View Full Version : Post 4x5 vacation & snapshot photos! I dare you!
October 21st, 2006, 03:39 AM
I double dare you!
Here is my first! More to come.
If you are really daring a 8x10 of your pet snail, turtle or rock
Please do not hurt yourself trying to get an 8x10 View Camera photo of the greyhound next door.
October 21st, 2006, 08:51 AM
A few of my older 4x5 snapshots:
October 21st, 2006, 09:35 AM
Thanks Will for setting this off! Is this a Polaroid scanned?
Yes you braved insult and injury. But look what we have!Could we add camera, film, shutter speed, aperture and lens type.
If there is something special to say about any of these, please add.
Great landscape. How large have you printed that. Where is it? I like the tree trunks in the foreground. They anchor the picture well and provide a sense of time.
Your second picture, soaked in sienna is delightful. With the detritus on the wood floor it looks like a lot of time has passed.
Where is that and why isn't this pristine? Is this part of an exhibit?
October 21st, 2006, 10:37 AM
First image is of El Capitan (Yosemite) taken at sunrise after an early snow. I have printed this to 24x30 but it could easily go much larger. You cannot see it online, but on the stalk of grass at the base of the trunk in the middle of the stream that you CAN just barely see, there is a strand of spider silk, running from stalk to trunk, backlit by the sun that is easily visible in the print. This image was taken with a 150mm lens with foward tilt and rise using Velvia rated at ISO 32.
Second image is from the firehouse in Bodie, CA and this shot was taken in late afternoon light. Bodie is maintained in a state of "arrested decay" to preserve the original look. The items are just as they sat in the house. In the print, you can see the charred tips of the wicks in the lanterns as well as loose jute strands in the ropes. IIRC, this image was taken with a 90mm lens using tilt and slight swing to keep the lanterns and close rope in focus. Also on Velvia.
October 22nd, 2006, 01:55 PM
I think that large format photography should be given a special place here. This is where much of what we have learned and forgotten or should have learned was discovered.
This is the ultimate photography for deciding what to choose to photography, with what film and the light, time of day and type of recording medium. One has to make decisons to include and exclude.
Everyone should have to start off shooting one image at a time as if each exposure was precious.
So please post and show the luddites what is possible.
Of course, some like Jack flesher, Jim collum, Rainer, Nick Rains, Alain Briot, for example, have done so much in large format work that this has informed their curent photography.
I hear very strident opinions about photography from new DSLR users who have never shot large format. At least, a review of this work will be a great joy and hopefully a learning experience for everyone.
October 25th, 2006, 03:57 AM
Hi jack, if these are your snapshots please don't show us your professional images - I will give up trying!
I love the first one!
October 25th, 2006, 07:05 AM
Thank you Daniel. The truth about image number 1 is it was a snapshot that turned into a prefessional keeper. I was working with a student in Yosemite Valley for a few days and set this shot up to show them an example of how to meter in difficult lighting and when to use front standard tilt instead of pulling the rear standard. Anyway, at the time I took it, I did not think the light was special enough for anything more than a snap -- as it turned out, I was happily surprised.
October 25th, 2006, 01:04 PM
Will mentioned snapshots, however, we have morphed to a more broad invitation!
October 27th, 2006, 04:25 AM
well Jack, I hope your student listened real well because that pic is exposed to perfection. I guess I will have to sit this round out though as I have only ever shot 35mm, APS-C and APS-H :-) what silly names!
March 19th, 2007, 05:02 AM
IMHO, it ain't a snapshot unless it's handheld... :)
Waiting for the Mac-n-cheese
Super Speed Graphic handheld
Schneider 150mm f/5.6 APO-Symmar
ISO 400 Polaroid
March 20th, 2007, 11:56 PM
As cute as cute can be!