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    Re: Liquid Orthazite formula

    Chris, I would suggest making a 1% or 2% stock solution of Benzotriazole. The chemical is available from the Formulary and was sold by Kodak as Anti-Fog #1. I used it for many years without adding...
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    Re: Wet Plate Image Sharing, June 2020

    That is really wonderful, Monty. Everything works, right down to the shoelaces.

    And, congratulaions to your son for enduring the 30 seconds so well!

    Best,
    Merg
  3. Thread: Doors

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    Re: Doors

    Thank you, Pat.

    All the best,
    Merg
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    Re: Windows

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  5. Thread: Doors

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    Re: Doors

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    Door, Alamos, Mexico
  6. Re: Which State is the Best State for Landscape Photographers to Live?

    Understood, and a good question. And one that gives me thought.

    I have photographed at a location made famous by Edward Weston, namely Weston Beach at Point Lobos in Carmel, from the time of my...
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    Re: Still Life 2020

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    Re: Still Life 2020

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    Studio Series, Bottles #2
  9. Re: 25th Anniversary of the Large Format Photography Forum

    You should follow my posts more closely, John!

    Hope all goes well in Fresno with you, family, and friends.

    I think when we first met on this forum, you were perfecting a turkey camera.
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  10. Re: 25th Anniversary of the Large Format Photography Forum

    Thought you might chime in, Kirk. To quote you from when you became a moderator in June, 2008 - "I hope to make a contribution towards civility." - Indeed you did, and your five year run was a...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

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    Plane & Level
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    Skylight/FP4+/Rodinal
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    Re: Photographs of Windows

    Great photo Merg. The aged and weathered wood tones are captured perfectly.

    Best regards,
    Pat[/QUOTE]



    Thank you Barry and Pat. The perfect subject for an 8x10 contact print!

    Best,
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    Re: Photographs of Windows

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    Window, Bodie, CA

    8x10 Plus-X
  14. 25th Anniversary of the Large Format Photography Forum

    Noting this forum was founded in 1995 by QT Luong, thank you QT for continuing to make this forum possible. For close to twenty years I have witnessed it change from the flame wars of yore to the...
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    Re: Minimalism, post yours

    Thank you, Peter.
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    Re: Minimalism, post yours

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    Pine Needles on Porch, 1955
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    Re: Photography Collection/Sasse Museum

    Thank you. The "Ice, Mono Lake, 1954" photo was made with a 4x5 camera using a 250mm lens. It was my "normal" lens for many years. The section in the photo would have been less than 8x10 inches in...
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    Re: Photography Collection/Sasse Museum

    Monty, glad you enjoyed the collection. Your kind words are very much appreciated.

    All the best,

    Merg
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    Re: Photography Collection/Sasse Museum

    Roger and Philip, thank you.

    There is a story as to how I became involved in this. The museum director, Gene Sasse had been gifted a large number of photographs, among them some of mine and some...
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    Re: Photography Collection/Sasse Museum

    Most welcome Pieter. An eclectic collection for sure!

    Edward Weston with his 8x10 (pgs. 44-45) resulted in this photograph of Paul Ivano in his Bugatti. (For those seeking trivia, Paul is using a...
  21. Thread: Abstracts

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    Shower Curtain

    Plus-X, D-76 1:1, 150mm Symmar, 1974
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    Re: Abstracts

    Pat, this works well. Circle in the square is perfect. Bravo!
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    Photography Collection/Sasse Museum

    Photographs from the Sasse Museum collection have been published as an e-book. There is a short introduction and historical perspective.
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    Re: post your urban landscapes

    Thank you, Christo. I hope the expired Plus-X rolls work well for you. We are fortunate to still have many good films from which to choose, although nothing like the old Plus-X and Pan-X. I use...
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    Re: post your urban landscapes

    Eyes indeed! Thanks Pat.
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    Re: post your urban landscapes

    Yes, known as Plus-X Pan Professional. Available in sheets, 4x5, 5x7 & 8x10. I used it for most of my commercial architectural work. ISO 125
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    Re: post your urban landscapes

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    Plywood Window, Alameda, CA
  28. Thread: Fred Picker

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    Re: Fred Picker

    Richard Ritter, who posts here, worked with Fred for fifteen years.
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Pat, you picked a good one; thanks. This has always had a special place in my life as a photographer --- it was my first published photograph, appearing in the 25th Anniversary edition of US Camera,...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Thank you all for the comments.

    Nicely done, Vaughn, the format works well. Bet platinum does also.

    Mine was from 1962. As you suggested, it was indeed deserted. Still a wonderful place, the...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

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    Reeds, Pokagon State Park, Indiana 1959

    8x10, Turner Reich Convertible, 12"-19"- 25"

    Cronar Press Film, ABC Pyro
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

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    Alabama Hills, CA

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  33. Thread: Abstracts

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    Re: Abstracts

    Stunning!

    Best,
    Merg
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    Re: post your urban landscapes

    Hi Alan. Thank you for your perceptive comment.

    That photo was made on a day that Brett Weston and I were out photographing in 1972. Posted below is one from the same day.

    From LensWork #93: ...
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    Re: Re-Launched Personal Website

    Time well spent!

    Indeed, some stunning work. Thanks for posting.
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    Re: Yellow filter for cold light question

    This is a familiar problem. Maybe try Rosco gels.
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    Re: The beginnings of the COVID darkroom.

    During my sixty-five years as a photographer, I have built six darkrooms. I have also worked in a number of other darkrooms; civilian, military, and scholastic. Along the way I learned that smaller...
  38. Re: Need help with Gravity Works print washer

    This may help.

    http://www.rangeoflightphotography.com/Technical%20Manuals/Gravity%20Works%20AFW45%20Film%20Washer.pdf

    Sorry, you're looking for the print washer info.
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    Re: post your urban landscapes

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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Thanks, Ben. Late afternoon light along the coast.
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