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    Re: How Many Pros use LF?

    You have to take into consideration LF revenue sources from workshops, individual consulting, and as trip leaders to best areas, which eclipsed print sales pre-covid per two of my friends who...
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    Re: How Many Pros use LF?

    Noticeably missing in definition of commercial LF is landscape category. I wonder if this is intentional.

    From websites, it appears that fine art LF photogs, John Sexton, Rodney Lough Jr, Michael...
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    Re: Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    P.S. I am reminded of both Stella Johnson and Sebastiao Salgado, for example, both of whom used Leicas and would stop down the lens well into diffraction territory to get as much in focus as...
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    Re: Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    I have many 30x40 prints from various commercial scans, and the detail and quality output with apertures between f32 nd f45 is incredible, assuming I have implemented proper technique otherwise....
  5. Re: Forum large scale project - one stop source of historic lf photographers

    ... oh but isn't it about the journey of discovery and learning about previously unknown image makers, grasshopper. So the project finds footing with new finds and those unheralded "masters". I could...
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    Re: Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    Plane of focus diagonal from just below top of fence to just below top of Conifer in the distance (not the clouds). A small amount of left swing might help as well. With a 150mm my guess is f32...
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    Re: Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    To maximize DOF in any LF image, I was taught as follows:

    1. Visualize the end product (image) you are seeking
    2. Choose a lens which provides an appropriate Angle of View
    3. For typical...
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    Great stuff. The 2021 image selection is mostly outstanding.

    Thank you for this.
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    Benjamin, no doubt that the photographer's "vernacular" is discovered with the publication of their book(s): motifs, intentions, style, ethos, technique, become associated with that image maker.
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    Benjamin, your thoughtful response brings to mind the pile of photobooks that sit on my shelf accumulating dust (mostly). Salgado, Gibson, McCurry, Dykinga, Porter and others I will pick up from time...
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    All valid points.

    Having lots of great images accessible in one spot would get me through a trip to Mars (with a lot of valium or sedative).

    Convincing Musk to allow 8x10 (or larger) film...
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    Good, well is anyone willing to provide an initial list of say 100 (let's think beyond US borders as well), country (this is tough as many cross borders or lived in multiple countries) and with each...
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    So historic content should be about events and not individuals who had an impact - I wasn't expecting a "counter culture" response, but it is trending (or at least was).
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    The history of LF photographers is mostly fractured on-line with frequently limited image samples of prominent (and lesser known) greats. The quality of images is in some cases questionable (i.e....
  15. Re: Finding tripods for Large Format is kinda hard (daunting)? Favorite LF tripod?

    Suggest series 3 Gitzo (aluminum or carbon, can be 3 or 4 leg sections) with 1570 Magnesium head should work very well up t0 5x7. This may be suitable for 8x10 given weight and sturdiness, but I have...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Very beautiful tones and perfect angle of approach of the subject. Are we seeing fog in the background, bokeh from careful use of aperture, or wind, or all of the above. What aperture was used?
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  17. Poll: Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    Also Waters Edge Page 352.

    I don't know if Joe O'Hara is still active, but he has some very fine work from several spots in the pines, I believe Whitesbog in particular. You might PM him for good...
  18. Poll: Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    Waters Edge pages 290-291.
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    Alan,

    I have spent hundreds of hours traversing and photographing the NJ Pines over the years, in some cases leading photo trips there. Some of my favorite spots are Bryndon Byrne (Lebanon State...
  20. Poll: Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    Please permit me to add one more notable and seemingly omnipresent nemesis, the _reeking WIND!!!! I am not one to disgrace myself with use of foul language, but I tend to “let ‘er rip” like some...
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    Re: Just Leaves

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    This was taken in a remote section of NW New Jersey in an area famous for rare wildflowers which require a limestone (basic PH) environment. Fringed Gentians were found in season there, but...
  22. Poll: Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    Two other things come to mind: 1. Fear of losing footing (now approaching 70) while climbing boulders to get "the shot". I had two falls, one in the Adirondacks with my 4x5 gear which caused a...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Hi. This was taken in the vicinity of the Stony Brook Watershed land grant and organic farm. Quite a number of fallow fields there, though this was on private land. The nearby Mercer County Park...
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    Re: post your trees!

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    Spring Maple Trees in Flower and Sedges, Central NJ near Princeton

    Velvia 50, Nikkor 150MM-W, Polarized Filter
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

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    Tulip Poplar Flowers On Diabase (after rain)
    Sourland Mountain, Central NJ

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    Coneflowers, MCCP Central NJ

    Getting all flower heads in focus using front and rear tilt took a...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Glad this came to some clarity. Thank you all.

    So I guess my ultimate point was, does anyone use rear tilt for creative departure, that is, for other than DOF management? Rear tilt backward from...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Call me what you want, but there is an intrinsic need for some subscribers to learn and I am simply trying to keep the dialogue clear, accurate and open minded. There is inherent distortion in rear...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Corran,

    I don't believe I asked you for your input on this, nor am I aware of any prior "argument". Obviously if the rear backward tilt brings the film plane perpendicular to the ground, than it's...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    "...backward base tilt on the back (similar to forward front tilt, except for little field displacement vs. front tilt)"

    Nice dune image John Layton. Just curious if you would have preferred the...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    210654 Nikkor 150MM F5.6W Velvia 50

    210655 ditto

    Adirondacks images, ala Porter. Both along Route 73 NYS

    Creation Bear, agree that Porter sought tight comps - something to learn from. His...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    H20 - No dog or fight for me, no offense from the "critique" by Barrister and Creation Bear - in fact quite the contrary. Sharing of ideas and approaches should be embraced, no? Obtaining good LF...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Michael,

    To incorporate a fair portion of the yellow foliage in an horizontal, I would have to moved back considerably, perhaps losing the salient aspects of this view, or change to a 75/65MM...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Quote Originally Posted by Barrister View Post
    For view camera work - unless depth of field is severely limited (8x10 with a long lens) it's always best to minimize the use of movements. It can get...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Creation Bear,

    Thanks. I gather you mean to increase contrast a bit. Easily done and I will experiment.

    Traversing a hillside of these diabase boulders was precarious, but worth the risk I...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Michael and Gabe, thank you for your comments. Since I do not post to another website, I don't have a way to make the image larger, at least as far as I know (please correct me if I am wrong). It is...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    210587 Nikkor 90MM f8 Ekatchrome

    A simple field image of Milkweed and Broomsedge

    210588 Nikkor 150MM f5.6W Velvia 50 - 2 Minute Exposure

    Sourland Mountain, Central NJ "Devil's Half Acre"
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    210586 Nikkor 90MM f8, Velvia 50, 60 second exposure

    Black River, Hacklebarney State Park, NJ.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    210585 Nikkor 90Mm F8, Velvia 50

    False Foxglove at Sunset (Fallow Field), Mercer County Park West, Central NJ
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    210583 Nikkor 90MM F8. Velvia 50 Epson 700 Epson Scan SW
    Black Eyed Susan in Fallow Field @ Sunset, Mercer County Park, Central NJ


    210584 Nikkor 150MM F5.6W Ektachrome 100

    Tickseed...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

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    Sourland Stream and Diabase

    From a book project of the Sourland Mountain, NJ.

    Nikkor 150w

    Ektachrome 100
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