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My first attempt at TtV using an old Argus 75. I thought I’d better start playing with this technique since purchasing the Argus on eBay back in November last year.

My 14yo daughter’s selection for the week. Reading is something she gets great enjoyment besides chatting to her friends on-line.

Featured in Extra-Ordinary Photography Group 5 July 2010

Uploaded 24 June 2009

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  • VonMcKnelly
    VonMcKnellyabout 5 years ago

    I’m sure the old camera is happy to be in use once again…they have feeling too you know. lol
    I like the softness of the edges in this shot…kudos Lorraine!

  • Thanks Von…I’m sure these old things have feelings…not yet time for retirement. I mean to say, it’s only 60 yo.

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • jfpictures
    jfpicturesabout 5 years ago

    wow, nice. this would make a pretty cool T-Shirt.

  • Thanks so much, I must try a T =D

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • janpiller
    janpillerabout 5 years ago

    This is awesome!! What does ttv stand for?

  • TtV stands for Through the Viewfinder. I have to set up my Canon so that it looks down at the image that the Argus has in it’s viewfinder. Something else for you to try Jan!!!

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • janpiller
    janpillerabout 5 years ago

    I thought so – TTL is through the lens so I gathered it was viewfinder…. not a clue how it works though! hahahaha but this image is awesome cool!

  • Louise Cooke
    Louise Cookeabout 5 years ago

    this looks like a fun thing to play with Lorraine – like the closeness and blurring on edges..very cool!

  • It is fun Louise. I also like the way everything is in mirror reverse.

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • Kitsmumma
    Kitsmummaabout 5 years ago

    woooo! Finally!
    This is a great ttv still life, always good to start with Lorraine. It’s funny how everything is in reverse. I sometimes flip my images in gimp.
    Great that your daughter loves to read, I worry that kids these days may miss the tactile experience of reading a book.

  • Yes it is about time…lol

    It’s cold here and didn’t want to do all that trialing outside in the weather. Still life is good…and warm.

    I thought about flipping the image but I thought it might be cool to see it the way the camera sees it. Make the viewer work a bit harder.

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • Kitsmumma
    Kitsmummaabout 5 years ago

    yes, it’s fun trying to read backwards!!

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariabout 5 years ago

    This looks like so much fun Lorraine! I look forward to seeing more!!!! Great stuff!! :)

  • Thanks Vicki…I like the new avatar =D

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • JennyMac
    JennyMacabout 5 years ago

    Love this! And I like the reverse image… makes your brain work a bit…lol!

  • Thanks. I was actually wondering if I should flip the image as I thought it might be a bit off-putting to the viewer…maybe I should leave it the way it is. :-)

    – Lorraine Creagh

  • JanT
    JanTabout 5 years ago

    Fascinating look and process. I’m just curious about the titles abd authos and what a 14-year old might read these days. But I do like seeing the books backward.

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