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    Re: Photography log/database setup

    You can design web based forms which let you populate the sheet as well. Tools menu and create form. Then you will have a form menu for editing and managing the forms. Forms can have the useful user...
  2. Re: Epson Expression 12000XL Photo Scanner experiences?

    You might look at used medical sources.... One of my dentist customers has a mostly unused big epson scanner presumably for scanning big xray film. He's doing digital xrays now... I told him it's not...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Very nice!
  4. Re: Identifying film coating faults vs. handling / process problems.

    PMK can streak under some conditions, so that sky/highlight unevenness could be tested with another developer. But if you're finding damage to the film prior to it going into film holders, time to...
  5. Re: Too late, too expensive for this year, but maybe the next? Little Italy and Autum

    Most cities in the US have little for public toilets. You go to the bathroom at the business you have a meal at or place you are visiting. Otherwise the only public bathrooms are at rest stops on...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Very cool photos Michael; I like the energy in the water in the 2nd photo, and I always like having the sun in photos.

    Below is partly inspired by one of my photography heroes, Aaron Siskind. He...
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    Re: Pyrocat-HD Sudden Death!

    My blue glycol part-A starts out a pretty cobalt color, three small bottles of it pictured topped off (no air) and unopened from last month's production of pyrocat HDC.

    The right bottle which is...
  8. Re: Identifying film coating faults vs. handling / process problems.

    You may need to sacrifice a few sheets to examine in daylight fresh out of the box.
    Once I had had some scratched up 8x10 fresh out the box, not from one of the major two manufacturers. I stopped...
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    Re: Seeking Advice For Shutter on Vintage Lenses

    And since Jim Galli posted I almost forgot about the Galli Shutter
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICLG3HCDlhk
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    The intersection photo is awesome. Strong Austin G. style and something most would keep the accelerator down and zip past.

    Once in a while, I accidentally underexpose a shot, especially near dusk...
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    Re: Pyrocat-HD Sudden Death!

    My cheap IR thermometer is mostly used as a laser for entertaining the cat.
    Otherwise, it's used in the kitchen and garage for a few things

    Indeed it is a few degrees off for certain materials,...
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    Re: Pyrocat-HD Sudden Death!

    Yes, I have the non-contact thermometer like that.
    I heat it part way up, stir it, to prevent any sort of hotspot in it, then heat it more to reach the required temp and stir some more. I think the...
  13. Re: Too late, too expensive for this year, but maybe the next? Little Italy and Autum

    Jim's assessment of Boston driving is correct. We call such drivers "massholes" ; a friendly term of endearment; no offense at all. I learned a little bit of that driving living in Worcester MA for...
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    Re: Pyrocat-HD Sudden Death!

    You can see some MF negatives in the background. There seems to be no visible change to base density from the staining. Overexposed like left negative are browner. Normal exposed have a modest...
  15. Re: How do you convert a color negative after you scan it?

    In PS, I align the left and right extremes of R,B,G histogram range to the same spot horizontally on the histogram. makes your whites white and your blacks black and generally white balances well...
  16. Re: Too late, too expensive for this year, but maybe the next? Little Italy and Autum

    Lobster is best enjoyed on the coast of Maine or eastern Canada. I would not buy Sams club lobster either, it might not even be lobster.

    Lobster prices vary greatly according to time of year....
  17. Re: Too late, too expensive for this year, but maybe the next? Little Italy and Autum

    I have stayed in NJ and taken commuter rail to NYC
    I have taken the bus such as peter pan or greyhound buses to NYC from Worcester MA

    Here's a foliage forecast; looks like Sept is OK for inland /...
  18. Re: Observation on focal length and portrait drawing

    One option slightly longer focal lengths (distance) allow is more options to light the subject.

    What you have observed about shapes of subject appearing to change at different distances can be...
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    Re: Pyrocat-HD Sudden Death!

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48708979086_a4a0707677_c.jpg
    0909192111_HDR by Jason Philbrook, on Flickr

    This is what I use to make HDC part A.

    I microwave, stir, microwave the...
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    Re: 35mm and digital infrared

    That photo showing the rainfall is pretty cool!
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    Re: Pouring without spilling?

    If the other container is empty, tip it nearly level and rotate the two containers vertically slowly so it pours smoothly. Sorta like you have to do with gas cans.
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    Re: Pyrocat-HD Sudden Death!

    Sandy; very thankful for your invention and support!

    I have been mixing and using pyrocat HDC in glycol very successfully for a few years of darkroom work after starting with PMK then Pyrocat HD....
  23. Thread: post your trees!

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    Re: post your trees!

    Thanks! You're kind of in the right area to know about space ship shapes in LF photos.

    Sometimes I like the unusual highlights or swirl, but sometimes it's nice without. It's the only sharp lens...
  24. Thread: post your trees!

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    Re: post your trees!

    Weathered birch tree at Alford Lake, Hope Maine. 4x5 speed graphic with Aero Ektar lens. FP4+ film in pyrocat hdc.




    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48685608923_08c3d90c9c_c.jpg
    img880 by...
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    Re: soft focus landscape

    I like that photo, and I like art 300. It's hard to scan, so I won't take that as an accurate representation. It's a nice warm color and the texture is interesting.... Sort of like automotive...
  26. Re: I take back every bad word I have said about Kodak...

    OK, It costs extra money. It takes longer to fix and wash. Done. At least for tmax 400.
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    Re: TMAX 400 on Clearance at Adorama

    The clearance/closeout 4x5 is the same price as B&H normal price.

    Interesting that B&H calls their 620 format tmy2 a #1 seller.
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    Re: soft focus landscape

    At the ice pond on Seguinland Road, Georgetown Maine a week or so ago. I get called to do some work in Georgetown once in a while and always bring cameras. It was an epic place of beauty and...
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    Re: Pyrocat-HD Sudden Death!

    I don't remember the exact rules, but if it's not a safe chemical to spill, and has a hazmat sticker on it, even something electronic with lithium batteries, it has to meet special shipping...
  30. Re: I take back every bad word I have said about Kodak...

    It's different. I never got used to it. Other people here do great work with it. If you're trying to consolidate film choices you may find that the 400 speed is fine enough grain for all purposes. I...
  31. Thread: Aerosol varnishing?

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    Re: Aerosol varnishing?

    I have a few glass ambrotypes I have sprayed on from a rattle can that are several years old and still looking fine. It's not as smooth a finish as poured on varnish, but it does dry quick and that...
  32. Re: I take back every bad word I have said about Kodak...

    I shoot both MF and LF. For a long time tmy2 was a very low priced MF film at least in the US. It doesn't get much nicer a film for versatile MF uses. Kodak has increased it's cost slightly and...
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    Re: 8x10 Development in tray - How to know the time

    I'm even more luddite... I have a gralab 300 which doesn't glow much. I keep a towel over it when not in use so it does not charge up much. It makes a little bit extra motor noise as it goes past...
  34. Re: Does anyone on here use a lightweight matte inkjet paper?

    For pinning to the wall some of the plasticcy lustre papers might do well with humidity or adhesive mounting.
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    Re: Pyrocat-HD Sudden Death!

    It's probably not practical to ship chemicals in glass containers.
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    Re: soft focus landscape

    I like the previous one better. It's simpler and that better suits soft focus.
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    Re: Pyrocat-MC / Defective Product

    The forum discussion is about pyrocat-hd, different product.
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    Re: soft focus landscape

    Nice work Bryan! That will make a beautiful contact print.
  39. Re: Allowing Lens Availability to Dictate Format Choice

    Value is more related to rarity/historical aspects... P&S for example is pretty rare and were used by the accomplished photographers of the day..

    Sort of like different coffee grinders make more...
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    Re: Late August 2019 Portraits.

    This is a really nice thread of portraits so far! Creative as ever.

    Having made fake bubble abstract shapes with the spherical aberration of soft focus lenses mixed with bright light, I went...
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