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    Re: Thanksgiving Photos - 2020

    Cool! -- spent a lot of time in such a place in Southern CA...favorite family camping spot.

    Developed six 5x7s last night. I let the latent images age and mature for two months in the holders...
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    Re: Certificate Expired

    First World problems...:cool:
  3. Re: Techniques/Procedure for front tilt and focusing

    Basically it sounds like you want to do something this the image below. This was a long time ago, but my arms has not got any shorter so my finger might be close to 4 feet from the lens. I probably...
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    Re: Deardorff Specials

    Here is one in action at Joshua Tree, wearing a 450mm lens at the time. Owned and operated by Elaine Ling (using Type 55 film). For all-day use, the knobs are tough on fingertips. It is a heavy 4x5,...
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    Re: Chamonix vs. Xxxxx?

    Then it might pay to pay attention. Get the right Chamonix F2, and there is no problem with this...just a single knob in the back for focus -- geared movement, pretty sweet. My Chamonix 11x14 has...
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    Re: Chamonix vs. Xxxxx?

    That's why you keep a hand on the adjustment knob -- so you know it does not move when you tighten the focus down and there is no focus movement. One might give the adjustment knob a little...
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    Re: Chamonix vs. Xxxxx?

    If the adjustment knob did not turn while tightening the other knob, then the standard did not move and focus is preserved. And always double check after tightnening -- no reason to just hope.

    I...
  8. Re: Techniques/Procedure for front tilt and focusing

    I think the Cambo has a number scale on its rail, so using that last method I mentioned above should be quick and easy to get your standards in a good starting position.

    I typically use the front...
  9. Re: Techniques/Procedure for front tilt and focusing

    I work differently. I see a point where you might be giving yourself some issues.

    Set focus about 1/3 into the scene (not mid-range), then tilt to get the foreground and background close to focus....
  10. Re: Yuletide Gift: When asked... do you list anything photography related?

    Heck -- we all knew that over 60 years ago when I began playing in the ocean -- but then "we" were the original beach bums of Southern California.:cool:

    I would have surfed, but anything farther...
  11. Re: Yuletide Gift: When asked... do you list anything photography related?

    No...unless it is asking a sister to sew/repair a darkcloth or something along that lines. Asking for some bicycle stuff and perhaps sweater.

    I wish I had a furniture-maker-type family member whom...
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    Re: Chamonix vs. Xxxxx?

    While the Zone VI 8x10 does not have a low-friction focus track, it also takes two hands to tighten. My Chamonix 11x14 takes only one hand...different focusing system altogether.

    But with...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    keeds -- you certainly picked an image to give development evenness a solid test! Interesting composition...lots of tension for such a simple scene.
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Found an old contact print (1999 or 2000)...not heavily worked or anything. One of the first 8x10s of my boys, taken down at the end of the street from our house at the time just outside of Eureka....
  15. Re: Uneven Development -- 5X7's in Stearman Press 8X10 Tray

    Another possibility: Way back when I first started tray developing 8x10s, I would leave a freshly fixed negative in a tray of water in an 8x10 Patterson tray (emulsion up, long time, with no...
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    Re: Images of mistakes - good or bad..

    Ever since this thread was started (gad...ten years ago) I have thought of these two contact prints -- finally found them (major clean-up underway...it is going to be a long winter, I believe).
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  17. Thread: Sculpture

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    Re: Sculpture

    Or a dog with his tail up...

    Not a common subject matter for me.

    Holy Lions (or, Lion with Hole), Arizona, 5x7/210mm, salt print
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    Re: Hip to be Square!

    It is obvious that your 11x!1 is exclamationarily better than my 11x11.
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    Re: Hip to be Square!

    I took an old darkslide and cut it to expose only an 11x11 area on 11x14. Works fine, but have used it only a couple times.
  20. Re: Carbon Transfer Exhibition through December 22, 2020

    Looks wonderful, Jim!
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    Re: 8x10 film processing setup

    I use Jobo Expert Drums (3005x3) and a Unicolor non-reversing motor base. Or open trays if a sheet of film needs special attention during developing. If I have more than 5 negs to wash at one time,...
  22. Re: In Search of Spirit ~ The Fifty Year Journey of Kenro Izu

    Great video - besides his images, I loved the way he was counting out drops of platinum (I assume), even after 20+ years of Pt/pd printing I do not think I could be so easy about it -- and the shield...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Ah -- I am too anxious to get over the hill and drop into Mill Creek -- teaches me!!

    I try not drive that road in the dry season! Between the dust and the people, I find other places to hide out!...
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    Re: post your canyons and gorges

    I was making my way up a very narrow slot canyon in Zion...not easy with water running thru it while carrying a 4x5. I noticed a smell, then came across maggots in the water -- decided not to go any...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Beautiful image, Jim -- a delicacy.

    h2oman -- was just there last Saturday! Road is open all the way through again after repair work. Great image, but unfamiliar with that set of Spruces along...
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    Re: post your canyons and gorges

    A couple from Fern Canyon, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

    4x5 contact silver gelatin print and an 11x14 carbon print.
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    Re: post your canyons and gorges

    But sometimes you get to the end...

    8x10 carbon prints

    What is fun is that plug of gravel in the creek (two waterfalls) blew out the next year, and for a sec, I thought I had walked up the...
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    Re: post your canyons and gorges

    The image is of Elaine Ling...she was an incredible Toronto-based photographer. She was very generous to allow me to photograph her. This image (5x7 silver gelatin contact print) is from the same...
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    Re: post your canyons and gorges

    One never know what one will find around the bend.

    5x7 Carbon Print
    Joshua Tree National Park
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    Re: post your canyons and gorges

    Thx -- it is an oldie. "Canyon Fever" -- the inability to stop and take a LF photograph because what the heck is around the next corner!
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    Re: post your canyons and gorges

    Death Valley

    4x5/150mm, 16x20 silver gelatin print
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    Re: Rocks and stones

    Another one from Lava Beds National Monument, California...:p

    Skull Cave
    8x10 Carbon Print
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    No -- it is solely due to your darkening of far distances with your application of a gradient (for burning). It is something we had to train our students not to do -- they so much want to darken...
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    Re: Rocks and stones

    A big rock in Washington. 8x10, pt/pd print
  35. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    Nice site with graphs of the filters' wavelength transmissions... http://real-photographs.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/ti0845-1.pdf

    "Double filtering" is an interesting concept. I suppose what...
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    Re: Water seal for jobo 3010

    Can the bottom of the 3010 be removed to make the repair on the outside of the damaged chamber? I would think repairing from the inside might make that chamber unusable, or half of it at least.

    I...
  37. Re: What went wrong with the development of this sheet?

    By any chance did you use film that comes with interleaving paper between each sheet? I've done it with Ilford in the past...

    PS....I would not expect the image to be that sharp, though -- Good...
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    Re: Good light lens for 8x10

    I'll second the Fuji W 250mm/6.7. Mine sees a lot of use on 8x10. I carry it with the Fuji 300/5.6 in the 8x10 pack. My Fuji W 360/6.3 goes with the 11x14, but occasionally replaces the 300mm in...
  39. Re: Can anyone recommend a sturdy tall carbon fiber tripod and ball head/pan-tilt hea

    I thought that was written on every instruction pamphlet for every tripod...:cool:
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Alan -- do you notice how your version created a far more 2D image than the original? Pretty amazing -- darkening the upper portion brings the far trunks visually forward, so everything seems to be...
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