Scott Holcomb

Scott Holcomb

Posted on 02/10/2014


Photo taken on February  1, 2014



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Keywords

Flor de Agave
Burlingame
California
Asahi Pentax 6 X 7
Super-Multi-Coated Macro Takumar/6X7 1:4/135mm lens
#1 (14mm) Extension Tube
Ilford HP5 Plus 400 film
Black & White/Sepia toned
120 Film
6 X 7 Format
Medium Format
Epson Perfection V600
Photoshop Digitalization


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Flor de Agave

Flor de Agave
The budding stem of an agave prepares to burst into bloom.

This photo was taken by an Asahi Pentax 6 X 7 medium format film camera and Super-Multi-Coated Macro-Takumar/6X7 1:4/135mm lens attached to a #1 (14mm) Extension Tube using Ilford HP5 Plus 400 film, the negative scanned by an Epson Perfection V600 and digitally rendered with Photoshop.

Michael Russo, tiltdesign2011, Tom Angelo, Missi and 3 other people have particularly liked this photo


10 comments - The latest ones
Mitch Seaver
Mitch Seaver
Excellent work!
4 years ago.
Scott Holcomb has replied to Mitch Seaver
Thank you Mitch - I appreciate your feedback!
4 years ago.
koaxial
koaxial
wonderful bw! love the bokeh!
4 years ago.
Scott Holcomb has replied to koaxial
The extension tube allows a very narrow plane of focus which worked well in this case!
4 years ago.
Bob Taylor
Bob Taylor
A lovely image, very appealingly focused.
4 years ago.
Scott Holcomb has replied to Bob Taylor
From a photographer such as yourself who has set the standard in plant photography, I feel very pleased to hear your comment.
4 years ago.
Missi
Missi
great dof, beautiful tones!
4 years ago.
Scott Holcomb has replied to Missi
The use of extension tubes is still a bit of a learning curve. I am pleased that you like this attempt!
4 years ago.
Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
a very beautiful velvety feeling for this picture
4 years ago.
tiltdesign2011
tiltdesign2011
Sehr schön!!
4 years ago.