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    Fun with black and white (aka real photography :)

    Now, we have the achromatic 260, achromatic +, and leica monochrome. The elite film Aficionados still exist. It is about time to have a thread dedicated to black and white photography including cameras, software, filters, conversions, printing , etc.
    Show us when you got and lets learn from each other. Infrared is included as well.
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    260 achromatic
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    Re: Fun with black and white (aka real photography :)

    Quote Originally Posted by aeaemd View Post
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    Well, I really do prefer color, but this is great stuff.

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    Re: Fun with black and white (aka real photography :)

    Great idea for a thread, thanks for initiating it!
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    Wow I did not see these yet. I love the look of them , very cool.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Pop corn is ready!

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    Real Version This took way too long. Taking the photo is the easy part, all this processing is nuts. Not even sure how I like this or the color version, but once I got started - got sucked into the vortex and was stuck in there until I finally got something finished. Six images. Two backgrounds. Some of the exposures slightly off from each other - whoops. Waves certainly not the same between each. Lots of spotting - healing, then some more. Computer crashes - work not saved - start over..... Background image retains focus through the top third of photo. The wave coming in from the left is part of the background image. The near portion of that is out of focus, but it still works I think, because it adds to the appearance of movement. Started in Lightroom and got exposures and settings to match. Then Photoshop. Did everything to color version, then used Silver Effects to do a neutral black and white conversion. Just used the filter - orange I think, and increased the green slider a bit. So all work done in Lightroom and mostly Photoshop, and just a basic conversion in Silver Effects.

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    Re: Fun with black and white (aka real photography :)

    here is an old 500c tri-x shot, recently scanned in on my new Opticfilm scanner: from c.1976
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    and a timer self portrait a few years before that (maybe 1972?) my first mf camera, Yashicamat 124, tri-x. Triumph project was just completed. this was scanned a while back on an epson 700
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    Quote Originally Posted by WildRover View Post
    Real Version This took way too long. Taking the photo is the easy part, all this processing is nuts. Not even sure how I like this or the color version
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    Rick, I saw your color version and I prefer this one. Your computer comments struck a cord. Yesterday the dedicated system I use for photography and never on the internet, wouldn't boot. After a few hours of trying various things, I restored the BIOS to default and it booted - but only once. Second restoration of default and I then noticed that some of my RAM wasn't seen by the system. I removed all the memory and cleaned them with alcohol - seems to have worked
    It does seem that I spend more time with computer and printer issues than photography
    The darkroom may have been slower, but at least the time was spent producing prints, not getting electronics to work properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    here is an old 500c tri-x shot, recently scanned in on my new Opticfilm scanner: from c.1976
    Nice. It wasn't really necessary to give the date, the shirt and bell-bottoms are like a time stamp

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    aeaemd,
    That first image at the top left of this page is a lovely, clean, interesting photograph!
    Very nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    and a timer self portrait a few years before that (maybe 1972?) my first mf camera, Yashicamat 124, tri-x. Triumph project was just completed. this was scanned a while back on an epson 700
    Have you tried to scan the same images with the Epson and then the Plustek? If so, how do the results compare?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WildRover View Post
    Real Version This took way too long. Taking the photo is the easy part, all this processing is nuts. Not even sure how I like this or the color version, but once I got started - got sucked into the vortex and was stuck in there until I finally got something finished. Six images. Two backgrounds. Some of the exposures slightly off from each other - whoops. Waves certainly not the same between each. Lots of spotting - healing, then some more. Computer crashes - work not saved - start over..... Background image retains focus through the top third of photo. The wave coming in from the left is part of the background image. The near portion of that is out of focus, but it still works I think, because it adds to the appearance of movement. Started in Lightroom and got exposures and settings to match. Then Photoshop. Did everything to color version, then used Silver Effects to do a neutral black and white conversion. Just used the filter - orange I think, and increased the green slider a bit. So all work done in Lightroom and mostly Photoshop, and just a basic conversion in Silver Effects.

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    Lissabon - Mosteiro dos Jerónimos | Flickr - Photo Sharing!


    Lissabon - Mosteiro dos Jerónimos | Flickr - Photo Sharing!


    Lissabon - Mosteiro dos Jerónimos III | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    All three pictures show the inside of "Mosteiro dos Jerónimos" in Lisbon. The first and second are taken with an 503CW + 50mm CFi and HP+ at ISO 400. And the last one sould be an Efke 25 but i'am not sure. BTW very cool tread, real BW photography is a world for its own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsjanik View Post
    Rick, I saw your color version and I prefer this one. Your computer comments struck a cord.
    The darkroom may have been slower, but at least the time was spent producing prints, not getting electronics to work properly.
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    Tom,
    Thanks for the comment. I think I prefer the black and white version better also. Sorry to here about your computer problems. Mine wasn't near as bad, just time consuming to redo some stuff.

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    And worth the effort
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    Thanks for the encouraging comment. I really appreciate it.
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    From a couple years ago. One of the first from the Pentax.

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    Pentax 645D, Pentax-FA645 45-85 @ 50mm., ISO 100, f/16, 1 sec, three image stack.
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    The North Country Trail at the Black River Harbor Recreation area in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. This is the trail leading to the east side of Rainbow Falls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kabraxis View Post

    Lissabon - Mosteiro dos Jerónimos | Flickr - Photo Sharing!


    Lissabon - Mosteiro dos Jerónimos | Flickr - Photo Sharing!


    Lissabon - Mosteiro dos Jerónimos III | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    All three pictures show the inside of "Mosteiro dos Jerónimos" in Lisbon. The first and second are taken with an 503CW + 50mm CFi and HP+ at ISO 400. And the last one sould be an Efke 25 but i'am not sure. BTW very cool tread, real BW photography is a world for its own.
    Kind regards
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    Great images, Lisbon in on my list for 2014..
    where do you develop your film?
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    A couple of months ago I saw some of piezography prints and I was amazed, anybody familiar with the process to educate us!

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    ach 260 23 mm cambo AE
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    Quote Originally Posted by aeaemd View Post
    A couple of months ago I saw some of piezography prints and I was amazed, anybody familiar with the process to educate us!
    This may be a good place to start :

    PiezoPress | The Piezography Website and Blog

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    Quote Originally Posted by aeaemd View Post
    Great images, Lisbon in on my list for 2014..
    where do you develop your film?
    In the Bathroom :-)
    HC-110 Dilution H for pull processing and
    HC-110 Dilution B for normal and push processing
    You can read more about the developer here: Kodak HC-110 Developer - Unofficial Resource Page

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    Playing around on a dull grey morning with the Achromatic+



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    For some reason these are coming out darker on the web than on my PC.

    Last one (deleted) looked terrible. Trying another...



    /edit
    1:1 crop and alternative processing from a differently exposed file. This is hard...

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    If it says "B&W" and "medium format", I suppose that T-max 100 in a RB67 is on topic:

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