Ground glass image

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Ray Heath
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Ground glass image

Postby Ray Heath » 24 Oct 2012, 07:35

A digital image captured through the ground glass (scourered acrylic sheet) of my homemade simple lens sliding box 8x10 camera.

Image was desaturated, cleaned up and slightly sharpened in Photoshop.
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Frank Meadow Sutcliffe's photographs are "a bridge that spans the widening gulf of time" (Michael Hiley 1979, 5).

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char.pinschof
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Re: Ground glass image

Postby char.pinschof » 14 Feb 2017, 13:36

Photoshop is really powerful, I used that before on my previous work as graphic designer. I do lot of image editing in that cool tool.

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Maris
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Re: Ground glass image

Postby Maris » 15 Feb 2017, 10:09

Good one Ray! "Image was desaturated, cleaned up and slightly sharpened in Photoshop." but, I've got to chuckle, also turned upside down. It took me quite a while to tumble to the trick. :D

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Re: Ground glass image

Postby c.mondalmi » 23 Jun 2017, 09:13

Wonderful tricks to get an awesome shot like that. Additional tips for taking pictures for my photography portfolio.

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Re: Ground glass image

Postby Walter Glover » 23 Jun 2017, 09:59

How did I miss this gem previously? I really miss your submissions Ray.
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Ray Heath
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Re: Ground glass image

Postby Ray Heath » 23 Jun 2017, 15:07

Thanks for the kind words C. and Walter.

Perhaps I should start posting again Walter.
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Frank Meadow Sutcliffe's photographs are "a bridge that spans the widening gulf of time" (Michael Hiley 1979, 5).

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Re: Ground glass image

Postby Walter Glover » 23 Jun 2017, 21:33

But, of course Ray. Celebrate your vision and the fact that you can shoot LF. After the theft of my kit that is an avenue of production no longer available to me at present.
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Re: Ground glass image

Postby Ray Heath » 30 Jun 2017, 21:31

Hey guys I've finally gotten back to this project of digital capture of the ground glass. Attached is a shot to test the validity of the concept which has lead me to constructing a new back for my camera on which to mount the digital camera. I'll post more images as I finish the build and test it out.

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Frank Meadow Sutcliffe's photographs are "a bridge that spans the widening gulf of time" (Michael Hiley 1979, 5).

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Re: Ground glass image

Postby Barry Kirsten » 01 Jul 2017, 07:00

Hi Ray, quite a nice idea and results are interesting. But instead of photographing the ground glass image, have you considered removing the gg and focusing on the aerial image? This would preserve the imaging characteristics of the lens without introducing the 'artefacts' of the ground glass.

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Re: Ground glass image

Postby Ray Heath » 01 Jul 2017, 10:14

Thanks Barry, I had considered what you propose, but unfortunately I know too little about optics to work out how one could achieve that.
I quite like the grainy artifacts. In fact I mostly shoot FB paper negs and then oil them before contact printing so that the grain shows in the final print.
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Frank Meadow Sutcliffe's photographs are "a bridge that spans the widening gulf of time" (Michael Hiley 1979, 5).


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