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    Re: Stuck focus rack on Toyo 45G

    I have not used a Toyo 45G, and I can't presume to know how familiar you are with LF cameras, BUT... is it possible that you're trying to focus the camera while it's actually locked in its current...
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    Re: Moving away from Adobe

    Randy, have you ever tried the open source GIMP? For the tasks you mention, I have found it to be a great piece of software. I don't have much PS experience, so I can't make a good comparison between...
  3. Re: Post your homage to another photographer (any format)

    Thanks for the idea. I looked at Last Rose, and then a bunch of others. I have not spent as much time as I should looking at Sudek's work! So many lovely and inspiring images. -Rob
  4. Re: Post your homage to another photographer (any format)

    Ken, your take on an "equivalent", perhaps? I like it.
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    Re: explain like I'm 5......... 90mm lenses

    I just spit tea out my nose!
  6. Re: Salted Paper Prints - Technical Question

    Great. Thanks for the feedback Peter. That seems to make for a pretty nice workflow then.

    I have been using gelatin size w/ Glyoxal hardener for gum prints. It sounds like you recommend I try that...
  7. Salted Paper Prints - Technical Question

    A question for those of you making salted paper prints: In that first step when the salt is applied and dried, is it practical to coat several sheets for a few printing sessions and hold them for...
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    Re: Elsa Dorfman: Me and My Camera

    Mark! That's a wonderful story. Thanks for the link. Whenever I read something like this I think about other people doing similarly interesting things. How many of them do we never hear about?
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    Gum Dichromate Portraits

    Two new portraits of Yuki printed in gum dichromate. 4x5, 12" Velostigmat, FP4, printed on Rives de Lin.

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    Re: February portraits

    Emil, that's just lovely. You've got the focus perfect too. Tell me, what kind if exposure times are you getting with the paper neg? I've made some portraits of my wife in low light that were around...
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    Re: Still Life 2020

    Thank you Miguel! I'm a big fan of the pictorialist aesthetic.

    -Rob
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    Re: Still Life 2020

    Thank you Louis. It's a pretty versatile kit, though a little heavy for hand-holding. Most of the time I've got it on a tripod.
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    Re: January 2020 Portraits

    Portrait of my wife, Yuki. 12" Velostigmat on a 4x5 Graflex SLR. 4-second exposure. Gum dichromate printed on Rives de Lin.

    I wish I had a better way to share these than by taking a phone copy...
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    Re: Still Life 2020

    Still life to share. Gum dichromate on Rives de Lin, taken on FP4 with a 12" Velostigmat and Graflex SLR 4x5.

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    Re: Processing Troubles

    Kent,

    You could open your email client and maximize it to get a white screen on your computer. If you're on a Windows computer, try opening Notepad full screen. Either of those should give you a...
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    A couple of palladium prints to share

    A couple of recent roll-film pictures to share. Both on FP4, developed in D76 straight 17m, printed in Palladium on Arches Platine.
    One of my local friends showed me some of his triptychs and it...
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    Re: Pt/Pd supply store in Japan?

    Andress007, funny you should ask. Just last week I was doing some research on Japanese papers and watched a video on YouTube. In the comments section somebody asks where they can get the chemistry in...
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    Re: help choosing portrait lens?

    Kent and Mark mention the Velostigmat. I love my Series II with the soft focus control. It's 12" and I've currently got it on the front of a 4x5 Graflex SLR. Great for portraits, as well as still...
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    Re: Shoot Macro on 8x10 like Karl Blossfeldt

    Randy, he did enlarge as far as I can glean from what's been written. But a negative taken at 1:1 does not yield the detail of 1:30 magnification through enlargement. Still contemplating how to go...
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    Re: Shoot Macro on 8x10 like Karl Blossfeldt

    Dan, thank you for your comment regarding diffraction. So, this evening I got around to reading the PDF that Luke linked to above. It's quite interesting in general, but the meat of it for the...
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    Re: Shoot Macro on 8x10 like Karl Blossfeldt

    Guys, I'm interested in this as well - not to make wet plates, but rather pt/pd or gum prints in 4x5. I recently acquired a 4x5 camera with substantial bellows that is mounted on two rails with a...
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    Re: 210mm for 8x10"

    I like my 210 G Claron on the 8x10. I also use it on a 4x5 Crown Graphic AND it's small enough to leave on the camera when it's folded. Great little lens.
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    Re: Portable Studio Portraits

    Yes, we live a little south of the university. I will send you a private message here this afternoon. Perhaps we can get together and look at some prints. I'd like to show you some gum dichromate...
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    Re: Portable Studio Portraits

    Good job Cameron! I live in Bellingham and have attended that festival a few times in the past. I even recognize one of your subjects from around town here. I'm impressed that you made more than 80...
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    Re: Your Favorite Portraitists

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    Re: hake brushes

    I use a 5" coating rod for coating 4x5 and 5x7, and I have an 8" version for 8x10 prints. I've never tried to coat an 8x10 with the smaller rod. I suspect you may end up with artifacts in the...
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    Re: Hello from Forks, Wa. 4x5

    Agree, it's a magical place. The beach up past the hole is really cool too. Packing large format gear up there isn't easy though, and getting across Ellen Creek has always been a challenge.
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    Re: hake brushes

    I second that recommendation. For pt/pd I still brush the emulsion into the paper a bit once there's just a little left after coating with the glass rod. I find that I can use almost half the number...
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    Re: Hello from Forks, Wa. 4x5

    Sounds good Terry! Send me a message via the forum when you're planning to come over. My schedule is really flexible. Email address should also be available via my profile here.
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    Re: Hello from Forks, Wa. 4x5

    Hello Terry. I've spent quite a bit of time in your neck of the woods. Beautiful country out on the peninsula, and I love the Hoh. You're right, the area is ripe with photo opportunities. My wife and...
  31. Re: Is it possible to heat mount fibre prints onto aluminium?

    Yes, I did multiple layers. Sometimes as many as six printings. I never had a print come off during wet processing. And I was never able to satisfactorily remove a finished print from the aluminum...
  32. Re: Is it possible to heat mount fibre prints onto aluminium?

    I used to mount cotton rag paper to aluminum sheets for the purpose of registering multiple gum bichromate printings. I used Fusion 4000 mounting adhesive. It's available from Talas. The mounting...
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    Re: March Portraits

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    Palladium print, 4x5 Graflex SLR, 10" Ilex Paragon Anastigmat at 4.5
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    Re: Which 210 or 240 for 8x10?

    Can somebody please help? Where are the classifieds? I can't find a link to them, even when logged in. What am I missing? Secret society perhaps....

    Thanks for the help. -R
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