View Full Version : The 'shoot-the-baby' challenge
07-21-2011, 01:05 AM
Von, that photo definitely stirs up some feelings. I have a 6 week old daughter who weighs around 10lb, maybe more. She looks alot different to your 3. I hope the continue to be happy and healthy fellows.
07-21-2011, 12:49 PM
Vaughn -- Third generation first (given) name. Where it came from before then is not known by me. (that side of the family arrived in the Americas in the later 1600's from England)
Do you have a maiden name too? :p
07-21-2011, 04:55 PM
Do you have a maiden name too? :p
Oh get sirius...:D
07-21-2011, 05:12 PM
I just checked in again...
Shoot some pushed tri-x or that Delta 3200.
.... else all else fails this is definitely a job for the D700 and the 105 1.8 set wide open. (sorry... )
07-21-2011, 08:03 PM
Portra 800 120 is what I used.
07-22-2011, 09:45 AM
A two pound baby sounds so soft, sensitive, cute and gentle. I suggest that you try less amount of lighting and if possible avoid flashes.
07-22-2011, 06:36 PM
A two pound baby sounds so soft, sensitive, cute and gentle...
May sound that way, but that is far from the reality of the situation. Think more mis-shapened, off-color, fragile, and helpless.
08-22-2011, 06:48 PM
Time for an update!
Charlotte is doing well, but she's still in the hospital until she can put some weight on. Fingers crossed home soon.
I'm starting to approach an acceptable result. The winning strategy so far is the Rollei with a close focus diopter, enlarged onto ilford ortho plus, contact printed back onto ortho and finally Pd printed.
The biggest hiccup was when Charlotte needed a chest and abdomen x-ray. The incubators have a cleverly designed film holder built into the base which allows the hospital staff to roll in a portable x-ray machine and shoot straight through her cot. They roll in metal screens to protect the other babies and ask the parents to leave the room whilst a lead-clad operator does the business. When I left, I forgot my Rollei which was under my chair next to the incubator. When I processed it I found the numbers and circles from the paper backing were burnt into the film...
I'll post a picture of my favourite print shortly.
08-22-2011, 11:21 PM
Good to hear that Charlotte is doing well!
All too soon you'll be thinking of asking the NICU to take Charlotte back for a few days so that you can catch up on some sleep!
I am thrilled to hear of Charlotte's progress! Thoughs, prayers and well wishes to your family for continued progress!
08-23-2011, 02:09 AM
I shot my new niece a few weeks ago with Rolleiflex/Rolleinar - works brilliantly!
08-23-2011, 12:36 PM
The biggest hiccup was when Charlotte needed a chest and abdomen x-ray. The incubators have a cleverly designed film holder built into the base which allows the hospital staff to roll in a portable x-ray machine and shoot straight through her cot.
Any chance of getting hold of the x-rays ?
Could perhaps do some interesting prints from them...(Just thinking out load).
08-23-2011, 01:35 PM
When I had MRIs done, the hospital would not give me the Xray film output to keep. I did need to get them to a specialist though for a short notice appointment and they let me transport them. I never returned them after my appointment was over. Some pretty cool abstractions result from this sort of imagery.
To the OP: I have some xray dupe film that lets you make bigger negatives from smaller negatives and could send you some if you need (If you're in the US for the sake of economical shipping). Develops in anything: xtol, dektol, etc...