Old 06-25-2013, 08:11 PM   #1
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Default Large format B&W, very sharp!

The ability of 8 x 10" glass plate photography to capture detail is unbelievable.

Feast your eyes on this collection culled from the Library of Congress.

Just a bit of railroad but all the rest is very interesting as well.


http://photosilke.blogspot.co.at/201...-restored.html
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Fascinating! Some great Michigan-based railroad photos in there as well.

Thanks for sharing, Dennis.
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:58 AM   #3
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I can't get over how sharp these photos are. You can just each out and shake those guys hands.
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I love Shorpy.com. I had kind of forgot about it. Thanks for the link.

I have a bid now on eBay on a 4x5 camera. Hopefully I get it!
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Got the 4x5, now I have to figure out how to use it!
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:51 PM   #6
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I can't get over how sharp these photos are. You can just reach out and shake those guys hands.
Great link - thanks for sharing!

In regards to sharpness - it would be most interesting to read blogs on photography back in the day in regards to the "mega inches" race. Those images appear to have been taken with the Nikon D800 of the day!

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