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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Bob, thanks for posting that. I always like to see other methods of work. I was especially interested in the process you use for creating the Pd neg, I like your logical approach. And though I've...
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    Re: Shooing dust- compressor for the new darkroom?

    I've done it, many years ago. I used the compressor to clean film holders, never used it at the enlarger. I found it very useful. If I were doing it again I'd look at "portable airbrush...
  3. Re: List of Current Papers for Pt/Pd and Kallitype

    Recently I've been printing on HPR, Platine, and Wyndstone vellum. You might take a look at Gum Printing and other Amazing Contact Printing Processes by Christina Z Anderson, Chris has done a good...
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    Re: November Portrait Thread

    http://www.dennisspector.com/images/people/images/EW03.jpg
    IIRC this was done with a Toyo field 4x5/Schneider 210. Scanned neg printed in Pt/Pd.
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    If it has a gold leaf backing, at least some of us in the US call it an orotone or orotype. I've done these with platinum on vellum and epson pigment on vellum, in each case backed by gold leaf.
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    Re: Distance from bulb to printing frame

    Maybe possible with an incident meter, I've never tried.
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    Re: Distance from bulb to printing frame

    One more thing you might consider is determining the maximum area that your light source is capable of illuminating evenly. This will determine the maximum print size without falloff at the edges,...
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    Re: Distance from bulb to printing frame

    I think it depends on the spacing between your bulbs and the type and size of the bulbs. I'm using fluorescent tubes with about 1/4 inch spacing between them and I find a tube-to-print distance of 1...
  9. Re: Looking for a film that can be shot at low asa ( 1 or 2 )

    I would use neutral density filters.
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    Re: Digital Negative Printing Question:

    Looks like you made a lot of progress in a short time. That's great!
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    Re: Digital Negative Printing Question:

    I think straightening out that curve a bit will help. Maybe try something closer to this red line for a start:
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    Re: Digital Negative Printing Question:

    It would help if you could post a printed test strip, it's hard to offer advice just seeing the photoshop curve. But it sounds like you're going to have to straighten out the curve a bit. You could...
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    Re: Vacuum frame plans

    I found some instructions I saved years ago, I can email them if you like.
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    Re: Digital Negative Printing Question:

    Ian, I've been using Dan's approach to print platinum, gum, and cyanotypes, all UV sensitive processes, for years. I've never tried it for silver, but I would guess that a few test exposures would...
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    Re: Vacuum frame plans

    Here's a start:
    http://colinflanarygraham.com/darkshop/?p=337
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    Re: Post your (intimate) woodland scenes

    Thanks, it's pretty much as seen, shot at sunset (I had to scramble to catch it before it got too dark.) The only post processing was to bump up the contrast a little and burn some of the very...
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    Re: Post your (intimate) woodland scenes

    Thanks!
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    Re: Jessica Eaton Technique

    Why would the order of exposures make any difference?
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    Re: Jessica Eaton Technique

    Look here:
    http://www.artnews.com/2011/03/01/building-pictures/
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    Re: Jessica Eaton Technique

    While taking into account horstenj's valuable insight, a google search on "Jessica Eaton technique" turns up a number of articles about the way she works. A common thread is that she has a very high...
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    Re: neg with dark borders

    Just a WAG, could the film have been held by a vacuum easel under the enlarger, maybe it was never in a film holder?
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    Re: Post your (intimate) woodland scenes

    Thanks, folks. Jon, I've printed this image up to 20" on Cibachrome, it needs that size to begin to see the detail. Of course, I'm not doing much Cibachrome printing these days but I sure don't...
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    Re: Post your (intimate) woodland scenes

    Here's another one from the Redwoods, not sure if it qualifies as "intimate"...
    http://www.dennisspector.com/images/coast/images/Redwoods_LFP1.jpg
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    Re: Post your (intimate) woodland scenes

    Thanks!
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    Re: Post your (intimate) woodland scenes

    Thanks, it was Ilford Delta 100, developed in HC110.
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    Re: Post your (intimate) woodland scenes

    Thanks, here's another one from the Redwoods.
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    Re: Post your (intimate) woodland scenes

    Check your PM's
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    Re: Post your (intimate) woodland scenes

    That's a good question. I've printed this image in silver and in platinum, and used different approaches for each. I think 90% of the tonality was just from the natural light in the original scene....
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    Re: Post your (intimate) woodland scenes

    Here's one from Redwood National Park.
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    Re: Irving Penn's 8x10?

    The photo looks like it was taken in the Cuzco photo studio that he rented for a few days in 1948 (info from Worlds in a Small Room). The camera was the original proprietor's. Maybe Penn used it,...
  31. Re: Technical Question About Selenium Toning & Washing

    In The Print, Adams suggests fix, then thorough rinse to remove any acid, then plain hypo and directly from hypo to toner. Page 132 in my copy.
  32. Thread: hake brushes

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    Re: hake brushes

    Thanks!
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    Re: hake brushes

    Jen,
    Can you compare the Dosa Bake brushes to typical hake brushes or synthetics like Richeson 9010 magic brushes? What makes them special?
    Thanks,
    Denny
  34. Re: Is it possible to heat mount fibre prints onto aluminium?

    You might think about drymounting the prints to museum board and then using archival double-sided tape to attach the museum board to aluminum. Dry mounting to museum board is a lot easier than...
  35. Re: Is it possible to heat mount fibre prints onto aluminium?

    I have to agree with Bob, it isn't fun. But the Dry Lam Colortac tissue is pretty easy to work with (at least it isn't flimsy). I find I get the best results by leaving the mounted paper in the...
  36. Re: Is it possible to heat mount fibre prints onto aluminium?

    It's certainly possible to mount paper to aluminum, do a search for Irving Penn prints mounted to aluminum, he was using relatively heavy sheets of aluminum. I routinely mount on aluminum for...
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    Re: Maternity photography using Chamonix 45N-2

    I tend to agree with many of the other comments, 4x5 isn't the answer. I think the best way to "separate" yourself from other photographers is with a unique final product, the image/print. And a...
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Bob, this is cool. I think it might be stronger (easier to read) with the gum borders masked and leave just the Pd border visible. The image color is pretty subtle, and for me, the border color...
  39. Re: Honeymoon - Leaning Toward Argentina or NZ (Early February)

    I would caution that unless your wife is a photographer, trying to mix a large format photo trip with a honeymoon may be a recipe for disaster. I know that for me, if the camera is available, I can...
  40. Re: What lens should I bring to Antarctica and Patagonia?

    For digital, I'd be reluctant to change lenses in the field (dust never sleeps), and I would probably just go with the 24-70. I have to admit that I'm curious about why you have so many lenses. In...
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