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    Re: Kodak Kodabromide G2 VS F2

    As noted, letter is for surface, number is for grade. Kodabromide was available in grades 2 to 5. I used the DW for my commercial work in the 60's to 80's due to availability. Works well in Dektol, a...
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    Re: Ball or Pan-tilt head for 8x10?

    My preference for an 8x10 head has been the old Hollywood Senior Baco head. They also manufactured a Junior, too small for 8x10. I like the tilt for shooting straight down, which I do quite often....
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    Re: Brand 17 4x5 view camera

    Noted earlier, my first 4x5 camera was a Brand 17, purchased in 1953. It served me well for ten years as my only 4x5 camera. With a 10" Tessar lens, and sometimes a 7" B&L, it did all that I asked of...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Very nice, Alan. Pictures within a picture.
    Merg
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    Re: Photography of Carl. Chiarenza

    Hi Ray. Another excellent monograph of Carl's work is the small monograph published by David Godine in 2008: "Pictures Come From Pictures." Nicely printed, and easily obtainable at a good price....
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    Photography of Carl. Chiarenza

    Recently, I received the latest monograph of photographs by Carl Chiarenza. The work is noteworthy for many reasons, but especially inspirational during these times of lockdown. Since the 1970's,...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Yes Gregg, still have a few books available.

    Are you familiar with Edward Weston's quote regarding loaning books to friends?

    Good to see you posting such fine work here recently.

    Best,
    Merg
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    Re: Doors and Doorways

    Black Door, Alameda, CA 2007

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  9. Thread: Cemeteries

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    Re: Cemeteries

    Thank you, David. As is yours, (#384) above. Excellent, keep them coming!
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    Re: Doors and Doorways

    Brick Wall & Door, Mare Island, CA - 2005

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  11. Thread: Cemeteries

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    Re: Cemeteries

    Gravestone Calla Lily, Vancouver Island, 1978

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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Mistaya River, Alberta, Canada - 2002

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  13. Re: Carbon Transfer Exhibition through December 22, 2020

    Congratulations to you, Jim! I always enjoy seeing your work. I note you managed to get out in 2020. Keep it going.

    Be well, and stay safe.

    Best,
    Merg
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    Re: post "Something Dead"

    Taken the day of my introduction to large format photography, October, 1953. I took a look around the yard using my father's 4x5 Sanderson wooden camera. B&L 7 inch lens, Isopan film, Pyro. Scan from...
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    Re: Rocks and stones

    Fascinating! The scale is a mystery, takes time to absorb the beauty. Well done!
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    Re: Donald Ross Photography

    Pieter, sorry, I don't have the answer.

    Thanks everyone for your comments. These prints were all from the estate of Dody Weston Thompson. They fall short of showing the breadth of my father's...
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    Re: Donald Ross Photography

    Thank you, all.

    Steve, no plans for a hard copy.

    Best,
    Merg
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    Donald Ross Photography

    Sasse Museum of Art has published an e-book devoted to the photography of Donald Ross, my father. The chronology tells the story, the photographs speak for themselves.
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    Re: Framing a darkroom against concrete wall

    I would frame in front of the foundation wall after sealing it and providing a vapor barrier behind the new framing. Otherwise, if I am understanding the situation, the foundation wall would become...
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    Re: Photographs of Windows

    Car Window, Ford Tempo, 1984

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    Re: Suggestions for LF field camera

    I'll go first and suggest you take a look at the Toyo A models. Bellows not much more than12", but well within your price range. I have used one for twenty years and find it works well with my...
  22. Thread: Spotting

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    Re: Spotting

    Somewhat similar procedure for me. I use the old SpotTone dye, mixed for specific paper and spread on a small plate to dry. I'm working from a plate mixed ten years ago. A replacement for SpotTone...
  23. Thread: Lupex Paper

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    Re: Lupex Paper

    Greetings, Bob -

    I am not familiar with Lupex, having cut my teeth on earlier contact papers, Lustrex, Contactone, and Azo. Azo was kind of the last man standing, and gained popularity through the...
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    Re: Rocks and stones

    Thank you, Michael.

    This was made on a visit to Point Lobos with Brett Weston in 1960. The link below gives a little history, and a few more photographs from various visits over the years. All...
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    Re: Post your churches (medium format)

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    Kirkyard, Anstruther, Scotland

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    Re: Rocks and stones

    Stone, Point Lobos, CA 1961
    8x10 Ansco View, Cronar Press film, 12" TR lens

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  27. Ansel Adams exhibit / Scott Nichols Gallery, Sonoma, CA , October, 2020

    Ansel seems to be in the news today. This small exhibition (31 prints) offers early landscapes, some not well known.

    http://www.scottnicholsgallery.com/exhibitions-2020/ansel-adams/
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Re Mono Lake photograph at top of page. Thank you, Pat and Andrew.
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    Thank you Michael, and Randy earlier.

    This was made after an aborted morning effort to photograph in the Alabama Hills outside of Lone Pine. Lightning was striking too close for comfort,...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

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    Mono Lake, CA

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  31. Thread: Abstracts

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    Re: Abstracts

    Thank you, Rick.

    Scan of silver gelatin print. 4x5 Plus-X, D-76 1:1, 150mm Symmar Convertible
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

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    The El, NYC, 1964
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    Re: Abstracts

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    Steel Wheels, Oakland, 1972
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    Skaters, Rockefeller Center, NYC 1964
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    Re: Abstracts

    Thanks for noting. It's been a fun few years.
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    Re: Bentzin Field Camera early 20th century

    As a "West Coast" photographer, I am indeed familiar with the photography of Renger-Patzsch. His work is often mentioned in conversations of Edward Weston, as they photographed with a similar purpose...
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    Re: Mat Size vs. Mount Size

    Makes perfect sense. Sounds like you were using the Westminster Natural White from Light Impressions. They once sent me some in error and told me to keep it. I used it for my portraits, which were...
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    Re: Mat Size vs. Mount Size

    Thanks, Drew. I have never had a museum voice concern regarding drymounted prints. They were purchasing exactly what they saw, drymounted silver gelatin prints on 4/ply board. I have not sold a print...
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    Re: old Kodak chemistry

    The real treasure may be the bottles of Spotone, if you are making silver prints. It lasts at least sixty years, trust me!
  40. Re: Southern California incinerator source for black-and-white negatives?

    Leading up to his 80th birthday, most all of Brett's negatives were soaked in large cans of water before being transported to the county dump in Salinas.

    On the morning of his birthday in 1991 at...
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