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    Re: New Ultra-Light Chamonix 810 Camera

    If I had not relatively recently purchased an 11x14 Chamonix through you, the Alpinist X would be sorely tempting!

    Andrew -- It looks to have on-axis front tilt. Edited: it has 30 degrees front...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    I use to take my boys to a similar local park in town. I see you managed to photograph one of the feral picnic tables that I have heard so much about. Photographing them is rather easy as they just...
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    Looks to be one of those days of the sun being just a pale orange disk. No sunrise today.
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    Re: Still Smokey

    A "Complex" is two or more fires that had their own names but have merged into one fire. I do not believe they repeat fire names. The August Complex was named after the fact it was started by...
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    I have in the past -- have a set of 16x20s of burn areas in Yosemite. Nice light and all, but not that interested in showing them.
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    Might head down that way after the first good sets of rain.
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    The Red Salmon Complex is on land classified as timber land. The August Complex Western Zone is lower elevation and is more of a mix of grassland (and grass farms), manzanita, oak and conifer...
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    Still Smokey

    Nice sunrise in clean air...for a short while.

    The Western Section of the August Complex (total: 880,000 acres, 47% contained) is picking up with the dry hot weather returning and evacuation...
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    Re: 8x10 film holder case

    I use one for 11x14 holders -- one does not often see laptops that big anymore.
  10. Re: Which State is the Best State for Landscape Photographers to Live?

    The West is the Best...:cool:
  11. Thread: Abstracts

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    Re: Abstracts

    Fits like a good shoe...

    great image.
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    You need goats on trampolines. Have you tried even closer to the monster -- sort of raking its whole side using a little swing on the 5x7?
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    Hello, Dave -- except for the stone fence I would have guess a location shot for High Plains Drifter (Mono Lake, CA). It gives me the feeling it was a warm August day on the Isle of Bute, tho I...
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    Cool, Bryan. The low angle of the light is great -- especially the blueness of the shadows against the warmth of the mineral(?) stain.
  15. Re: Platinotype: Making Photographs in Platinum and Palladium

    If I ever try it, it will be to print some negatives that have too much contrast for develop-out platinium/palladium (I normally those print negs in carbon). The self masking, from what I...
  16. Re: Platinotype: Making Photographs in Platinum and Palladium

    I have never tried Platinum POP (also know as Ziatype).
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    Also with the influence of the Smokey the Bear campaign and clear-cutting, over the years large areas got heavily over-stocked with trees. This creates a greater demand for water, which in drought...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Nice set of images! Makes me regret not getting over to Tongariro. I made it cross-country to the top of Mt Ngauruhoe and spent my time between there and Mount Ruapehu. I had a bum knee from...
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    Re: Abstracts

    10x4 carbon print. The printing process reverses the image so you may not be able to tell what it is. (j/k)

    Print tossed on the office scanner and slightly messed with with a light-weight program...
  20. Re: Has anyone made a purchase through the Chamonix View Camera Instagram account

    Agree - double check with him.
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    Re: Keeping the film rebate for contact prints

    Thanks, ic-racer, I had another look at that image yesterday on the wall. The reproduction (using copy stand too small for work) is a little hot along that edge, but there is definitely a slight...
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    Re: Keeping the film rebate for contact prints

    Not to be confused with rarebit. Something my mom would cook up towards the end of the month before my dad's next paycheck would come in. Melted Velveeta Cheese over Saltine Crackers. I liked it.
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    Re: Keeping the film rebate for contact prints

    I'll have to look at that print again -- it is hanging at the gallery, so it will be a few days. Not quite sure what the imperfection might be...unless you are referring to the reproduction of the...
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    Re: Keeping the film rebate for contact prints

    I print the entire image, including rebate for my platinum prints, but rarely for my carbon prints. Quality of the edges (rebate's) mostly...a bit more controlled with platinum printing. Some...
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    That is what makes me hopeful for some of the Yolla Bollys. There have already been a couple crowning fires through there in the 30 years since I worked there, but also some non-canopy fires doing...
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    Most of the evac notices have been cancelled for Southern Humboldt (West Zone August Fire) as the fire has not crossed the Eel River. But the North Zone of the fire is still causing evacuations up...
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    Many are customizing Sprinter Vans and are working and taking up space in the American West.
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    Re: Mat Size vs. Mount Size

    They would be, Drew. Let me know what you have and we'll work something out. I used Bright White for B&W silver gelatin prints, but prefer the old Natural White for my warmer alt process prints. I...
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    Re: Invisible Marks on Negatives

    How do you develop your film?
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    Re: Invisible Marks on Negatives

    Perhaps the anti-halation layer did not completely wash off...and it might have some UV blocking ability.

    How are you developing your negatives?
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    Re: Mat Size vs. Mount Size

    Unfortunately, the mat board I used for years is no longer made. Natural White was the color I used from Light Impressions back in the good old days (4-ply and 8-ply). Just slightly warm off-white...
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    Re: Mat Size vs. Mount Size

    Drymounted print edges mounted like mine are usually safe -- they are below the level of the window. One still has to be careful with corners of other mats and such -- and with normal care, one...
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    Re: 8x10 film holder case

    It little pricey ($130), but it has 2" of foam padding and it can hold up to 16" of 8x10 holders (probably 15 to 18 holders). I would prefer to see one and toss the holders in before I'd commit. ...
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    Re: Mat Size vs. Mount Size

    Mostly due to ease of washing/cleaning the print and/or for transferring the work to a new mat if needed in the next few hundred years. There are so many varieties of methods and reasons for each...
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    Re: 8x10 film holder case

    The cooler bags I have perfectly fit the 8x10 holders, inside measurements are 13" high, 9.5+" wide and 5" deep. I had an ancient hard-sided ice chest that those bags would fit right in to. So...
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    Re: Mat Size vs. Mount Size

    Trimmed to the image ...usually slicing off 1/64" of the image. Although occasionally the easel (or board) would not be square or something, and I'd need to trim a little more off the print to make...
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    Trimmed to the image ...usually slicing off 1/64" of the image. Although occasionally the easel (or board) would not be square or something, and I'd need to trim a little more off the print to make...
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    Re: 8x10 film holder case

    One can also check for soft-sided insulated bags. Mine hold five to six 8x10 holders each...zippered top. I checked the company's site...nothing quite as simple as what I have.

    This bag is kinda...
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    Re: Mat Size vs. Mount Size

    I tried that...it looked good for my verticals, by the proportions looked odd to my eye with my horizontal images...adding those two inches solved that for me.

    Like Doremus, my actual image size...
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    So far, not the worse. They have slowed the fire approaching Humboldt County from the southeast, but still a major threat to many homes and communities. A fire due south of the county that closed...
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