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  1. Re: Very neat artice by the New Yorker on Thomas Joshua Cooper

    Sorry to hear about your not-so-good experience with scientists; I have had my share as well.

    I get what you mean about documenting with photography. An X-ray is documentation, and could be quite...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Hello Bryan,

    As always, I really like your woods scenes from the southern Appalachians. The slanting deadfall in this one adds a lot to the composition.
  3. Re: Very neat artice by the New Yorker on Thomas Joshua Cooper

    Did you read the article? The author, Dana Goodyear uses the phrases "He said. . .", "He told me. . . ., Cooper told me" and other indicators of a direct conversation with TJC many times. The...
  4. Re: Very neat artice by the New Yorker on Thomas Joshua Cooper

    My responses may have been somewhat cryptic to at least some of you, and I am sorry for that.

    Maybe this post will clarify what I am trying to say, why I am saying it, and finally end this part of...
  5. Re: Very neat artice by the New Yorker on Thomas Joshua Cooper

    Although you may not see this reply, I have never lived in Jackson Hole, so i cannot "move back there". I don't mind being on your ignore list, and I am sorry about getting your residence wrong --...
  6. Re: Very neat artice by the New Yorker on Thomas Joshua Cooper

    I am saying pretty much the same thing you just did.
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    Re: My 90mm Angulon arrived

    Acetone can be hard on some types of paint -- best to avoid using it.
  8. Re: Very neat artice by the New Yorker on Thomas Joshua Cooper

    No implication, but rather a definite yes, at least once in a while, on some topics that I have experience with.

    I don't mind being on your ignore list, although it is hard to see how you would...
  9. Re: Very neat artice by the New Yorker on Thomas Joshua Cooper

    Gosh, I wish volume of output and truth were always positively correlated.

    But that does not mean TJC's books cannot be interesting, especially if they are mainly pictures that speak for...
  10. Re: Very neat artice by the New Yorker on Thomas Joshua Cooper

    It's the other way around -- those that cannot keep up often miss clues about validity, or lack thereof. Those that can, catch mistakes and lies. That is the reason for peer review in the sciences,...
  11. Re: Very neat artice by the New Yorker on Thomas Joshua Cooper

    Please see post #33
  12. Re: Very neat artice by the New Yorker on Thomas Joshua Cooper

    Authors usually get back to the subject of an article before publishing, and if this happened, and the author made any needed corrections, then Cooper is responsible for any BS in the article.

    If...
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    Re: New Carleton Watkins Book

    Transits (also called theodolites in the early days, then later applied to the better instruments) had leveling screws (thumb screws) even in the 1830's, so approximate leveling would be done with...
  14. Re: Very neat artice by the New Yorker on Thomas Joshua Cooper

    Thanks Jim Galli, -- this is truly very helpful to me. I am very naive when it comes to the art world. It also explains many of Drew Wiley's posts.
  15. Re: Very neat artice by the New Yorker on Thomas Joshua Cooper

    Thanks for the developer and paper info.

    i would expect a 54-foot sailboat to have a depth sounder -- and they could have traveled further off-shore in much deeper water until they neared the...
  16. Re: Very neat artice by the New Yorker on Thomas Joshua Cooper

    Sure, plenty of them, but I wouldn't encourage a magazine writer to publish them. And I do try and stick to the truth.
  17. Re: Very neat artice by the New Yorker on Thomas Joshua Cooper

    Interesting article, but it has way too much hyperbole or even plain lies for me. More importantly, there are some beautiful Cooper images on the Lannan Foundation website.

    Here are a few...
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    Re: My 90mm Angulon arrived

    This is good general advice, but the OP said he had a gummed-up Synchro-Compur shutter, which has metal blades, and asked if there was anything else to try besides a CLA. So I think some of us at...
  19. Re: Salt Lake City to Grand Teton/Yellowstone mid-September

    The fall colors are nearing their peak now, and it looks to be a good year for colors. Maybe not the best -- but better than usual. I live in the Teton Basin in Idaho and have been working on the...
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    Re: My 90mm Angulon arrived

    I have two lenses with Synchro-Compur shutters. They both worked when I bought them used, but I may have soaked them anyway in 95% denatured alcohol, followed by white gas (Coleman fluid, naptha). I...
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    Re: My 4x5 set up for Hiking

    195512

    The content is not relevant, the post date (Sept. 9) is.
  22. Re: Salt Lake City to Grand Teton/Yellowstone mid-September

    The Gros Ventre River valley (via Kelly, Wyoming) is a great place, with nice framing views of the Teton Range to the west. The road can be bumpy in places, but cars can make it quite a ways up...
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    Re: spooky and other slot canyons

    Hole in the Rock road (I assume that is what you mean) gives reasonable access to the Spooky and Peek-a-boo slot canyons. There is enough room for a tripod in most places, but there is some climbing...
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    Re: Photography and Plagiarism - A Personal Story

    There are two well-known Ansel Adams images from Grand Teton National Park that were taken before Adams did. One is from the Snake River overlook, by Stephen N. Leek about 20 years before Adams, and...
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    Re: Photography and Plagiarism - A Personal Story

    It's the same tree, just viewed from a different angle, and the lower branch extending away from the viewer has broken off since Ansel Adams' time.
  26. Re: Is my film ruined by airport security hand check?

    I use Ilford FP4 plus and Ortho Plus in 4 by 5. I just checked to see how light-proof the plastic bag is -- using a high intensity bulb behind the bag, in the darkroom, and the bag let no light...
  27. Re: Grain on large format (scanned negative): hp5 plus vs tmax 100

    Thanks for trying, but I am not convinced by your explanations -- too many contradictions, and so much depends on the definition of grain and semantics. I'll still go with the definitions and...
  28. Re: Grain on large format (scanned negative): hp5 plus vs tmax 100

    I used the Lippmann plates examples because the grains are in one layer, and it is easier to see the transition from salt to metal during development.

    As you sort of mention, the size distribution...
  29. Re: Grain on large format (scanned negative): hp5 plus vs tmax 100

    Whatever they are called, the small particles, either before or after development, are too small for scanners to truly capture. Grain does not really clump together, it's just that there is more than...
  30. Re: Musings on landscape photography from a landscape ecologist's point of view

    How people define ecology is one thing, but people tend to see what they are already aware of, guided by their own biases. Just the other day, a forester viewing an historic image, (taken by Owen...
  31. Re: Musings on landscape photography from a landscape ecologist's point of view

    Your idea is interesting and challenging. My background is in vegetation ecology, usually on a community scale in a landscape context over long (decades to centuries) time-scales, so I think I see...
  32. Re: Grain on large format (scanned negative): hp5 plus vs tmax 100

    The Tim Vitale article you linked to says the following:

    "The term “film grain” is often incorrectly used to describe the “fundamental” particles in a chemical-based photographic image."

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    Re: Photographs with Location Sound

    Thanks for the sound and pictures. I really enjoyed them. I have never been to the southeast US, and your photos provide nice examples of some of what is out there.

    A friend of mine has been...
  34. Re: Grain on large format (scanned negative): hp5 plus vs tmax 100

    Kodak defines grain as "A particle of metallic silver or a cloud of dye in a photographic emulsion. Exposed silver halide crystals in raw emulsion that become grains in the photographic process." See...
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    Poll: Re: Poll 2019: Age at last birthday

    Is your real name Randy Moe? A name is data, too.

    If there is so little confidence in any data, these kind of comments would have been better at the beginning of the thread so that it would have...
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    Poll: Re: Poll 2019: Age at last birthday

    The member list totals to 22563, found under the Community link, so something is amiss. Anyway, I agree with Corran that there are likely problems with the polling results, but it has much more to...
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    Poll: Re: Poll 2019: Age at last birthday

    Ageism aside, the poll gets at the original intent, which was "Meant as information 'About' LFPF membership for those passing by", so Instagram etc. are not very relevant.

    The sample size (147)...
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    Poll: Re: Poll 2019: Age at last birthday

    Thanks for the calculation, and I agree with your intuition on it being too low. But i was curious anyway, so for an average age based on the graph, I used the mid-points of the age bins, and assumed...
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    Re: 4x5 light leaks when removing the dark slide

    How did your tests go? I thought is was unusual for so many holders to look bad in the flashlight test you did. I have had occasional light leaks (maybe 2 or 3 out of over 450 shots) with Riteway...
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    Poll: Re: Poll 2019: Age at last birthday

    I don't feel left out. But at the risk of being pedantic, the poll question was "Your age at last birthday", not how old are you now, which would more easily include fractional years. How a poll's...
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