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    One knows one is getting old when...

    One knows one is getting old when one does photo restoration work on their own images.

    I found a shot I had taken of my wife, probably in 1982 1 year. We had both enrolled in a photography course at the local community college while we were living in Cambridge, Ontario. This is one of the studio shots taken during the course. The image had some flaws (from the processing and enlargement) as well as some minor deterioration due to the image aging.

    Shot taken with a Leica R3 with a Leitz Summicron-R f/2.8 135mm lens. I has set up a home darkroom in the house we had rented and developed and enlarged the image. I had a Durst M600 enlarger with a Schneider-Kreuznach Componar f/4.5 50mm lens. I likely used Kodak Polycontrast (fibre rather than resin coated) paper. It has a semi-lustre finish typical of drying that paper without using a ferrotype plate to get a high gloss finish.

    While I have taken many hundreds of shots of my wife (yes we were married at the time), this one has always been my favourite.


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    Re: One knows one is getting old when...

    Off-camera flash? Nicely captured.

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    Lovely portrait.

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    Beautiful!

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    Re: One knows one is getting old when...

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowman View Post
    Off-camera flash? Nicely captured.
    I can't recall, as the shot was taken over 35 years ago, but I see that I used two light sources; one round and one rectangular when I look at the catch lights in Georgette's eyes.

    Could have been flash or could have been hot lights. Looking at the grain in the image I suspect ISO 400 film was used and that tends to suggest the light source was not super bright.

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    Re: One knows one is getting old when...

    Manfred, nice portrait.


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    Re: One knows one is getting old when...

    Can we see an update (35 years later)

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    It is a lovely image. And IMO the credit goes to your wife

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    A great shot Manfred, and a lovely subject.

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