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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Wonderful Sergio! Great composition and range of tones.

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    at Beech Hill preserve, Rockport Maine. December 2016. 4x5 preanniversary speed graphic with 7.25" Verito soft focus lens. Fp4+ film in pyrocat hdc.



    img480 by Jason Philbrook, on Flickr


    img481 by Jason Philbrook, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp View Post
    preanniversary speed graphic with 7.25" Verito soft focus lens.
    I thought sf lenses were normally used for portraits.

    I don't like them for landscapes. It just looks like you forgot to focus the camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jp View Post
    at Beech Hill preserve, Rockport Maine. December 2016. 4x5 preanniversary speed graphic with 7.25" Verito soft focus lens. Fp4+ film in pyrocat hdc.


    img481 by Jason Philbrook, on Flickr
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    I like this second one. There's enough acuity in the tree branches to see that it's in focus, while the softness creates an ethereal quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leigh View Post
    I thought sf lenses were normally used for portraits.

    I don't like them for landscapes. It just looks like you forgot to focus the camera.
    Personal opinion.

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    Good to hear. I like your honesty. (It was Julia Margaret Cameron who didn't focus her camera well.)


    Quote Originally Posted by MAubrey View Post
    I like this second one. There's enough acuity in the tree branches to see that it's in focus, while the softness creates an ethereal quality.
    Thanks. The blending of sharpness and softness is what makes the soft focus different than pinhole for example. This is about the ethereal quality and shapes and tones. Sharp landscapes need shapes and tones too.




    img487 by Jason Philbrook, on Flickr

    7.25" verito at the Ice Pond on Seguinland road, Georgetown Maine. This pond actually feeds the creek that goes past F Holland Day's chalet on the other side of the street where he, Clarence White, Gertrude Kasabier, et.al. summered more than a hundred years ago. http://www.afanews.com/articles/item...n#.WIANOfkrIUF http://www.leegallery.com/f-holland-day/photography/ I'd like to one day find the rocky piece of beach where Kasabier's "Heritage of Motherhood" was made.



    img478 by Jason Philbrook, on Flickr

    9" gundlach hyperion lens. Hanging this film up to dry I wondered if I made a double exposure. After scanning, I decided it wasn't. Just a complex composition I was trying out. This shows the blend of softness and sharpness SF is good for. Beech Hill in Rockport Maine.
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    I like those second two better. more variety in tones and I think I need the straight lines (of trunks or stems) not just bent bending forms of the first two. =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leigh View Post
    I thought sf lenses were normally used for portraits.

    I don't like them for landscapes. It just looks like you forgot to focus the camera.
    Personal opinion.

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    I might have agreed with that as a general statement absent an example to discuss, but I really like that second one. Soft focus for some landscapes lends a "dreamscape" kind of quality that I find very appealing for some images.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jp View Post
    Good to hear. I like your honesty. (It was Julia Margaret Cameron who didn't focus her camera well.)




    Thanks. The blending of sharpness and softness is what makes the soft focus different than pinhole for example. This is about the ethereal quality and shapes and tones. Sharp landscapes need shapes and tones too.

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    7.25" verito at the Ice Pond on Seguinland road, Georgetown Maine. This pond actually feeds the creek that goes past F Holland Day's chalet on the other side of the street where he, Clarence White, Gertrude Kasabier, et.al. summered more than a hundred years ago. http://www.afanews.com/articles/item...n#.WIANOfkrIUF http://www.leegallery.com/f-holland-day/photography/ I'd like to one day find the rocky piece of beach where Kasabier's "Heritage of Motherhood" was made.
    I love this one. I can almost imagine some water spirit nymph rising out of the water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jp View Post
    at Beech Hill preserve, Rockport Maine. December 2016. 4x5 preanniversary speed graphic with 7.25" Verito soft focus lens. Fp4+ film in pyrocat hdc.
    The second is lovely. The sense of perspective from the snowy lane and hedgerow, and the softer focus, have a dreamy, transfigured effect.

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