Original Blog Post: Bought Me A Kodak Aero Ektar Lens
The Windermere cemetery might be worth a trip back with the wet plate darkroom at some point when I shoot "Kanata" (Oh! Canada!!).
Here are the scans, I rather like the look-bokeh effect. I need to try it doing portraits yet before I leave Canada. I need to know how people look with the extreme shallow depth of field, people shot at different distances. If I used it in Thai it would be for portrait work in Mae Sot and Bangkok. I was thinking of using this lens specifically if I go back into the sex trade world to make portraits with. I think it might be an effective, visually mysterious and expressive tool.
Note* This camera lens combo (Speed Graphic with Aero Ektar) might be an effective way to shoot 4x5 ambrotypes. I need to adapt a holder but have one that was given to me that I can work on
Note** All the images were made at f2.5 as I cannot change the aperture of the lens. All shot with the Speed Graphic wind up cloth focal length tripod at 1/60 of a second (camera on tripod).