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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Many thanks, that's really kind of you.
    Will certainly print it!
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    I don't normally take images that close to home....my local area is flat, but here's one from early summer. on the borders of Essex and Cambridgeshire, UK
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    I take that as a compliment!! It's just a flatbed Epson V700 scan. I use a "Betterscanning" glass plate and holder (not sure if they're still in business) and calibrated some years back to get the...
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    Thanks Alan, Kevin and Otto!

    Otto - maybe. I don't tend to analyse my images too much (not that clever!), but I am drawn to certain features/shapes and I like the second photo more. It has a...
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    Two more from Skye, Scotland. Taken last autumn on a wet, low cloud sort of day which was pretty common! A very familiar location - Fairy Pools - but we got a little bit away from the human...
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    Hi Peter,

    Thanks and totally agree it really is a beautiful sight.

    Damn shame about the plastic waste. Honestly, wasn't that bad when we were there. Some waste around the bothy but maybe what...
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    Thanks Mark, that's a really kind thing to say.

    Cheers

    Graham
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    The Cullin, Skye, Scotland

    We were very lucky to spend a week on Skye back in October last year. Lucky because it's a beautiful place to visit and lucky just to get away from the day to day...
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    Website structure views?

    Hi Folks,

    I primarily uses a large format camera to make landscape images. I'm also lucky enough to travel widely (well, was and hopefully will be in the future) and have a decent catalogue of...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Thanks Ben! Just lovely to be there.
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    I used movements and if you look at the face of the rock bottom RHS away from you, not very much in focus. Likewise it's neighbouring rock and closest face. I can see it an A3 print.
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    Re: post your trees!

    Some colour from last autumn. Both taken mid-November 2019 at Padley Woods, Peak District National Park, UK.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49942742031_a192983b81_c.jpgAutumnal woods by...
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    Two more from the same wintery trip to Snowdonia National Park, Wales, UK, this February.

    1) Rhinog Fach from Foel Wen: a day that threatened snow all day but never actually delivered the white...
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    Clip, a hill in the Rhinogs range, part of Snowdonia National Park, Wales, UK. Seen from the a path known as the Roman Steps on a wintery day in February 2020. A week before the UK went into...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Thanks Jim!
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    Re: post your trees!

    Thanks Andrew. I hit and miss with Portra 400, but when I hit there's something I really like about the way the film reproduces the scene. I guess the scenery and light at that time helped!!!
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    Suilven Sunrise, Scottish Highlands.

    Taken late October 2016 along the road to Clachtoll, near Lochinver in the Scottish Highlands. We had arrived at Clachtoll intending to head to the beach, but...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49733657218_dcdfcafb38_c.jpgIsolated in Ashop Clough by Graham Meek, on Flickr

    Isolated in Ashop Clough

    A lone rock gets pounded by the River Ashop, Peak...
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    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49724952796_49dc4da867_c.jpgRed and Green, Snake Plantation by Graham Meek, on Flickr

    Red and Green, Snake Plantation, in the Peak District, UK. A damp and...
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    Another from Crowden Clough, Peak District National Park, UK on the same wet January day. Further upstream from the earlier waterfall there's this really wonderful geological features - the riverbed...
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    Me too Ben. Guess that's Velvia "doing its thing" under the conditions.
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    Oops, a bit big! A bit smaller:

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49717667841_1108de57a1_c.jpgCrowden Clough Waterfall by Graham Meek, on Flickr
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    Try again

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49717667841_2c99c71b76_k.jpgCrowden Clough Waterfall by Graham Meek, on Flickr
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    First image of 2020! Takes me some time to get organised enough to get developed and scanned....

    A waterfall in Crowden Clough, Peak District National Park, UK, on a dreary, wet day in January. ...
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    Me too Steven! Been there many a time, never quite happy with what I come back with. Good excuse to keep returning :-)

    Graham
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    Images from late winter in the Peak District National Park, UK. All taken early April with my Chamonix 045N-2. Please click for larger!

    "Sunrise" at Carl Wark looking towards Higger Tor. Weak...
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    Re: How to use half-frame dark slide?

    Thanks to both of you for the quick replies!

    Ok makes more sense now.

    Cheers

    Graham
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    How to use half-frame dark slide?

    Hi Folks,

    I'm tempted by the idea of the occasional panoramic using 5x4 sheet film. I just don't understand how the half-frame dark slide works - I think I'm being really thick here!! I would...
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    And more....viewed on the walk to Llyn Bochlywd. Again, please click small image for larger version (wish I could directly insert the larger version - help anyone?)

    Backlit trees, late summer. ...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    For the past 3-4 years I've been "wild camping" with my large format camera a few times every summer. I seem to end up around Llyn Bochlywd or Ffynnon Lloer in Snowdonia National Park, Wales, UK,...
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    One from earlier this year, March 2019. Taken at Alport Castles, Peak District National Park, UK. Its the result of a landslip thought to be the largest landslide in the UK. The light was lovely,...
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    Very nice Mohammad!
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    Re: My 4x5 set up for Hiking

    I'm probably on the thin side of an average sized bloke!! Think 5'7'' and 126 lb (173 cm, 60 Kg), runner build, which I do. The camera gear comes in 8-9 Kg, camping kit 4-5 kg then the backpack...
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    Drew,

    I'm sorry my asking you how you managed to carry two weeks worth of food and film supplies descended into "a not very nice place". Certainly wasn't intended. I take people as they come...
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    Hi Drew,

    Can you tell me how you manage to do this?

    Asking because I camp out with camera supplies for overnighters, use lightweight titanium stuff, light tent (1.4 kg), real trekking...
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    A little waterfall in Snowdonia National Park, Wales, UK taken in early July 2019. The water here is really clear and the rocks below the river are slate grey. With a blue sky overhead, shade and...
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    A cloud inversion, first I've ever witnessed, back in March 2019 at Winnats Pass, Peak District National Park, UK.

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    Chamonix 045N-2, Rodenstock Sironar N 135mm...
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    Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who replied.

    I tried Pentax/Ricoh. UK service side were useless...too old a tool apparently. Usefully, Pentax USA told me the contact details of the UK...
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    Thanks everyone for your input. Much appreciated.

    Hollywood is a fair way from Cambridge, England so I'll try locally first!

    Cheers

    Graham
  40. Pentax spotmeter - replacement battery cover or alternative?

    Hi Folks,

    I have a digital pentax spotmeter - the sort that has a red read out of the EV. I needed to change the battery and managed to drop the battery cover in a stream, gone forever. Other...
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