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Ansel adams uses a GND?

 
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Jul 06, 2007 16:09 |  #1

Ok so this may be a bit tongue in cheek but this one of his really does look like he used a grad ND. Did they even exist then?

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Jul 06, 2007 16:45 |  #2

I believe he used a #25 or #29 red filter and he also did a bit of work in the darkroom.


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Jul 06, 2007 17:14 |  #3

He used patients, he would wait for days for the light to be just right then took the shot.


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Jul 06, 2007 17:18 |  #4

strmrdr wrote in post #3499066 (external link)
He used patients, he would wait for days for the light to be just right then took the shot.

... and then he would use the same patience, and work over the print in the darkroom for days (sometimes even years...) to get it the way he wanted it to look.


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Jul 06, 2007 17:24 |  #5

Wratten No. 29 filter, 5 second exposure, @f/22 using a 6.5x8.5 view camera.


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Jul 06, 2007 17:58 |  #6

strmrdr wrote in post #3499066 (external link)
He used patients, he would wait for days for the light to be just right then took the shot.

He would have had to have waited a very long time for a clear sky to be darker than the foreground and then for the darkness to invade the edge of the foreground would beg question of is it really a pure unaltered shot.

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Wratten No. 29 filter, 5 second exposure, @f/22 using a 6.5x8.5 view camera.

Could you extrapolate on what that filter is?


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Jul 06, 2007 18:04 |  #7

The Wratten(brand) I believe, like Hoya or other higher quality filter, has different filters which are great for black and white film. No. 25(red) and No. 29(dark red) nearly filter out the blue wave length. The IR filter is also great to use, with IR film.


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Jul 06, 2007 18:34 as a reply to  @ T.Hogan's post |  #8

You can bet he burned in the upper left corner a bit. The print has detail in most of the snow too. He probably put the sky at zone 4 also.




  
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Jul 06, 2007 18:38 |  #9

T.Hogan wrote in post #3498906 (external link)
he also did a bit of work in the darkroom.

That wins the understatement of the year award for 2007. The man was a darkroom genius.


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Jul 06, 2007 20:56 |  #10

T.Hogan wrote in post #3499292 (external link)
The Wratten(brand) I believe, like Hoya or other higher quality filter, has different filters which are great for black and white film. No. 25(red) and No. 29(dark red) nearly filter out the blue wave length. The IR filter is also great to use, with IR film.

I think i need to start saving to buy the Hoya filter



  
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Jul 06, 2007 21:16 |  #11

He did black voodoo magic, but don't tell anyone I know about this.

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Jul 06, 2007 21:19 |  #12

wratten is a type of filter, not a brand.


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Jul 06, 2007 21:20 |  #13

yep...

http://en.wikipedia.or​g/wiki/Wratten_number (external link)


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Jul 07, 2007 00:22 |  #14

JaertX wrote in post #3500185 (external link)
wratten is a type of filter, not a brand.

Thanks, couldn't find alot of detail on that one.


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Jul 07, 2007 00:38 |  #15

Don't forget the Zone System. He and his group f/64 really changed the science and art of photography. I was in a Half Price book store in Overland Park, KS a couple of weeks ago and they had The Camera, The Negative and The Print books for about $15 each, and they were in pretty good condition. If I didn't already own them, I would have bought the set.


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