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Tree Island by Staged Tree Island by Staged
Camera Obscura shot.

This is a repro of a Baryt positive. It turned out fabulous, I'm still amazed how sharp and brilliant the results are. There's a slight distortion and light-decrease at the edges, which gives the picture a very surreal touch.

I'm totally in love with film, special techniques and the darkroom again. I did most of my pictures digitally during the last 2 years; it feels wonderful to be back on bw film, printing on Baryt.

My latest images are branded by my current state of mind - they are a bit lonely, hush, soft. It feels good to abandon the bright colours.


This piece is part of a series: [link] [link]

Vienna, 2006
Camera Obscura, f 138
Photo by Sandra Keplinger
Printed on Kentmere Art Classic, gradation 2
120 Ilford FP4


Edit April 07: Finally proper scan.
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:iconbrennendebuecher:
BrennendeBuecher Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
Großartig! Will mir demnächst auch eine Camera Obscura bauen und bin gerade am recherchieren :)
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dogwoodflowers Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
You are so talented! This is my favorite, would you mind if I featured it in my journal?
Thanks!
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:iconstaged:
Staged Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
Please go ahead!
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:iconsilosoemidispiace:
silosoemidispiace Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
i feel in love with your camera obscura work.
really expressive for my eyes (sorry the lame english).
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008  Student Photographer
This is a lovely piece of work that feels like it has came straight from a dream or some half-forgotten memory: it has that rich emotive feeling about that I am particularly fond of. This is great stuff, without doubt.
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:iconshashu:
shashu Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008   Photographer
i've always wanted to live on one of those islands. great capture:heart:
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:iconstaged:
Staged Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
It's actually just a bunch of trees in the middle of a meadow. ;)
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:iconshashu:
shashu Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008   Photographer
hahaha well good job making it look like a multi talented meadow:)
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:iconcatchme-22:
CatchMe-22 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007
beautiful work.. original framing and great contrast... love the surreal feel of it :)

btw thanks for the fav... muchly appreciated! Feel free to drop by again anytime :wave:
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:iconlepidophobist:
lepidophobist Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
amaizing!
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:iconwhitestar98:
whitestar98 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007
you're featured -> [link]
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:iconloucos:
Loucos Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
A great touch of poetic mood. Bravo !
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:iconsabbbrica:
sabbbriCA Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Professional Photographer
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:iconstrongerthanyou:
strongerthanyou Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007   Photographer
these camera obscura shots are awesome...i'm assuming your set up is the same as a pinhole camera, which i have gotten really interested in recently
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:iconitchybarracuda:
ItchyBarracuda Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007
Pretty breathtaking. Nice job
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:iconhorai:
horai Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007
Fascinating and very sharp as you say.

I really must start with the film again. :)
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:iconconundrum66:
conundrum66 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007
that's unique work. It's triggered some emotions.
:hug: a favourite.
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:iconiloveghosts:
iloveghosts Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007
i'm quite glad i stumbled upon this little gem
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:icontazmo:
tazmo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007   Photographer
nice one
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:iconcbjjbc:
CBJJBC Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007   Photographer
:worship:
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:iconrubberlegz:
RubberLegz Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007
love it
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:iconargentoliquido:
argentoliquido Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
This is really beautiful!! :+fav:
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:iconmad-emoiselle:
MAD-emoiselle Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
very nice!
love the atmosphere around.
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:iconilsilenzio:
ilsilenzio Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007
beautiful, i love the blur and the sense of movement towards the trees.
nice editing choice too... with the cut frame on the left
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:iconalternative-glamour:
alternative-glamour Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006
i love the vintage-y feel to this shot!
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:iconfrailsoul:
frailsoul Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
featured here [link]
:)
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:iconstaged:
Staged Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006
Thanks! :D
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:iconkareemrizk:
kareemrizk Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006   Traditional Artist
awesome!
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:iconopheliawhispers:
OpheliaWhispers Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006  Hobbyist
Wow! I love this piece! It is very surreal. It almost looks as if you are watching a silent picture and snapped the camera between films. It is very soft and womanly, especially for a b&w. Wonderful job!
I am fav'ing this!

:love:

-Ophelia
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:iconstaged:
Staged Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
Womanly... nice choice of words. Yeah, that's exactly what I see in it as well! :)
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:iconsparkamatch:
Sparkamatch Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2006
yeah i must agree, your description is perfect..i love this
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:iconmatthewcooke:
MatthewCooke Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006
what contest is this for?
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:iconstaged:
Staged Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006
The Surreal Photography contest, but it's already over.
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:iconbeachrockz4eva:
Beachrockz4eva Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
very haunting
it really gives off this dark creepy feel
I really really like it I haven't had a shot do this to me in a while
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:icontinieblo:
TINIEBLO Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2006
I like it, even it looks a little scary, I dont know why...
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:icondwarfose:
Dwarfose Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2006
I like the effect with the frame, and the blurring towards edges - very nice :)
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:iconmiraruido:
MiraRuido Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2006
Love this one! just great! :clap:
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:icon925slave:
925Slave Featured By Owner May 25, 2006
ive never seen this technique before, it works wonderfully, i love it!
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:icontiddles1:
tiddles1 Featured By Owner May 22, 2006   Photographer
u r very talented! I love this one, i reminds me of the ring! the movie.
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:iconjlx8i:
jlx8i Featured By Owner May 7, 2006   Interface Designer
very cinematic photo, well composed :)
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:icondariusberne:
dariusberne Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with SiKran lol. just like that video....
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:iconoutlawarcher:
Outlawarcher Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2006   Photographer
Wow awsoem shot mon....wow....:jawdrop:
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:iconmilian26:
milian26 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006
This reminds me of the fatal frame i played last year in PS2! good shot
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:iconl2mc:
L2Mc Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006
I really love the aged/weathered feel of the piece. it seems almnost like, well... a flashback. very cool
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:icontendence:
tendence Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
hammer... hab sowas nie mit ner camera obscura geschafft, bei mir brauchte es immer viel vorstellungskraft, um was zu erkennen :)
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:iconstaged:
Staged Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2006
Selbstgemachte Camera Obscura?
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:icontendence:
tendence Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Ja, aber ultrasimpel version.
deine?
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:iconstaged:
Staged Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2006
Meine aus Holz, mit sehr exaktem Loch.
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:iconkorpus-k:
korpus-k Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2006
stunning..
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:iconshikaz:
Shikaz Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2006
this effect u got it by the cam ?
i really like it
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