After our Mitzpah Hotel burger lunch Jim and I continued shooting at the Kelly Foundry with the same camera/lens combinations. There were quite a few shiny things that caught my attention earlier.
Since the 9" Struss Pictorial lens is at the long side of the spectrum for a 645 style medium frame camera, I opted for macro style images rather than room capturing images. I shot the image above and below at the same aperture, just shifted the focal point and angle.
Angle changed again for the image below, focal point shifted to the rear. Aperture about f/8
Next shots were wide open and I did change the processing of the print slightly.
Still wide open, different angle ... just couldn't get enough of these ...
Stopped down to about f7 and back to the original B&W conversion I used throughout this blog post
Wide open below and playing with the B&W conversion again. It is possible to select the amount of diffusion in the final image during post processing with fairly simple means. I intend to write about this with practical examples to demonstrate ... just need to figure out a demonstrative image for this exercise.
Yes, the image below is wide open, almost a 1:1 capture from a sensor perspective. The image however is 20"x32" @300dpi
I often try to keep the clutter to a minimum in my images and go for isolating a subject. This lens served me well in this aspect.
The next image is a composite and I used standard panoramic techniques to get there. The dimensions of the above images are pretty much all in the 20" x 28" to 20" x 32" range printed at 300dpi. The image below measures 40" x 55" at 300dpi and is as such significantly larger than the life size subject.
A simple feat to enlarge from 8"x10" film but slightly more work in digital to obtain a similar scale starting from a MF sensor. Nevertheless the workflow and tools used, I'm looking forward having the image above printed and framed on the wall.
Next installment I'll show more of what else catches my senses
Jim Galli 8"x10" and full plate images again can be seen on his website at: