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by Maris
22 Oct 2021, 16:34
Forum: The Camera
Topic: Fuji Instax Film on a 4x5 camera
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Re: Fuji Instax Film on a 4x5 camera

I'm surprised that Marcus is so unsure of his framing, focus, and exposure that he is using the Lomography Graflok 4X5 Instant Back as a proofing device. Outdoor settings in soft light are not that tricky. The future of this gadget, I predict, will be the production of final original works. The phot...
by Maris
21 Oct 2021, 12:54
Forum: Things
Topic: An Icon
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Re: An Icon

Excellent city lights Walter , beaut reflections in the water, but the bridge seen in very "steep perspective" (ultra wide angle lens?) is backed by one of the best sky wedges ever. From hot orange in the lower right corner to black in the upper left and every nuance of colour and tone in ...
by Maris
19 Oct 2021, 11:11
Forum: People
Topic: Giacometti Walking Man Morning Rush, Darling Haarbour
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Giacometti Walking Man Morning Rush, Darling Haarbour

Walter , a delightful splash of visual wit, and jolly clever to realise the possibility and be primed ready to capture the exact instant. And very bold too in exposing a large and expensive piece of colour film in the pursuit of a moment that could very well have escaped. The allusion to Giacometti...
by Maris
15 Oct 2021, 15:21
Forum: Places
Topic: Observatory Tower Indoor Wet-Edge Pool
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Observatory Tower Indoor Wet-Edge Pool

Perfect geometry with enough asymmetry to keep things visually entertaining. That semi-circular hand rail on the right is very chic. And the glimpses of the outside world through the windows must have involved some subtle exposure decisions. In the past when the company paid I'd stay in some fancy h...
by Maris
14 Oct 2021, 14:52
Forum: Things
Topic: Is The Schneider Super Angulon XL 47mm 1:5.6 Any Good?
Replies: 5
Views: 78

Re: Is The Schneider Super Angulon XL 47mm 1:5.6 Any Good?

Wow, but Walter you deserve some sympathy about using a SSA 47mm-XL. The darn thing has a 120 degree image angle which means 90% of the picture area is periphery. At least that happens to me when I try to shoot ultra-wide. Can't shoot landscape with the sun on your back; photographer's shadow in eve...
by Maris
10 Oct 2021, 12:57
Forum: Places
Topic: QANTAS Group Finance Flying Carpet
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Re: QANTAS Group Finance Flying Carpet

Well composed Walter ; perfect, as usual. Mick you are not wrong about the ceiling semicircle - it "makes" the room. I've photographed some unremarkable interiors and the problem of the blank ceilings talking up half the picture never away until someone told me to screw my Linhof Master Te...
by Maris
06 Oct 2021, 14:55
Forum: People
Topic: Twisted Nude
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Twisted Nude

Thank you Walter for your insights and experiences. I reckon a celebration of the nude that will never run dry is a celebration of real beauty for its own sake. I think of "What a piece of work is man... Hamlet, Act 2, scene II" and assert that if we cannot admire our common humanity at it...
by Maris
06 Oct 2021, 12:15
Forum: Places
Topic: Below cotter dam
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: Below cotter dam

John Power , that's a really well balanced composition with big trees holding up the right and left sides, dramatic diagonal branches in the middle, and water flow from far to near to unify things. Walter Glover's suggestion of "foot zoom" uncovers a powerful technique that may not occur ...
by Maris
02 Oct 2021, 13:04
Forum: People
Topic: Twisted Nude
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Twisted Nude

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50102329818_fe112bd46e_c.jpg Twisted Nude Gelatin-silver photograph on Ultrafine Silver Eagle photographic paper, image size 21.5cm X 16.3cm, from a 4x5 Kodak Tri-X negative exposed in Tachihara 45GF field view camera fitted with a Nikkor-W 135mm f 5.6 lens.
by Maris
30 Sep 2021, 12:32
Forum: Things
Topic: Composition in Iron, Panel, Shadow
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Composition in Iron, Panel, Shadow

If you think Iron, Panel, Shadow is a wildly asymmetrical, quirky, indulgent arrangement of forms take a look at John Power's Small Stumps of 26 Sept 2021. It's even more asymmetrical and wilder. And it offers more strange shapes to look at.

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