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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Excellent, being in South Knoxville I mostly kick around the GSMNP, but there are some pretty areas there along the Clinch.:)
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    Re: BTZS Tubes in daylight

    Thanks, that sounds like a nice solution--I wasn't considering the utility of having a light-tight space that wasn't a full-fledged darkroom.
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    Re: BTZS Tubes in daylight

    Very useful discussion, gents--may I assume that most of you still use a film changing tent of some sort for getting the tubes mated with the section holding the developer? FWIW, I've got a Harrison...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Excellent, I know the Le Moyne Bros. pretty intimately--very much the OG's of French Louisiana ;):
    http://encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-1102

    FWIW, if you're kicking around a bit west, the...
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    Re: Mini Tripods Solutions for Macro 4x5?

    As for the Uni-loc, I picked mine up pretty cheaply over on the UK auction site--albeit before the current Covid unpleasantness started to play hob with shipping. I'll look forward to the videos...
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    Re: Mini Tripods Solutions for Macro 4x5?

    I do own an Induro "Baby Grand" that is great for some applications, but for macro work out in the field (e.g. wildflowers at ~1:2) the most practical tripod I've worked with is a Uniloc "System"...
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    Re: Sinar Norma light trap material?

    Excellent, thanks gents--I wouldn't put it past Sinar to actually have had a purpose-built tool in one of their old catalogs.;) Sounds like a good project for what we used to call "shop days" back...
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    Re: Sinar Norma light trap material?

    Excellent, I really appreciate the pictures as well.:) A question: what is the preferred tool for cleaning out the old gunk from the channels? I'm thinking something like a dental pick, but am...
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Ha, thanks for elaborating--my tastes run toward the Romantic, so I always take my D-max where I find it.:) (IIRC Sandy King has done some work with toned VDB's that seem mighty interesting in that...
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    I'm digging this one--very much a TJ Cooper vibe, tiptoeing up to the edge of the abstract.:) I'm also intrigued by the strong blacks--not something I associate with Pt/Pd prints.
  11. Re: Current state of 8x10 bright screen manufactures ?

    Definitely interested in this topic as well--I've had no trouble with my 5x7 Sinar Norma GG, even under canopy here in the American South, but the 8x10 back I recently picked up has been a "through a...
  12. Re: Masking a Ground Glass for Cinema Aspect Ratios

    Hmm, could you just back off the screws of the GG clamps a skosh so you can shim, say, an exposed 4x5 sheet with appropriate window cut in? (FWIW, I use a 4x5 negative carrier with a selection of...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    7x17 inbound in five, four, three...;)

    Definitely like the harmonics here, especially with the curves of the swale playing off the receding ridgeline and the cloud above. Seems like a scene that...
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    Re: I Wish They Would Make . . .

    A little shorter than the BA, but interesting at 2 lbs:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFEwqFcAQd8
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Definitely like the crop--I think "Padley Gorge" has similar potential up there in the canopy, maybe a semi-pano that lets the sinuous beech branches play off the cuprous yellow tree in the...
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    Re: Backpack Insert, Hook and loop, Moli

    I actually run one of those on a 50L panel loader that doesn't have wand pockets, though in the past I've cobbled together something similar with a couple of Grimlock carabineers and a chalk bag. ...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Excellent, if you're headed northbound toward Gatlinburg, the first "Quiet Walkway" past the picnic area will take you to a particularly photogenic section of the LP--though you might need some...
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    Re: Backpack Insert, Hook and loop, Moli

    I'm not sure what kind of load carriage you're aiming for, but with the Photobucket system this might come in useful:
    https://www.hillpeoplegear.com/Products/CategoryID/6/ProductID/44
    which gives...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Ha, definitely not a place to lose your reciprocity failure charts!

    Nicely done, what stream were you on? I've pushed my way up most of the backcountry tribs over the years, but this view isn't...
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    Re: Backpack Insert, Hook and loop, Moli

    Y'all also might consider molle panels as a platform:
    https://www.amazon.com/PETAC-GEAR-Portable-Organizer-Equipment/dp/B08G1JHRY4/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=molle%2Bpanel&qid=1637603505&sr=8-3&th=1&psc=1...
  21. Re: Hunting for that special 4x5, my first LF camera

    Ha, Drew: knowing the OP's AO up on the Plateau, with an external he might have to lash on some sourwood saplings to serve as runners and pull it like a land-sledge.;)

    Seriously though, I'm all...
  22. Re: Hunting for that special 4x5, my first LF camera

    Excellent, that was a good grab I think! I'm sure you'll pack/re-pack a lot trying to figure out how to work out of your pack, but my particular approach was to use a Hefty brand 18L storage bin (I...
  23. Re: Hunting for that special 4x5, my first LF camera

    Just to take up your questions:

    1.) The most turn-key solution to change formats is to get what's termed a "format change kit" which is simply the carrier frame/GG assembly, bellows, and back...
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    Forum moderator O-ren usually takes his Hanzo sword to outside links to sales ;), so I'll forgo commenting unless you'd like me to respond in a PM.

    Otherwise, if Neil didn't link to the thread he...
  25. Re: Hunting for that special 4x5, my first LF camera

    Ha, don't hate on us when you're thrashing through a rhododendron hell with sweat in your eyes and pecker gnats in your ears...;) (In truth, I think you'll find Sinars not much heavier, only more...
  26. Re: Hunting for that special 4x5, my first LF camera

    Ha, now that Mr. Nantz has opened that can of worms, going to 5x7 was (literally:)) revelatory for me, just in terms of composing on the GG. Given the limitations of film selection, a 5x7 negative...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    You were living right, at least on this shoot--classic rhythms here (reminds me of a lot of 18th C. landskips I saw in the National Gallery up in Edinburgh, though you'd have to add a bedraggled...
  28. Re: Hunting for that special 4x5, my first LF camera

    Depends on how big your pack is.;)

    As r.e. mentioned, you can certainly carry a monorail on a short rail: that's how I roll with my Sinar Norma. The "undercarriage" (function carriers, rail...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    I suppose it helps that the treetops are fading naturally into the fog, but that's a technically impressive shot (not to mention a great composition.) Hope it prints nicely for you.:)
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    Ha, I think most of us are serial monogamists when it comes to cameras, so I wouldn't spend too much time and energy trying to get it perfect right out of the gate.:) It might make more sense to...
  31. Re: Hello from Williamsburg, KY - just about to jump into the LF pool!

    Howdy (almost) neighbor;) (I'm down here in Knoxville). I'm a relatively newby to LF myself (though not to thrashing about in the Southern Highlands) so I'm sure you'll find LFPF a great resource.
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Very much enjoying this one as well--the shadows of the tree trunks across the boulders really adds a depth of feeling to the shot.:)
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    I might not look Drui[d]ish ;) but that spooky looking block in the foreground seems to be sparking some unfortunate ancestral memories.

    At any rate, a great scene but I find myself fascinated by...
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    Re: In Praise of 5x7... Post'em !

    Ha, it looks no worse for wear for all of that.:) Definitely digging the composition here, though I tend to crop my 5x7's in portrait orientation to "5x6" (and it might even be worth exploring a...
  35. Re: Almost catastrophie for my Pentax Analog Spot Meter

    Ha, of course Descartes' theory of vision is basically contact printing on your pineal gland...;)
  36. Re: Almost catastrophie for my Pentax Analog Spot Meter

    Kudos for the Bishop Berkley joke (though I'm definitely of the Dr Johnson persuasion and refute a lot of things thus.;))
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    Re: Paracord uses

    Two words for y'all: Norwegian welt.;) (FWIW, I do keep a playing card's worth of duct tape as part of my "render aid" kit for just that reason.)

    At any rate, I'll throw 950 Technora into the mix...
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    Re: great smoky mountains

    I'm afraid you might have missed a couple from earlier in the year: UT's Ewing Gallery had an exhibition of Walker Evans prints, while those soft-handed Uber-drivers over in Asheville had a nice...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    I love kicking around the "Celtic Fringe" as well, but that's just an outstanding photograph--love how the acute angles at the top contrast with OOF area in the field. Hope it prints big for you.:)
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    Re: great smoky mountains

    Generally October is one of our drier months, but I would always take a shell just in case. Otherwise it's possible that it might be warmer than you expect--but of course make sure you're drinking...
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