20X24 nutcases made a video of their work

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  1. CatLABS

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    This was posted in LFF, but should also be seen here (because its effin amazing!):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwI5By945R0

    Or
    [video=youtube;fwI5By945R0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwI5By945R0[/video]
     
  2. Robert Hall

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    Ties off with a rope... rookie. :smile:
     
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    :smile: great video !
     
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  4. Thomas Bertilsson

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    Fantastic. Those are hard working photographers.
     
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    OK, so let's say I admire everything about their dedication and process, but watching these two fat asses drag their gear up those switchbacks for well over 2 minutes of this video reminds me I have much more interesting paint drying.
     
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    hehe, yeah that first two minutes was killer
     
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    how's that saying go:

    "It's not about the destination, it's about the journey" :wink:

    not sure if I'd want to tote those big cameras around myself. A 5x7 Deardorff and a few lenses & holders can poop me out after 10-15 miles!
     
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    very cool! that hike down must have sucked in the dark!
     
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    I think that's amazing! Makes my 8x10 look like a toy....my 14 year old daughter thinks they're crazy but did volunteer to help me carry a 20x24 if I buy one :smile:
     
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    Way cool. Thanks for posting.
     
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    It is pretty amazing, but I'd rather have seen more of the setup process and less of the hike. Also, all that effort and the result was one very expensively underexposed negative? Ouch!

    -NT
     
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    Can't see it yet till I get a better computer
     
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    Its a night time/long exposure, how can you tell its underexposed? The end result is phenomenal, in any scale or standard.
     
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    Oops, my French failed and I parsed "surexposee" as meaning under- rather than over-. And if you take a look at the photo as shown at about 6:10 (when the caption says "mais surexposee!!") you can see that the fireworks blew out in the center. The two 11x14 chromes look good, but as I interpret the video, it seems like Aziz the 20x24 shooter came home without a keeper.

    -NT
     
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    I agree.

    I would have been much more frustrated about the slight movement. The exposure was quite subjective. There is no perfect exposure for such shots. You choose between the overall image or you aim for perfect fireworks and everything else is underexposed to a point where the whole image is bad.
     
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    Man, I wonder how a negative that big would translate in... le gasp... megapixels.
     
  18. Michel Hardy-Vallée

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    The first lesson is: PACK MULE!

    That descent in the dark just scared me, though.
     
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    I might be alone on this, but I don't really get the point. It seems to me when people use anything bigger than 5x7 or maybe 8x10 it becomes all about trying to manage impossibly gigantic equipment and the photography itself goes pretty much out the window. It always seems like there's just too much else involved to spend any time or energy thinking about the art.
     
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    Photography is art?
     
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    Isn't all the fun about getting there, the Journey?
    Besides, the big PITA isn't the format but the photo spot itself, IMO.

    I know I'd have tremendous fun shooting 20x24... But I wouldn't go into mountains and remote places. Medium format would be the MAX size for such remote places...
     
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    Oh, I thought you said you had a PRINT drying...

    As I watched them hike, I wondered how they divided the load, one guy with the tripod lenses and film holders, the other with the camera body and frying pan.

    Then they get to the viewpoint and ... wait... there's two of them!

    *I guess they really aren't as good friends as I imagined on the outset of the video... True friends would have brought one camera and shared it.

    *This is a facetious remark, friendship goes in phases where you start out having to carry two cameras, you get close enough that you can share stuff, then you get to a point where you can't stand each other anymore and have to carry two again. - Maybe they're really at that latter stage
     
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    Please tell me you are joking. Of course it is
     
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    Good gawd! Real photography, from back in the day when cameras were cameras, men were men, and sheep were scared...

    :eek:

    Ken
     
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    Kenro Izu has been moving around a 20x14 inch camera to some pretty inhospitable places around the world. I think he might use pack animals to help he though :smile: Someone should really do a documentary on him!

    http://www.kenroizu.com/

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    At 4kdpi around 7300 megapixels. Hats off to shooting such a large format. True dedication.