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    Re: post your trees!

    Contrasts.
    4x5, 210,mm, HP5

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51132813385_c00e775627_h.jpg
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    Re: Musical Instruments

    Austin, you beat me to it -- I have just been thinking about our old pump organ as a subject. Anyway, here's one from long, long ago.

    4x5, Poloroid 55 neg. Scan from silver gelatin print made at...
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    Re: New Book by John Finch

    I just looked up his YouTube site, which appears geared for newcomers, and more power to him. I was surprised, however, that he recommended using his washaid (baking soda) after a one-minute water...
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    Re: Portraits from 2021

    BetXen, great start!
  5. A few, limited observations on traditional portrait perspective for the newcomer

    I thought I'd share a little experiment in perspective I conducted some years back. It is not meant to be anything but an observation, because portraiture is very complex, involving far more factors...
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    Re: Portraits from 2021

    Bernice, great counterpoint and use of environment.
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    Re: Omega D2 and zone VI cold light questions

    Dave, as you probably know, the Zone VI is only for B&W and requires one to use contrast filters, above or below the lens, for variable contrast papers, while the dichroic head, which is also a...
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    Re: Ilford HP5 PLUS processing

    Welcome back to film and processing!

    On questions of water quality, hardness, etc., I defer to Drew and others with vast knowledge of all sorts of technical information beyond my knowledge. There...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Welcome back!
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Randy, you really captured the feeling of the light in such scenes. Well done.
  11. Help, please: Vit C developer neutralization by 120 film??!

    Okay, this is not like the time I switched the fixer and developer graduates after a morning of photography. I am testing D-23, my standard developer, against Gainer's simplest Vitamin C (sodium...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Christopher, please post more often. This is a wonderful image, and the tonality, with all the gorgeous reflected light, is superb. While far removed, it reminds me for some reason of Savannah, GA,...
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    Re: How Many Pros use LF?

    Tin, you're correct, of course, about amateur, meaning lover, from Latin via French. Closer to enthusiast than hobby, whose origin in Middle English is a bit hard to grasp. (And speaking of hard to...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    tuco, this is an arresting image and so much fun, immediately engaging and full of all sorts of little surprises that take time to discover. Although I aspire to be primarily a portraitist, this is...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Roberto, this is a very inviting image, enjoyable to engage with.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Renaud, your image captures the atmosphere ans sense of place well.
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    Re: How Many Pros use LF?

    Hobbyist, not to be confused with Hobbit (I never read the books, so I know only that it's a creature of some kind), has in part, at least, been replaced by enthusiast, if we can avoid splitting...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Yes, Steve. It's a pleasure to see the canyon in weather other than sunny. Good timing here.
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    Re: Still Life, 2021

    Paul, interesting thought, arresting image.
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    Re: Portraits from 2021

    Nice, Laurent. And joyeux anniversaire!
  21. Thread: Dear John

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    Re: Dear John

    A fine portrait of a fine man.
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    Re: Grass

    Andrew, that's really fine.
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Tobias, this is a marvelous image.
  24. Re: Designing a studio space for natural light portraiture

    It's ironic that the link you provided in your first post shows us the huge daylight window and then photos taken with a bank of studio strobes.

    Your space is ample, and calculating your focal...
  25. Re: Newbie Question - Should I develop film myself or send it to a lab?

    If you have a watch or electronic phone that displays the time, that can be your timer; you need nothing fancy for film developing in that respect, if you are developing in a daylight tank. If...
  26. Re: Is it possible to practice the art of "seeing"?

    Yes!
    One can use many tools. The finder referred to is fine, but perhaps you will find that making a viewing card will stand you in good stead and save you money. A single card can represent a...
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    Re: Fomapan 100, 200 and 400

    Francis, you portrait of this boy is moving. Beautifully composed. Excellent.
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    Re: Down the rabbit hole

    You're in the right place and among friends here. Welcome!
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    Re: Darkroom workshop

    You might check with another former Adams assistant, Alan Ross, who makes all the prints from Adams's negs for teh AA Gallery. He gives workshops and also will work with you in your own darkroom, if...
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    Re: Turn The Page

    Beautifully done, Paul.
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    Re: Large Format Shells

    Posted previously, but since you asked. Part of an ECE (Early Covid Era) set of composition studies, in this case considering tension created at edges balancing with tonal masses.
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    Re: SP-445 sticker / glue removal

    Helios, re: extra sheet in the tank.

    I mentioned this a while back in regard to avoiding added density, on an inward-facing neg, from developer passing through the slots of an empty second holder....
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    Re: Scratches on negatives

    Best wishes, Patrick; glad you found the source of the problem without too much wasted effort, or further images! I have not used Foma (I shoot HP5 exclusively at present, for various reasons), but...
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    Re: Scratches on negatives

    On the other hand, since you don't have a darkroom, any possibility that the place processing the film has an issue?
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    Re: Scratches on negatives

    Are the scratches going in one direction, as fro pulling of pushing into or out of? Base side or emulsion? Random on each sheet? If white in print, they are most likely on base. If you have unexposed...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Shufu, nice tonalities.
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    Re: Portraits from 2021

    roargentik, I like the first one best, though the I find the print values less than ideal.
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    Re: Toyo 45A wont close

    I don't have one, only a wooden Tachihara, but I had the same problem once, and it was because I had not fully retracted the focus and/or had moved the front or rear standard.
  39. Re: New Book: Flavr Film Lovers Analogue Visual Reference.

    It appears that a crop, a full-frame, and a contact sheet of of 3 bracketed frames (3rd image) of each 35mm film are included. Of the films I checked, all the contact sheets were underexposed,...
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    Re: Namaste from London!

    Vinay, namaste, or, as my children would once have said, namaskaram (which, I just saw, is the same in Malyalam as well as Telugu).

    I would hardly call it a stampede, but there appears to be an...
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