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    Clothes iron as tacking iron?

    Been mounting prints with archival linen tape, but I’m just not satisfied with the lack of flatness. I’ve fired up my ancient dry mount press, but I don’t have a tacking iron. Would an old clothes...
  2. Re: Which State is the Best State for Landscape Photographers to Live?

    I now kick myself for not bringing my Wista, which, in hindsight, would not have been that much of a hassle. TSA might have mistaken my Pentax spot meter for a gun, though. And I could have mailed my...
  3. Re: Which State is the Best State for Landscape Photographers to Live?

    I would list Wyoming, but I'm sure the entire state doesn't resemble Grand Teton National Park, which we visited last fall. I was in awe of the Tetons. Sadly, I did not have my view camera on that...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Very nice -- I like the mood.
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Nice work!
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    Re: Tray print washer question

    Jim - excellent idea! I’ll try the Ilford method. For 8x10s, I’m thinking an 11x14 tray would be big enough?
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    Re: Tray print washer question

    Thanks. I suspected that the jets in those trays wouldn’t keep keep prints separated. I guess they’re nice for one print, though.
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    Tray print washer question

    I've been eyeing tray-based print washers, since they're much less expensive than the upright models that separate the prints. Anyone use these? It seems to me that unless you're washing just one...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Quite nice!
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Lovely shot, Reinhold. I like that format.
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    Re: Photographs of Windows

    Yes, that's a wonderful image. Well done!
  12. Thread: Americana

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    Re: Americana

    Thank you, sir!
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    Re: post your Architecture photographs!

    203370

    My take on the Santa Barbara Mission. Shot around 1983 or 84. Tri-X with a 90mm lens.
  14. Re: An imagined LED enlarger light source for 4x5 -- NEW INFO FOR TECHNICIANS

    Philip,
    Thank you. I’m not good at the building things either, which is why the Intrepid enlarging kit might be the ticket. Not sure which enlarger you have, but it looks to me as if the Intrepid...
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    Re: Photographs of Windows

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49845503842_39335686bb_o.jpg
    Carrer del Berlinès, Barcelona by Pau Martín, on Flickr

    Reviving this old thread.




    Beautiful!
  16. Re: An imagined LED enlarger light source for 4x5 -- NEW INFO FOR TECHNICIANS

    Well, maybe my brain has atrophied during this pandemic isolation, but it sure looks as if it could be adapted. But I’ve been wrong many times before, and no doubt I’m wrong about this, too.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    I like that, Bryan.
  18. Re: An imagined LED enlarger light source for 4x5 -- NEW INFO FOR TECHNICIANS

    I’m gonna sound like a broken record, but as I’ve posted before, I still think that the Intrepid Camera Company’s LED enlarger kit could be made to work on an Omega D2. The light source is big enough...
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    Fun and frustration on a Saturday afternoon... Turned out well in the end.

    White Clematis 8x10 Macro

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    That is very nice!
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    Re: Fixer- sediment layer on bottom?

    I can attest to the brown Dektol. Bought some new a few months ago, and when mixed, it was very brown, as if it was no longer good. But the prints are fine.
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    Great work, Don!
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    Re: Route 66 in the 1950's (also an obituary)

    Those are amazing! I wonder if he did use flash powder for the interiors. Or maybe flash bulbs?
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    Re: Rodinol to D 23

    I keep my D23 mixed as a ready-to-use solution in a brown bottle. Since I’m not a prolific shooter, I may only have a few sheets to develop at any one time. It makes no sense for me to dump a liter...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    That's very nice.
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    Re: Fred Picker

    The 210mm was my first lens. It came as a package with a Calumet monorail kit that I bought in the early 80s. I still use that lens, and I still have the camera, too, although it’s in the attic. I...
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    Re: Fred Picker

    All, do you think Fred Picker would have embraced digital photography?
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    Re: Fred Picker

    Thanks for all the replies. Makes me wish I could travel back in time and sign up for one of his workshops. I just remembered that I have a Zone VI artifact — it’s a Zone VI film holder belt. I used...
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    Fred Picker

    I'm rereading Fred Picker's Zone VI Workshop book and find it highly educational and inspirational. Did anyone on the forum know Mr. Picker or take one of his workshops? What was he like, and what...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    That’s a beautiful scene.
  30. Re: 8x10 film dev - what do you use as a process?

    Tray processing. Once you get used to it, it’s fine. As someone else suggested, practice with some dummy sheets. You must be in total darkness, of course, but that’s never bothered me. It’s a zen...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    I would definitely like to visit there some time — post pandemic.
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    Re: Split grade printing question

    Well said.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Beautiful!
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    Re: Split grade printing question

    Can’t wait to apply my usual half-assed approach to darkroom science to delve into these mysteries of blue, green, yellow and magenta! I just wish my ancient D2 had a clarity slider adjustment.
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    Re: Split grade printing question

    Doremus,
    I had the same thought and am glad you feel the same.
    Ben
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    Re: Split grade printing question

    Thank you, Steve. I'll check out your You Tube videos. I have the really old Aristo cold light head, not the newer V54. I'll play around with some filters and see what happens. Thanks to everyone for...
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    Re: Split grade printing question

    Steve,
    Thanks for the link to your article. I don’t understand the use of green and blue filtration. What kind of enlarger light are you using? I’ve always used yellow filters for low contrast and...
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    Re: Split grade printing question

    Thanks - my old cold light head delivers high contrast on VC paper. I’m thinking I could use that to my advantage on certain negatives, in conjunction with yellow filtration.
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    Split grade printing question

    I've been reading online and watching You Tube videos about split-grade printing. I've always strived to scale my negatives to print on Grade 2 paper, but since graded papers have gone the way of the...
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    Re: Yellow filter for cold light question

    Thanks everyone, and Chris thanks for the detailed graphs and info. I called the Light Sources company (light-sources.com), and they have some V54 tubes (the ones that work with contrast filters) for...
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