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    Re: My new 5x7 camera

    Excellent! Contacts from 5x7 negatives are pretty sweet! They'll keep you busy until you get set up with an enlarger. Fixer (Sodium thiosulfate) is a common chemical used to maintain swimming...
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    Re: questions about caltar ii-n lenses

    I paired and bought new a Calumet-branded Gowland PocketView and a Caltar IIN 150/5.6 in the early 80s. The lens was 10 or 20 bucks more than the camera...about $450 total. Both still serve me...
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    Re: Photography and Plagiarism - A Personal Story

    The above image was made in 1994. Like you, it was years before I realized it was the same tree as AA's. By that time, the image was so totally mine in my mind. Same with the above image that is...
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    Re: Photography and Plagiarism - A Personal Story

    When I photographed it for the above 8x10, the tree only went as high as the one thinner horizontal branch out to the left. Everything above was gone. Then I photographed it with only a couple feet...
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    Re: Pictures made with thrift store cameras

    Fun image, Rick!
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    Re: Photography and Plagiarism - A Personal Story

    No, its Confusion Hill, along the Eel River just south of the Humboldt County border.
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    Re: Photography and Plagiarism - A Personal Story

    Dang missed that while I was there -- but I only have a couple 120 film cameras, so it goes.:cool:
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    Re: Photography and Plagiarism - A Personal Story

    That's one of the benefits of being represented by the AA Gallery -- when I visit the Park I can claim I am there on business and don't have to pay the entrance fee. Not such a big deal anymore now...
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    Re: Photography and Plagiarism - A Personal Story

    That's why I did not use the word in my post -- just dang close. I have photographed one of Ansel's trees along the Merced River-- in fact I have photographed it with 4x5, 5x7, 8x10 and 11x14.
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    Re: Matting & Framing for Display

    I ordered a bunch of frames (with glass) from FD -- the Fed-X guy tossed the packages over my 6 foot fence. FD does a great job of packing and the frames and glass (in the frames) received no...
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    Re: Photography and Plagiarism - A Personal Story

    Great story, Merg.

    Photographing in Yosemite over the years, it is difficult not to accidently use the same tripod holes as Adams, Sexton, et al. I found this one of mine in one of Sexton's...
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    Re: Pictures made with thrift store cameras

    Of course with inflation, $1 in 1950 is a little over $10 now. But I like this old little beastie -- I think the newer ones (and Holgas) got to be too good! LOL!
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Cool, Andrews! Never made out that way. Nicely done!
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    Re: Matting & Framing for Display

    That's good, because I hear the price of both types of schtick has gone up a lot lately -- the high demand for it in DC is the main reason.

    Frame Destination is who I have been buying frames and...
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    Re: Pictures made with thrift store cameras

    The carbon prints are direct contacts with no other manipulation (no burning/dodging, etc). The first one is two side-by-side negatives on the roll. The middle one was an accidental double...
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    Re: Texture Screens for LF

    Having something between the neg and paper will definitely affect sharpness -- contact printing a negative upside down (having the film base between the emulsion of the neg and the paper will affect...
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    Re: Pictures made with thrift store cameras

    Three images with a 75 cent Diana Camera (on sale -- was $1).

    First two are carbon prints, the third is a silver gelatin print. All on Tech Pan, I believe.
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    Re: Hi from the back woods of BC Canada

    Welcome aboard! Sounds like a road trip to Vancouver is in order -- if they have any camera stores still in operation! Good luck!
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    Re: Matting & Framing for Display

    I prefer vertical rectangular frames rather than square frames for square images. Horizontal frames for square images just look wrong to me...and waste a lot of wall space. Personal tastes, of...
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    Re: Sources for Stainless Trays?

    Fun fact of the day!

    Edited to add: Perhaps very little steel alloy content, anyway -- there is a reason one can not use magnets on SS clad refridgerators!
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    Re: build a portable 8x10 camera8x10

    I suggest start looking at different styles of cameras that have been made, handle some of them if at all possible, and figure out what you want.

    What is your target weight?
  22. Thread: LF Purity

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    Re: LF Purity

    All it needs is the wet smell of the rainforest!
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    Re: LF Purity

    But tons of contrast...even on overcast days. When I was silver printing, I would only photograph on overcast (high fog) days. One of the driving forces behind teaching myself carbon printing was...
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    Re: LF Purity

    The hardest part can be to stop just marveling at the light and actually setting up the camera. I have been enjoying the 'redwood filter' photographically for over 40 years. First making silver...
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    Re: LF Purity

    Thanks -- uncompressed and wild!
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    Re: LF Purity

    I'll stick with the purity of light...especially filtered through centuries of redwood growth.
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    Re: LF Purity

    To the concept that the word 'purity' has any significant association with the words 'Large Format'. As the OP wrote:
    I believe this thread came into existence because of the use of the word...
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    Re: LF Purity

    Strange, uncanny, would be the ones I'd use.
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    Re: LF Purity

    Weird is good and entertaining, aint it?! Always amazes me (but really shouldn't) to read complaints about how silly or unneccesary a thread is by people participating in the same thread -- people...
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    Re: LF Purity

    Weird questions lead to weird threads. :cool:
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    Re: Sources for Stainless Trays?

    Wish I could help locating some for you. I ran the darkroom for a university for 24 yrs. We used the same set of SS trays (a little bigger than 11x14) for a minimum of 50 years. They were etched on...
  32. Re: what is the best way of developing 5x4 with a Jobo CPE?

    I am using a 3006 drum - 6 sheets (mostly for 5x7, but occasionally 4x5). I do not know if they are compatible with the CPE. I use a Unicolor or Beseler motor base. I have never used the 3010...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    I like the trees -- it gives a feeling that the light is exploding out of the canyon.
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    Re: 2nd pass prints, redeveloped, reimagined

    Thanks -- each print represents several hours of playing with the brush and dektol -- rebleaching if I went too far (especially if the white sky started to pick up some tone.)
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    Re: 2nd pass prints, redeveloped, reimagined

    When I was silver printing, I would only selenium tone. My favorite warm-toned paper was Portriga Rapid III. I would carefully tone to get rid of the greenish tinge and stop before it went to...
  36. Thread: Why Crop?

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    Re: Why Crop?

    It said I would not understand...I wasn't pure enough.
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    Re: Why Crop?

    "I only crop in circles", it said.
  38. Thread: Great Basin

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    Re: Great Basin

    When a girlfriend came over to the US from Australia in 1984, we took a road trip through the Southwest in my VW bug. She would blast thru the small towns and I'd have to get after her to slow...
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    Re: Great Basin

    Warning, I have not been on Road 317 -- so get more info on it if you think you'd head that way.
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    Re: Proof to Print: the contrast difference

    Bummer about the bursitis -- my last bout of that was ten years ago. What cured it was helping out with my boys' little league practices -- gentle warm-up throwing (right shoulder). The easy...
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