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  1. Thread: Bear spray.

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    Re: Bear spray.

    Heroique has an interesting comment about animal behaviors. Reminds me of a poster I once saw on the wall in an animal testing lab. The caption read, "Under perfectly controlled experimental...
  2. Thread: Bear spray.

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    Re: Bear spray.

    [QUOTE=Steve Smith;978792]Humans violating the bear's territory? I think the bear has more right to kill the human than the other way round.


    Steve.[/QUOT

    Interesting argument.

    Until one...
  3. Thread: Bear spray.

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    Re: Bear spray.

    I too experienced one of these standoffs at about 10-feet distance. The bear had been tracking me for a couple miles through thick brush. Happened circa 1995 in the area east of Mt. Katahdin. I was...
  4. Thread: Bear spray.

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    Re: Bear spray.

    Have to say I agree with Thad. For many years I spent lots of time in the north Maine woods just East of Katahdin. My late uncle had a cabin there on the East Branch Penobscot River.

    The black...
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    Re: Ebay - Think this seller is a happy puppy?

    BetterSense:

    Ditto here. Except I've gone a step further. I've never used paypal and will never consider using it for any reason. I've even stopped using professional vendors who've gone to paypal...
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    Re: Any hope my film has not been destroyed?

    As the old adage says, "You just can't fix stupid!"

    But my guess is the film is probably OK unless the film stack inside each black-plastic envelope was taken out and separated from the protective...
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    Re: Kodak paranoia is over

    I bought a 25-sheet box of Tech Pan 4x5-inch film from an auction site seller several years ago. When I received the box it was crushed to about 1/2 it's original thickness from being vacuum sealed...
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    Re: Possible new film

    I second that. I would buy an HIE equivalent in 4x5 and 120 roll film sizes.

    Bob G.
  9. Thread: 6x17 Images

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    Re: 6x17 Images

    Sanjay:

    Now that is a nice shot.

    Can you tell us what equipment and film you used?

    Bob G.
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    Re: Jersey City, NJ

    I work in Bayonne just down the road from you.

    The heat of this summer put all thoughts of photography out of my mind.

    But I'd be interested in a possible meet for October.

    Bob G.
  11. Re: Airport Scanners - the age old question (finally somewhat settled)

    I'm one of those guys that simply hates the thought of film being x-rayed at all, ever! And I've posted many times in earlier threads about this personal aversion of mine... and my exasperating...
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    Re: Wind Farms - Before pictures

    Perhaps all this is barking up the wrong tree. Instead of advocating all this "green" growth in energy production (windmills, solar, etc.) and posing our "crock of the week" regarding denial of...
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    Re: Hello from New Jersey USA

    Bill:

    Pleased to meetcha.

    Glad to have another NJ neighbor. If you find a club let me know.

    I've never (in my life) been much of a club type but if some members were close by I could be...
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    Re: New EBay conditions

    Never acquired a taste for it.

    And I've always been proud of my avoidance abilities on things that many find addictive. To me anyway, there is little on ebay that I can't find elsewhere or simply...
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    Re: New EBay conditions

    My sentiments and I sent them a couple of messages several years ago that they should fire all of their programmers and MBAs who keep on fixing things that "ain't broke."

    But I'm in a stage now...
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    Re: Everybody wants to be a photographer

    Not much talent in his music either.

    But he has a strong following.

    Such is life...

    Bob G.
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    Re: Alaska backpacking with LF - advice?

    I think this depends on your age and overall physical condition.

    I've carried backpacks on strenuous wilderness hikes for years and still do. I carry my Tachihara with all the accessories now in a...
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    Re: Whats wrong with this picture?

    Now this one I really like. I especially like the drama of the dark sky against the brightness of the old house. Perhaps it's an infrared image which I tend to find especially appealing.

    The...
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    Re: Whats wrong with this picture?

    OohmaGawddd!!!!!!... another misuse of the word "loose."

    I can't believe it! After beating that horse so totally to death a few weeks ago in two separate threads, I thought for sure no-one here...
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    Re: Kodak Ektar Film ?????????????

    PolarBear:

    I see you and I think alike in some ways.

    These shot many years ago when we had that -20F New Jersey Winter.

    I haven't been motivated to go back since because it hasn't been cold...
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    Re: Kodak Ektar?????????????

    This one on Ektar 4x5-inch from last summer.

    Bob G.
  22. Thread: My New Mule

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    Re: My New Mule

    Nonsense. You catch colds from exposure to germs.

    When riding in the rain you simply "catch-cold."

    Bob G.
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    Re: Scrap 4x5 film

    Stoog:

    Not sure why the other posters are hassling you.

    PM me if you want scrap film. I have plenty and will send you a box of 50 if you want it.

    Bob G.
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    Re: Airports and 4x5 film

    I agree with Vlad. I don't travel that much but I'm putting all my film through the scanners these days except for a few 120 infrared rolls that are unique and irreplaceable.

    Asking for hand...
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    Re: Should have been ready

    I agree.

    One can't be ready (except by sheer luck) for many of those memorable moments.

    Like the time I was standing in the fog, on the East Branch Penobscot up-river from my uncle's cabin,...
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    Re: Should have been ready

    I saw a crotch-rocket go by me on the highway once at afterburner speed.

    His babe on the back had a bubble-butt bigger than the bike... looked like a flying super-butt.

    Missed that one too..
    ...
  27. Thread: My New Mule

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    Re: My New Mule

    Frank:

    Darwin doesn't worry me.

    It's the cell-phone yapping soccer moms and New-Turks of Text that have me cutting back on my own biking time.

    Bob G.
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    Re: WARNING! - Light Impressions

    What a disappointment. Over the years I bought most of my archival materials from Light Impressions. And never had a problem of any kind.

    But my last order was well over a year ago so I guess...
  29. Thread: My New Mule

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    Re: My New Mule

    Sure looks like it's built like a tank.

    But I still vote against. Just not a safe and sensible way to go.

    Here's a much better suggestion.
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    Re: how do you enlarge 6x17

    I have a Fuji 6x17 camera. As Gem pointed out in his post above, this size film is rather easy to scan on the Epson scanners.

    Since I don't do any of my own printing I simply give the file to my...
  31. Thread: My New Mule

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    Re: My New Mule

    Ron:

    I see you may be the only one to agree with my original post.

    I sense a bit too much "airhead" nonsense in this thread.

    Motorcycles are motorcycles and a d@m lot of fun. But "airhead"...
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    Re: Focus in the Dark

    Goodness... all these posts about using lasers. Seems I recall another one or two threads here recently on this subject. And I said the same thing there:

    I wouldn't even think of going there. Not...
  33. Poll: Re: A poll about patience ― how do you wait for the wind to calm?

    I never curse the wind-gods. That makes them angry and they huff and puff even harder.

    I've found it's much better to curse one's-self for being so inept and so stupid to go out when it is windy....
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    Re: Pull out the darkslide entirely?

    Heroique thinks my technique is a bit involved... and I suppose it is a bit.

    But maybe give me the benefit of the doubt for just a moment... can't that be said about the whole LF technique?
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    Re: Pull out the darkslide entirely?

    Not really that involved... to me anyway. Just seems so natural.

    Isn't that what the plastic pull-tabs are for on the end of Fidelity Elites?

    Bob G.
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    Re: Pull out the darkslide entirely?

    It's routine for me to leave the darkcloth over the camera back while shooting in the sun. This process mostly eliminates worries about light leaks.

    This one was done in direct sun (which would...
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    Re: Pull out the darkslide entirely?

    I almost always need two hands... one for the stopwatch and the other for the shutter release or some other task. So I've made it a habit.

    And isn't that what teeth are made for... holding things...
  38. Thread: My New Mule

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    Re: My New Mule

    I've been riding motorcycles since I was licensed in 1968... before Easy Rider hit the theaters.

    But it's not something I would consider as a (get there) machine for photo ops.

    Much better with...
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    Re: Film holder protocol?

    I think this horse is really a cat!

    Must have nine lives to endure all this beating....
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    Re: Pull out the darkslide entirely?

    Ditto here.

    With it hanging out it catches the wind like a sail.

    And one needs to reverse it after the exposure anyway.

    I typically hold it in my teeth so eliminate the need to put it down...
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