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    Re: Post Your Own 12x20 LF Image

    Martin,

    Thank you for your kind comment. The 12X20 negatives from that trip were misplaced for many years and I only recently located them, along with quite a number of 5X7 negatives made the same...
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    Re: Post Your Own 12x20 LF Image

    And one more, same year, lens and film.

    Sandy
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    Re: Post Your Own 12x20 LF Image

    12X20" negative that I exposed at the Great Sand Dunes in 2002. 350 G-Claron at f/32. TMax-400 in Pyrocat_HD.

    Sandy221448
  4. International Exhibition of Photography in Lishui, China

    A friend sent me today this short video produced for a current show in Lishui, China called "Reflections and Innovations: Contemporary Practices of Handcrafted Processes. I have been involved over...
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    Re: processing 20x24 film in a 3063 Jobo drum

    I did all development of 20X24 B&W film in an old 20X24 Beseler or Unicolor drum, on a motor base that reversed every ten seconds or so. Every minute or so I would lift the drum off the base and give...
  6. Re: Grandagon vs. Grandagon-N vs. Nikkor lenses. A light fall-off question.

    And then there is the Apo-Grandagon? Same question about relabeling or substantive could apply to it.

    Sandy
  7. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    Thank you, Peter. Ossabaw Island is a beautiful place. The little road you see in the picture
    is the north to south road on the island and dates from about 1720 when the island was first logged for...
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    Re: Digital IR

    Oak Alley on Ossabaw Island.
    Milddle Road on Ossabaw Island, a heritatge preserve barrier island near Savannah, Georgia.
    Photo taken April, 2012 with a converted to 720 nm IR Nikon D800, with a...
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    Re: Digital IR

    In PS there is an IR filter that can be used when you make a conversion from a RGB file to B&W, and there are other ways to somewhat replicate the look of IR by adjusting the other color filters in...
  10. Re: Focus Stacking with 8x10 Large Format Film...Ben Horne

    I have a friend who has used focus stacking with 5X7 film in a view camera and he has been able to create some images that would have been impossible to make with routine view camera adjustments such...
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    Re: Digital IR

    Peter,

    Beautiful clouds! Is that a effect from time exposure with movement or is it some type of motion blur in PS?

    Sandy
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    Re: Digital IR

    Do a search on Clyce Butcher wading in the Everglades! I have seen some pictures of him wading in water up to his shoulders with an 8X10 on a tripod, in alligator and venomous snake infested waters...
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    Re: Podcast with Sandy King

    Yes, I believe Vaughn definitely qualifies for the carbon printing alien club, just a bigger and more hirsute one than you and me.

    Sandy
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    Re: Podcast with Sandy King

    Hi Jim,

    Yes, those guys were fun to talk to, and I liked using Google Meeting where I could see them. Except for one of the guys who had trouble with his computer camera.

    The new generation of...
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    Podcast with Sandy King

    I am pleased to announce a new podcast with me at the following site.

    https://largeformatphotographypodcast.podbean.com/e/57-sandy-king-the-pyro-cat/

    In the podcast we talk about Pyrocat and...
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    Re: Digital IR

    Thanks, Jon

    The Caurel Mountains are in the eastern part of the province of Lugo, in the autonomy of Galicia. Very beautiful region, especially in the spring and fall, with very low population...
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    Re: Digital IR

    An IR image captured in the Caurel Mountains of Spain in 2014. Here I have printed it in carbon transfer, with a old vintage type color that I like to use in my carbon work.

    Sony a7r converted to...
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    Re: Digital IR

    Great image of the old live oaks!

    Sandy
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    Hi Jon,

    Very nice shot, love the backlight through the pines trees, and also the wispy clouds.

    Looks like there is some blurring of the branches of the pine trees, kind of unexpected at 1/200...
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    Re: Digital IR

    Peter,

    You water images in this region are spectacular. The IR look is very toned down, but transformative in scenes like this.

    Sandy
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    Re: Digital IR

    Many lenses have hot spots near the center of the image, varying in size due to aperture and size of the element itself causing the problem. These almost always have a specific color or hue that can...
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    Re: Howtek utilities question

    I believe you need a Windows machine to run the FST.

    Contact me by forum mail and included your personal email and I will send you a .pdf of the 4000/4500.

    Sandy
  23. Re: Does a Photograph's medium change your opinion of it?

    Doremus,

    Thanks for the clarification.

    I hope you enjoy a re-read of Crawford's book, especially the part about photographic syntax. It is in my opinion the best read ever that touches on the...
  24. Re: Does a Photograph's medium change your opinion of it?

    To be clear, my message re: Marshal McCluan was a quote form an web article, not an expression of my "polarized linear thinking". To understand exactly what McCluan meant would require a full reading...
  25. Re: Does a Photograph's medium change your opinion of it?

    Marshal McLuhan’s 1964 breakthrough book “Understanding Media” famously said that a medium and its characteristics can affect audiences apart from its substance: “The medium is the message.”

    Sandy
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    Re: Digital IR

    Jon

    Lovely image!

    Sandy
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    Re: Digital IR

    From the guide.

    "Infrared light is slower than even the slowest red light visible to us. This makes it totally imperceptible to us visually, but that doesn't make it any less important."

    In...
  28. Re: Why is "The Lounge" subforum blocked if you're not logged in?

    Thanks, that makes a lot of sense.

    Sandy
  29. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    Jon, Peter, Tin Can

    I appreciate your kind comments about my IR work. But to be honest it is in fact fairly difficult to understand what kind of lighting conditions work best for the kind of...
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    Re: Digital IR

    Jon,

    Thanks for your comment.

    I had the same problem working in bright conditions with a converted D800, and solved it with a similar solution to your viewfinder. But it is hard to find one...
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    Re: Digital IR

    Attached are two IR images I made several years ago, one of the Anderson Quarry near Columbia, SC, and another of a village in Songyang County in China.

    The image of the quarry was made with a...
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    Re: Americana

    I also like the photos a lot, wish I had done more of this kind of work in the 60s and 70s.

    You make a good point about the culture. Many regions in the United States have unique cultures that...
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    Re: Digital IR

    Interesting point, and with very low signal strength I am sure you are right. I have from time to time experienced a condition in photographing in nature in areas where there was no artificial light...
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    Re: Digital IR

    In general I agree with your point, but in a specific condition where leaves moving because of wind is concerned the only way to improve the situation is to increase ISO to the point where the...
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    Re: Digital IR

    As one move up in size from 1" to APS size cameras to FF and/or MF, lenses get larger and larger, and in these formats I find it more convenient to use full spectrum camera with one or two high...
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    Re: Digital IR

    That is a spectacular image! You sure found a great vantage place from which to photograph Interstate 5.

    And with the right tonal adjustments that would also be a great image in monochrome.
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  37. Re: Potentially useful LEDs for darkroom/alt applications

    Wow,

    You da man!

    That unit should give you a great exposure unit for UV processes. With floods placed at 8-12" from the exposing plane you should have fast exposures and very even exposure...
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    Re: Digital IR

    Hi Jon

    BTW, I just received a pack of five IR filters you mentioned a couple of weeks ago or so (680nm, 720nm, 760nm, 850nm and 950nm) for a full spectrum Fuji mirrorless camera. I already have a...
  39. Re: Potentially useful LEDs for darkroom/alt applications

    Bob

    I am getting older, but still not as ancient as you think!

    The carbon arc light was invented in the first decade of the 1800s and was the first practical electric light. It was widely...
  40. Re: Potentially useful LEDs for darkroom/alt applications

    John

    I tested one of the units last December and posted my findings on the groups.io site on 12/10/2020. I address your question in that post, which I am copying here along with other commends.
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