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Still not too sure about this one. This lens has been kicking around for the last 35 years or so, & I kept thinking there must be a photograph in there somewhere. Anyway, this popped into my head after a few cans of Pedigree.
The lens is a J. H. Dallmeyer (patents 1866 & 1909). There's no focal length marked on it but I estimate it's around 15". The lens is 8" long & weighs around 5.5lbs. It would have been stuck on the front of a massive, probably mahogany, studio camera.
The portraits are from an old leather & brass-bound family album from the 1890s. My God, those people were ugly! (The wife's side of the family of course.)
I struggled for hours to get the light rays looking realistic, & ended up photographing the bar code on a wine bottle which just happened to be at hand, & distorting it in PS.
Anyway. Over to you.

Camera:Sony A300
Lens:18-70
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:The Way We Were
Username:RogBrown RogBrown
Uploaded:4 Aug 2008 - 8:34 PM
Tags:Digital art, Humour / fun, Lens, Old, Portraits, Portraits / people, Studio
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romansnumber7
romansnumber7 e2 Member 7romansnumber7 vcard United Kingdom
4 Aug 2008 - 8:41 PM

Terrific idea, well taken and presented.

Paul

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Sahyadri
Sahyadri e2 Member 661 forum postsSahyadri vcard India2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2008 - 8:43 PM

very clever work... fun too

did your wife read that writing you have done? !!!

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4 Aug 2008 - 8:47 PM

Excellent work

Mark

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Percys
Percys e2 Member 7Percys vcard England
4 Aug 2008 - 8:50 PM

The Time Machine.

Really nice image here, I just love antiques and old photos and this seems to fit just nicely together.

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ringyneck
ringyneck e2 Member 8308 forum postsringyneck vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2008 - 8:59 PM

Great idea..well executed...could be used to illustrate some text in a publication.

Keith

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speedprint
speedprint e2 Member 6speedprint vcard United Kingdom
4 Aug 2008 - 9:02 PM

well constructed

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jayhyk
jayhyk e2 Member 6jayhyk vcard England
4 Aug 2008 - 9:51 PM

great image works realy well

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RogBrown
RogBrown e2 Member 83007 forum postsRogBrown vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2008 - 12:09 AM

Thanks everybody.
Sahyadri - Certainly not!! Smile Thanks for your pf comment & c&cs on other pics.
Rog

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5 Aug 2008 - 5:35 PM

Good work

Dave

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davidhu
davidhu e2 Member 9davidhu vcard United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2008 - 8:38 PM

Cleverly thought out and executed, Rog. Trust the wine bottle was empty.
Dave

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RogBrown
RogBrown e2 Member 83007 forum postsRogBrown vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2008 - 10:15 PM


Quote: Trust the wine bottle was empty

What do you think? Smile

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DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81344 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2008 - 7:52 AM

A bit eclectic for mass EPZ popularity Rog, but I quite like it. Clever to use the bar code label and a bit of PSJP to get the light rays. I'll remember that little trick for possible future use.

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Artois
Artois e2 Member 8405 forum postsArtois vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2008 - 4:57 PM

This works very well. I particularly like the beam of light highlighting one of the portrait shots.

Stella

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RogBrown
RogBrown e2 Member 83007 forum postsRogBrown vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2008 - 5:23 PM

Thanks guys.

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phototime
phototime e2 Member 8phototime vcard United Kingdom
14 Aug 2008 - 11:37 PM

Amazing work here Rog,like it.

Mo

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richard1963
richard1963 e2 Member 8richard1963 vcard England
20 Aug 2008 - 12:10 PM

Excellent concept,really well thought out,very good piece of work.

Richard.

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spadxiii1918
spadxiii1918 e2 Member 6spadxiii1918 vcard United Kingdom
21 Aug 2008 - 8:52 PM

Yup, I like that.
Excellent A***

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RogBrown
RogBrown e2 Member 83007 forum postsRogBrown vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2008 - 12:00 AM

An RC at last. Thanks everyone.

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annefromleo
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19 Sep 2008 - 10:01 AM

Amazing!!
Anne

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2008 - 8:11 PM

Fascinating shot!
Helen

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