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  1. Re: Questions about 4x5 film developed by local lab

    Nick, it is good practice to cover the film holder with a dark cloth at all times, as Kent notes. From a cursory look at the exposures, it appears that there may be some uneven development issues....
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

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    Shop Window with Reflection

    Ontario, Canada, 2008
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    Re: Is folding a Toyo difficult?

    Exactly; this is good advice. I purchased mine twenty years ago new, and it has performed well. I'm not sure that the referenced minor folds and creases are more than cosmetic, but worth noting.
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    Re: post your trees!

    You sure can, Jim.

    Your work is always inspiring, like this one. Beautiful!

    Best,
    Merg
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    Re: Large Format Industryscapes

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    Building/ Mare Island Shipyard, CA

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    Re: Kim Weston Nude Workshop

    Although I have no experience with Kim's workshops, the above comment by Thom prompted my reply. I first visited Wildcat Hill with my parents starting in 1949, until shortly before Edward died in...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Well Austin, nothing wrong with batting a thousand. I'd say it was a good day!

    The show here just finished, and was well attended. A group of twenty photographers, only film capture, with diverse...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Hi Austin,

    Wonderful timing, the surf and rails in rhythm. Well done!

    Hope all goes well up your way.

    Best,
    Merg
  9. Re: Clarence John Laughlin - Father of American Surrealism

    This takes me back. I first heard of Clarence Laughlin in the early 1950's from Dody Weston. Clarence had photographed her as a teenager in New Orleans where she was born. Later, in 1959, I visited...
  10. Re: Exhibition of Analog Photography/Oakland, CA

    Reminder, closing reception this Saturday, November 9, 4:00-6:30pm.

    http://www.grayloftgallery.com/upcoming-events
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Excellent!
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    Re: Ventilation specs for darkroom

    Positioning of your exhaust duct is important. You want air pulled away from you over the sink and through the wall behind the sink. Then you need a light proof air intake vent behind you of...
  13. Re: Exhibition of Analog Photography/Oakland, CA

    Great! I'll be there around 4:30. Be sure to check the directions.

    Merg
  14. Re: Exhibition of Analog Photography/Oakland, CA

    Reminder, prints are up!

    https://grayloftgallery.blogspot.com/
  15. Exhibition of Analog Photography/Oakland, CA

    A stimulating exhibition of diverse vision and process opens next week. Hope some of you will be able to attend. Please be sure to check the hours and directions.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    You're on the right track. Bravo to you, Ken!
  17. Re: Mat conservation for a vintage Laura Gilpin print ??

    A valid point. However, I do not believe that this is an expression of the work and materials used at the time. Rather, a representation of lacking proper care, resulting from being stored in an...
  18. Re: Mat conservation for a vintage Laura Gilpin print ??

    That would be the safest approach, and my choice. It could be a tight window, given the location of her signature. Removing that much warp will not be easy. It may be on 2 ply Strathmore board which...
  19. Adams/Weston Exhibition @ Stanford University, CA

    https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/art-exhibits/major-20th-century-photo-trove-premieres-with-adams-and-weston-at-cantor
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    Re: Portable Studio Portraits

    A passion and dedication to be admired. Wishing you much success!
  21. Re: A Center for Creative Photography in Oakland, California

    Good to hear, Tracy. See you tomorrow evening.

    https://www.ebpco.org/
  22. Re: A Center for Creative Photography in Oakland, California

    A reminder, the launch party is this Wednesday evening, August 14, 2019 in Oakland. All are welcome, please join us.
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

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    Cafe, Bodie, CA 1967
  24. Thread: Ruins

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    Re: Ruins

    Long lens and early morning light. Great combination and framing. Well done!
  25. Re: Learning about environmental portraiture - which photographers should I study?

    Imogen Cunningham
  26. Re: A Center for Creative Photography in Oakland, California

    Thanks for mentioning this, Vaughn. A first-class operation, and it has lasted more years than the Friends of Photography did.
  27. A Center for Creative Photography in Oakland, California

    The birthplace of Group f:64 is the envisioned home for a new facility dedicated to creative photography in the 21st Century.

    https://www.ebpco.org/
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

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    Sunrise at Parksville, Vancouver Island
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    Re: Yosemite Historic Names RESTORED!

    Sixty-five years here, and can't agree more. At last, a bit of sanity!

    Cheers,
    Merg
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Thank you, Jason. Most of my Point Lobos work is from Weston Beach. Brett Weston discovered this particular area of the reserve in 1929 and introduced it to Edward. Formerly called Pebbly Beach, the...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

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    Rock Form, Point Lobos, CA 1961
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    Re: Rocks and stones

    Rocks. Death Valley, CA 1966
    8x10 Agfa/Plus-X/Metol-Acetone


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  33. Re: Photography and Plagiarism - A Personal Story

    I am enjoying the responses. Of course, there is no such thing as photography plagiarism. I thought that was illustrated in the two photos I posted to introduce this thread, and the accompanying...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Sierra Lake, 1971
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  35. Photography and Plagiarism - A Personal Story

    I have omitted the backstory of how, at the age of eight, I sat on a barstool in the home of Edward Weston viewing his photographs as he placed each 8x10 gelatin silver print on an easel under the...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Steve, thank you.
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Barn, Nevada, 1966
    Agfa 8x10, (12") Turner Reich Triple Convertible
  38. Thread: LF Purity

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    Re: LF Purity

    Yes, almost like being there. Well done!
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Alkali Stain, Hornby Is., BC
    4x5, FP4+, Metol/Acetone

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    Re: Post Your Photos Made At Close Distance

    Thank you Jon and Michael.

    Merg
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