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    Re: Hi from Melbourne AU

    Welcome Kelly from fellow Aussie just a bit north of Sydney. You've come to a great place for resources and lots of knowledgable people who share generously.
  2. Re: Exhibition - Relicts: Exploring the Flora of Gondwana

    Sounds like a win win. The exhibition of many of Peter Dombrovskis' photographs at the National Library of Australia in Canberra a few years ago was both amazing and inspiring. An absolute treat...
  3. Re: Exhibition - Relicts: Exploring the Flora of Gondwana

    Congratulations...an excellent reason to venture south to Tasmania. I'll certainly make every effort to get to see this exhibition.
  4. Re: First 4x5 sheets and first failures :-( Need Help on one sheet

    Oh how I relate to this! Striving to take the path to LF heaven is not easy so I empathise with you. I've been using LF for about a year now with what seems to be success and failures (operator...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Beautiful and serene. It slowly carries ones eye around it.
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Wonderful.
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    Re: post your trees!

    Beautiful evocative images gmed
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    Stunning!
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    Re: post your trees!

    Thank you Jon.
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    Re: post your trees!

    Thank you Philip for the encouragement. I've been surprised to find that I'm much more interested in landscapes that I am with digital photography where my prime interests are portraiture and macro. ...
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    Re: post your trees!

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    Mt Ettalong - Angophora tree, commonly known as the Sydney Red Gum which grows primarily on sandstone soils, usually on headlands, plateaus or other elevated areas along the east coast of...
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    Re: G'Day from Australia

    Hi Bauie, welcome aboard from another newbie located just north of Sydney. Your lens set should give you plenty of scope to get reacquainted with LF. I'm using a 4x5 Chamonix. Coincidentally I...
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    Re: how to notch film holder

    I have 8 holders which I have notched with binary code using a Dremel tool. Each number was printed onto a small self adhesive label. Only the "1" for each number was drilled with a half round mark...
  14. Thread: LF Purity

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    Re: LF Purity

    Purity - that split second when you see your negative for the first time and it makes your heart sing. As a newbie it doesn't happen often but it's a joy when it does. There are so many factors that...
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    Re: My Dream lens.

    Just superb! The closest I will come to your dream lens is to enjoy the images you post, but that's OK. What a treat...one can only imagine how beautiful these large images are viewed as a physical...
  16. Thread: ROLL CALL

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    Re: ROLL CALL

    Present and accounted for. Looking and learning daily thanks to those who post and share. Many thanks.
  17. Re: Newb question: Store film holders with dark slides in...or out?

    I like your use of Velcro tabs. Great idea, thank you.
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    Holders stored with dark slide in and placed into one of three ziplock bags labelled 'Loaded', 'Exposed' and 'Unloaded' respectively. I have 8 holders so it was important for my sanity to match...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Stop Bath

    I have used Fomacitro for some years but once my current supply runs out I plan to mix stop bath from citric acid.
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    Re: Greetings from France

    Hi Victoria, welcome aboard. I'm fairly new to large format photography too, only about 6 months since I first picked up a 4x5. It is addictive. You will find answers to most of you questions here in...
  21. Thread: New to LF

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    Re: New to LF

    Hey Steve, yes LF is like a money pit if you're not careful. The cost of film is a constraint but I decided I'd only do B&W unless there are extraordinary circumstances which justify the cost of...
  22. Thread: New to LF

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    Re: New to LF

    G'day Steve from a fellow Aussie living just north of Sydney. Welcome aboard; there are some others here but we are a rare breed. I'm also new to large format taking the leap about 6 months ago...
  23. Re: Deciding between Rodenstock vs. Fujinon entry level 150mm lenses

    +1 from me to Bernice and the numerous members who contributed sage advice to this thread. So it wasn't what the OP wanted but there are others like me who are newbies who have gleaned valuable...
  24. Re: Look what the stork delivered!!! She's just so beautiful!!!

    Indeed, she's a beautiful baby! I sense your excitement matched mine when my Chamonix arrived a few months ago, teak with black bellows. Smooth as silk, incredible piece of engineering and...
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    Re: Hi from Australia

    Looking forward to seeing your posts, Nanette. Not sure when I'll have something to share though LOL.
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    Re: Hi from Australia

    Welcome Nanette. I'm from the NSW Central Coast just north of Sydney where the weather has also been gruellingly hot over recent days. As a new member who is also new to LF I've found this forum...
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    Re: Greetings from Indianapolis, Indiana USA

    Yes indeed Martha. I'll set you as a contact (I think that will work) as I'm sure our paths will have commonalities that will interest us both. I've yet to update my profile with info that has more...
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    Re: Greetings from Indianapolis, Indiana USA

    Hi Martha and welcome from another newbie. Some similarities here... Gender, age almost the same, recently moved up from medium format, bathroom serves as a darkroom and your question is one I've...
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    Re: Hello from Australia

    Well Lachlan, I took a look at one of your threads and OMG I understand why your name has the suffix 717! Extraordinary images. Guess my eagerly awaited 4x5, which I assume is AKA 45, is the baby...
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    Re: Hello from Australia

    Thanks for the advice Pere. Cheers, Lorraine
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    Re: Hello from Australia

    Hi Gary, thank you. Although it's going to be a steep learning curve I expect it to be a lot of fun. I'll spend time with one lens to become comfortable with the processes, taking it slowly. If...
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    Re: Hello from Australia

    Hi Lachlan, nice to meet another Aussie here. I imagine there are not too many of us though!
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    Re: Hello from Australia

    Hi Andrew, it's great to be here! Thank you for the welcome. I'm impressed that you plan to travel with a 8X10 but it does give me hope that I might manage to travel OS with a 4x5 at some stage. ...
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    Re: Hello from Australia

    Hi Andrew and thank you. Yes, I sometimes feel like a dinosaur with some of my rare interests. I know Stanthorpe as it is where my father was born - a nice part of the country. I'll keep my eye out...
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    Re: Hello from Australia

    Hi Les
    Thank you for the welcome and your advice. Steve Simmons's book has the film data charts for me to reference. It shows how green I am that I didnt even think about the notches on the film...
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    Hello from Australia

    Hi to all,

    By way of introduction, I came back to film photography a couple of years ago with the goal of making my process more considered. It was an opportunity to embrace medium format when...
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