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    Re: post your trees!

    Nice image BetXen. I just started large format myself a few months ago and I was happy my first shot turned out when so many things can go wrong.

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    Re: post your trees!

    Quote Originally Posted by campy View Post
    Thanks for the kind words but this isn't my first time but this go around I am trying to slow way down, but my biggest problem is lack of artistic talent. I did see after scanning it that the background really took away from the rotted trunk.
    Two things...a slight move to the the right would have put the trunk into that bit of open sky and isolated its tip. And second...when in situations like this, one can close one eye. Often our stereo-vision (having two eyes) is what separates something like this rotted trunk from the background. Take away the stereo (close one eye) and it is easier to see if the differences in texture, lighting, and/or form might allow the stump to still stand out reduced to a 2D image. It can be part of the magic of photography to then make the viewer feel the image/print is 3D....that it has depth.

    I spent a long time under the darkcloth for this image below (shown before in this thread), an inch one way or the other made big changes...and the sunlight through the redwoods changes fast. My triplets, about 18 months old, mobile, but kept in one place by lunch on a beach towel on the other side of me from the camera. I exposed 4 sheets of film (11x14) to try some different developers...I print one developed in a pyro developer.
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    That's a helluva picture, Vaughn. Beautiful.
    Where are we going?
    And why are we in this handbasket?


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    When you said 'triplets' I thought you were talking about lenses - just shows how one-track an enthusiast's mind can become

    Wonderful image - in the fullest sense of the term.

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    Re: post your trees!

    Sunlit Autumn Tree in West Wales
    Intrepid 4x5 , 150mm Lens . Ilford FP4 , developed in DDX and scanned on an Epson 800 flatbedClick image for larger version. 

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    " ummm, it's 320 Megapixels, and the sensor is replaced by a new one after every "capture"....."

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    Palouse tree and windmill. It's fun and intriguing to come across a scene like this. You wonder what the story is behind why that windmill is there.
    Palouse tree & windmill by Thad Gerheim, on Flickr
    4x5 Toyo AX on Fuji NPS negative film
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    Clyde's Tree - Myakka River State Park
    Wisner 12x20, Schneider 360mm f/5.6 Symmar, HP5+ shot at an EI of 200 dev'd in HC-110 for 10 minutes @ 71F



    This is the famous tree in Myakka that Clyde Butcher has photographed multiple times. I knew when I bought this Wisner 12x20 (same as Clyde uses/used) I wanted to shoot this image with this camera.

    I arrived at the park just as the sun was starting to dip low on the horizon and the Spanish moss lit up with wonderful back-lighting. I setup my tripod quickly, which has a custom-made head that uses both a 1/4" and 3/8" screw connection to the Wisner. I looked in my backpack and discovered I had completely forgotten the two bolts I use for the camera connection back at home (9 hours away). I was really disappointed...and then I decided to heck with it, I would be very careful and just balance the camera on the tripod head platform. So I put the camera on top and carefully opened it up and put the lens on. After carefully composing while my wife helped me make sure the camera wasn't knocked off the tripod and 5 feet onto the ground, I loaded the film holder and grabbed this shot. It was a 15-second exposure at f/90.

    As an additional side-note, I visited Clyde's Venice gallery and toured the darkroom. Still haven't met him, but I did buy this print so I could finally hang an original Butcher in my photography collection.
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    Outstanding Bryan! Great image and hair raising story. What a productive trip you had!

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    Thanks David! It's always fun to have a story to go along with a photograph. I think I'm going to make a print of this and send it to Clyde.
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    Toyo 5x7 on 400 portra
    Loon Creek Wllows by Thad Gerheim, on Flickr
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