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    Dandelion Seeds 10:1

    I took these Dandelion Seeds with my 4x5inch view camera at 10x using a reversed 50mm f/1.4 minolta lens on about 500mm of bellows extension the marked aperture was f/16 giving an effective aperture of f/176. The resolution does not equal a stacked digital equivalent (taken at an optimal aperture) but the scanned black and white negative @3200dpi gives an image that will print to 130x100cm @300dpi. Plus it has the film look which I still appreciate. The film that I use is the economical Arista edu 100 iso (rebadged fomapan a classic czech film dating from the 1920s developed in dilute rodinal).

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    Re: Dandelion Seeds 10:1

    Good work! Thanks for the 'details'. I need them.

    How did you focus?

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    Re: Dandelion Seeds 10:1

    Lovely image, Peter! Very inspiring to learn about your technique ��

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    Re: Dandelion Seeds 10:1

    Marvelous shot, Peter.

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    Re: Dandelion Seeds 10:1

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    Good work! Thanks for the 'details'. I need them.

    How did you focus?
    Hi Randy,
    Moved the tripod with the camera attached and bellows extended until the lens was about 3cm from the dandelion head then finished focus by moving the front standard. This is the approach I tend to use with macrophotography no matter what the format.
    Cheers Peter (Kanga - Melbourne, Australia)

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    Re: Dandelion Seeds 10:1

    Quote Originally Posted by paulbarden View Post
    Lovely image, Peter! Very inspiring to learn about your technique ��
    Thanks Paul - I am happy to share my technique. I am glad you are inspired - using my newly acquired 4x5 gives me a much needed diversion from digital cameras. I am looking forward to doing some black and white landscapes in my local Mountain Ranges near my home in the Yarra Valley in Victoria, Australia.
    Cheers Peter (Kanga).

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    Re: Dandelion Seeds 10:1

    Quote Originally Posted by Leigh View Post
    Marvelous shot, Peter.

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    Hi Leigh, thanks for the praise -if you like macrophotography of nature. You might like some of my shots on my website.
    Bye for now,
    Peter (Kanga -as in Kangaroo)

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    Re: Dandelion Seeds 10:1

    Quote Originally Posted by peterkinchington View Post
    Hi Randy,
    Moved the tripod with the camera attached and bellows extended until the lens was about 3cm from the dandelion head then finished focus by moving the front standard. This is the approach I tend to use with macrophotography no matter what the format.
    Cheers Peter (Kanga - Melbourne, Australia)
    Thanks, I know it's not easy and the GG may be very dark.

    I'm not sure what I expected you to say!

    Best

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    Re: Dandelion Seeds 10:1

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    Thanks, I know it's not easy and the GG may be very dark.

    I'm not sure what I expected you to say!

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    Yes the ground glass is very dark - I initially focus at the widest aperture (still very dark).

    Cheers Peter

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    Re: Dandelion Seeds 10:1

    Quote Originally Posted by paulbarden View Post
    Lovely image, Peter! Very inspiring to learn about your technique ��
    Paul if you would like more details on how and why I took this photograph you can go to an article that I wrote here.
    Cheers Peter

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