus. Beautiful.

maurits
10-Feb-2011, 01:56
Another portrait for school... "Albert"

http://rexmundi.nl/photo/rr_04.jpg

ADOX CHS 25 in Moersch Finol - 4x5

Follow-up to...

Cheers, Maurits


.

Scott --
10-Feb-2011, 12:00
I think it's fantastic. That IS a real meniscus. Beautiful.

Thanks very kindly, Jim!

Ash
10-Feb-2011, 15:17
Duplicated from the Goerz 5x7 thread...

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y43/second-belated/lfpf/Untitled-3a.jpg

Steve M Hostetter
10-Feb-2011, 15:28
really nice tones ash!

Stephane
10-Feb-2011, 16:01
Problems with models that dont show up...

So from last summer holidays, my good friend Sylvain and his honey bee family (he makes honey, as well as hydromel) in Prats-de-Mollo La Preste.

Heliar 300 f/?
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4124/4838049722_8f2035aeac_b.jpg

ustas
10-Feb-2011, 17:19
Problems with models that dont show up...

So from last summer holidays, my good friend Sylvain and his honey bee family (he makes honey, as well as hydromel) in Prats-de-Mollo La Preste.

Heliar 300 f/?

Great shot! Love it!

Roger Cole
10-Feb-2011, 21:50
Problems with models that dont show up...

So from last summer holidays, my good friend Sylvain and his honey bee family (he makes honey, as well as hydromel) in Prats-de-Mollo La Preste.

Heliar 300 f/?


Very nice, and a bit unusual.

Nice separation of the high values, which I suspect is even better in the real print; it's easy to see texture and folds in the white shirts. At least on my monitor it comes out as a high key portrait, which is a bit different from what one more often sees. This one really has emphasis from about zones VI-VIII (again, based on an uncalibrated simple office grade but fairly nice LCD monitor.)

Even the foliage in the more central area around the family is of higher tonality than foliage normally prints, which gives it a wonderful open, airy look. The darker edges (whether that's just how the light was or it's from very skillful edge burning doesn't matter) give the impression of a "light bubble" in the surrounding forest.

The more I look at this one the more I see and like.

bobpin
10-Feb-2011, 23:33
http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu222/bobpin/Portrait/Billy02.jpg

Test shot: Dallmeyer 4B on 11x14 Century 9A camera, ortho film dev in Jobo drum, 510-Pyro 1+1000 for 60 min.

Gonzo
11-Feb-2011, 01:59
Bobpin: really nice!!! If this is 'only' a test shot, I wonder what a 'real' shot will look like!
Maurits: I like this type of portraits. Although I think the lighting of the bike repair man was slightly better...

Also a humble contribution from my side to this thread... Meet my sister :)

Jay DeFehr
11-Feb-2011, 02:42
Test shot: Dallmeyer 4B on 11x14 Century 9A camera, ortho film dev in Jobo drum, 510-Pyro 1+1000 for 60 min.

It's a lovely portrait, Bob. You are definitely pushing the envelope for dilute developers! I've always suspected 1ml of 510-Pyro concentrate will develop a roll or 8x10 sheet of film, regardless of dilution, but an 11x14 sheet at 1:1000 with rotary development is truly extreme. I would worry about the developer oxidizing before it could do its work. Was there a lot of general stain? Fascinating!

Emil Schildt
11-Feb-2011, 05:31
a portrait of a student of mine...

13x18 paper negative.

cooke 300mm 3.5 - full soft

http://www.apug.org/gallery1/files/4/8/8/7/paperneg3.jpg

mandoman7
11-Feb-2011, 05:43
http://theblood.smugmug.com/Other/LF-Forum-Photos/grp-1sm/1184082090_6zJv4-XL.jpghttp://theblood.smugmug.com/Other/LF-Forum-Photos/YB760/1184082122_wRY9u-XL.jpg
http://theblood.smugmug.com/Other/LF-Forum-Photos/YB764sm/1184086536_XBKrs-XL.jpg
Clendenen Crew, Vyd Worker Series

ustas
11-Feb-2011, 05:45
a portrait of a student of mine...

13x18 paper negative.

cooke 300mm 3.5 - full soft



very nice shot indeed (just too much empty space above the head to my taste)

GSX4
11-Feb-2011, 06:19
Here's a new on I did last night. My daughter was asking me to make some plates of her and her new 'American Girl' doll...

Kodak 2D 8x10 with 'Schwab' whole plate adaptor... Wollensak Series A portrait lens. 7 Sec exposure @ F5. Whole Plate Collodion on Aluminum.

myoptic
11-Feb-2011, 07:09
Bobpin: really nice!!! If this is 'only' a test shot, I wonder what a 'real' shot will look like!
Maurits: I like this type of portraits. Although I think the lighting of the bike repair man was slightly better...

Also a humble contribution from my side to this thread... Meet my sister :)
Lovely portrait; she reminds me of a younger Charlotte Rampling.

bobpin
11-Feb-2011, 07:43
Test shot: Dallmeyer 4B on 11x14 Century 9A camera, ortho film dev in Jobo drum, 510-Pyro 1+1000 for 60 min.

It's a lovely portrait, Bob. You are definitely pushing the envelope for dilute developers! I've always suspected 1ml of 510-Pyro concentrate will develop a roll or 8x10 sheet of film, regardless of dilution, but an 11x14 sheet at 1:1000 with rotary development is truly extreme. I would worry about the developer oxidizing before it could do its work. Was there a lot of general stain? Fascinating!

Yes, u are right, 60 mins are too much. I think 1.5:1000 30 mins is the limit. I'm really happy this developer can make the ortho film full of grey tone.

:)

Frank Petronio
11-Feb-2011, 08:57
Excellent

What, you didn't use a Verito or Wet Plate or anything? What's the matter with you!?




Clendenen Crew, Vyd Worker Series

Jim Galli
11-Feb-2011, 09:23
Clendenen Crew, Vyd Worker Series

Awesome stuff John. I'm inspired.

matthew blais
11-Feb-2011, 09:45
Here's a new on I did last night. My daughter was asking me to make some plates of her and her new 'American Girl' doll...

Kodak 2D 8x10 with 'Schwab' whole plate adaptor... Wollensak Series A portrait lens. 7 Sec exposure @ F5. Whole Plate Collodion on Aluminum.

Saw this on FB Andrew and it's stunning...!

mandoman7
11-Feb-2011, 11:17
Awesome stuff John. I'm inspired.

Excellent

What, you didn't use a Verito or Wet Plate or anything? What's the matter with you!?

Thanks Frank & Jim,

Some verbiage by way of explanation...

I've photographed these crews in the midst of harvest for websites many times over the years, and always found the experience to be an eye-opener. For one, these people work harder than any gringo would ever consider, but also, there's an infectuous positive spirit that seems to be present in a lot of the crews. There seemed to be a spirituality to it, a sense that there's a redemptive quality in working hard.

It occurred to me that straight-on, large format portraiture might be able to capture the pride and sense of purpose that I was seeing. When I started the project in 1995, logistics were difficult (no cell phones then!) and it floundered, although some prints got circulated that would get surprising reactions periodically. In the last year, though, I've managed to drum up support for the idea from a number of vineyard outfits in the valley, and now have quite a few crews lined up, the next one being comprised of women only.

In planning the shoots, I've experimented with exotic lenses and other formats and found that to my eye a fairly simple reportage approach seemed to work best. In particular, I wanted sharpness at the feet and in the ground around them, as it seems to add to the "Here I Am," sort of look. These are from the 2nd shoot this year, and a lot is being learned such that I may actually get good at it after a couple more tries.

Its all a matter of feeling my way along and making adjustments as we go. Thanks for your interest.

GSX4
11-Feb-2011, 11:25
Thanks Matt!

cjbroadbent
11-Feb-2011, 13:41
a portrait of a student of mine...

13x18 paper negative.

cooke 300mm 3.5 - full soft
This stopped me in my tracks and made me log in to to say how much I like the shadows, the girl and the direct approach. Really great!

cjbroadbent
11-Feb-2011, 13:42
All I can offer in exchange is a girl with a broken nose. 120mm on 4x5.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_OR3U2BmIDuk/TVUJI4OsOcI/AAAAAAAAGzk/nTb9ituGVt4/s800/marble.jpg

Jay DeFehr
11-Feb-2011, 14:52
Yes, u are right, 60 mins are too much. I think 1.5:1000 30 mins is the limit. I'm really happy this developer can make the ortho film full of grey tone.



Bob,

Since you already have phenidone and ascorbic acid, you might consider the following developer:

A

Glycol 60ml
Phenidone 7g
Ascorbic acid 1g
Glycol to 100ml

B

sodium carbonate 20% solution

Dilute 1:2:100

Develop APHS EI 12 6min, 75F

This is the best developer I've tried for getting pictorial contrast with lith films. I really admire your work, and hope to see more of it. Thanks for posting.

jss
11-Feb-2011, 18:31
http://schlachet.net/images/2011/street-guywithpins-640.jpg
See my blog post (http://schlachet.net/2011/02/guy-with-pins/).

This guy named Horace walked out of Rasputin's in San Francisco and I stopped him to take a portrait. Nice guy, he had some additional pins on for MLK Day.

Crown Graphic, HP5+ in Adonal.

alex from holland
12-Feb-2011, 14:29
One from today :

http://www.pbase.com/alex28/image/132474516/original.jpg

Poorboy "Alex" Collodion
Dallmeyer 3b at aprox 5.6
exposure time 8 sec
KCN fixer
Black glass ambro

www.collodion-art.blogspot.com

Scott --
12-Feb-2011, 18:03
First sheet of whole plate film ever. And too much rise. Drat.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5172/5439684027_d35f7bd453_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott--/5439684027/)
First whole plate shot... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott--/5439684027/) by Scott -- (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott--/), on Flickr

Empire State #2, Ajax Portrait #1, Arista.EDU Ultra 100 in HC-110 dil H

kev curry
13-Feb-2011, 11:09
You don't know the half of it!

Stephane
13-Feb-2011, 12:41
Anders, living in the same building.
Cleaned the scanner glass from inside, but there's still this mark...
At least it wont shot on the print!

Magnifying glass 360/3
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5099/5442098233_13d17af3aa_b.jpg

kev curry
13-Feb-2011, 13:04
Is it OK to say....f%&@ me....that's totally awesome!

eddie
13-Feb-2011, 13:50
cool stuff stephane

Stephane
13-Feb-2011, 13:55
Thanks guys! Hope I get more neighbors to sit, if they dont mind looking scary in the end product...

Scott --
13-Feb-2011, 15:22
My last sheet of WP film. It's not the format for me. Cropped from WP:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5132/5443212790_f2b9238c26_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott--/5443212790/)
My LAST sheet of whole plate film... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott--/5443212790/) by Scott -- (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott--/), on Flickr

Darlot Hemispherique Rapide #2, Arista.EDU Ultra 100 in HC-110 dil H

Ash
13-Feb-2011, 15:53
Scott does your kid ever get a chance to be a kid? He's always sitting for you!! ;)

Scott --
13-Feb-2011, 16:41
Ash, I only shoot him between levels on World of Warcraft and outings to basketball and lacrosse!

mat4226
13-Feb-2011, 21:25
Been a lurker here for a while, finally built up the courage to make an image post:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5169/5369108666_7f19fd6d2c_z.jpg

My first 8x10 portrait, "Ned".

Eastman Commercial B 8x10
14" Red Dot Artar @ f/11
4(ish) seconds
Kodak Tmax 400 in Pyrocat HD

Jim Galli
13-Feb-2011, 21:40
Been a lurker here for a while, finally built up the courage to make an image post:

My first 8x10 portrait, "Ned".

Eastman Commercial B 8x10
14" Red Dot Artar @ f/11
4(ish) seconds
Kodak Tmax 400 in Pyrocat HD

Bravo! Only thing I might change is a little less clutter on the right and a little more of Ned. Great environmental portrait though.

Allen in Montreal
13-Feb-2011, 21:55
......
Cleaned the scanner glass from inside, but there's still this mark...



Stephane,

I had a line like that when I first started using my Heidelberg scanner.

For the life of me I can't recall his name at this very second, but the forum member who services Heidelberg wrote after seeing the line and told me how to access the senor and lens to clean them. it worked.

If you can access the lens, clean that next. If that does not work, the sensor.

creep
14-Feb-2011, 05:10
Simas Jasaitis,
pro basketball player, Lietuvos Rytas BC, Lithuania National Basketball team.

P2/150L/TMX, beauty dish.

http://www.creep.lt/linkout/simas_jasaitis.jpg

Scott --
14-Feb-2011, 09:47
So I bought a 4x5 contact frame on eBay last week. Seller said it had no glass, but that wasn't quite right. It arrived today with a 4x5 glass plate in place. Scanned it just now:

http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/smpsweeps/0131.jpg

The plate's in pretty good shape, though the emulsion is just starting to lift at one edge. The photo is a time capsule - anyone able to date the cloths or decor?

A fun find.

Mark Sawyer
14-Feb-2011, 10:15
A fun find.

I'd say so! Not sure of the date, but I think the two little knobs on the plate to the right of the cabinet are for gaslights.

Have you considered the possibility that this might be the lost work of Ansel Adams?

Scott Schroeder
14-Feb-2011, 10:22
I saw those knobs too....
The clothes were probably hand made. Probably a good indicator is those shoes. The lace up part or are those some sort of sock. They both are wearing them. Probably all the rage in the " blank" :)

Robert Hughes
14-Feb-2011, 11:32
From the shoes, I'd guess 1880's. Here is a pair from the Aurora Colony Museum (not LF, sorry):
http://ih0.redbubble.net/work.4532598.2.cp,375x360,s,ffffff.jpg

Frank Petronio
14-Feb-2011, 11:43
They still make them for the Amish at the PW Minor Company in Batavia, NY.

Ash
14-Feb-2011, 12:19
Three more 5x7's from today...

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y43/second-belated/strut57/Untitled-1asm.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y43/second-belated/strut57/Untitled-2asm.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y43/second-belated/strut57/Untitled-3asm.jpg

Bob Kerner
14-Feb-2011, 18:41
My godson. His dad is his guitar hero.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4094/5446342521_10e1850d79_b.jpg

dupont07
14-Feb-2011, 19:12
Tested the Tessar 210 4.5 lens.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4120/5444757372_2727b803bb_z.jpg

Jim Galli
14-Feb-2011, 19:58
So I bought a 4x5 contact frame on eBay last week. Seller said it had no glass, but that wasn't quite right. It arrived today with a 4x5 glass plate in place. Scanned it just now:

The plate's in pretty good shape, though the emulsion is just starting to lift at one edge. The photo is a time capsule - anyone able to date the cloths or decor?

A fun find.

I'm going to guess 1905-1910. High victorian was just starting to slip in that era. Wicker was very arts and crafts. I'll let others argue either side and not be much wrong I think.

Frank Petronio
14-Feb-2011, 20:09
Three more 5x7's from today...

You might not be able to take decent photos of your camera but you're redeeming yourself with these Ash. Photographing real people with their clothes on is hard.

kedbro
14-Feb-2011, 21:18
Snap of my roommate in our backyard.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5252/5425676581_28ef74b0f8_z.jpg

Jim C.
14-Feb-2011, 21:49
So I bought a 4x5 contact frame on eBay last week. Seller said it had no glass, but that wasn't quite right. It arrived today with a 4x5 glass plate in place. Scanned it just now:
The plate's in pretty good shape, though the emulsion is just starting to lift at one edge. The photo is a time capsule - anyone able to date the cloths or decor?

A fun find.

A fun find indeed !
I love it when you get a bonus when purchasing old photographic equipment
I have a roll of ektachrome that was still loaded in a microscope camera
that's waiting to be developed, hopefully the dealer didn't open the camera back
and fog whatever was exposed.

cdholden
14-Feb-2011, 22:06
I'd say so! Not sure of the date, but I think the two little knobs on the plate to the right of the cabinet are for gaslights.

Have you considered the possibility that this might be the lost work of Ansel Adams?

Those could also just be dimmer switches for electric lights, with a brass plate instead of the same old boring beige.

ImSoNegative
14-Feb-2011, 23:55
A portrait of me by a friend of mine, first time using a field camera, shot with an old brass petzval on 4x5

GhoSStrider
15-Feb-2011, 10:48
The photo is a time capsule - anyone able to date the cloths or decor?

I talked to some friends who are into Civil War Reenacting and know a good deal about Victorian era garb. Their guess is somewhere 1910-1919, possibly a little earlier. Their clues are in the attire. Compared to earlier Victorian dress, these skirts are shorter, plainer and flatter and the sleeves are not as poofy.

Scott --
15-Feb-2011, 14:18
Okay, so this whole dating-the-image thing is fun... :D

A buddy of mine passed it by his dad, who says the object on the bottom shelf of the cabinet behind the ladies is a Lionel locomotive, dating to the late 30's or so. Says the knobs are electric switches, and that gas ones would be recessed in the center with a key-like turning thing.

Jim Galli
15-Feb-2011, 14:43
Okay, so this whole dating-the-image thing is fun... :D

A buddy of mine passed it by his dad, who says the object on the bottom shelf of the cabinet behind the ladies is a Lionel locomotive, dating to the late 30's or so. Says the knobs are electric switches, and that gas ones would be recessed in the center with a key-like turning thing.

Scott, can you get me some better res on the Locy? Lionels are a 2nd bad habit of mine but I can't make much out by what you've posted. Actually Lionel's are a 3rd. Old Fords are the 2nd. I know, scary for a guy that's just making wages isn't it. None of the kids starved to death.

cdholden
15-Feb-2011, 20:52
For all of you model railroad fans, make it a point to get to Chattanooga, Tennessee one day.
http://www.choochoo.com/modelrailroad.php?dest=35

dupont07
15-Feb-2011, 22:44
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5019/5450123330_cb9850e619_z.jpg

calpizzakitchen
16-Feb-2011, 04:34
51479

Scott --
16-Feb-2011, 09:59
Scott, can you get me some better res on the Locy? Lionels are a 2nd bad habit of mine but I can't make much out by what you've posted. Actually Lionel's are a 3rd. Old Fords are the 2nd. I know, scary for a guy that's just making wages isn't it. None of the kids starved to death.

Venturing off topic - sorry, folks. But here's a 100% crop of the loco, FWIW. Not the best - sorry.

http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/smpsweeps/0131b.jpg

cjbroadbent
16-Feb-2011, 10:36
Almost as old.
8x10 FP5 in a Burke&James (my first serious camera) with a 300mm Symmar. Did nobody else use a Burke&James?
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_OR3U2BmIDuk/TVwDwhKa7cI/AAAAAAAAG7o/b4m6SOfTv3s/s800/hairBrushTbis.jpg

William McEwen
16-Feb-2011, 11:37
Hey, Christopher: I used an 8x10 Burke and James from 1989 to 1993. Navy surplus, like new condition.

mhulsman
16-Feb-2011, 12:14
Almost as old.
8x10 FP5 in a Burke&James (my first serious camera) with a 300mm Symmar. Did nobody else use a Burke&James?

I am using one, fomapan100 with a 480mm for portraits.
But haven't shot portraits in february.
Where in Italy are you located ? Having a 3 week vacation near venice this year, with my B&J and family.

Jim Galli
16-Feb-2011, 13:03
Did nobody else use a Burke&James?


I have had 2 B&J 810's. They are certainly capable cameras, but neither were keepers.

Armin Seeholzer
16-Feb-2011, 13:10
My Burke & James 8x10 is a keeper for outside the studio and sometimes I even prever it in my studio over my Sinar P!
The red bellows is much more sexy then a black one!!!!!!

...and Christopher a perfect shoot of a sexy lady, like it much!!


Cheers Armin

uphereinmytree
16-Feb-2011, 14:22
So this is my first sheet of 8x10 and my first soft focus image. Made with an 18" hyperion and hp5. The kid had ants in her pants so it's not the best example but i like it.

Mark Sawyer
16-Feb-2011, 14:32
So this is my first sheet of 8x10 and my first soft focus image...

Well, you have a lovely first image to live up to from now on! Very nice! (I've never used a Hyperion, but I like the look!)

Jim Galli
16-Feb-2011, 14:35
So this is my first sheet of 8x10 and my first soft focus image. Made with an 18" hyperion and hp5. The kid had ants in her pants so it's not the best example but i like it.

Uh-Oh. Somebody said the H word. What aperture was this? It's lovely.

uphereinmytree
16-Feb-2011, 15:50
I believe the lens was wide open. I had some back tilt that kept the coat too sharp and my scanning process doesn't do the lens and very thin negative justice. It seemed softer on the ground glass. Are there any favorite film suggestions for soft lenses?

cjbroadbent
16-Feb-2011, 15:58
I am using one, fomapan100 with a 480mm for portraits.
Mike, That was February 1969. You must need two tripods to hold the beast steady with a 450. If you are in Milan, I hope to see your B&J and family.

Jim Galli
16-Feb-2011, 15:59
Are there any favorite film suggestions for soft lenses?

None here. Maybe someone else has something. I tend to use whatever I can get my grub hooks on.

ImSoNegative
16-Feb-2011, 22:48
So this is my first sheet of 8x10 and my first soft focus image. Made with an 18" hyperion and hp5. The kid had ants in her pants so it's not the best example but i like it.

Beautiful Image!

Vlad Soare
17-Feb-2011, 04:25
I have finally put my 8x10" Master View to use. :D
This is HP5+ developed in ABC, contact printed on Lodima.
14" f/6.3 Kodak Anastigmat Ektar, used at f/8 in both cases.
The scans are just an approximation of how the prints look. My cheap scanner cannot pick up fine highlight details, while blacks in the prints are deeper than any computer monitor can display. The tie in the first picture is a deep black, but its fine texture is still clearly defined. I love this paper. And I love this format. :)

Adam W. Byra
17-Feb-2011, 14:49
Untitled
First submission, taken back in December on Sinar P2 5x4, Adox CHS 25 ART. University's lens, can't remember the manufacturer but definitely 270mm.
Possibly one of portraits for my degree show.

Scott --
17-Feb-2011, 15:14
Adam, that's fantastic. How'd you light it?

dupont07
17-Feb-2011, 18:51
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5179/5454454449_b234a1a3bd_z.jpg

Adam W. Byra
19-Feb-2011, 04:01
Adam, that's fantastic. How'd you light it?
Hey Scott,
I had a small soft box (0 EV) on my righthand side and a colleague on the left holding silver reflector to soften the shadows a bit. There was also a large soft box (+2 EV) on the left behind the sitter pointing at the background which adds the slight gradient to it and that strong highlight on the face.

Regards,
Adam

archer
19-Feb-2011, 05:18
Dear Adam;
In another thread, I stated that using a sharp lens, allows you to have your cake and eat it too. While most portraitists prefer the soft fuzzies, I always like to start with the sharpest image possible and if required for aesthetic reasons, diffusion can later be applied in printing or even when taking through the use of a diffusion filter. I think your portrait shows the beauty of a sharp image where the subject and not the technique, is the object of the portrait. Well done.
Denise Libby

mandoman7
19-Feb-2011, 10:02
Dear Adam;
... I always like to start with the sharpest image possible and if required for aesthetic reasons, diffusion can later be applied in printing or even when taking through the use of a diffusion filter...
Denise Libby

Tastes vary relative to diffusion, of course, but not many would agree that the diffusion provided by a Verito, for example, can be replicated in post processing. Its the fact that you can't get the same look in photoshop that you get with vintage lenses in 8x10 format that's a big factor in the survival of LF.

Scott --
19-Feb-2011, 10:46
This here's an old one -four years next month. My first try at large format portraiture:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/156/422243541_5062198cac_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott--/422243541/)
crop224 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott--/422243541/) by Scott -- (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott--/), on Flickr

T'was a Super Speed Graphic, Optar 135/4.7, and Fortepan 400. Daughter was only 4 at the time. She won't sit for portraits anymore... :(

mdm
19-Feb-2011, 12:56
Tastes vary relative to diffusion, of course, but not many would agree that the diffusion provided by a Verito, for example, can be replicated in post processing. Its the fact that you can't get the same look in photoshop that you get with vintage lenses in 8x10 format that's a big factor in the survival of LF.

I agree that sharp is fine in a portrait. Mush is an aquired taste. There are ways of softening a photograph without loosing the sharp look, like printing on textured paper. How many of you print your lovley swirlies, most of them are made to show off on a computer screen. Anti digital, digital images.

ImSoNegative
19-Feb-2011, 13:03
experimenting with a 180 fujinon sf 4x5, using the red dot

Frank Petronio
20-Feb-2011, 10:35
Shot this in the studio back in December... of course I hand-painted the backdrop and the foreground is made from Styrofoam, real ice would never look like that. Used a big Bron Octabox, full crew of grip and stylists.


http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/data/8647/loreal_kt_45_frozen.jpg

Steve M Hostetter
20-Feb-2011, 11:25
Gavin,

600mm f8.0 Prince on 8x10" efke

W K Longcor
20-Feb-2011, 11:30
Shot this in the studio back in December... of course I hand-painted the backdrop and the foreground is made from Styrofoam, real ice would never look like that. Used a big Bron Octabox, full crew of grip and stylists.

I feel my leg being pulled from 300 miles away. Looks just like the beach on Lake Ontario --Do you use a warming filter to keep your models from shivering?:D

Jerry Bodine
20-Feb-2011, 12:40
Gavin,

600mm f8.0 Prince on 8x10" efke

Steve,
Good to see you shooting again. Get strong and stay strong.
Great shot of Gavin, love it.

All the best,
Jerry

Tri Tran
20-Feb-2011, 15:08
Jim and Hugo came by morning so we had a mini Portrait session with the help of a neighbor . Thank you both; I had a blast.

http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/3402/cocojg.jpg (http://img812.imageshack.us/i/cocojg.jpg/)
KoKo 8x10

http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/8976/coco2b.jpg (http://img97.imageshack.us/i/coco2b.jpg/)
KoKo 14x17

Steve M Hostetter
20-Feb-2011, 17:14
Steve,
Good to see you shooting again. Get strong and stay strong.
Great shot of Gavin, love it.

All the best,
Jerry

Thank you Jerry :)

tonkhang
20-Feb-2011, 18:19
Jim and Hugo came by morning so we had a mini Portrait session with the help of a neighbor . Thank you both; I had a blast.

Tri.
The last time I go to see you , why you didn't introduce me your neighbor .
Where did you hide her ?

Hugo Zhang
20-Feb-2011, 19:56
Tri,

Where is Jim's picture? Some wonder lenses as well, eh? Thank you for showing me the process of handling x-ray films and those tasty pizza slices :)

Hugo

Jim Fitzgerald
20-Feb-2011, 20:03
Tri, yes! I had a great time and went home with a beautiful lens to boot. I've already cut three more waterhouse stops for it and will have it mounted to a board soon. Yes as Tong said your neighbor is a lovely woman and she was a great model. I hope I can work with her soon. BTW nice images. They both have some unusual characteristics? Especially the 8x10?

monochromejournal
20-Feb-2011, 20:26
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5256/5463456722_3884c62801_b.jpg

platinotype from QTR digital negative created from scan of a 4x5 neg

Jim Galli
20-Feb-2011, 20:29
Especially the 8x10?

Very pretty. Tri, what lens was that?

Hugo Zhang
20-Feb-2011, 20:43
Very pretty. Tri, what lens was that?

Jim,

You have that lens. :) Tri knew one of your guys was going to ask.

Hugo

Jim Galli
20-Feb-2011, 20:49
Jim,

You have that lens. :) Tri knew one of your guys was going to ask.

Hugo

Great! That narrows it down to........about 200 :D:D

Jim Fitzgerald
20-Feb-2011, 20:54
That is one of the lenses on my wish list!!

Hugo Zhang
20-Feb-2011, 20:57
That is one of the lenses on my wish list!!

Hush,hush, don't name it!!!

Tri Tran
20-Feb-2011, 21:04
Jim's picture will be post shortly.Stay tuned.

Jim Fitzgerald
20-Feb-2011, 21:06
Cool, Thanks, Tri!

Jim Galli
20-Feb-2011, 21:06
Hush,hush, don't name it!!!

OK, OK, if I wanted to duplicate that picture (not to worry, mine wouldn't be as good), I would grab my 375mm Eidoscop. Wide open.

Jim Fitzgerald
20-Feb-2011, 21:14
Close, but no cigar! I'm glad at least Jim is into this. Wide open is correct!

Tri Tran
20-Feb-2011, 21:18
Jim, I will post 11x14 with Eidoscope here soon for your to compare later when I get back to my base,but that's not Eidoscope for sure. close call.

Mark Sawyer
20-Feb-2011, 21:36
Does it start with a "P"?

Tri Tran
20-Feb-2011, 21:39
My Dear Jim 14x17
http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/6686/jim14x17.jpg (http://img52.imageshack.us/i/jim14x17.jpg/)

Tri Tran
20-Feb-2011, 21:40
Does it start with a "P"?

Warmer ....

Hugo Zhang
20-Feb-2011, 21:43
My Dear Jim 14x17

That's a keeper. :) BTW, that's 460mm f/4.5 Xenotar wide open, natural light at 1/10 second in Tri's garage.

Tri, how do you scan this big negative? Or is this a digital picture of the print?

Jim Galli
20-Feb-2011, 21:43
Warmer ....

"S"??

Tri Tran
20-Feb-2011, 21:46
That's a keeper. :) Tri, how do you scan this big negative? Or is this a digital picture of the print?

full frame pretty much from my scanner, not Digi snap . Unsharpened.


"S"??
Sorry Jim. Try again.

Mark Sawyer
20-Feb-2011, 21:56
It's a long shot, but I really want to call it a Plasticca...

Tri Tran
20-Feb-2011, 22:06
It's a long shot, but I really want to call it a Plasticca...

You've got it Mark. Plasticca 400mm/ f4 on 8x10 which Jim , Hugo and I found the sweet spot is all about although it covers 14x17 at wide open.

Jim Fitzgerald
20-Feb-2011, 22:14
Tri, I'm okay with that portrait! It is nice to have good friends take my portrait. Hugo that lens of yours did me well. Thanks you guys I hope to return the favor soon.

Mark Sawyer
20-Feb-2011, 22:17
:) The weird coma kinda gave it away...

Tri Tran
20-Feb-2011, 22:32
Tri, I'm okay with that portrait! It is nice to have good friends take my portrait. Hugo that lens of yours did me well. Thanks you guys I hope to return the favor soon.

My Pleasure Jim. Great subject! Great lens! Great camera! Greeat background! Great time.I couldn't have asked for anything better... Nice glasses BTW.

Jim Fitzgerald
20-Feb-2011, 22:34
I agree my friend I agree. Look forward to more days like today. Learned a lot, Thanks.

PViapiano
20-Feb-2011, 23:38
What film was the 8x10 taken with? That's not xray film...(?)

Tri Tran
21-Feb-2011, 07:50
What film was the 8x10 taken with? That's not xray film...(?)

Paul, They all are X ray Green sensitive / D76 .

@ tonkhang. Please bring your camera next time . I will introduce you to my neighbor or perhaps a mini photography session like this :)

Stephane
21-Feb-2011, 12:29
Jrund, through an Eidoscope f/4
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5177/5465948002_580800cd69_b.jpg

Hugo Zhang
21-Feb-2011, 13:01
Stephane,

What a wonderful portrait! Always enjoy your stuff!!!

Stephane
21-Feb-2011, 13:30
Thanks Hugo!

The Eidoscope is a really nice lens! It has a very distinct gentle of gradation between the shadows and highlights: I love it! And I am not talking about softness...

Reinhold Schable
21-Feb-2011, 14:28
Larry.

Shot with a 300mm simple meniscus lens I found in my treasure chest. I whipped up a simple PVC plastic barrel and some drop-in aperture stops to replicate those gorgeous brass treasures everyone scrambles for. Welcome to my prastic ReinoScope.

Shot on Arista EDU 100, developed by inspection, straight scan of a 5x7 negative.

More details here:
http://www.apug.org/forums/forum44/87825-home-made-soft-portrait-lens.html

Reinhold

www.classicBWphoto.com

PViapiano
21-Feb-2011, 14:48
Paul, They all are X ray Green sensitive / D76 .


Thanks, Tri...the 8x10 shot looked like it had such smooth tonality compared to the other ones, which had much higher contrast. Score one for xray film...!

dupont07
21-Feb-2011, 18:59
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5215/5467010850_773064ab74_z.jpg

A LF friend of mine, I took this with his zone VI and 15" petzval lens.

Tri Tran
22-Feb-2011, 08:52
Dupont [QUOTEA LF friend of mine, I took this with his zone VI and 15" petzval lens.[/QUOTE]

Very nice. I like the wood. Where's located? Nothern Vietnam? Thanks for posting.



Here's another one, was taken with 15 In Eido on 11x14 .

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/5338/coco11x14.jpg (http://img171.imageshack.us/i/coco11x14.jpg/)

tonkhang
22-Feb-2011, 11:49
Tr Tran
Dupont07 ny l ch em Fly ...
Tiến bộ dữ .


A LF friend of mine, I took this with his zone VI and 15" petzval lens.

Scott --
22-Feb-2011, 14:54
First sheet through the Asanuma half plate/4x5 conversion project. Boogered the exposure, but the film plane/ground glass registration is good!

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5136/5469452106_31cca7b9ff_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott--/5469452106/)
First sheet from the Asanuma... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scott--/5469452106/) by Scott -- (http://www.flickr.com/people/scott--/), on Flickr

Asanuma "4x5", Sironar-N MC 210/5.6, Arista.EDU Ultra 100 in HC-110 dil H

speedfreak
22-Feb-2011, 18:51
I like it Scott, if the exposure was less the background would've just gone black. Mabee just print down the face a touch to get a little more tone. I do like the quality of light though. The brighter cheeks draw me right into the eyes and freckles.

Roger Cole
22-Feb-2011, 18:58
I like it Scott, if the exposure was less the background would've just gone black. Mabee just print down the face a touch to get a little more tone. I do like the quality of light though. The brighter cheeks draw me right into the eyes and freckles.

Keep the exposure but develop a bit less, would be my suggestion. Both being already done, I agree to burn in the cheeks a bit, but overall I too like it.

OR - try 1/2 to 1 grade lower contrast paper.

Hung Nguyen
22-Feb-2011, 21:13
This is my best effort so far, and inspired by LFPF. It's not perfect (focus is off), but I like it.

Unknown brass projection lens, Arista EDU Ultra 100, and D76.

jp
23-Feb-2011, 05:05
Scott, Frank, et.al. do a great job showing freckles with film. Here's my freckly model who has lost her first tooth.

http://www.f64.nu/photo/tmp/lff/img310.jpg

Efke50 in xtol 1+1, Speedgraphic, 210 Fujinar (tessar) handmedown from B.S.Kumar's massive lens and parts sale, 1 white lightning 10000 and white umbrella.

Sanjay Sen
23-Feb-2011, 18:24
JP, beautiful portrait of a very beautiful model!

Jim Fitzgerald
23-Feb-2011, 20:30
Hung, very nice. Keep it up.

jss
23-Feb-2011, 21:29
http://schlachet.net/images/2011/ryan-lilac-both-640.jpg

Larger versions are on my blog (http://schlachet.net/2011/02/ryan-in-the-mission/). Expired Fuji 160NPS, shot with a Nikkor 210/5,6. Taken last Monday. Negative scan.

Adam W. Byra
24-Feb-2011, 17:10
Geoffrey, 21.02.2011
Just after we've finished installing new show, literally an hour before the private view!
Sinar P2 5x4, Heliar 21cm, Kodak Portra 160nc

Vlad Soare
25-Feb-2011, 00:37
8x10" HP5+ developed in ABC
Selenium-toned vandyke print

mdm
25-Feb-2011, 00:50
Hope you keep that one nice and safe for the future. Wonderful print.

dupont07
25-Feb-2011, 02:25
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5179/5475513401_195b020c50_z.jpg

Portrait with magnifying glass. Thanks to Mark Sawyer!

Vlad Soare
25-Feb-2011, 06:56
Hope you keep that one nice and safe for the future. Wonderful print.
Thanks, David. Yes, I intend to keep it. It was carefully processed to archival standards and is going to be framed and displayed in a safe place, away from sunlight.

Stephane
25-Feb-2011, 10:58
Kimberly, through an uncoated imagon 300/4.5
From last evening, went through most of my props, including these cool boxing gloves :)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5218/5476997868_af95c50159_b.jpg

dcypher
25-Feb-2011, 11:41
Your work is amazing, Stephane. I really enjoy looking at it :-)

Ash
25-Feb-2011, 11:53
That's nice and glow-y... I like it

Jim Galli
25-Feb-2011, 12:10
Your work is amazing, Stephane. I really enjoy looking at it :-)


X2!

Stephane
25-Feb-2011, 12:48
Thanks guys!
I dont really know what to say, except that I think I should do something new. I wont stop portraits, but I need to make these more meaningful and put portraits into a unifying context/concept.

Craig Tuffin
26-Feb-2011, 05:15
Great shot Stephane! Wonderful prop and frame....why do I want to take up boxing now?! :rolleyes:

bobpin
26-Feb-2011, 05:31
http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu222/bobpin/Portrait/William03.jpg

Dallmeyer 4B on 11x14 old studio camera, Ilford HP5+ dev in Jobo drum, 510-Pyro 1+500 for 30 min.

goamules
26-Feb-2011, 14:47
My wife in the yard sitting in her 1950s Danish Modern Chair. Halfplate trying out a new 8" (1859) CC Harrison. 2 Sec.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5214/5480073354_89b1278c1e_z.jpg

ypres.bass
26-Feb-2011, 15:58
Your work is amazing, Stephane. I really enjoy looking at it :-)
X2!
X3!

Steve M Hostetter
26-Feb-2011, 16:09
Dallmeyer 4B on 11x14 old studio camera, Ilford HP5+ dev in Jobo drum, 510-Pyro 1+500 for 30 min.

I like this one! :)

Craig Tuffin
27-Feb-2011, 00:38
Another 8x10 Black Glass Ambrotype in my series 'As Faulty As We Are'.

Roy is an incredible Samoan athlete and a simple, quiet, godly man. He is probably the most natural sitter I've ever had and his character is impossible to hide on this plate.

18" Cooke at f5.6 for 9 seconds.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5174/5478220243_9934134508_z.jpg

Brian C. Miller
27-Feb-2011, 00:40
Craig, that's a lovely one! Well done!

Jim Cole
27-Feb-2011, 05:50
Craig,
Wonderful!

Mark Sawyer
27-Feb-2011, 10:00
Agreed. Excellent, excellent work, Craig!

Kerik Kouklis
27-Feb-2011, 10:06
Craigm what they^^ said!

Henry Ambrose
27-Feb-2011, 10:22
Yeah!

Frank Petronio
27-Feb-2011, 11:12
Top notch Craig. I also like the way you present the plate, no artifice, nice and clean.

William Whitaker
27-Feb-2011, 11:21
Kimberly, through an uncoated imagon 300/4.5
From last evening, went through most of my props, including these cool boxing gloves :)

That's wonderful Stephane. I'd love to know more about your lighting, the film and processing.

D-tach
27-Feb-2011, 13:34
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5219/5483270096_b775794e2c_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/60030955@N05/5483270096/)

Waf - graffiti artist in his atelier
Chamonix 45N2 - Apo Symmar 150 - FP4+

C&C welcome!

eddie
27-Feb-2011, 15:26
Waf - graffiti artist in his atelier
Chamonix 45N2 - Apo Symmar 150 - FP4+

C&C welcome!

very nice. i like the lighting.

benrains
27-Feb-2011, 16:02
A few shots from last weekend...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5131/5482477990_060956ab2c_b.jpg
Century Studio 10A w/5x7 back
Wollensak Vesta 14"/5
Arista.EDU Ultra 100 / Rodinal 1+50

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5059/5475914640_8d4bb8f904_b.jpg
Century Studio 10A w/8x10 back
E. Krauss Tessar 500/6.3
Arista.EDU Ultra 100 / Rodinal 1+50

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5254/5472751515_0afc9f71c7_b.jpg
Century Studio 10A w/8x10 back
Wollensak Vesta 14"/5
Adox CHS 100 Art / Rodinal 1+50

Ash
27-Feb-2011, 16:04
Those are excellent Ben

Steve M Hostetter
27-Feb-2011, 16:16
Bravo Ben

ypres.bass
27-Feb-2011, 16:17
ben: i like the first pic...

Armin Seeholzer
27-Feb-2011, 16:19
Very good work Ben, show us more!

Scott Walker
27-Feb-2011, 16:30
Very nice Ben

benrains
27-Feb-2011, 16:51
Thanks, all! I'll probably post more here as I get them scanned. It's been a busy two weekends of shooting. I'm in the process of setting up a new studio and these are some test images I made to be able to show potential clients.

Other examples of my photography can be seen on my Flickr account:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/benrains/

I'm a format and technology agnostic though, so only some of the work there is large format, but my Deardorff 8x10 and Century Studio 10A are by far my favorite cameras to work with. :)

Craig Tuffin
28-Feb-2011, 03:23
Agreed. Excellent, excellent work, Craig!

Thanks guys!

Here's another 8x10 Ambrotype from the same sitting...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5293/5478220241_249def730d_z.jpg

iml
28-Feb-2011, 09:41
fantastic, Craig

Stephane
28-Feb-2011, 09:49
Great one!

D-tach
28-Feb-2011, 16:59
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5051/5486796067_c0d1f78809_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/60030955@N05/5486796067/)

Bert - puppetplayer
Chamonix 45N2 - Apo Macro Symmar 180 - FP4