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Posted 20 December 2018 - 12:56 AM

This week's assignment was to recreate a period in history.  We were given full creative licence, to use people, props and wardrobes.  The challenge, however, was to use or emulate the photography technology that was available at the time.  It's amazing what people came up with.
 
Angela has had the sewing machine in this image since she was a teenager.  She thinks that it is at least 50 years old.  Sadly, it is beginning to show its age and we recently learned that spare parts are no longer available.  It's such a cool piece that we are going to keep it, even when it stops running.
 
Emulating period photography challenge was the biggest challenge.  Like a few others, I originally shot this with my soft-boxes.  However, Don used the Project 52 FB page, to tell us that soft-boxes weren't around, way back when.  Because old-fashioned flash bulbs weren't readily available on short notice, I improvised.  On camera-left, I used a GODOX strobe with a bare bulb and hood, at lowest power.  For a kicker, I set up a Yongnuo speed-light on a stand at 1/32 power.  No diffusers for either light.
 
 
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Once again, Angela was my very patient model.  Thank you, dear!
 
I shot this at 
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1/125 sec
f11
24-70/2.8 @ 50mm
 
I used PS for a levels adjustment, Nik Silver Efex for mono conversion, then Nik Analog Efex for the staining.
 
Don liked it and had no suggested changes.  However, he did caution that Analog Efex can be very addictive.  He's right!
 
Thanks for looking everyone.  :)
 
 

 

 


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Posted 21 December 2018 - 04:51 PM

It’s a very nice capture.

Did you think of just using natural light from a window? That might work too.
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Posted 21 December 2018 - 06:40 PM

Very well done!

 

Ironically we have a Brother Factory/Distribution center right here in Bartlett TN the street is even named Brother Way and they have a huge Solar Farm in the front of the building.

 

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Posted 22 December 2018 - 02:27 PM

Thanks, Jim and Art.

 

Art, I briefly considered natural light.  However, space in front of that window is limited, and Angela was already being a very good sport.   ;)


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Posted 22 December 2018 - 05:42 PM

Nicely done...


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Posted 23 December 2018 - 02:09 PM

Nicely done...

 

Thank you, Robin.  :)


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