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  1. Re: Looking for Parts Diagrams for Calumet 8 x 10 cameras

    This may help.

    https://learncamerarepair.com/product.php?product=389
  2. 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)
  11. 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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  15. 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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    Re: member info question

    Go to "About Me", scroll down and add your signature.
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    Re: Brett Weston Books

    Doug, thanks for mentioning this. It's an interesting chat, and Randy's book is excellent.

    However, the group knew Brett in his later years, when he was better off financially. And, of course,...
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    Re: Musical Instruments

    Thank you, Dugan.
    Yes, that is what I also saw, and was able to capture.
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    Re: Musical Instruments

    Thank you, Barry. Window light, 4x5 Plus-X.
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    Re: Musical Instruments

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    Saxophone, 1984
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    Re: Brett Weston Books

    Excellent suggestions, Doug. Nice to hear from you; I thought Florida, but see you have moved.

    Mark, re "Out of the Shadow" was indeed spectacular; probably the best exhibition of Brett's work I...
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    Re: Brett Weston Books

    As Drew mentioned, I knew Brett well --- from when I was eight until his death forty-five years later. His influence on my life was immense, as recounted in my memoir, and in earlier posts to this...
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    Re: Post Your Photos Made At Close Distance

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  25. Re: I need a new person to service large format lenses

    Hello Gene,

    Carol Flutot gets good reviews. May be a bit of a wait.

    (scroll down to #3)

    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?162415-Flutots-Shutter-Repair

    Sorry to...
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    Re: Edward Weston

    Edward Weston, an alumnus of the Illinois College of Photography, was born on this date in 1886.
  27. Re: Designing a studio space for natural light portraiture

    Ah, thank you for posting the book link. I now have a better understanding of what Monty has in mind.
  28. Re: Is it possible to practice the art of "seeing"?

    I, too. Thank you, Doremus.

    Best,

    Merg
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Terrific! Well seen, Roger.

    Best,
    Merg
  30. Re: Designing a studio space for natural light portraiture

    Sounds wonderful, Monty; you are going to have a lot of fun!

    I'm also a fan of natural light for a studio. Have you considered including skylights?

    Looking forward to hearing the progress of...
  31. Re: Is it possible to practice the art of "seeing"?

    An essay addressing this subject, written by Edward Weston almost eighty years ago, is pertinent today.

    "Seeing Photographically" by Edward Weston 1943
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    Re: Toyo 45A wont close

    In the #3rd original photo the bellows appear to being pinched. Just maybe?
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    Re: post your urban landscapes

    BART Construction, Oakland, CA 1968

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    Re: Toyo 45A wont close

    Yes!
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    Re: Toyo 45A wont close

    I'm guessing the problem is with the bellows fold. Can you remove the back and check the fold?
  36. Thread: Abstracts

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    Re: Abstracts

    You are absolutely right, Alan. I wouldn't trade the one day there in 2006 for the ninety days in '63.

    Hope you are keeping well, and safe.

    Best,
    Merg
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    Re: Ansel Adams' portrait of tragedy

    Edward Weston never owned property in Carmel Valley, nor did he have a portrait studio in Monterey. The Wildcat Hill property in the Carmel Highlands was deeded to him by Charis after their divorce....
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    Re: Abstracts

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    Brig Window, Fort Ord, CA 2006
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    Re: Abstracts

    Thanks Dugan, and Michael -

    Drafted in 1963, my infantry training was at Fort Ord. The base was closed in 1994, and I returned in 2006, making this photograph from inside the old base laundry...
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    Re: Ansel Adams' portrait of tragedy

    Interest to me, David. I was working as a photographer on the UC Campus during the period you mention, and later. I was hired in 1961 as staff photographer and lab technician in the Graphic Arts...
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