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  1. Re: Very neat artice by the New Yorker on Thomas Joshua Cooper

    When you look on Amazon for books by TJC, you find a lot of monographs for someone accused of feeding the New Yorker writer a lot of BS. I'm not familiar with his work (other than images I have now...
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    Re: What Makes a sellable photograph?

    Based on the prints I buy at arts fairs, one primary driver is that the picture should NOT generate an "Oh, I can do that on my iPhone" response. So that means for me it should either be an image...
  3. Re: Lightest & Most Compact Tripod for Wista 45SP that is Also Reasonably Priced?

    In my bicycle racing days the saying was “light, cheap, strong; you can have any two of three.” This also applies to tripods and heads. I went for light and strong, and for traveling or the lightest...
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    Re: Pyrocat-HD Sudden Death!

    Getting ready to order chemicals to mix HDC from scratch, and wondered about the shelf life of the raw chemicals. Sourcing the minimum quantities of everything but the glycol from Photo Formulary,...
  5. Thread: DeVere 504

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    Re: DeVere 504

    I can't speak to the automation question, since my 504 is an older manual model. First suggestion is to contact http://odyssey-sales.co.uk who are the major DeVere source in the U.K., where the 504s...
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    Re: photographer's name?

    Alan, Tillman is working entirely in digital these days, per his newsletters. While he advertises that his workshops are open to all formats, I suggest you contact Tillman directly if your own...
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    Re: San Francisco - Monterey 10 Days

    horstenj, Thanks for your suggestions, I've added these galleries to my "things to do" list; they sound wonderful, but I also have to balance my interests with my wife's, so it's hard to say which we...
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    Re: Pyrocat-HD Sudden Death!

    Is there a good website with the formula and mixing directions for HDC? Unless I missed it, there is none on Sandy's site. Also, the two "unusual" chemicals are ascorbic acid and glycol. Where do you...
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    Re: Pyrocat-HD Sudden Death!

    I guess the lesson for those of us who develop more intermittently is to expose a couple of sheets for test developing, before developing anything hard or impossible to replace. I plan on doing this...
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    Re: Problem with Pyrocat HD from PF

    Question: It appears that all of the problems with Pyrocat from PF are with the wet 2-bottle sets. Have there been any problems with the dry kits? I have never had a problem with either PMK or...
  11. Re: Your Best Photograph from the Previous Month - Critique and Discussion Encouraged

    Steve, I would say this is a "nice" image but not a "best" image, a technically well-executed photo of a scene which we have seen numerous times before. Eliot Porter comes to mind, which is obviously...
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    Re: In the Footsteps of Atget

    A wonderful thread, both the original concept, the old & new images, and your own commentary! Looking forward to more!
  13. Thread: Ruins

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    Re: Ruins

    Kerosene Hat, Thanks for the Anasazi ruins, one of my favorite subjects. I'm more attracted to your "Pueblo Ruins" because I've seen similar images of "House on Fire," but your Chaco image is more...
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    Re: how to notch film holder

    Because no one else has mentioned it, another approach, rather than cutting notches is to drill small holes in the rebate. Accomplishes the same purpose, and all you need is a small drill bit for the...
  15. Re: Learning about environmental portraiture - which photographers should I study?

    In our own forum, on the most recent page of "In Praise of 5x7" in the images thread, look at the posts from Don Dudenbostel, and the group portraits by Tin Can. Those are fine examples of...
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    Re: San Francisco - Monterey 10 Days

    Pepe, the response has been wonderful, far better than expected. So many people have provided detailed suggestions and recommendations, given that most of us only know each other through posts and...
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    Re: San Francisco - Monterey 10 Days

    To everyone who has replied so far: many thanks, you've all been great! Wanted to make sure you know I have been reading all your posts and have been making notes.
    - Bob: The SS Potomac sounds...
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    Re: A visit to an art fair

    My wife and I go to probably 2 or 3 local art/craft fairs each year (there are well curated fairs in Montclair and the Morristown Armory) and like everyone else posting, there is always too much...
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    San Francisco - Monterey 10 Days

    I'll post a question which will make most of you Californians laugh hysterically because any answer involves writing a book! My wife and I (in NJ) are planning a 10-day California trip from the...
  20. Thread: Americana

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    Re: Americana

    Two images of a food truck in Madison, N.J. that I made yesterday around 7PM. I needed to wait until the day's absurd temperatures dropped, and that the cleaning store in whose lot the food truck is...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Ken, Continuing with the discussion from the LF thread, and your "doorway #34," there were actually two themes being explored: intent and emotion. What I see in a number of your images is a distinct...
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    Re: tray developing: which timer?

    I use the same model ZoneVI compensating development timer as Doremus, and taped a small piece of neutral density filter over the read-out, to dim it even more. It is mounted on the wall behind my...
  23. Re: Your Best Photograph from the Previous Month - Critique and Discussion Encouraged

    Steve, I think your images of the garage (#115) and the church on Route 66 (#120) provide an interesting comparison, and make me think of Bernice's critique, that the image should say something about...
  24. Re: Model name of your large format enlarger please

    DeVere 504 with a ZoneVI VC head and ZoneVI compensating enlarger timer. I bought the DeVere chassis about 40 years ago and it’s still good as new.
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    Re: Old Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles

    I have an ambivalent relationship with images of old cars & trucks. On one hand I think they are often pictures we "take" of old vehicles, rather than images we "make" which reflect something about...
  26. Thread: Americana

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    Re: Americana

    A bit unsure where to post this, I decided that Memorial Day decorations count as "Americana." We have a number of similar wreaths near Madison and Florham Park, NJ, this one seemed to have the least...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Stop Bath

    For film, follow the directions for the developer you use. I use pyro developers, PMK and now mostly Pyrocat, and they both recommend a plain water stop, followed by alkaline fixer. For prints, I use...
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    Re: Quick Question Tray Processing

    Are you going to develop the sheets one at a time? If not, you start by dropping them all into a tray with only water so that they don't stick together in the developer. Then transfer them one by one...
  29. Re: Newb question: Store film holders with dark slides in...or out?

    Assume you mean storing empty holders (otherwise of course you need the slides in!). I've always kept them with the slides in, but if they are empty I keep the flaps open so I know they are empty.
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    Re: The Setup and the Shot

    Cameron: I'm curious about how you focus (not meant to sound as dumb at that!) In #8 it looks like you pre-focus on the figurine on the chair, and have enough DOF that when a human subject sits down,...
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    Re: NOOB Question About Starter LF Cameras

    I will second this suggestion. While Sinar Normas are wonderful, they are not that easy to find. My first view camera was a Sinar F, over the years Sinar made minor improvements with the F1 and F2...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Merg, I'm always interested in an artist's thought process. When you made this image, had you seen Harry Callahan's series of weeds, grasses, etc. in snow? The themes look similar, but you have more...
  33. Re: Comparing Currently In-production 4X5 Field Cameras

    Let's try to actually answer what you asked, rather than lots of alternatives. My one 4x5 is a Canham DLC which has been upgraded with the DLC^2 stronger rear standard. Previously I used a Sinar F...
  34. Re: B&W Film Recommendations for Architecture

    You could page through the “Architecture” thread in the “Image Sharing (LF)” sub-forum, many of the posts include the film used. You can see if any look different to you, or what the photographers...
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    Poll: Re: Do you buy photographic prints / art?

    I have some prints from famous photographers as well as prints picked up at craft fairs that appealed to me. They hang on my walls both because I enjoy the images, and also to give me standards...
  36. Re: Lightweight Tripod for Large Format Recommendations

    My own "lightweight" CF tripod is a Gitzo 2-series for my Canham DLC 4x5, so the 1-series may be a bit less stable than you want as an "only" tripod. But my travel tripod is an FLM Traveler, which is...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Tuco, I’ll be the reverse of the “other Peter,” I started with a congratulations on your lighthouse shot, and then opened this one, excellent as well. You have this “twilight thing” nailed!
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    Re: post your Architecture photographs!

    Tuco, beautiful balance of light and twilight in your lighthouse shot. Well done!
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    Re: Greetings from Houston

    Bill, glad to meet you “virtually.” I think I speak for many of my age contemporaries (old!) when I say we love having young people pick up the LF that we love, and will be happy to help in any way...
  40. Re: My father's Clarinet teacher & Edward Weston

    Ken, I find it interesting that you post this, because of all the photographers who post images on this site, I recognize yours instantly because of your control of tonal values. Even with images...
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