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    Re: Around the house?

    Bravo, Pat! This one really comes together well. Good light, contrast, and composition.
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

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    Kelp, California, 1962
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

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    This goes back a long time, I was 13. The photograph was made in 1954 on a trip with Brett Weston and my dad. We were passing through Bridgeport, California, late afternoon on our way home...
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    Re: Still Life 2020

    Thank you, Pat.

    Best,
    Merg
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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

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    Paper Towel, 2020
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    Re: Still Life 2020

    Thank you, Randy.
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    Re: Still Life 2020

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    Caliper & Gears
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    Re: Lights ON Central Camera

    May they rise like a phoenix. A good read, sad but with hope.
    Thanks for posting, Randy.
  9. Re: Is the obsession with analogue gearing an obstacle to art?

    Peter, there is truth to this. The surrealistic work of Jerry Uelsmann comes to mind, done the hard way in a darkroom, before the invention of PhotoShop. And now we have the work of Pedro Meyer cited...
  10. Re: Is the obsession with analogue gearing an obstacle to art?

    The choice of process will not make your work "creative." That rests with your ability to see.

    With practice, whichever process you choose should not inhibit creativity. At least, this has been my...
  11. Re: Does anyone know a source for Omega D5 parts?

    Unfortunately, Harry died in 2016 at the age of 93. His wealth of knowledge was indeed amazing. I too had the pleasure of dealing with him for many years.
  12. Re: What can cause TINY TINY white spots on a neg?

    From my experience, Freestyle is good to work with on such matters. I had a problem a few years ago with a paper that was not behaving as it should. They replaced the entire order without a problem....
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    Re: Jan Pietrzak’s passing.

    Sad to hear. Although I never met Jan, we corresponded a few times. His passion was evident, accompanied by a knowledge that he was eager to share. Indeed a loss.

    My sincere condolences to his...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

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    Thanks Alan. Interesting, I hadn't thought of Jerry. Actually, the difficulty was in printing, and matching the reflection to the sky.

    Slight correction, the lens was a 7 1/2" TR in...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

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    Tule Lake, CA, 1967

    8x10/TR 12"/ Plus-X
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    Re: Liquid Orthazite formula

    Chris, I would suggest making a 1% or 2% stock solution of Benzotriazole. The chemical is available from the Formulary and was sold by Kodak as Anti-Fog #1. I used it for many years without adding...
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    Re: Wet Plate Image Sharing, June 2020

    That is really wonderful, Monty. Everything works, right down to the shoelaces.

    And, congratulaions to your son for enduring the 30 seconds so well!

    Best,
    Merg
  18. Thread: Doors

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    Re: Doors

    Thank you, Pat.

    All the best,
    Merg
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    Re: Windows

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    Re: Doors

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    Door, Alamos, Mexico
  21. Re: Which State is the Best State for Landscape Photographers to Live?

    Understood, and a good question. And one that gives me thought.

    I have photographed at a location made famous by Edward Weston, namely Weston Beach at Point Lobos in Carmel, from the time of my...
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    Re: Still Life 2020

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    Studio Series, Postal Scale
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    Re: Still Life 2020

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    Studio Series, Bottles #2
  24. Re: 25th Anniversary of the Large Format Photography Forum

    You should follow my posts more closely, John!

    Hope all goes well in Fresno with you, family, and friends.

    I think when we first met on this forum, you were perfecting a turkey camera.
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  25. Re: 25th Anniversary of the Large Format Photography Forum

    Thought you might chime in, Kirk. To quote you from when you became a moderator in June, 2008 - "I hope to make a contribution towards civility." - Indeed you did, and your five year run was a...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

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    Plane & Level
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    Skylight/FP4+/Rodinal
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    Re: Photographs of Windows

    Great photo Merg. The aged and weathered wood tones are captured perfectly.

    Best regards,
    Pat[/QUOTE]



    Thank you Barry and Pat. The perfect subject for an 8x10 contact print!

    Best,
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    Re: Photographs of Windows

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    Window, Bodie, CA

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  29. 25th Anniversary of the Large Format Photography Forum

    Noting this forum was founded in 1995 by QT Luong, thank you QT for continuing to make this forum possible. For close to twenty years I have witnessed it change from the flame wars of yore to the...
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    Re: Minimalism, post yours

    Thank you, Peter.
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    Re: Minimalism, post yours

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    Pine Needles on Porch, 1955
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    Re: Photography Collection/Sasse Museum

    Thank you. The "Ice, Mono Lake, 1954" photo was made with a 4x5 camera using a 250mm lens. It was my "normal" lens for many years. The section in the photo would have been less than 8x10 inches in...
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    Re: Photography Collection/Sasse Museum

    Monty, glad you enjoyed the collection. Your kind words are very much appreciated.

    All the best,

    Merg
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    Re: Photography Collection/Sasse Museum

    Roger and Philip, thank you.

    There is a story as to how I became involved in this. The museum director, Gene Sasse had been gifted a large number of photographs, among them some of mine and some...
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    Re: Photography Collection/Sasse Museum

    Most welcome Pieter. An eclectic collection for sure!

    Edward Weston with his 8x10 (pgs. 44-45) resulted in this photograph of Paul Ivano in his Bugatti. (For those seeking trivia, Paul is using a...
  36. Thread: Abstracts

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    Re: Abstracts

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    Shower Curtain

    Plus-X, D-76 1:1, 150mm Symmar, 1974
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    Re: Abstracts

    Pat, this works well. Circle in the square is perfect. Bravo!
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    Photography Collection/Sasse Museum

    Photographs from the Sasse Museum collection have been published as an e-book. There is a short introduction and historical perspective.
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    Re: post your urban landscapes

    Thank you, Christo. I hope the expired Plus-X rolls work well for you. We are fortunate to still have many good films from which to choose, although nothing like the old Plus-X and Pan-X. I use...
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    Re: post your urban landscapes

    Eyes indeed! Thanks Pat.
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