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  1. Thread: May portraits

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    Re: May portraits

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49903917706_857feab1fa_c.jpgThe fortune Teller by Paul Fitz, on Flickr

    Same as before but at f11. Adjusted the back light a little. Think I might put some eyes...
  2. Thread: May portraits

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    Re: May portraits

    Neat, but I think I prefer the puppy dog face mask.
  3. Thread: May portraits

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    Re: May portraits

    Thanks Philip, had a big old uv tanning light reflexted back onto the subject to give a nice warm firelight look, think it worked well. I need to work on my back lighting a bit more. Also made some...
  4. Thread: May portraits

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    Re: May portraits

    Thanks Paul, I would agree, the prints a bit better defined and warmer, but still needs a bit more light.
  5. Thread: May portraits

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    Re: May portraits

    Attempting to self teach studio lighting in a small space. Need a bit more fine tuning, probably help if I had descent model. I'll keep practicing.
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  6. Thread: May portraits

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    Re: May portraits

    What a great beard. Very nice profile picture, 8 seconds is epic.
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    Re: A Very Dusty Horsehead

    Think it looks more like Jar Jar Binks.
  8. Thread: Flowers Anyone?

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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    Thanks Mr Can.
  9. Thread: Flowers Anyone?

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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    https://live.staticflickr.com/7805/33308857058_14db8dd9b4_c.jpgLily by Paul Fitz, on Flickr

    Darkroom print on 11x14 paper toned in selenium and vanadium. Digital photo of print.
    4x5 linhof...
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    Re: X-Ray Film Images SHOW THEM

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48757574381_122588915c_c.jpgThe Hawaiian by Paul Fitz, on Flick

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48730235748_70050b8a12_c.jpgSinglet. by Paul Fitz, on Flickr...
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    Re: X-Ray Film Images SHOW THEM

    https://live.staticflickr.com/7861/33027455788_6762d2906c_c.jpgCalifornia Dreamin by Paul Fitz, on Flickr

    14 x 17 fuji xray contact print using Vandyke brown emulsion, home made pinhole camera.
  12. Thread: Flowers Anyone?

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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    Thanks, I burnt in the black for added dramatic impact (stage like), maybe a little too far, was an old decaying mirror in the dackground. I usually try and just hold the shadows if doing a final...
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    Re: Negative negatives - using SP445 Tank

    Looks like bad film or chemistry, as Doremus suggests. How old is the film, was it ever left in a hot car or storage. Ilfosal 3 only lasts a few months once opened. Really need to decanter into smal...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49393454417_5f6a4d669f_k.jpgThe more we know the less we show. by Paul Fitz, on Flickr

    Darkroom print on rc grade 2, dodge and burn,
    Selenium.
    Holgaroid,...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49377693683_2a7ee33fe6_c.jpg3rd Class. by Paul Fitz, on Flickr

    Darkroom print on rc grade 2, dodge and burn, selenium.
    Holgaroid 612, 90mm super angulon, hp5...
  16. Thread: Flowers Anyone?

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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    https://live.staticflickr.com/7856/46187300805_1f60505d7e_c.jpgDamage Done by Paul Fitz, on Flickr

    Darkroom print on ilford 8x10 rc grade 2,dodge and burns and bleaching.
    4x5 negative using...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Yes wonderful picture, you worked the format perfectly.
  18. Thread: Flowers Anyone?

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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    https://live.staticflickr.com/1950/43406098690_a41c7de308_c.jpgRose by Paul Fitz, on Flickr

    Darkroom contact print on 8x10 ilford rcvc paper.
    8x10 negative, rollie 100 in pyrocat hd
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    Re: I'm trying Fiber papers for the first time.

    I can never get away with not doing a test strip to work out exposure times and contrast. Also let dry, because some papers dry darker than others.
    Agree that 2 mins in the developer minimum. I...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48125026602_3a828223d0_c.jpgEyelet by Paul Fitz, on Flickr

    Darkroom print on ilford rc 8x10, split toned in selenium and sepia. Nikon, nikkor 135mm lens, hp5 in...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Nicely dramatic, strange to have the sun so low to the horizon at miday and to have fog so late in the day.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49241778597_2c350b6782_z.jpgStrider by Paul Fitz, on Flickr

    Darkroom print, ilford , dodge, burn, selenium, vanadium, heavy crop.
    Olympus trip 35, fp4 in d76.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thanks. Was try to get a feeling of mood and space.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49220796748_1fbe8bb07d_c.jpgRendezvous by Paul Fitz, on Flickr

    Darkroom print on ilford rc, dodge and burn, selenium.
    Olympus trip 35 hp5 in d76.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49197218198_335c8c2fd8_c.jpgNo.9 by Paul Fitz, on Flickr

    Darkroom print on ilford rc, dodge and burn and selective bleaching and selenium.
    Voigtlander...
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    Re: Large Format Industryscapes

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49053757962_16955dac25_c.jpgEinlassturm by Paul Fitz, on Flickr

    Darkroom print. Contact print using low contrast 8 x 10 positive print and then ilford grade 2...
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    Re: Box of paper dated 1952, what to do with it?

    I have some 1948 Dupont that still prints with normal processing, not perfect. Give it a try.
  28. Thread: Whole Plate, 8x10

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    Re: Whole Plate, 8x10

    24 x 30 cameras (I recently bought one) are pretty cheap and you can make backs for other formats without too much problems.
    I intend to do the same as you eventually. 24 x 30 might be a little...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Thanks Dave. I did a 11x14 print without the top burn in and it is a little better. Can only scan up to 8x10 prints.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    https://live.staticflickr.com/1757/41963342904_437839b287_c.jpgWide Open Road. by Paul Fitz, on Flickr

    Darkroom print.
    fotospeed 8x10 rcvc.
    4x5 fp4 in pyrocat hd 1+1+100
    (linhof technika)...
  31. Thread: Scarecrows

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    Great pictures, love a good scar crow.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Gloria
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48628452561_8dcde6408d_c.jpgGloria by Paul Fitz, on Flickr

    dark room print, split toned with selenium and sepia, 6x12 fp4, 90mm super angulon.
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    Re: Cleaning up old plate holders and camera

    Fixed all the light leaks I could find.
    The liquid electrical tape on the dark board slats seams to be holding up for now.
    Made a lens board holder to take 140mm lens boards.
    Fixed the rise and...
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    Re: Cleaning up old plate holders and camera

    You are right with that, the tape on the slats have cracked in places. I used a bit of liquid tape on one, looks to be successful. Will need to make sure. If not as you say I can replace the tape. I...
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    Re: Cleaning up old plate holders and camera

    Well since I started cleaning I managed to find most of my questions myself. What a great camera, I was expecting something more agricultural, but is very cleverly made. Like how the dark slide fold...
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    Cleaning up old plate holders and camera

    Hi all
    The postie chick bought me a big cardboard box today, with an old WERTH & Co FRANKFURT 24 x 30 cm, with 3 x plate holders. Everything looks to be there just needs a clean up.
    1. Two of the...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    https://live.staticflickr.com/1754/40804346770_9f0eab2fed_c.jpgCall Me the Breeze by Paul Fitz, on Flickr

    Darkroom print on ilford 8x10 fbvc selenium toned. 4x5 linhof technika 150mm lens. fp4
  38. Re: Where does one get custom ground glass from these days?

    Thanks. I ordered me some 320 Grit.
  39. Thread: Around the house?

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    Re: Around the house?

    The Fuji 250mm doesn't quite cover 14x17 at f64, but I just use a3 paper. Yes just cheap 2 sided xray film. Working out cheap options for make large format pictures.
  40. Thread: post your trees!

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    Re: post your trees!

    Love the chaos.
    I picked up a 24cm x 30cm plate camera to start playing around with. Be very happy to be able to do something with this quality.
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