Casuarina Grove, Soft Focus

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Maris
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Casuarina Grove, Soft Focus

Postby Maris » 31 Mar 2019, 11:11

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Casuarina Grove, Soft Focus
Gelatin-silver photograph on Fomapan Variant 111 VC FB, image area 19.6cm X 24.7cm, from a Fomapan 200 negative exposed in a Tachihara 810HD 8x10 field view camera fitted with a 400mm f11 single meniscus lens.

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Re: Casuarina Grove, Soft Focus

Postby smbooth » 02 Apr 2019, 10:00

Really well done (but all your images are well done), like how you're draw into the back of the image to that highlight once your past the foreground trees.

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Re: Casuarina Grove, Soft Focus

Postby Maris » 02 Apr 2019, 13:28

Yes, smbooth, I knew you would spot the effect. It was done by combining maximum swing on the back of the camera with maximum opposite swing on the front. This created a plane of focus that receded diagonally from front left to rear right and grabbed those two key compositional elements.

But there is a mistake in there as well. The right hand edge of the frame does not show the broad "T" characteristic of the 8x10 frame, only a narrow "T'. The heavily twisted camera bellows nipped that edge of the image. I burned in a hard black edge there to hide the fuzzy vignetted edge so no one would notice.


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