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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Tobias,

    I like the vertical composition best. Keep at it.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Austin, Your repeated trips through this area have paid off with another terrific composition. Congratulations.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    The 1955 Ariel Square Four is at once squat and chunky, but with pleasing roundness. Do you feel it?

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51078620828_23aefcff50_b.jpgAriel R2N7 LFF by John Olsen,...
  4. Re: Strobes, Lighting, Metering, and Digital 'Polaroids'

    The ringflash is attractive but I think the 6" depth would make it hard to get the camera lens close enough. What might be more flexible would be a fiber optic bundled light source. AmScope makes one...
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    Re: Ethiopian Journey

    Me too! Make a book of this, please.
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    Re: RF strobe sync today???

    Pocket Wizards work well. Get trigger cables with jack to household (for your Speedo 2403), and PC to jack (Hasselblad to Pocket Wizard), and maybe PC to PC (camera to battery powered lights), and...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Finding more beautiful bikes again: 1947 Vincent HRD Rapide (Series B). 80mm lens with TriX and studio lights. Scanned from print.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    This is the kind of image that is easy to walk by and not see. A nice composition and well done.
  9. Re: Is it possible to practice the art of "seeing"?

    Thanks Doremus, for the fine essay.

    I hike with a viewing filter and compass to select scenes and to choose the lens/film and time of day for my return. By not having the obligation to take a shot...
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    Re: Large Format Macro Images

    Iga, Very interesting - what is it? What was the magnification factor? You're setting a new standard, I think.
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    Re: Large Format Macro Images

    Thanks, let's see yours too. Tiny blossom season is upon us.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    The sunlight on the walkway really holds the image together. Either very lucky or very clever of you.
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    Re: Large Format Macro Images

    Heroique pointed out that this thread has been dormant for ten years; I thought I'd bump it with an image from a "boredom session" last year. This is a strawberry blossom shot on TriX with a 50mm...
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    Re: online metal print services

    I've used Bay Photo twice, once for a digital color image and once for a scan from B&W film. The color one came out with deep saturation and correct color. The B&W had good, solid blacks and did not...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Really interesting!
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Don't put that on Facebook or the Gong An will be after you. Nice texture, though.
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Thanks. It didn't make me dizzy when I was there, but kind of shocked when I pulled it out of the tray yesterday. Glad you liked it.
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    The "Blizzard of '21" left ice and snow in the woods. Here's "32nd Street Swamp" from the Anacortes City Forest. Shot with TriX in my old Calumet field view with yellow filter, and scanned from...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Coran,

    Your wife must be a saint. Does she carry your tripod too? (Nice shot too.)
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    Re: Photographs of Historic Buildings

    What a nice series! You've found a great theme to work on.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    An endangered species, it is. But as usual some jerk has stolen the phonebook.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Until then I'm rooting around in local garages and getting lucky. Here's a restored '57 Ariel VH 500 single. 80mm with yellow filter and TriX400. Scanned from print.
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    Re: Lake Baikal in the Winter

    I would think that gloves suitable for this expedition would be too bulky for the usual controls. Can you get oversize knobs for your controls? Or glue larger diameter caps on the existing knobs?...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Martin: Thanks, I've been working with people in the Washington Vintage Motorcycle club recently, as well as previous collections in Germany, Japan and Canada. Your location reminds me of the Nat'l...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    My collection of motorcycle images totally lacked Laverdas, so I did this beautiful 1978 "Zeta" 500. (Actually, doing it was the price for getting access to the really tasty Ariel that was next to...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Dang! I didn't even notice it. I'll have to go back and look in. Perhaps a secret crypt.
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Bobbotron: Nice combination of nature and industry.

    After the "Love Nest" above I found this opportunity just around the corner. Park workers had whacked off a whole hillside of blackberries...
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    Re: Toyo 45A infinity stop question

    It'll be metric. Bite the bullet and get a set - you'll use them all eventually. I can't believe how satisfying it is to have the right tools around the place. Good Luck.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Thanks for the story. These 650 cc singles were generally attached to sidecars or trailers. Funny you should mention "firing at every street light" - that's a common saying associated with these...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Thanks, I've been using Speedotron studio lights mostly - soft boxes for the chrome and spots for the engine detail. Black cloth background and white cloth foreground. I test the lighting with a...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    1959 Panther 650cc single. TriX with yellow filter, 80 mmlens, scanned from print.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50871954512_8f223c7eae_b.jpgPanther A Flkr by John Olsen, on Flickr
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    "Love Nest" 150 mm lens with yellow filter, TriX, scanned from print

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50871757441_7f793b4988_b.jpgLoveNest Flkr by John Olsen, on Flickr
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    Re: post your trees!

    The trees on our bluffs are heroic in their resistance to the wind. TriX with red filter, 150 mm lens, scanned from print.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Thanks, this has been a long-running project. I've got another garage visit set for Saturday, fresh developer mixed and waiting!
  35. Re: Scouting locations close to home can be fun!

    I'm getting desperate too. Today I tested composition and interior lighting for a shot that I really couldn't do with the 4x5 because of gusty winds. I wanted to figure out the balance between my...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Here's my last one from the MotoGuzzi shoot. 80mm lens with 8mm extension, TriX film, scanned from print.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50772661357_131ff64631_b.jpgR2N9 Flkr by John Olsen,...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Here's the other side of that fine '37 Moto Guzzi that I posted earlier. (You were waiting weren't you?) The old Guzzis had beautiful shift linkages, I think. 80mm lens, red filter, TriX film and...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Are you shooting this at f3.5? It looks like you're actually stopping drops in the air! Very interesting.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    The vintage motorcycle scene has been pretty much shut done since March, but I got a private shooting opportunity just before Xmas. This is a 1937-48 Moto Guzzi 500 in running shape. 80 mm 'Blad lens...
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    Re: Correcting Focus When Stacking Filters

    I agree with Jim. The few mm's of filter can't have any effect on your focus as long as they're in front of your lens. It's just too many surfaces and too many chances for slight uncleanness to build...
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