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this picture has quite some meaning to me.

First a description of the equipment:
it was done with an old-style studio-camera that can be folded together like a field camera. Made of pure metal and 9x12cm plates (the old-style european format, a bit slimmer than 4x5"). It was the camera of my grandfather and thus I have a special attachment to it too. I cleaned it and restorated it to my best. Only a few plate-hodlers are left and they are in bad shape, so I use this camera very rarely.

This was done with a particular lens, a Superangulon made for a smaller image format, thus it has troubles to illuminate the whole image field, but tha effect is an extreme wide view angle. (the stones in the foreground are almost at my feet)

The scene is inside an old city gate, in Bergamo Alta, I was waiting in the dark (see, one can do street photorgraphy with such a beast, but hidden well behind the dark cloth).
The extreme depth of field is achieved using the Scheinpflug correction, that is by tilting the back of the camera in respect to the lens plane. Exposure was of course determined using a hand-held meter and carefully weighting the scene due to the extreme contrast

The film was the trusty AgfaPan 100, developed in 1+25 Rodinal.

I don't have an enlarger for such a negative, thus I had it professinally printed on fiber-based paper, with a white border and glossy treatment. Really an old-style phtograph that has stunning detail and contrast. I made it as a gift to my grandfather and he appreciated it.
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Given 2006-03-27
Ombre by *multix The tonality of this photo is just amazing. The composition is spot on and shows me everything I would want to see. Shadow play ... for me ... it's all there. That and the fact this was made with a very old camera ... with film ... and printed to a fibre-based paper. Well done, mate, well friggin' done! ( Featured by cweeks )
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maruejoul Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
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multix Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
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JoseMelim Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfect composition, , great available light control, great depth.
The vigorous B&W contrast and the perspective allowed a strong photo. Nice subject, very well aproched.
The text is very clear and shows the young photographers the hard way traditional photography was done.
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multix Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, Jose. Well noted technical comments. I hope that at least some young photographers (I do not think myself of old) will pick up the old b&w technique since it can be very rewarding and is a true "craft".
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roadmouse Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful light and shadow! A DD with good right!!
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:iconmultix:
multix Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Done with an incredible camera and lens combination on sheet film :)
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miyop Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
congratulations.

:+fav:
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izharanartist Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
Great SHot !! love it :)
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xcaretbaby Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
very amazing, so these gentlemen didnt know you were there? was it as dark?! good lord, you seem to have shots from angles that are impressive!
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multix Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't think they noticed me, even if the camera is of indecent dimensions, was on a tripod and had the black cloth hanging! But probably yes, following the light path they didn't notice me in the dark. Or ignored me as some kind of madman jumped out of the past.
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xcaretbaby Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
hahahaha, well it worked cuz the shot was priceless!, blast from the past , i wouldve thought that as well, little worried as to why you were there but if i wouldve seen the camera it wouldve set me at ease! well congrats on the shot!
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JACAC Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
a m a z i n g . p h o t o . =)
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multix Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you!
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JACAC Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
w e l c o m e . =)
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iZgo Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
Ti ho inserito nel mio ultimo journal [link] :handshake:
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multix Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
che onore, solo che non mi trovo !!
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iZgo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
Come no? :confused:


(...penultima in basso in questo journal [link] ).
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renaissance-sun Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
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Nurgleprobe Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
Lovely pic!
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Caravaggio Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007
Nice. I wonder if 50 years from now kids will pick up my Sony Digital and think "whoa, cool!"

I wonder if they'll even still work...
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multix Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:) Maybe they will have some ipod-iphone-videocam that plugs in your head. To completely erase any manual ability and zero creativity.
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MYSOTiS Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
bellissima la foto
bravissimo il fotografo
e bellissima città alta!

:D
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MYSOTiS Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
bellissima la foto
bravissimo il fotografo
e bellissima città alta!

:D
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multix Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
uh oh grazie :) Per modestia posso dire almeno che... l'ultimo punto non è merito mio.
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MYSOTiS Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
:lol: immaginavo!
ma sei di bergamo
o eri in città alta per una visita turistica?
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AlexProject Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
complimenti...è splendida.
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multix Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
grazie....
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AlexProject Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
dovuto ;)
:peace:

Alex
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Abank Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
Great captured and good b/w too..great job mate:)
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Metiu Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
minchia!
non ho capito quasi un'accidente di quello che hai scritto...
ma posso solo dirti due cose:
1) la foto è splendida( luci e textures e angolo mi piacciono un sacco)
2) il fatto che sia completamente analogica e stampata da te ti fa doppio onore...

p.s: io e l'analogico abbiamo un debolissimo punto in comune... :(
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multix Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
grazie grazie... spiegazioni fuori sede al limite :)
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Eksynyt Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006   Photographer
I like this image, it reminds me of my own photo: Tunnel. The shadows are simply amazing! I just bought an film camera, but I still have a lot to learn before I can take shots like these :)
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multix Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
I think that from the technical point of view you need little to learn at the beginning, it is a more a shift of attitude. patience, thinking...
Learn the tecniques later... don't let them shy away.
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DjenG Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2006
Very good timing, and the detail on the floor seen better with the light coming inside...
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FioccoDiNeve Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2006
stupenda... :+fav: anche se ne hai già un sacco, spero ti faccia piacere il mio
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multix Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
eh, non mi offendo di certo!
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FioccoDiNeve Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2006
^_^
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quiet-snowfall Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2006
The photo - and that stone - is amazing - but the DESCRIPTION! Holy smokes. Your grandfather should be proud. If we're lucky there will still be a few people around that can do this when your grandchildren can pick up a camera.
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leesaf Featured By Owner May 25, 2006
I thought it was a good potograph before I read the description, but now I am amazed. That you could learn to get such results out of such an old camera is very impressive.

The texture in the foreground has a very nice relationship to the silhouettes in the background. From a compositional standpoint, this is a masterpiece. I am sure your grandfather was proud.

I have to come up with something like this soon, my photographer grandfather just gave me all of his equipment, and I really want to impress him with something as impressive as you have done. Fingers crossed.
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multix Featured By Owner May 26, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
learn and use... it teaches a lot, heh !
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Drooper Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006  Student Photographer
Damn, this has to be the best thing I've seen in a long time here in DA. I love it.
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multix Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, these is is a powerful appreciation!
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electricblue86 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2006
Complimenti x la DD!! :clap: Meritata davvero!!
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multix Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
;)
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aRaccoon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006
Stunning!
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Cremisi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2006
DD meritatissima!
Personalmente, ho l’impressione che l’immagine nel suo insieme appaia straordinariamente pulita, essenziale.
Se dovessi aggettivarla, forse impropriamente direi “cerebrale”.
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SulaMoon Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
theres no camera like this nowadays.. the glory of a Black and While photo. Bravo!
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greychemistry Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006
its like death...the dead guy and his collecter:the lawyer...teehee...*weird and awefully vague comment*
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rob-art Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006  Professional Photographer
Beautiful light and shadows. This is amazing
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skulldozer Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006
I'm not gonna lie, I don't care much about photography.

But there are no words to do this shot justice. Bravo.
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