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RE: Daguerreotype Gallery

Hi Chris, thanks for the kind words :-). It is very nice to get such
positives responses.

Yes, the blue happens in overexposed highlights. Daguerreians call it
solarisation, and I think it is similar to solarization on film. There was
this Ansel Adams photo where the overexposed sun turned black. I have a
similar effect on one plate, where the outside of the sun is blue but the
(brighter) center is black.

The "modern" is to say that these daguerreotypes were made recently, as
opposed to the 1850s. I do use the same process as the daguerrians used back
then (not the Becquerel one). 

Good luck with your switch to the Mac. Apple does make gorgeous displays,
and I wouldn't mind having this new 27" one... for work, because thankfully
making daguerreotypes doesn't require computers.

All the best,


-----Original Message-----
From: Christina Anderson [mailto:zphoto@montana.net] 
Sent: Sunday, October 25, 2009 10:12 AM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Re: Daguerreotype Gallery

These are gorgeous. I love that blue that happens in the blown out  
places.  How are you able to scan that/reproduce that on screen I  
wonder?  When I try to photograph chromos they do not translate well  
(the silver in them doesn't).

I especially love the American series--the one of the two diverging  
roads.  Very contemporary subject matter and the little teeny edifices  
in juxtaposition with the diverging paths is evocative on a number of  
different theoretical levels.

Do you mean "modern" as in process--in other words, are you using the  
Becquerel process or whatnot?

I am spacey today--in the process of biting the bullet and going  
totally MAC (have been at work, now at home), and transferring 300  
gigs of files to this new computer.  Bit by bit. And trying to make  
the switch from Outlook Express to the Mac mail.   UGH.

On Oct 24, 2009, at 3:05 PM, Gregory Popovitch wrote:

> Hi all,
> Please come visit my new gallery of modern daguerreotypes at
> http://www.dagartist.com. I would love to hear your thoughts!
> Thanks,
> Gregory Popovitch