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TheToadMen
12-12-2013, 04:03 PM
Excellent Cyanotype print with a lot of details and a nice contrast range.


78379Harley Davidson rider. 4x5" cambo neg, cyanotype at aquarel paper, 3 min. sunlight. New print, older shot.

StoneNYC
12-14-2013, 11:25 PM
IMPORTANT EDIT: When viewing the links, please right click on the image and then click "Original" to view the full size image, I want you to see the detail please!!

OK!!

So I was driving down the highway coming back from Boston after living there for a few weeks, I really didn't want to stop to take pictures in the freezing cold, It was about 1 AM when I saw this awesome sign, and I knew that I had to stop. It ended up taking me a whole hour just to find it or rather to find a spot that I could actually view it. On top of that I ended up getting pulled over by a police officer who was wondering why was driving in circles, However it was fortuitous because he informed me that the building that I was looking for was actually the old abandoned Polaroid factory, Something I never would have known had that not happened. Anyway it was very very cold, I'm guessing around 15 or so, And I'm really excited about the results, I wanted to include both the image of the building with the sign, as well as get the lights from the highway below it with all of the transportation going on hence the scene, what I didn't expect to see and I was very excited when I saw the negative, was that somehow through the long exposure, the sign itself was transparent and you could see the building behind, Something that I didn't actually see with my naked eye. I really spent my time with this image, it was not at all easy to see the groundglass with this image, the light that was illuminating the sign, was not all that bright, and the rest of the building was very faint, Somehow I was able to stay out there long enough to allow my eyes to adjust, and make sure the entire building was in focus, I'm very happy that it all was considering I could hardly even see at all.

I also had to learn how to use Flickr, Because these 3 image were meant to be seen BIG, the image itself is actually probably even more detailed than that, however this of course is a scanned image of a negative, and my scanner is fairly decent, But obviously not the kind that would be like a drum scan.

Without further ado (Assuming I did this link thing correctly) I give you "Smile"... TOYO45a, 150mm f5.6 Schneider Symmar-S, Cambo 6x12 back, Acros100, 2minutes-30seconds @f/22

Smile (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23208896@N04/11378060094/)

The next two are two exposures I took just after work, it was also cold, why is it I take so many pictures in the cold weather!!?? These are disgusting giant oil tanks, I thought this was fitting for the MSA since there would be little transpiration without them. If I have time there MAY be one more version of these near my home in CT that I've been meaning to shoot for about 3 years now, same scene, just sadly, over water... even worse.. ANYWAY I bracketed, first image was exposed for the tankers, I kind of thought that I could maybe crop one of the images, the one properly exposed or the tankers themselves, but it's just too dark for anything but the tanker, and I didn't want to crop it, if I had a longer lens at the time, I would have taken one much closer and the first exposure would probably have been correct, but alas my new 300mm lens didn't come till I got home, it's a beauty!! Anyway I decided to go wide for this, to show just how expansive these tanks were. From the experience I've had thus far with night photography, I metered the other two exposures at darker spots as these always seem to look better at night time. But I really just can't decide which I like best, so I'm submitting both, I THINK I like the brighter of the two, but they both have their own feel and power to them. I don't know what to call these except "fuel for the age of transportation 1 and 2"

TOYO45a, 90mm f/8 Schneider Super-Angulon, Cambo 6x12 back, Acros100, 50seconds @f/22

Fuel for the Age of Transportation 1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23208896@N04/11378129323/)

TOYO45a, 90mm f/8 Schneider Super-Angulon, Cambo 6x12 back, Acros100, 2minutes @f/22

Fuel for the Age of Transportation 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/23208896@N04/11378135573/)

I'll add the Polaroid one and one of the oil tanks to the actual gallery, but I'd prefer if you went off of these images since the gallery is TINY :)

Few!!

jcc
12-15-2013, 02:22 AM
First time posting on MSA. I read the rules, so hopefully I haven't broken any. Here goes!

78485

Nikon F3 with 50mm f/1.8 E (for Excellent!), using TMax 400, exposed for 1/20s @ f/22.

TheToadMen
12-15-2013, 03:09 AM
Hi JCC,
And a great first admission it it! I really like this shot. Could be a winner IMO.


First time posting on MSA. I read the rules, so hopefully I haven't broken any. Here goes!

78485

Nikon F3 with 50mm f/1.8 E (for Excellent!), using TMax 400, exposed for 1/20s @ f/22.

StoneNYC
12-15-2013, 03:15 AM
First time posting on MSA. I read the rules, so hopefully I haven't broken any. Here goes!

78485

Nikon F3 with 50mm f/1.8 E (for Excellent!), using TMax 400, exposed for 1/20s @ f/22.

Nice! Steady hand and great follow of subject! Nice :)

jcc
12-15-2013, 03:28 AM
Nice! Steady hand and great follow of subject! Nice :)

Thanks! Just don't ask to see my contact sheet. It took more than one try, to say the least!

jcc
12-15-2013, 03:30 AM
Hi JCC,
And a great first admission it it! I really like this shot. Good be a winner IMO.

Thank you!

sly
12-17-2013, 12:21 PM
Whoa! Some more great entries! A cyanotype from Bertus. He must know I've got a soft spot for alt prints. Stone has chipped in with some more images. My favorite of the 3 is the darker version of the panorama, great graphics. And last, but not least, a new entrant, JCC, with an awesome panned image of a bicyclist in motion.
I'm thrilled to have so many great entries. I hope there's more in the 2 weeks left before I have to make my choice and pass the baton on.....

TheFlyingCamera
12-17-2013, 12:27 PM
If we're doing transportation-related stuff, then I'll toss this in as well: it's the entrance to an abandoned subway station in Paris:

http://www.apug.org/gallery1/files/6/7/8/5/abandonedsubwayentrancepalaisjustice.jpg

sly
12-17-2013, 12:30 PM
Great! I saw that photo in the gallery, and wished it was in the MSA. Thanks Flying Camera!

TheToadMen
12-17-2013, 01:08 PM
If we're doing transportation-related stuff, then I'll toss this in as well: it's the entrance to an abandoned subway station in Paris:

http://www.apug.org/gallery1/files/6/7/8/5/abandonedsubwayentrancepalaisjustice.jpg

And a beauty it is!

Bert from Holland
http://thetoadmen.blogspot.nl

StoneNYC
12-17-2013, 04:06 PM
If we're doing transportation-related stuff, then I'll toss this in as well: it's the entrance to an abandoned subway station in Paris:

http://www.apug.org/gallery1/files/6/7/8/5/abandonedsubwayentrancepalaisjustice.jpg

Very cool! I kind of wish that the gate door was a little more burned in but it's really nice either way.

StoneNYC
12-20-2013, 11:24 PM
I feel like everything I shoot just doesn't have the impact I think it does lately... *sigh* anyway here's my latest submission.

Toyo45a, 150mm f/5.6 Schneider Symmar-S, Cambo 6x12 back, 1/30 @ f/16 Yellow filter

78821

NedL
12-20-2013, 11:36 PM
First time posting on MSA. I read the rules, so hopefully I haven't broken any. Here goes!

78485

Nikon F3 with 50mm f/1.8 E (for Excellent!), using TMax 400, exposed for 1/20s @ f/22.

Like this! E for excellent indeed!

NedL
12-20-2013, 11:41 PM
I feel like everything I shoot just doesn't have the impact I think it does lately...
Hey Stone, I liked smile a lot! I meant to say that here and got busy this week. Weird thing about that photo was I couldn't look at it and not see reddish color in the stripes of the flag.... strange how the mind works to fill things in.

NedL
12-20-2013, 11:44 PM
If we're doing transportation-related stuff, then I'll toss this in as well: it's the entrance to an abandoned subway station in Paris...

Flying camera don't take this the wrong way but to me that's a dark and almost frightening image, like gates to Hades or something! It also is so evocative of that time in Paris when there was a funny idea of what "modern" would turn out to be... and now it all looks heavy handed if you know what I mean.

StoneNYC
12-21-2013, 01:00 AM
Hey Stone, I liked smile a lot! I meant to say that here and got busy this week. Weird thing about that photo was I couldn't look at it and not see reddish color in the stripes of the flag.... strange how the mind works to fill things in.

Thanks Ned, I appreciate that :) I've been shooting nothing but LF images so switching formats has its impact on me as well, changes my style and way of going about finding the image I want, just takes some getting used to, I know I'll get there, just frustrating when you take over an hour to take a single frame, and it comes out looking like crap! I couldn't help the tree's in front of me for that Smile image, but had I had the 300mm I have now, I wonder how just the sign would have looked... oh well, not going back for that LOL. Be Well.

MattKing
12-21-2013, 01:53 AM
I think I'll call this one "Lipstick and Mascara"

VaryaV
12-22-2013, 10:52 AM
Hi Sly and everybody -

There is some fantastic stuff here!

I would love to try and get something together (first time for me). I have a fun little idea, but I'm going to have to dig a hole. I assume the MSX closes on the 31st (last day?) If so, I should be able to start shooting tomorrow.

Keep up the good work and Happy Holidays to you all!

sly
12-22-2013, 12:56 PM
Matt, great bike!
VaryaV - yes , it's open to the end of the year. As I don't expect to be spending New Year's Eve making my final choice, you could probably sneak an entry in on the morning of the first.
Stone, I like that you are thinking outside the box.