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    The Square Format

    Hi,

    I'm a big lover of the square format and would love to create a thread with all the great square work from the members here. No matter the medium - let the pictures do the talking!


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    Re: The Square Format


    lovely opener and nice follow ups
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    Re: The Square Format

    Good idea for a hopefully long living thread . Long live the square format .

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    Beautiful photos everyone. I was just sitting here, looking at them and missing the Rolleiflex Baby that I was stupid enough to sell some 10 years ago. Then I thought; haven't I heard something about the GH1 and square formats?

    Picked up the camera, found the first menu choice on the first menu, changed it, and voilà, the viewfinder as well as the LCD are square. Sometimes, electronics are just beautiful

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    Re: The Square Format

    Great idea William! Although I'm as happy to shoot rectangular as square, I've shot alot of square formats over the years, mostly a Mamiya TLR and more recently Hasselblad. And sometimes....I just crop to square if it suits me. Here's one from the Yukon (Dawson City) taken with my Hasselblad 501CM.


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    One more from the Hasselblad (553ELX and 50mm CFi Distagon). Velvia 100 converted to BW in PS3.


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    Re: The Square Format

    Quote Originally Posted by bensonga View Post
    Great idea William! Although I'm as happy to shoot rectangular as square, I've shot alot of square formats over the years, mostly a Mamiya TLR and more recently Hasselblad. And sometimes....I just crop to square if it suits me. Here's one from the Yukon (Dawson City) taken with my Hasselblad 501CM.

    Thanks Gary for your Yukon Saw Mill image . Love it .
    That would be an object for my "architecture to touch" project .
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    Re: The Square Format

    Here an experiment of a "double square" image . Shot on ILFORD DELTA 100



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    Quote Originally Posted by jotloob View Post
    Here an experiment of a "double square" image . Shot on ILFORD DELTA 100



    Very cool.

    Challenge for you: make it a quadruple image so that it's square again.

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    Also love square format. Rolleiflex 2.8F, Ektar 100.

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    Re: The Square Format

    HAF! this is cropped from 4x3 digital back (I also very much like square format)


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    Thanks for all the contributions so far - great work.
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    Re: The Square Format

    Here's one from my archives....mid-90s I think. Mamiya TLR with 80mm lens. Trees in a Cleveland, Ohio park. I've tried various prints from this negative, lightening the trees etc....never could decide which version I like best.


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    Re: The Square Format

    Quote Originally Posted by jotloob View Post
    Thanks Gary for your Yukon Saw Mill image . Love it .
    That would be an object for my "architecture to touch" project .
    Thanks Jurgen. Dawson City is a really neat place. Most of the streets are unpaved and have wooden sidewalks. Not as many tourists in Dawson as in the coastal Alaska and BC towns (where the cruise ships go). There are still quite a few older wooden buildings like this one standing. Interesting history in that area too (gold mining etc).

    By the way....I love the colors, textures and shapes in the image you posted above!

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    Quote Originally Posted by baudolino View Post
    HAF! this is cropped from 4x3 digital back (I also very much like square format)

    That is one handsome Weimy!!!

    Jasmine thinks he's cute.


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    Very good looking dogs! Here's my Cairn terrier, Bonnie.
    Taken with a Hasselblad 501CM.

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    Fantastic set of images...Square is my favorite format as well!
    Here is one of my most recent...shot on GF1 & cropped.


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    Re: The Square Format

    Love the square format, very good thread idea, keep them coming.
    Here's my contribution taken with Leica X1 and cropped.

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    Re: The Square Format

    Here's another one with a single Sb800 in a softbox which works surprisingly well when used close up.


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    Re: The Square Format

    Quote Originally Posted by emmawest72 View Post
    Here's another one with a single Sb800 in a softbox which works surprisingly well when used close up.


    Delightful portrait!


    I was fooling around in Photoshop last night, trying to make lemonade out of lemons. 500cm/Ektar/blended textures.


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    Re: The Square Format

    Really nice thread and great shots. This is from a Maymia C330 and I think the 80mm lens around 1980. Probably Plus x pan or something similar
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    One more from yesterday...



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    Some terrific images here. Your photos are stunning William, as always. I really like the winter scene of snow covered fields and trees Umesh. Reminds me alot of winters I knew while growing up in Minnesota.

    Here's one from last summer (I think). I was surprised to drive by this spot recently and find that it's not the same.....the Hovercrafts are gone. The foreground area has been filled in with gravel and is now a large storage area for Alaska railroad shipping containers....not as interesting to my eyes. Anchorage skyline in the background.

    Areas subject to development rarely remain unchanged for long up here.

    Taken with my Hasselblad 501CM....I can't remember which lens or film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bensonga View Post
    Here's one from my archives....mid-90s I think. Mamiya TLR with 80mm lens. Trees in a Cleveland, Ohio park. I've tried various prints from this negative, lightening the trees etc....never could decide which version I like best.

    http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/file...nd_trees-5.jpg
    I like this a lot, only thing I don't like is the little structure peeking between the trees in the background. It's similar to an aesthetic I'm working on in a project I'm doing at a local park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    I like this a lot, only thing I don't like is the little structure peeking between the trees in the background. It's similar to an aesthetic I'm working on in a project I'm doing at a local park.




    Thanks Godfrey. Funny how each of us views an image differently. That little structure never really caught my attention...it's the alignment of some of the smaller trees in the middle ground that I wish I could have changed. Almost wish I could have Photoshop'd them out (even I couldn't do that in good conscience).

    Sometimes, it's really hard to find that perfect position which makes everything look just right. In hindsight, I should have taken more images from multiple positions.

    Nothing like those trees here in Anchorage, so I often enjoy looking at this photograph. Reminds me not only of Cleveland, but of the Elm tree lined streets of Minneapolis, where I grew up.

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    In Fog


    Olympus E-5 + ZD 11-22/2.8-3.5

    enjoy!

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    Old pipes shot two years ago with a vintage HASSELBLAD 1600F + EKTAR 2,8/80mm lens .
    Film was the new KODAK EKTAR 100 .





    The images show the typical "soft charme" of the lenses of the 1950/1960 .
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    one from the '70's

    tri-x, quick scan on the Epson 700


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    Oregon Coast, Heceta Head lighthouse, workshop in 1976


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    Oregon Coast, Heceta Head lighthouse, workshop in 1976


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    Carry On


    Olympus E-5 + ZD 50mm f/2 Macro + EC14
    ISO 100 @ f/3.5 @ 1/1600 second

    thanks for looking, comments appreciated.

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    Mamiya C330F; Kodak Ektar 100
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    Mamiya C330F; Kodak Ektar 100
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    Guggenheim, New York

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    Re: The Square Format

    nice W.

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    Thanks Peter. This is from a 35mm frame ( HP5 or Trix) with my good old nikon fe and 50mm. It was taken back in 1994 if my memory serves me right. I will soon be going back to NY so will make sure to shoot some more of this fantastic building.
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    Looks like HP5 to me- or maybe slightly overcooked TRX..
    An FE was my second camera with a 50 1.2 and 105 2.8 - bought it new ( back then) and would still have it if it wasnt stolen..epalced it with a F3HP and motor drive - still the best sounding shutter ...clac clak clack!

    I like the way you see things - a lot of subtlety in your work - thanks for showing.

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    Yes, the F3 HP is really something special.

    Thanks for the compliment too- always appreciated.
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    A Walk In The Rain


    Olympus E-5 + ZD 50mm f/2 Macro
    ISO 200 @ f/2 @ 1/640 second

    thanks for looking, comments always appreciated.

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    Re: A Walk In The Rain

    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post

    Olympus E-5 + ZD 50mm f/2 Macro
    ISO 200 @ f/2 @ 1/640 second

    thanks for looking, comments always appreciated.
    I always thought , at least the song says so : It never rains in California .
    That does not seem to be true .

    Here one of my film squares . Ilford Delta 400 . As I believe , an object calling for square .Click twice on the image to enlarge .

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    Quote Originally Posted by jotloob View Post
    I always thought , at least the song says so : It never rains in California .
    That does not seem to be true .

    Here one of my film squares . Ilford Delta 400 . As I believe , an object calling for square .Click twice on the image to enlarge .
    That's quite nice, Jürgen! It does fit.

    I made a small edit on the "A Walk In The Rain" image, which I think is an improvement. It might not be viewable here as flickr changes the filename with a replacement, but the link should still work.

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    Re: The Square Format

    couldn't help myself; had to shoot this cliche when I saw it...(Leica M9, cropped to square)


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    And its a beautiful rendering, i wouldn't worry too much about "cliché". ;-)

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    Communicating #21


    Olympus E-5 + ZD 50mm f/2 Macro
    ISO 200 @ f/2.8 @ 1/200 second

    I liked this one in its original, 3:4 proportion capture, but it goes well in a square presentation too, to my eye. (Click on the image to see the original 3:4 version on Flickr.com.)

    Thanks for looking, comments always appreciated.

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    Re: The Square Format

    One of the things I love with the GH1 is the ability to switch format by pushing a couple of buttons while looking into the viewfinder. Magic happens before my eyes. Who needs zooms when one can do that?

    This is from last night, taken from the garden across the road, seated at a bench waiting for a theatre performance to start.

    GH1 with Zeiss 85mm f/1.4


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    Re: Communicating #21

    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post

    Olympus E-5 + ZD 50mm f/2 Macro
    ISO 200 @ f/2.8 @ 1/200 second

    I liked this one in its original, 3:4 proportion capture, but it goes well in a square presentation too, to my eye. (Click on the image to see the original 3:4 version on Flickr.com.)

    Thanks for looking, comments always appreciated.
    Nice image Godfrey......and I like the square one best!

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