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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    I think I saw room for a shovel.
  2. Thread: future of B&W

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    Re: future of B&W

    Well, in the past 15 years there are now a lot more photographers making their own film and printing materials.

    For the most part, I have not made prints on silver gelatin paper since Portriga...
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    Re: Is There a Plan for Future

    Books
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    Re: Looking for feedback on images...

    Oh -- that is just to make sure that your highlights do not get over-exposed/overdeveloped, blocked up, and difficult for the scanner to pick up the information. Shadows -- well, if you have too...
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    Re: Looking for feedback on images...

    Challenging lighting in most cases. The first and last are the most dramatic and are also well seen and composed. If is difficult to pull off an image with only half the sky in clouds, and you did...
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    Re: Ball or Pan-tilt head for 8x10?

    Levels: For ease of set-up and getting the camera semi-level without having to look at an image on the GG. And I have been in many situations where level was nowhere obvious, so it can be nice to...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    They have been for awhile...
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    Re: Pinhole Technique and ULF

    A friend was working with his 8x10 upstairs in an old wooden building slated to be torn down. Right next to the highway as it passes thru downtown, he noticed the building swayed when trucks passed...
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    Re: Pinhole Photography in 8x10?

    That's why I made it easy for myself! I saved up 250 sht 8x10 boxes for awhile...we went thru 4 to 6 a semester at the university. The class was only two weeks in the summer...eight 4-hour classes....
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Beautiful, Bryan
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    Re: Pinhole Photography in 8x10?

    I have had kids from 8yrs to 18 yrs making pinhole cameras...just 8x10s, though. Sure had them confused at first...they had no idea what to expect. I showed no examples. They made these strange...
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    Re: Pinhole Photography in 8x10?

    I have spare 11x14 camera that would be fun to set up for that. Not the most stable thing for long exposures though. It won't be anywhere near the top of my to-do list...but an interesting...
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    Re: 2021 Self Portraits

    TC said he moved this internally (like a bowel movement?), but I did not see it, so I did.

    Pinhole, 8x10 litho film, 250sht photopaper box as camera, home made pinhole in brass. Cyanotype,...
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    Re: Pinhole Photography in 8x10?

    Here is an 8x10 pinhole self-portrait, printed as a cyanotype. Hand-made pinhole in brass. Litho film.

    The 'camera' was a 250 sheet photopaper box instead of my normal 8x10 camera. I had a couple...
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    Re: Forum Growth.....or not?

    Oh, my -- wouldn't those be interesting posts?! Might not sound too different than some of our posts. But that's a silly idea, Mark, I do not think he could withstand the corrections he's bound to...
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    Re: Forum Growth.....or not?

    Where's my ten-foot pole!!! :cool:
  17. Re: How do you see and appreciate a large format Portrait?

    Working with actresses and actors could be fun. "Show me the real you." "Which one?"
  18. Re: How do you see and appreciate a large format Portrait?

    I tend to think of E.W. and his "No retouching".
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    Re: Backpacks for pano ULF

    I have the slightly larger version (Trekker II) of this for 8x10:

    https://meipacks.myshopify.com/products/trekker-i

    Five to six film holders (8x10) fit in the detachable daypack and should...
  20. Re: Boosting contrast with extended development, your choice of film.

    Do you find your low values dropping a little with sepia toning (seems to happen with prints a little)? Actually would help to boost contrast...along the lines of my bleaching then selenium toning. ...
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    I'll second using RF to increase contrast -- which rules out TMax, etc.

    And I have given well-exposed negatives a slight bleach to deepen the shadows followed by selenium toning to boost the...
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    Re: Tray developing problem - 8x10

    I'm with you, Maris. If that is snow, then it is a positive (also a black rebate), the black 'splotches' are thin areas on the negative. Poor aggitation in the developer tray with the negative...
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    I had just started working there and I started to photograph while there (Rolleiflex and an employee darkroom) -- but it had not dawned on me yet (pun intended) to take my camera with me on the walk...
  24. Re: Scouting locations close to home can be fun!

    I normally don't scout, but even without the LF, one can't help but look. This is close by along the river, taken a couple days ago...I'll try something here this winter -- just don't know what yet.
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    Cool! Love the faint mountain on the right horizon. One early spring, decades ago (1977), to get to work I had to walk along the rim in the snow, with the sun rising as I walked. Never saw anyone...
  26. Re: Modern tailboard camera with back for film holders?

    Does it have to be a tailboard -- several new non-folding cameras around except they fold up the front instead of the rear.
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    This might be the trailer I would want. It does have 16" wheels.

    https://surlybikes.com/parts/ted_trailer
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    Re: post your trees!

    Great, Bill! Also diversey's is wonderful
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    Seems to me I'd want two tires on each side (and brakes) on a trailer I'm using all the time. What's the thinking on that?

    PS - on anything big enough for me to stand in, anyway...6'3" and add...
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    Re: Ball or Pan-tilt head for 8x10?

    Ballheads for 4x5 and 5x7 easily...I have used them (Gitzos) for years and one eventually learns how to get the best out of one's tools. With the right ballhead, I can see it working easily with...
  31. Thread: It is Majestic!

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    Re: It is Majestic!

    I thought I would toss this out there. I have no connection to the designer/developer/seller. I have no idea how well it will be made.
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    Jim -- have a pop top put on your van!

    Below is my kind of transportation -- except I have had recent trouble with my suspension and frame recently. A bad knee for 6 weeks followed by my back...
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    My air-cooled VW camper broke down in Shasta. After they dropped the engine and pushed the bus back outside, they let me sleep in it until they finished it a few days later. As a result, I got to...
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    Big RVs are like boats...it takes money to run them and to keep them afloat.

    My sister has a Sprinter/Sportsmobile. Sweet machine, reasonable size (pop-top), drives better than their old Dodge...
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    Re: Kodak industrial x-ray film

    Get the 3.5" x 17" hangers instead and use a modified darkslide to get two of them on a 7x17 sheet of film!
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    Cool -- that is basically what I have now (pictured above). Tho I have to admit I like having a 2002 instead of a 2022, only because it is just so dang simpler...and has a cassette player.

    The...
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    Re: B&H unable to ship PQ Universal (again)

    There has not been any Australian Sheaf Stout on American shelves since the lockdown.
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    On FB there appear some sort of contests for electric conversions...I have always treated them as spam/scams, but they had a mid-60s VW bus modified for electric. Cool idea -- but one would be able...
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    Re: Pentax Digital Spot Meter battery/storage

    I keep the battery in the PDS Meter, but now that someone posted about it, it will go dead the next time I use it. A battery last too many years for me to keep track.
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    Re: 2021 Self Portraits

    Here are a couple old ones.

    The first is "Two Minutes in the Life of a Photographer" in Yosemite. 8x10 carbon print. I would have been sharper, but I looked down at my watch at what I thought was...
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