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back alley
02-29-2004, 18:47
ok, sorry for leaving it till the end of the day, but the moment has arrived...the subject for march is...you!

yes, it's time for a SELF PORTRAIT!!

once again i want to thank you all for participating in the projects. i noticed that february had more entries than january and i'm guessing that march will increase in numbers also.

you guys are great! it's a joy to be a part of this forum. i truly like the respect that is shown to each other and the friendships that seem to be growing.

now, load the cameras, find a mirror and go 'shoot' yourselves.:D

joe

SolaresLarrave
02-29-2004, 19:06
Darn! What do we, the un-cute ones :mad:, do when facing a situation like this? :bang:

Oh, well, let's face it... :angel:. Where do I have a mirror outside of the bathroom? :confused:

rover
02-29-2004, 19:10
Oh, I need a haircut. And I have nothing to wear!!! So much to do.....

back alley
02-29-2004, 20:07
lol, that's funny rover!

...and francisco, i'm bald, 260 pounds and crack most mirros i pass!:eek:

joe

Rich Silfver
02-29-2004, 22:07
Crap...one photo assignment I won't have 'an excuse' not to have time to complete...I mean I'm available 24/7... :-)

Agree with Rover though...I need a haircut, something new to wear - and a real forgiving mirror....

Will be fun though to see the selfportraits where a mirror is used - cause we'll also see your camera of choice (hm...if a pick a real pretty camera...it will be distracting enough so noone sees me... hmm...what's my prettiest camera...hmm...preeeciousss....)

back alley
03-01-2004, 06:01
oops!
a mirror is not a 'requirement' for the shot.
i just thought they would most likely figure into a self portrait but, hey!, use your creativity.
it's all up to you.

joe

SolaresLarrave
03-01-2004, 07:21
Let's declare geeky shots of yourself holding a camera in front of yourself inconstitutional and bad cop-outs. I tried once a while ago, and not even the camera look good.

Creativity... I remember having some left a while ago... :p

Brian Sweeney
03-01-2004, 08:09
Mirror? The only way you are going to get a self-portrait out of me is from the reflection in Nikki's eyes!

Believe me, you all will be better off.

rover
03-01-2004, 08:10
Oh Francisco, you don't know the fun you are missing.

rover
03-01-2004, 08:12
Since I took the first bullet, you all should feel very comfortable posting your pictures!!!

taffer
03-01-2004, 08:41
Originally posted by SolaresLarrave
Let's declare geeky shots of yourself holding a camera in front of yourself inconstitutional and bad cop-outs. I tried once a while ago, and not even the camera look good.

Creativity... I remember having some left a while ago... :p

So does this count ? :p

lars
03-01-2004, 09:44
Originally posted by SolaresLarrave
Let's declare geeky shots of yourself holding a camera in front of yourself inconstitutional and bad cop-outs. I tried once a while ago, and not even the camera look good.

An excellent addendum to the theme! Otherwise, we'd all be rushing out to buy big press cameras.


...lars

SolaresLarrave
03-01-2004, 10:09
Oscar, it's not geeky enough. It'd be terribly geeky if you had kept your other eye open! :p

Brian Sweeney
03-01-2004, 10:58
Like This One:

Doug
03-01-2004, 13:31
The mirrored photog with camera is just too obvious? Just what I was thinking, and that adds more challenge to the mix. Not like the one below... :-)

taffer
03-01-2004, 13:44
Originally posted by SolaresLarrave
Oscar, it's not geeky enough. It'd be terribly geeky if you had kept your other eye open! :p

Pheeew ! thanks Francisco ! Now I'll be able to sleep ! :D

Stu :)
03-02-2004, 03:18
Can we use blatant amounts of Photoshop?

Stu :)

Brian Sweeney
03-02-2004, 03:47
My Nikon SP came yesterday. It will block most of my face and I know you guys will want to see it! It is near mint, and the RF is perfect. Guess I will have to find a mirror.

bmattock
03-03-2004, 22:13
Originally posted by Stu :)
Can we use blatant amounts of Photoshop?

Stu :)

I sure hope so!

Best Regards,

Bill Mattocks

taffer
03-04-2004, 01:01
I've heard of fungus, but never saw Bills growing inside a lens !

Do you think it will affect pictures ? :confused:

:D just kidding, I'm laughing hard with this one, it's great !

Brian Sweeney
03-04-2004, 03:16
Bill,
You win.

Suave, sophisticated,thoughtful and yes... handsome.

This picture is sure to be a chick-magnet.

GeneW
03-04-2004, 06:33
Bill, good one! Very apropos.

Brian, I'm looking forward to seeing your new Nikon SP.

Gene

Wayne R. Scott
03-04-2004, 21:24
Ok Guys,

Here is my mirror shot self-portrait.

Wayne

Wayne R. Scott
03-04-2004, 21:35
This self-portrait is for Bill.

Doug
03-04-2004, 22:47
LOL, love them both, Wayne! Very clever.

rover
03-05-2004, 03:03
If I am counting right there are 3 field cameras in that picture.

bmattock
03-05-2004, 08:04
LOL! Fantastic, Wayne! Great work! I'm loving this stuff!

Best Regards,

Bill Mattocks

GeneW
03-05-2004, 11:06
Here's an 'artsy' self portrait I took a while back. Can't post it to the gallery because it was taken with digital. I was taking a shot of my wife's watercolour brush holder and noticed my reflection. (She uses old CD's as a mixing palette)

Gene

bmattock
03-05-2004, 15:23
Well, if you're going to do THAT...

rover
03-05-2004, 16:12
On Mars, hmmm, I knew there was something different about you.

bmattock
03-05-2004, 16:29
A little over the top, you think?

Wayne R. Scott
03-05-2004, 17:57
Rover,

Yep, there are 3 4x5 cameras in the last self-portrait, but only two are field, the one with the focus screen visible is actually a mono-rail Graphic View I, the one behind me is a Super Graphic, and the one I am holding is Crown Graphic Special.

By the way I shot both of these with my $15 Canon Ql-17 GIII.

Wayne

MP Guy
03-05-2004, 19:54
Doug,

Is that a fuji gw670?

jdos2
03-05-2004, 20:37
How 'bout me taken with my own camera at my ex's wedding?
Taken with the Mamiya Universal with the 5 inch lens, on Polaroid 667, rip courtesy of an unruly youngin'

No photoshop, those are real horns, folks, and this being spring, would mean that I'm... Oh, nevermind.

Doug
03-05-2004, 21:10
Originally posted by Jorge Torralba
Doug,

Is that a fuji gw670? Hi -- It's my Bronica RF645. :-)

Rich Silfver
03-05-2004, 22:20
Hey Wayne, great photos.

What camera is the 35mm one?

/Richard

rover
03-06-2004, 03:16
Very nice cameras Wayne. I leafed through the most recent issue of Lenswork a few days ago, what amazing photography. (The funny thing is that I was killing time at a Barnes & Noble waiting for some takeout food to be finished and I didn't have enough money in my pocket for the food and the Lenswork. Food one because my wife would have killed me if I came home with another photography magazine instead.) Anyways, I did spend some time researching 4x5s that night. I will stick with my Hasselblad, but some day when I have more time on my hands I will give LF a try. Take a look at Lenswork if you get an opportunity, I was wowed.

Wayne R. Scott
03-06-2004, 05:49
Richard,

The 35mm camera in the first photo is a Contax IIIa color dial. The lens on it in this picture is a 50mm f1.5 Opton.

Wayne

JohnL
03-26-2004, 08:32
Originally posted by Gene

<snip>
Can't post it to the gallery because it was taken with digital.
<snip>
Gene

Oops! All mine are digital:confused:
At least the camera has a viewfinder, though, if not a rangefinder.

I'm sort of yearning after an R2, but not sure if I would carry it enough. I'm a big fan of RFs - had some in the past.

John

Doug
03-26-2004, 11:09
Hi John -- Never too late to come to the Faith, or to exercise it! :-D

The R2 would be a nice reintroduction to rangefinders. Or maybe a used R? But, if you're fond of digital "film", there's that new Epson variant of the R2 available soon, to combine the features.

I'm sure few of us here are strictly RF users, but just visit this forum to celebrate that side of our photo interest. Counting on my fingers, it seems last year I bought 5 Pentax SLRs. I posted a picture OF one to a discussion thread because it had a seperate low-speed shutter dial on the front like older German, Japanese, and Russian RF cameras.

I have a lot of SLR-made pictures, but I think part of the goal of this forum is to encourage RF camera use. The monthly project is an example, so for that and other Gallery pics, I submit only RF shots.

back alley
03-26-2004, 11:52
all who photograph are welcome!

while the focus (sorry) is on rf cameras, those who 'see' with an eye to photograph, are friendly and enjoy the company of like minded individuals will always be welcome.

joe

SolaresLarrave
03-28-2004, 09:46
I had planned a "metaphotographic" self-portrait. A kind of complicated affair involving the two (cheap) tripods I have and a long cable release (which I still need). I had been putting it off until one day, while I was working, and the idea for this piece of "work" struck me. So I grabbed my gear, put it on my table top tripod with cable and flash and set out to work.

Here it is: I'm at work here, grading exams. Attempt #1.

SolaresLarrave
03-28-2004, 09:50
Second attempt. I may repeat this one, but without a flash to avoid the overburning of highlights seen here.

Not artsy, not even good, but that's me, unretouched, and before haircut.

taffer
03-28-2004, 12:04
And this is you waiting for a free table at La Oficina :)

SolaresLarrave
03-28-2004, 12:51
Taffer, if I ever publish a book, your photo will go on the back cover! Thanks! You're a portrait artist! :D

Rich Silfver
03-28-2004, 21:00
My own mug shot

back alley
03-28-2004, 21:19
very nice shot!

i like it. especially the small beam of light coming from the top right.
i don't think i'd change a thing.

joe

Doug
03-28-2004, 23:18
Nice shots, gentlemen! While the third might indeed be a good one for that back cover, the first should be useful posted either in the classroom or your office... Implied title "This is ME grading YOUR exam..." It could help engender respect. :-D

Doug
03-28-2004, 23:21
I didn't see Richards before posting the above... I like that one! Unusual composition, and a sense of mystery.