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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    Excellent, it will take me a while to work up to the Optional Super-Fancy Linear Photoshop Expert Option but everything looks promising! Thanks again for sharing your approach.
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    Re: Worthy Linhof Contenders

    Ha, little chance of that...:) As I might have mentioned before, I've no doubt your work-around does what you need it to--if I had a fast 75mm or 90mm, I definitely might be tempted as well, even if...
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    Re: Worthy Linhof Contenders

    Another option might be the Horseman "technical" field cameras (FA/HD/HF)--they are well made and some of the most compact 4x5's out there. They do have drawbacks, though: they have relatively short...
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    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    Ken, since many of us have made use of your PS "toning tutorials" over the years, that was an immediate question I had. I did a quick recce of the Cone website and saw that there were several toning...
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    Re: Post Your Own 12x20 LF Image

    Excellent, so I'm assuming you're rolling heavy like some piedmontane Clyde Butcher these days?:) That certainly seems to be a format made for this part of the world--definitely need to get it up to...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Inspiring work, Thad and Michael. I could especially see trying to find a little loiter time among the whitebark pines, HAPE be damned.:p
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    Re: post "Something Dead"

    Ha, you should also use this one to begin a "Thanksgiving" thread.:) Definitely one for me to study, considering my newfound interest in Zone III!
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    Re: post your trees!

    +1, Michael--a wonderful montane color palette there!:)
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    The sea, the snotgreen sea, the scrotumtightening sea, as Stephen Dedalus had it.:)

    Glad you threw this one open for discussion: as it stands right now, I think the shot is a horizontal 4x5 crop...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Ha, a nice reminder why the colonists called stands of Nyssa "bottle-arse tupelo.":)
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    That's a wonderful tableau--one of the best photos I've seen here at LFPF. (If you were shooting that pig of a camera handheld, you deserved to walk away with all the Rocky Mountain oysters you...
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    Re: Going Long on 5x7

    I'll definitely be interested in your thought process here, especially IIRC you work with a hybrid workflow. After all, you could crop a 5x7 negative shot with your 300 to the equivalent 500mm focal...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Ha, for once I'm not for cropping--I think symmetry is the name of the game here, with the sky playing an important structural element...the cloud deck works so much better than if you'd only a clear...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    One of my favorites from you--hope it prints big for you if you're making the circuit in the upcoming year.:)
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    I thought that was what cruiser axes were for. At any rate, in this semitropical ecosystem I'd think I'd ask the lederhosen-clad gents to stay downwind...
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    Ha, plenty of first time wading "boots" consisted of a pair of Chucks with carpet glued to the soles. At any rate, I've come to the conclusion that I'm not quite so burly as the New Zealanders and...
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    Very glad to see three of them rocking the polypro/shorts look--definitely works for the Kiwi's, though in my experience it's a bit "fashion forward" for the bear hunters and sang poachers I come...
  18. Re: Laptop for digital photo editing, scanning, etc.

    Speaking of Macs and external monitors, I was wondering if anyone has experienced a problem using OS Catalina? I came close to buying a MBP or Mac Mini earlier in the summer, but there were enough...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    That's a wonderful photo--waterfalls don't usually hold much in the way of intrinsic interest for me, but just the light on the trees in the upper frame is special.
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    Re: post your trees!

    I could imagine the upper midtones at the center of the frame having almost a lacquered look in a print, (which would definitely work for me.) At any rate, I admire your ability to navigate over...
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    Re: post your trees!

    This is one I'll be studying a while--very impressive how you find a bit of order in an otherwise busy scene!:)
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    Re: post your trees!

    Excellent work--this one and Voigtlander #2 are my favorites so far...very much like the "quartering" approach, and the dappled light in the center of the frame is special indeed.
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    Re: post your trees!

    Wonderful, I'm very much the newbie when it comes to...well, everything LF:), but that's a new approach for me. At any rate, a great shot!
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    Re: post your trees!

    Excellent, thanks for the detailed reply--I'm not familiar with the acronym "IPA" however other than isopropyl alcohol...though apparently there are some folks out there developing in beer! A waste...
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    Re: post your trees!

    A lot of great arborscapes on the thread lately, but this one stands out.:) I'm curious about your exposure/development...looks like a real torture test to me, one that would have me at least...
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    Re: Backpack for 8x10

    If you're tent shopping, throw the Six Moons Designs "Lunar Duo" on your list--it's a nice "big man" tent, the silnylon equivalent, perhaps, of the old Sierra Designs Meteor Light. I'm not sold on...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Ha, apparently there are "widow-makers," and widow-makers ....hopefully none of the Final Destination movies is in your Netflix queue.:)
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Now do Hyperion.:)

    That's an amazing biome--I don't live far from the biggest trees in the East (the tulip poplars in Joyce Kilmer and one or two hemlocks in GSMNP that have so far escaped wooly...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Thanks for the detailed elaboration--I'm just starting to appreciate how blokes like, say, John Blakemore, move our eyes through a scene...the idea of finding rest stops for our astral projections is...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    That's a lovely grotto that reminds me of scenes here Back East... One thing I've been wondering about lately is how successful 5x7 contact prints are when the subject is highly detailed/fractal like...
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    Re: Horseman 45FA / Horseman 45HF

    I would doubt that would be the case--you'd probably be best off looking for lenses with filter rings 41.5mm (like the Sironar N 135/5.6 for instance) or smaller. The G-claron 150/9 might be your...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Excellent, especially with Ilford at least going for a fiver per sheet!:)
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    Re: post your trees!

    Excellent, I'll be very interested in what you find about the relationship between scale and subject matter. I'll hopefully be making my first 5x7 contact prints in the upcoming months and am...
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    Re: post your trees!

    I'm liking this as well--great light! As someone whose tastes run toward the abstract
    I'm even seeing some nice crops as well--a square on the right side, and even a chopped 1:2 tight against the...
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    The HPG Decker pack I linked to has 24" stays--my previous HPG pack had the same suspension, but didn't give me a lot of shoulder-lift (but IIRC I've got a few inches on Vaughn) which is the reason I...
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    Very envious of your ULF adventures up there--lots to look forward to, I'm sure.:)

    If for some reason you find yourself in need of a bit more in the way of suspension, I'll throw this pack in the...
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    Re: How does rear tilt affect front tilt?

    A link would be most appreciated...:) Otherwise, another great set of observations regarding tilt w/ verticals in the frame...I've been planning a few streamside shots here in the GSMNP and...
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    Re: How does rear tilt affect front tilt?

    Ha, nicely said--a bit like the character in the Moliere play who's delighted and amazed to learn that he's been speaking prose all his life!
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    Re: How does rear tilt affect front tilt?

    Very helpful, Vaughn--and I definitely envy your ULF GG...going to 5x7 from 4x5 was a game changer for me, so I can imagine what twice the acreage must be like.:)

    One thing I'm curious about,...
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    Re: How does rear tilt affect front tilt?

    Well, the heat indices have been pushing triple-digits lately, so the whole "f/45 and be there" thing sounds like a plan:)

    Thanks so much for the detailed reply--the idea of having two sets of...
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