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    Re: post your Architecture photographs!

    Agreed, and I think the presentation suits the subject very well!
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    And no smoke!
  3. Thread: Flowers Anyone?

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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    Sironar N 150 on 4x5, Tmax 100 developed in D23 1:1

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    Re: Cemeteries

    Both quite nice, Gabe!
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    Re: Post your (intimate) woodland scenes

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    Re: Let's see your favorite mountains & ridgelines

    Mountains and ridgelines well isolated by wildfire smoke:

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    Re: post your trees!

    Very dreamy - I like it a lot.
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    Re: Readyload film removal?

    Success! I used a little less finesse than suggested. I had trouble just pulling the metal tab end out, so just ripped the tabs off and then the film came out.
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    Re: Readyload film removal?

    Thanks everyone - I'll let you know how it goes!
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    Readyload film removal?

    I'm burning some Tmax 100 readyloads that I've had for years. I have either never taken the film out of one or, if I have, have completely forgotten how I did it. Any suggestions as to how to get it...
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    Re: Equivalence: The Perennial Trend

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    Re: What makes a photograph "good"?

    Maybe someone else brought it up, but when I started all this, I didn't frame it as good vs bad. Good, less good, less less good, very good, very very good, ...

    Continuing like that, we can get...
  13. Thread: UV light source

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    UV light source

    Maybe this is old news, but some of you alternative processers might be interested in the UV light source sales pitch here: https://mailchi.mp/inkjetmall/01-07-2020-newsletter-731357?e=25be6ba575
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    Re: What makes a photograph "good"?

    OK, I will lay myself bare so you can all see what a simpleton I am. I really wanted to hear what others had to say, but only Brian has stepped up, and he's challenged me to do so.

    I'll use the...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Good to see you back - you've been away for a while! Great patinas on that sign.
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    Re: What makes a photograph "good"?

    Thanks for offering also the why you don't like it - I was going to solicit that, but thought that might be asking too much!

    But can you come up with anything other than well-printed that you...
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    Re: What makes a photograph "good"?

    The fancy talk has mostly gone over my head, but I did look up what "ad hominem" means. I'll have to start using that in conversation! I can imagine most people taking it like a passage I recall from...
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    Re: What makes a photograph "good"?

    OP here. At least a few have stuck their necks out far enough to say that there are photographs that they think are good, but that they don't like. I would challenge anyone who thinks this to pick...
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    Re: What makes a photo “deep”?

    I am no expert, but I believe one doesn't need a fancy medium format digital camera to "pull the shadows" - isn't that what my $65 cell phone's HDR does? And specific HDR software can do it even more...
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    Re: What makes a photograph "good"?

    I was actually hoping for (but not expecting) something concrete from this thread, and all I have so far is "boobies."
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    Re: What makes a photograph "good"?

    You forgot Peter De Smidt: It's good if...

    I don't care about those dead guys, what do YOU think?

    I didn't study logic, but occasionally had to resort to proof by contrapositive, when I...
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    Re: What makes a photograph "good"?

    With apologies in advance to any who find this annoying, I'll keep hammering on Brian's assertion, which ended with the qualifier "for me." The qualifier applied to the statement "If I like it, then...
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    Re: What makes a photograph "good"?

    Me too!
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    Re: Equivalence: The Perennial Trend

    And there is an additional mystery that just occurred to me, and would likely not occur to non-photographers or those not familiar with cameras that have movements: Was the introduction of distortion...
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    Re: Equivalence: The Perennial Trend

    Elsewhere I started a thread about what makes a photograph "good," and one person volunteered "If I like it, then it is good to me." I like this photograph (a lot!), so it is good to me. But I think...
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    Re: What makes a photograph "good"?

    This thread is just a game - play only if you want to!



    So let's define "like" by this: A photograph you "like" is one you would come back to on a regular basis. Maybe you'd hang it on your...
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    Re: What makes a photograph "good"?

    Didn't have much to start with, so no great loss. :)
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    Re: What makes a photograph "good"?

    I'll offer one possible answer to my own question: It is made by Erik Larsen. I say this as a proud owner of two of his prints!
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    What makes a photograph "good"?

    As the thread on composition begins to fizzle, I offer the above question. Of course there is no "correct" answer, but feel free to offer your thoughts. Insightful one word answers, flippant remarks,...
  30. Re: “Good composition is merely the strongest way of seeing.”

    I enjoyed comparing and contrasting the composition of your second image with the composition Weston chose for his single toilet.
  31. Re: “Good composition is merely the strongest way of seeing.”

    I like the Weston toilet image for several reasons. First, it was a video centered around Weston that started this thread. Second, when I look at it, all I see (see, not feel) are light, form-shape...
  32. Re: “Good composition is merely the strongest way of seeing.”

    I thought I was sort of in your camp on all this, but now I'm not so sure! :)
  33. Re: “Good composition is merely the strongest way of seeing.”

    https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/283282

    Discuss, in the context of this thread.
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    Re: B&W nature/landscape photography books

    the new sun of sand
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    Interesting discussion, if a bit dogmatic here and there. I wish I had photographer friends where I live, that I could have such visits with, in person. But this is the next best thing.

    Not long...
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    Re: B&W nature/landscape photography books

    The part that is two narrow is the FIVE! :cool: I'll throw out five that are in my top ten, and that many may not be familiar with. In no particular order of preference:

    1. Open Country, by Jay...
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    Re: Light weight 4X5 gear backpack recommendations

    Nice focal length selection!
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    Re: Light weight 4X5 gear backpack recommendations

    I grew up backpacking with my dad in the Bighorn and Wind River Mountains of Wyoming, he with his forest green Kelty, me with some cheap REI external frame backpack. After heading off to college, I...
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    To me, that one screams "Waste Management!" :cool:
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    Re: Let's see your favorite mountains & ridgelines

    I recall you posting that one before, Jerry, I really enjoy it. Just the right amount of polarizer.

    Thanks for the comment, Vaughn. You always see things in a photograph that I usually don't...
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