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    Re: Damn stripes on my negatives

    Harley,

    If this happens with just one holder OR just one type of holder then that points directly to a holder light leak. If it happens with different types of holder then that means it happens...
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    Re: Cruising fer snaps

    Kevin,

    You could perhaps take some inspiration (or at least pick up a few ideas) from Brooks Jensen's podcast series "Structure in the Creative Life" - the first of which is here. The rest of the...
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    Re: Large Format Interiors

    I've been away from here for a while playing with some digital stuff. But it's refreshing to look in here again.
    This is an excellent topic for a thread. I've done lots of interiors but this one is...
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    Re: Tree Bark (& tree skin)

    Here's one from several years ago:


    Old Ash Tree - Woodworm

    http://www.virtuallygrey.co.uk/files/9311/0344woodworm.jpg
  5. Re: For UK members: Process Supplies, London

    Over the years I've bought film and chemicals from them in their store in Mount Pleasant and by phone for delivery - all without problem. But not recently enough to say there's no problem now.
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    Re: post your trees!

    A foggy avenue of trees in my local park. Taken in November 2010 but only just finished.


    http://www.virtuallygrey.co.uk/files/9311/2430avenueinfo.jpg

    Foggy Avenue
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    Re: Post your churches

    Here's a memorial plaque to Henricus Aldrich on wall of the nave of Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford. It's not the first skull and wings I've come across. Presumably it's to indicate that because...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    I just took a look back at the start of this topic/thread. It was almost 3 years and over 4000 posts ago. The guy (eddo123) started it at the outset of his LF adventure asking for images to wet his...
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    Re: Just Leaves

    Struan,
    Thanks for your perceptive comments. They helped me understand the image better and my discomfort with it. My reworked version (below) in part addresses your observations by reducing the...
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    Re: What did you compose at Water’s Edge?

    Not so much about the water - but it's certainly at the water's edge.


    http://www.virtuallygrey.co.uk/files/9311/2504boxcanyonstaircaseouray1.jpg

    Staircase - Box Canyon Falls - Ouray
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    Re: Just Leaves

    Taken a couple of weeks ago in my garden. It's a bit stark, perhaps that's the point? Comments welcome as it's an image I'm not too sure about ...

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    Re: Blurb Books Quality

    I made two Blurb books recently, an 8x10 softback and a 12x12 hardback. Both were printed on their Proline Pearl Photopaper. Both more than met my reasonably high expectations for such a book,...
  13. Re: Things You Never Thought You'd Learn from Large Format Photography

    Whenever there's a dog on the loose, beware. Occasionally one sees my open camera bag lying on the ground as an invitation to mark it as its territory, and one is too many!
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    Re: Double sided tape for long exposures

    I've posted the results here - two good :) i.e. film didn't move, but the third displays all of the problems of moving film :mad:
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    Re: Post your long exposures here

    http://www.virtuallygrey.co.uk/files/9311/startrailscanyonlandsn.jpg

    Images A, B and C are my first attempt at star trails. They were taken on perfectly clear consecutive nights around new moon...
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    Re: Double sided tape for long exposures

    Two weeks ago I made three 8.5 hour exposures of star trails in Canyonlands NP - my first. I didn't consider the matter raised here. :(
    I'm just about to develop the film so I'll find out shortly...
  17. Re: My book, Primordial: 2010, has been nominated for a PBN People's Choice Award

    You got my vote too Richard. Great subject which, as you say in the book's intro, doesn't lend itself too readily to LF.
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    Re: Lenswork Magazine

    For me it's the the best image magazine by far. I subscribed to the print version for some years then moved to the Extended CD/DVD version 35 issues ago. On a good monitor the Extended version is...
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    Re: A good backpack for a 4x5 field camera?

    Tamrac Expedition 8x - it carries my Chamonix 5x4, 4 lenses, 10 double film holders, meter, filters, etc, etc. Velcro partitions can adjust to your needs. Tripod straps on in the middle of the back...
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    Re: Epson Pro 4800 Printer

    Good to hear. If wouldn't like it to have to be 'retired' because of ink unavailability whilst otherwise still able to print problem free. Fingers crossed for several more trouble free years. If I...
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    Re: Epson Pro 4800 Printer

    I've owned and used regularly (and frequently) my 4800 from new over 6 years ago.

    Trouble free, and almost clog free - minor ones only easily cleared.

    The only down side is the expensive Epson...
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    Re: The TALLEST tripod

    I suggest mounting it on a 'pruning ladder' which is essentially a tripod with steps.
    Or get a ladder brace for use with a simple ladder.
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    Re: What did you compose at Water’s Edge?

    Over the last couple of years I’ve been working on a portfolio of photographs taken along and under the Glamorgan coastline of South Wales. The visits have been well spread out – just four in total....
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    Re: What did you compose at Water’s Edge?

    Gandhi - quite one of the best landscapes I've seen for a good while. Beautiful.
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    Re: Post Your Square LF Images

    I've just taken a look at my finished files and found that I've trimmed 1 in 12 of my images to square. I know that I see a significant proportion of those as square at the time I make the image and...
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    Re: Canyon de Chelly tours

    Same - except that we hired a guide who drove our vehicle.
    That was a good few years ago. I'll be back for a second visit in September.
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    Re: Embossing Prints

    Don,

    I use an embosser. I've copied below my reply to someone else who asked me the same question, which in turn was a reply to another someone else!. As you see, my supplier is here in the UK,...
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    Re: Doors and Doorways

    Good thread idea Ken. I have a few door pictures, some of which pose the old question "Green door, what's that secret you're keeping?".

    The first is a triple doorway at the ruined Tintern Abbey...
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    Re: Interior church shot-need help

    Terry,

    Over the last several years I've taken many church and cathedral interiors as well as other historic buildings with the same inherent subject brightness range challenges. And I have...
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    Scott,
    Mine's sent too. Thanks for picking up on this.
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    Re: Post your churches

    I thought as much. I was there in September 2008 and if I recall correctly The Priory was about to undergo some major restoration works. Did it happen and did they do it well? I hope so. Or am I...
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    Re: Post your churches

    Liam,
    Is that Boxgrove Priory?
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    Re: How Does Kodak Make Film?

    Thanks for posting this Thomas. Brings back all sorts of memories for me - but they are from Ilford, not from Kodak. I worked for Ilford, in Brentwood then in Mobberley between 1974 and 1986. For...
  34. Re: 12 to 14 Photographers Wanted For "Folio Exchange."

    Hello to my fellow ‘Folioers’. My copy of our folio arrived a week ago, seven days after Jim posted it. Compared with 33 days to get mine to Jim, that’s impressive!

    I too would like to thank Jim...
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    Re: About handheld viewfinders

    I suggest my three posts on this thread page
    You'll see my cheapo but very very effective variformat viewing frame. I use it for selecting every shot I make.
    Cost = £0.00 or $0.00 or €0.00.
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    Re: post your trees!

    This was taken about a month ago just prior to sunset in Brittany (NW France) during what was has turned out to be the earliest and mildest spring in parts of NW Europe for many a long year.
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    And a personal courier for mine!
  38. Re: Filters you would not leave home without? => Giving life to the image.

    I am - as well as the effect on some reddish wood. For some rocks and woods it has the effect of increasing the contrast. Obviously blue darkens red, but in the context of the other tones in some...
  39. Re: Filters you would not leave home without? => Giving life to the image.

    All the usuals for B&W but also 47B - deep blue. Without it some rock formations are dead flat. With it they pop. I learned about its use when photographing rock art but found that some rock...
  40. Re: 12 to 14 Photographers Wanted For "Folio Exchange."

    What a relief they've arrived. I was beginning to doubt I'd sent them :)
    I wonder where they spent most of the last of the 33 days? At least I won't have to reprint and reship.
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