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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    Always a treat to see your work


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    The white spot on the first image IS in fact where I pressed on the darkslide too much and it touched the plate. Good eye. The second is actually a pool of water that just reflected a ton of UV even...
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    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49159163917_2bc7221147.jpg

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49158939076_b2af43b771.jpg

    A couple 8x10s made over the long weekend.
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    I love it. Well done concept and execution.


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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    Oh and word to the wise, don't mix UVP-X and New Guy collodions together. It worked beautifully for me the first day, but the next time I used it 2 weeks later, every plate fogged and had streaks and...
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    Bill, this is fascinating. Thanks for sharing.



    Very interesting, Matt. Now at least it's easily accessible by road. It's funny because Jay Leno drove by in a GT40 as we were shooting and...
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    Iím guessing so. But I donít have much experience doing it by inspection. Itís just what I remember reading on the subject. The couple times Iíve done it that way the three minutes did the trick and...
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    I know it's not considered ideal but I always sensitize by time. 3-5 minutes. I don't have an adequate enough light in either of my darkboxes to check by inspection. To check by inspection, remove...
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    Re: LED lighting for wet plate collodion

    Farid,

    All of those surely put out the right kind of light for wet plate but at significant expense and without knowing how long your exposures will be without testing. Arri is one of the top...
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    Many thanks!

    The first plate was a hot mess. Warm and dry yesterday - 80F with 16% humidity. It sucked the moisture right out of them.
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    Thanks, Andrew! Bixby is on my bucket list for sure. Couldnít find an official name for this bridge. Itís local to L.A. Best name I could find for it was Upper Big Tujunga Canyon bridge.


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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    Here are a couple 8x10s from yesterday. I was focusing on this bridge up in the mountains. Made a tintype and a plexiglass negative. The negative was an afterthought since I didn't have any glass,...
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    Obligatory thank you to you for the help these last 18 months! I finally feel Iíve got the technique down. Now I just need to find my ďartistic voiceĒ as it were. Cheers!


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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    Anyone doing anything fun for Halloween?

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48898243936_f25cb32300_z.jpg
    "Under Glass"

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48897708508_f115f8c335.jpg
    "Spare...
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    How lucky you were the s/he sat still long enough!
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    Look at that perfect focus. And oh, those freckles! Good work, Joby!
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    I'll have to give that a try!
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    Ah yeah. I have been told the same before. There is usually some developer left in the cup after the pour. My buddy says he gets away with 30mL per 8x10 but I've yet to try it. Guess I'll have to....
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    Thank you!



    Thanks! I think right now my chemistry is just dialed in. The collodion pour definitely had some waves in it from a lack of solvents and the breeze also helping to dry it too fast. ...
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    Shot my first 8x10s outdoors over the weekend. Due to coastal fog there weren't as many vista shots to get as I was hoping for. Found a nice tree and bench nearby but alone it was kind of boring....
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    Woo, that nice falloff is so nice. Surprisingly sharp in the center!

    Here's a shot inspired by David Emitt Adams. Was more of a test to see what's possible. I'm limited by having to shoot upwards...
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    Thanks a lot to you, Paul!
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    8x10 clear glass ambrotype
    New Guy a.k.a. Quinn's Quick Clear positive collodion (90 minutes old)
    Iron/copper/potassium developer

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48292575137_850d60828c_b.jpg
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    Re: Share your framing of your LF inages

    8x10 clear glass ambrotype varnished and stuck in a cheap IKEA frame. I stapled black velvet from the fabric store to the backing board but Iíd like to find some that doesnít have so much texture.
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    Couldn't resist shooting this van while up on an overlook yesterday.

    Seneca Improved View 5x7 with reducing back, Osaka Wide Field 120mm f/6.3, New Guy collodion (fresh), 4x5 tintype.
    f/11, 4...
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    Super good!
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    Re: Commercial Ektar 12" coverage?

    For what it's worth I use an 8.5 inch Commercial Ektar on 8x10. Even it covers edge to edge, granted, with little or no room for movements. And there is softness and distortion at the corners but...
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    Incredible
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    A stunner!


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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Thanks, Steve!


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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Hoo mama that's a pretty one.

    I shot these over the weekend on a camping trip. Complete stroke of luck that the night exposure had the North Star in the frame.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47102190964_48107eea3b_c.jpg

    Seneca Improved View 8x10
    Kodak 8.5" Commercial Ektar f/6.3 w/ extreme front rise to create vignette
    Arista Ortho Litho 3.0...
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    Under the right atmospheric conditions you can get away with exposures this long. My "personal best" was 6 minutes on a cool summer night. After the plate comes out of the silver bath it's saturated...
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    Very slick!
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    Good to know. I havenít had much plate peeling since I started cleaning my glass really well also. For my friend and I we just prefer silane (when we decide to add it) because weíd rather not use...
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    Thanks, Paul! The weather has been key to my success I think. I feel like we haven't had a day over 75F in about a month! I also think after 10 months at this I'm starting to 'get' it now.

    I...
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    Very cool. Natural light?
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    Here's one from the weekend I'm happy with.
    The lighting wasn't nearly as dramatic but the long-ish exposure (12 seconds) increased the bloom in the highlights.
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    Wow. A year old and only 3 minutes exposure? That's impressive. Just like the shot itself!
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    Wow, Dave. Killer shots!
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