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    Re: Greetings from Switzerland

    Welcome, Ravi. You're in one of the most beautiful countries on Earth, for sure. Returning to photography more than four years ago, I took my monorail and Bogen 3051 on a morning LF get-together...
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    Re: Tiny Format Portraits

    Francis, perhaps you are familiar with the image of a refugee brother and sister by the late Walter Rosenblum, the fourth image down on this page, though unfortunately a very poor reproduction:...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Wow! What tonality!
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    Re: Portraits from 2021

    Alessandro, your B&W portrait is a striking image.
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    Re: Post your churches

    Well done, Michael and popdoc.
  6. Re: Bellows on my Tachihara: how to tell leather from not leather

    Thanks, folks. Very thin sounds right, though these may not be Tachihara stock, as noted. The inside is the typical silk (?) fabric, and where I found the pinholes, it doesn't look like plastic...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Bryan, that's a great image, with the strong counterpoint of the sharp mountains and soft clouds, and the sharp echo in the trees. Well seen.
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    Re: Introducing Alphax Betax Shutter Services

    I don't have any of these shutters, but hats off the gent making this service available! As time passes, which it tends to do, we'll need more such voluntarist souls to care for our (collectively...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Gabe, lovely tone and rhythm.
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    Re: Stumped on cause of evident light "leak"

    Thank you, Maris and Vaughn. Better analysis than I had come up with, no surprise to me. I'll see what these tests yield, though I have no long lens, just a 210 and 135. I was using the 135 on the...
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    Re: A large-format laugh from Matt Marrash

    One person said in the YouTube comments that the camera store scenes took him back to the 1970s and '80s. That resonated with me. Maybe I'll start a thread on such experiences, just for fun. Mine...
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    Re: Stumped on cause of evident light "leak"

    Thanks, all for the advice to check the bellows. I found a few, tiny pinholes at the top corners of the of the left side, whence the sun was shining, and have repaired them with black acrylic paint....
  13. Bellows on my Tachihara: how to tell leather from not leather

    Having just applied some black acrylic paint judiciously to some very small pinholes, I am thinking of treating the bellows exterior. However, they are not original, at least as indicated by the...
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    Re: A large-format laugh from Matt Marrash

    Relax, friends. This was a humorous piece, not a documentary. Enjoy your weekend.
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    Re: Stumped on cause of evident light "leak"

    Bellows, eh? Darkroom, here I come.
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    A large-format laugh from Matt Marrash

    This is terrific, folks. It will put a smile on your face. Newcomers, don't be discouraged; he's only kidding. Sort of.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZAqD9bAzYc
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    Stumped on cause of evident light "leak"

    I am stumped by the wedge of extra density shown here. Perhaps someone has some insight. Here are the circumstances.

    I took the Tachihara 4x5 out one afternoon to see what the interesting clouds...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Nice composition.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    John, that's very fine.
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    Camera and accessories manuals resource

    Someone over at Photrio sent me to this site today for an MF accessory manual I couldn't find, and I thought I'd share it here for those who may be looking for a resource for manuals. The link goes...
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    Re: Hello from New Brunswick

    Chabryart. welcome from down south. My experience with Canada was limited to a couple of weeks in the summer of 1970 but has pleasantly stayed in my memory.

    Your watch-fixing skills and talents...
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    Re: Hello Everyone!

    Welcome. You have arrived at the best place on the web to learn about large format photography.
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    Re: Greetings from NY

    I'm down in small-town VA, but welcome! (We lived in Manhattan for 9 years long ago; not my cup of tea.)
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Well seen, Ray.
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Nice idea, Carlo. That's a fun play of form.
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    Re: Tripod refurbish procedures

    In case you''re still looking for any parts, check here: https://www.manfrottospares.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjwuIWHBhBDEiwACXQYscDMWGI1fHFDN87YOaJ-HUpKA3-dBPkmvdui1BgxGXPMfOxBGo5MGBoCXQ4QAvD_BwE
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    Re: Reflection or light on an eye

    Just a note on the motion picture lighting: On set, one is typically dealing with a LOT of light, often coming from a lot of luminaires. The difference between the light levels and the appearance of...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    That;s a lively and unusual photograph. Well seen.
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    Phil Davis of Beyond the Zone System fame developed an incident reading system that he elaborates in the book (maybe at your local or other library), and you can probably find it elsewhere as well....
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    Re: Getting back into film - why not LF?

    Mikey, it's great to see that you've gotten off to such a fine start and are enjoying it so much. You seem to have avoided a number of typical pitfalls, which may be due in part to your thoughtful...
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    Re: Greetings from New Orleans

    Welcome!
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Gabe the first one is particularly outstanding.
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    Re: Thoughts on composition in portraiture

    Drew, thanks for your comment. I' with you entirely on studying the masters, in art as well as other fields of exploration, and I'm sure we'd agree on including painters in our studies. Your comment...
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    Mamiya 1000DTL! Boy, what a flashback!

    When I was first considering a serious camera in '68 during my sophomore HS year, I was weighing the Mamiya against the new Nikkormat FTn. Eventually, I...
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    Re: Thoughts on composition in portraiture

    Sean, I certainly agree with you on scale, though my prints never approach life-size. My printing set-up allows up to 11x14 paper, so a print with a fair amount of environment keeps the figure scale...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Peter, fine works as always. What makes that extraordinary geological contrast?
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    DEET melts plastics? Wow, that's good to know! Thanks.
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    Re: Thoughts on composition in portraiture

    wclark, yes, he was among those whose work I pored over and whose articles in PPA mag I read and saved, years back. I used some of it in my commercial portraiture for about a decade, though I won't...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Piers, nice work!
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    Re: Rocks and stones

    Kmallick, I like this image very much. The little highlight counterpoints throughout the image are delightful. The composition is quite complex, and you have made an admirable image. I find the...
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