Lookit what I got for my birthday!

Discussion in 'User Created Art' started by Turambar, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. Beldaran

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    That's awesome tur!! Hope it's possible to see the result :D.
     
  2. S.J. Faerlind

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    Wow, it's great that you found the film that easily :)
     
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    Awesome thingy Tur! And happy belated bDay =)
     
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    Thanks :)
     
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    Hey, let's have something fun.

    Why don't we all do teasers? Just, you know, two or three lines?
     
  6. Beldaran

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    What d'you mean by that tur :)?
     
  7. Turambar

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    Bah. Wrong thread. Not the photography house, I need the scribe's section :(


    *fail*
     
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    hehehehe tur! :p well i want to see that teaser in the scribe's thread!!!!
     
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    What a Epic thing !!!
     
  10. Turambar

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    Well, I promised to update you guys once I had the film done.

    Well, I had it done. The bad news is - the bellow is leaking light, as it seems. All pictures but one have absolute ghosting from an external light source, with the possible exception of one pic.

    Beyond that, I must say taking pictures is just about the HARDEST thing (in photography) I've EVER done. The manual (it came with an original manual!) is rather vague about what lighting to use with what situation. And there's no real telling what will happen with modern film. The viewer is a 90 degree mirror and a small lens which gives you an idea what you're shooting, whilst holding the camera against your torso (for stability). But anyway.

    The good news is that the pictures are... ancient. They came from the printers just today, I swear. But they could've been taken 100 years ago! Take a look.

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    This one is probably just the best. I had it printed by the pros, this is a mere scan. It's a magnolia tree, shot straight up.



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    I like this one. The damage seems to indicate this picture has spent the last 100 years in some forgotten place :)


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    This one's just across the street. I think it's the first one I took, it's a bit conservative in the exposure department, but, again, it speaks of ages past.



    Anyway. I think this camera is due retirement. I had fun with it, now it's resting under a glass bell jar :)
     
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    Those are awesome photos Tur. What a great birthday present! It must have been a lot of work to take the pics with that camera too but I think it was totally worth it. The sense of age from those photos is amazing. Are you going to frame them and hang them up?

    I'd love to see more castle-like buildings shot with that camera... :)
     
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    I loved the second image the best actually. It had so much character, and such a mysterious vibe to it that only an air of "historicity" could possibly lend it. :)
     
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    Wow very nice mate and in good condition.
     
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    As I recall in a previous post on this thread, I thought that the bellows will probably be compromised in some way... save heart though, it is fixable! A friend of mine who was a professional portrait photographer had bought an antique camera similar to yours, the entire original setup too with the four leg 'tripod' that it sat on... while the bellows looked in good shape on the outside it had several pinhole light leaks. He only got it as a cool prop to decorate the lobby of his studio so he wasn't all that disappointed. I told him to give it to me for the weekend and see if I could get it up and working.
    If your able to remove the bellows compartment from the body of the camera, just take it to a very dark closet and put a flashlight under it... I found the light leaks and from the inside I used a rubber epoxy to seal them. He actually used it to take old fashion photographs and hand developed, and hand tinted them... they looked like the real thing because they were the real thing.

    Btw, cool pictures just the same!
    They look like lost photographs from another era with a story to tell.
     
  15. Turambar

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    I never excluded the possibility of a leaky bellow ;)

    I'll look into it all the same, who knows, I can fix it ^^
     
  16. Beldaran

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    i love them!!!!! and gotta love the typical dutch building :D.