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    Posted: 01 May 2010 at 19:36
Hey fellow wet heads.
I had a fabulous day getting my hands black once again.
After 9 months hiatus, I don't know how I stayed away so long...
I made a dozen plates with lots of nice ones.
i'll share later but now it's time to celebrate the day at my favorite watering hole!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 May 2010 at 20:23
Ah, good times today! Thirteen plates with a 100% success rate. That makes me happy. Not much variety in the images, we basically worked with the same pose but I shot ruby and clear ambros, black and brown tintypes. A fun mix of types. Those chocolate brown plates are terrific!
 
EDIT: here's one from today, a quarter-plate ruby ambrotype mounted in original case.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 May 2010 at 21:47
I went with a skull theme. First two are a bear skull and a tulip. The other one is a wet plate I made from an MRI of my skull. Perhaps the first MRI-o-type? All are 8x10 on aluminum. I shot the bear with an Eidoscope. My daughter Sarah made a few plates of her boyfriend. Will post those later...






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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 May 2010 at 22:09
love the MRI, Kerik -- very creative! 

superb presentation, Rene!  you should start doing some forgeries! 

Nick, Self Portrait as a Drowned Man => awesome plate!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 May 2010 at 22:57
Here's my contribution to the tribute to Archer's brilliance. 





Good to know we all are shooting together today.

Maybe we can also have a Joseph Petzval day!   
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 May 2010 at 02:58

Nice,very nice, Ed.  The second one, in particular , is so clean and sharp about the face. Did you use something to stabilize her head?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 May 2010 at 09:40
Thanks DavidJohn.  I am particularly fond of that plate.  I used a small plastic pill bottle to brace her head against the wall.  It was a 14 second exposure taken with a dallmeyer 3b.  Thanks again.  Ed
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 May 2010 at 10:58
Some very nice work posted!  I spent the better part of the day in my studio making plates and chatting with some other artists.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 May 2010 at 11:10
This is my second submission, a sixth-plate clear glass ambrotype. I only shot small formats in keeping with what was most common in the 1860s.
 
 
Ever since I got into this hobby I've been striving for maximum technical perfection, but of course it's very hard to achieve. This may well be the best I've ever done in that regard, I can't quite believe I nailed it so well! i also did very light tinting on her cheeks before varnishing. 
 
Dallmeyer 2B wide open, 3 second exposure in my enclosed sun porch.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 May 2010 at 11:20
Originally posted by Life_in_sepia

Thanks DavidJohn.  I am particularly fond of that plate.  I used a small plastic pill bottle to brace her head against the wall.  It was a 14 second exposure taken with a dallmeyer 3b.  Thanks again.  Ed
 
one word : Fantastic !!
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 May 2010 at 12:47
Quite a few plates made at my house yesterday, though only three by me.  (Well, they were half-plates so maybe altogether I only made a plate and a half?)  My plate of choice:
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 May 2010 at 17:54
Had a great WWP Day yesterday. Had a whole bunch of people over to my studio. I made something on the order of 30 plates between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.when the light finally failed. I haven't scanned any yet, but you can some of what went on here, on my blog...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 May 2010 at 18:38
Nice seeing all the work from "our" day.  I shot a few 5x7 portraits early at the house, then headed over to Mark's to help others and socialize.  A grand day out.  Super strong UV, I was blowing out 2 sec exposures at 8 in the morning in shade!  13" Vitax.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 May 2010 at 21:18
Some amazing work here everyone!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 May 2010 at 00:28
The first of May was a bit wet in Juneau Alaska but shooting in the rain is sorta normal here and the Model A phaeton needed a bath too.  Here are two 1/2 plate CGAs.  The Darlot lens on second shot was wide open for about 8 seconds.  The first shot was stopped down to about f/16 and exposed for three minutes.    These are straight scans, no Photoshop whatsoever.

The poor old Ford looks like it is shivering, but it wasn't that cold ( about 42 degree F)  Besides, it sleeps in a warm garage every night except tomorrow we are going to the Yukon on a little road trip for a week.





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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 May 2010 at 08:33


A simple still life I knocked together quickly as May 1st approached 12 o'clock with my new lights. The bottle reads 'Lowe Brothers Botanical Brewers, Pontcanna Cardiff'


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