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    Stephen Shore - Elements

    Just ran quickly into B&N (thank god they still exist), and happened upon Shore’s “Elements”. A LF book with few examples, mostly of quiet, unobtrusive color landscapes, symmetrical, and mostly with...
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    Re: Fuji 90mm f8 SW or Nikon 90mm f8 SW

    One question I might have in deciding on lenses is whether the latest design of the xl series, for instance, has improved color/contrast characteristics. From what I have seen the SSXL seem to...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    lovely color
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    Re: Digital Prints - Horrors

    Pieter, I tend to agree with you. In retrospect I do remember the manager saying he thought the digital prints "came out great", so this is the printer not meeting my expectations, notwithstanding a...
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    Re: Digital Prints - Horrors

    ... same personnel, different management.
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    Re: Digital Prints - Horrors

    Hi Joe and thanks for the input.

    So I used to use PS exclusively, particularly with my 4x5 scans but since shifting to mostly digital, I have gravitated to NX-D because for the most part, few...
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    Re: Schneider APO-Tele Xenar HM 800 f/12?

    It's difficult to judge anyone's work until you can see optimum prints, as that opinion has been established by many on this forum. Not having seen his work in person, I can only judge Burtynsky's...
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    Re: Fuji 90mm f8 SW or Nikon 90mm f8 SW

    Have owned the Nikkor 90 F8 extensively and for a short time the 90MM F8 Fuji. My conclusion is the same as others in this thread who have used both. It's basically a toss up, and although I...
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    Re: Digital Prints - Horrors

    220340220341

    Attached are 2 JPEGS which on my screen show a bit more color range and subtlety than what I am seeing after uploading. These are DS jpegs from RAW 73MP images.

    In this case I am...
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    Digital Prints - Horrors

    Horror: “Nothing to do with halloween”,

    My first inkjet prints from 4x5 drumscans and D800 are frankly terrible vs Chromira prints.

    Lab suggested Epson pigment printer on thick exhibition...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Andrew,

    The subject matter is not my "cup of tea", but I am curious as to your intent/concept with these images. Also, what film/lenses are you using? I assume this is 4x5 work?
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    Re: Tiny Camera Porn

    What the hell does this have to do with LF or even MF?

    This should be moved to the Lounge where anyone with HPD can try to gain the attention they desire.

    Porno. If that is the case the OP...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Love the complexity and the tonal range captured in this image. The highlights and movement of the water is equally interesting. A composition most would not consider, preferring the larger 'scape'....
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    [QUOTE=Thad Gerheim;1615741]Pdmoylan, sorry you feel this way.

    I have had my best year out of twenty years selling photos, nine years of having a gallery.


    Thad, from my canvassing, you are...
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    As much as I hate to accept it, it seems to me the original photographic print as marketable art is essentially dead - Covid has contributed to this situation of course. My experience is that young...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Very nice John. Was this taken at the east end perhaps near the Hamptons? Is this Salt Marsh Grass?

    I am in Port Jeff in Oct. Any recommendations for locations like this?

    PDM
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    Re: What makes a photograph "good"?

    The aesthetic quest (awareness of beauty and other human senses) brings us to ethical realizations (Kierkegard - a kindred spirit). Artistic endeavor (creativity) is the expression of realized...
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    Re: What makes a photograph "good"?

    One last thing Bernice: Leni Riefenstahl

    Amazingly successful for her time and in promulgating the superiority propaganda of the so-called "Arian" nation. Her technical abilities were top and...
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    Re: What makes a photograph "good"?

    Looking at Jim Huylebroek's Afghan images on the front page of the NYTs today, they are successful for the reasons I have given: high craft, talent and the ability to convey the human condition in a...
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    Re: What makes a photograph "good"?

    Substitute "successful" for "good". Why? Conscientiousness/intention of the taker. It speaks to talent, craft and longevity of an image in the context of billions of others. Other than from a moral...
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    Re: What makes a photo “deep”?

    Drew/JE can you describe what is the difference in these prints? Also, some of us are probably looking for an invitation to your next opening, Drew/JE, so we can assimilate the distinctions in prints...
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    Re: Photo Experiments - Software

    Thank you Tin Can. Good reference material.

    PDM
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    Photo Experiments - Software

    Thinking about how to create the following using existing software, whether one or more in combination.

    1. Creating 3D digital images from multiple photographs.
    2. What angles and how many...
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    Re: What makes a photo “deep”?

    I don't believe you :).
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    Re: What makes a photo “deep”?

    Examples please.
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    Re: Post your (intimate) woodland scenes

    Beautiful and subtle image Joe, and technically perfect. I am a bit jealous of your location near the NJ pines. Unfortunately my connection there is no longer. I had intended to visit this year but a...
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    Re: What makes a photo “deep”?

    Sorry, late to the party here.

    The term "deep" suggests to me something metaphysical perhaps, emotional as well in the context of man's plight. There are so many religious and quasi religious...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    This image has rich, beautiful tonal range. I never was able to bond with Ektar either, for the same reasons you give.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Benjamin,

    I like the tonal range in this image and focus on various lines within. Curious why you set Portra at ISO 100? Reminds of Morley Baer who seems to me to have improved tonal range and...
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    Not sure what to say about this image Bernice. Surely Abbott is a fascinating personality and her posed portraits of Joyce are well crafted and historically significant (MOMA).

    Vaughn I always...
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    “… handle”.

    Nothing there to latch onto - seen but neither understood nor embraced.
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    :) well H2O, I believe it was J. Campbell who said follow your bliss, but with ageI am following the dictates of my brain. Sorry, not trying to confuse.
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    Weston’s Excusado is an object which is framed distinctively but which lacks in visual impact, though for its time, it was breaking free from convention. Like many Dadaists of the period, it is...
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    Alan,

    Your choice to think in terms of a “subject” for me limits the possibilities. One can think animals, insects, humans, vehicles, buildings as subjects and record an image accordingly. I am...
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    This is where I diverge.

    Composition is structure, like architecture, it’s your decision in design/framing. It is restricted first by your choice of focal length. There is a vastly different way...
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    Re: B&W nature/landscape photography books

    Check out Clyde Butcher

    +1

    I forgot about him. I was gifted one of his books and enjoy many of his images. A friend visited his gallery many years ago and was impressed with his prints. He...
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    Re: B&W nature/landscape photography books

    I have an embarrassing lack of familiarity with B&W LF landscape photographers work in general (not promoted in bookstores that I have frequented over the years) and so abstain on voting.

    I can...
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    Color is its own genre. B&W images that usually work best for me have the widest gamut of tones and lots of information, but with a clear vision. Where E Weston perhaps fails us and where Adams...
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    [QUOTE=Bernice Loui;1608860]Texture of the peppers in Edward Westons photographs are similar to the texturing in Auguste Rodin's sculptures. It is much about how this texturing interacts with...
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    Visually I find the super clean whites and deep blacks of John Sexton images or the color work of Morley Bauer and his contemporaries far more compelling than the early fraternity of the F64...
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