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    Re: Old Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles

    Wonderful.
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    Re: Photographs of Historic Buildings

    This one is especially nice. Very inviting.
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    Re: Photographs of Historic Buildings

    While we're thinking of concrete, here's some from the other side of the Puget Sound. It's the Thomas Parker gun battery at Camp Casey. I was shooting right after Thanksgiving and I needed a place...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Ditto from me too.
  5. Re: Travelers: New X-ray machines WILL ruin your film

    Did Freestyle just pick the "thousand times" more radiation out of the air? I appreciate the warning, but how about some actual numbers, results of real-life tests? This forum has a lot of members...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    A BSA Goldstar: 80mm lens, TriX film, scanned from print.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49054560668_8bacc44e9c_c.jpgR2N12 BSA Goldst LFF by John Olsen, on Flickr
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    Re: Paper negatives

    Handheld? What paper do you use? (Nice images, too)
  8. Re: Measuring the light using a digital camera

    More along this line: The LCD display on your camera is probably set for a vivid display. To get a more accurate assessment, set the display contrast lower. How to do that is somewhere in your...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Since everyone else is busy out shooting I'll toss in another from the Dreamcycle Museum so the thread doesn't die out.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49055289057_7da2b34a1b_z.jpgR1N12 BSA...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Austin and Reinhold, Sorry to be making you two do all the posting work.

    Here's the first shot from a trip to the Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum in Sorrento, BC. It's a 1912 Indian Model D. (TriX,...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Almost the last woodsy shot that I need to do. Then it'll be out of my system. 150mm lens, Rollei i.r. film. Ft. Ebey St Park
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Read Edward Abbey's "Monkey Wrench Gang" and next time bring dynamite as part of your site prep gear.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Corran, the tunnel is perfect as it is.

    Here's more woodsy trail. Where does this go? Why do I keep doing this? Unfortunately for the thread there's more of this planned.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Yet another woodsy intersection.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48881137336_0087b6bb4a_c.jpg9-30N22ALFF by John Olsen, on Flickr
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    That's bizarre, and a little threatening. Good find!
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Back into the trails in the woods. This one took a couple of tries to bring the highlights and deepest shadows into a printable range. It's in my theme of choices at the juncture of two trails....
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Nice perspective choice.
  18. Re: Greta Thunberg wet plate photos by Shane Balkowitsch

    Even us old large format photographers should be aware of current events. This is great work. (Thanks to Oren for moding some of the discussion.)

    J.O.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Another woodsy shot on the local trails. 150mm lens, Rollei i.r. film, f22, 3 min, scanned from print.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48804497531_5135488428_c.jpg9-13N7BLFF by John Olsen, on...
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    Re: Old Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles

    What a find. The '57 Ford has a '56 plate on the front, no less.
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    Re: The new Tri-X 8x10 film

    Any chance you're seeing more background fog on the older sheets, making the image density appear thicker?
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Another view of the local trails with my "new" Calumet wood field camera. 150mm lens, Rollei i.r. film, f22, 45s. Scan from print.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    I've started a new project deep in our local woods, looking at the trails with an old, but recently acquired Calumet wood field camera. This gives me a portable weight. I've fitted a Schneider 150mm...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Very nice.
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    Re: Perma Wash ratio for small batches

    I always mix Heico Permawash in small quantities (as posted above by Ulophot) so that I won't feel bad discarding it after a day or two. It seems to form some kind of scum clots that stick to my...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Nice idea about the IR film. Hope you weren't standing too close to a metal tripod.
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Back again to the Reubel farm barn, catching a brief spurt of sunlight this time: 150mm lens, TriX with yellow filter, scan from print.
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    Re: Hello from NW Oregon

    I used to have a Ducati problem, but I'm all better now with a serious Honda problem. But, they do make good photo subjects. If you come this far up the coast, there's lots to shoot here too.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Really a nice composition! Congratulations.
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    Re: Portable Studio Portraits

    By stating your goals and your standards so clearly you've done a huge favor to all photographers who want to work their own vision. I'll come to your show, for sure.
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Sheepherders Cabin on Engel Farm (circa 1910) With 150mm lens in Calumet woodfield camera (circa 1985). Rollei infrared film, scanned from Ilford print.
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    I just bought a Calumet wood field camera with Caltar II 210 mm lens. It seems to be early '80s vintage as it looks just like what's in my 1985 Calumet catalog. This test shot is from the historic...
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    Re: The Setup and the Shot

    I thought I'd toss one into the thread too. This is for working with some tiny flowers back in the Springtime. I used my 50 mm enlarger lens in the Toyo and three grid spots for illumination. The...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    That was my thought too. Great job.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Curt - Congratulations on starting your son out right!

    Here's my final contribution for a few weeks as I'm heading out on my motorcycle to Pensacola tomorrow:

    A re-shoot of a scene at Lottie...
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    Re: Americana

    Just so we don't think we've got the edge on weirdness, here's a pig in a park. The kid's swinging a mallet at a strength-testing game.
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  37. Re: The Camera and Technique of Andreas Gursky (Then And Now)

    I'd pay to see that.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Austin, I really like the dune with grass.

    Further North in Washington, our coast has bluffs with wind-tortured trees along the edges. I return to these trails often, this time with the 40mm...
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    Here's my final try at the magnified tiny flowers: a Sea Thrift. These grow as little bouquets, each blossom being pretty small. 4x mag to TriX, scanned from print.

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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    An early strawberry blossom as a 4x enlargement on TriX film, scanned from Ilford print. I'm using a 50mm enlarger lens on my Toyo and 3 Speedotron grid-spots for lighting.
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