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Spread the word: Wet Plate Day 2010

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Forum Name: World Wet Plate Day - The Archer Project
Forum Discription: Information and communication about the WWPCPD and the Archer Memorial Project
URL: http://www.collodion.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=4486
Printed Date: 23 September 2018 at 10:22


Topic: Spread the word: Wet Plate Day 2010
Posted By: Heyda
Subject: Spread the word: Wet Plate Day 2010
Date Posted: 15 February 2010 at 06:22


Wet Plate Day 2010, it's official.

May 1, 2010

For now you can download the promotional poster http://drop.io/wetplateday - here (this saves me data traffic on the wetplateday-website).

Spread the word and have fun.

http://www.wetplateday.org - http://www.wetplateday.org





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http://www.heyda.eu - www.heyda.eu



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Posted By: zrisso
Date Posted: 15 February 2010 at 21:49
Oh my, I look forward to participating in my first Wet Plate Day.

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http://www.zachrisso.com - http://www.zachrisso.com


Posted By: Life_in_sepia
Date Posted: 15 February 2010 at 22:05
I like the star ... and I like the whole plate it came from :)   Nice work Heyda and DavidJohn!  

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ed ross

www.edrossphotography.com
http://edsplates.blogspot.com/


Posted By: mankai
Date Posted: 17 February 2010 at 00:20
I like the graphic design. and the Nice work.

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http://www.mkhowetplate.com


Posted By: dafzal
Date Posted: 26 April 2010 at 09:29

I hope every one is well and getting ready to make some really nice plates on the 1st.  I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's work.  I have a quick question about Wet Plate Day.  Can we upload the image on Monday, is there a date the upload has to be completed by or does it have to be done on May 1st.  The reason I ask is that I don't have access to a scanner at home and have to wait until Monday to scan the image shot on the 1st. 

 

Thanks

Daniel



Posted By: Goamules
Date Posted: 26 April 2010 at 10:50
Tucson is ready!  Sorta.... I didn't get as big a thing going as I'd planned, but we'll shoot over at Mark's house, and I have at least one model lined up. 

I assume you are going to allow uploads for this year's batch again Geert-Jan? Let me know if you want help doing the admin on it again.

As far as loading pictures last year we didn't have any time restriction, at least for a few weeks.  

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Garrett
Occupational Technologist, Avocational Luddite
http://www.flickr.com/photos/garrettsphotos/sets/72157601802735284/ - Flickr Gallery


Posted By: TinfoilPhono
Date Posted: 26 April 2010 at 12:40
I'm in for sure. Looking forward to a (hopefully) rewarding day.

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René Rondeau
http://edisontinfoil.com/collodion/index.html - Online wet plate gallery


Posted By: Heyda
Date Posted: 26 April 2010 at 14:58
Originally posted by Goamules


I assume you are going to allow uploads for this year's batch again Geert-Jan? Let me know if you want help doing the admin on it again.

As far as loading pictures last year we didn't have any time restriction, at least for a few weeks.  


Thank you Garret, this year no Scotland for me. We are at home. I don't expect any troubles so I think I'll manage on my own.

Restrictions are 2 images with a maximum filessize of 250 kb (just like last year)
As for last date for entries: The deadline for the book, probably.


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http://www.heyda.eu - www.heyda.eu


Posted By: Contrastique
Date Posted: 27 April 2010 at 12:42
Looking good! I already posted it on my blog some time ago. I'll make another post before I leave for London this Saturday. But great job and thanx for doing this!

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http://www.contrastique.com - - Photography Contrastique

http://contrastique.wordpress.com - - Wet Plate Collodion Diary


Posted By: alex from holland
Date Posted: 27 April 2010 at 12:47
What will the max file SIZE in dimensions ?
 
alex


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You don't take a picture, it's given to you.
Alex Timmermans

http://collodion-art.blogspot.com/ - My wetplate blog
http://www.alextimmermans.com/ - My website


Posted By: Heyda
Date Posted: 27 April 2010 at 14:46
Originally posted by alex from holland

What will the max file SIZE in dimensions ?
 
alex


No limits here. Whatever you can squeeze in 250kb filesize at acceptable quality for web (72 ppi).

For the book is a different matter. But thats not my department. I don't know the specs on that one.


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http://www.heyda.eu - www.heyda.eu


Posted By: BSchwab
Date Posted: 28 April 2010 at 00:19
I'll be leading a WP workshop in Philadelphia on the first and second. Exciting to be spreading the word on the big day. Hopefully I'll have something to contribute.

Anybody in town... come on down.

http://www.projectbasho.org/workshops/2010spring/wet-plate-collodion.html


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www.billschwab.com


Posted By: schrochem
Date Posted: 30 April 2010 at 10:15
It's like riding a bike right? lol....
Life kind of sucked me in and pulled me away from the dark arts.
BUT, this has pulled me back in.
I got my chems ready, now I need to set up the dark box.
Tomorrow will be trial by fire, but I'm gonna see what happens :)

I think my last session was last july......whewwww.....how time flies.
Anyway, the smell of ether once again looms.....
Best of luck to everyone.


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Scott


Posted By: andrew moxom
Date Posted: 01 May 2010 at 12:58
I'm gonna have to get creative if I want to pour any plates as it's blowing a gale outside my place today and NOT conducive to good results! Will see what I can come up with...


Posted By: schrochem
Date Posted: 01 May 2010 at 14:16
it is like riding a bike :)
after 9 months without pouring the first plate came out fine,
and the second, and the third and the fourth......
now if I can just get the 8 yr old to stand still.....lol!
hope everyone is having a good day
I'm going back for more!



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Scott


Posted By: andrew moxom
Date Posted: 01 May 2010 at 16:43
Here's my effort for today....
 
Collodion on Aluminum Diptych "Receptacles"
 


Posted By: schrochem
Date Posted: 01 May 2010 at 19:36
Hey fellow wet heads.
I had a fabulous day getting my hands black once again.
After 9 months hiatus, I don't know how I stayed away so long...
I made a dozen plates with lots of nice ones.
i'll share later but now it's time to celebrate the day at my favorite watering hole!


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Scott


Posted By: TinfoilPhono
Date Posted: 01 May 2010 at 20:23
Ah, good times today! Thirteen plates with a 100% success rate. That makes me happy. Not much variety in the images, we basically worked with the same pose but I shot ruby and clear ambros, black and brown tintypes. A fun mix of types. Those chocolate brown plates are terrific!
 
EDIT: here's one from today, a quarter-plate ruby ambrotype mounted in original case.
 


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René Rondeau
http://edisontinfoil.com/collodion/index.html - Online wet plate gallery


Posted By: Kerik
Date Posted: 01 May 2010 at 21:47
I went with a skull theme. First two are a bear skull and a tulip. The other one is a wet plate I made from an MRI of my skull. Perhaps the first MRI-o-type? All are 8x10 on aluminum. I shot the bear with an Eidoscope. My daughter Sarah made a few plates of her boyfriend. Will post those later...








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Kerik Kouklis
Platinum/Gum/Collodion
www.kerik.com


Posted By: Life_in_sepia
Date Posted: 01 May 2010 at 22:09
love the MRI, Kerik -- very creative! 

superb presentation, Rene!  you should start doing some forgeries! 

Nick, Self Portrait as a Drowned Man => awesome plate!


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ed ross

www.edrossphotography.com
http://edsplates.blogspot.com/


Posted By: Life_in_sepia
Date Posted: 01 May 2010 at 22:57
Here's my contribution to the tribute to Archer's brilliance. 





Good to know we all are shooting together today.

Maybe we can also have a Joseph Petzval day!   


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ed ross

www.edrossphotography.com
http://edsplates.blogspot.com/


Posted By: davidjohnlotto
Date Posted: 02 May 2010 at 02:58

Nice,very nice, Ed.  The second one, in particular , is so clean and sharp about the face. Did you use something to stabilize her head?



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davidjohn
platinum/palladium/collodion
www.davidjohnlotto.com


Posted By: Life_in_sepia
Date Posted: 02 May 2010 at 09:40
Thanks DavidJohn.  I am particularly fond of that plate.  I used a small plastic pill bottle to brace her head against the wall.  It was a 14 second exposure taken with a dallmeyer 3b.  Thanks again.  Ed

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ed ross

www.edrossphotography.com
http://edsplates.blogspot.com/


Posted By: BarryS
Date Posted: 02 May 2010 at 10:58
Some very nice work posted!  I spent the better part of the day in my studio making plates and chatting with some other artists.


Vervet Monkey


Coyote


Racoon and Mink


Posted By: TinfoilPhono
Date Posted: 02 May 2010 at 11:10
This is my second submission, a sixth-plate clear glass ambrotype. I only shot small formats in keeping with what was most common in the 1860s.
 
 
Ever since I got into this hobby I've been striving for maximum technical perfection, but of course it's very hard to achieve. This may well be the best I've ever done in that regard, I can't quite believe I nailed it so well! i also did very light tinting on her cheeks before varnishing. 
 
Dallmeyer 2B wide open, 3 second exposure in my enclosed sun porch.


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René Rondeau
http://edisontinfoil.com/collodion/index.html - Online wet plate gallery


Posted By: alex from holland
Date Posted: 02 May 2010 at 11:20
Originally posted by Life_in_sepia

Thanks DavidJohn.  I am particularly fond of that plate.  I used a small plastic pill bottle to brace her head against the wall.  It was a 14 second exposure taken with a dallmeyer 3b.  Thanks again.  Ed
 
one word : Fantastic !!
 
alex


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You don't take a picture, it's given to you.
Alex Timmermans

http://collodion-art.blogspot.com/ - My wetplate blog
http://www.alextimmermans.com/ - My website


Posted By: Mark Sawyer
Date Posted: 02 May 2010 at 12:47
Quite a few plates made at my house yesterday, though only three by me.  (Well, they were half-plates so maybe altogether I only made a plate and a half?)  My plate of choice:


Posted By: mylar_stars
Date Posted: 02 May 2010 at 17:54
Had a great WWP Day yesterday. Had a whole bunch of people over to my studio. I made something on the order of 30 plates between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.when the light finally failed. I haven't scanned any yet, but you can some of what went on here, on my blog...

http://mysteryjig.com/?page_id=56 - http://mysteryjig.com/?page_id=56


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Troy R. Bennett
State 'O' Maine
www.mysteryjig.com


Posted By: Goamules
Date Posted: 02 May 2010 at 18:38
Nice seeing all the work from "our" day.  I shot a few 5x7 portraits early at the house, then headed over to Mark's to help others and socialize.  A grand day out.  Super strong UV, I was blowing out 2 sec exposures at 8 in the morning in shade!  13" Vitax.

Nicole:



Sarah:





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Garrett
Occupational Technologist, Avocational Luddite
http://www.flickr.com/photos/garrettsphotos/sets/72157601802735284/ - Flickr Gallery


Posted By: toydesign
Date Posted: 02 May 2010 at 21:18
Some amazing work here everyone!

-Greg


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-Greg

"The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity"

"Great artists doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize."


Posted By: panorama
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 00:28
The first of May was a bit wet in Juneau Alaska but shooting in the rain is sorta normal here and the Model A phaeton needed a bath too.  Here are two 1/2 plate CGAs.  The Darlot lens on second shot was wide open for about 8 seconds.  The first shot was stopped down to about f/16 and exposed for three minutes.    These are straight scans, no Photoshop whatsoever.

The poor old Ford looks like it is shivering, but it wasn't that cold ( about 42 degree F)  Besides, it sleeps in a warm garage every night except tomorrow we are going to the Yukon on a little road trip for a week.







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Ron Klein
Juneau, Alaska


Posted By: Jarvman
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 08:33


A simple still life I knocked together quickly as May 1st approached 12 o'clock with my new lights. The bottle reads 'Lowe Brothers Botanical Brewers, Pontcanna Cardiff'




Posted By: BSchwab
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 10:48
My contribution. I was teaching a workshop at Project Basho in Philadelphia this weekend and just got back to my scanner. I only got to make 3 plates on the big day. This is my contribution...
 
Melissa - Philadelphia


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www.billschwab.com


Posted By: Kerik
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 11:23
Wow Bill! That may be the best portrait of yours I've seen. Beautiful!!!

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Kerik Kouklis
Platinum/Gum/Collodion
www.kerik.com


Posted By: BSchwab
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 11:25
Thanks Kerik! Thanks for the spot too. I never would have been there otherwise.

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www.billschwab.com


Posted By: dafzal
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 12:08
Nice work everyone.  I got to do one plate.  I was busy building a deck all day and was able to drag myself to do one plate with Fotodiox lights.


Posted By: CarlRadford
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 13:28
Great images folks!


Posted By: BSchwab
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 14:20
Yeah... these are all really fine. Well done everyone! Keep them coming.

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www.billschwab.com


Posted By: BarryS
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 14:20
Daniel--I was wondering if you had a chance to make any plates--nicely done!  Everyone has been posting beautiful work--wish I could see the plates in person.


Originally posted by dafzal

Nice work everyone.  I got to do one plate.  I was busy building a deck all day and was able to drag myself to do one plate with Fotodiox lights.


Posted By: dafzal
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 14:57
Thanks Barry.  I like your plates too. Nice perspective on them.  We'll have to get together soon and shoot.


Posted By: Heyda
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 15:06
Great work all, but don't forget to http://www.wetplateday.org/wpd_base_fr.php?p=21 - upload to the wetplate day website. 

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http://www.heyda.eu - www.heyda.eu


Posted By: magruder
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 15:14
Bill this is a gorgeous plate. I agree with Kerik. 

Originally posted by BSchwab

My contribution. I was teaching a workshop at Project Basho in Philadelphia this weekend and just got back to my scanner. I only got to make 3 plates on the big day. This is my contribution...
 
Melissa - Philadelphia


Posted By: Contrastique
Date Posted: 04 May 2010 at 03:40
Great to see all these nice plates!!! 

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http://www.contrastique.com - - Photography Contrastique

http://contrastique.wordpress.com - - Wet Plate Collodion Diary


Posted By: BSchwab
Date Posted: 04 May 2010 at 15:20
Thanks Matt!!!

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www.billschwab.com


Posted By: CarlRadford
Date Posted: 04 May 2010 at 15:58
There are many fine plates - congratulations all!


Posted By: davidjohnlotto
Date Posted: 04 May 2010 at 19:42
Here's my "wet plate day" work. I'm also starting a project in Ione at Preston prison for boys . I'll be photographing in the "Castle" an abandoned prison facility. I'm totally excited about this project. I knew it was the ideal project for me when I walked in to meet the director and she took me over to an old ,dirty display case and asked me if I knew anything about the old brass lenses that were just laying in a pile. There was an 11" and a 6" Jamin Darlot that the prison used about a 100 years ago just sitting there collecting more dust. I decided to mount the lenses and use them for the project.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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davidjohn
platinum/palladium/collodion
www.davidjohnlotto.com


Posted By: toydesign
Date Posted: 04 May 2010 at 20:08
Sounds like a great project DavidJohn...
Absolutely stunning portrait!

Greg

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-Greg

"The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity"

"Great artists doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize."


Posted By: BSchwab
Date Posted: 04 May 2010 at 20:15
Wonderful portrait DavidJohn!

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www.billschwab.com


Posted By: Life_in_sepia
Date Posted: 04 May 2010 at 20:48
nice work! 

I love that building -- can't wait to see what you make of it! 


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ed ross

www.edrossphotography.com
http://edsplates.blogspot.com/


Posted By: gustavo
Date Posted: 05 May 2010 at 00:33
my plate 
I made a couple here is one not the best scan I am a working on that 


Here is one more to come


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We are not moved by things , but by the views we take of them.
Epictitus.
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=531564515&ref=profile
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gustavo_castilla/


Posted By: paxette
Date Posted: 06 May 2010 at 19:24


I submitted one to the gallery already, but here is another one I made.

There's some wonderful images in the gallery this year. 




Posted By: gustavo
Date Posted: 06 May 2010 at 19:49
are we to send you you Quinn?

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We are not moved by things , but by the views we take of them.
Epictitus.
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=531564515&ref=profile
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gustavo_castilla/


Posted By: Life_in_sepia
Date Posted: 06 May 2010 at 22:12
I know I post a lot on this forum -- maybe too much.  But I gotta give a shout out to the fabulous plates that have been posted up from the less-ego-centric folks than I.  here's just a few:

Lola Montserrat: SUPERB shot!  wow.  elegant. simple.  beautiful.

Joni Sternbach: (no introduction needed) FABULOUS shot!  no wonder you're a living legend.

Attila Venczel: eggy sheggy dre!!!   my hat is off to you for that great plate.

Nick Olsen: conceptually the richest plate of the lot -- BRAVO!

Rene Bolduc: that shot of the kid and the little house is just awesome -- I don't have the words to describe it.

Harry Taylor: a stronger portrait is hard to imagine!

Julie Taylor: best in show? 

Chris Perez: super shot.  simple beautiful and powerful.

Mark Sink: if you do any better work with women and flowers, I'm just gonna give up.  bravo!

Steve Wilson: beautiful plate!  what more can I say?

Pat Brown: do you really hang out with that guy?  lucky bastard!!

Roxanne Guez: that is a beautiful print, and has me itching to turn the next page in my own hobby life -- thanks!

AWESOME WORK BY ALL -- just wanted to say thanks for sharing.  Ed


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ed ross

www.edrossphotography.com
http://edsplates.blogspot.com/


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 07 May 2010 at 03:47

Greetings - wonderful plates indeed. We'll give it another week or so and then request images to be sent in.

There are so many this year, almost 100 images right now. We're trying to sort the numbers out now. Zach Risso and I will ensure that the book is top shelf - this year, we're going larger (10x13) and with hardcover option.
 
We're cranking it up a notch all the way around - good stuff!


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Collodion Forum Admin
http://studioq.com/photo-courses/ - Studio Q Workshops
http://studioq.com/chemical-pictures-book/ - Wet Plate Collodion Book


Posted By: Eddie
Date Posted: 07 May 2010 at 07:21
when is the deadline?  it would be best for me after paris....:)

thanks


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 07 May 2010 at 07:26

The deadline will be 2 July (Friday). I will post more later this month with instructions, etc.



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Quinn Jacobson
Collodion Forum Admin
http://studioq.com/photo-courses/ - Studio Q Workshops
http://studioq.com/chemical-pictures-book/ - Wet Plate Collodion Book


Posted By: alex from holland
Date Posted: 07 May 2010 at 07:38
wow,
 
can't wait to see the book.
 
alex


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You don't take a picture, it's given to you.
Alex Timmermans

http://collodion-art.blogspot.com/ - My wetplate blog
http://www.alextimmermans.com/ - My website


Posted By: BarryS
Date Posted: 07 May 2010 at 11:40
I notice that some people have been submitting multiple images, so i wonder if it will be one plate chosen from each artist?  Is it better to submit a few so you can choose one?  Thanks.


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 08 May 2010 at 12:46
Yes, Barry, that's what will happen. There will be far too many images to publish - we'll have a plan for one per person. 

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Quinn Jacobson
Collodion Forum Admin
http://studioq.com/photo-courses/ - Studio Q Workshops
http://studioq.com/chemical-pictures-book/ - Wet Plate Collodion Book


Posted By: unrealalex
Date Posted: 08 May 2010 at 13:32
here is my picture which I've made at WPD:


Mad Hatter's Time, ambrotype 8x10"


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We do the impossible every day. Miracles take a little longer.
http://www.ambrotype.ru/index_en.html - www.ambrotype.ru


Posted By: vwizz
Date Posted: 08 May 2010 at 14:30
Wow, your portraits are always so fascinating Alexey.
Will you be coming to Bièvres and show some of your plates?

Best Regards from Paris,
Vincent


Posted By: unrealalex
Date Posted: 11 May 2010 at 07:22
Thank you, Vincent.
I'm going to be in Bievres in June so I hope to see you there. And I'll bring some plates with me for sure.


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We do the impossible every day. Miracles take a little longer.
http://www.ambrotype.ru/index_en.html - www.ambrotype.ru


Posted By: alex from holland
Date Posted: 11 May 2010 at 07:57
Hi Alexey
 
I will be in Bievres also ( on Sunday)
Would be very nice if we can meat each other
 
Alex


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You don't take a picture, it's given to you.
Alex Timmermans

http://collodion-art.blogspot.com/ - My wetplate blog
http://www.alextimmermans.com/ - My website


Posted By: J0B00
Date Posted: 14 May 2010 at 11:14
Here's my plate... It took a few days for me to get around to scanning it.

Stats: Very red, year and a half old "Old Reliable" collodion, Coffer's Positive developer, KCN fixer. It had been raining and was VERY overcast, so this was approx. 45 second exposure with my C.C. Harrison petzval. 



"Pheasant"

- Andy


Posted By: TinfoilPhono
Date Posted: 14 May 2010 at 11:31
Gorgeous tones! And technical perfection as well.

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René Rondeau
http://edisontinfoil.com/collodion/index.html - Online wet plate gallery



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