My very first post

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  1. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Finally...

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    Film: Tmax100 4x5
    Camera: Anniversary Speed Graphic
    Lens: Schneider 150mm f/5.6
    Filter: Red #25

    I can't remember the f/stop, shutter speed, etc... This was shot on the north side of my house, in the middle of the day. I used my tripod and cable release. The scan is from a silver gelatin print on 8x10 Ilford glossy FB.

    Much thanks to Doxx for teaching me how to resize!!!
     
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    photobug TPF Noob!

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    Matt- WOW! Super shot! :shock:

    This pic has a very.... rich quality, for lack of a better word. It makes me almost feel the color, which a lot ot color shots don't do.

    Simply awesome! 8)
     
  3. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Thanks. I wish I could take the credit, but it all belongs to Tmax100 and a 4x5 neg. You should see it in 16x20; I can't even find the grain with my grain focuser.
     
  4. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    holy cow your first post??? wow, i've been reading and appreciating your comments for quite some time, and this is your first post?

    needless to say, simply breathless. That is one beautiful shot, the leaves, the white flowers, framing of the shot, the tone... I can't really critique- its beyond me ;)

    we bow before thy skill!

    it somewhat reminds of a shot of lesser quality i did a while back:
    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1860&highlight=nz weed

    thanks for contributing the photo and all prior comments and suggestions :)

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    i've come back after I snooped around to see the other photos you've posted today - you seriously need to get a website up for them dude!
     
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    Wow indeed! I had to keep looking to see if you really titled it your first post. I gotta say I love it.
     
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    lovely contrast and composition ... great detail in the flowers :D
     
  7. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Well, I guess it's not my first post, just my first photograph posted. The majority of the photo technology I'm using these days is about 10 to 20 years older than I am and it took me a while to get set up with a "digital darkroom".
     
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    Very nice shot. The contrast and lighting is surreal and keeps my attention for quite some time. Excellent shot :!: :p
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    In reality the leaves of the Hostas are a brighter green, possibly even slightly brighter than zone 5 (middle gray) and the flowers are white. I knew that I wanted the leaves to come out very dark so I used the #25 red filter to cause the bright green to underexpose. I took a comparison shot without any filter, and although the lovely texture is still there it is no where near as dramatic.
     
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    I'm speechless. I'm so glad you joined the rest of the world and got a scanner.
     
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    Absolutely great!
    Normally B&W is not my bag but this is something else, however, I can't help but wonder what it would look like in color.
     
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    Yeah whatever! Why do we need to see the two small buds on the upper left hand side of the frame? I am playing the devil's advocate of course. Of all my years in the darkroom I never even came close to making a silver gel print. Beautiful job! I will play the devil's advocate again by asking how far will digital go? Certainly matching a gelatin silver print is farther down the road? Maybe if I had a 20,000 dollar Leaf system on my 4x5?
     

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