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  1. Thread: post your trees!

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    Re: post your trees!

    Very nice! The strong horizontal and verticals are like the trees are practicing to be mission furniture. I like the composition and tones.
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    Re: Suddenly in Manhattan?!

    I'd probably visit bhphoto's store if open... Then find galleries and museums of interest.
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    Re: Questions about 4x5 film developed by local lab

    If you plan to keep using the lab, get your process as good as possible before complaining about uneven development. If you have a place to load film holders, you have what you need for space to load...
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    Re: Questions about 4x5 film developed by local lab

    White dust happens when scanning. Black dust is on the film at the time of exposure (such as dirty film holders or dirty camera interior)
    The streak on the left half an inch in could be from light...
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    Re: What Happened to Dry Mounting Prints?

    Many of the new dry mount tissues are made with color inkjet in mind. They melt at lower temps and would be safer to to use (less risk of heat damage to the photo). Inkjet media is sometime like RC...
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    Re: DIY 4x5 Enlarger with LED light source

    Very nice! Looks like a great project for the winter! Looking forward to replacing the dichro head and vacuum cleaner noisy fan on my CB7 enlarger.
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    Re: Cold Temp Paper Washing

    My darkroom is about 58f right now, and cold water is 52f...
    I warm up the chemical bottles in a tray of warm water. I'm going to print in a few minutes. I'll start them chemicals at about 75f and...
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    Re: DIY 4x5 Enlarger with LED light source

    Beautiful; thanks for the details!
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Rolleiflex automat tessar, tmy2 in pyrocat hdc.
    Thomaston Maine. I really dig how smoothly things go into oof with the 75mm tessar... The depth of field, perpendicular lines, and the way the...
  10. Thread: post your trees!

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    Re: post your trees!

    Great batch of photos Colin! I like this harvesting scene and the lines and dark tones of the birch/pine photo from the previous page.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    excellent! I like the gentle foreground line and the tree being different but still strong. Nothing wrong with no shadow detail if it looks right in the end result.

    I may visit again in the spring...
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    Re: Travelers: New X-ray machines WILL ruin your film

    Send the film USPS if this becomes widespread. Just remember all the fun things are being restricted everywhere it's not just film. This is at a stadium. Looks like a bucket list to me...

    197770
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    Re: Travelers: New X-ray machines WILL ruin your film

    Just went through Boston and Seattle and did not see any of these machines at the terminals I used.

    Maybe hospitals can get these someday as hand-me-downs and not spend small fortunes to look at...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    I just got back from a quick visit to Seattle and was regularly reminded of the things Tuco, Austin, et.al see in the pacific northwest. Flying in at night I could see hilly areas enveloped in...
  15. Thread: post your trees!

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    Re: post your trees!

    Great play!
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Thank you David and Dugan.

    John, I've enjoyed photographing old machines like this with soft focus. There is certainly much carefully designed lines and craftsmanship to appreciate with various...
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    Re: 8x10 in paris yellow vest violence.

    Thank you!
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    Re: portra 400 for autumn

    Saturation is only a slider in PS. It' easier to bump it up than tame it. Go forth and shoot.
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    8x10 in paris yellow vest violence.

    https://youtu.be/P5j6JMEbbB8?t=45

    Even less practical than an aero liberator!

    Wonder who it is and I want to see the photos if any were made!

    Shown from about 45 seconds in...

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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Looks great David! Rocks, Lichen, tmy2 go together very well to the competent photographer!

    Weathered trees at Owls Head Light state park. Rolleiflex automat tessar, tmy2 in pyrocat hdc.

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  21. Thread: Starting with ULF

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    Re: Starting with ULF

    a photographer seller on ebay is selling single sided (ektascan b/ra) 14x17" for our uses. I have no connection....
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    Re: gas bubbles on negative mystery

    I'd refix, rinse, dry again just to rule out deposits.
    If it's cheap film, sacrifice a sheet and see that it looks perfect out of the box.
  23. Thread: Starting with ULF

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    Re: Starting with ULF

    For film, Ilford has an annual special order window for unusual sizes. If you want to play/learn and or don't mind the look xray film is common in 14x17 and can be cut down under safelight conditions...
  24. Thread: Starting with ULF

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    Re: Starting with ULF

    I've done 35mm, 6x6cm, 4x5, 8x10, and some 14x17. The biggest issues I've seen with the biggest format are:
    * space in the darkroom for trays for processing
    * tripod suitable for the big camera. If...
  25. Re: Where are the great shots? Am I a cynicist or a realist?

    I just want my photography work to be tax deductible business expense... I don't care that I make a living in another field (selling computers). So far, I'm making background images for the desktops...
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    Re: Mac Pro: "New" (for me) Computer

    If you are handy with those macs, save parts now.. The whole spare computers are useful and inexpensive. I've seen power supplies fail (not too often) which are hard to find. Video cards sometimes...
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    Re: Ideas For Temp. Lensboards?

    The big iris is probably the most practical thing for smaller lenses.

    If they are bigger lenses and you have a flange or something to permanently mount it, it's a good excuse to buy more tools for...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Very nice! Props to those finding beautiful nature photos in NJ!
  29. Thread: Single Travel

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    Re: Single Travel

    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/dogs-poop-in-alignment-with-earths-magnetic-field-study-finds
  30. Thread: Single Travel

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    Re: Single Travel

    I was doing work on a boat in Corea Maine, next to the Schoodic part of Acadia NP. So I get done a couple hours early and go to the park by myself. Of course the major risk there is getting swept...
  31. Re: Adobe is going to only sell subscription based Photoshop

    Pretty big list of Nikons here:
    https://www.captureone.com/en/features/supported-cameras
  32. Re: Adobe is going to only sell subscription based Photoshop

    I happily enjoy the Adobe LR and PS products. But there is great opportunity for new ways of doing LR/PS types of software right now and that is good.

    But these two recent problems (hacking and...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    I really like the layers and tones working together here. Foreground layer of mixed tones and nice lines, Dark textured middle layer, high contrast higher key back layer. Nicely put together.
  34. Re: "The big two" - Please tell me about your japanese lenses!

    I don't have a smaller Commercial Ektar for 4x5. I have one for 8x10 but the Ilex shutter doesn't work as nice as the Shannel shutter. I'd expect a smaller commercial ektar would be a great choice...
  35. Re: "The big two" - Please tell me about your japanese lenses!

    I have a 210 Fujinar S 4.5. It's a 210 tessar design that's nearly as good as it gets for single coated tessars in reliable shutters, (probably Nikon 200 is better if budget is not a concern). Plenty...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    I think the cat just wants to get cat hair and dander on my negatives! Nobody was relaxing in a warm or soft place, so she followed us to where the action is.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Epson Purrfection.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48933212047_6e251222be_c.jpg
    DSC_5496 by Jason Philbrook, on Flickr
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    Re: Photography log/database setup

    You can design web based forms which let you populate the sheet as well. Tools menu and create form. Then you will have a form menu for editing and managing the forms. Forms can have the useful user...
  39. Re: Epson Expression 12000XL Photo Scanner experiences?

    You might look at used medical sources.... One of my dentist customers has a mostly unused big epson scanner presumably for scanning big xray film. He's doing digital xrays now... I told him it's not...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Very nice!
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