General Discussion :  Wet Plate Collodion Photography Forum The fastest message board... ever.       
Wet Plate Collodion Photography Forum 
1st Oregon Volunteers
Posted by: Yaquina ()
Date: February 13, 2011 03:58AM

One of the local CW units had drill today at Fort Vancouver so I threw the darkbox, camera and chems into the car and drove up there and took a few photos. Here are a couple from the day.




Options: ReplyQuote
Re: 1st Oregon Volunteers
Posted by: Ray Morgenweck ()
Date: February 14, 2011 12:59PM

Look like some minor problems with striations on the group photo, add a bit more alcohol to your collodion and these will go away.

nice shots, good poses. always have the fat guys in the back on group shots, and like the single soldier....tell him to "pull up your traps" and get the belt midway between the bottom two buttons on the sack coat. Ray

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: 1st Oregon Volunteers
Posted by: Yaquina ()
Date: February 14, 2011 06:11PM

It would seem I was waiting a bit too long before dropping the plates in the bath, hence the striations. However, they are not visable on the actual plate and only seem to appear like that in the scanned image.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: 1st Oregon Volunteers
Posted by: Ray Morgenweck ()
Date: February 14, 2011 09:50PM

yes the alcohol retards the drying a bit.

the right time to lower the plate is when the drip off corner has tacked over, and dosent come off wet to the touch.

Options: ReplyQuote


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
This forum powered by Phorum.