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America and Alfred Steiglitz

America & Alfred Steiglitz

Pretty wild for some tastes but I love the semi out of control light in this still life.  Direct AM sun through an open window for this.  12" Semi Achromatic Pinkham & Smith at f11



Japan Basin

This is more sedate.  Gertrude Kasebier would be proud.



japan basin f11

Tighter and at f11



tea things

These of course are all the multi personalities of a single lens, the 12" Pinkham & Smith Semi Achromatic f6.  I think I'm done for the night.  Good night all.

Posted on Sunday, November 9, 2008 at 12:35AM by Registered CommenterJim Galli | Comments5 Comments

Reader Comments (5)

I am so impressed. I intend to get together a couple of similar images with my Verito and another "unknown" SF lens in the next week or so. I will post them when I get the gearbox into motivate mode :)


November 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Nicholls

What never fails to impress me is that these lenses give the impression/illusion of very sharp and very soft at the SAME time. LOL.......not at the shot, 'Tea and Things', but at the wonderful sense of the 'Jekyll-Hyde' personality of the Semi-Achromatic made so evident by this shot.

Again, indirect and subdued lighting is the way if you want a study w/o a lot of flare/halation.

Dark and detailed on the left, bright and blowing out on the right, I love it.

Now that we got Steve going through paroxisms and coniption fits, we definitely got a 'mojo' goin.

November 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan Brewer

I just took another look at these shots, I'm so taken w/what the focus does to the table cloth under the Japan Basin, it is so very delicate. Very pleasant to look at.

Maybe when you got some free time Jim, you can give a brief history behind the Japan Basin and the tablecloth, they have so much personality.

November 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan Brewer

Thanks All! The Japan basin was a gift to my wife. She was fixing up one of the bedrooms that used to be inhabited by children now grown. We had found and bought a lovely antique oak dresser and she mentioned she would like to find a reproduction antique wash basin. I found this exquisite post WWII Japanese basin on Ebay and bought it for her. The lace doily was her grandmother's.

I mixed up Amidol and printed with E_1 AZO all day yesterday and simply ran out of time. I didn't get this or the tea things printed. I did get the Stieglitz one printed and the very long scale AZO subdued it beautifully. It's very different.

November 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJim Galli

Thanks for the history behind this Jim, everything has a history behind it, and I enjoyed the story behind these artifacts.

November 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan Brewer

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