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    Re: Viewfinder for shooting on a 8X10

    +1
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    "Words, words, words, I'm so sick of words" - Eliza Doolittle, My Fair Lady.

    But then again: "Art: the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual...
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    I have blacked out the windows of our small bathroom (thank-you, patient wife) for loading holders and tanks and making small contact prints. I process tanks in daylight in my larger kitchen.
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    Yikes! I take 10 days away from this very valuable online community and the longest thread on my return is about . . . digital v. analog. It's like I left in 2022 and returned on 2010. I suppose...
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    Re: Still Life 2022

    Thanks, Robert. They were fun to make.
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    Re: Still Life 2022

    I bought the onion green in the spring and have been watching it mature. The dried bromiliad we found on the street. My wife tells me that she bought the ink bottle and used the ink--news to me,...
  7. Thread: Cemeteries

    by Bill Poole
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    Re: Cemeteries

    This cemetery is all that's left of Purissima, California, which maintained an up-and-down existence between the 1860s and the 1930s. Now billed a "Natural Cemetery," its dense poison oak has been...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Like!
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    Re: Old Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles

    Thanks, Roger and Michael. They certainly were mucho automobile.
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    Re: Old Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles

    Cadillac Eldorado, Ferndale, CA, September 2022

    Chamonix 45-H1
    150mm Sironar N
    HP5
    HC110-E

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52393356028_07baf5fa75_b.jpgFerndale El Dorado. by William...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Swaybacked building--lumber and hardware store, still in use, Ferndale, California.

    Chamonix 45-H1
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  12. Re: Please help me identify the source of this light leak on my negatives.

    +1 for developing a sheet directly from the box. Then from that box, or better yet a new one, maybe take a single sheet and leave it naked to your darkened loading area for perhaps 10 times longer...
  13. Thread: Bridges

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    Re: Bridges

    Two from my recent trip to Humboldt County.
    1) Elk River Covered Bridge
    2) Mad River Bridge, now a part of the Hammond Coastal Trail

    Chamonix 45H-1
    150mm Sironar N #1 = Yellow file, #2 =...
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    Re: Portraits from 2022

    These last two are lovely!
  15. Re: Comparing the Reveni Labs Spot Meter To My Minolta F

    Your videos are always fun and informative, Andrew, and I thought this one was fair. I have been using a Reveni Labs Spot Meter for a month or so and generally agree with your assessment. It can be...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Now that's some fancy hybrid work. These photos are gorgeous.
  17. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    I don't know about other browsers, but if you are in Safari you can go to VIEW| STATUS BAR to turn on the status bar on the bottom of the screen. Then, when you mouse over a link, the URL appears in...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Drake's Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore

    This one came out pretty much as I envisioned it, despite a howling wind that kept the dark cloth flapping across the ground glass and constantly...
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    Re: Still Life 2022

    Now dats pretty!
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    Re: Portraits from 2022

    Love 'em both, Alessandro!
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    Re: Old Epson Perfection V700 Photo scanner

    VueScan says it supports Apple silicon. Have been using their software for years, Might be worth a try. https://www.hamrick.com/blog/vuescan-on-apple-silicon.html
  22. Re: Keeping borders square when trimming photos

    I've been using the Dahle 507 "Personal" rotary trimmer to trim prints up to 8x10 for many years. The cutting edge seems to line up square with the guides according to my admittedly inexpensive...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Thanks, Martin and Roger. Much appreciated.
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    After a long hiatus, I've recently gotten set up to make contact prints in my tiny bathroom. So I am going nuts printing old negatives. This one is from the summer of 2012, made along the Yuba River...
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    Re: post your urban landscapes

    The light in this one is very appealing. Nice!
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    Re: Portraits from 2022

    FrancisR and Edison: wonderful work!
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    Re: Portraits from 2022

    These are really wonderful, and I enjoyed reviewing the Process section of your website. Very, very, nice.
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    Re: post your trees!

    Got down to a favorite out-of-town spot this week. Monterey cypress, Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, Moss Beach, California.

    Chamonix 45H-1
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    Re: Cambo SC v SCX

    Folks to have solutions for backpacking with monorail cameras. You might be interested in Chris Darnell's video on how he made his Toyo View back packable. Start at about 2:30
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    Re: Portraits from 2022

    Love this--the complexity of the composition, the out-of-focus vase and plant on the right, the window light pouring onto her face. Well done.
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    Re: testing spot lightmeter

    If you have a smart phone, you can download MyLightmeter Pro ($4) or other metering app and use it to compare with the Pentax. In my experience, the My Lightmeter ap agrees with my several other...
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    Re: post your trees!

    This is a dandy. LIKE!
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    This is a dandy! Well done.
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Very, very nice.
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    Re: post your trees!

    Wonderful job capturing the feel of that special light there.
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    Re: post your trees!

    Thank you, Phillip, Glad you like.
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    Re: Portraits from 2022

    Lovely!!
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    Re: post your Architecture photographs!

    I like all of these, but this one in particular. Very nice.
  39. Re: "When did pre-war Zeiss start applying coatings?" and other questions about Tessa

    This may not answer your question, but I found these two docs helpful in understanding the history of the Jena Tessar lenses.

    https://www.arnecroell.com/zeissoberkochen.pdf
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    Re: post your trees!

    I've photographed this Monterey cypress four or five times, but this is the first time the fog has stuck around until mid-morning to soften the background.

    Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, Moss Beach,...
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