First Still Life of the New Year / by Jim Sincock

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It seems I haven't been taking too many photos lately, and definitely not many with the film cameras. Today I decided to try out an antique lens a friend gave me. I'm not sure what it came off of but it fits my 4x5 camera. This was shot as a paper negative, then scanned and adjusted digitally. 

The lens appears to have a homemade waterhouse stop in it, although it has a very shallow depth of field. The glass of the lens is filthy, but I'm not sure I want to clean it. It seems to add to the soft focus dreamy feel and I'm kind of digging it!

I'm quite happy with the way this image turned out and will surely work on some other ideas.