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    Re: Photo Era Favorite & Why

    I only have Canadian, but there's a place there to sit your plate down right there in front.
    Don't remember how long it took me to compose this...only cropping was by the negative carrier. Probably...
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    Re: New Autofocus 4x5"

    Sounds like a point-and-shoot situation...one does not need movements, or even selective focus. Zone focusing seems good enough for hand-held 4x5 for most things. But there could be an advantage if...
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    Re: Juxtaposition, Any Format

    Cool, but you should have leafed it alone.;)
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    Re: Photo Era Favorite & Why

    So was a short 6-month period spanning 1986 to 1987 in the southern hemisphere...in my history book, anyway. ;)

    Pancake Rocks, NZ, 4x5 on a bicycle adventure
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    Re: Photo Era Favorite & Why

    Love the one you're with...
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    Re: 2022 Your Favorite Image of You No rules

    No...just growing up swimming in the ocean, tho this is pretty early on. Hours body-surfing at a time. I have a memory from this particular trip of being sucked towards the shore-break by the...
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    Re: Juxtaposition, Any Format

    ...the act or an instance of placing two or more things side by side often to compare or contrast or to create an interesting effect.

    Three examples I pulled from images shown before

    For two...
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    Interesting project. I am wondering how just a wire frame with clips facing inwards from each corner to hold the film suspended within the frame would work in comparision. Creating a new style from...
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    Re: 2022 Your Favorite Image of You No rules

    No -- that waited until 7th grade after I finally got tired of shaving.
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    Re: 2022 Your Favorite Image of You No rules

    Fortunately there are no rules, so here is my new favorite photo of me...

    Malibu, about 1959. maybe 1960.
    From a scanned color 35mm slide, original taken with a Rolleiflex w/ 35mm adapter
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Cool!
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    I find that can be the case with many images, but in this case I think Steven did a good job of bringing together a chaotic foreground and the distant grand landscape. A bit of vertigo to help create...
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    Re: 2022 Your Favorite Image of You No rules

    I guess if one can't quit, it is already too late.
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    Re: Diptychs, Triptychs and Other Multiples

    Half year apart -- both great sets!
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    Re: 2022 Your Favorite Image of You No rules

    I showed this about 5 years ago...ran across it recently, so it is so far my 2022 favorite photo of me.

    Spokane Valley, Washington, 1980, 6'4", 210 or so pounds, 26 yrs old.
    4x5 Rajah -- exact...
  16. Re: Going to Yosemite but can't take my 4x5 or 8x10. What to do?

    yeah -- that is why I generally do not make carbon prints of Yosemite icons. Being a transfer process (although double transfer is possible), all images are reversed. Might be nice for images of...
  17. Re: Going to Yosemite but can't take my 4x5 or 8x10. What to do?

    I am just reminded of the old Ranger tale of a tourist asking a Ranger what to do in Yosemite Valley, as he only had a half-hour in the Park. The Ranger said, "I'd go down along the Merced and...
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    Re: 5x7 Kodak 2-D Restoration

    Sweet!
  19. Thread: White Rim Road

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    Re: White Rim Road

    Zion...the rankings float around a little, but Zion is in the top five National Parks in yearly visitation. Still fairly easy to get away from the crowds in the limited off season. Avoiding Angel's...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    The pictographs (they are painted rather than chisled) are at Symbol Bridge Cave, I believe. Big Painted Cave is on along the same trail near Skull Cave.

    For the cave ceiling image -- that was an...
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    Re: Post Here OLD LF Camera Fails

    Bought a 5x7 B&J grey beast from someone here long gone. Never used it. I think it was soaked in a strong solution of nicotine to kill any possible insect infestations.

    I eventually either gave...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Great image...as are the ones in your blog.
    Photographing there in the winter, one can retreat to the tubes for a little warmth (and the reverse in the summer!).

    Lava Beds is an interesting...
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    Re: Music as analogy for LF photography

    Humans wonder why they don't see Bigfoot and his relatives much these days.

    I forgot to mark my calander...
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    Re: Music as analogy for LF photography

    "Watch those negative vibes, man..."

    There have been a few fun sci fi stories playing off the idea of aliens arriving to this planet and contacting the most intelligent species they find -- which...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    I prefer the PM image -- but next time arrange for some heftier clouds to show up. Actually, I like the feel of the PM image when cropped just like the AM image...as it invites my eyes up the canyon...
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    Re: 5x7 Kodak 2-D in real use

    I bought a Zone VI 8x10 around 1996. Used, but in excellent condition. Pretty thing. But alas, it was not destined to be a parlour beauty, but to be taken on adventures, rode hard, and put away wet....
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    Re: Music as analogy for LF photography

    Actually, I was agreeing with you -- the cult of the ordinary tends to dislike the visionaries, the outliers, and the voices of change...and can be quite nasty about it. Much easier to throw stones...
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    Re: Music as analogy for LF photography

    Ahhhh, the cult of the ordinary. Nasty....
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    Re: 5x7 Kodak 2-D in real use

    I have the earlier version...Eastman View No.2...that I have used overseas and locally. No front tilt, but I've been using the back tilt effectively instead. Good cameras for the field -- often...
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    Re: Music as analogy for LF photography

    'Elon" and "Grok" go together like loons and Canucks! :cool:
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    Re: Music as analogy for LF photography

    Grok -- I have not heard that for awhile...Heinlein eventually was embarassed by that book. Too afar in left field for his conservative soul. I loved it -- I'll re-read it (again) one of these days.
  32. Re: Portraits: how can you make people sitting still? sharing your method(s)

    The way I did it with my triplets from about 4yrs old until they moved out:

    Let them pick their place and pose (with suggestions) and make sure they are far enough away it doesn't matter if they...
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    Re: Music as analogy for LF photography

    That made the whole thread worthwhile...:cool:
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    Re: The Setup and the Shot

    My son just sent this low-res image of me taking a photo that I have recently framed up...

    Fall between glacial lakes
    Torres del Paine
    2019

    5x7 platinum/palladium print.
    At the time it felt...
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    Re: Once upon a LF wedding..

    Well, they never signed/filed the final papers. Nice wedding and party anyway. But I do have a few 5x7 platinum prints that no one in the family(s) seems to want.
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    Re: Music as analogy for LF photography

    For that true Italian metaphoric feeling, I prefer:

    "Pay Up or Next Time We'll Rearrange More Than Just Your Furniture." by the Soprano Brothers
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    Re: Music as analogy for LF photography

    I would say more obviously involved, especially as Doremus mentioned about time, the 'artistry' of the musician's performance is carried over through time for the audience to follow. And of course,...
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    Re: Rodenstock Geronar 210mm, f6.8 lens evaluation

    When I bought my Caltar II N (150/5.6 -- $220 new) decades ago, there was a Caltar II N 210/5.6. Both the next step up from the Geronar in the Rodenstock line. The Geronar version was available as...
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    Re: Music as analogy for LF photography

    Just an aside before I cook breakfast and get outside. Raising triplets gave me an interesting insight on language development (non-peer reviewed, and certainly anecdotal). I saw plenty examples of...
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    Re: Music as analogy for LF photography

    That is not what Doremus is talking about -- he is talking about increasing the depth of one's enjoyment through knowledge.

    One still has to know how to use a toilet to get satisfaction from it....
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