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    Re: Blackbirds are Back

    It was a treat to run into a bunch of these on a hike last week: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tricolored_blackbird
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    Re: Chemical storage question

    I've been storing 5L of stock Xtol and 1 gallon of Dektol in tanks with floating lids for about 20 years now with excellent results. The Xtol will last for at least 6 months if mixed with distilled...
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    Re: Favorite Current 8x10 B&W Film?

    For years (at least 10) I have been using Delta 100 and Acros for 8x10 and printing primarily in an alternative format. Of the two, I prefer Acros. However recently I have been shooting Kodak TMY...
  4. Thread: Ruins

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    Re: Ruins

    Sutro Baths (Ruins) and Seal Rocks - San Francisco

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50850018362_717ce103f3_z.jpg

    Contact print from 8x10 negative.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5 to 6x12) COLOR image sharing

    Barn - Coastal California

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50832455937_2683241b25_z.jpg

    Over the years I've photographed this barn several times in different seasons. On this occasion the...
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    Re: Wet plate on Astronomy Picture of the Day

    Here are some images by David Malin from glass plate negatives:

    Astronomical images contain light from objects covering an enormous range of brightness, far wider than found in 'everyday'...
  7. Re: Sekonic L-758DR v L-758D - What is the Difference?

    The "DR" version has PocketWizard built-in.
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    Re: Ball or Pan-tilt head for 8x10?

    I've been using this one https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/469077-REG/Arca_Swiss_801103_Monoball_Z1_sp_with.html on a 4 section Gitzo G1349 mk2 for 10+ years with P67, Toyo 45AX and Toyo 810 MII...
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    Re: Ball or Pan-tilt head for 8x10?

    Found one! http://www.hejnarphotostore.com/product-p/m405f63.htm
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    Re: Ball or Pan-tilt head for 8x10?

    I really like this head for the Toyo 810MII but its load capacity is only 1/2 of what I need: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1124273-REG/manfrotto_mhxpro_3wg_xpro_geared_3_way.html
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  11. Re: the thread for Kodak XTOL quality control issues

    I just received a response:

    On Monday, January 4, 2021, 11:55:09 AM PST, ProPaperChem <propaperchem@kodakalaris.com> wrote:

    Thanks for reaching out to us and bringing this issue to our...
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    Re: Wet plate on Astronomy Picture of the Day

    You can piggyback off a telescope if the mounts motor is strong enough to carry both the OTA and camera while remaining balanced. I can piggyback a 35mm SLR with 300mm lens on my Meade 10" SCT and...
  13. Re: the thread for Kodak XTOL quality control issues

    Sent them an email with photo attached yesterday. When I was looking for a replacement developer (D-76) at B&H where I purchased the above from, I noticed that they tagged the new version developers...
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    Re: Some B&W Bridges...

    Golden Gate Bridge

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50784632697_a4a33ba194_o.jpg

    Salted paper print.
  15. Thread: C-41 Question

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    Re: C-41 Question

    Stabilizer is the wetting agent, among other things, for C-41.
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    Re: Sculpture

    Rideout Fountain, Sa Francisco

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50756003507_7f4df98ae5_o.jpg

    Opinion vary on the meaning of the feline figure wrestling a snake at the center of the Rideout...
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    Re: Presence in 8x10 photography

    Plus 1.
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    Re: Shooting The Christmas Star . . .How?

    The air quality yesterday here in the bay area was poor and clouds began building up over the SW in the late afternoon so it didn't look promising. I had intended on observing the conjunction with...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Sanchez Adobe (1842)


    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50746158472_179e508850_z.jpg

    Pentax 67 soft focus lens. Silver gelatin print.
  20. Re: Show Your Compendium Shade on a Field Camera Thread...

    Here's an unusual combination:


    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50737021573_5cb0a4fcab.jpg

    Toyo Compendium hood and Cokin Z Pro holder with 4x4" Cokin Z001 Yellow filter on a Toyo 810MII.
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    AA's "Holy Grail" Sells for $6.4 Million

    A link at the end of the article takes you to the images.

    https://www.sfgate.com/local/article/Ansel-Adams-Yosemite-photos-auction-15803453.php
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    Re: How Much Have We Accomplished?

    So far Covid-19 hasn't inhibited my photography although I haven't been out photograping and printing anywhere near what I was doing prior to it. I was scheduled for cataract surgery on the right...
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    Re: Doors and Doorways

    Weathertight - Entrance to Gun Turret #2, USS Iowa 2014:


    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50720417407_f0ff955753_z.jpg

    Toyo 45AX,silver gelatin print.
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    Re: post your Architecture photographs!

    And/Or a revolving back.
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    Re: Albumen Print Toning Color Shift Examples

    Caveat emptor: I may not have toned this print after all. I have been using that toner consistently on kallitypes for a couple of years - gradually increasing the toner time to about 25 minutes. ...
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    Re: Albumen Print Toning Color Shift Examples

    This is an example of an albumin print toned to completion (~25 minutes) with 80mL of the gold-ammonium thiocynate POP formula that can be found in the Christopher James book:

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  27. Poll: Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    I had one run-in with a Stockton Police officer who prevented me from photographing in the Port of Stockton. I was ready to go to jail over it but during the heated exchange I took a close look...
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    Re: Help with enlarger transportation

    When I bought my Bessler 45MXT chassis from somewhere in the central valley, I picked it up with a 2-door Toyota Echo and transported it home - about 150 miles. I now have a 4-door Corolla and can...
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    Re: Post your (intimate) woodland scenes

    A Cluster of Redwoods - Diablo Range, California.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50611923921_29f77f6e83.jpg
  30. Thread: Still Smokey

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    Re: Still Smokey

    One never knows Jim. 20 or 25 years back I remember reading about a guy in Paris in his early 50's. Apartments are hard to get there and he made a deal with this lady in her late 80's or early 90's...
  31. Thread: Sculpture

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    Re: Sculpture

    Laoco÷n and His Sons - San Francisco, CA.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50585007638_6dea6c45cf_o.jpg

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laoco%C3%B6n_and_His_Sons

    Uranotype - Toyo 810MII...
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    Sculpture

    Modern Man - San Francisco, CA.


    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50580804551_cf9e477b44_z.jpg

    Toyo Robos, 90mm Grandagon f4.5.

    http://www.spiritsofsilver.com
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Mount Conness From Tioga Lake - Yosemite National Park.


    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50572044217_5534ae0a62_z.jpg

    Toyo 45AX with 300mm Nikkor-M.
  34. Re: Can anyone recommend a sturdy tall carbon fiber tripod and ball head/pan-tilt hea

    I've been using a Gitzo G1348 without a center plate with an Arca Swiss z1-sp ball head for at least the past 15 years for backpacking with a Pentax 67II, Toyo 45AX, and Toyo 810 MII. I bought the...
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    Re: Post Your Waterfalls

    Cascade Falls - Yosemite National Park


    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50564207686_8b163e82a8.jpg

    Toyo 45AX.
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    Re: post your Architecture photographs!

    The Gordon House, 1885/95. - Livermore, California.


    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50561221008_2cca5eb8c7_o.jpg

    An example of the Queen Ann Style of architecture that was popular in the...
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    Re: How Early Could It Have Happened?

    See https://www.spiritsofsilver.com/galleries/a_little_history - especially the 2d and 3d paragraphs.
  38. 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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