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  1. Re: An Un-Announcement of My Carbon Workshop, Yosemite, Oct 2020

    We are scheduling the workshop for October 2021. Much will depend on our situation with Covid19 and the needs of social distancing. Right now I accept a max of 6 students, that may get reduced to...
  2. Re: An Un-Announcement of My Carbon Workshop, Yosemite, Oct 2020

    Sounds like a plan...
  3. Re: An Un-Announcement of My Carbon Workshop, Yosemite, Oct 2020

    Winter can be a pretty cool time to photograph out of the redwoods, too.

    Looking across the Merced River, Yosemite Valley one February day. Taking a page out of AA's playbook, I selenium toned...
  4. Re: An Un-Announcement of My Carbon Workshop, Yosemite, Oct 2020

    Thanks -- hope I did not get your feet wet! :cool:
  5. Re: An Un-Announcement of My Carbon Workshop, Yosemite, Oct 2020

    Also there different plants under the redwoods that have leaves that turn yellow over the fall -- first the Big Leaf Maples...mostly done or just finishing their peak by the first rains, then a...
  6. An Un-Announcement of My Carbon Workshop, Yosemite, Oct 2020

    Although Yosemite National Park is open, as is the Ansel Adam Gallery, it has been decided to cancel all the fall workshops at the AA Gallery, including my carbon workshop in October. I will miss it,...
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    Just got back from some backpacking with the 5x7. Here's a pic of my pack and camera upon arrival at Redwood Creek (a 1.25 mike hike down from the trailhead)...ready for a few miles hike up the...
  8. Thread: Trail cart

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    Re: Trail cart

    Haven't had the chance yet. Doing some backpacking with the 5x7 soon -- will see about a bike trip after that.
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    Re: Shooting in burn areas

    Thanks...If I was to be more 'authentic', I would have scrapped some charcoal off the snag (any rangers looking?!) and used it as my pigment for the print! :cool:

    It has been done making carbon...
  10. Thread: Develop -N2

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    Re: Develop -N2

    Good advice about adding to exposure for minus development! I hope you get some magic light on your scene! In this case, thin fog or clouds and just enough direct sun to throw distinct...
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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

    I'm too big for the Rad ebikes...or am at the upper limit. My Ries A100 and head will get strapped to the top of the rack...I'll have up to a foot hanging off the back, less if I take off the head...
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    Re: Shooting in burn areas

    Charcoal is highly reflective. Blackened trees can reproduce as silver columns when stuck by the sun.

    I set up for the 5x7 and exposed a sheet of film while the burnt snag was still in full sun. ...
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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

    Nuthin fancy...a digital image taken at the far end of an evening bike ride. I sold my sedan and bought an electric cargo bike. I took a test ride...6 miles out, the first two miles being relatively...
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    Re: Shooting in burn areas

    Most of my experience walking through burn areas are while they were burning...wasn't worrying about photographing and at the time was young enough not to worry about locomotion -- just trying to...
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    The permit system for dispersed camping along Redwood Creek just opened up...day hiking permits have been happening for a month. There is a locked gate on the road down to the Tall Trees Trailhead...
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    Re: Post Your Hiking Photos - Any Format

    Heading off for a photographic adventure soon...five days up Redwood Creek (Redwood Nat. Park) over the 4th of July (Thurs to Monday). Early morning I'll drive ten miles past the road to the...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Ah...I pity those tourists that must buzz through the redwoods on a sunny summer day! Nicely done! Color can be very difficult in the redwoods -- everything is so green!

    I am off soon for 5 days...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Lovely images. I appreciate the nicely handled skies...the sweep of the clouds and the tonality of the skies work perfectly with the light coming off the fields of grain.

    A whole bunch of...
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    Re: New to me printing issue

    I wonder if an condsenser enlarger would get those looking properly.
  20. Thread: Trail cart

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    Re: Trail cart

    I got something for the 11x14...
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    Re: New to me printing issue

    Light bending around the smaller branches. Check your shutter...it might be one of the newer ones where they replaced the M setting with the W setting. You might not have had in on the normal X...
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    Re: Color contact printing

    The way I learned was to try to stay around the same exposure time, as colors will start to shift as the exposure gets longer. My test 'strip' was four separate exposures of 10 seconds each on a...
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    Re: Clarification of FS/WTB bumping rules

    I always hit "New Posts". I see all the FS and WTB stuff. So while I look, I'll rarely be counted as looking at them.
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    Re: Contact Dermatitis

    Those black dots do give it away! Metol can be the culprit in the traditional darkroom.
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    Re: Carbon Printing Video

    Glad to answer any questions about the process and what you were seeing in the video...
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    Carbon Printing Video

    Hello.

    Just found this video that was made during my last carbon printing workshop I gave in Yosemite with my co-instructor, Jim Fitzgerald. It is part of the workshop announcement, so if you...
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    Re: Tripod recommendation for 4X5 studio camera

    Geared heads might be nice in a studio, although I have experience only with the Majestic geared head with some 8x10 landscape work.
  28. Re: ARTIFACT on my negative - what kind of light leak is this?

    I have some weak springs on the 110 yr old 5x7 I use. I am in the habit of using one hand to hold the back tight against the camera body, and then the other hand to remove/replace the darkslide. I...
  29. Re: Which State is the Best State for Landscape Photographers to Live?

    Sir, how dare you! I resemble that remark!
  30. Re: ARTIFACT on my negative - what kind of light leak is this?

    They are call people -- they happen every once in awhile. ;)

    Because of the sharp line caused by the fogging, I think it happened as you were removing or inserting the darkslide -- you might have...
  31. Re: Which State is the Best State for Landscape Photographers to Live?

    This could be called a scouting shot I took about a week ago -- I would like to set the 11x14 up here at the end of the fallen redwood I am standing on for a 5x14 image (B&W) -- definitely reminds me...
  32. Re: Which State is the Best State for Landscape Photographers to Live?

    It's terrible! Try to take a landscape images and one has to clear naked people out of your image area! While not naked, the kids are even worse...they are all over the place -- don't know if there...
  33. Re: Which State is the Best State for Landscape Photographers to Live?

    I visit eastern Washington State often enough...in all seasons, too, and I certainly do not mind the winters because I generally get to my sister's and stay put. But crossing the lava and flood...
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    Re: Why not a rangefinder?

    You'd also have to be a weight lifter for the TLR 8x10!!!
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    Re: Why not a rangefinder?

    Rangefinders can not deal with movements of the standards swing and tilt) -- that is one reason you find them on press cameras -- movements generally not used for newspaper images.

    If the focus...
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    Re: Carbon printing vs Gum dichromate

    I believe it is due to the thin heavier pigmented layer of gum rather than the thicker, lighter pigmented layer of gelatin in carbon printing.

    There was a carbon process similar to gum, where the...
  37. Re: Almost forgot how to do front fall...Horseman FA 4x5

    I thought that Horseman would design that into the system...but one never knows. I am use to working with a 4x5 camera with no indents, but they are nice to have!

    My 4x5 can be set vert or hort,...
  38. Re: Almost forgot how to do front fall...

    Not familar with the camera...Is there not sufficient drop to use front rise to vary the amount of drop?
  39. Re: How to set up Archival Rain 11x14 print washer?

    One way -- rig it so just a little water comes out the bottom tube, and the rest out of the top tube w/o overflowing. Use adjustable plastic hose clamps...hopefully it came with them...a quick look...
  40. Re: Archival Properties of Varnishes used in Wetplate

    Just photoshop differences, I think -- I see no fading or surface defects.
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