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    Re: Help me with Paint

    Go ahead and paint all your panels prior to glue up, use Gorilla Glue and dampen the surfaces to be glued. Original Gorilla Glue is PuR adhesive (polyurethane reactive) and will bond dang near...
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    Re: Recommendation for a mini-fridge for paper

    How often do you print? Do you stock way more paper than you can use in a year? Storing paper in sub freezing conditions and removing to use then refreezing can cause damage to the emulsion. Think...
  3. Thread: Trains

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    Re: Trains

    It's in a state park dedicated to the local history of the area, the train hasn't run there since the 40's. If you want to ride a train you'll have to go to Durango and ride the Durango-Silverton...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Thank you for these wonderful memories! My favorite place on earth.
  5. Thread: Trains

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    Re: Trains

    Beautiful! I used to take my kids to that park to fish and play on the train cars. IIRC, that loco is on a trestle that is not accessible to the public. The kids used to love hiking below Morrow...
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    Re: Rocks and stones

    One of my favorite places on earth, beautifully photographed. I rafted the Gunny a couple of times years ago, totally different feel in the bottom of the canyon.
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    Re: post your trees!

    Black Maple
    8x10 EDU Ultra 100/PMK
    Fujinon W 250/6.3
    1sec@f16
    print: Fomaspeed v-312/LPD
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52101310990_f73d199c12_c_d.jpg
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    Re: Post Your Photos Made At Close Distance

    Oh Em Gee !!!
  9. Thread: Smile

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    Re: Smile

    I normally am not into portrait work BUT, this is spectacular! I hope they have a huge enlargement on their wall.
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    Re: How Many LF Formats Do You Use/Own?

    I have a 4x5 Tachihara, a 5x7/4x5 Dorffclone (two backs) and an 8x10 Nagaoka Seisakusho. I shoot 5x7 more than anything, love the aspect ratio, though I would prefer it were 5x8(golden mean).
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    Re: Darkroom Sink Slope & Drain?

    Impressive resume indeed!! I spent the last 25 years of my working career as a commercial construction super. and 10 years prior to that as a residential super, and have been in construction since...
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    Re: Darkroom Sink Slope & Drain?

    Again, wrong. You can get away with 1/8" per foot with small drain lines of 1.25" - 2" (sink drains) that carry water only, anything 3" and larger is used for solid waste.
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    Re: Darkroom Sink Slope & Drain?

    I don't know where you came up with your info, but the building codes in my area are specific,
    Waste line slope- inch to 3 inches per foot
    Pipes must slope slightly downhill to drain properly. The...
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    Re: Darkroom Sink Slope & Drain?

    Here's a little something to think about when building a sink. Sanitary sewer fall per run is figured to keep "solid waste" moving. Everyone thinks they must follow the 1/4 inch fall
    per foot of...
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    Re: Fujinon 135 5.6 W - Aperture blade issue?

    All my shutters with a preview lever stay wide open no matter where the aperture is set, that's the function of the preview so you can focus and compose at full open. When you switch back to normal...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    [QUOTE=Corran;1641496]Another one, but with foreground. Which do you like better, simple and very high key or foreground interest with more shadows? I cropped this one a tiny bit.

    One of each for...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    From Potter Co. Pa.
    revisiting negatives that I (for whatever reason)never printed.
    Fujica GW 690 iii/FP 4+

    "The dam that could not break" (Google that)...
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    Re: Hello from Pittsburgh

    Is that Polythene Pam?
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Shot this about 10 years ago, finally decided to print it.
    Mamiya 6, Kodak VP film most likely developed in PMK
    scan of 8x8 inch print on Foma paper in LPD...
  20. Re: How do you clean your ground glass and make it brighter?

    I use Bon Ami or Bartenders Friend cleansers on glass surfaces, they are less abrasive than Comet or Ajax and rinse away easier. I use a sharp "HB" pencil to restore any grid lines that have been...
  21. Re: What to use for cheap fixer in tank processing

    I've been using it for years. It is economical, out lasts most other fixers, good capacity even with double sided X ray film, long shelf life, low odor(which is why I switched to it), washes out...
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    Re: contact printing

    https://www.popphoto.com/watch-edward-weston-create-darkroom-print/
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    OM-4/Delta 100

    https://live.staticflickr.com/3770/11313127293_c1da775aec_c_d.jpg

    https://live.staticflickr.com/2847/11927698526_14bb2670b2_c_d.jpg
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    A bleak January day, OM-1 Arista Pro 100 film

    https://live.staticflickr.com/8544/8701553443_6fa1f47565_z_d.jpg
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    Re: Hello from Pittsburgh

    Hidey-ho good neighbor and welcome to the asylum. I'm just east of Mt. Pleasant on Rt 31, if you ever want to get out this way just give me a shout and I'll meet you. I've been thinking of trying to...
  26. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    My chemist daughter informs me this releases toxic fumes, I don't do it.
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    Re: Post Your Photos Made At Close Distance

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51915447258_c99358d4d6_c_d.jpg

    Nagaoka 8x10/Wistar 210/5.6
    EDU Ultra 100/PMK
    scan of print Bergger neutral tone FB glossy
  28. Thread: Still Life 2022

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    Re: Still Life 2022

    8x10 EDU Ultra 100 in PMK, Nagaoka w/Wistar 210/5.6
    contact print on Bergger NB neutral glossy paper

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51915447258_c99358d4d6_c_d.jpg
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Salted Paper, untoned.
    5x7 Ultra 200/PMK
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51908298070_66ef460f07_c_d.jpg

    Looks like I need to do a better job of coating.
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    Re: How about some infrared images

    Very ethereal, love it.
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    My first ever salt print using Formulary kit.
    5x7 EDU Ultra 200 film @iso 100/PMK
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51898046222_b9fc3292a7_c_d.jpg
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    Re: X Ray positives?

    I was just watching this on Ilford reversal with film, I'll have to try it with X-Ray film.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbL9GmkvLtI
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    Re: X Ray positives?

    I've done quite a bit of making positives using X-Ray film, it's a by product of enlarging negatives. The easiest way is to enlarge to make an inter positive (first step to making an enlarged...
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    Re: Rocks and stones

    Stones at low tide by Tak, on Flickr

    WOW!! I'm gobsmacked.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Tenmile Creek late Oct. '21 (finally have my new DR up and running)
    Bronica SQ-A 80/2.8 EDU Ultra 100/PMK
    scan of enlargement

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51793232527_5f89686b32_c_d.jpg
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51773539362_895819476c_c_d.jpg
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    Re: X-Ray film use question

    I usex-ray film for enlarged interpositives and internegatives on a regular basis, the hardest thing to get right is exposure times, they are extremely short.
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    Re: Fomapan 100, 200 and 400

    Do you mean hardening the film during development? I use PMK pyro which is a tanning developer which does harden the emulsion somewhat during development. Just about any pyro developer will do that....
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    Re: When does Photo-Flo go bad?

    Exactly
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    Re: Development time for paper.

    You really need to do your own testing to see what works best for you. That being said, For RC paper, I have fixed my developing time to two minutes total(actual develop+drain time)then into the stop...
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