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Old 01-08-2012   #51
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There is no substitute for a giant piece of film at all. I've become good friends with 4x5in:

Twice Bitten, Not Shy

(1950s convertible Symmar 150mm at f/5.6, ~1:1 mag, Ilford HP5+ @ ISO1600, Linhof Technika V, 12x16in darkroom print)

Snowbells

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Old 01-11-2012   #52
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philosomatographer - Those are two really beautiful shots! The top one at 1600 is so great. I didn't know HP5 would push that well. I used to think Tri-X pushed better. I need to rethink that.
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Old 01-11-2012   #53
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Old 01-13-2012   #54
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Old 01-13-2012   #55
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MAS amidol on lodima grade 3
here is the link to the scan of the neg.........what a difference!
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Old 01-13-2012   #57
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Old 04-15-2012   #58
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Toyo 45A Fujinon 150 AgfaPan 400 Rodinal

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Old 04-15-2012   #59
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Wista 45SP, 300mm Nikkor M, Velvia





Wista 45 SP, 300mm Nikkor M, Velvia converted in LR3







Wista 45 SP, 150mm Rodenstock Sironar S, Velvia








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Toyo 45A Fujinon 150 AgfaPan 400 Rodinal

Lot'sa good images here, and I like this one a lot. I love old machinery. Lot'sa great tones in this one.
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Old 04-16-2012   #62
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GF-class Beyer Garratt

(Linhof Technika V, Schneider APO-Symmar 150mm @ f/22, Ilford HP5+)

Time and space

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Old 04-16-2012   #63
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Old 04-16-2012   #64
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I really, really like the Cobra shots and the portrait of Jen.
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Here is my first 4x5 negative scan with my new (and first) scanner.


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Old 04-18-2012   #66
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I really laugh when people make claims (such as in a thread I read recently in the Digital Leica M sub-forum) that a print from a 10MP Leica M8 or a 18MP Leica M9 "looks as good, or better than, large format".


They do. As web images.
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My first portrait with the Tachihara. I used front tilt to only keep the eyes in focus. 210mm f5.6 1/2 second exposure. Fuji fp100b45.
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My very first wet plate collodion ambrotype 4x5. Struggling a lot with the process (peeling, streaks, and the like), but I guess that's the point. It's not digital, and it's tough, which is a good thing.

Anyway, lots to learn, and this process will only get better, I'm sure. Gotta walk first, so here it goes...




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Beautiful!

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My very first wet plate collodion ambrotype 4x5. Struggling a lot with the process (peeling, streaks, and the like), but I guess that's the point. It's not digital, and it's tough, which is a good thing.

Anyway, lots to learn, and this process will only get better, I'm sure. Gotta walk first, so here it goes...
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My very first wet plate collodion ambrotype 4x5. Struggling a lot with the process (peeling, streaks, and the like), but I guess that's the point. It's not digital, and it's tough, which is a good thing.

Anyway, lots to learn, and this process will only get better, I'm sure. Gotta walk first, so here it goes...
So cool! And people now think 35mm is retro.
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My very first wet plate collodion ambrotype 4x5. Struggling a lot with the process (peeling, streaks, and the like), but I guess that's the point. It's not digital, and it's tough, which is a good thing.

Anyway, lots to learn, and this process will only get better, I'm sure. Gotta walk first, so here it goes...
Extremely cool! The "defects" give this image a surreal, dreamlike look. I wish I had the motivation/knowledge/skill/[insert missing attribute] to try stuff like this.

Well done!
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Thanks everyone.

To be honest, my skills are very very limited as I'm just learning the ins and outs of this process. It took me about 4 months to get myself going. Equipment, chemicals, glass, and other materials made it a very slow process. Yesterday was the final push to mix chemicals and get shooting.

Anyway, I am still very very green on this whole thing, so I am just going to keep on pushing through the bad plates and disappointing results. However, I find that wet plate offers a look that is unmatched in other mediums. It seems the defects become part of the image, and with that I am truly excited and happy to step aside from digital, at least for a little while.

Thanks again everyone, I really appreciate the encouragement!
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Waterfalls

Shot this in the mid 80's when I was just starting on my path to become a professional photographer. With all the hype of digital, I still feel there is nothing like the wet darkroom experience. Toyo View, 210 Schneider lens, Plus X film.

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My most recent wet plate collodion plates, this time on aluminum, which is already blacked out, and a much cheaper solution than black glass (next on my list). Anyway, as I get "better" with this, exposure is getting more even, but I still need to figure out my scanning techniques as the dust is unreal!!!



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ambrotype #4 - rolleiflex 2.8f by slantface, on Flickr


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Old 05-06-2012   #75
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More wet plate photos...


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