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    Re: post "Something Dead"

    Taken the day of my introduction to large format photography, October, 1953. I took a look around the yard using my father's 4x5 Sanderson wooden camera. B&L 7 inch lens, Isopan film, Pyro. Scan from...
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    Re: Rocks and stones

    Fascinating! The scale is a mystery, takes time to absorb the beauty. Well done!
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    Re: Donald Ross Photography

    Pieter, sorry, I don't have the answer.

    Thanks everyone for your comments. These prints were all from the estate of Dody Weston Thompson. They fall short of showing the breadth of my father's...
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    Re: Donald Ross Photography

    Thank you, all.

    Steve, no plans for a hard copy.

    Best,
    Merg
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    Donald Ross Photography

    Sasse Museum of Art has published an e-book devoted to the photography of Donald Ross, my father. The chronology tells the story, the photographs speak for themselves.
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    Re: Framing a darkroom against concrete wall

    I would frame in front of the foundation wall after sealing it and providing a vapor barrier behind the new framing. Otherwise, if I am understanding the situation, the foundation wall would become...
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    Re: Photographs of Windows

    Car Window, Ford Tempo, 1984

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    Re: Suggestions for LF field camera

    I'll go first and suggest you take a look at the Toyo A models. Bellows not much more than12", but well within your price range. I have used one for twenty years and find it works well with my...
  9. Thread: Spotting

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    Re: Spotting

    Somewhat similar procedure for me. I use the old SpotTone dye, mixed for specific paper and spread on a small plate to dry. I'm working from a plate mixed ten years ago. A replacement for SpotTone...
  10. Thread: Lupex Paper

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    Re: Lupex Paper

    Greetings, Bob -

    I am not familiar with Lupex, having cut my teeth on earlier contact papers, Lustrex, Contactone, and Azo. Azo was kind of the last man standing, and gained popularity through the...
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    Re: Rocks and stones

    Thank you, Michael.

    This was made on a visit to Point Lobos with Brett Weston in 1960. The link below gives a little history, and a few more photographs from various visits over the years. All...
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    Re: Post your churches (medium format)

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    Kirkyard, Anstruther, Scotland

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    Re: Rocks and stones

    Stone, Point Lobos, CA 1961
    8x10 Ansco View, Cronar Press film, 12" TR lens

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  14. Ansel Adams exhibit / Scott Nichols Gallery, Sonoma, CA , October, 2020

    Ansel seems to be in the news today. This small exhibition (31 prints) offers early landscapes, some not well known.

    http://www.scottnicholsgallery.com/exhibitions-2020/ansel-adams/
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Re Mono Lake photograph at top of page. Thank you, Pat and Andrew.
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    Thank you Michael, and Randy earlier.

    This was made after an aborted morning effort to photograph in the Alabama Hills outside of Lone Pine. Lightning was striking too close for comfort,...
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    Mono Lake, CA

    4x5 FP4+/270mm G-Claron
  18. Thread: Abstracts

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    Re: Abstracts

    Thank you, Rick.

    Scan of silver gelatin print. 4x5 Plus-X, D-76 1:1, 150mm Symmar Convertible
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

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    The El, NYC, 1964
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    Steel Wheels, Oakland, 1972
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    Skaters, Rockefeller Center, NYC 1964
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    Re: Abstracts

    Thanks for noting. It's been a fun few years.
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    Re: Bentzin Field Camera early 20th century

    As a "West Coast" photographer, I am indeed familiar with the photography of Renger-Patzsch. His work is often mentioned in conversations of Edward Weston, as they photographed with a similar purpose...
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    Re: Mat Size vs. Mount Size

    Makes perfect sense. Sounds like you were using the Westminster Natural White from Light Impressions. They once sent me some in error and told me to keep it. I used it for my portraits, which were...
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    Re: Mat Size vs. Mount Size

    Thanks, Drew. I have never had a museum voice concern regarding drymounted prints. They were purchasing exactly what they saw, drymounted silver gelatin prints on 4/ply board. I have not sold a print...
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    Re: old Kodak chemistry

    The real treasure may be the bottles of Spotone, if you are making silver prints. It lasts at least sixty years, trust me!
  27. Re: Southern California incinerator source for black-and-white negatives?

    Leading up to his 80th birthday, most all of Brett's negatives were soaked in large cans of water before being transported to the county dump in Salinas.

    On the morning of his birthday in 1991 at...
  28. Re: How To Properly Determine Infinity For a Lens?

    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/archive/index.php/t-39732.html
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Thank you, Helcio.

    I agree completely. Over the years that I have shared my photographs on this forum, they have been scanned gelatin silver prints. At best, they are not true representations of...
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    Re: How many peppers?

    Time to add another pepper. Made the year Edward Weston died.

    Halved Pepper, 1958

    8x10 Agfa/Ansco, 12" TR, Isopan
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    Re: Hello from Santa Cruz!

    Perhaps only for take-out. Santa Cruz County is presently on the Covid-19 watch list.
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    Hi Daniel. No, those Urell film hangers found a new home decades ago. They sat outside my father's darkroom awaiting my discovery, forever immortalized in 1953.
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    Film Hangers, Berkeley, CA 1953

    First day with view camera. 4x5 Sanderson, B&L 7"? lens, Grafmatic exposure #6.
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    Re: who do you use to publish your books?

    Jim, so kind of you to mention my book and to know that it gives you pleasure. As a teenager I dreamed of having a book, and sixty years later it became a reality! My publishing experience was...
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    Re: Ilford PQ Universal alternatives?

    For off the shelf, Ethol LPD is another excellent PQ developer. Experimentation will reveal any similarities.
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    Cracked Linoleum #2, 1954
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    Re: who do you use to publish your books?

    I am not knowledgeable enough to suggest publishers, although I did have a small monograph of my work printed several years ago.

    There are things to consider before embarking on such an...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Thank you, Dugan. The stones were wet from a heavy mist, evident at the horizon. They had a beautiful glow to them in that light. It made the 3,500 mile drive from Berkeley worthwhile!
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Thanks, Vaughn. That's a good observation. My initial prints of this in the 70's had double the horizon seen here. Over the years I have reduced it; a slight bit more reduction also works. I'll keep...
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    Coastal Stones, Gaspe Peninsula
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