lemon tree - 1st Toyo-G attempt by nadine henley

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Taken in back yard, perth, WA

First attempt to use a Toyo-G bellows camera. Still working on getting the focussing absolutely right.

Schneider-Kreusnach 150mm lens (equiv to 50mm), f/11, 1/4 sec, ISO100 Fuji polaroid film, tripod. This is photography at its most basic!

Toyo-G camera

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  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 3 years ago

    Makin my mouth water already:-) Great light and colour, shape and form. Love it. Don.

  • thanks so much for commenting, don! It’s quite a huge learning curve but I’ve made it my project for the year. Not too bad for a 1st attempt.

    – nadine henley

  • Elaine Teague
    Elaine Teagueover 3 years ago

    WHOOHOO Nadine. You’re brave. Great turn out. Well done.

  • thanks so much, elaine!! it’s quite daunting! and so heavy that I think you’ll be seeing quite a few shots of my back yard. But great fun. It’s my project for the year.

    – nadine henley

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellover 3 years ago

    I cannot agree that “this is photography at its most basic basic” The picture of the camera tells me it is deluxe plus. You are most fortunate to have it available, and will be able to do things the modern photographer hasn’t even dreamed of. Congratulations and all the best. Look forward to seeing some more work.

  • yes, I am most fortunate! spoiled rotten, some might say! I only meant that this is teaching me the real basics of capturing light – both the front and back standards move forward and back, up and down and tilt side to side. I’m just playing with the poloroid film until I’m brave enough to load the double darks with real film! Did you ever use one of these, fred?

    – nadine henley

  • Harry Oldmeadow
    Harry Oldmeadowover 3 years ago

    worked out well — you’ll soon be a maestro of this extraordinary camera!

  • I was amazed how well the first effort came out. Will have another go tomorrow. It wasn’t quite as sharp as I hoped. Should be equiv. of 100 megapixels. :)

    – nadine henley

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 3 years ago

    What a great looking camera – it must be fun using it. Lovely result, love the shadows

  • thanks, chris! there is so much to learn! using a spot meter, the zone system, composing when viewing the image upside down and inside out! Guaging temperature and seconds developing the polaroid film. But it sure is fun. Thanks for coming by.

    – nadine henley

  • Christina Backus
    Christina Backusover 3 years ago

    Looks pretty good to me! and I remember from my youth how good those Schneider lenses are. I also remember that it was hard to get the focussing exactly right, but when you did, it was perfect! I look forward to following this particular journey, also I suspect you are home again and hope you had a very good trip back to the old country.

  • thanks for the reassuring words, christina! everything is 2nd hand so I am afraid it might not be all working perfectly. But it’s just as likely to be my inexperience with it. Yes, I have returned – great trip but exhausting. I am back to about an hour’s effort a day. Hope you are doing well!

    – nadine henley

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartover 3 years ago

    So very effective Nadine…wonderful light and shadows!!

  • thanks heaps, meg!

    – nadine henley

  • LouJay
    LouJayover 3 years ago

    Superb superb!! Enjoy your adventures with the camera! I love this shot!

  • thank you, lou – it’s still a tough learnng curve but I’m plannng to take the camera outside the back yard tomorrow and have a go with it

    – nadine henley

  • paulinea
    paulineaover 3 years ago

    amazing shot. love all the lines. LOVE the camera. good luck with it

  • thanks so much, pauline!

    – nadine henley

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 3 years ago

    Wow! Great work, Nadine. Makes you feel you are right there in the sunlight. So sharp! I’m afraid the camera and all the terminology is way over my head!!

  • thanks dot – it’s all way over my head too!

    – nadine henley

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