Re: OT, Historical Photo Question

From: Jack Brubaker ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 10/10/05-03:01:49 PM Z
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Morris Rosenfeld was a popular photographer of the New York yachting scene
in the 1940s - 1960s. He kept a file of nice skies that he printed onto the
subject image. He complained that most of the time the sky was boring or
washed out against the bright water subjects. It was all enlarger technique
not merging of actual negatives. Or, so I have read.


> From: Katharine Thayer <>
> Reply-To:
> Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2005 11:08:45 +0000
> To:
> Subject: Re: OT, Historical Photo Question
> Hi Dan,
> This is known as "combination printing" and was used to great effect by,
> for example, Gustav le Gray in the mid-19th century. According to
> Beaumont Newhall's classic history of photography, rather than the two
> plates being "melded" as you suggest, "The two negatives were masked;
> part of the print was made from one, and part from the other." Hope
> that's helpful,
> Katharine
> Dan Burkholder wrote:
>> Sorry to clutter the list with this but I don't know of a more
>> knowledgeable group to ask. A friend sent the following inquiry so any
>> info is much appreciated and will be forwarded to him with the
>> appropriate credit line:
>>> Some "old time" black and white photographers use to take two
>>> photographs, one for foreground and one for sky and "meld" them some
>>> how into one plate (back in the days of glass plates). Just at a talk
>>> with Robert Glenn Ketchum who was talking about it. Do you know what
>>> photographers there were, the name of the process and where I might
>>> find out more info on it?
>> Thanks for helping!
>> Dan
>> --
Received on Mon Oct 10 15:02:03 2005

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