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Old 06-18-2017   #1
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Dallas Heritage Villiage
Half Speed Blue X-ray (ISO 25)/ Graflex Super D/ Petzval
Jobo w. 1:1:100 Pyrocat HD for 6 minutes at 74F.


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Good coloring and detail on him... for awhile. It fades away pretty quick on the bottom, so assumed you blurred some (or more) in post...?
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Good coloring and detail on him... for awhile. It fades away pretty quick on the bottom, so assumed you blurred some (or more) in post...?
The only post processing was decreasing the color hue from the brown toned negative, sharpening, and cropping.
It was shot with a Petzval lens, so, naturally, it is not sharp to the edge.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petzval_lens
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Old 06-21-2017   #4
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Great,looks like an authentic old western photo!
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The old west indeed!
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Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it..
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Fun! I think I would straighten the verticals on this. Also, next time, maybe try having the background be light (like the house boards) rather than framing his head against the darker window. But overall I like this a lot.
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Well one thing is for certain that ain't Gary Cooper, and it ain't High Noon! :
The petzval lens is weird! Definitely looks like a Dodge City donut chomper though.


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