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    Mussel in the sand

    An attempt to capture the stark simplicity of a common Mussel embedded in beach sand, in just about the most interesting light that a beach would have to offer, and in hyper-detail using an extraordinary (but cheap and forgotten) lens from the 1970s - on B&W film, of course. Olympus OM-1...
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    My World: Pop Soda Fire

    (Hand-printed in the darkroom on 12x16in paper, Kodak TMY2-400 (35mm) film, Olympus OM-3Ti, Zuiko 35mm f/2.0) During a drive down to the coast (to visit my parents) with my wife, we stopped at a very small, derelict town (close to Richmond, Western Cape, ZA) to refuel. The scene next to the...
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    Twice bitten, not shy (LF)

    Some photographs want to be made, and I have had the most incredible luck making this one. I was on the beach when visiting family in the Cape, bag with my ole' Linhof Technika over my shoulder. A single unexposed sheet of HP5+ film left (I know, this sounds so clichéd, but...) It was mildly...
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    LF: Contact Printing!

    Well, not that this is news - people have known for about 150 years - but I have done my first contact print, and it's quite something to behold. I get the feeling that the conventional calculations in terms of the human eye being able to see such-and-such resolution on a print do not tell the...
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    50/3.5 : A Personal Endurance Project

    As a bit of a "side project" I have been limiting myself to a single focal length and aperture for about six months now quite regularly. This is possibly the most boring combination imaginable: 50mm and f/3.5. "Limiting myself", in that the lens goes no faster than this, I almost never stop it...
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    Jakkals trou met Wolf se vrou

    I hate posting this in the presumptuous "photography as art" forum, but I'm not sure where else "quiet" works like this (which are not portraits, street, macro, landscape, etc) belong - Jakkals trou met wolf se vrou (Jackal is marrying wolf's wife) is an old Afrikaans saying that is utterred...
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    Embracing distracting elements

    Though we regularly strive to remove all distracting elements from a typical "postcard" landscape image, I often find cases where I try to embrace them, to use them as a sort of frame to direct the viewer's attention. This is a recent (May 2009) such attempt, and I was wondering what the...
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    Intro

    Hello, my name is Bryan Soderlind and I am a photographer living in the Orlando area. I shoot portrait, action, landscape, and documentary type photography and shoot medium and large format film. You can check out my website to see what I shoot. www.bryansoderlind.com Thanks! -Bryan
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