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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Kmallick, I find this a very painterly photograph, by which I mean the sense of place, time, and atmosphere; the quiet use of space, and the handling of what could be very distracting detail in the...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    That's a fine image, Kevin. The various counterpoints of visual rhythms and textures, combined with a very sensitive use of space within the rectangle combine to offer the viewer more than first...
  3. Re: Does a Photograph's medium change your opinion of it?

    Not the format. Extraordinary work is done in all formats, just as it has been done since the advent of photography by various means. Although it strays just a bit from topic, I'll add the following,...
  4. Re: Does a Photograph's medium change your opinion of it?

    Interesting point.
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    Re: Hello from Almelo, The Netherlands

    Greetings, and thanks for the text and images both. Since you enjoy photography, not just cameras, it would be a shame not to post any images. We're all learning here.
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    Re: Notched Film Holders, Examples

    Ansel Adams wrote of this approach, mentioning the employment of a skilled machinist and counseling that any burrs on the underside be meticulously removed. I know sort of how a drill press works...
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    Re: Greetings from Kansas

    Welcome, and, soon. welcome back to the darkroom. Looking forward to seeing your images of Oz -- I mean, Kansas.
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    Re: Portraits from 2021

    Tobias, nice idea. Well done.
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    Re: Notched Film Holders, Examples

    I was initially pleased with a different system designed by Tim Klein at Stearman Press, for which he provided a template for making stick-on numbers on tabs cut from a sheet of processed film....
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    Re: Large Format Channels on YouTube

    r.e., thanks for the lists. I've found a few among them of interest.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Back in the day, LIFE magazine had a parting shot on its last page -- possibly even called that -- and this one would have been a fine addition. I'm still chuckling.
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    Re: Hello from London, UK

    Welcome to the best LF community on the web. There are many resources on the home page, including this one

    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/chasing-magic-bullet.html

    which may help you...
  13. Re: Hey, Guests! Please consider joining the Forum!

    Well said, Michael. (And coming from Wondervu, who could argue with it?)

    Come in all, and join the fun!
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Well done at the shore, Brian.
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    Re: Meditation on house fans

    Nice job on the ballet slippers, bevdig. A subject close to my heart.
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    Re: Notes on first experience with Foma paper

    I have finally received a clarification from Foma, via B&H, via their buyer, regarding the luster surface mentioned in my original post in this thread.

    The surface is 132 and comes on Fomatone...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Brain and Tuco, exceptional images.
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    Re: DIY 4x5 Point and Shoot

    Old-world craftsmanship, as they say. I'm impressed by anyone who can glue two pieces of wood together and make it work; your skills are stardom in my book.
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    Re: FNG first time 4x5

    Glad you're having fun! The real, physical world has its challenges, and never tires of presenting them, which gives us all new opportunities to use our creative, problem-solving minds. By all means...
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    Re: Toyo 45A wont close

    Amey, did you ever get this resolved?
  21. Thread: Zone I SET

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    Re: Zone I SET

    Thanks for the extra info. I'm guessing that your Omega is configured for standard twin-condenser, or twin plus variable enlarging. In any case, to make an 8x10 from a 4x5 with my 135, the lens is...
  22. Thread: Zone I SET

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    Re: Zone I SET

    2 seconds is indeed a short time. I think those who can help need a bit more info to assist.

    What format negative and what enlarger, light source, and lens focal length are you using? Also, what...
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    5x7 Portra special order

    I just heard on Nico's YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQhwvmneubM that Canham is looking to special order 5x7 Portra. The announcement is 7 minutes in.

    For those not familiar, the...
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    Re: Still Life, Older

    Apologies to all: I made this back in the 1990s and am posting in response to johnearly''s similar setup in the tiny formats thread.

    A self-assignment. I borrowed the chalice and some bench items...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    John, very nicely done. I did something similar years ago, though not as well, but I'll have to post the image under still life, because I made it with 4x5. Anyway, I know what it takes.
  26. Re: Sean Tucker's new book - 'The Meaning in the Making'

    I'm halfway through. Sean is an unusually insightful person and offers much to think about respecting the creative process and obstacles to it.
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    Re: Greetings from Maryland!

    Welcome! Looking forward to seeing what you turn up.
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Nicely composition of q complex view. Well done!
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    Re: post your trees!

    Ben, what a fine image! Composing out in the trees and brush is hard. Bravo! Looking forward to your 8x10 adventures.
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    Re: Notes on first experience with Foma paper

    Just a quick further informational update.

    I toned two prints, one Variant III, one Classic, for 10 minutes at approximately 68 degrees F last night. The Variant toned markedly further into...
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    Re: From the garden, August 2021

    Lovely, Paul.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Thomas, I wonder if a little further to the right would actually have been better. Here we see the alignment of the conical tree side with the cliff edge. To the right, the closer, next-over tree...
  33. Foma paper surfaces -- clarification, please

    I'm impatient waiting to hear back from Foma, thus my appeal here.

    As I indicated in my other thread on Foma Variant III and Classic, I ran into a couple of issues to be clarified. Anyone who has...
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    Further notes on first experience with Foma paper

    I had a chance to do some preliminary toning in selenium and thought I'd share, for anyone else considering a try with these papers.

    My toner, 1:19, was probably about 75 degrees F, not 68 (no...
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    Re: post your trees!

    John, splendid!
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    Notes on first experience with Foma paper

    I usually print on Ilford Warmtone FB, contacts on gloss, prints on semi-matte. I ordered for testing a package of 8x10 Fomabrom Variant III (neutral tone, variable contrast) matt surface fiber and 2...
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    Re: Foma paper speeds -- comparisons?

    My first Foma is still drying, so I must reserve judgement. I do notice a difference between Ilford glossy prints of yore and the ones made since I returned to photography after 13 years out of the...
  38. Thread: Drying Clips

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    Re: Drying Clips

    Touché!
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    Re: Foma paper speeds -- comparisons?

    Thanks much, Doremus and Michael.

    I am looking forward to see how the matte surface compares to Ilford's semi-matte, which is what I mostly use (varnished with Strand's recipe), but I'm also...
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    Foma paper speeds -- comparisons?

    I am about to try some Foma I just ordered. Interesting that Classic is the Warm-tone and Variant the neutral, since Classic is the Ilford neutral. Anyway, I have a little of each to compare with...
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