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  1. Re: Long narrow printing trays, where to get them?

    I went to Home Depot they have under the bed heavy duty plastic storage units that I use are perfect for scrolling prints.
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    Re: Carbon Printing Video

    Great Video Vaughn and Jim looks like a complete experience.
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    Re: Carbon printing vs Gum dichromate

    I can only speak to gum printing, I have found that the secret for me at least is the ability for the light to harden the gum - pigment- Ammonium Dichromate mixture. where there is more light more...
  4. Re: Dry mounting and the “orange peel” effect

    Yes , also depending on how much pressure you give... when pressing prints I error on a hotter press with less pressure and time.
  5. Re: Archival Properties of Varnishes used in Wetplate

    Just photoshop differences, I think -- I see no fading or surface defects.
  6. Re: Archival Properties of Varnishes used in Wetplate

    Ok so the first image which is warm and golden and the second image is quite desaturated... I am a bit confused
  7. Thread: Pyro

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    Re: Pyro

    This is what I do as well...


    I also should point out that with PMK which I am use to I find the most significant factor is the tannin effect or the hardening of the film as it develops which...
  8. Re: Which State is the Best State for Landscape Photographers to Live?

    Drew we have spies looking out for the likes of you , trying to get into Canada....
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

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    the plate burners in action , 26K and 32K , this is one of the sinks, those are 20 x 24 trays and a 33 x 44 wash out station.
  10. Re: Which State is the Best State for Landscape Photographers to Live?

    Well right now we are considering letting Oregon, California, Washington to join Canada all immigration welcome up here.

    I kind of like the Carolina's so they can come up here as well
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    Re: Decent Video Camera for Website Posting?

    I phone for anything on the web for me.. perfect device
  12. Re: Which State is the Best State for Landscape Photographers to Live?

    Ontario the last state to join has amazing lakes and rugged features.
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    Re: Tray print washer question

    I would love to make a vertical washer for murals, kind of what I have seen of videos of Clyde Butcher has.. if anyone has plans for one of these I would love to see them... I would use the hard grey...
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    Re: Experience with Colenta Processors

    Not to mention that back in the day when I managed a E6 lab we had Kodak and Fuji technical help at our fingertips and any one running a film lab did run calibration . E6 was the most finicky, C41...
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    Re: Experience with Colenta Processors

    I went to your website.. Really nice ... I too used a Fuji Frontier Scanner and loved it,, I also have a Creo Eversmart and Imocan.... When I did my last move I got rid of the Frontier Scanner. I...
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    Re: Experience with Colenta Processors

    The answer is obvious to me... there are three elements to consider time price quality - you can have two of them never three. If your lab is positioning itself on quality then a dip and...
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    Re: Experience with Colenta Processors

    In Toronto , Downtown Camera just bought within the last year 1- Hostert dip and dunk BW and a Hostert C41 dip and dunk, I know they paid a bundle and am gobsmacked that they did this, so actually I...
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    Re: Experience with Colenta Processors

    At this moment in my life , I could increase my film process side of the business but I have decided to leave the volume stuff to others with dip and dunk which is pretty fool proof, but with that...
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    Re: Experience with Colenta Processors

    I have had experience with this type of processors and pretty much most methods of process... I currently use Jobo roller, but if I wanted to go up scale I would seriously look at the Jobo...
  20. Re: Large printing paper... e.g. 40x50" available anywhere?

    B&H and all the major stores can get this for you.
  21. Re: 25th Anniversary of the Large Format Photography Forum

    This forum has always been a great resource for me and I gladly participate when I can. happy 25 birthday.
  22. Thread: Fred Picker

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    Re: Fred Picker

    For me it was Man Ray.. I only use 4 x 5 and 8 x 10 , roll film can work but not with the same precision when trying to solarize.
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    Re: Film & Developer combo for Salt Prints

    Gary - thank you so much for that link,, I am a member here now for over 16 years and this is exactly the reason I am still participating, this is a great resource... I am about to do a rather large...
  24. Thread: Fred Picker

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    Re: Fred Picker

    Making your own silver emulsion for paper ... I am really impressed Peter with your long term commitment. way to go.
  25. Thread: Fred Picker

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    Re: Fred Picker

    I have never used it Andrew too pretty.... but I would like to wear it down... right now use a reducing back on a 8 x10 camera that was given to me by a member on this site.. Vindaloo Dave...
  26. Thread: Fred Picker

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    Re: Fred Picker

    I have all Freds notes as many here do, I waited for each newsletter and learned much from them, At the time I was working in a commercial lab environment and these notes were a connection to a group...
  27. Thread: Fred Picker

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    Re: Fred Picker

    I own a Wisner Picker collaboration 4 x 5 camera.. it is really nice.
  28. Re: Flashing still used with Multi-Contrast papers ??

    Steve

    .....From my Post #6

    What I do to increase mid tone contrast is to dodge in the basic exposures to steepen the curve (so to speak) much like soft light in PS. This technique is done in...
  29. Thread: Fred Picker

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    Re: Fred Picker

    You too,

    I fondly remember Ted, he was an amazing person on this Large Format Photography Forum. Incredibly open with his knowledge , his specialty was scanner technology
    and he taught a course...
  30. Re: 8x10 film dev - what do you use as a process?

    For regular 8 x 10 film I use Jobo , but I do an initial twist and invert for 15 seconds or so to get the chems on the film as fast as possible.. My main developer has been PMK .

    For my personal...
  31. Thread: Fred Picker

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    Re: Fred Picker

    I am sorry to hear that, I met him at the ash spreading ceremony of Ted Harris,

    Bob
  32. Re: Flashing still used with Multi-Contrast papers ??

    Flashing was used in photo comp extensively, we would combine transparancies and hard copy onto the same film and we had to flash one of them so they would balance out to the same contrast ratio....
  33. Thread: Fred Picker

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    Re: Fred Picker

    There is a forum member Bruce... who knew Fred very well and worked with him.
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    Re: Re-Launched Personal Website

    I find the site quite nice and easy to look at... one point, in your about section you talk about lith printing and ectalure, but in your image areas I see not lith prints.? I would include a few...
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    Re: Split grade printing question

    The Lambda silver gelatin paper, is to my knowledge Ilford Galerie grade 4 emulsion but with an added red sensitivity.. therefore I have to use the paper in total darkness.
    So one can start with a...
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    Re: Split grade printing question

    Split grade become popular when multigrade papers came out in the 90's before that we only had graded papers to choose from
    , before that it was SPlit Developers, Contrast Masks , Contour Masks and...
  37. Re: Flashing still used with Multi-Contrast papers ??

    Need to noodle this for awhile and let you know what I think , I immediately do not see where you are going... are you saying by flashing you get faster to the detail in highlights , but do less...
  38. Re: Flashing still used with Multi-Contrast papers ??

    Thank you for the kind words Steve..

    I am interested in the phrase - (key is reducing the amount of Green ( 0 ) contrast light that is “projected” thru the negative ) -
    I know you are a fan...
  39. Re: Flashing still used with Multi-Contrast papers ??

    Hi Drew

    If the negative is completely blocked at the high end, a slight flash and then subsequent burn will indeed help, the original negative is blocked at the high end and no mask will help...
  40. Re: Flashing still used with Multi-Contrast papers ??

    I use flashing for highlight regions only , Mis-read the title - I do not see how flashing would help the mid tones other than lower midtone contrast but I may be wrong. If one could create digital...
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