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    Re: post your Architecture photographs!

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51977148762_d2c6f0e2e9_o.jpgSaint John, NB, Canada by T. Chabry, on Flickr
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    Re: Post Your Photos Made At Close Distance

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52180876018_1ffac40be9_o.jpg20220628-IMG_20220628_0001 by T. Chabry, on Flickr
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    Re: Old Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles

    A car I have found while walking in the woods.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52170808608_d60bb6a5b5_o.jpgClassic muscle car by T. Chabry, on Flickr
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    Re: Post Your Waterfalls

    Silver falls, Saint John, NB, Canada.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52167658584_124e427dcc_o.jpgThe top of the waterfalls by T. Chabry, on Flickr
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    Re: Cars, Boats, Trains, Planes

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52170808608_21bfcabc6f_o.jpgClassic muscle car by T. Chabry, on Flickr
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52171284575_e7603ff485_o.jpgClassic muscle car by T....
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    UK made 1/4 plate J. Lizars Challenge & US made 8x10 Kodak Rochester Empire State cameras.
    Shot with an US made 4x5 Newton New-View and US made Kodak photographic paper.
    Development done with...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    A no name half plate Japanese camera :

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51896316266_23b47b39d3_o.jpg
    273738666_285877506949646_8370826682973734972_n by T. Chabry, on Flickr
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    Re: Old Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles

    I like it.
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    Re: Paper negatives

    I used X-ray film before using paper negatives but I rarely avoided scratches. I got scratches in the trays but mostly when I loaded them on the film holder.
    Paper might be more expensive when new...
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    Re: Paper negatives

    Thank you James, I saw that video before but forgot he used concentrated hydrogen peroxide. I used the drug store one, probably a 3% solution.

    Donkittle, I would love to chat with you in private...
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    Re: Paper negatives

    I also tried to bleach paper negatives with hydrogen peroxide a few weeks ago and spent about an hour in the darkroom but never got it completely bleached. Can you tell us more about your technique?
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    Re: Paper negatives

    Thanks. I don't think I did anything special but maybe Caffenol is better for paper negatives? I do know it's a lot better to lower the contrast compared to regular paper developers.

    Here are a...
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    Re: Paper negatives

    Thank you. I'm not sure what you mean about the first photo but there was a light leak from a couple holes in the bellows. It's more noticable on the last photo.
    I think I fixed the holes but I have...
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    Re: Paper negatives

    Here is the camera in action:

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51845015051_47babb99a8_c.jpg
    Japanese half plate camera by T. Chabry, on Flickr
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    Re: Paper negatives

    Here are a few shots with paper negatives and a Japanese half plate camera i just received.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51844084737_0e18bdf537_k.jpg
    img172 by T. Chabry, on Flickr
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    Re: Post Your Waterfalls

    It's hard to tell but there was water still falling when I took that shot a couple days ago:

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51832645550_cb0a0f6041_k.jpg
    Frozen waterfalls by T. Chabry, on...
  17. Re: Traveling across oceans with a Mahogany camera

    Sorry, it looks like I missed your message.
    I have never received the package so I'm not sure what was declared but the Ebay listing did have the "mahogany" word in the title.
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    Well, I just ordered a wooden half plate camera from Japan so if it arrives safely to Canada, it will be the one I will take for my travels.
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    Re: Hello from Tacoma, Washington

    Hello and welcome here.
    Congratulations for your website and photos, I love them. My favorite one is your very first 4x5 shot, the farmhouse.
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    Re: To new friends, hello from China

    Hello from Canada and welcome here
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    Re: Hello from France

    Bonjour Michel and welcome here. Any photo of the "pont" to share? :D
  22. Re: Hi : )!!! - Please suggest me GPC flatbed scanner

    That's what I meant, there are none in local ads and I paid $30 for my 4490 scanner with all accessories. :D
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    Epson 4990 are good but hard to find. I have an older 4490 that's even cheaper, it won't scan wide enough for a 4x5 negative but you can scan it in 2 passes and stich the images together with...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51718366511_48fa715850_k.jpg
    First snow by T. Chabry, on Flickr

    - Camera: 4x5 Newton New-View
    - Lens: 127 mm from a Polaroid 110A
    - Negative: Kodak...
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    Re: Post Photos of YOURSELF with your camera

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    Me with a no name 5x7 camera. Unlike what it seems, my left hand took that photo with 4x5 camera placed on the other side.
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    Re: Paper negatives

    Yes, I'm not crazy about the puddle one but I'm very happy with the two other photos.
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    Re: Still Life, 2021

    Wow! I wonder if I will ever find a photo like this one in my film holders. lol
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    Re: Paper negatives

    I took more photos today and again, I forgot my yellow filter so I tried to avoid the sky. :D

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51687742443_00749f753d_b.jpg
    img076 by T. Chabry, on Flickr
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    Re: Paper negatives

    Very nice! A lot better than my first caffenol paper negative. :D
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Thank you. The Kodak photo paper used expired in the 1950's and was very fogged. That's what give it this look and it was not planed. :D
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    Re: Paper negatives

    Thanks. A frame for what? To place it on a wall? :D

    I don't know about that, I am still on learning and training stage with a 4x5 camera. When I will be ready, I will use my 8x10 camera to...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    My 4x5 Golf Montauk by G. Gennert shot with a no name 5x7 camera from the same era and my first try with paper negative
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51272564619_b97f936a67_z.jpg
    4x5 paper...
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    Re: Paper negatives

    I have finally made a photo with some definition in the sky. I forgot to bring the filters, I would probably had gotten better results.
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    Re: Paper negatives

    I talked about your guide with my wife's uncle (large format photographer since the 1950's) and here are his explanations:

    "The guide you have referenced mentioned Arista VC paper which is...
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    Re: Paper negatives

    It was a scan of the negative and I inverted it in Lightroom Classic. What you see is the best I could get out of the software and even with a magnifying glass, everything in the sky is uniform on...
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    Re: Paper negatives

    What kind of filters do you use? I tried an orange Ilford contrast filter in front of the lens from a window today but the sky is nothing like yours.
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    The sky was blue and there was some...
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    Re: Paper negatives

    I downloaded your Guidebook For Paper Negative Making on Facebook James, it's very usefull and I will try a yellow or orange filter for next time I shoot a sky. Your sky is very nice on that photo.
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    Re: Paper negatives

    Sorry for my question. My eyes must have been out of focus. :cool:

    I had a light meter app on my phone but it didn't have a spot meter. I have now found one that does, thank you Oldparson.
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    Re: Paper negatives

    Today I used the spot lightmeter from a digital camera instead of the vintage analog lightmeter and the exposition was a lot better. For once, I'm quite happy with the paper negative.
    Now I just...
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    Re: Paper negatives

    "I usually come home with 8 out of 10 images well exposed"
    Out of how many?

    Don't you use a lightmeter when you shoot outside? I do and I have no problem with regular or X-ray film with I'm...
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