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"Modern Cowboy"

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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: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-10-14
Categories: Event, Experimental, Portrait
Camera: Mamiya 645 1000S 6x4.5cm, Mamiya-Sekor 55m f/2.8, Fuji Pro 400H, Tiffen 58mm 82A Blue
Exposure: f/16, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-25 7:02
Viewed: 2356
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Got me a new old camera, a Mamiya 645 1000S Medium Format Camera, and a new 55mm 2.8 Mamiya Sekor 55mm to go with it and had a blast at the Texas Photo Festival two weekends ago. The new OLD Mamiya is from 1976 and it has the 1/1000 setting, where as the OLD OLD Mamiya from 1975 only went to 1/500.
I just love film, love the quality, etc etc...

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To eldancer1: yosemite...shelbeesmom 1 10-25 13:28
To RSK: Hi Ronshelbeesmom 2 10-25 11:53
To rminkow: thanks Roger!shelbeesmom 1 10-25 11:33
To caledonia: Hey Douglas!shelbeesmom 1 10-25 11:32
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Hi Linda...nice portrait..your tones and light are very nice. Your exposure is perfect. I am at the final stages of learning how to expose my film camera. It has been a struggle and I haven't gotten anything this good yet....Good work.


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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2012-10-25 8:13]

HI LINDA, this is a beautiful portrait, perfect light management,this old cowboy has much charisma, thanks to your wonderful presentation.
Regards Rose

Hi Linda,
Nostalgia! WOW!!! May film photography as an art medium never die. I am hoping to set up a darkroom in the near future again. And I have to say that I admire Roger's humility against his highly meritorious reputation as a photographer. What a pleasure to meet with such wonderful people and their work here.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-10-25 8:18]

Hi Linda.

Gratz re new camers, so nice to have a new toy.
I love the reflections and the gradient used, the facual details are very striking, so is the scarf and badge. tfs

stv ;o))

Hi Linda,

Super portrait again,nice use of what is it you called it again? OH! yes FILM,I have never had the urge to have a go again,which is strange,went digital in 2004 and never looked back,When it comes to really big enlargements the digital is so easy to do now and you can go to barn door size.

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2012-10-25 10:06]
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Well done Linda,far more natural skin tones with this portrait:-) What sort of prices are these Medium Format Cameras going for in your part of the woods & what was your Film brand choice for this portrait.I'm not sure if I would have the patience to wait for the development to see how well or how poorly I had done:-)

This picture has a Mamiya Magic and everybody can realize its power in this shot, Linda B-)

Great quality work with superb details and clarity.
I like the natural skin tones which are really hard to preserve in most of the cameras.
A well executed work!

Best regards,

When I was at Yosemite last week I was a guy taking pictures with an 8X10, and stupid me didn't take a picture of him while he was under hood! Nice portrait of this cowboy but I probably would ask him to take his glasses off first. I like the soft focus and it has good lighting. Love the colors. Very well done, tfs.

Congratulations on your new equipment, do you process your film?

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2012-10-25 16:01]

Hello Linda,
Another perfect portrait with an amazing shine in the eyes and glasses capture. Perfect sharpness, light and color.
Boa noite, mb

Hi Linda,

how beautifully captured! The light is excellent and the entire presentation is so detail oriented and sharp. Very well done.

All the best,

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