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This dag was made on 5/4/11 at Hopewell Furnace, PA. I was there with Argentine Productions helping film the parks new visitor orientation film.... so why not make a daguerreotype crew photo! Exposure was 15 Sec. at f2.0. Such a shame, my xenon dag portrait lens shows its lack of flare resistance and image coverage with such a large landscape. Bad choice of lens for such wide composition, but it's all I had packed in the case. The edges look really good in person and very sharp. The center just gets too too blown-out, but not quite as bad as this scan portrays. Conclusion...EH...It's Not Horrible.
An Original 1/6th Plate Dag I picked up, made by Edward H. Stokes. Seems he was a daguerreotypist at 37 East State Street in Trenton, N.J. from 1854 - 1859. Very Beautiful!
What a bummer... This process is just so freaking humbling, the hoops you must go through just to get the plate ready and then look what happens in the end. The dag looked much better prior to guilding, but the heat brought out the solarization in all the wrong places. Too much light, Too much time.