Chamonix 045N-2

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Chamonix 045N-2

Post by drmoss_ca » Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:26 am

I've finally gone for the hard stuff. A large format view camera, which folds flat and weighs 3lb. With that, a lens on a lens board, a cable release, a tripod, a darkcloth, a loupe for focusing, some film holders and my spotmeter, I'll be able to travel light, won't I?

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The first negatives are in the Rodinal at the moment. More news at ten.

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Post by Araner » Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:32 pm

Ansel Adams would be proud of you!

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Re: Chamonix 045N-2

Post by drmoss_ca » Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:19 pm

Ansel Adams would be disgusted if he saw me in the darkroom, never mind what I'm like on the piano! But next to the Shelves of Shame, I can hold my own:

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Post by CMur12 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:36 pm

Now you've gone hard core. I'm impressed.

Fitting environmental self-portrait for starters.

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Post by brothers » Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:27 pm

Admittedly I know little technically, but I do know you've got something special there and I think in your hands, the remark about Ansel Adams isn't too far from accurate.
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Post by Squire » Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:14 pm

Very convincing there maestro. If you want to get really hardcore about it I hear Ansell's former assistant is looking for a job.
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Re: Chamonix 045N-2

Post by drmoss_ca » Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:44 am

210mm/f5.6, FP4+, HC-110 (Dil.G), X1 scan:

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Post by rsp1202 » Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:25 pm

I think those shelves are ready for their close-up, Mr. DeMille.
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Post by drmoss_ca » Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:19 pm

I managed to figure out how to cram the view camera, lenses, film holders, tripod, dark cloth, loupe, spotmeter, cable release and sanity pills into my Crumpler Sinking Barge and marched out. "I might be some time" I said to the cats, who shrugged their shoulders and serenely continued evincing supreme unconcern. On the other side of the village is an old wharf where schooners were once built, but the only thing launched there now is the odd kayak in the summer. It's mostly used for picnics and the important business of keeping mosquitos and blackflies well fed. It was -10ºC and the wind was gusting around 70km/hr, so it was all rather bracing.

Across the French River:
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Trevor's Place:
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Both using the Rodenstock Apo-Sironar N 210mm/f5.6 @f16, FP4+, HC-110 (Dil.G) for one hour, and Hasselblad X1 scans.

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Post by Squire » Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:25 pm

Chris that level of detail is astounding. The wood grain and roof shingle textures are extraordinary.
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Post by drmoss_ca » Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:40 am

Bayhead, Nova Scotia.
-11ºC, Chamonix 045N-2, Schneider Kreuznach 127mm/f4.7 @f11, 1/60, Ilford FP4+ @125, Diafine, Hasselblad X1 scan:

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Post by EL Alamein » Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:06 pm

drmoss_ca wrote:Ansel Adams would be disgusted if he saw me in the darkroom, never mind what I'm like on the piano! But next to the Shelves of Shame, I can hold my own:

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I periodically look in on this thread because I find it fascinating. It's a fantastic display of talent (one I wish I had). Love this picture.

Keep'em coming.

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Post by jww » Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:55 am

And my wife thinks I have too much shave gear.
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Post by CMur12 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:26 pm

We've seen the "Wall of Shame." I would like to see where all that photographic equipment is stashed!

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Post by EL Alamein » Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:34 pm

By the way does anyone else notice Sean Connery posed for that picture? :)

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Post by jww » Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:56 am

EL Alamein wrote:By the way does anyone else notice Sean Connery posed for that picture? :)

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Whose son is Dan Fogelberg! :wink:
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Post by drmoss_ca » Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:37 pm

Naturally, she hates it. And why not? (Best not answer rhetorical questions...)

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Post by EL Alamein » Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:48 pm

That looks like the definition of a sincere smile to me. :) It seems you have captured genuineness.

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Re: Chamonix 045N-2

Post by drmoss_ca » Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:47 am

Chamonix 045N-2, Rodenstock Apo-Sironar N 210mm/f5.6, Ilford Hp5+, Rodinal stand, Hasselblad X1 scan:

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Re: Chamonix 045N-2

Post by EL Alamein » Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:13 pm

drmoss_ca wrote:Chamonix 045N-2, Rodenstock Apo-Sironar N 210mm/f5.6, Ilford Hp5+, Rodinal stand, Hasselblad X1 scan:

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Chris
Love this shot. As a side the Coates depicted in this is nostalgic to me.

Very well done. Which Creed scent is that?

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