What do you think?

Discussion in 'Portraiture' started by EASmithV, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. EASmithV

    EASmithV Member

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    I've had this on my flickr for quite some time, and after getting a lot of positive feedback, I wanted to see what you folks thought.
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    Camera: "Fluffy" 8x10 camera
    Lens: Fujinon 300mm f5.6
    Aperture: F5.6
    Speed: 1 second
    Film: Arista Halftone film (litho)
     
  2. Toffle

    Toffle Member

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    I think there's a lens Jim Galli doesn't have. :D

    It's nice and sharp where it needs to be... and the softness outside the hyperfocal area really helps to emphasize the subject. Beyond that, I'll let the LF shooters give you a more detailed response.

    Cheers
     
  3. Kevin Caulfield

    Kevin Caulfield Subscriber

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    It has an absolutely amazing three-dimensionality about it. It's also fairly timeless, could be from twenty or thirty years ago. The out-of-focus patterns are interesting ( I refuse to use that b word). I hope it's all analog???
     
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    Oh yes, all analog. The actual contact print has a much better tonal range as you can imagine. BTW, this is also the first shot I ever took with an 8x10 camera. Like literally the first sheet I ever slid in.
     
  5. SuzanneR

    SuzanneR Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    It's a lovely portrait. I think the "flaws" work well for you here, makes for an emotional and mysterious portrait.
     
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    If that is your first shot on a 8x10, you'll going have more excellant pictures!

    Jeff
     
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    Congratulations on a great start with 8x10.
     
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    to be honest, I think this belongs in the galleries...

    Pay 25$ - support APUG, and get access to all the amazing images in the gallery, and the feedback, that follows..

    (sorry to be the odd man out, but I think we ought to support this site as much as we can..)
     
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    Good portrait even if a bit dark and contrasty on my crt. I'll tell you one thing I don't have, and that's an 8X10 camera I could call 'fluffy'! I've got hoary and beasty and fatty, but no fluffy.
     
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    A wonderfull start into LF, congrad's !

    Peter