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#TreeTuesday 18.12.2012

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Tree Tuesday

I’m joining #TreeTuesday group on social network as an excuse to take more images. Today’s wetplate is done with Kodak Folding Brownie 3A from year 1905.

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18 December, 2012 at 22:40

Tree Tuesday, 11.12.2012

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Tree Tuesday, 11.12.2012

I’m joining the Tree Tuesday project that I got inspired by http://shimmeringgrains.com/. Taken with Kodak Folding Brownie 3A and wet plate collodion technique. A FB friend posted to me a link of Modrian’s image: LINK. My camera is dating 1905 and Modrian’s image is dated 1912, just if there is any dilemma who was first…

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11 December, 2012 at 12:29

Wet Plate Collodion photography in the morning at 4C (39F)

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This morning it was temperature 4C (39F) and it was perfect to try out how does Wet Plate Collodion process work at this temperature. I had an alcohol burner (not my liver) with which I could heat up chemicals if I would need to, but it was surprisingly not needed. I did prolonged time of sensitizing a plate from 3min to 6 min and developing was a bit longer, but that was the only difference of usual procedure. I photographed an old apple tree that was sunbathing.

I used my Kodak Folding Brownie At my first exposure I didn’t fixed lens properly and it was out of focus. I repeated the shot, but I kind of like the un-fucused picture just as well. This two pics are tintypes then I repeat the shot, but I poured collodion on glass plate. I’m attaching a picture as a glass negative looks on a black velvet. That principle of backing a collodion negative with a black background it’s called an ambrotype. Check this negative bellow, half it’s on a black velvet and half is on a white paper. A pure magic, I tell you!

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7 January, 2012 at 23:02

Back from Tour de Dayton

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b5 tour the dayton photo: igor motl b5 tour the dayton photo: igor motl

Zdravo,
I’m back from my cycling tour in Bosnia and Herzegovina on an ethnic border between Federation side and Republic of Srbska, also known as Dayton border. My Tour de Dayton was great, I was making landscape pictures that have some sort of political connotations. I was traveling partly with bicycle, partly by bus. I was sleeping in a tent, at Igor Motl in Prijedor and at Timur in Sarajevo. In this four and a half days I drove 360 km with 17kg of luggage up and down Bosnian’s hills and mountains (marked red). It was very exhausting, but after every good picture I knew I’m on a right track and my motivation was on very high level. I love taking panoramic pictures on a tripod. It’s so different working pace then I’m used to! I wasn’t making almost no snapshots, every picture was on tripod. Well, this few images that I’m publishing here are snapshots, but 1400 others were taken on a tripod. Now with a help of two colleagues we will stitch those images into panoramas and that will take a while. I felt very safe in Bosnia, only I couldn’t accept so many invites to sit for a coffee. I wasn’t scared even on mine fields, but I was very scared in tunnels. I could imagine that hilly Bosnia has many tunnels, but I didn’t expect so, so many. Only from Goražde to Višegrad there are 39 tunnels and only few are lit, most of them are pitch dark. In a tunnel between Prača and Goražde I thought I’ll fade out from smog. It was very small tunnel, for only one car, perhaps a van would fit and it was more then one kilometer long. I was cycling on full power before a car, that was properly illuminating the road in front and could help me if I got in trouble. Soon when I got out I got a headache, but it was a brief one. I love Bosnian water stops. There are so many springs in Bosnia that they make a stop beside a road with a water spring aside. That water is d.e.l.i.c.i.o.u.s.

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B5 tour

Panorama head in my mind (manfrotto 303 plus)

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Ciao tutti,
yesterday I’ve bought a panoramic head Manfrotto 303 plus for my tripod and done few good images already! I hope you’ll like the video, and leave a comment if you prefer a videolog or typed weblog on photography. Or if you rate high or low, I’ll get the idea.
B5

20110616_9268_panorama with manfrotto 303plus

20110616_9262-67_panorama with manfrotto 303plus

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17 June, 2011 at 16:51

Virgin forest Krakovski pragozd

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Today I haven’t photographed meeting of Prime Ministers of Slovenia and Croatia, I photographed something way more important. A virgin forest of reservation of Krakovski pragozd. I was playing around also with HDR technique. I haven’t overdone it. Just a tip if you’ll go to the forest, carry a compass with you (GPS doesn’t work in dense forest), because in that forest even locals do get lost. I usually go in there with a friend Hrvoje Oršanič, who is an active environmentalist, a forester by profession and a fantastic nature photographer. And even he got lost in it, time ago.

Here is a good article about that forest By Janez Božič (in Slovenian)
HERE is a Google Map of the place.

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23 October, 2010 at 22:52

More images for the hotel

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Ciao guys,
here are few more images for the hotel. foto borut Peterlin 10foto borut Peterlin 116x9 landscape foto borut Peterlin16foto borut Peterlin 07foto borut Peterlin 02foto borut Peterlin 01

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8 November, 2008 at 23:51

I am intrigued by 6×9 landscape pictures

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sker & the landscape by Borut Peterlin I just returned from the lab Foto Format where they are printing my pictures. One of the pictures is also a picture of my dog in the landscape that I’ve done years ago. It’s done on FUJI GSW 690 and I can’t explain why I was hypnotized by this picture. Dimensions will be 1 x 1,5 meters. I guess I’m still under influence of Leslie Burns-dell’Aqua and her fantastic podcast on Failing is good! Before I left the studio I bought four Ilford Delta 400 films. I payed like 15 EUR and I thought that will be with developing and contact prints 36 EUR for 24 shots on 6×9 format.
I want to do some landscape photography, I want to push it as far as I can and dare to fail!

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7 November, 2008 at 19:39