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    Re: The beginnings of yet another darkroom

    Why not a removable cover/light baffle over the window?
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    Re: Aerial Image Copyright

    If you hire it done be sure to include a clause that says "Work for Hire". Spell it out so you own copyright - otherwise you don't. (USA)
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    Re: Dry Plate Availability

    On glass for the plates. Check with Picture Framing Supply houses. Pre-cut sizes in bulk are often lower priced than a regular glass company.
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    Re: Unidentified Problem - Need Help!

    If you do go the patch route it would pay to learn "The Morley Baer Wrap" for the camera. Baer was using an older 8x10 with a lot of light leaks in the bellows. He would focus, compose and before...
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    Re: California - October 2022

    Drew wrote: "As far as aboriginal uses of the land goes, that was a specialty field of mine going clear back to at least 18,000 yrs ago."

    Just how old are you, really?
  6. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    If one is getting a Digital for IR work and planning on B&W final images only does it make more sense to get a 720 or 830 conversion? Or a lower one and then process using a program like Silver Efex...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Do you think retired US Professional Football Player believes we have enough photos of Trees?
  8. Re: [Newcomer] How should I measure exposure for nighttime portraits?

    If you are doing portraits why not a meter reading of the facial skin and expose for Zone VI - or a bit less for darker skin - then let the rest fall where they may.

    Do a few tests before you get...
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    Re: Pet Pictures, Any Format.

    My Uncle took this one of two of our dogs. Miss Jessie, the Puppy Princess chases Weegee the Famous in the snow.

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  10. Re: 60 Rare Authentic Native American Photos You Must See Before You Die

    On the Reservation nearest us there is still a FREE PELTIER sign along the main road as you drive through it.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Peltier

    Still a lot of resentment over his...
  11. Re: 60 Rare Authentic Native American Photos You Must See Before You Die

    You guys.
    Why not get right in with the Indians with a job at a PowWow.

    https://uttc.edu/2022/08/03/temporary-powwow-security-30-positions-closes-august-17-2022-at-500-pm/
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    Re: Faulty Light Meter

    Have you replaced the battery? Try a new one before you send it off - and clean the contacts for it before you install it. Maybe... it is that simple?
  13. Re: Any advice on cutting your own museum glass?

    Before you start cutting inspect the glass very carefully for imperfections, bubbles, etc. Museum glass does have some at times and if you see it before cutting you might avoid a final piece with an...
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    Posting - message about "leave the page"?

    When posting lately I am getting a message of "are you sure you want to leave the page". If I check YES it goes back to what I was posting/answering and then I get the message I have already posted....
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Any problems with cracking or peeling from the glass after some time has passed?
    Have seen Carbon prints on metal and all have eventually had problems. Seems the expansion/contraction of the metal...
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    Re: Greetings from the Maritime Alps

    Thank you for the information. Appreciate it.


    Are your Spaghetti farms more productive than those over the border in Switzerland? ;-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8scpGwbvxvI

    Hope your...
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    Re: Greetings from the Maritime Alps

    I have one question concerning Italy - specifically Italian food.
    What was "Italian Food" before Marco Polo brought Pasta back from his trips to China?
  18. Re: Portable Solution to Make Overhead (90) Photographs

    Won't a Ries platform head work?
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    Re: Southern Yosemite Highway 41 closed

    Which puts out more air pollution, the jets or the prop jobs?
  20. Re: Seeking Advice on Waterproofing Custom Built Wood Trays

    Rubber shower pan liner pushed in place and folded over the sides works - also for a full sink.

    Sheets of plastic work. Lay it in, fill the tray and empty later and throw it out as it wears.
  21. Re: is there work arounds for missing retaining rings?

    If using a wood lens board you can cut it very close and thread the lens into it as if it were machined for the job.
  22. Re: How to finish, wash and dry fibre paper prints for exhibition and sale

    You might check out Renaissance Wax. Some use it and others don't. Try some on a print and compare to the same print without it. Only way to know if it is for you is to try some.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    If I crop just below the far shore I like it a lot better.
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    Re: What film to use for first test shots

    Use the film you plan on using for your "serious work".

    It will help you getting used to how it handles and help you hone your skills as you do so with the benefit of quality should you come up...
  25. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    Yes, some excellent work. Was not seeing IR in storm photos. More in the landscapes - the LA Basin and such. He could have found the days after windstorms and rain but the clear air sure does look...
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    Re: Digital IR

    Is Mitch Dobrowner shooting InfraRed for many of his images?

    http://mitchdobrowner.com/

    A number of them do have "The Look" of IR.
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    Re: Ilford Film Airports

    What does this mean for those shooting LF X-Ray film?

    Would letting the inspectors see that it is X-Ray film make any difference?
  28. Re: Rodinal 1+25, 1+50, 1+100 & 1+200 test on Ilford FP4+

    Now you can do them with Sodium Ascorbate and see if the reported/claimed benefits are real.
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    Re: Large format at Jan. 6 hearing

    Even in the rain?
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    Re: Must your image be technical perfect ?

    I believe the image should show what you want it to show, sharp or not.

    That said, the excuse of "I wantlike it that way" is NO excuse for shoddy work, poor exposure, processing and printing.
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  31. Re: Bergger pancro 400 in bergspeed: Unseen base fog

    How does the film work with expansion and contracion development? Forgiving, or does it go "so far - and stop"?

    That was a real problem with Bergger films some years back. Looked good but did not...
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    Re: Reciprocity - how far?

    The film used was Ilford FP4+.

    While the 8x10 and 5x7 cameras were exposing film he was shooting in cell areas with 35mm TechPan. Much faster lenses and the contrast of the film was a nice boost...
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    Reciprocity - how far?

    Does Reciprocity for long exposures keep going on - forever?

    Or does it go "so far" and then just kind of stop. Not going past a certain point and after that it is basically done?

    Asking after...
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    Re: would flashing help me in this situation?

    Just be very careful.

    You start with flashing.

    Then you might advance to Streaking.

    Next thing you know you are arrested Streaking across the 40 yard line at the SuperBowl... ;-)
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    Re: Cooke XVa with 5x7

    Is it too big for the size of the cameras?
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    Re: Filtering for a deep red filter

    Easiest way I know of is to do some basic tests. Start with the published/suggested filter factor and then open up about a half stop at a time for a few exposures. Develop and check the negatives and...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    My Uncle gave me permission to post these after I saw what he had done. North Dakota, clear skies, warm night in the 50's and NO wind.

    Two images, first a composite looking towards the South....
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    Re: float frames for alt prints?

    Check out some good framing shops that specialize in Conservation Framing. From materials to presentation they should be able to help with what you are looking for.
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    Re: How to secure Sinar Norma Case for shipping

    Stretch Wrap/shrink wrap for skid pallets works well.
    Wrap it, A bit of padding where the "eyes" protrude and a few turns of strapping tape. Slap on a label and you have a package that will not...
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    Re: ULF DIY Camera Cart

    Why not a baby carry cart? Have seen some deluxe models, covered and rainproof for less than $30 at rummage sales.

    Some you push, some you pull. A few designs even seem to have shock absorbing...
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