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"Amaryllis in 220mm Film"

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Copyright: Linda Unger (shelbeesmom) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4128 W: 1096 N: 12722] (58278)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-18
Categories: Experimental
Camera: Mamiya M645 Super, Mamiya-Sekor C 80mm f/2.8, Fuji Pro 400H, Tiffen 58mm 82A Blue
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Medium Format Film [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-06-21 8:02
Viewed: 1633
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Shot with my Mamiya m645 Medium Format Camera, with Portra 400ISO film. I was lucky to pick up a wedding this spring and when I went out to shoot the PRE-wedding shots, the bride's mother had planted hundreds of Amaryllis. I tried some film shots for fun. I love the tone of film. I took ONE shot of these flowers. I did not have a light meter.

For years I worked in a darkroom with a camera as big as a car. I had honed my sense of settings, a "feeling" rather than letting a meter tell me I can or can't do something. I often would over-ride my camera when it told me that a photo is not recommended at a certain light. I love the freedom to shoot as I please. I love the freedom to make a mistake and learn from that mistake. I am not a purest....I love all sorts of processes and mediums.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
120 mm film????atomas59 1 06-21 23:21
what do you exactly learn from your mistakes?atomas59 1 06-21 23:18
To dareco: hi Karen!shelbeesmom 1 06-21 10:00
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So pretty! Nice dof and I like the background. Good detail and color. Are these growing wild? Beautiful! TFS

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2011-06-21 10:13]

Very nicely done. Great colors and sharpness that you can achieve with medium format with good Bokeh BG.

When I was shooting film, I often used Porta both in the NC and VC versions even for outdoor photography. Loved that film!

Very Nice

Hi Linda
Wonderful result from the film where you don't have ease of quick review and making number of shots to get best result so here you got the same best result which I hardly get from several shots:))lovely young amaryllis with beautiful contrast colors and your shot does qualify for your theme of incredible bokeh...
Best Wishes
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Pretty picture with a film, it's good to do that.
These green and red tones vibrate with bright colors.
There's a nice felling here, and I especially enjoy this lovely bokeh.
Great idea.

Nice shot Linda. Great pov and lovely color and contrast. So pretty. TFS, Lori

This is simply an exquisite work with such beautiful flowers o display, Linda B-)

The colors are fantastic and clarity sis superb in this picture.
The sharpness and POV are excellent and contrast between the rich red colors of the flowers and the smooth BG is well kept.

Good work!

Thanks and regards,

Hi Linda...nice work...great separation of the flower from the background.


Wow! Awesome capture with a film camera?! I still have my Nikon F1 and FM somewhere. I always like the medium format although I was better with the 5x7. Great composition with good dof and sharp details. Nicely framed. Well done, tfs.

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  • CSP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 0 N: 69] (145)
  • [2011-06-22 19:33]

Great capture with the film, as well as vivid colors along with the bokeh background


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