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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Very beautiful tones and perfect angle of approach of the subject. Are we seeing fog in the background, bokeh from careful use of aperture, or wind, or all of the above. What aperture was used?
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  2. Poll: Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    Also Waters Edge Page 352.

    I don't know if Joe O'Hara is still active, but he has some very fine work from several spots in the pines, I believe Whitesbog in particular. You might PM him for good...
  3. Poll: Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    Waters Edge pages 290-291.
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    Alan,

    I have spent hundreds of hours traversing and photographing the NJ Pines over the years, in some cases leading photo trips there. Some of my favorite spots are Bryndon Byrne (Lebanon State...
  5. Poll: Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    Please permit me to add one more notable and seemingly omnipresent nemesis, the _reeking WIND!!!! I am not one to disgrace myself with use of foul language, but I tend to “let ‘er rip” like some...
  6. Thread: Just Leaves

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    Re: Just Leaves

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    This was taken in a remote section of NW New Jersey in an area famous for rare wildflowers which require a limestone (basic PH) environment. Fringed Gentians were found in season there, but...
  7. Poll: Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    Two other things come to mind: 1. Fear of losing footing (now approaching 70) while climbing boulders to get "the shot". I had two falls, one in the Adirondacks with my 4x5 gear which caused a...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Hi. This was taken in the vicinity of the Stony Brook Watershed land grant and organic farm. Quite a number of fallow fields there, though this was on private land. The nearby Mercer County Park...
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    Re: post your trees!

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    Spring Maple Trees in Flower and Sedges, Central NJ near Princeton

    Velvia 50, Nikkor 150MM-W, Polarized Filter
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

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    Tulip Poplar Flowers On Diabase (after rain)
    Sourland Mountain, Central NJ

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    Coneflowers, MCCP Central NJ

    Getting all flower heads in focus using front and rear tilt took a...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Glad this came to some clarity. Thank you all.

    So I guess my ultimate point was, does anyone use rear tilt for creative departure, that is, for other than DOF management? Rear tilt backward from...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Call me what you want, but there is an intrinsic need for some subscribers to learn and I am simply trying to keep the dialogue clear, accurate and open minded. There is inherent distortion in rear...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Corran,

    I don't believe I asked you for your input on this, nor am I aware of any prior "argument". Obviously if the rear backward tilt brings the film plane perpendicular to the ground, than it's...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    "...backward base tilt on the back (similar to forward front tilt, except for little field displacement vs. front tilt)"

    Nice dune image John Layton. Just curious if you would have preferred the...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    210654 Nikkor 150MM F5.6W Velvia 50

    210655 ditto

    Adirondacks images, ala Porter. Both along Route 73 NYS

    Creation Bear, agree that Porter sought tight comps - something to learn from. His...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    H20 - No dog or fight for me, no offense from the "critique" by Barrister and Creation Bear - in fact quite the contrary. Sharing of ideas and approaches should be embraced, no? Obtaining good LF...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Michael,

    To incorporate a fair portion of the yellow foliage in an horizontal, I would have to moved back considerably, perhaps losing the salient aspects of this view, or change to a 75/65MM...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Quote Originally Posted by Barrister View Post
    For view camera work - unless depth of field is severely limited (8x10 with a long lens) it's always best to minimize the use of movements. It can get...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Creation Bear,

    Thanks. I gather you mean to increase contrast a bit. Easily done and I will experiment.

    Traversing a hillside of these diabase boulders was precarious, but worth the risk I...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Michael and Gabe, thank you for your comments. Since I do not post to another website, I don't have a way to make the image larger, at least as far as I know (please correct me if I am wrong). It is...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    210587 Nikkor 90MM f8 Ekatchrome

    A simple field image of Milkweed and Broomsedge

    210588 Nikkor 150MM f5.6W Velvia 50 - 2 Minute Exposure

    Sourland Mountain, Central NJ "Devil's Half Acre"
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    210586 Nikkor 90MM f8, Velvia 50, 60 second exposure

    Black River, Hacklebarney State Park, NJ.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    210585 Nikkor 90Mm F8, Velvia 50

    False Foxglove at Sunset (Fallow Field), Mercer County Park West, Central NJ
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    210583 Nikkor 90MM F8. Velvia 50 Epson 700 Epson Scan SW
    Black Eyed Susan in Fallow Field @ Sunset, Mercer County Park, Central NJ


    210584 Nikkor 150MM F5.6W Ektachrome 100

    Tickseed...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

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    Sourland Stream and Diabase

    From a book project of the Sourland Mountain, NJ.

    Nikkor 150w

    Ektachrome 100
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Lovely image with good impact Jim. Good to see you are still at LF endeavors. I take it this was taken in WI?

    Would love to have seen a slightly higher perspective so that the water motion would...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    It's been a while since I have offered images or comments here, but Steve, your images are proof why large format with the right film, lenses, exposure, processing and excellent personal skills...
  28. Thread: Calder

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    Re: Calder

    Such sadness in life we are never prepared for no matter if we knew what to expect. I dont know you but i can share a similar loss for me which changed my life forever. My sincere condolences.

    I...
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    Re: Your Favorite 90mm for 4x5?

    Schneider 90mm xl is truly brilliant with the Nikkor 90f4.5 a close second. The Nikkor 90f8 is very contrasty, a little warmer than it's Nikkor brethren, but with great coverage and flare control. ...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Shailendra,

    I find your image rather unique and choice of filter and extra long exposure quite interesting.

    I am curious, what made you choose this method? Did you previsualize the final...
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    Re: Nikkor T 360mm f8 for portraits?????

    Some years ago I contacted Nikon about close-up use with this lens 1/5 life size or greater magnification.

    Their recommendation was that this lens and all "T" lenses were best used at or near...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Superb image. Thank you for sharing.

    I would love to see more images of the Iranian landscape.

    Pdm
  33. Re: Christmas is Coming Up! What Are Some Good Books to Consider Asking Santa For?

    If you are not adverse to color work, Charles Cramer's "Yosemite" recently published by Triplekite in UK looks astonishing. A fine LF eye using mostly 4x5 (perhaps some recent digital).

    Another...
  34. Thread: ROLL CALL

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    Re: ROLL CALL

    Twice a week checking website. Still here just not shooting film much.
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    I really like the composition and play of light and shadows here. As much as I prefer color images, this works very well for me. Nice use of ultra WA lens on 8x10.

    PDM
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    HI. Would you say that that lavender water is accurate color or is there some shift happening with the film or due to the scanning?

    I was considering Portra for the ASA speed if it still be found.
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    Re: Film from Japan

    Google search and translate works fine. Conversion about $72 for Velvia 100f 20 sheets.

    Seems that your supplier sells a wide range of products. Are they brokers? Is this a brick and mortar?
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    Re: Film from Japan

    Kumar,

    What 4x5 color films are available from Fuji in Japan? I liked the Velvia 100F actually more than the Velvia 100, the latter which is still available in US and running about $72/20 sheet...
  39. Re: Examples of Large Format shots that cannot be done with small

    it appears there is a problem with the uploads. can a moderator offer assustance.
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    Here are 4 images which support my contention.
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