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not on your tintype

obsolete Absolutely not; no way; not on your life. A tintype (also called a ferrotype) was a photograph made on a sensitized metallic base in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; why or how it came to be used in this phrase, however, is unknown. Primarily heard in US. David: "Hey John Boy, come over and help me paint the house this afternoon." John: "Not on your tintype, Davey! I've got plans tonight and have no intention of getting dirtied up before then!"
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I ran the portrait through TinType by Hipstamatic and got this result
Tintypes--Following the work of Daguerre, Hamilton Smith patented tintypes (also called ferrotypes) in 1856.
Having decided to highlight the individuals behind the music, Sage Gateshead commissioned Sunderland photographer Andy Martin to portray each musician using a process called tintype or wet collodion - popular for a time in Victorian England but which he has brought back in to use.
The process of tintype begins by pouring collodion (a flammable, syrupy solution of cellulose nitrate in ether and alcohol) onto a metal plate or sheet of glass, where it firms slightly and is then put it into a dark box filled with silver nitrate to sensitize the plate.
At the start of the Civil War, the nation's photography galleries and image purveyors were overflowing with a variety of photographs of all kinds and sizes, many examples of which will be featured in the exhibition: portraits made on thin sheets of copper (daguerreotypes), glass (ambrotypes), or iron (tintypes), each housed in a small decorative case, and larger, "painting-sized" likenesses on paper, often embellished with India ink, watercolor, and oils.
She explains how to make light-sensitive materials for developing unique digital images and techniques to transfer them to various substrates, including glass and canvas, as well as ways to make prints inspired by early processes like anthotype, cyanotype, tintype, daguerreotype, photogravure, and Polaroid, and traditional printmaking processes like monotypes, collagraphs, and etchings.
Dykstra includes in the book one of the few extant photographs of Adams, an undated tintype. It is haunting.
While Kendrick's photography can regularly be found in such publications as National Geographic, Life and Smithsonian magazines, his true passion lies in wet-plate or tintype photography.
The scratchy, fragmentary print, its tintype settings, reflect the unbridgeable distance in time, the awkwardness of the characters, whose unhappiness is foreshadowed at every turn.
He reaches for a bloody wound at his side and discovers a strange manacle cuffed to his wrist and a lovely Stranger's tintype photograph lying in the dust at his feet--and so begins the mystery of how this loner will come to save humankind from a battalion of unidentified, unfriendly and most unwelcome flying objects.
The tintype went to private collector William Koch at Brian Lebel's 22nd Annual Old West Show & Auction, where auction spokeswoman Melissa McCracken said the image of the 1800s outlaw was the most expensive piece sold at the event.
Auction spokeswoman Melissa McCracken said the tintype image of the famed 1800s outlaw was the most expensive piece sold at the event.
It was not clear what Koch might do with the 5-by-8-centimeter tintype -- the only known adult portrait of the legendary outlaw known as William Bonney, Henry Antrim, Henry McCarty or just "the Kid."
The adventure activities include an exhibition titled 'Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship' at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science; special exhibits on display at the Denver Art Museum and the Denver Botanic Gardens; and an auction of the only existing tintype of Billy the Kid in Denver, from June 24 to 26, 2011, at Brian Lebel's Old West Show and Auction.
The Pack A.D.'s third album, We Kill Computers, is a departure from their previous CDs, the blues-infused Funeral Mixtape and Tintype. We Kill Computers has a punkier, garage band sound that really showcases Becky Black's evolving guitar licks.