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    Re: Donald Ross Photography

    A wonderful e-book and dedication to your father. Congratulations Merg.
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    Developer trays

    I recently obtained a copy of John Cyr’s wonderful book "Developer Trays" - https://www.johncyrphotography.com/.

    Besides Mr. Cyr's fine photographs, his forward, and Lyle Rexer's introduction, the...
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    Diffusion v Condenser v LED

    This morning I enjoyed watching Greg Davis' video (https://youtu.be/VQ-9Ch5biKc) regarding the differences between diffusion and condenser enlarger light sources. I have a Beseler 45V-XL with the...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Thank you for the kind words Bryan.
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    Re: post your trees!

    At 9,560' in elevation, this old snag has seen some severe weather - both winter and summer. Over the decades it survived everything Mother Nature could invoke and grew to be a tall sentinel...
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    Re: Images of mistakes - good or bad..

    With the lens wide open, I did not see the compendium shade rod protruding into the frame. I should have known better. I'm leaving tomorrow to give this another try.

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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Thank you Peter.
  8. Thread: Doors

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    Re: Doors

    Thank you all for the kind words. It was a rewarding experience.
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    This barn is over 100 years old and has seen countless cold winters and long summers. I was attracted to the bailing wire that had be placed between the exterior wall logs over the years. Interesting...
  10. Thread: Doors

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    Re: Doors

    Recently, I became engrossed while working under the dark cloth, on a composition in Alpine, Arizona. Iím methodical (i.e. slow) when making photographs with my 4x5 and did not notice the...
  11. Thread: Abstracts

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    Re: Abstracts

    Unedited scan of the negative. This may be a challenge to print once I'm back in the darkroom.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50065681372_a447b6c558_b.jpg PARK CENTRAL ABSTRACT - Phoenix,...
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    Re: The Setup and the Shot

    This is a young saguaro that I've been photographing for a few years. It is growing out of a crack in a concrete slab that once was the floor of a US Army Air Field barracks during WWII. I used my...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Thank you Alan.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Thank you Eric.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    On relatively clear summer mornings, the first full rays of direct sunlight can be harsh in the Arizona desert. No matter, it often creates wonderful backlighting and contrast. This magnificent...
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    Re: Enlarger Base Height - Beseler 45V-XL

    Thank you for the kind correction.

    I looked at the Rodagon WA lens selection. The Rodenstock brochure only showed them in 40mm, 60mm, and 80mm focal length. It also states the largest recommended...
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    Re: Enlarger Base Height - Beseler 45V-XL

    Thank you Michael. Your setup and dimensions are in the same ballpark as my rough calculations/estimates. It is good to get confirmation from someone using the same enlarger with an 8' ceiling. One...
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    Re: Enlarger Base Height - Beseler 45V-XL

    Thank you Greg for sharing this information.
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    Re: Enlarger Base Height - Beseler 45V-XL

    Thank you Andrew, that is helpful information. I currently have the Beseler Dichro 45S colorhead. That being said, I've heard good things about the Heiland LED cold light head when combined with...
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    Re: Enlarger Base Height - Beseler 45V-XL

    You are correct, I don't "need" a wall mount. No matter, I want a wall mount. I was raised in a darkroom where both my father's enlargers were wall mounted. It's in my DNA and I want to follow my...
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    Re: Enlarger Base Height - Beseler 45V-XL

    I've considered this option. I have detailed examples of how to build an adjustable enlarger base in the various books I reference in designing my home darkroom. I.E. "Build Your Own Home Darkroom",...
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    Re: Enlarger Base Height - Beseler 45V-XL

    Thank you Bob.
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    Re: Enlarger Base Height - Beseler 45V-XL

    I appreciate the comments given - thank you.

    I'm of the opinion that I presented my question poorly. Too much specific information about my darkroom dimensions, asking for specific measurement for...
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    Re: Enlarger Base Height - Beseler 45V-XL

    Thanks Bob. You reminded me of something my father told me 40+ years ago when I was helping him relocate one of his enlargers in his darkroom. He was very specific about reaching the controls while...
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    Re: Enlarger Base Height - Beseler 45V-XL

    Thanks sir for your comments. I'm want to print up to 16"x20" with a 150mm lens for my 4x5 negatives.
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    Re: Enlarger Base Height - Beseler 45V-XL

    Thanks Ed for your reply. I've got two 150mm enlarger lenses. An El-Nikkor f/5.6 (latest version) and a Schneider Componon-S f/5.6 (latest version). I'm looking for similar lenses for my 120 work. If...
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    Re: Enlarger Base Height - Beseler 45V-XL

    Daniel - Unfortunately, my enlarger is not installed yet. So making such a measurement is not currently possible. I'm in the process of constructing the expansion of our unused kitchen pantry and I'm...
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    Enlarger Base Height - Beseler 45V-XL

    I'm in the process of expanding our unused kitchen pantry to create a dedicated darkroom space. I've recently acquired a "like new" Beseler 45V-XL enlarger with many extras. The extras include...
  29. Thread: June Portraits

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    Re: June Portraits

    Terrific work Peter.
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    Re: My Set Up for Film Holder Labels

    I use a Brother brand label maker. Their 6mm/0.23" TZ-Tape fits nearly perfectly on my Toyo film holders. Only minor trimming is needed. While each label stays affixed to the film holders and does...
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    Re: Custom Sink - How to get the drain "in sump"?

    I'd be very interested in seeing your plans. Thank you for that kind offer.
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    :):):)
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    Re: Custom Sink - How to get the drain "in sump"?

    My eldest son owns a polymer coating business. He will be coating the sink with some type of high-end epoxy.
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    I'm finally getting started on my home darkroom. Our pantry has gone unused for a while now. After much discussion, my wife agreed to let me expand the pantry and convert it into my darkroom....
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    Custom Sink - How to get the drain "in sump"?

    I'm pleased to be getting started on my home darkroom. I'm expanding our unused pantry and will be pouring concrete later this week.

    As part of this work, I'll be building a 2'-6" x 10' custom...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Alan expressed my sentiments very well. Terrific work Alasdair.
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    ALCOVES 69, 70, 71 v.1 - Gillespie Dam, Arizona

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49875379102_2396f4cfd8_h.jpg ALCOVES 69, 70, 71 v.1 - Gillespie Dam, Arizona by Jeff D. Welker, on Flickr
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    I could not agree more :o
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    I'm not trying to engage in a "best lens" debate and apologize if my initial post left that impression. My normal tendencies are to acquire the most modern large format lenses I can afford. As a...
  40. The Lens Ravings of a Quarantined Large Format Mind...

    The Nikkor 300mm f/9 lens is currently the longest focal length in my 4x5 kit. Out of boredom, but with genuine interest, I’ve been doing some research on the Fujinon C 300mm f/8.5 lens. I note that...
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