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  1. Re: Dilution problem of sodium sulphite in water

    I mix SS and ST (fix) in transparent 1L beakers stirring, while holding up to a window, with a paddle until every particle is completely dissolved and the solution is clear throughout. If you stop...
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Yeah - right across the street from the hotel and I.O.O.F hall on Main street. I shot the negative and printed it as a Van Dyke several years back but then decided that the structure wasn't very...
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    Re: Review of new Ansel Adams book!

    Although I am an Ansel Adams fan, I prefer my interpretation of El Captain which I photographed and printed as a Kallitype in 2016. Watkins, Muybridge, and Adams interpretations are essentially...
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Inspiring!


    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50447110571_1dc0979bb7_z.jpg

    Palladium-toned Van Dyke. Delta 100, 480mm Apo Ronar, Cot 320.
  5. Re: Has anyone made a purchase through the Chamonix View Camera Instagram account

    Can anyone here answer those questions?
  6. Thread: Still Smokey

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    Re: Still Smokey

    A glimmer of hope buried in this mornings forecast:

    If you did happen to look at the satellite and see clear skies
    over the Bay Area did you notice the hurricane spinning SW of
    Baja?...
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Good work Nick and I like the subject matter!

    Here's my first albumin print from earlier this year:


    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50406542081_88a4444fed_o.jpg

    From a 5x7 FP4+...
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    Re: Selenium Toner for Archivability

    +1.
  9. Thread: Still Smokey

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    Re: Still Smokey

    The IQAir site will show where the fires are located in the area selected - just expand outward 3 times to show the fires on the map. They are indicated with an appropriate "flame" icon on the...
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    Re: 8x10 film holder case

    That's a good case. I bought the 10 holder version to store my 10 holders in and Toyo holders, which are a tad longer than other holders, will fit in the sleeves although it becomes necessary to...
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/creek-fire-ignites-fire-management-133005848.html
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    It would be a tragic loss if anything should happen to Mt. Wilson. Among the many notable discoveries made there was the Hubble Constant with which Edwin Hubble discovered the expansion of the...
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    Both the indoor and outdoor AQI are in the GREEN at my house!
  14. Re: Color correction filters for transparency film?

    I don't believe that it is necessary to use a filter with color negative film as you "color correct" when printing. Back in '97 when comet Hale Boop was at its brightest I shot an eyepiece...
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    Re: Mat Size vs. Mount Size

    For 16x20's I went to 22x28.
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    Re: Mat Size vs. Mount Size

    I gradually came to eschew the coast factor and instead focused on the presentation and now mount 8x10 contact prints 14x17 (esp vertical) and 5x7 alt contact prints that leave the brushing showing...
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    My friend and I were down in Tehipite Valley for a week. We come out yesterday(Thursday) a day early because we knew there had to be a major fire somewhere due to the falling ash in Tehipite Valley....
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    As of Friday morning, some 3.1 million acres — the equivalent of four Rhode Islands — have been torched this year by a seemingly unending parade of fires, according to Cal Fire. With several of the...
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    Shot that with the Canon G9 P&S with the lens zoomed out as it would go while assuming the stereotypical digital photography pose with the camera held high at arms length above my head. I had the...
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    The sun at ~ 3:30 this afternoon:


    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50328502151_ce44318c8f.jpg

    Thomas
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    La Nina is here:

    https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/La-Nina-is-here-threatening-even-bigger-blazes-15556516.php

    Thomas
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    The sky color in the bay area this morning is otherworldly - like looking through a deep orange filter:


    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50323281648_82d803e707_z.jpg

    Taken at 0930 this...
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    This is from Monday morning:

    View from Kearsarge Pass at 8am this morning. I woke up about 1am smelling smoke and never really got back to sleep. Wore my buff the entire way down to Onion Valley...
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    IQAir reports that the current AQI as of 0700 in Lone Pine is over 1000 PM10:

    LIVE LONE PINE AQI RANKING
    Real-time Lone Pine air quality ranking

    # STATION US AQI
    1 Lone Pine
    1003
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    Passing this along:

    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!

    JMT HIKERS ON THE TRAIL or those supporting hikers via communication devices:

    If you are in the vicinity of [VVR or MTR[/B], the Fresno County...
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    Most of the national forests in the area will close at 5pm today: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/inyo/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD799165; There are reports of ash falling on Donahue Pass this morning,...
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    Here's a useful suggestion I received this morning:

    If that pyrocumulonimbus cloud moves over you and ash starts raining down, it could be too late to outhike the fire and I would be looking for...
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    Two small earthquakes just occurred on the Hayward Fault 3KM ESE of San Leandro. The first, at 1136, was a mag 2.6 at a depth of 9.4 km and the 2d, at 1143, at the same location but at a depth of...
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    That high pressure system is going to swing all that smoke into the bay area. The pm2.5 concentration where I live is now approaching the unhealthy range an midnight and in parts of SF it's in the...
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    Re: Tripod for Calumet CC-400

    I believe the Manfrotto 475B to be the better Manfrotto of the ones mentioned above. I use a 475B for binocular astronomy using a parallelogram mount, 35 to 6x7 long lens photography of moving...
  31. Re: Light Meter for Large Format (4x5) Landscape Photography

    My 67II is 20 years old this month and so far I haven't noticed any change in the metering and rarely, if ever, use an outside meter (it has a built-in 1 degree spot meter). Only rarely have I...
  32. Re: Light Meter for Large Format (4x5) Landscape Photography

    I purchased a Pentax digital spot meter new in 2000 and did extensive side-by-side comparisons with the in-camera meter of my Pentax 67II camera which I also purchased new. Both gave identical...
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    I use IQAir https://www.iqair.com/usa/california/hayward. I have it set-up for Hayward but you can scroll through the map or search by location. It's updated hourly (about 10 minutes past the hour)...
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    Here in California it would be difficult to determine if a fire was new or unreported as there are several hundred burning and are reported as complexes such as "CZU Lightning Complex Fire" which...
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    Here in the bay area things have deteriorated since I posted this post Wednesday on my blog: https://spiritsofsilver.com/blog/wildfires_8192020. Big Basin State Park, California's first state park,...
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    Re: New Project: Clouds

    Marine Layer

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49733091341_d623224758_z.jpg

    Coastal Fog - Southern Coast Range, Northern California.

    Coronavirus or no Coronavirus, the marine layer pushes...
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    Re: Cars, Boats, Trains, Planes

    McCloud Railway Switching Yard with Mt. Shasta in the Background - McCloud, CA.


    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49713910706_3d847e8989_z.jpg

    Thomas
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    Re: MF (6x4.5 to 6x12) COLOR image sharing

    Mission Delores (1776) - San Francisco's oldest building.


    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49713065113_c3acb387a2_z.jpg

    Thomas
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    Thanks. Yes - all transparencies either Provia or Velvia 50.

    Thomas
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    Re: Cars, Boats, Trains, Planes

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49708911003_9a75ce1254_z.jpg

    This naval vessel (Chilean I believe) was a causality of a war between Chile and Argentina. It lies abandoned in a fjord north of...
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