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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Just beautiful.
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    https://www.josephoharaphotography.com/img/s/v-10/p3876233288-4.jpg

    Black Run Preserve
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    I like this very much. As rendered here, it kind of reminds me of a photograph from the late 19th century. Something about the tonality.
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    Re: What to do about leaf springs.

    Well, I've never tried to solve this problem, conveniently or not, but one source of spring steel would be a defunct wind-up clock. The mainspring is, like, real springy. I'd be careful taking it...
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    Re: Developer capacity, D-23, and dilution

    Seconding Ken here. I use D-23 1-1 all the time and have no problem getting all the contrast I can stand, and that's using a diffusion enlarger and Ilford MG Warmtone, which is softer than MG...
  6. Re: Lee Filters - anyone using these or Cokin et al squares?

    A minus of the square Lee polarizing filters is that they sometimes force you to rotate the lens hood along with them in order to get the degree of polarization you want. The result is that you have...
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    Re: Around the house?

    https://www.josephoharaphotography.com/img/s/v-10/p3862472079-5.jpg

    Fungus and Moss with Feather, 2017.

    We cut down a maple tree when we moved to this house in 2013. Four years later the stump...
  8. Thread: New Website

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    Re: New Website

    Names or index numbers for the images would be helpful so that we could refer to them specifically. There are several that I liked very much! Let us know when you feel you have it in a more complete...
  9. Re: Post your homage to another photographer (any format)

    "... probably the greatest danger I faced was having to wait around all day to be jokingly ridiculed about my Prius..."

    I agree, really close call there. I hope you learned your lesson that...
  10. Re: Post your homage to another photographer (any format)

    I'm thinking you can guess who I had in mind when I made this one. I cheated a little by doing it in Photoshop, instead of the darkroom.

    201547
  11. Re: Post your homage to another photographer (any format)

    My humble tribute to Ken Lee.

    201546
  12. Thread: web page

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    Re: web page

    I really enjoyed seeing your work, Gregg. Don't let retirement get in the way of your photography any more than it has to!

    I'll look forward to updates as your exploration continues.
  13. Re: Is it worth it to buy this Beseler enlarger?

    Single lens or a turret?

    If you have one or more top quality lenses on it that can really affect the value proposition.
  14. Re: Using VC Filters in Super Chromega E Dichroic II

    I'm in the "just use the dichroic head" camp. I often use two or three grades in a single print. I have the settings for all the grades from 0 to 4-1/2 printed out (in a large font) on a sheet of...
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    Re: Filters for B&W

    The way I think about filters, which I think Doremus was getting at, is in terms of adjusting (usually accentuating) contrast to make something stand out.

    For instance, if I want the clouds (if...
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    Re: My first print

    Barnegat light!
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    Re: Lens Filters for 4x5

    Indeed it is expensive. I had the old square one and used it for years until it fell apart. When I asked for a replacement,
    they basically told me too bad, buy a new one. Nice!

    For what they...
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    Re: Lens Filters for 4x5

    Alan: You still have time to get the flowers. Don't forget! (She won't.)

    Personally I use a Lee (rectangular) hood on every single photograph I make. It is expensive and clumsy but I have never...
  19. Thread: Ruins

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    Re: Ruins

    That I like very much, Colin.
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    Re: FB Enlarging paper availability at B&H

    I've visited the 9th Avenue store several times in the last 8 years or so and found the salespeople very professional
    and the experience pain-free.

    I buy most of what I get from them online and...
  21. Thread: Ruins

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    Re: Ruins

    I like this. I bet it's a nice print.
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    Re: Ruins

    I like this one very much, too, slavatokar. The infrared film really makes it. It makes me want to try using it some time.
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    Re: Using slide-in filters mounted on lens

    I have no special knowledge in this area but I don't buy it. Modern lenses at least are very robustly engineered, and the weight of a filter and lens hood isn't going to affect it at all. Although if...
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    Re: Post your (intimate) woodland scenes

    Lichens and fungi enjoying the most Fall weather a couple of weeks ago. I think the large one
    at the bottom is called "false reindeer moss" Cladonia subtenuis.
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  25. Re: Crazy Horse on the subject of portrait photography

    Very much agreed.

    When I want to "go shooting", I take one of my guns to the range and make holes in paper targets (or rarely, aged laptops).

    When I go out with my camera, I am "photographing",...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Very nice, David.

    Those are hemlock trees, are they not? Around here most of the hemlocks are under attack from the wooly adelgid (Adelges tsuga) and are in decline, which
    is a great shame.
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Thanks, gentlemen.
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    Re: Citric and acetic acid as stop (bath)

    Agree with Doremus, citric acid should be discarded at the end of the session (but it is good for quite a few sheets of film or paper).

    Aside from being odorless, it is very cheap if you buy it in...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Yesterday afternoon, during a pause in the drizzle.

    https://www.josephoharaphotography.com/img/s/v-10/p3682025049.jpg

    Goshen.
  30. Re: Gear that comes from non-photography sources

    If you aren't in a pig-raising part of the country, you can do a similar thing with seedling mats. They are intended to go under flats of, you know, seedlings to help them germinate faster.

    I...
  31. Re: Adobe is going to only sell subscription based Photoshop

    Interesting. I installed CS3 on my IMac some years ago, when it was current, and not long thereafter disconnected the IMac from the internet.
    Every time I fire up PS, it tells me that it can't...
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    Re: Aspect ratio of 10x8 and 5x4?

    I was wondering how this thread went on for six pages.

    Now I know.
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    Re: Need assist from admins

    Sorry, had a senior moment there, you're right of course. Thanks for your response.
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    Need assist from admins

    Gents,

    Trying to respond to a For Sale posting, I get:

    "Joe O'Hara, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:

    Your user account may...
  35. Re: I take back every bad word I have said about Kodak...

    I print on Ilford MG Warmtone FB using a cold-tone developer. I like the results. Since the Warmtone is noticeably softer than the regular MG Classic FB, I can develop the negatives a bit more, which...
  36. Re: I take back every bad word I have said about Kodak...

    I love TMAX 400 and don't use anything else, even though it is painfully expensive even in 4x5. The mind reels at what 8x10 costs.

    In addition to what was said above, it has a great ability to...
  37. Thread: Ruins

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    Re: Ruins

    Wow. Great picture! And strange. I like it very much.
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    Re: Fire extinguisher recommendation

    I agree with MartinP. The usual big-box residential-type extinguishers that you have to show you have to get a certificate of occupancy around here are all powder-type.
    They will leave a mess of the...
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    Re: Hi from Boston!!

    Welcome, Claire. You have a very appropriate name for a photographer.
  40. Re: Photography and Plagiarism - A Personal Story

    Honestly speaking, I prefer yours very much.

    Thanks for not "retiring" it.
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