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    Re: Painting an Elwood?

    Didn't think anyone would want it. Imagine my surprise at this thread. Have one PM about it already. If that doesn't pan out I'll post something in the For Sale section. Free to a good home...
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    Re: Ebay - lenses from Japan

    I just purchased a 240mm Schneider G-Claron from Japan. Was exactly as described and shipped fast and without trouble. I had concerns but a friend who makes his living on eBay said it's a no...
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    Re: Painting an Elwood?

    I have an Elwood in my basement that a friend gave me. Never used it since I was only contact printing 8x10. But his wife painted it -- the column and base -- blue with white clouds. Kind of neat...
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    Re: The Print

    I had seen some big stainless steel sinks made by Calumet that would be nice but they weren't quite right. So I built my sink out of wood and covered it in marine epoxy. Ugh -- that's nasty...
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    Re: The Print

    Lovely workspace. Especially like the big windows and natural light. Has my cave beat. The process is much the same as mine save for a couple diversions. All my wet process takes place in a big...
  6. Re: SP445 Development Tank Wobbly Lid

    Just received mine last week. Before purchase I had viewed a review on YouTube and the person used strong rubber bands to keep the lid in place and not leak. I assumed liquid and not light. Other...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    I've made a lot of the circle pictures. Something odd and voyeuristic about the views seems to resonate with me. I've never been able to achieve them with 4x5 which I now have. Purely an 8x10...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    A new (to me) Zone VI 4x5 camera arrived yesterday as I prepare for another project. Have been looking through my old view camera prints and came across this one. Always interested at the...
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    Re: post your trees!

    And another tree image made with the 8x10 Zone VI camera with a 305 Schneider G-Claron lens.
    https://scooterinthesticks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/160130_photography_life006.jpg
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    Re: post your trees!

    Have a lot of tree photos. This one was made a few miles from my home. Shot with an 8x10 Zone VI camera using a 125mm Fujinon W lens. Circle picture....
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    Re: Boring Photographs

    I agree that photos aren't intrinsically boring. Much depends on the viewer's experience, willingness and perception that makes an image boring or not. I remember looking at the work of Robert...
  12. Re: The Story Behind Albert Watson’s Portrait of Steve Jobs

    For some strange reason I have difficulty making the connection with a still camera. I used to do video interviews for documentary films and had no problem getting people to open up. But with the...
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    Re: Emerging from Digital (again)

    Thanks! All my newly purchased gear is in transit. Kind of neat watching all the tracking info.
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    Re: Emerging from Digital (again)

    I need the digital cameras for my Vespa blog photography. They support the kind of ongoing sketching required to support the things I write. For that they're perfect tools.
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    Re: Emerging from Digital (again)

    I didn't find digital monotonous as much as too fast for certain projects that require more contemplation. The view camera slows down my body and mind and forces a process that's just different. ...
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    Re: Emerging from Digital (again)

    Yes sir Louis. My shadow inclusion was intentional.
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    Re: Emerging from Digital (again)

    . My shadow was included by design. More and more I seem to find myself appearing in my photographs.

    Glad to be back in the large format realm. Looking forward to the darkroom especially.
  18. Re: The Story Behind Albert Watson’s Portrait of Steve Jobs

    What strikes me as most important about what Watson has said pertains to his ability to establish a relationship with the subject. The camera and technique is secondary in that no matter how good...
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    Emerging from Digital (again)

    It seems there was a reason I didn't dismantle my darkroom a few years ago when I swore off film forever and let go my 8x10 camera along with my Leica M6. Suddenly, I found myself clicking the "BUY"...
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    Re: Short lens on Calumet C1

    Randy,

    I sent the eBay guy in Chicago a note about a recessed lens board and am awaiting a reply. Even with a 210mm lens I'll need a recessed board on the C-1. What was I thinking...
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    Re: Short lens on Calumet C1

    Alan,

    I can cope with the bad/rail being in the way if I can figure out how to get the lens close enough to the film plane. With the 135mm lens I want to use I would need a recessed lensboard...
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    Short lens on Calumet C1

    After a ten year hiatus from shooting 8x10 I've started again. I picked up a C1 for a song but realize I may have made a bad decision because, in the past at least, I would shoot with a short lens...
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    Re: Reboot

    Reboot -- a wonderful and frightening action. As 61 approaches I wonder about the road ahead and can swing between mature regret and childish indifference. I prefer indifference, especially when...
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    Re: how old are we?

    I'll turn 60 this summer. Can hardly believe what that means. When I look in the mirror I'm still thinking I'm in my twenties. The Calumet C-1 I bought last week should shock me into my actual...
  25. Re: 8x10 vs 4x5 keep/sell/wait/ the merry go round continues

    I threw away the pros and cons list last week, thought hard about the new project I want to engage, and made the decision to move ahead with another 8x10 camera. A Calumet C-1 has already arrived...
  26. Re: 8x10 vs 4x5 keep/sell/wait/ the merry go round continues

    I was going to post something this evening when I saw yours. In 2007 I sold my Zone VI 8x10 camera, lenses, tripod, Gitzo head, film holders, backpack, the works. And I've regretted it ever since. ...
  27. Re: Darkroom chemical exposure and medication interactions

    Easier said than done. From three physicians I've received shrugs. A fourth said if I was worried I should stop. Not much help.

    Seeing a rheumatologist at Johns Hopkins on Monday. I'll ask one...
  28. Darkroom chemical exposure and medication interactions

    Last fall I was suddenly (in several days) felled by psoriatic arthritis -- normal one day and a few latter was almost in a wheelchair. I was diagnosed quickly and put on a methotrexate dose once a...
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    Bucking the print size trend

    I am completing my MFA in Art and will be having a show of my work in April. I have always printed small----8x10ish images on 11x14 paper. As I began planning my show and surveying the large...
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    Portfolio submission

    I've wrestled with this question myself for a long, long time. Being at a university I have had the opportunity to speak to many artists, critics, curators, gallery owners and art historians who...
  31. Giving up the view camera---am I nuts?

    Diane,

    I have a JOBO CPP2 with lift. Several tanks including a 3005 Expert Drum for 8x10. I will try and email you.

    steve
  32. Giving up the view camera---am I nuts?

    Well, I made my decision, packed up my 8x10 Zone VI camera this afternoon and sent it off to Midwest Photo in trade for a Mamiya 7 with an 80mm lens. I will probably sell all the lenses, holders,...
  33. A Contemporary Female Vision of the Landscape

    If you are talking contemporary you should probably add Tomiko Jones. She works in the landscape and meets the requirement the Frank Petrino expressed.

    Her work upsets many people and brings many...
  34. Giving up the view camera---am I nuts?

    Thanks again for all the feedback. I just re-read everything and a comment from Frank Petrino stood out:

    "The secret is to dispassionate about the camera equipment and more passionate about the...
  35. Giving up the view camera---am I nuts?

    Thanks Oren for the compliment and suggestions for the Mamiya 7. I think you are right, I can adapt to the framelines and I don't make big enlargements. I have to admit the reason I first moved...
  36. Giving up the view camera---am I nuts?

    Thanks for all the comments, they have been helpful.

    I have considered carefully the loss of movements that comes with a hand camera. While I have used movements on occassion the way I work just...
  37. Giving up the view camera---am I nuts?

    I have been struggling for the past year with a decision to abandon the view camera as a tool in my photographic arsenal. The evidence (film shot) shows that I am not using it as I once did. Down...
  38. More 8x10 portraits from my "First 20" series

    Paul,

    I like your image of "Abigail" the tank. I have a similar one somewhere-----I live a few hundred yards from here in Boalsburg.

    Do you live in the area? There aren't that many large...
  39. More 8x10 portraits from my "First 20" series

    In regard to the "why" questions related to this series of work....

    Very recently a similar discussion ensued among a private mailing group of photographers in response to a landscape series of...
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    Experience with MCS Format Frames

    Thanks for the feedback.

    I definitely want to cut corners and the prints I am using them for are going to be borderless. On top of that I want to display them in a grid with one frame touching...
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