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    Re: Hello from Bay Area, CA

    Greetings from VA and welcome! I, too, am limited to 4x5, but know that you'll find highly qualified experts here, now and in the future.
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    Re: DIY 4x5 Enlarger with LED light source

    Hello. Glad someone is working on a new saleable item. I would need one for 4x5 to fit an Omega D-type enlarger. I started a thread or two on that a while back and learned even more fully how much I...
  3. Thread: Hello all!

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    Re: Hello all!

    Welcome! This is a great place to land -- and see!
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    Re: post your trees!

    Very fine, Paul.
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    Re: Ships, boats, and/or watercraft

    Wow, Maris, that's one complex and tricky scene to compose, beautifully handled. The eye never tires of exploring. Although your technique and vision is quite different, the lyricism of this image...
  6. Thread: Develop -N2

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    Re: Develop -N2

    Patrick, I think Doremus's suggestion will serve you well as a starting point for this scene, i.e., 7 min with an extra stop of exposure. If that takes you a bit too far, 8 minutes may be about...
  7. DIY traction improvers for Bogen 3221 tripod

    Sometime back I posted a query for suggestions for adding some traction to the feet of my Bogen 3221 tripod. Much of my work is indoors, and although the rubber feet generally work well, they can...
  8. Thread: Develop -N2

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    Re: Develop -N2

    I would guess your 7 minutes may be close enough, though I would probably tend toward an extra half-minute and handle the added highlight density with print flashing, as mentioned above. I have not...
  9. Re: Eco-Pro paper developer -- some observations

    Just note from further examination of the prints. Since I print on semi-matter but prefer a more lustrous surface that brings out the fuller range of values better, I varnish the prints with Paul...
  10. Eco-Pro paper developer -- some observations

    I recently bought some, Dektol still being on back order and my Multigrade developer replacement running out. Eco-Pro advertises itself as good with warm-tone papers and especially for toning.

    My...
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    Re: Post your signs

    Maris, that's very good, and good to see something from you. Hope all's well down yonder.
  12. Re: Self-development, education on the ubiquitous web

    Thank you, all.

    Ken, as usual your insight is keen. I shall do so; I recognize and appreciate the discipline of the challenge. My restless search is more the fruit of frustration, that I am not...
  13. Thread: Hello!

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    Re: Hello!

    Bruce Barnbaum's book, yes! Should have thought of it myself.
  14. Thread: June Portraits

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    Re: June Portraits

    Inochkin, boy with pole:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/antoniogb/21231501581/in/album-72157673696909463/
  15. Self-development, education on the ubiquitous web

    A thread on recommended sites, channels, etc. would too encompassing a label. I'm asking really about other resources for photographers somwwhat like myself, for inspiration and education.

    This...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Very fine, Ken and Peter.
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    Making Adox Poly Warmtone

    I enjoyed this video tour of the regenerated film- and paper-coating plant in Switzerland. Made Oct. 2019.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BO-ubpgC2o
  18. Thread: Hello!

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    Re: Hello!

    For gear, two additional things come to mind.

    1. A magnifier for fine focusing on the ground glass. There are many solutions at different price points. An inexpensive 6x or 8x will keep you on...
  19. Thread: June Portraits

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    Re: June Portraits

    Inchkin, these portraits capture better than most attempts I have seen, the quality of portraits made a century or so ago. Well done, and with perhaps one exception, quite a departure from the...
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    Re: Photographs of Historic Buildings

    Jimenosaiz, thank you for the historic tour. Well done.
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    Re: Photographs of Historic Buildings

    Nice image, MDphoto.
  22. Thread: Hello!

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    Re: Hello!

    A good book, such as Ansel Adams's The Camera, or Steve Simmons's Using the View Camera, is a very good way to work through camera movements, which are one of the most essential differences of LF...
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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

    Membrane, schmembrane. What you need is one of those Olivetti or Royal machines from the 1940s that Ken Lee likes to photograph. Now those were classy typing machines!
  24. Thread: Ed From NYC

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    Re: Ed From NYC

    Welcome!
    My wife and I lived in Manhattan, 215th St. just off Inwood Park, and worked downtown at 8th and 29th, later Columbus Circle, between 1976 and 1985. I recall the Photo district well from...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Lassethomas, the trees remind one of a Grimm Bros. fairy tale. Remarkable. You split toning in the first is effective.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    John, the stream with dappled sunlight is unusual and refreshing.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Patrick, that's lovely.
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    Re: The Setup and the Shot

    Nice, Justin.
  29. Re: Many paper developers back-ordered or special order with long delivery lead

    ADM, I don't mind considering these in the future, but it's not very helpful to have no technical information on the products, even dilution. If I spend $20 on 1 liter of developer, I would like to...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Well done, drj52. I can imagine such an image with stronger lighting as well.
  31. Many paper developers back-ordered or special order with long delivery lead

    I have had some Dektol back-ordered for about a month, and, nearing the end of my short-term substitute supply, I hastened to the B&H site today to see what might be available. There are some, but...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Ken, nice irony.
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    Re: Tiny Format Portraits

    Peter, what an engaging portrait! Well done.
  34. Thread: Doors

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    Re: Doors

    Pat, well done!
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    Re: post your trees!

    Very fine, Chris. The open shadows convey the atmosphere well. I spent my earliest years in Stockbridge in the 1950s; this reminds me of that time. (Except for the air-conditioners.)
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    Re: Still Life 2020

    Nice work, rrunnertexas!
  37. Thread: Self Portraits

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    Re: Self Portraits

    That's some wisdom tooth!
  38. Re: An imagined LED enlarger light source for 4x5 -- NEW INFO FOR TECHNICIANS

    Jim, thank you for chiming in, and for the spectral caveat, which is very important. I don't think you're too late; I think the party has yet to begin; I am only trying to get it started.

    I had...
  39. Re: Seeking Ideas For Replacing Film Holder Labels?

    PEC film cleaner might also work, but maybe not if the writing is very old.
  40. Thread: Dektol Issue

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    Re: Dektol Issue

    Is it possible that you have been using your developer containers for many years? A deposit can build up on the walls of, for example, dark plastic jugs and eventually start releasing itself, or...
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