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    Nice to be back....I think!

    My name is Richard Boulware, and I live in S.E. Denver, CO....and I used to post a lot on this forum with a series titled: "Photographers Notebook".

    Since taking my BFA in photography at Art...
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    BRING BACK FILMPACKS!

    There is a mechanical reason..too. Films in film packs was incredibly thin. For enlarging it was necessary to place them beetween two-glass negative carriers in the enlarger to keep it from...
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    Predictions come true.

    No words of mine can appropriately express the disappointment I feel at the comments on this thread of Mr. Gittings and 'Steve'. Mr.Gittings assertion of some kind of
    'I told you so..' attitude...
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    Predictions come true.

    As I predicted some months ago, Todd Heisler of the Denver Rocky Mountain News won his PULITZER, as announced today,....for feature photography, "The Final Salute".

    To those that blew off my...
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    Best INSURED international shipping

    UPS is the WORST. FedEx is in the middle. DHL is super. They are trying to make inroads on UPS and FedEx, and they bust their ass on customer service. I was VERY surprised and pleased with DHL.
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    Photographers

    I would like to share some exciting information that I have just discovered on the web. It is a site I was not aware of until a pro colleague put me on to it.

    All of us in photography are kind of...
  7. New discovery: Ansel Adams' urban landscapes of LA

    Robert. Apologies.. I was not ranting! I just got tired of being politically correct. Just forgot your name. No offense intended so don't take it that way.

    Tim Atherton: "Apparently little 'great'...
  8. New discovery: Ansel Adams' urban landscapes of LA

    Tim Atherton: If your question is...Have I seen any really fine landscape photography? ...Then the answer is ...'Damned straight'. My old classmate David Muench has done some, Ansel did some, and...
  9. New discovery: Ansel Adams' urban landscapes of LA

    With regard to the questions of pictorialists and"...ist's...and ism's"! paulr is correct in that I meant it in the larger sense. Frankly, in my opinion....all this ...ist's and ism's, is a whole...
  10. New discovery: Ansel Adams' urban landscapes of LA

    With all courtesy and respect, I must disagree with Brian Ellis, and his opinion that Ansel Adams was "THE towering figure in American 20th. Century photography".

    Although I think I know why he...
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    Darkroom Event and Design

    Last spring, I opened my brand new darkroom and gallery that I had devoted two years to in construction time and back breaking work. Shit..(oops) I am seventy years old, but a feisty old fart, and I...
  12. New discovery: Ansel Adams' urban landscapes of LA

    "a couple of those pictures, including the first one strike me as succesful. i'm not interested in the magazine pictures, but i rarely am. (i don't see the one of the van de kamp bakery you...
  13. New discovery: Ansel Adams' urban landscapes of LA

    ">>>RB: I have seen enough to know which ones stand up over time."---You are taking that sentence out of context. I have seen enough AA to know which ones are good and which ones are not. Too many...
  14. New discovery: Ansel Adams' urban landscapes of LA

    "i don't think i agree with Richard; a couple of those pictures, including the first one strike me as successful. i'm not interested in the magazine pictures, but i rarely am. (i don't see the one of...
  15. New discovery: Ansel Adams' urban landscapes of LA

    "Ha, I saw his photo series that he did for the University of Rochester and it was flat out some of the best commercial work I've ever seen, "----That is quite a statement considering how much...
  16. New discovery: Ansel Adams' urban landscapes of LA

    on a lighter note: Summer Camp w/ Uncle Ansel? Everyone is drunk (even the 12 year olds) singing and dancing around a raging fire. Hide your daughters.
  17. New discovery: Ansel Adams' urban landscapes of LA

    After looking over all of these pictures it is safe to say that these are some of the most poorly conceived pictures I have seen from Ansel. As Kirk Gittings said above, "These leave little doubt as...
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    Motto for us elderly LF'ers

    I'm more careful these days too. Kind of. About two years ago I was doing a magazine story on coyote infestation into the Denver metro area. I was tracking a coyote when I had to cross and go...
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    Hard Shipping Cases

    Years ago, I got really fine government surplus instrument cases at surplus stores. They were about 30-36" square, and about the same in height. They had two clamp hinges on each of the four sides...
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    Linhof 4x5 RF for portraiture

    I concur with John Browlow on the recompose issue, though it is not a big one. I have had at least six lenses calibrated and cammed by Marflex and checked them for accuracy, extensively.

    To my...
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    Forum Software Change

    The possibility of a format change to this very popular board really troubles me. APUG really screwed the pooch, when they went to that overly complicated, visually BUSY format.

    If the old...
  22. Anyone have the Beseler Nega-flat carrier?

    The Bessler Nega-Flat was designed for use when enlarging negatives from film pack magazines. ..common for the press corps who used them. The magazines held negatives so thin and flimsy, it was...
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    finding a tripod

    Bob Salomon mentioned the Linhof Twin-Shank Pro, which IMHO is one of the finest tripods ever made. Why do I say this? It is my belief that the weight to strength ratio is one of the best I have ever...
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    Photographer honored

    Mr. Calahans is correct in that my final comment on my post, is about Heisler's chances on winning a Pulitzer.

    I do not believe, personally, that this board should contain political commentary and...
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    Photographer honored

    About six weeks ago I posted information about the outstanding photography by Rocky Mountain News photographer Todd Heisler and his wonderful shots of U.S.Marines escorting the casket of a fallen...
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    View Camera Conference

    Forgive me.....but I just don't get this 'slight-of-hand'. What is the problem with telling us WHO is going to give the keynote address, and WHO is going to conduct the forums and workshops.

    If...
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    View Camera Conference

    Who is the photographer from Playboy Magazine?
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    Rodinal dilution/exhaustion

    Somewhere I saw data for Rodinal about how much developer was needed per square inch of film.

    My new Nikor 4X5 drum holds 36 oz., and I develop at a dilution of 1:100. The drum holds 12 sheets of...
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    Well...I'll be damned!

    Just a P.S. on the 4X5 Nikor reel processor. Anyone have any idea what these things sold for on eBay. I just want to know for insurance purposes. Mine is new, with Ss band, and a second tank with...
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    Well...I'll be damned!

    Bill: You are right on target about the Honeywell corporate structure. Fine people like Mike Tatem, Gene Wentworth, Milt Latsonas and others. We used to have lunch every other week at the Holly Inn...
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    Well...I'll be damned!

    Bruce Watson: Yes I have an extra tank!
    John Brownlow: Yes I have the SS band.
    David A. Goldfarb: Thanks for the offer on the instruction sheet. I'll back chanel you.

    BTW, I don't think my...
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    Well...I'll be damned!

    Thought I had seen it all....until today.

    About an hour ago, my dear friend I have known for 30 years rang my doorbell to return a movie he had borrowed, and he had a large plastic Safeway bag....
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    how old is too old...

    One of the most hard problems for photographers is....Seeing what you are looking at. With age comes life experience which is one of the major sections of the 'tool-box' a photographer carries with...
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    Fortune

    Congratulations, Kirk. May your future hold many encores for the honor you about to receive.

    Richard Boulware - Denver.
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    How to align camera and flat object ?

    A simple mirror about 2X3", like the one women carry in their purse will work if it is placed at the center of your target subject and secured with some Scotch Magic Tape. Then set up your camera...
  36. Amateur vs Professional pricing issues

    This thread is introducing some thoughts about the differences between hobbyists and full time photographer 'pro's'...that I had not intended, but are still very interesting.

    One of the thoughts...
  37. Amateur vs Professional pricing issues

    There is a bit of 'myth' starting in this thread that needs to be corrected. Some of the most historically important photography ever done has been reflected in the Pulitzer competition.

    One of...
  38. Amateur vs Professional pricing issues

    My congratulations to Henry Ambrose for a well written example of the differences between a photographic amateur and a professional. Bulls eye. I agree generally with all you say, with just a few...
  39. Amateur vs Professional pricing issues

    Richard Fenner's lead post on this thread is most interesting and I feel the need to respond as I have detected another common thread that I think needs to be addressed.

    The secondary common...
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    Photographers Notebook, Page 1

    To all....thanks for your warm response to my first post. I am encouraged to do much more. Right now my problem is to structure what I have to say to you, because there is so very much...it...
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