Wet plate does snowbarding!

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  1. Sim2

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    Hi there,

    Most probabbly has been linked before, so apologies, but I stumbled on an entry in the Profoto blog about a photographer called Ian Ruhter who shot snowboarders using wet plate collodion - on location, up a mountain and with action.

    Interesting read, especially about the amount of flash units they used for the shoots! Pity there wasn't more about the process or how he got the darkroom up the mountain etc but getting a commercial shoot with an "alt" process is awesome.

    Ooops, heres the link:


    http://www.profoto.com/blog/sports-photography/old-technique-new-style/
     
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  2. Dan Quan

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    Well I hadn't seen it, so I sure am glad you posted it. I freakin love it.
     
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    Inspiring! If I ever grumble about bringing out the MF I am going to have to remember Ruhter for some motivation (size....shymize)....then grab that MF! Thanks for the link Sim
     
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    Dang, that would be enough flash to over power the sun!


    Kent in SD
     
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    Is "snowbarding" a marriage of snowboarding and bombarding? That must be one helluva ride!! :D
     
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    ^^^ I saw that... and it's excellent in every respect!!
     
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    Wow, this is truly awesome.

    That first photograph of the "stall" has completely changed my conception of what is possible with wet plate. Absolutely awesome!
     
  9. David A. Goldfarb

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    Excellent to see wetplate used in this way!
     
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    Serious art!
     
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    Love these!!
     
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    that is immense! good grief-the guy must have had 12 sherpa's!!
     
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    I'm very impressed, what's next, scuba diving ? :smile: