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Moving into the Large Glass Plate Negatives

The time has come when with great anticipation I am starting to photograph the larger wet-collodion Glass plate negatives. Starting at approximately 16 x 16 inches they will go all the way up to the largest plate which is 1.5 metres on the long side. I have just completed the first box and as I am creating files at approximately 15000 x 15000 pixels from almost grainless negatives, incredible depth and detail is being uncovered. I have created this zoomify of the first negative I photographed to share with you.

This is part of a panorama of Ballarat in Victoria, taken from the Town Hall Clocktower looking down and across the town. As you can see the image captures the intersection and stretches out into the distance. Minute details such as signs on buildings can be read all the way into the back of the image.