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    greetings from the dark side

    just stumbled in here, neat forum. I got started in photography in the 60's with a hand me down Nikon F and eventually gravitated to the photolab side of the profession, never lost the fascination of creating images from negatives. From there I got involved with aerial processing and printing, 9x9 negs and positives on 250' rolls. Most of my career was spent squinting into a grain magnifier coaxing horizontal 10x10 Dursts and DeVeres back and forth to make anything from 8x10's up to multi-panel murals on everything from mylar to Cibachrome. Now it's all photoshop and digital printers, can't say I really miss the old relics but it is amazing what we were able to do with what now seems so antiquated. Looking forward to seeing what all is going on in this community.

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    Re: greetings from the dark side

    Welcome. Are you shooting large format?

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    Re: greetings from the dark side

    Hypo crystalized upon the vent fan screen and other territorial wonders. Welcome.

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    Re: greetings from the dark side

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew O'Neill View Post
    Welcome. Are you shooting large format?
    GOOD LORD NO!!! Printing LF professionally day in and day out for the last 40 years the last thing I want when I relax is more of the same!
    I prefer Russian sidecar motorcycles massive stereo systems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aerial View Post
    GOOD LORD NO!!! Printing LF professionally day in and day out for the last 40 years the last thing I want when I relax is more of the same!
    I prefer Russian sidecar motorcycles massive stereo systems.
    I think you might be a little confused about what this forum is all about, which is all about printing and shooting in large-format.... So you're basically having the opposite reaction that every other person on here would have, we enjoy shooting large-format that's why were here

    That said, welcome, and perhaps maybe something here will pique your interest and you'll start shooting film again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aerial View Post
    GOOD LORD NO!!! Printing LF professionally day in and day out for the last 40 years the last thing I want when I relax is more of the same!
    I prefer Russian sidecar motorcycles massive stereo systems.
    Exactly my response to people who ask why I don't shoot digital.
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    Re: greetings from the dark side

    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    I think you might be a little confused about what this forum is all about,
    Not at all, actually I was looking for another place besides Ebay to sell some very neat equipment, but am barred from the buy/sell sub forum for a 30 day probationary period (that's a first for me on forums!) Large format has been a big part of my livelihood and I've watched it go from mainstream to a niche/hobbyist endeavor. And that's sad, but I am glad there are those keeping the art alive.

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    Re: greetings from the dark side

    Welcome, I'm sure many here would benefit from your knowledge and experience.

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    Re: greetings from the dark side

    Quote Originally Posted by Aerial View Post
    Not at all, actually I was looking for another place besides Ebay to sell some very neat equipment, but am barred from the buy/sell sub forum for a 30 day probationary period (that's a first for me on forums!) Large format has been a big part of my livelihood and I've watched it go from mainstream to a niche/hobbyist endeavor. And that's sad, but I am glad there are those keeping the art alive.
    Hmm well, look forward to next moths fire sale

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