Thursday, January 03, 2013

Manual or Automatic?

Flower001a Typecast098 Clock001a Typecast099 Polaroid001a Typecast100  
The blurriness of the images along the corners and edges, which is part of their appeal, comes from using a binocular lens improvised as a camera lens, of a focal length of 150mm, stopped down to a 20mm aperture. This is another thing I love about working with the Speed Graphic, it makes using improvised optics relatively easy. In person, these photos are little 4"x5", stiff fiber paper prints, slightly curled from the manner in which they dry, with a pleasing tone and good sharpness.


Blogger shordzi said...

Thank you very much for this post. Makes me remember my own experiments with a Kiew middle format camera. You remember every photo you take.

10:55 PM  
Blogger Sam Feller said...

Absolutely loving the photos, they're gorgeous.

Fun fact: black and white photos exposed in silver nitride have a longer archival life, because there are actual particles of silver. Full color dyes, on the other hand, are less chemically stable and tend to fade.

12:33 PM  

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