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by alexgard
03 Nov 2019, 21:41
Forum: People
Topic: Couple, Studio Nude
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Couple, Studio Nude

A nice soft genuine portrait, Maris
by alexgard
15 Oct 2019, 07:03
Forum: Places
Topic: Fence Line, Wilpena Pound, Sunset.
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Fence Line, Wilpena Pound, Sunset.

I dig the glowing fenceline Maris and wish I had the same audacity to make interesting images out of subjects i often just let pass me by. You see light as well as scenes, I am still learning to spot light.
by alexgard
13 Oct 2019, 17:01
Forum: Places
Topic: Steppes
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Steppes

An unusual composition, I wanted to challenge myself with something a little more cluttered and with a tricker tonal range on the favored light of overcast days for wet plate.

5½ x 14 inch black glass ambrotype

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by alexgard
30 Sep 2019, 13:41
Forum: Places
Topic: more trees
Replies: 2
Views: 89

more trees

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by alexgard
25 Sep 2019, 15:49
Forum: Places
Topic: Baron Plains Rd
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Baron Plains Rd

Thanks Maris. Until these last two plates, the one ambrotype I sent you was my brightest. Now I think i've figured out the technique to get iptimal brightness and the amazing silver finish. Of course the polished silver appearance is lost once varnished but the image is still incredibly bright. I wi...
by alexgard
25 Sep 2019, 08:58
Forum: Places
Topic: Baron Plains Rd
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Baron Plains Rd

heres a video showing the finish after burnishing and before varnish

https://youtu.be/JceiJUNcVjg
by alexgard
25 Sep 2019, 08:51
Forum: Places
Topic: Baron Plains Rd
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Baron Plains Rd

So since getting my stock of black glass I've really fallen in love with this whole thing again. I've started burnishing them, which when theyre exposed and developed properly will bring all the highlights to a brilliant distinct silver finish Of course this wont show up on the scan so you'll have t...
by alexgard
05 Sep 2019, 19:22
Forum: Places
Topic: Spaghetti Tree
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Spaghetti Tree

the scan is pretty rough, the plate looks much better in the flesh

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by alexgard
05 Sep 2019, 07:58
Forum: Places
Topic: Spaghetti Tree
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Spaghetti Tree

5.5 x 14 inch black glass ambrotype


one of the brightest plates ive made


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by alexgard
08 Jul 2019, 21:47
Forum: Places
Topic: My Mother's Parlor
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: My Mother's Parlor

This is quite a haunting, personal and mysterious image Maris and I'm resisting the urge to ask questions which may be too personal about it.

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