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    Re: Post yer pinholes

    Well - bad news on the lens bought on ebay.... I am unhappy with the image results - they were fuzzier than the pinhole images I made with the freebie lens I got... so I cannot recommend this lens...
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    Re: Post yer pinholes

    Last week I went to ebay and found a laser drilled .5mm pinhole lens. It is mounted to a thin 2" diameter aluminum disk. I just mounted the disk to a metal lens board for my 4x5 field camera using...
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    Re: Post yer pinholes

    A number of years ago a co worker gave me a cardboard camera kit that used a pinhole (brass) lens. I just found it in the garage and mounted the lens to an extra Linhoff lens board. I took a couple...
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    I have attached images if the water capture system.... it is pretty simple - the water from the print washer / sink passes through the wall and dumps directly into a 55 gal drum. I have a simple...
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    My has wife asked me the same questions ! The residual chemistry of print washing is not an issue. I've not dumped exhausted photo chemistry into my 50 gallon water recovery drum. Exhausted chemistry...
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    I put my new darkroom together at my home in the Sierra Foothills - about a half hour drive from Yosemite's southern gate. I use a septic tank system system for the house hold water use. But my...
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    I have a rotating door that I squired used many years ago - I was going to install it when my darkroom was in my garage.....Since I rebuilt my darkroom in a dedicated tuff shed I no longer need it. I...
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    Hi Fred,

    That is an 11"x14" paper safe. I have a separate plastic 16" x 20" for larger paper.
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    Thanks Gord for the complements on the darkroom. I haven't fabricated much shelving yet , I am waiting until I design and build some custom print drying screens that will attach to the wall opposite...
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    I recently upgraded my darkroom and added a good sink -I built it in an 8'x16' tuff shed. I had fun with the plumbing - the faucet was designed for use in a basement basin - but I like the retro look...
  11. Thread: Self Portraits

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    Re: Self Portraits

    Here is a self portrait I took a few years ago using a shallow depth of field. I used a simple bounce flash off a wall and ceiling and a disc reflector to fill in shadows.

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    Linhof 4x5...
  12. Thread: Just Clouds

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    Re: Just Clouds

    Thanks for the complement on my image. That cloud in the background was another thunderhead that had collapsed. The sierras are a great place to be in the summer when tropical storms come up from...
  13. Thread: Just Clouds

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    Re: Just Clouds

    Here is an image I captured 30 + years ago. It was an epic summer storm over the crest of the sierras in Yosemite- as it was passing over my location it dropped about 3 inches of hail. After it...
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    Re: Just Portraits, Without Rules or Date

    This portrait was made using my 4x5 Linhof MT and a Rodenstock Linhof Select 150mm lens with Ilford FP4 and HC110. For public safety I minimized the scale of my posted image..... a full sized print...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Here is my 4x5 Linhof Master Technika with a Rodenstock/Linhof certified 150mm and vintage Linhof lenshade. The horses in the background are a mustang family who are part of a 230+ herd of wild...
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    Re: Help -- Exposure Compensation for Bellows

    Hi Joe,

    I have been using my 4x5 for the past 5 years for landscape B&W work- last week I wanted to try a close up self portrait with a 210mm lens and didn't compensate my exposure for the...
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    Re: Old Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles

    Hi Jim,

    I have driven by that unique granite formation many times - but never at the time of day when the lighting is what want. When I am in that region I am usually on my way to photograph the...
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    Re: Old Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles

    Hi Jim,
    Below is a google image of the Dodges location. I just parked on a safe shoulder of the road and carried my gear onto the property to make my image. Next time you roll through the area...
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    Re: Old Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles

    Thank You, Jon
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    Re: Old Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles

    This is a mid 40's Dodge that has been parked at Benton Hot Springs, CA in the high desert sun for some time..... no rust - and almost no paint on the south facing and horizontal surfaces. Those...
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    Re: Doors and Doorways

    This first image is a door way in Bonito Pueblo at Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. I made the image with a Nikon 90mm lens on my Linhof 4x5. This is a very short doorway - the top of the doorway is about...
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    Re: One Tripod to Rule Them All?

    Here are a couple images the of the reworked lower and upper leg assemblies.
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    Re: One Tripod to Rule Them All?

    I can recommend either a Ries or a Gitzo CF. I used aluminum bogens through the 80s and 90s - but upgraded to the well made Gitzo aluminum and later to a Gitzo CF. A couple weeks ago I came across a...
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    Re: May 2014 Portraits

    Thank you JWC5 and jp498 for the complements on my image and sharing your insight. I wasn't sure if I was going to be chastised for mimicking another artist's work - But I have seen many instances...
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    Mythrei's World

    http://www.lenbruffett.com/LFforum/a002sm.jpgI have always been impressed with Andrew Wyeth's "Christina's World" painting - so I made an image using a model with a similar body type as the model in...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Thanks for the complements - the clouds were really important to that image - I drove from the town of Bishop that morning (I started at 3:30 am to get up to the mountain for sunrise. I took the...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Thank you - That is an interesting part of the world - I live at sea level - so hiking around with my 4x5 at 11,000 puts a little extra load on the body! When I was younger I rode my mountain bike...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Thank you for the complements - The live trees are interesting but I enjoy making images of dead trees.
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    Re: post your trees!

    There are a few small Bristle Cone groves in the White Mountains just east of the Sierra Nevada. One of these bristle cones is the oldest living tree on planet earth. (4000 + years). Because the ...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Hi Richard,

    My posted image was made in mid 2013 - the fence is gone and dead branches removed the tree - The state has cleaned up the property a bit since 1984 and turned the cabin into a...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Tree at Pt. Lobos CA (Whaler's Cove) and a Joshua Tree near Death Valley CA (this Joshua tree is about 1/2 mile east of the joshua tree used by U2 album cover art for the Joshua Tree album). The...
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    Re: Question about lens tilt on 4x5

    David,
    Thanks for the complements on my truck- the FJ62 is a good machine - and carries a good sized load - I almost bought one a number of years ago. I like the D90 because of it simplistic design...
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    Re: Question about lens tilt on 4x5

    Hi John,

    Thanks for the input - I made this image with a Rodenstock 150mm - (my next widest lens is a Nikon 90mm) - the next time I go out to the site (armed with my new knowledge) I will make an...
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    Re: Question about lens tilt on 4x5

    Hi Luc - That image is very slick! - until I got help from the forum I didn't think something like that was possible.

    Regards,
    Len
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    Re: Question about lens tilt on 4x5

    Hi Jim,

    Thank you for the input - I was wondering if anyone was going to recognize the location of the image. I frequently take photo trips to the eastern Sierra and if the weather/lighting is...
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    Re: Question about lens tilt on 4x5

    Thanks again for the additional info - I will visit the links and get a better grasp on the solution for lens tilt.

    I use my Epson flat bed scanner to post images on the web and for doing digital...
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    Re: Question about lens tilt on 4x5

    Hi Guys,

    Thank you all for the input and information - the next time I tilt the lens I will center my focus just beyond the foreground, then adjust tilt and focus as necessary to bring everything...
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    Question about lens tilt on 4x5

    Hi,

    I have been shooting B&W film for 30 years and converted from 2 1/4" to 4x5, 4 years ago. Most of my images are landscapes - and I rarely have to tilt my front lens to control focus for near ...
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    Re: Post Your Waterfalls

    These are two images of Nevada Falls I made in Yosemite NP this last Aprill 22nd. My images were captured at the same locations Ansel Adams made his images - (His were made 66 years prior to mine)...
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    Re: What did you compose at Water’s Edge?

    Garrapata Beach just south of Carmel Ca, is one of those beaches that changes everyday. It is a steep beach that faces directly out to the Pacific - waves don't roll in - they just crash on the beach...
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