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    Re: Death Valley Closed

    Northwest passage is open for shipping soon !
    where's captain cooke when you needed him ?
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    Re: post your urban landscapes

    earlier today, gone tomorrow
    retina print ( not developed )
    box camera ( Delmar 4x5 )
    expired kodak paper
    6 minutes
  3. Re: Assessing film speed and development time without a darkroom.

    did you order a cheeseburger ?!

    https://kintronics.com/technical-jokes-and-cartoons-17/

    does it matter ??
    I certainly couldn't care less what ansel adams did ..
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    ahh .. she can sing, roller skate and teach kindergarten .. and bracket what could be better ?
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    I just watched Sister Bertrille bracketing exposures from 100 feet up above San Juan it was magnificent ! The images are in the convent ..
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    Ansel Adams / Fred Archer created the zone system as much as George Eastman invented roll film ( one might want to talk to Mr Houston about that, ... and come to think of it, he probably used...
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    Re: Anyone else here on Instagram?

    have you gone to ipernety yet ? http://www.ipernity.com
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    I guess we all can't be the GOAT...
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    hard to believe bracketing and a film test is somehow considered "unprofessional" and really kind of funny.
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    !!!
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    no nothing's too dense, its exactly like making a print. and yup. simple cameras are way more valuable, and they already have simple lenses that look like they cost $3000 pre-installed by the...
  12. Re: Assessing film speed and development time without a darkroom.

    yes, ... 3 sheets of film, bracketed like a test strip with a dark slide. Each developed a little different.
    your exaggerations area too funny, Drew, 3 sheets of 4x5 will make someone poor or...
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    I thought you said you didn't have darkroom facilities


    sorry for my misunderstanding !



    exactly !

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    good luck with that !

    you might become good friends with your lab / the people who develop your film into negatives and bracket rolls / do test strips on sheets of film using your dark slide to...
  15. Re: Printing color slides on Harman Direct Positive paper

    Excellent !
    hope it works if you try it !
    John
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    Re: How Many LF Formats Do You Use/Own?

    uh oh..
  17. Re: Printing color slides on Harmon Direct Positive paper

    you might look into using a yellow filter to tame the contrast a little bit, and if you have never done a 2 developer routine to develop paper negatives it might be a useful procedure. for years I...
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    Re: Where's C.J. and her tintype posts?

    well, the way back machine has something ( the only website of hers I remember no photo stuff just this stuff )
    https://web.archive.org/web/20040830212030/http://www.geocities.com/diannebest/
  19. Re: How to finish, wash and dry fibre paper prints for exhibition and sale

    sounds and looks dangerous!
    I do that with wheat or rice paste instead of dry mount tissue. Ive tipped pages in books like that but never something that's hung on a wall could probably be done with...
  20. Thread: how old are we?

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    Re: how old are we?

    yup, but I haven't compensated for the decades of stress ... at the moment im up to 1,788,176,680. might have to add on 725,824,800 more for the BS/Stress factor ...
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    Yup, everyone has their opinions. I tended to listen Wilhelm and Ron Mowrey ... and personally, I wouldn't dry mount anything if my life depended on it. It is not supposed to be very good for much...
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    Re: How to imitate the contrast of wet plate

    not sure where you are from maltfalc but that's an "american" expression meaning "not the real deal" / "not the real McCoy". my comment has nothing to do with the authenticity of film or paper or...
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    Re: How to imitate the contrast of wet plate

    not exactly, you put lipstick on a pig, it's still a pig. but sometimes it's ok any say "hey this is a pig with lipstick on it"

    years ago Starbucks coffee had these images that looked like gum...
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    What works for me is take them down when they are almost but not completely dry and put them face to face and back to back under something heavy. I use slab of countertop, giant sheet of glass a...
  25. Re: How to finish, wash and dry fibre paper prints for exhibition and sale

    blotter book
    retractable clothes line ( and clothes pins )
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    Re: Kodak chemicals -- now what??

    no infinite shelf life, bummer.
    2 years?
    probably translates this way > from overseas on a slow boat stuck in the Suez Canal and then stuck at sea circling the landing strip, and then stuck in a...
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    Re: Kodak chemicals -- now what??

    I hope that is still true these days. the last kodak chemicals I used ( not concentrated fixer but dry-print/film developer so obviously much different ) screwed the pooch ... not sure what is up,...
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    Re: How to imitate the contrast of wet plate

    hi Jim

    sometimes it has to do with lack of funds to spend on materials, and photographic materials cost a fortune. my chain of events had to do with not having money to spend and having a lot of...
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    Re: Kodak chemicals -- now what??

    you folks don't get that reek with T4 and 5? I tried to join the chuckwagon years ago when I first read everyone's love-posts and that it was "odorless" but it reeked of ammonia so much I had to...
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    Re: How to imitate the contrast of wet plate

    are you making darkroom prints or are you working on a computer?

    scan your file ( paper negative or film negative doesn't matter ) you open the contrast sliders and dial things down, then you go...
  31. Re: Do you consider the ground glass a lens' accessory? Problem and recommendation.

    I use a toyo monocle hood on every camera I own. not expensive, and works great./ as a matter of fact I've been attempting to sell my toyo for like a decade and now realize its probably because I'm...
  32. Re: is there work arounds for missing retaining rings?

    they have some (flanges) on hand in in stock can't remember what. brand and what lens/shutter but they have ( had ) them.. pre made and to sell.. I'm cheep and use a foam core friction mount
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    I think SK Grimes will fabricate flanges / retaining rings...
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    the main thing I would add / stress is do your printing in small batches and have a "test print" that is your "testing for residual fixer" guinea pig". use a split fixer routine (1/2 your fixing in...
  35. Re: "If I wanted to be safe, I would have done Landscapes."

    for some that is the same thing
    ..
    IDK I think it's about being in one's comfort zone.. being a public figure, and $$ don't help.
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    yup, we're doomed, I'm so stressed out I need to sit here and pet my my comfort goat as I type this.. the only problem is it keeps eating my keyboa
  37. Re: "If I wanted to be safe, I would have done Landscapes."

    LOL. I was going to say she was from the Atlantic coast ;)
    might be a state of mind ..



    there were plays written about her family-work. not sure if there were plays written about Jock Sturges...
  38. Re: "If I wanted to be safe, I would have done Landscapes."

    she's good, and spot on. people replace what little memories they have with photographs they think are their memories and then they
    create realities and lore having to do with the photographs...
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    Re: Soft focus lens suggestions requested

    softer lenses are nice but these days they can cost you an organ and you 'll wake up in a bathtub full of ice ...
    Reinhold's lenses are absolutely lovely and you'll have your organs intact .. ...
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    Re: Where do y'all record your photo data ?

    5-10% isn't bad
    if it helps in any way why not, I mean it's only a few minutes of time spent jotting
    stuff down... I haven't found anything helps me in what I am doing ... so I don't bother
    the...
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