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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Very nice...like the line of spires in the background - are those poplars? Nice curved sweep of the large tree in the foreground...and love the texture of the bark.

    Cannot see any horses...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    jeeesh...John and Tuco - you guys are causing me to be missing my 'blad! There is so much visual/muscle memory in this - I can feel it...like a phantom limb...the phantom Hasselblad syndrome!
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    Poll: Re: 3. Would you yourself pose nude?

    Well...maybe what needs to be said - is that any male who is well enough endowed to scare a horse had best keep their pants on! :rolleyes:
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    Re: Pentax 67 fisheye on a 4x5 Sinar

    Greg that image looks great! A nice feeling of sharpness right out to the periphery. Congrats, and looking forward to seeing more!
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Tuco, to echo John's sentiments above...you've sure found a sweet spot with the 60mm on that bridge!

    Also - kudos for such a wonderful use of the square. This aspect ratio stopped talking to me...
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    Poll: Re: 3. Would you yourself pose nude?

    Alan...thank you! (for letting me off the hook!)
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Ages ago in the Bread and Puppet storage barn/museum in Glover, Vt. Stationary life sized puppets, small slice of light coming through a cracked open door nearby, the rest by a burst of flash during...
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    Poll: Re: 3. Would you yourself pose nude?

    Years ago, I actually photographed myself nude on a mountain top in New Hampshire...facing away from the camera thank you - with my arms outstretched in a symbolic embrace of the surrounding...
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    Re: Still Life 2022

    ...looks like a collaboration between Edward Weston and Olivia Parker...
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    Was about to ask this also...about plastic. Small diameter pvc could be utilized...straight sections glued up with the appropriate curved or right angle sections. Or you could lay out three or four...
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    Re: Still Life 2022

    The two "balloon" (not!) photos...from the same negative as you imply? If so, this helps to illustrate just what can be available, in terms of a full-scale "pallet," from a well exposed and...
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    Re: Price of Film Going Up

    Students who are attempting to gain a foundation need to have both high quality and good consistency in their materials. Fortunately, these attributes tend to travel together!
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    Back on track with this thread (sorry!), I am wondering...in the case of using the (slightly reactive) copper tubing - could you somehow "tin" this tubing after you bend it...to essentially coat/seal...
  14. Re: How many film holders do you bring for a day out?

    When I'm working with 5x7 and driving to a location...I'll bring a dozen loaded holders in three separate RPT "Cascade" cases, with each holder also secured in its own Ziploc bag. When I arrive on...
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    Re: Pentax 67 fisheye on a 4x5 Sinar

    Greg...have you gotten around to making a 4x5 negative with your Pentax 6x7 fisheye? Would love to see the result of this!
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    Re: Still Life 2022

    The subjects may be light weight...but the photographs are anything but - bravo!
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    Ha! True story from my misspent youth...at U. of Rochester, freshman year, me and my buddies had the brilliant idea that we would forge a letter (using U. of R. letterhead) to the local gas supply...
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    Re: De Ionizing Air gun?

    Well...my "other" take on the term "Hair of the Dog" surfaces in my darkroom - after I've been so careful to dust, blow off, etc. my Zone VI 5x7 glass carrier and have loaded it into the enlarger. ...
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    Re: De Ionizing Air gun?

    I vaguely remember a very interesting product (maybe back in the early 1980's?) - was an airless "anti-static gun" which, when the sales rep. aimed this at a "demo" 4x5 negative which had been bathed...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Love this image Tony...how the path is at once inviting and yet becoming mysterious in its eventual occlusion near what the perspective hints at as a horizon. Makes me want to put on my walking...
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    Did this years ago...had my photo students outside (Goddard College), working with a sheet-wrapped, masked model...and suddenly the gift of snow! Leica M-3, V-2 50mm Summicron, Tri-X, D/76 1:1,...
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    Re: Photo Era Favorite & Why

    ...in the meantime - Vaughn, please pass the syrup! (as long as its Vermont maple!)
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    Re: White Rim Road

    Ha! I remember having a discussion years ago (early '90's) in Chaco Canyon...on the subject of "best rides" for the desert southwest...and there did seem to be a very positive consensus for (wait...
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    Re: New Autofocus 4x5"

    ...in other words - when working in close, focussing on a face lets say...and then you rotate the camera to recompose - thereby placing the face in a different plane of focus - your accelerometer and...
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    Re: White Rim Road

    Great link Steve...thanks! Jeesh I do miss being out there. Have been looking at used Tacomas, which would fit the bill perfectly!
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    Re: New Autofocus 4x5"

    Focus accuracy of 1-2mm would be fantastic if existing LF film holder/transport systems could reliably support this. Hmmm...possibly develop some kind of real-time (IR?) film position sensor which...
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    Re: Photo Era Favorite & Why

    I would echo Merg's sentiments just about to the word...except that I came along a bit too late (1954), and on the wrong coast!
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    Re: DIY 8x10 (or larger) Enlarger Chassis

    hmmm...incorporate a Sinar electronic shutter as a work around to the fading issue?
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    Re: I Wish They Would Make . . .

    A photo backpack/tripod combo...where the camera is at the ready - mounted to rest behind one's head at head-level, and the tripod legs comprise the pack frame. When a location is reached, the...
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    Ha! Boy did I learn a hard lesson all those years ago. I was a junior in high school, and had an after school gig as a stringer for a local newspaper. This particular assignment was to photograph...
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    Re: LED darkroom bulbs?

    The cheap "amber" (Delta brand, I think) globe safelights which I'm currently using are actually a bit on the red side of amber - and so far, so good...at least with Ilford papers.
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    Re: Show off your ULF camera

    Brilliant actually for an ULF used in portraiture - so long as the eye-focus feature continues to work up to the time of actual exposure!
  33. Re: Easy fix that makes a 4x5 Gowland-Calumet Pocket View less fiddly and easier to

    Years ago I stopped using my Gowland/Calumet 4x5 when I began to design/build my own cameras. But more often these days, as my aging self becomes less able to schlep the loads of years past, I find...
  34. Re: Going to Yosemite but can't take my 4x5 or 8x10. What to do?

    What works for me when the LF's stay home: Fuji/Voigtlander 667, 667W, or both...plus green, orange, and ND filters (3 and 6-stop), Pentax/Z-6 digital spot meter, cable release, Feisol "Tall...
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    Re: Wide Lenses for 4x5 & 8x10: 90mm to 165mm

    As much as I find myself enjoying my recently-acquired 110XL (mainly for 5x7)...I still cannot seem to let go of my 120mm f/8 Super Angulon - despite its being twice as large and half as bright as...
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    Re: Tiny Format Image Stacking

    Mr. Can I'm very curious about how your Nikon Z is set up for this. Maybe you set the near-to-far parameters along with a given aperture value and the camera takes it from there - with a single...
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    Re: Post Here OLD LF Camera Fails

    The very first camera I built was an 11x14...so many years ago that I'm sure it would now qualify as an "Old LF."

    The camera consisted of several huge-to-large boxes, light-sealed with felt...
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    Re: Anyone else printing smaller?

    ...and yer callin' that small? :rolleyes:
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Gregg that photo gives me the chills - a distant, wrecked metropolis...nestled in its own postapocolyptic haze.
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    Re: Music as analogy for LF photography

    Years ago at Chaco Canyon...saw a guy wearing some very expensive looking headphones, attached to some even more expensive looking recording equipment, and two leads taped to a rock - part of a stone...
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