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    Re: Post Your Photos Made At Close Distance

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  2. Re: I need a new person to service large format lenses

    Hello Gene,

    Carol Flutot gets good reviews. May be a bit of a wait.

    (scroll down to #3)

    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?162415-Flutots-Shutter-Repair

    Sorry to...
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    Re: Edward Weston

    Edward Weston, an alumnus of the Illinois College of Photography, was born on this date in 1886.
  4. Re: Designing a studio space for natural light portraiture

    Ah, thank you for posting the book link. I now have a better understanding of what Monty has in mind.
  5. Re: Is it possible to practice the art of "seeing"?

    I, too. Thank you, Doremus.

    Best,

    Merg
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Terrific! Well seen, Roger.

    Best,
    Merg
  7. Re: Designing a studio space for natural light portraiture

    Sounds wonderful, Monty; you are going to have a lot of fun!

    I'm also a fan of natural light for a studio. Have you considered including skylights?

    Looking forward to hearing the progress of...
  8. Re: Is it possible to practice the art of "seeing"?

    An essay addressing this subject, written by Edward Weston almost eighty years ago, is pertinent today.

    "Seeing Photographically" by Edward Weston 1943
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    Re: Toyo 45A wont close

    In the #3rd original photo the bellows appear to being pinched. Just maybe?
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    Re: post your urban landscapes

    BART Construction, Oakland, CA 1968

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    Re: Toyo 45A wont close

    Yes!
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    Re: Toyo 45A wont close

    I'm guessing the problem is with the bellows fold. Can you remove the back and check the fold?
  13. Thread: Abstracts

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    Re: Abstracts

    You are absolutely right, Alan. I wouldn't trade the one day there in 2006 for the ninety days in '63.

    Hope you are keeping well, and safe.

    Best,
    Merg
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    Re: Ansel Adams' portrait of tragedy

    Edward Weston never owned property in Carmel Valley, nor did he have a portrait studio in Monterey. The Wildcat Hill property in the Carmel Highlands was deeded to him by Charis after their divorce....
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    Re: Abstracts

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    Re: Abstracts

    Thanks Dugan, and Michael -

    Drafted in 1963, my infantry training was at Fort Ord. The base was closed in 1994, and I returned in 2006, making this photograph from inside the old base laundry...
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    Re: Ansel Adams' portrait of tragedy

    Interest to me, David. I was working as a photographer on the UC Campus during the period you mention, and later. I was hired in 1961 as staff photographer and lab technician in the Graphic Arts...
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    Re: how large (or small) are your prints?

    Contact print 4x5 and 8x10. Enlargements nominal 8x10 to 16x20, depending on image. Small prints can be powerful!
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    Re: Abstracts

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    Sphere, Sculpture by Arnaldo Pomodoro
    UC Campus, Berkeley, CA 1970

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    Re: Rocks and stones

    Rock Pattern, Point Lobos, CA 1962
    Agfa 8x10, TR 12", Cronar Press, D-16

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    Re: Yosemite Renaissance 36

    Beautifully done in every way, Jim. I am always impressed with your passion, and where it takes you. Congratulations!

    Best,
    Merg
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Thank you, Graham, Gregg, and Pat.

    Sometimes less is more.

    Best,
    Merg
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    Re: Contact Prints Without Enlarger?

    Agree. Also, it would make dodging and burning difficult, unless you are making only straight prints. Small contact prints can be real gems!
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    Re: Contact Prints Without Enlarger?

    As Peter says, contrast of your contact prints will be varied by using graded paper. Lodima and the old Azo are graded papers, as in numbers #1 to #4, or similar. Higher the number, greater the...
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    Re: Contact Prints Without Enlarger?

    An old thread, still relevant:

    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?48264-light-source-for-contact-printing
  27. Re: Carl Chiarenza retrospective exhibit, Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY - Feb.-June,

    Just received the aforementioned book accompanying the exhibition. Nicely done, a must for Carl's fans. Available at the museum store or through Amazon.
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    Re: Still Life, 2021

    Yes Mark, North facing window light. FP4+, 10 sec., f:32, G filter. Thanks.
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    Still Life, 2021

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    Re: threading the needle

    Always a good question. Along similar lines, asked on this forum a number of years ago:
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    Re: Post your churches

    Thanks Alan, always good to hear from you. Haha, those years as an architectural photographer are fond memories, working with creative individuals.

    Best,
    Merg
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    Re: Post your churches

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  34. Re: Carl Chiarenza retrospective exhibit, Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY - Feb.-June,

    Hope you get to see the exhibit, Renato. Should be a real treat! A 75 page catalog (book?) will be available at the museum store, and later in the month at Amazon.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Also my first impression, Jackson Pollock. Very well seen and captured. Congratulations, lassethomas.
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    Re: Photography of Carl. Chiarenza

    As an update, for those subscribed to this thread and missed the announcement of Carl's retrospective at the Eastman Museum, take note: https://www.eastman.org/carl-chiarenza-journey-unknown
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  37. Carl Chiarenza retrospective exhibit, Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY - Feb.-June, 2021

    https://www.eastman.org/carl-chiarenza-journey-unknown
  38. Re: Best way to ensure appropriate DoF in interior shots?

    Brings back the nightmare memories of mixed source lighting and CC filters.
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    Re: Around the house?

    Nicely done, Philip. Strand and Walter might agree.

    Best,
    Merg
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    Re: Kodak Kodabromide G2 VS F2

    As noted, letter is for surface, number is for grade. Kodabromide was available in grades 2 to 5. I used the DW for my commercial work in the 60's to 80's due to availability. Works well in Dektol, a...
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