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    Re: Music as analogy for LF photography

    Edward Weston could "feel" music in a well composed image.

    From his Daybooks, 1930.

    "Whenever I can feel a Bach fugue in my work I know I have arrived. I never hear Bach without deep enrichment...
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    Re: Post Photos of YOURSELF with your camera

    Agfa-Ansco 8x10, Lassen Park, 1967

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  3. Re: Marketing Platinum Portraits in 11x14 , Is this posible and then How?

    Hi Monty, just thinking of you recently. Have you broken ground yet on that dream portrait studio? Get with it, you have the talent!

    All the best,
    Merg
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    Re: Developing tank advice

    Wayne, I agree.

    When I worked at a commercial lab for a few years, we used hangers and tanks. Results were fine for the clients, however in my opinion, truly even development was never achieved.
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  5. Poll: Re: Poll: How do you process large format black and white film?

    For sure #3. 68 years of tray development, gelatin silver prints.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Now you're cooking, Roger! This is terrific; shadow really works.

    Hope all goes well with you. Can't believe two years have passed since we met at Jan's gallery.

    Best,
    Merg
  7. Thread: Bridges

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    Re: Bridges

    Bridges, Burlington, Ontario
    Canada, 2008

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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

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    Penfield Pond, New York, 1966

    8x10 Plus-X, D-76
  9. Re: Anyone Use Shanghai GP3 Film in 4x5 and 8x10

    Proof that it's all about light, and an eye for good composition. Beautiful, Jim.
    Best,
    Merg
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Andrej, it was a real pleasure to view the work on your website. So well seen, with a special feeling conveyed. Thank you for the introduction to your vision, technique, and inspiration.

    Best,...
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    Re: Large Format Industryscapes

    Excellent composition and lighting. Well done, Doug!
  12. Thread: Just Leaves

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    Re: Just Leaves

    Thanks for taking a look, Pat. Indeed, there are a few critters there! Rorschach came to mind.
    Best,
    Merg
  13. Thread: Just Leaves

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    Re: Just Leaves

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    Dried Maple Leaf, 1991
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Thanks Pat, nice to hear from you.

    Those stones really glowed; early morning light, late in the year. A good case for having a small camera along at a tourist destination such as this. No chance...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Stones, Roman Baths, England

    Fuji 645Zi, TMY2, Pyrocat HD

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    Re: Post Your Photos Made At Close Distance

    Thank you, Jim and Chauncey.

    Best,
    Merg
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    Re: Large Format Industryscapes

    This is wonderful. Bravo!
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

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    Tilden Park, Berkeley, CA 1995

    4x5, FP4+, Metol-Acetone
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    Re: Deadly hike----Haz-Mat the cause?

    At this point, after extensive reading on the subject, I tend to agree.
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    Re: post your Architecture photographs!

    Agree. Nicely done, Dierk.

    Best,
    Merg
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    Re: New Book by Merg Ross

    Thank you, Bob. Most happy to hear that you enjoyed the book.

    All the best,
    Merg
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    Re: What makes a photograph "good"?

    Yes.
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    Re: What makes a photograph "good"?

    Well said, Brian and Erik.

    I presently have one of Gregg's photographs hung on our entry wall between one of mine, and one of Brett Weston's. I like all three; they are "good" photographs!
  24. Re: “Good composition is merely the strongest way of seeing.”

    Exactly!
  25. Re: Looking for Parts Diagrams for Calumet 8 x 10 cameras

    This may help.

    https://learncamerarepair.com/product.php?product=389
  26. Re: Recommending Mary Alinder's Ansel biography

    I also enjoyed Mary's book on Group f.64. I knew four members from the original group, Henry Swift among them, and several of the associates. From hearing their stories, Mary's account is factual,...
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    Re: New Book by Merg Ross

    Thank you, Gary.

    The title of this thread reflects an earlier time, as the book is no longer new. However, it will be my only book, and I want to thank those who have appreciated and supported my...
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    Re: Self Publishing LF Photo Book

    Yes. Signed copies are still available. Below is a link to the original announcement here. Thanks for your interest.
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    Re: Self Publishing LF Photo Book

    Jim, kind words from a man who knows about quality! Thanks.

    Best,
    Merg
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    Re: Self Publishing LF Photo Book

    I chose a publisher who only does photography books, hence we had an excellent rapport throughout the entire process. I worked with Brooks Jensen of Lenswork Publishing. A rough layout and 60 b&w...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Thanks, Alan. Good to hear from you.

    Still making new photographs, but going through the old, and discarding. My goal is to leave no more than 500 prints from a career spanning 68 years. That...
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    Re: Old Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles

    How about a bus?

    Bus to Yorkville, 1966
    8x10, 12" TR, Plus-X

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    Re: post your trees!

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    Trees in Snow, Central Park, NYC 1964
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    Re: D-76; Mixing Small Batch?

    Perceptol is D-23 with the addition of Sodium Chloride. Try this: Metol 5grms, Sodium Sulphite 100 grms, Sodium Chloride 30 grms, Water 1 liter (distilled)
  35. Re: Going home again - my journey back to film!

    Jim beat me to it; I totally agree that 150mm is the best choice.

    Welcome to the forum, Al. I note that you are in Nanaimo on beautiful Vancouver Island; one of my favorite places to visit and...
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    Re: Oregon Public Broadcasting segment

    Jim, wonderful to see you in action; a very fine production. Congratulations!

    This video is an excellent portrayal of an inspired and dedicated artist, with both qualities presented in a...
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    Re: post "in Galli style"

    That is correct. We were in touch this week.
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    Re: Rocks and stones

    Stone, Point Lobos, 1962

    8x10 Cronar Press, 16-D, 12" TR

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  39. Re: Post your homage to another photographer (any format)

    Ruth Bernhard
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    Re: member info question

    Go to the far right of the page and hit "Edit About Me" . I think that is where you can add your signature.

    Let me confuse the issue a little more. OK, on the far right of the "About ME' page, you...
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