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    Re: Morning at the golf course

    Photo is awesome. Love the sprinklers in action. And the course looks amazing. Would love to play there!!

    Monty
  2. Re: Islands in the stream, river, lake, ocean

    I don’t have any to share but these make me want some in portfolio!

    Well done

    Monty
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    Re: RIP Will Dunniway

    Sad news indeed. RIP Will

    Monty
  4. Re: Designing a studio space for natural light portraiture

    In my profession it may not be willingly!!! :o

    Congratulations btw!!!

    Monty
  5. Re: Designing a studio space for natural light portraiture

    Here are some pics/examples of where I hope to be headed. Lots to digest but I am definitely leaning toward the double slant as it is more versatile.

    Monty
  6. Re: Designing a studio space for natural light portraiture

    Thank you for the clarification. That is very helpful, and understandable.

    Monty
  7. Re: Designing a studio space for natural light portraiture

    Needs is an interesting word choice. Is there an issue with the green house glass he chose to use that blocked UV light? It was my understanding via online reading that he chose that path...
  8. Re: Designing a studio space for natural light portraiture

    As an update we met with a builder that specializes in smaller projects and he is excited to be a part of the project. My wife and I still have to crunch the numbers to see if this is the...
  9. Re: Designing a studio space for natural light portraiture

    I’ll be using greenhouse glass to avoid that I hope. There’s research to do there but I must avoid all UV blocking components that comes with modern windows. Sourcing that will be some work but...
  10. Re: Designing a studio space for natural light portraiture

    Thank you William! We have to get out again when you are in and around Asheville again! Hope you are well my friend.

    Monty
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    Re: 4x10 Photography

    Jim that is an excellent photograph
  12. Re: Designing a studio space for natural light portraiture

    Thank you all!! These are excellent leads and resources. I look forward to sharing the journey with everyone. Iíll share thoughts as I go through the resources provided in this thread in the hopes...
  13. Re: Extra Large Negative Printing Questions. Not a photographer...

    You might look for Anton. He is a member here and has built a 20 x 24 inch enlarger that he might be able to use. He lives in Russia and is a fantastic photographer and printer. I have no idea as...
  14. Designing a studio space for natural light portraiture

    I can't quite walk to retirement but I can sure get there by car. Insomuch that I can see it on the horizon, my wife and I are starting to contemplate this new chapter to our lives. Our last goes...
  15. Re: Are Daguerreotype Included in Wet Plate Threads

    That’s how I know how great you are—you made me look presentable in polite company! Hope you and yours are well. I miss getting up to the great northwest!

    Monty
  16. Re: Are Daguerreotype Included in Wet Plate Threads

    Jason is too kind/humble to say it, but he is an unbelievable Daguerreotypist. A talented photographer who doesnít get talked about enough.

    Monty
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    Re: how large (or small) are your prints?

    I contact print and when not shooting wet plate only print in Pt/Pd or Pt/Pd--Gumovers. The sizes range from 10 x 12, 7 x 17 and 20 x 24.

    Monty
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    Re: Who is shooting 20x24 film nowadays?

    Francis

    Both of those are very nice. Great work.

    Monty
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    Re: Who is shooting 20x24 film nowadays?

    It’s true. Bob and I are close friends. The friendship has at its core a love for photography. The fact that I feel like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar when standing next to him is purely coincidental.
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    Re: Who is shooting 20x24 film nowadays?

    I’d be happy to answer specific questions here or off line if you prefer.
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    Re: Who is shooting 20x24 film nowadays?

    As Oren kindly states I shoot 20 x 24. I shoot equal parts film for pt/pd, pt/pd gumovers and wet plate collodion (alumitypes and ambrotypes and the occasional glass negative). Iím a quiet but...
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    Re: Bridges

    Phenomenal
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    Re: Has Number LFF Members here dwindled?

    and the community is lesser for your absence--you always provide insight combined with decency.

    Monty
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    Re: 7x17 Chamonix vs Ritter vs x?

    Oren has as usual hit the nail on the head. I own the Phillips 7 x 17 and it is an absolute joy to work with. Because of that I would endorse the Chamonix through its design similarities to the...
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    Re: Question on 10' darkroom sink.

    Where are you located. I’d be interested in working a deal with you if it’s a reasonable drive for me.

    Monty
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    There have been many excellent potential solutions to the question.

    Fantasy land addition here;

    www.arkonik.com

    Outfitted exactly as you want it. Will go anywhere--so that the old...
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    Re: What's your Go To LF body & lens?

    Landscapes I split 60/40 Phillips 7 x 17 with a 355 G-Claron and Ebony 20 x 24 Schneider 550 XXL.

    Portraits 60/40 Canham 10 x 12 360 Heliar (Wet Plate almost exclusively) and Ebony 20 x 24...
  28. Re: Anyone ever try to make a franken-camera

    Kerry Thalmann made one that was wonderful.

    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?17878-Give-my-creation-LIFE!!!!

    Monty
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    Re: Who Uses 5x12?

    You asked about other pano formats.

    I use 7 x 17 quite a bit and love the ratio to it.

    Monty
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Excellent vision. Love the simplicity and yet volume to the photograph
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    Re: ULF film flatness idea

    Ansel seemed to have survived the catastrophe just fine I would say. As I said earlier we all have to make decisions for our photography for ourselves. For my photography and the way I contact...
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    Re: Show Me Your Night Shots!

    I want that clock! Great photo tuco!
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    Re: ULF film flatness idea

    I've never pursued that with my 20 x 24 work. I just load them up and make the photograph. I've never noticed an issue with that approach. A more discerning eye may be able to prove a counter...
  34. Re: Polaroid 20x24 Cameras and standard films?

    https://www.mocp.org/detail.php?type=related&kv=7359&t=people


    Not sure of every focal length on these portraits and my memory is the resource on the View Camera Article referenced about the 355...
  35. Re: Polaroid 20x24 Cameras and standard films?

    Hugo

    Iím not very technical with my photography. I read an article years ago when I first made the jump to ULF by Ron Wisner in which he described the counter intuitive premise about shorter...
  36. Re: Polaroid 20x24 Cameras and standard films?

    For my 20 x 24 work lens wise I use the Schneider 550 XXL Fine art lens for about 75 percent of the film work with a 1000 mm Germinar (sp) for the rest. Wet plate is the 37 inch Dallmeyer 8D, and a...
  37. Re: 12x20 / 14x17 conversion back for Phillips 11x14 Explorer

    The 12 x 20 is beautiful. I have one of Dick’s 7 x 17 cameras. It is such a beautiful well made camera. I absolutely love it and the format.

    Monty
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    Re: Shot abandonment

    The man bent over his guitar,
    A shearsman of sorts. The day was green.

    They said, "You have a blue guitar,
    You do not play things as they are."

    The man replied, "Things as they are
    Are...
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    Re: Wet Plate image sharing, August 2020

    Nicely done.
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    Re: Wet Plate image sharing, August 2020

    Great!
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