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    Re: SP-445 agitation test results challenging

    Thanks, Jason. I did shoot a couple of the sky and did defocus the white targets. I subsequently developed sheets from the same series in my Jobo rotary tank, and although there was some extra...
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    Re: Forum Growth.....or not?

    Gee, Garrett, I wasn't on the forum in the golden years, but for me it is without reserve the best one going for my photographic concerns. Yes, there are very familiar names, and yes, like most...
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    Re: SP-445 agitation test results challenging

    Thanks, esearing. I keep Photoflo out of the tank, putting washed negs in a tray of it instead. My normal development is 9 minutes. I may try your long presoak; I have used a 1-minute one, which...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Wow, Kevin, that's excellent. Managing the tonalities of scenes like this is tricky business.
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    Re: December 2020 Portraits

    diversey, it's a bit reminiscent of some August Sanders portraits. Well seen.
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    Re: Hello from Heidelberg

    Welcome, Phaedros! That's quite a résumé already! Let me know if you ever decide to put your hand to making an inexpensive and simple LED light source. There is a fair amount of discussion about that...
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    Re: SP-445 agitation test results challenging

    Slow sideways rocking is reminiscent of sheet-film-in-hangers agitation, which I know about from reading but never had occasion to try. Perhaps I'll try it, but I suspect it may significantly change...
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    Re: SP-445 agitation test results challenging

    Thanks, Alan.
    HP5+, no pre-soak.
    If I understand your agitation, it is explicitly recommended against by Tim at Stearman, so, no, I haven't tried it.
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    SP-445 agitation test results challenging

    The following post is embarrassing to me, but I’ll survive, especially if a solution if found.

    With a little vacation time recently, I finally got around to testing specifically for even agitation...
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    Re: Kodak Kodabromide G2 VS F2

    G was what Kodak called a lustre surface, a bit shinier and more prominently textured than the E surface, as I recall.
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    Re: 2021 Self Portraits

    Shown in an LF-heretical, or, perhaps, LF-ecumenical pose, Feb. 2020. Made for ad for a local presentation on B&W film photography that Covid prevented. Mamiya 645, HP5.

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    Re: Pentax Digital Spot Meter battery/storage

    Great info above, agreed. Leaving the technical knowledge to the experts -- and this is by no means to ignore their valuable advice -- there are simple things one can do as well, which I do because...
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    Re: Just saying "Hello"

    Film (re-)gains another enthusiast. Let's hear it!
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    lessethomas, a striking image of both time and place.
  15. Semi-Auto-Calculating Exposure Chart for Paper Contrast Change

    With a little vacation time, I finally got around to making a handy reference chart to keep next to the enlarger, helping determine how exposure time needs to change going from one contrast filter to...
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    Re: Homage to Photographers of Old..

    Bernice, a number of them have; if not for subject matter per se, then for showing the possibilities and potenetial power of the medium. Adams and Eugene Smith for sure.
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Well done, Alan.
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    Re: Self Portrait Tools

    I also used to take an annual SP, on my birthday. I have used 35, 645, and 4x5. The former have self timers; for the 4x5 I use an inexpensive pneumatic release like this one
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  19. Thread: Hello!

    by Ulophot
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    Re: Hello!

    Welcome! Great to find more folks getting interested in LF. I, for one, will much happier to follow you here than on twitter, especially since I have no twitter account!
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    Re: Still Life 2020

    1953 -- Wow! Maturation date only one longer than I have been alive -- and I'm already 39!
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    Re: F Stops For Portraits Questions

    Perhaps. I certainly agree with you regarding the ubiquity of the wide-angle close-up, which, as I recall, came in big-time in the late '60s with the psychedelics. Computer lens design andother tech...
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    Re: F Stops For Portraits Questions

    Addendum: Just a note. I have never fully grasped the science, but there appears to be some evidence that the effects of perspective from closer distances are somewhat less pronounced in a print from...
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    Re: F Stops For Portraits Questions

    My approach to 4x5 portraiture has become primarily location lighting, supplemented artificially only if necessary. I shoot HP5 at 400 or 200, depending on the development needs. My primary lens is...
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    Re: Rocks and stones

    Daniel, I like the window in the rocks, with your careful timing and placement of the clouds. Would love to see a final print.
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    Re: What's your Go To LF body & lens?

    Since I shed my studio 4x5 and tripod for a more portable outfit three years ago in order to concentrate on natural light, on-location portraiture, it's a Tachihara 4x5 with a Manfrotto 3221. Though...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Hi, Campy. Great start for a first time! If I may offer, the potential vagaries of scans, etc. notwithstanding, you seem to have done fine with the textures. The challenge of the image is the...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    A striking image, Ken, with your beautiful tonal sensibility.
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    Re: The Setup and the Shot

    A very lyrical composition with beautiful tonality, Gabe.
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    h2oman, this wide view has wonderful counterpoints -- the dramatic clouds and the foreground brush; the house and the plateau at right, whose curve mirrors the stand of trees; the play of light. an...
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    Re: post your trees!

    lassethomas, an intriguing image.
  31. Thread: Cemeteries

    by Ulophot
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    Re: Cemeteries

    David, well seen. Nice idea.
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    Re: Northern Virginia/Washington, DC

    I'm in Loudoun Cty, VA. Looking forward to looking back on the pandemic and getting out with other photographers occasionally.
  33. Re: Diffraction. When does it really matter with LF?

    At the risk of redundancy, I'll sing my note about portraiture, as an illustration of principle.

    Others have noted that the final result, or look, you desire to achieve, is determining. Not every...
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    Re: post your Architecture photographs!

    Great job with the tonalities.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Bryan, I find the second one exceptionally good.
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    Re: post your trees!

    Michael, what a painterly image! A pleasure.
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    Re: post your trees!

    Jim, gmed, and h2oman, all especially fine work.
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    Re: Hello from Amsterdam

    Welcome, and yes you certainly will!
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Well done, Bryan.
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    Re: Darkroom Safe Light

    Good news for at least some of you amber-safelight-preference B&W printers! As promised, I tested the SuperBrights amber LED S 11 screw base-type bulb, 7.5-Watt equivalent....
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