Well, this is my best shot so far. Was on my way home from some night photography with my cousins and did it when waiting for the bus.
Nikon F4, Fujicolor C200 at rated speed, 30 second shutter time, 50mm 1:1.8 AI-S Nikkor. Straight scan of print into Microsoft Paint.
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It looks like a potential winner for this MSA! It's a great image, worthy of Fox Talbot IMHO.
But seriously, I think it's a great image. Make a nice Gum print or Bromoil print with this negative and it would be a perfect Pictorialism style image.
(I'm into carbon printing right now)
BTW: it is nice to see you actually made a shot with a camera we discussed about. I'm still in the thinking-and-collecting-materials-stage. But this image is a good inspiration for me to put some real effort into this project.
BTW2: paper negatives are real fun to do, isn't it?
Bert from Holland
Originally Posted by NedL
This is something different for me, but when I saw this negative I decided it was worth making a print. Some time ago Bert and I chatted about building a fixed focus camera. I built a 5x7 prototype that I wasn't happy with, and I had this 1914 lens reserved for 8x10. This weekend I finally made the bigger camera and this picture was the first. I went to this place I'd been eyeing for MSA and was supposed to remove the front lens element before making the exposure, but I forgot, so it was focused at about 3 or 4 feet! But honestly I think I like this result better than the photo I was trying to make. It is a contact print from a paper negative.
* "So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it. Thank you." (the original Willy Wonka: Gene Wilder, 1971)
* My favorite cameras: Leica SL, Leica M7, Russian FKD 18x24, Bronica SQ-B and RF645, Rolleiflex T2, Nikon F4s, Agfa Clack and my pinhole cameras
Anyway, I've shot one for this assignment and (I think) developed it. Should make its way through the scan queue this week...
In America, many "transportation" areas are now off limits to cameras, in the subway systems sometimes I get in trouble for aiming my camera at the TUNNEL area because I might "gleam some way of doing harm" with my photo that could get into the hands of terrorists or some such nonsense...
~Stone | "...of course, that's just my opinion. I could be wrong."~Dennis Miller