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Banjo ambrotype

Today’s plate. Another shot of my banjo, on 8x10 black glass. Part of my “Music” series.


is that like, a mirror image? Looks “wrong” handed. lol


Ambrotypes are direct positive images, so they are reversed because of how optics project images onto surfaces.

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Ahh, yeah… that’s right… uh, I knew that, yeah. That’s my story.:wink:

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LOL, no worries. It’s part of what makes wet plate collodion images unique. If I shoot it on clear glass, I can intensify the image and use it as a negative for printing. I will do some of those soon and print them in platinum.

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