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    Re: June 2012 Portraits

    lovely work everyone, enjoying these!
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    Re: um....? weirdness in this new negative

    thanks! I'll give this a try!
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    Re: April 2012 Portraits

    beautiful.
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    Re: um....? weirdness in this new negative

    thanks! Just take it into the dark and use the light or will it show in reg. or dim light?
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    Re: Images of mistakes - good or bad..

    that is cool
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    Re: April 2012 Portraits

    I have a "HUBBY" shutter sometimes....but I prefer to be BEHIND the camera...much less scary for those that may view the image later LOL
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    Re: um....? weirdness in this new negative

    I haven't had trouble with other images but this film holder arrived pre-loaded for me- so the first time I've used this holder in the camera. My other images are all great so I don't think it is a...
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    Re: Scenic painted backdrops

    I use the freedom cloth drops from Denny's Manufacturing. All kinds - scenics and others and the fabric is really easy to work with- in fact you can iron it, steam it, throw it in the washer and...
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    Re: April 2012 Portraits

    LOVELY! Collodion is a goal someday for me...always love them, great work! Enjoyed the blog too!
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    Re: April 2012 Portraits

    Thank you! more for me to think on for sure! Thanks for all the information and your thoughts - I appreciate it.
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    Re: April 2012 Portraits

    okay, thanks! So Cameron 2012 would work or no title at all even... I'm thinking of a series of images of my boys - would I title the series and not necessarily each image? Thanks for the advice- I'm...
  12. Re: old triplet lenses? are they good or bad idea?

    wow thanks...I learn new things all the time here, so glad to be a member with people that know what they are doing and offer advice. I have so much to learn...
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    Re: um....? weirdness in this new negative

    thanks, i did print it but it was too weird...no idea - almost looks to me like the tree above me is projected into the image too but no idea why that would be or how that would happen- resembles the...
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    Re: April 2012 Portraits

    I stick the sig on as habit after having images stolen offline so it is a regular web posting thing for me. perhaps we are safer in this forum than on others but I had a large company do this to me-...
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    Re: April 2012 Portraits

    photographic paper (outdated) ilford pearl rc vc- rated ISO6 in 8x10 camera. settings were f8 and 2sec. for the "neg" then this print was made contact style from the other under the enlarger- scan of...
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    Re: Paper negatives

    here we go...scans of prints- just sized and name added.
    72470 72471
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    Re: Paper negatives

    :o *blush*
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    Re: Paper negatives

    Oh I am IN LOVE with paper negatives....this is so much fun! I've done several today. I'm addicted already. wowza! I'll post after while....
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    Re: Paper negatives

    lol Thanks!!!!
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    Re: Paper negatives

    great! now...figuring out how to do the positive print...not sure how long to have it under the enlarger bulb and things....advice welcome! LOL this has been fun so far!
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    Re: Paper negatives

    before you'd posted Reinhold, I'd run one very old fiber paper thru my 8x10 (guessing at an iso 6) just for kicks. this is the paper "neg" hanging to dry right now. It was a 2sec. exposure pretty...
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    Re: Paper negatives

    thanks!
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    Re: um....? weirdness in this new negative

    i have some new ilford here, he was just being nice since I bought the holders and loaded some film for me to do some first tries LOL. I'm looking at the xray film option too (which makes hubby...
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    Re: Paper negatives

    I'm going to be trying this....think it looks fun and worth a try. learning my 8x10 and it will help to do some quick result type images like this - the figuring out iso is something I'll have to...
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    Re: um....? weirdness in this new negative

    thanks! I didn't have any issue with the first one - he sent them all at the same time, film he'd cut but this is a diff. film holder (he loaded 2 for me so I'd have some testing film) - 4 shots....
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    Re: um....? weirdness in this new negative

    it is on both sides but more on the left as you see. - thinking it was a lens thing/something to do with what i was doing in positioning it/bellows position/coverage/ something - it is in the neg....
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    um....? weirdness in this new negative

    created another neg. in camera yesterday and processed it today. There are some weird things on this...mystery to me. I'd bought this film holder from another photog who preloaded it with some...
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    thanks for this info. this will help me a lot! I'm going to reread these posts too as I decide my next steps.
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    LOL! Thanks! I have a lot to learn but looking forward to the journey. "project framework"? Jay, can you tell me more about that? Like work on a series of certain things as I learn?
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    very flawed - thinking my enlarger lens must be a dust breeding ground -ack! It's been in storage a LONG time- gotta clean it. My antique contact frame has flaws too I think (I cleaned it well but...
  31. Re: old triplet lenses? are they good or bad idea?

    whew! thank you for all this good information! lots to look at and I'll keep at it with the one I have too.
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    i do have a 4x5 like you mention with wood front...I may have to play with that some time. It's been hiding for a few years in the case.:o
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    oh I'm happy with this one so far. just was curious what these triplets were- in case I decide to go for a more "normal size" lens LOL. Jim actually sent a few lens things that screw onto this one...
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    thank you! I'll check out the homepage, I forgot about that. I easily get confused with all the options out there.
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    I've read a few threads here about petvals and triplets and all ....still confuses me some but I have been looking for more of a "normal" lens for the 8x10 and I'm one that likes soft blurred edges...
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    Re: I did it!

    thanks I'll look at those.
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    Re: I did it!

    this was some adorama type paper it says...it's very old I think and not good conditions. I'm going to have new fresh ilford arriving this week so I can try. Also, I think my shooting technique could...
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    Re: I did it!

    thank you!!!! Great info from all of you and I so appreciate it. hubby mentioned a surveyor tripod so we are going to look into that. I'll read the thread you linked. I'm thinking of trying the...
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    Re: I did it!

    thinking there was a box of clips we cleaned out of that darkroom I bought out. I'll have to check it out.
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    Re: I did it!

    oh good tip! I'll do some research... this first piece was ilford aerial film that the photog I bought the film holders from loaded for me so I'd have something to start with. he warned it would be...
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