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    Re: Brown glare on negatives

    This has to be a processing artifact: there is a band of lesser density on the upper edge of the negative.
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    Re: Please help with this image

    Success!
    Working out the technical aspects of the wet plate process is serious business: it takes time and you have to be meticulous about things. But when you get it all working well, it becomes...
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    Re: Please help with this image

    Would you care to show us a sample of more recent plates?
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    Re: Can this lens be salvaged?

    The scratches are permanent: nothing to do to fix those. The fungus is probably removable, if you know how to disassemble the lens. Would I pay someone to service the lens? No. I'd find out how to...
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    Re: Please help with this image

    Don't be too sure about the red LED. When I started wet plate work three+ years ago, I bought a couple of red LED bulbs for the darkroom and they were great - for a while. Turns out these were white...
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    Re: Please help with this image

    If you are getting silver developing out on an unexposed plate at 7+ seconds, then there's something else wrong. Are you using exactly the correct ingredients for the developer recipe? (IE; not...
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    Re: Please help with this image

    To troubleshoot this process, it is very important to change only one variable at a time. I suggest changing out the lens first, and go from there.
    But I strongly recommend doing the developer...
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    Re: Please help with this image

    If you’re using John Coffer’s developer recipe for positives, 15 seconds may be too long by 3 seconds or more. I’ve had trouble getting good performance using Coffer’s recipe on UVPX collodion. And...
  9. Re: What small lightweight lens for 4x5 backpacking?

    I second the suggestion for the 203mm Ektar lens. It’s an outstanding performer and it’s tiny and lightweight.
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    Re: Please help with this image

    Not a light leak.
    Without knowing your skill level, and the exact details of how you exposed and developed this plate, it’s difficult to offer specific advice. What developer did you use, and at...
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    Re: Old Collodion Com wetplate site return

    Many of the same wet plate people are here as well. You have access to plenty of knowledge in the wet plate section of this forum, so feel free to ask your questions.
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    Re: Is this Bromide Drag? Help!

    Nobody is suggesting you not try "creative" variations of process. But the fact is that 90% of those who try the technique eventually find it only introduces undesirable effects, and you often end up...
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    Re: Old Collodion Com wetplate site return

    Garrett,
    I can only speak to my own experience, having joined the forum in the Fall of 2018. In my short time with Quinn's forum, I never saw activity on that level, and weeks often passed between...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    If this is how these are being interpreted, then I've hit the bullseye! It is my goal to craft these images (Its been a summer-long set in the making) to convey a dark fascination: beautiful yet...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thank you Peter. High praise coming from you!
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    No, I haven't, Randy. Are you talking ab out an episode of "Stranger Things", or something else?
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    A few photos from a recent wade into the Marys River, ten minutes from my home.
    Made with the Hasselblad and standard Planar lens, using Ilford Delta 100 processed in PMK Pyro. Exposure data not...
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    Re: Old Collodion Com wetplate site return

    Quinn's forum was a low traffic space at the best of times. It wasn't unusual for weeks to go by without a single post. Clearly much of the traffic went to Facebook, and I expect that is one of the...
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    Re: Is this Bromide Drag? Help!

    I strongly suggest you disavow "stand" development. Its 99% horsepucky and will only introduce problems that are easily resolved by embracing proper development agitation technique. The mythology...
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    Re: Old Collodion Com wetplate site return

    You can definitely blame Facebook for the depletion of almost all online discussion forums. The "get everything in one place" format of Facebook appeals to a majority of consumers, but the Walled...
  21. Re: Any thoughts as to source of light leak based on this picture?

    We'd need to know how the photograph was made, what film format/camera, etc., before we can answer this question.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Testing a new (to me) Retina-Curtar 35mm lens on a Retina IIIC I finished the restoration of yesterday.
    12 seconds exposure at f8.5 on Astrum MZ-3 film, processed in Xtol 1:1
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    Re: Preparing for a book

    Hi Neil.

    Are you planning to self-publish, or do you have a publisher lined up for this book?
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Thank you Steven.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50417852167_a659b3e843_h.jpg

    I prefer this vertical version over the previous one.
    Photograph made using the Voigtlander Petzval lens on my old B&J Watson 5x7...
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    It might not be practical for a commercial photographer, but my decision is to migrate my practice over to Pyro instead of Xtol, assuming there are ongoing issues with the manufacture of Xtol. I...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Thank you very much. Its a bit atypical for me to present an image with such soft contrast as this, but I like the evocative nature of the result.
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    The last package of Xtol I made up was difficult to dissolve, and had to be filtered to get the leftover crap out of. It also went bad after 6 weeks in 1 liter brown glass bottles, full to the top.
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    Re: New bellows made in the USA?

    Thanks, fair enough, I will contact them to inquire. Much appreciated, folks.
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    Re: post your trees!

    The Marys River is still at its seasonal low flow, so things move quite slowly in the river these days. So yes, the water was quite still when I made this photograph. Glad you like it, thanks!
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    Re: post your trees!

    And a variation on the 2020 Trees theme I'm compiling: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50413044072_9d0f5f2317_h.jpg

    Photograph made using the Voigtlander Petzval lens on my old B&J Watson 5x7...
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    Re: post your trees!

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50409866441_2caf69d321_h.jpg

    I used my B&J Watson 5x7 camera and Ilford's FP4 (expired in 2008), processed in PMK Pyro. Exposure notes: 4.5 minutes at f22,...
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    Re: New bellows made in the USA?

    Thanks, Randy. Do you have personal experience with the company? Looks like they mostly make industrial bellows.
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    New bellows made in the USA?

    I need new bellows for my 5x7 B&J Watson camera. Who do you suggest I get to make one for me? I'd prefer a source here in the US if possible. Thanks.

    Paul
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    Re: Gregory Crewdson's 'An Eclipse of Moths'

    I can find no information that suggests he has transitioned from film to digital. Where have you seen reference to his current tools?
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    What Alex said. You don't need KCn to chase down a specific color rendering. There are other ways to get a warm-colored plate.
    Besides, it is well on its way to a tightly controlled/restricted...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Thank you Gregg.
    I don't always choose the Petzval lenses for what I do - it is a look that has to be used purposefully. In this instance, I wanted to use those optical traits to isolate the feature...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Next image in this new series. Voigtlander Trees Study, No. 2

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50376100397_5eb8c14974_h.jpg

    Made with the B&J Watson 5x7 and a Voigtlander Petzval lens....
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50373474457_0e1daf853b_h.jpg

    Shot on FP4 using a Voigtlander Petzval, approx. 1/2 second: cap off, cap on method.
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    But please note that nowhere in their technical description of the process do they talk about the final image format they end up with. This process is about stitching together dozens of DSLR RAW...
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