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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    There's no such thing as bad weather for photography! Very nice.
  2. Thread: Grass

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    Re: Grass

    https://www.josephoharaphotography.com/img/s/v-10/p2262326072-5.jpg
    Deep Run

    Mostly grass, with a few cranberries and some foxtail moss (Lycopodiella).
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    Re: Mounting without a press?

    Another method, which I used before I started dry-mounting, is to use self-adhesive acrylic mounting corners. They are available from Archival Methods and others. You will need to leave some margin...
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    Re: Interesting article on lens design

    Tin Can: That looks like a real antique-- the Dumont that I grew up with would look modern next to it. Do you recall the brand?

    By the time I was in double digits, the Dumont was down as much as...
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    Re: Turn The Page

    I didn't realize it was wet plate. I am doubly impressed now!
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    Re: Turn The Page

    Very nice. I like the tonality and the impression of light.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    I have to agree, you really nailed it, Beano_z. Beautiful.
  8. Re: Post your critters & plants under the macro lens

    Nice! I don't think I would have seen the thread without the hint.

    I find spiders strange and fascinating, though I've not yet succeeded in making my wife a fan. Pretty soon it will be warm enough...
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    Re: Post your (intimate) woodland scenes

    Thanks, and likewise.

    Pinecones, now those are very familiar to folks around here.
  10. Re: F-stop Mountain Series Lotus Backpack Review

    BTW I inquired to f-stop directly in connection with my question above, and according to their support person, velcro separators will not stick to the interior of the Lotus bag. So that means you're...
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    Re: Post your (intimate) woodland scenes

    Thanks, Ben.
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    Re: Post your (intimate) woodland scenes

    I just came across this negative from 2014. I'm not sure why I set it aside at the time.

    https://www.josephoharaphotography.com/img/s/v-10/p2160579608-5.jpg

    Batsto
  13. Re: F-stop Mountain Series Lotus Backpack Review

    Thanks for your helpful review, giganova. I'm looking at the Lotus as a possible replacement for my f/64 backpack which has been with me since 2008 and looks it. Regarding the interior, will the...
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    Re: how large (or small) are your prints?

    I make mostly nominal 11x14 prints from 4x5 negatives. I could go as big as 16x20 in my darkroom but haven't had the occasion to undergo the expense and nuisance factor of doing so.

    I've...
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    Re: TT Camera and lens

    Sure are purdy.
  16. Re: B/W film & B/W chems - What's in your darkroom?

    Oh yes-- and Photo Flo. I use a disposable 2 cc pipette to drip into the final rise tray.
  17. Re: B/W film & B/W chems - What's in your darkroom?

    TMax 400, D-23, WD2H (occasionally), TF-3, citric acid for stop. D-72, benzotriazole, potassium ferricyanide, Kodak Rapid Selenium Toner.
  18. Re: Lens storage and carry - stupid but practical question

    Thanks for your remarks on my website. The pictures you refer to are from what used to be called Lebanon State Forest (now Brendan T. Byrne State Forest) in the Pinelands of South Jersey. I kept the...
  19. Re: Lens storage and carry - stupid but practical question

    I keep mine in the cloth lens wraps with the velcro closures you used to be able to get from Calument, on the lensboards, caps on, with a shutter release on each one. Always in the camera bag ready...
  20. Thread: D 23 Users

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    Re: D 23 Users

    I use D-23 at 1-1 with TMax 400 in the Jobo tank. I use 100 ml of D-23 stock and 100 ml of distilled water for each sheet of 4x5 film, and discard it after one use. That way I don't have to figure...
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    Re: threading the needle

    Actually I have a recording of that on vinyl. I'm not sure I ever got through the first side, but maybe it's due for another try, it's been a while. (I may even attempt to play my LP of Pierrot...
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    Re: threading the needle

    Corran-- I was just teasing, of course. I heard the "organized sound" definition when I was in school, too. Hard to argue with that!

    My definition of what we value in music, or art of any kind...
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    Re: threading the needle

    At the risk of getting this whole thread moved to The Lounge, I'll relate a story about a friend of mine from many years ago. He was studying composition in school, and I was early in my exploration...
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    Re: threading the needle

    No love here for Shostakovitch? Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk is a favorite of mine. Despite the libretto's rather grotesque subject matter, it has a great deal of really beautiful music in it.

    Though I...
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    Re: threading the needle

    Wow, you're retired? When we met up that time in Ashland you seemed so much younger than me!

    I vote with those who say follow your heart, do your best work without compromise, and the audience,...
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    Re: Droopy rear standard on Ebony camera?

    It is possible (even necessary, with humidity changes) to tighten or loosen the fit between the rails on this camera. If you feel that there is any excess play between
    the front and back rails,...
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    Re: Hello from Heidelberg

    Hi Christoph, I visited Heidelberg in 2001 at the tail end of a business trip-- it was August, so there were not a lot of people in town. Very charming and walk-able city.

    We didn't visit every...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Very nice! I've never been to Manasquan though it's not so far from where I live.
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    Re: Forum Growth.....or not?

    My favorite movie of all time. I remember as a kid, watching it at home with my Mother. She would giggle at some of the jokes, which I did not understand at the time.

    Like Casablanca, one that...
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    Re: The art of printmaking

    I would suggest that the best course for you, once the techniques are "under your fingers", is simply to make a lot of prints. You will eventually learn what to pull out of your bag of tricks in a...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Very nice!
  32. Re: Wet plate on Astronomy Picture of the Day

    Telescope with a tracking motor. With the right telescope mount, only one axis of rotation is needed.
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    Re: Metering Technique...any problems here?

    Drew, I think it depends on things like what developer you use and how you "rate" the film. For me, placing shadows on Zone III and using box speed ISO results in anemic density there that is hard to...
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    Re: Metering Technique...any problems here?

    Agreed with the above that the middle tones and highlights will pretty much take care of themselves if the exposure is set correctly for the shadow areas, if one is using modern film (e.g. Ilford,...
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    Re: What are these annoying blemishes?

    I was plagued by spots like this at one time. The cause was dust on the unexposed film, whether from the factory or my film holders, I cannot say. If one makes darkroom prints where the PS clone...
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    Re: post your trees!

    That's a helluva picture, Vaughn. Beautiful.
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    Re: Anyone use a hat?

    Yes. Most lenses have image circles far larger than the film area. All that extra image circle is illuminating the inside of your camera and bellows and fogging your shadows. Even if it's cloudy. You...
  38. Re: Super Chromega D Lamphouse Dichroic grade filter questions

    The idea is that you can vary the contrast by using only Y or M but the exposure to keep middle gray the same will change. So I always use the two-filter method, using the values that Ilford provides...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Alas, how true!

    Well, at least we know them when we see them.
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Two photographs at a pond by the Batona Trail, near the small pinelands town of Chatsworth. Drizzle and clearing weather were about equally balanced that day.

    The first, while I had the camera set...
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