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    Re: Backpacks for pano ULF

    Excellent, I can and have lived without toilet paper, but this particular supply chain disruption seemed particularly harsh.:) Otherwise, I'll keep plumping for an 80L pack (at least) for y'all on...
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    Re: Backpacks for pano ULF

    As I was telling wyofilm, my initial search showed that Campsaver.com had several of the MR packs we've been discussing, though their "Availability" search function is a bit kludgy. Here's a link to...
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    Re: Backpacks for pano ULF

    Ha, I'm still running a Bozeman-era Astralplane on an XL frame as my winter hiking bag--I've tricked it out with an aftermarket hipbelt and shoulder harness, but I'm guessing it will swallow Bryan's...
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    Re: Backpacks for pano ULF

    I keep trying to talk Bryan into a shiny new Mystery Ranch, but apparently the dude just keeps buying cameras instead...:) At any rate, MR packs feature a bomber suspension and usually have pack...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Ha, Nacoochee Valley?:) At any rate, even in "historical" times there was much to-ing and fro-ing there along the Savannah River as first the Westoes (Iroquoian-speaking refugees from the Great...
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    Re: DSLR Film Scanning

    No doubt I'll never be considered a "power user" but I'll be interested if there's a consensus that emerges regarding the "sweet spot" in terms of RAM and SSD capacity in the new Apple machines for...
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    Re: DSLR Film Scanning

    Excellent, that's a useful piece of advice I think.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    A new favorite...think you might have stumbled onto the genii locorum of the place and lived to tell the tale.:)
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    Re: DSLR Film Scanning

    Excellent, I definitely won't come anywhere near those limits--though on the processing end, the new Apple Silicon chips (M1 and upcoming M1x) start to make a lot of sense.:)
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    Re: DSLR Film Scanning

    Excellent, I was meaning to ask you: IIRC, you were using an Panasonic S1 (~24 MP with pixel shift) for a while--if you did a one-shot "scan" of a 5x7 negative with it, how big of a print do you...
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    Re: DSLR Film Scanning

    As always, a lot will depend on your personal needs and infrastructure.:) If your short zoom gives you files you're happy with, excellent--however, many people make a distinction between lenses that...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Mi(ke) drop?:p Ha, what's next--four 5x12's in portrait orientation?:)

    Otherwise, a great shot--very much like the S-curve through the frame, courtesy, I'm assuming, of the tall tripod approach...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Ha, my treads are showing a little wear as well--though mostly from a few decades of backcountry fly fishing.:) Speaking of Porter and printing, here's an interesting video if you've not seen it:...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Nice discussion (I'm going to say I have "standing" since I roam about in the Appalachias, albeit a few hundred miles south of you.):)

    I'm glad you mentioned Porter. A couple of things I picked...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Ha, here Back East most folks will trade talent for a Husqvarna with a 24-inch bar.

    Some times subject isolation is literally impossible. Bryan's (LFPF member Corran) suggestion for reducing...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Ha, you might have been able to haul out a big ball of sleepy timber rattlers as well...:)

    At any rate, given the vagaries of the native photo hosting here, I'm having to interpolate a bit...not...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Great set, but I'm going to vote this one "Best in Show"--I could really see a subtle, evocative print here, especially if you spent a bit more time in post guiding our eyes through the frame.
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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    Ha, definitely trying to thread the needle between Scylla and Charybdis, domestic harmony-wise.:) Thanks again!
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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    Leave it to a (notional) Scot to start fingering his bawbees:rolleyes:, but one thing I don't have a handle on is the cost of the buy-in. Is it one of those buy once/cry once affairs where after the...
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    Re: Mac mini M1 Thoughts

    As I mentioned in a different thread, I've been pondering much the same as the OP--as you might expect, the topic is coming up a lot over at Fred Miranda's joint, e.g.
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    Re: post your trees!

    Excellent, I believe my wife might have snuck that title in the door along with her latest book order. (A direct violation of the great "Right-sizing Our Home Libraries" treaty of 2017, but I might...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Ha, Vaughn...until you can re-case the joint, here's one both you and Faraz might enjoy:...
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    Re: Mac mini M1 Thoughts

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0XuKORufGk

    OTOH, speaking of the other (Scot?) Evil Empire, it could be that Adobe plays especially well with Apple's new architecture. More benchmarks for...
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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    That's been my personal state of affairs since, maybe, 1995.:) Just to chime in, I am in the market for a Mac Mini--as you might have seen, the late 2020 models are the first to use Apple's...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Very much like this--for myself, the tree branches in the background are handled especially well...just OOF enough to provide subject isolation, but with enough structure to provide context while...
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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    Excellent, it will take me a while to work up to the Optional Super-Fancy Linear Photoshop Expert Option but everything looks promising! Thanks again for sharing your approach.
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    Re: Worthy Linhof Contenders

    Ha, little chance of that...:) As I might have mentioned before, I've no doubt your work-around does what you need it to--if I had a fast 75mm or 90mm, I definitely might be tempted as well, even if...
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    Re: Worthy Linhof Contenders

    Another option might be the Horseman "technical" field cameras (FA/HD/HF)--they are well made and some of the most compact 4x5's out there. They do have drawbacks, though: they have relatively short...
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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    Ken, since many of us have made use of your PS "toning tutorials" over the years, that was an immediate question I had. I did a quick recce of the Cone website and saw that there were several toning...
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    Re: Post Your Own 12x20 LF Image

    Excellent, so I'm assuming you're rolling heavy like some piedmontane Clyde Butcher these days?:) That certainly seems to be a format made for this part of the world--definitely need to get it up to...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Inspiring work, Thad and Michael. I could especially see trying to find a little loiter time among the whitebark pines, HAPE be damned.:p
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    Re: post "Something Dead"

    Ha, you should also use this one to begin a "Thanksgiving" thread.:) Definitely one for me to study, considering my newfound interest in Zone III!
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    Re: post your trees!

    +1, Michael--a wonderful montane color palette there!:)
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    The sea, the snotgreen sea, the scrotumtightening sea, as Stephen Dedalus had it.:)

    Glad you threw this one open for discussion: as it stands right now, I think the shot is a horizontal 4x5 crop...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Ha, a nice reminder why the colonists called stands of Nyssa "bottle-arse tupelo.":)
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    That's a wonderful tableau--one of the best photos I've seen here at LFPF. (If you were shooting that pig of a camera handheld, you deserved to walk away with all the Rocky Mountain oysters you...
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    Re: Going Long on 5x7

    I'll definitely be interested in your thought process here, especially IIRC you work with a hybrid workflow. After all, you could crop a 5x7 negative shot with your 300 to the equivalent 500mm focal...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Ha, for once I'm not for cropping--I think symmetry is the name of the game here, with the sky playing an important structural element...the cloud deck works so much better than if you'd only a clear...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    One of my favorites from you--hope it prints big for you if you're making the circuit in the upcoming year.:)
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    I thought that was what cruiser axes were for. At any rate, in this semitropical ecosystem I'd think I'd ask the lederhosen-clad gents to stay downwind...
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