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    Time-Travel Photography - Need Opinions

    Hi there:

    I found the time-travel setting on my new Sony, and would like the member's opinions. I have posted my first experiment here.... and wonder if i should just make more or less straight prints, like this one, or perhaps there would be another way to treat/present these images.......?

    hint....(vintage glass plates, scanned)
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    I was able to go back in time again today, and brought back another image, probably from the same house........

    any thoughts/reactions anyone?

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    Re: Time-Travel Photography - Need Opinions

    I think it works, especially for the subject matter. It feels a lot like an old glass plate. Of course an old glass plate would have been shot on a larger format camera with the resolution and tones that go along with it. But it's fairly convincing.

    Experimenting is fun and inevitably some little thing is learned in the process. A steady diet of it can become a little contrived though. "Special" effects like this are purely a matter of taste and if you like it then it's just right.

    Neat old house, looks like a period museum.

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    I see what you mean!

    Nice way to stage a scene, I like it! Then again, I am biased, the piano is something, I can smell room....

    The plant needs a table and some water... LOL

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    hey guys, this is funny.... i guess i wasn't clear about my "hint". these were scanned from 4 old glass plates i picked up a few years ago in an antique store, and i printed them as well as i could, adding the sepia tones........i will post the other scene tomorrow, i like resurrecting these old images, to me it is like a time capsule/time travel experience....
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    My bad. I thought you were re-creating the effect of old plates with post processing.

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    No, Mr. Smith, I wasn't clear in my original post. a lame joke about my new Sony threw my meaning off. anyway, i still think they are fascinating artifacts.....given a new life by modern technology......
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    No question. If they are real plates, they're a treasure. I bet they'd make some terrific contact prints in a traditional darkroom. What size are they?

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    they are a hair under 4 x 5, actually i have 3 different scenes, 1 appears to be another exposure of the same scene. tomorrow i will scan and post the last one, it is of the family! i presume they lived in the house.

    any idea what time period they might be from.?

    i imagine they predate film emulsion.
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    BTW, i have printed them at 17 x 22, and they are gorgeous, lots of detail in these plates it seems.
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