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    I thought about posting some images in the gallery...

    I printed like 6 different images yesterday...
    I was going to post a few in the critique gallery but I hate when people post like 5+ images in the gallery so I thought Id just make a thread and see what people think of them... I spent some time printing some negatives Ive been trying to get around to doing some print of these negatives.

    They are all van dyke prints on Cranes Platinotype coated using my newly acquired 2" richeson 9010 brush ("magic brush")

    would love to hear what peoples are on all/any of them.

    http://scootermagruder.com/temp/7x17...schoolside.jpg
    http://scootermagruder.com/temp/7x17...sSTparking.jpg
    http://scootermagruder.com/temp/7x17...toriumside.jpg
    http://scootermagruder.com/temp/7x17...millsiding.jpg
    http://scootermagruder.com/temp/7x17east6thstreet.jpg

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    Matt, Thanks for posting these. For some reason which I cannot explain, I like the last one (east6thstreet) the best. The first one (peytonschoolside) is also appealing. It is nice to see your 7x17 in a size that allows some of the details to shine. The 650 pixel limit must be especially confining in this format. Thanks again...

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    I like the first 3 but I think congress street could have used a tiny bit more contrast. I dont know if you can control contrast with VDB, but I think it has the makings of a great shot.

    Payton school side is the kind of obvious picture I think we should all strive to get away from. Yes it is very nice, perfectly printed, but derivative. I mean no offense and I hope you dont take it that way.

    In any case, you are developing a great eye for the 7x17, congratulations!

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    I really appreciate the last two. I would sure love to see them in the flesh, I am sure that the scans can't begin to do them justice.

    I think the last one is so interesting because it juxtaposes the linear format with a diagonal line and that just creates something interesting.

    By the way, what kind of scanner are you using? Seems that must be an investment in and of itself, with negs this large.

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    The modern car in the last image really stood out to me as it's the first non-static/modern object I've seen in your work in a while. Not a bad thing at all, just a little bit of a shock to see it in there.

    Also, church auditorium side doesn't work that well for me for some reason. It may be the lighter tones in comparison to the other images make it feel washed out when it really isn't. The composition of it works for me though.

    Well, you know what I'm going to say: these are all so bad that you shouldn't even pollute your trash can with them so you should just send them to me
    Let's see what I've got in the magic trash can for Mateo!

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    Well done, indeed. Good use of the format and I especially like 1,3,and 4. As you know, Matt, I just bought a 7x17 this weekend and I am getting acquainted with the panoramic format. It's a very different ball game format-wise from my 8x10 but I really like it. Looking forward to actually shooting with it.

    Can you point me to a well documented procedure for the Van Dyke process?
    And, can you tell us a bit more about the lens/film/processing you've opted for?

    Congrats.

    PS... what's the deal with your "magic" brush anyway

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    Like them all but 1 and 2 the best. I just posted a 717 vertical in Les's thread. Go have a look and tell me what you think. Excellent use of the format these! Bravo!
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    I like the graphic nature of the images but agree that the images could use some contrast. My favorite was #3
    Stop trying to get into my mind, There is nothing there!

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    Thanks for sharing these Matt...like them all, but #2 http://scootermagruder.com/temp/7x1...ssSTparking.jpg is my favorite. Very abstract, would like to see it right after a rain and the sun just starts coming out...now talk about some contrast.
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    The church auditorium side is my favorite, especially the right half of the photo. With some more contrast, the congress street parking one would be a close second. I always enjoy seeing your van dykes. It seems well suited to your choice of subject. Thanks for sharing these.

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