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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Very interesting...thanks for elaborating.:) I guess it's probably a stretch to say a matte print is analogous to what the carbon print guys produce, but I could imagine a bit of texture couldn't...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Definitely a photogenic understory in that part of the world--though I'm still waiting for an Eastern diamondback digesting a pocket gopher...he'd probably hold still enough for the LF treatment.:)
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    Re: My trip for fall colors

    Look forward to the images...I'm assuming the aspens were near their peak?:)

    At any rate, one of you engineering types ought to try to calculate the different center-of-gravity between a carbon...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    That one has a nice "swoop" to it--Ellicott Rock Wilderness?:)
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    Re: post your urban landscapes

    Very cool--Patrick Sullivan's has definitely stood the test of time.:) Otherwise, if you've not been by lately, Old City continues to gentrify by the hour, with "Happy Holler" along Central even...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    That's a great photograph--and beautiful country. I'm guessing closer to Bilbao than the Pyrenees National Park?:)
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    Re: Atlas BackPacks for 4x5

    Well, as mama always said, qui audet adipiscitur ... :) At any rate, I hope y'all will be finally stirring about once the weather turns a bit.
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    Re: post your trees!

    Those are wonderful, gmed--I find the first especially evocative...I assume the "liner notes" are on Flickr?:)
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    Re: My 4x5 set up for Hiking

    Excellent, you ought to be able to do Pen y Fan at a lope, then--just tell the squaddies from the Regiment to make way.:)

    BTW, I quite enjoy your photos from Snowdonia--I've only kicked around the...
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    Re: My 4x5 set up for Hiking

    +1.:)

    As for monster loads at altitude, I suppose having the EPAS1 gene and a tump line wouldn't hurt either. FWIW, the coureurs de bois would take that approach on their portages with some...
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    Re: My 4x5 set up for Hiking

    Ha, definitely--reminds me of one of my ex-students just separated from the 173d Abn who once told me he was jumping with nearly 200 lbs as a LRRP.

    At any rate, it's all good--I'm coming to...
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    Re: My 4x5 set up for Hiking

    Assuming you've got about 20 lbs left of camera gear (tripod/camera/holders/lenses etc.) and 2-3 lbs of food per day, that strikes me as a bog standard load-out for a weekend afield if you're an...
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    Re: Atlas BackPacks for 4x5

    "Root, hog, or die," I believe is the operative term here.:) For a Plan B, y'all might look into a low-profile 1500-2000 cu in daypack, and run it without a hip belt so you can slip it off and push...
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    Re: Preferred Format, and why?

    I think I remember Ken Lee mentioning that he does that as well. I'm not sure if he does that primarily for "portrait orientation" shots, but one thing I've noticed is that 5x7 vertical landscapes...
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    Re: Atlas BackPacks for 4x5

    I'm not sure how you're donning your pack: here's a link that might help (video at bottom, with pertinent info starting at around the one minute mark)
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    Re: post your trees!

    That's outstanding--quite the Yggdrasil!:)
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    Re: FUJINON W 125mm F/5.6 EBC Lens

    Here's the reference site I've seen most often, though it looks as if you might have to wait and measure the lens itself--multicoated lenses marked "W" on the barrel could have 46, 55, or 52mm filter...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    That first shot on the thread is a great scene--very nice tree presiding.:) I'll have to mull over the SF approach for this AO, though--certainly the f64 approach can provide an overwhelmingly busy...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Very nice, but I'm still wanting you to hump that 5x7 back into the country a bit--I'm thinking the arc of the fallen tree upstream would rhyme with a bit more horizontal treatment. Don't ask me...
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    Re: 6x17 Images

    Excellent! In the best of all possible worlds, I'd have either a Pentax 645Z or even D to leverage...if I could start off by deducting the price of an Epson 850 from each, it starts to look...
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    Re: 6x17 Images

    +1, really a great union of subject and aspect ratio.:) Very nice work on your website as well, though I've not made my way through all of your portfolio. One thing I'd be interested in is if you'd...
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    Re: Sloss Furnaces - Birmingham, AL

    Glad you made it over--I used to live less than a mile from Sloss when we taught at UAB, but it really hadn't been fully rehabilitated at that point. As the old woman says in an Andrew Lytle story,...
  23. Re: Looking for good Ball head w/o quick release

    Off the top of my head, FLM and Novoflex would be the spendier options--Cullman and probably Uni-loc quite a bit cheaper. I've personally only used the Uni-loc that came packaged with the tripod I...
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    Re: post your trees!

    A lovely, airy photograph--though your chestnut trees make me a bit melancholy since our own, native Castanea has been extirpated for the better part of a century. (On a related note, since your...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    That's too bad--I thought it looked a little soft...do a Pt/Pd print and call it a Verito and nobody will have to know.:) At any rate, I couldn't help but noticing there's a Walker Titan SF for sale...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    You should have shot your sorority girls there.:)

    Otherwise, I hope the first one prints for you if it's sharp--just the right amount of abstraction for my tastes.
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    That might have come in handy...:)
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    Osprey makes nice kit--I think all of the "name brands," e.g. Gregory, Deuter, Granite Gear etc. would serve you well, though most of it will be "off-shored" at the price point we're talking about. ...
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    This might be your huckleberry, then:
    https://www.enwild.com/videos/setting-up-the-overload-shelf-on-the-mystery-ranch-terraframe-3-zip-50

    I think you can see what you might do:...
  30. Re: Your Best Photograph from the Previous Month - Critique and Discussion Encouraged

    I'll play contrarian again ("creeds and schools in abeyance," y'all:)) but I'm kind of feeling this one as well--I think the main issue is simply the harsh lighting that doesn't let the eye be drawn...
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    Actually, I used that same line just last week when my wife called me a "gearhead." (Pro Tip: if you happen to have four different tripods, don't expect to have them all set up in the living room...
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    A lot of UL guys roll with a bivy/tarp combo, but as always here in the Southeast, condensation can be really tough to deal with. To be honest, I'm not sure that the hammock/tarp/quilt approach can...
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    Wehman or it didn't happen, bro... At any rate, that's some significant grindage for this part of the world--I've found that the steeper the grade, the more likely it is that the trailside flora...
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    Re: In the Footsteps of Atget

    That's good to know (though hopefully it was a "diagnostic" negative that got sacrificed!) I might err on the side of caution and go ahead and remove them from mine--one less thing to run down when...
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    Re: In the Footsteps of Atget

    Excellent, thanks--I've put self-adhesive acrylic domes on the bottom of the tank but haven't removed the fins yet (I think the jury's out on whether that's a must for a semi-stand approach.)
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    Re: In the Footsteps of Atget

    Out of curiosity, how are you using your Orbital? I just picked one up as a "daylight" option for 4x5/5x7 after my community darkroom went tango uniform on me. I don't have the motorized base, so...
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    Ah, I was taking the four "in-focus" aspen trunks in the foreground as a set (vs. the "mid-ground" and then the backdrop of the yellow foliage)...13 ways of looking at blackbird, indeed!:) Thanks...
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    Very cool concept (though dealing with only three visual elements here in my temperate rainforest would probably involve a come-along and a Husqvarna with a 24-inch bar.:))

    A question about your...
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    Re: Tiny Format Portraits

    Ha, I should have know you'd have a few of Popcorn Sutton.:) Again, wonderful work--the one of the two girls clambering around on the sawhorse deserves the full James Agee treatment.

    FWIW, get...
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    Re: In Praise of 5x7... Post'em !

    And that's just law enforcement...:)

    At any rate, it's hilarious that I come across you on the Web when you're about 20 miles away from South Knoxville--I'm even rolling with a 5x7 Norma (though...
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