Pictorialism

Challenge #2 in the Landscapes series. Hosted by pcassel, casperskitty.
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A photographic movement called pictorial started in the late 19th Century. The purpose was for photography to imitate etching or oil painting and thus achieve legitimacy through that path rather than being thought of as 'snap shots'. Here is a good article with illustrations from the WikiPedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pictorialism Alfred Stieglitz was probably the most famous of its practitioners although he was an American and the movement started in Europe. The movement ended or was greatly reduced in influence with the pure photography of Ansel Adams and his allies who insisted that photography was a fine art in and of itself. It didn't need to imitate anything. Here's your chance to enter a photograph in the pictorial style.
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Albumen Portrait
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This picture was taken with a Kodak Pony 135 camera in 1952 when I was experimenting with vignetting. Tri-X film was developed with D-76 The negative was digitized using an Epson flat bed scanner, The post processing consisted of using a PSP Time Machine filter to emulate an albumen print
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Submitted: Thursday, 24th September, 2009 00:17 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 16th September, 2009
Focal length: 50 mm
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 400
Notes: Tri-X film was developed with D-76 The negative was digitized using an Epson flat bed scanner
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