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Can I take your picture?

Can I take your picture?
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Copyright: Frans Buitendijk (frans273) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 56 N: 257] (1797)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-05-25
Categories: Daily Life, Food, Humorous, Decisive Moment, Portrait
Camera: Nikon D100, Nikkor 24-120mm / F 3,5-5,6 D AF
Exposure: f/4.2, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-03 11:18
Viewed: 2635
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In front of the governmental buildings in Havana you can have your picture taken. Not to cheap for tourists because you pay with hard currency: the dollar.

There are two steps to get a final picture. You pose and the picture is taken on a piece of photographic paper (!). After development of this piece of paper inside the camera with the chemicals, most of us are familiar with, the picture is takes out of the camera and mounted in front of the lens. (this picture is a negative picture (!)). From this negative picture a new picture is taken to get a positive one. this one is developed and treated with fixation too inside the camera. This is the picture you take home. Washed with water for a few seconds you have to realize that back in your hotel you have to wash it again for some time ... otherwise the black and white picture will turn into some sort of dark, semi colorized piece of paper nobody back home will recognize as a picture with you on it.

I wonder how many people, TL members, equipped with all the digital stuff we use nowadays, understand the work of these old camera man and could copy their work ... ......

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To yanshoot: hifrans273 2 04-08 17:10
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Mooie plaat Frans,
Precies wat je schrijft: wie van ons zou dit nog kunnen? Jammer dat dit soort vakmanschap verdwijnt. Tegenwoordig is het aantal foto's per seconde al een selectie-criterium, terwijl de meeste van ons niet eens 1 foto op de oude manier zouden kunnen ontwikkelen.
Tsja. Vooruitgang.

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2007-04-04 3:39]

Hallo Frans
Daar gaat je hart sneller van kloppen.
Mooie comp.
Gr Jos


  • yanshoot (48)
  • [2007-04-04 6:50]
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Waouwww Quel engin , ša c de la chambre, la prochaine fois que je vais la bas j'essai d'en trouver une lol.
Cet homme fait de la copie de photo en plein air ? Ily a quelque chose que je comprend pas!!!

Lovely portrait (among many other ones) and interesting note, TFS,

interesting picture, and especially interesting note.

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