David Macgillivray Meets My Sword ExcaliburSunday, December 10, 2017
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My friend David Macgillivray came for a visit today and I showed him my new Sword Excalibur, a repaired iPhone3G that is no longer a phone but a camera.
Working within its limitations it takes pictures with a style that I like.
For these pictures of Macgillivray I used two hot lights (the modeling lights of my Dynalites. One had a focusing spotlight with a venetian blinds gobo projected on his face and on my studio (small it is) gray wall. The other was a grid spot with an extension to make it narrower which I directed towards his eyes. Working on the intensity of the lights (not very bright as the 3G blows out the highlights) I obtained the picture you see on the left. From there I went to Corel Paint Shop Pro X2 to Photo Effects – Time Machine and picked Cyanotype at about an intensity of 65%. Presto!
I took only two photographs as Macgillivray closed his eyes for the first attempt.