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Dry plate.

Post by alexvaras » Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:09 pm

Hi all,

I got 12 soviet dry plates, this is the third attempt, the image at the glass is pretty faint but after I scanned I was surprised and this came out:

Plaubel Makina II with wide Orhar 73mm f/6.8.
Rated as ISO 1, F/12, 1 second.
Develop D76 1+1, 4 min at 20 degrees.

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Kotelnicheskaya Embankment.

There is some degradation in the sides and something like light leaks but I'm not sure if they come from my holder/camera, the cut glass holder fits really well to the back and the light traps are excellent. My guess this plates were not stored as they should but I liked the outcome.
I wonder if I can do some portraits with the 8 left I have :)

Thank you for looking,
Alex

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Re: Dry plate.

Post by PFMcFarland » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:44 pm

I think I see huge reverse letters in the sky! Yeah, storage issues for sure. But the "vintage" look is certainly evident.

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Post by alexvaras » Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:17 pm

Another one, this a portrait, I need to remember opening one stop more at least. Same lens as before. 1 second, f/6.8.

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Mr Tim.

Thank you for looking,
Alex

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Re: Dry plate.

Post by alexvaras » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:54 pm

Another two, this time is from the new 9x12 batch which results pretty good.

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Lilium candidum #1.

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Ms Doll.

Both with Bergueil and Heliar 15cm.

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Alex

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Post by titrisol » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:38 pm

THe doll is a wonderful image... so trippy!
This dry plates are hit or miss, but you got a few good images out of them
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Re: Dry plate.

Post by alexvaras » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:44 am

Already shot half box of this soviet dry plate from 1989.
This one has some artifacts, these dry plates are always unknown the outcome. Shot with Bergheil 9x12 and Heliar.

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Ruslan.

This other went pretty well, first time at my home made balcony studio:)
Shot with Tachihara 4x5 and 9x12 Linhof holder, also Heliar.
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Lena.

Thank you for looking,
Alex

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Re: Dry plate.

Post by PFMcFarland » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:23 am

I'll have to pick up a box of dry plates if I ever get the plumbing fixed in here. You are an inspiration for us all, Alex.

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Re: Dry plate.

Post by Julio1fer » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:29 am

I am looking with awe at this LF and plate work.

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Re: Dry plate.

Post by alexvaras » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:01 am

Thank you, Phil and Julio. :)

Two more, this time the ladies skin aged too much due the tanned skin I guess...
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Ms Alejandra.

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Sveta.

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Re: Dry plate.

Post by PFMcFarland » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:36 pm

A green filter will help with skin tones, Alex.

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