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    Re: In Memory of Bruce Barlow

    RIP Mr Barlow
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    Re: Semi Stand and EMA Development Question

    Statements like this drive people like myself away from the slippery slope of internet forms. Speaking of "slopes", Reduced Agitation forms of development, unlike ANY other form of chemical...
  3. Re: Pyrocat-HD vs MC Vs. Rollo Pyro / ABC+ for use in Jobo

    I believe we’ve gone off the OP original topic so I’ll check out for now
  4. Re: Pyrocat-HD vs MC Vs. Rollo Pyro / ABC+ for use in Jobo

    Thanks for responding Pere. Iím aware of the masking technique that Ross suggests as well as other more intricate masking systems. I believe my method of negative design and EMA processing...
  5. Re: Pyrocat-HD vs MC Vs. Rollo Pyro / ABC+ for use in Jobo

    Hello Pere, possibly there is a mix up in the manner described in the printing end of PMK vs. PyroCat. PyroCat provides greater separation in almost all parts of the negative's tonal scale,...
  6. Re: Just bought large quantities of powder to make PyrocatHD

    I mix PyroCat HD in ordinary water, 1000ml at a time, store in a brown jug. I date every chemical in my Darkroom and have not seen any issues with PyroCat kept for 5-6 months.
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    Gitzo tripod head

    I have a fairly new Gitzo head I use for 5x7 and 7x17 cameras. One of the adjustment levers has become hopelessly tight. I need a repair or Gitzo warranty location to correct the head. Memory...
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    Re: Copal 1 shutter repair

    Thanks very much for all the input.

    SS
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    Copal 1 shutter repair

    I have been informed SK Grimes in the Northeast no longer repairs Copal shutters. Can anyone recommend a reliable repair facility for Copal shutters ??
    Thanks in advance

    Steve Sherman
  10. Re: Actual formula for Pyrocat HD A and B solutions

    Copied below is the exact formula that I have used since 2002 or there abouts. The Phenidone does not dissolve in water so it is recommended and I have done for years to dissolve Phenidone in a...
  11. Re: Maximum contrast/tonal separation of green foliage in bw? Suggestions? Examples?

    Whenever I make the suggestion of creating a flatter negative with the intention of greatly expanding contrast with MC papers the old guard Zone System guys (which I am one ) come out of the woodwork...
  12. Re: Advantages of Creating Silver Prints From Digital Negatives

    Master one medium, then and only then can one have an informed opinion about an alternative approach.
  13. Re: Zone System Negative Design needs an Update

    This is a circular discussion, one that will never end until someone stops fueling it, so I'll check out with this. There's an old saying in coaching, "Don't listen to the words, hear the Message" ...
  14. Re: Zone System Negative Design needs an Update

    I've come in contact with scores of photographers, some quite accomplished who simply cannot break down my methods as you've done here is these two simple sentences. And to be honest, there are...
  15. Re: Photographing glaciers in black and white

    Remember one basic principle, Multi-Contrast papers can great much more micro contrast (contrast within similar tonalities) than expanding negative contrast through plus negative development. ...
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    Re: EMA--initial agitation technique?

    I suggest to those who are in contact with me using a capped tube (my tube design) to roll the tube on a flat surface, (not bumpy) for approx. 60 - 80 revolutions per minute with initial agitation of...
  17. Re: Zone System Negative Design needs an Update

    If everyone had the approach in Eric's opening 2 sentences, photography, politics or anything else we encounter in life we'd all be richer for it. Nowhere did I suggest that my way is the only way,...
  18. Re: Zone System Negative Design needs an Update

    Here in lies the double-edged sword of the internet, information can now reach round the globe at the click of a button in a free and open venue. Sadly, that information can be cast in doubt with a...
  19. Zone System Negative Design needs an Update

    Traditional Zone System negative design needs an update, learn how Multi-Contrast papers have enabled a more powerful and flexible negative design: https://unblinkingeye.com/Articles/PPSS/ppss.html
  20. Re: Basic question on minimal agitation, stand, & semi-stand development.

    Hi John, After I had success with this EMA form of development I tried one session in a tray, hopelessly uneven and underdeveloped. Naturally, I abandoned the tray in favor of single standing...
  21. Re: Basic question on minimal agitation, stand, & semi-stand development.

    Given the fact that I am the photographer that perfected the modern day Minimal Agitation technique back in 2003 with modern thin emulsion films I can speak with great certainly that the gentleman...
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    Happy Holidays to all who embrace the Dark !!


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hLW3ef1Vjtc
  23. Re: question about long exposure increased contrast

    Best educated guess, the severe curvature of the WA lens coupled with yet another glass surface of the ND filter affects some type of artifact or distortion as it exits yet again a dramatic optical...
  24. Re: question about long exposure increased contrast

    Reciprocity does most have it's most impact in the mid tones, however, don't think for a minute by applying a ND filter of significance will replicate the gains of an exposure made during the low...
  25. Re: Free weekend gathering to share photographs

    Here is a direct link within the Photo Arts Xchange website to Travel and Hotel information for the May 3-5, 2019 FREE event in cnetral Connecticut.

    Travel and Hotel info
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    Re: Quick PMK handling question

    IMHO, baring in mind over 20 years of Pyro processing with ABC, PMK and Cat the issues you describe are almost assuredily a result of finger pressure (without gloves) as the film is first inserted...
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    Re: Pyro and Hypam fix?

    Many times I am utterly amazed at the threads that gain traction and spring to life on any forum, converesely start a thread about image Concept and Content and we get Crickets. Interesting to...
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    Re: Pyro and Hypam fix?

    I've used both PMK and currently PyroCat HD with Ilford Hypam for over 10 years and see no drop off in stain. The whole Alkaline fixer and Pyro stain is much more about textbook reasoning and...
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    Re: Using 2-bath Pyrocat

    If youíre interested in preserving highlight detail while maximizing film speed you might look into a Reduced Agitetion form of film development. Less costly than 2 Bath PyroCat but just as time...
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    Re: Opening in Rockland, Maine

    Congrats John, I can attest after seeing your work at Camera Commons Gallery yesterday a solo show of your work should be a must see for all who appreciate great Photography, analog or otherwise.
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    Re: Edward Weston

    It is clear that a Pyro processed negative does produce a dual purpose negative in conventional exposure and development wisdom. However, with Multi-Contrast papers essentially all that is...
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    Re: Edward Weston

    I spent a weekend at Wildcat Hill and overnight in the Bodie House. Kim gave us a tour of the house and EWís darkroom. He showed us a ďproject printĒ which was printed by Brett. It remains the...
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    Re: Beginner Darkroom Printing Question

    There are densities on that negative that are well over 2.00 what do you hope to accomplish with this photograph ?? In all liklihood, even if you were able to get a light grey tonality on the...
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    Re: Beginner Darkroom Printing Question

    Pere. Are those negative density readings ?? If so you are
    pushing the boundaries of Silver Gelatin. 1.7 & 1.9 I would
    suggest flashing. Iíll look at the image on a big computer screen...
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    Re: Beginner Darkroom Printing Question

    That is correct, the general contrast of the print, in my world is dictated by the most difficult area of the print to manipulate, a combination of 0 & 5 filtration will yeild that contrast. That...
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    Re: Beginner Darkroom Printing Question

    This is a fairly advanced technique I'll share, understanding Multi-Contrast papers respond to both Green & Blue filtration, therefore using filtration that combines one with the other progressively...
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    Re: 210mm for 8x10"

    I have a 210 f9 Computar, Iím not sure if itís the smallest lens that will cover significantly more than an 8x10 negative or not. What I am sure of...egos are like butt cracks, everyone has one...
  38. Re: Thoughts on composition, learning from Ansel Adams

    Very interesting video, thanks for sharing. Interestingly, he speaks of depth and dimension quite often !!
  39. Re: Thoughts on composition, learning from Ansel Adams

    [QUOTE=Ulophot;1461337]OP, here. Back on the subject on which this thread began
    Not sure what this line is in reference too, creating depth and dimension in any composition is a fundamental element...
  40. Re: Thoughts on composition, learning from Ansel Adams

    Writing and talking about photography on a computer is relatively easy, bringing prints to life is quite another. If your interest is truly gaining inspiration why not make, prepare and present...
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