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Old June 12th, 2007, 06:17 PM
Klaus Esser Klaus Esser is offline
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This is one of my very rare macros:

shot in 4x5" on Kodak EPP eith Sinar P2 and 150mm Symmar.
Light came from a 5000Ws Blaesing Lightbox 90x90cm.
Drumscan @2000dpi

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Old June 12th, 2007, 07:11 PM
Asher Kelman Asher Kelman is online now
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This is so splendid Kalus!

Did you purchase the rose just for this and how did you set up the light? Did you use any reflectors?

Also is this cropped, if so, why?

Is the size of the light box of 90cm (36") so large there was wrap arounf and no need for any other modification of the light?

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Old June 13th, 2007, 06:18 AM
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This is so splendid Kalus!

Did you purchase the rose just for this and how did you set up the light? Did you use any reflectors?

Also is this cropped, if so, why?

Is the size of the light box of 90cm (36") so large there was wrap arounf and no need for any other modification of the light?

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Hi Asher!

Thanks :-) !

I selected this rose from about hundred of others (had a red one and a beige one to find too) at the floristīs.

The rose is un-cropped in the tranny - i cropped it because i found it more interresting to concentrate to itīs center. Seems to go "endless" deeper into it.

I choose the lightbox this size because i love a window-like light. It was placed VERY close to the flower - i think it was max. 10-20cm. By varying the positionīs height i "adjustet" it to the light i wanted - a "flooding" but intensive light without burned out highlights and too deep shodows. So the delicate character of a rose was kept.

best, Klaus
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Old June 14th, 2007, 02:02 PM
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This is a great technic. It would be interesting to shoot the best digital v. L. format and see how you like the digital print and what practical difference it might make for a 16x20 print, if you print a portion at say 8x10.

Obviously the film can hold more, but what about the esthetics of the final print? Where is the suffering of the Digital?

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