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    Re: The Setup and the Shot

    To mark the occasion of my first indoors lockdown 8x10 macro / still life (as posted in other thread with full details):

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49716283982_1807e15e6f_c.jpg
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    Re: Still Life 2020

    One from yesterday afternoon - first successful 8x10 macro!

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49716110782_452631a466_h.jpg

    Lockdown Apple 8x10 (After Edward Weston)

    29th March 2020 3:15pm...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Many thanks for kind comments!
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Having just mentioned in a previous post that I might adjust my Lee wide-angle hood down to one slot so that my landscape polariser doesn't vignette, I've found an image that suggests to me that I...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Thanks!
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Excellent: you must be pretty near me then.
    Overall v pleased with both. I actually underdeveloped both since the temperature was lower than I'd planned for, but knew they'd be fine for a scan.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Second of my two 8x10s from Tuesday.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49680435052_6541c6a0a0_h.jpg

    Daeda's Wood
    Deddington, Oxfordshire, England
    17th March 2020 2pm
    Chamonix 810V...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    No time like the present to expose 8x10 film. Makes the mundane luxuriously special for me.

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    Daeda's Wood
    Deddington,...
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    Re: Stearman Press SP-810

    Thanks for this - I too had been considering the Patersons, but I thought I'd go with these, rather than having to find a couple of Patersons on ebay and then figure out what modifications to make. ...
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    Re: Stearman Press SP-810

    Thanks for this: very helpful. Seem to have missed that video.

    Re. not drying the tanks fully, am I to assume that that's to do with the fact that you need to do a pre-soak with these? I've...
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    Re: Stearman Press SP-810

    Quick note to say that I've just bought two of these for 8x10, and did my first two sheets last night (using Pyrocat HD). Really great for small spaces - a big advantage over using BTZS tubes, since...
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Thanks for that- not sure the Tetenal stuff is quite what I need though - gold ammonium thiocyanate. I'm still very new to all this so I may of course be entirely wrong!

    Meanwhile, here are a...
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    That's very kind. I am yet to frame them, esp. as am a bit timid about permanence. I suppose I should gold-tone the argyrotypes but it's expensive and quite hard to get hold of here I think.
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Delighted to be in a position to post in this thread, after having begun the alt-pro journey in earnest over the weekend with Argyrotypes and Cyanotypes, contacting-printing with a Lotus frame from...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    A first for me in this thread I think:

    More writing on trees (a theme I started on 8x10).
    Elleric, Argyll, Scotland
    August 2019
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    Re: post your trees!

    And another really cool result from the same outing.

    Acontius Project: ‘Fraxinus in silvis pulcherrima’
    Whichford Wood, Warwickshire Cotswolds
    5th July 2019
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    Re: post your trees!

    And here's one more from the same series, inspired by the discovery of the tree-bark graffiti, and the link with ancient pastoral poetics (notably in Virgil's Eclogues).

    Acontius Project: ‘…nec...
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    Re: post your trees!

    That's very kind. If I recall correctly, I deliberately metered the main trunk as a midtone for the high key effect. I didn't use any filters, no, but have worked on the image in photoshop with...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Thanks for that: something to look up. Over here, Rob Macfarlane's eco-critical writing is well known.
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    Re: post your trees!

    Another one from me from the same 'pastoral' project.

    Whichford Wood, Warwickshire Cotswolds, England
    5th July 2019

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48231221182_da54b4ca09_b.jpg

    Chamonix...
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    Re: Photographs of Historic Buildings

    Thanks, yes interesting. I metered the shadow cast by the pillar with the no smoking sign at -2, calculated reciprocity with the app, and then guessed! I've also shot here enough times before to...
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    Re: Photographs of Historic Buildings

    So do I! My son sees the cemetery photo and shouts "Mini-chapel!". A Victorian version of Spinal Tap would be ... interesting.

    Collected my Lotus 12x14 contact printing frame today... yet...
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    Re: Photographs of Historic Buildings

    Many thanks for the kind comments! This location repays frequent visits and is a place I've been back to now for over four years. I started off with digital but it really benefits from large...
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    Re: Photographs of Historic Buildings

    And another image from this fabulous medieval English barn.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48421939792_5f48e579b1_h.jpg

    Great Coxwell Barn, Oxfordshire
    29th July 2019
    6:00pm

    Chamonix...
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    Re: Photographs of Historic Buildings

    Thanks!
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    Re: Photographs of Historic Buildings

    Many thanks: yes.

    It's the latter, I believe. Looks from the little sign outside that it's owned/used by a firm of undertakers.
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    Re: Photographs of Historic Buildings

    Second, an interior doorway in Great Coxwell Barn, a subject I must have posted images of here previously. A real wonder in wood.

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    Re: Photographs of Historic Buildings

    A couple from me coming up:

    First, a victorian 'chapel of rest' in an Oxfordshire cemetery, built I believe in the 1860s.

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    Re: post your trees!

    Thanks: very unlikely sadly (just another UK crime statistic). They also stole my raincoat and the 8x10 film holder I'd left in the car! Good look to them with the latter.

    Re. scanning, yes...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Thanks very much! Only sad thing about the day was that while these images were being made my car was being broken into and my Mamiya RZ was stolen from the boot. These images are some compensation...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Two more from me, for this absorbing thread:

    Acontius Project: 'Bob' and 'Under the cover of a spreading beech tree'; again, from Wayland’s Smithy, Oxfordshire Ridgeway, 29/6/19, with Chamonix...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Excellent. Thankyou. I have more...!
    North American material fascinating too of course.
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    Re: post your trees!

    Something perhaps a little different from me on this one: an image from a new project I'm developing, photographing trees with a particular poetic aesthetic in mind (ancient pastoral, including...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Thing probably as intended, though I did add some saturation and work on targeted colour corrections in Silverfast to get it to start to work. For colour negs I now tend to use the NegaFix feature...
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    Thanks guys!

    Have just scanned the slide; a reminder that to get the image to look right took quite a bit of work in photoshop. The previous versions posted look a bit oversharpened but are fine...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Thanks!
    Interesting question:

    The Pink one was scanned with Epson V850/Silverfast AiStudio8;

    The second Blue one was done before I got the scanner in October, so was "scanned" with a...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    A couple of favourites from last year's summer holiday.

    Arran views, Isle of Bute, Scotland

    Pink Dusk
    8:27pm, 19th August 2018
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Thanks guys. Now have to start getting real!
    Loving how 8x10 really gets you thinking about the HOWS and WHYS not simply the WHATS.

    'Life and art should have everything to do with each...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    A couple of new 8x10 images from me (only the third and fourth sheets exposed!) to compare and contrast.

    Both at Wittenham Clumps, Oxfordshire (a location made famous by British 20th-century...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Noted: and thanks!
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