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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

    Springtime feeling !
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    http://www.kennethleegallery.com/images/forum/Church235.jpg
    Massachusetts, March 2020

    Lately it feels as though Time itself has slowed down.
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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

    Thank you.

    I'm gradually learning about simplicity, which your photos convey so well.
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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

    Hi Igor - Thank you.

    That was made with a Sony A7RII which is a 42MP "full frame" mirrorless camera. The lens was an old manual focus 200mm Nikkor AIS at f/5.6
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    http://www.kennethleegallery.com/images/forum/Stairs.jpg
    Stairs, April 2020
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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

    You're both awakened :o
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    Re: Rodinol to D 23

    An excellent observation - I have removed that ambiguity. I now simply share Stephen Anchell's discussion of D-23 which includes the topic of Superadditivity.

    I am not a champion of D-23. I'm...
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    Re: Rodinol to D 23

    In the limited BTZS testing I performed, the film speed and contrast curves with D-23 1:1 were very similar to those of other popular developers like D-76 and Pyrocat HD.

    If we enlarge small...
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    Oh I see it now. It suddenly flipped, like from concave to convex (or the other way), like an optical illusion.

    In any event, it's got a lovely old-fashioned feeling.

    And isn't it amazing to...
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    - Excellent - It has an intimate and mysterious quality.

    Curvaceous, precise... it's a bit abstract: is it a tea pot ?
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

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    Final image in the series Gazing Out the Window.
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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

    Window gazing in a big way ! :cool:
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    Re: Why are all of my photos soft?

    Have you examined the images on the ground glass - before shooting - to determine if the fault is with the lens ? You don't need to shoot any film if you hang a newspaper on the wall at a reasonable...
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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

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    Tea Cup, March 2010

    Still gazing out the window.
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    Tea Cup, March 2020



    Thank you. I've been shooting the same tea cup every few days, to prevent the monotony from getting... stale...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    http://www.kennethleegallery.com/images/forum/Looking Out The Window.jpg

    There isn't much to do these days but gaze out the window.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Yet another case where Mister Perez's lens testing has proven invaluable. This time it's a 35-105mm Nikkor Zoom Macro which I purchased new in 1984 and which is available used today for a...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thank you Jason.

    Yes - These times call for extreme measures :rolleyes:
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    Tea Cup, March 2020
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    I agree. If there were answers to these questions, we'd have gotten bored a long time ago :rolleyes:

    It's often the interplay and harmonies of several subjects which makes a photo enjoyable to the...
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    You're right :)

    On the other hand, sometimes we have to decide what are the principal subjects of the photo and how many we can render at the same time effectively and coherently.
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    Massachusetts, March 2020
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    For your consideration: an interpretation more along the lines of the Hudson River Valley School of painting. Less literal,...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thank you Philip !

    I'm trying to do a series on old, simple, white New England churches and town halls. There are plenty of them nearby... but that doesn't make it any easier :rolleyes:
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    Re: Describe a style for me

    Not to beat a dead horse, let's pretend we're back in time with Merg and Brett, watching them shoot Large Format at Point Lobos. My guess is that we'd observe a lot of pre-selection and rejection.
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    Re: Duotone/Quadtone

    http://www.kennethleegallery.com/images/tech/MonaLisa.png http://www.kennethleegallery.com/images/forum/toning.jpg

    You might find this article helpful: Photoshop Fill Layer: Easy, Non-Destructive,...
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    I'd like to point out one interesting thing about the portrait posted earlier: the use of front fall. The lens is at the subject's eye level but his head is at the top of the image, not the center. ...
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    My apologies for not clearly spelling out the theme of this thread. We are merely sharing our own photos which to some degree are reminiscent of others that may have inspired us.

    When I first...
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    I set out to make photos of an Eclipse a few years ago and they all ended up looking like his "equivalents" in their overall tonality and mysterious mood.

    But in this case, the photograph is...
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    I'd have to guess one of the Westons.
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    That's it ! :cool:
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    Exactly !

    5x7 cropped to 4x5 ratio, 300mm lens. The subject leans against an old wall with lots of texture.

    It has taken many years to find a more personal vision. Even so, I still see things...
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    http://www.kennethleegallery.com/images/forum/HomageToAS.jpg

    Perhaps this will be a little easier to identify.
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    This is certainly reminiscent of the famous Evans photograph of the steps but with your own composition, lighting, atmosphere, etc.

    Pretty hip actually ! Some people might feel intimidated to...
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    Lovely, and lovely on its own merits !
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    Excellent idea Oren !

    I have removed the name of the photographer I emulated... if it's not too late :rolleyes:
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    Re: Describe a style for me

    One approach is to find subjects that already photograph nicely with little effort. This saves a lot of time and energy. All the hard work is done during the selection process, rather than...
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    Re: Relevance of zone system when scanning

    My personal experience is that negatives exposed developed to accomodate typical darkroom printing can be easily scanned. I use the same film speed and development times for both methods. Epson...
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    Guess whose style this emulates :o
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    Homage: something done or given in acknowledgment or consideration of the worth of another.

    Perhaps you have made a photograph in the style or approach of another, either purposely or...
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