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  1. Thread: Cougars

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    Re: Cougars

    Got to watch out for them Basset Hounds as well!
  2. Re: An old friend offered us his D-2 he no longer uses.

    That I don't know. I'd doubt it.
  3. Re: An old friend offered us his D-2 he no longer uses.

    It's an Omega cold light. It looks like a flying saucer.
  4. Re: An old friend offered us his D-2 he no longer uses.

    I can put the D-II in mothballs in the garage. Then I'll have room.
  5. Thread: Cougars

    by John Kasaian
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    Re: Cougars

    The one I saw was crossing the Alaska Highway, somewhere in the Yukon in the snow (it was winter) A magnificent animal!

    In the foothills above our little ranch was wild fig tree where locals...
  6. An old friend offered us his D-2 he no longer uses.

    ALL the condensers (many new) ALL the accessories, plus a Cold Light, extension, timer and lenses. The whole shebang!
    What do I do?
    It is very generous however I already have a D-II (with hardly...
  7. Thread: Cougars

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    Re: Cougars

    There's a problem with that throwing rocks advise.
    We're advised to stand upright to make ourselves look as large as possible, but then
    you have to bend over---making yourself appear smaller--- in...
  8. Thread: Cougars

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    Cougars

    Over the past two decades I've noticed warning signs about mountain lions at National Forest/Parks trailheads.
    A ranger I asked told me it was for liability issues---if a cougar caused injury,...
  9. Re: What is your reccomendation for a Graded Fiber Printing Paper

    I liked Slavich and Emaks papers as well.
    Now they are gone like last month's rent, next week's pay and real rock and roll :(
  10. Re: What is your reccomendation for a Graded Fiber Printing Paper

    By all means give Fomabrom a try.
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    Good news for Yosemite!!

    https://kmph.com/news/local/reservations-not-required-for-yosemite-national-park-starting-march-1st
  12. Re: Hello from Steamboat Springs, Colorado

    Welcome aboard!
    Steamboat Springs is a magical place for skiers :o
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    Re: Contact Print Equip

    When Adolph Gasser's closed in SF I missed out on an old Mahogany contact printer.
    When I first saw it I thought it was a dog coffin!
    I would have liked to have picked it up though as I can see...
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    Re: Contact Print Equip

    I find it depends on how much counter space you have to work with.
    Something that can handle 12x20 is pretty big!
    Broken glass can easily be replaced in a POP frame.
    I haven't broken glass...
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    Re: Contact Print Equip

    1) You can make smaller prints in oversize frames.
    The pressure of the glass will keep the negative from moving.
    I find that really large frames are a PITA to work with though.
    And they are...
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    Re: Yosemite Renaissance 36

    Congratulations!
  17. Re: Lens storage and carry - stupid but practical question

    Lenses on boards, caps on and in zip locks to keep dust out.
  18. Re: B/W film & B/W chems - What's in your darkroom?

    Currently:
    HP-5+(thanks, Ralph Barker), FP-4+, Ilford Ortho Plus
    Clayton F-76, Ansco 130(thanks, John Nanian)
    Fomabrom N111
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    Re: Hello from a LF hopeful

    Welcome aboard!
    I'm jealous---you're in for a lot of fun on your LF journey!
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    Re: Minimizing enlarger upgrade cost

    Not to mention that 8x10 contacts are just beautiful (if the photographer does his part)
    Just sayin'
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    I had a friend who got one of the old postal jeeps.
    Yup, it was beat to near death.
    It ended up spending the summer as a neighborhood ice cream truck with a Whirlpool chest freezer in the back...
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    Re: Log live 8x10 Large format

    Fear not the 8x10.
  23. Sequoia & Kings Canyon starting to issue wilderness permits

    https://kmph.com/news/local/sequoia-and-kings-canyon-national-parks-to-begin-offering-wilderness-permits-this-tuesday
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    All the US Mail delivery vans are scheduled for replacement soon, and will probably be available cheap as surplus.
    Might be fertile ground for a DIY'er if you don't mind the steering wheel being on...
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    Re: Lake Baikal in the Winter

    Maybe take a snorkel to keep from fogging the ground glass when composing under the dark cloth?
  26. Re: A dozen Mariposa Grove Sequoias lost, part of Big Sur slides into the Pacific

    I haven't heard any reports on the Sequoia Natl'l Park General's Highway or Grant Grove yet.
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    Re: Hello from Romania

    Welcome aboard!
  28. Re: A dozen Mariposa Grove Sequoias lost, part of Big Sur slides into the Pacific

    Some pictures of "1"
    https://kmph.com/news/instagram/portion-of-highway-1-damaged-and-closed-after-storm

    The last I heard, none of the famous named sequoias in Mariposa Grove were "down."
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    Re: 8x10 point and shoot

    Cool!
  30. A dozen Mariposa Grove Sequoias lost, part of Big Sur slides into the Pacific

    What a storm!
    https://www.foxnews.com/us/windstorm-topples-more-than-a-dozen-famed-giant-sequoias-at-yosemite-national-park...
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    Re: Lens release cables

    FWIW Gepes have a long enough throw to cock and fire my Ilex Universals. My Minettes will not.
  32. Re: Is it a linear progression between 90mm and 150mm?

    I find bulls in the pasture to be a practical concern.
    Rather too thrilling, in fact!
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    Re: No darkroom blues

    Do you have a bathroom?
    They often make great dark rooms.
    I haven't had the run of a real dark room--- outside of High School---ever!

    It takes about ten minutes to convert our guest wc into a...
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    Re: Dark cloths on ebay

    My bride sewed me a dark cloth about 20 years ago from leftover fabric. It still works fine.
    The white side is a little stained now but that's OK with me.
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    Re: Favorite Current 8x10 B&W Film?

    My preference is for Ilford HP-5+ in most cases, sometimes FP-4+ from Badger Graphic. Also Ilford Ortho Plus 80 when I can find it.
    I keep a variety of film in the freezer (Arista.edu Ultra, Xray)...
  36. Poll: Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    Running out of time and running out of health. There is so much I'd like to photograph on big beautiful negatives.
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    Re: getting glass CLEAN, how do you do it?

    Try Vodka.
    It won't get the glass clean, but if you drink enough of it you won't care :rolleyes:
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    Re: Hello from Heidelberg

    Welcome aboard!
  39. Re: Really long lines to get into Yosemite & Kings Canyon this week end

    My son and his friend were climbing Five Open Books yesterday. Reports that the valley was near deserted, the weather beautiful and saw only two patches of ice on 41 going into the valley
  40. Re: Scouting locations close to home can be fun!

    I just found this info about the Winchell Cove Cemetery!
    https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2375588/memorial-search?firstname=&lastname=&cemeteryname=&page=1#sr-60780160
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