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The film that was inside the camera that you just bought holds images of days gone by.
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Re: Found plates

Postby Julio1fer » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:20 pm

Great pictures and story. I am guessing a quite accomplished amateur but more likely a pro, from the subjects and composition.
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Postby PFMcFarland » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:49 pm

You just never know what you will find in a box of glass plates, Robert. And even though there is a lot of wasted space in the negative of the family in front of the white backdrop, the high resolution of a 5x7 negative means there will be minimum image quality loss when it is cropped and enlarged to a proper dimension.

I bought a box of smaller plates last year, but just haven't gotten around to digitizing them. Took me a while to find my light table, and then I just haven't given it much thought since then. But you've reminded me now that it needs to be done. Perhaps I'll tackle them while waiting for my three and a half month backlog of films are off to be developed.

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Re: Found plates

Postby jamesmck » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:59 am

What a treasure trove, Robert!
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Re: Found plates

Postby Santiago Montenegro » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:13 am

Yes, outstanding!
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Re: Found plates

Postby Brazile » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:28 pm

Thanks, all! PF, I look forward to seeing what you discover...

There will also be more here as I work my way through the boxes I picked up over the weekend.

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Re: Found plates

Postby Philip » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:43 pm

Wow. What great pictures, and what a treasure trove of them!
Thanks for posting them.
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Re: Found plates

Postby LarryD » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:31 am

This is cooler than me looking for old slides. Most I have to recover the color on but with plates there is no color to save.
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Re: Found plates

Postby Bennybee » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:40 pm

Yes, great pictures indeed. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Found plates

Postby Brazile » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:13 am

Thanks! I'm making my way through the boxes. Going away for the weekend, but should get back to it when I return. Mostly shots of New England houses so far, including some interesting interiors. Here's one of a location I was able to identify:

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FF-094, Parkman Bandstand by Robert Brazile, on Flickr

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Re: Found plates

Postby jamesmck » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:21 am

Your scans are fantastic!
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