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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    I've seen many "bridal veil" water falls, but this is my first bridal veil tide.
  2. Thread: Sculpture

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    Re: Sculpture

    Simply steel and rivets.

    But is it more?

    My peripheral vision sees a giraffe; my direct gaze sees a giant space alien exploring earth.

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    Schneider 110XL/5.6
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    Re: post your canyons and gorges

    When I walk the forests of the Cascade range, a volcanic region, I often come across these splits in the landscape.

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    This is an old (andesite) lava flow that came down the sides of the...
  4. Re: Color correction filters for transparency film?

    I've used a Sekonic color meter at Glazers Camera in Seattle (their meter) to test B+W's 10-stop ND filter – which had been proving in my experience to be anything but "neutral" in the field for...
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    Re: Shot abandonment

    Yes, big sky clouds of Alberta and distant snowy peaks. And in the far distance, the shimmering mirage of a photographer, always staying just ahead of me, but leaving behind tantalizing evidence of...
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    Re: Shot abandonment

    Ah yes, mist drops and dew drops falling in a virgin forest.

    Release cable in hand, I've watched sword ferns taking direct hits – one here, one there, one everywhere – until finally abandoning the...
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    Re: Shot abandonment

    There's a situation where I've abandoned a shot a few times, even after dark slide is pulled, and cable is in hand…

    People in Washington, Oregon, and N. Calif. will perhaps understand my "pain."...
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    Re: Cut Out Cards aka Viewing Mask

    I don't leave home without my 4x5 viewing card.

    I use it for just about every composition I plan.

    It's the single most under-valued field tool among LF photographers. I've made this claim...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    That's more moon texture than I thought was there!

    The detail hiding deep inside a LF negative is often surprising – even astonishing – when focus, exposure, and shot technique are working for...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    I was curious if you might re-scan the negative for a cropped image, or simply crop from your existing scan if it can bear it. My eye sees an image in the left third of the image, but it's hard to...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Very nice, other-worldly, and I can't quite tell, but it looks like your exposure has captured detail on the moon's surface.

    I'd enjoy seeing an image cropped from this one so we can better...
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    Re: Shot abandonment

    I understand and appreciate this insight, though I can't say I've ever abandoned a landscape image for such a poetic reason.

    I have, however, acted this way for a few 35mm wildlife shots. An...
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    Re: Focusing at 1:1 magnification

    I love my Schneider 150mm f/9 g-claron lens, a process lens w/ a simple design and optimized for flat surfaces at 1:1. (But I love it even more for its tiny size, light weight, and general landscape...
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    Re: DOF and diffraction

    I think your sketch is a fine job illustrating your shooting situation.

    Except, at the bottom of that forbidding abyss in front of your camera, I would have drawn the skeletons of park visitors...
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    Quick note: If you see a fire and think it's new or unreported, call 911.

    There are additional ways to report, but this is easy to remember.

    Our D.N.R. in Wash. state is asking people to do...
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    Re: DOF and diffraction

    Yes, when the desired light is about to change or disappear, this is an approach that has allowed me to take home a satisfying (if not perfect) shot, rather than none at all.

    Other times, the...
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    Re: Shot abandonment

    Aw, shucks. ;^)

    I've been on the plains of Alberta, Canada, searching up-and-down for our fellow member Jim Kitchen.

    I never got closer than fresh tripod holes and a smoldering campfire, but I...
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    Re: Shot abandonment

    The point of no return! (That is, if one has film to spare.)

    This makes me curious if others reach a stage, like Vaughn, Bruce, and Brian, when the photo is going to be taken – hell or high water.
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has just issued a state of emergency due to the state's fires.

    They're popping-up all over the Cascade Mountains and growing fast.

    Here's a look at Oregon's ongoing Green...
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    Re: DOF and diffraction

    A beautiful image and interesting solution. As Doremus suggests, did you consider a wider lens and moving closer? I'm also curious if front-forward tilt, moving the focus plane through the middle of...
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    Shot abandonment

    You've set-up your camera and composed your shot. :D

    As you set the lens aperture, close and cock the shutter, insert your film holder, remove the dark slide, and hold the cable, you feel proud of...
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    Fires are rampant in Calif. and Oregon.

    Here in Wash. state, we've been spared the worst (for now).

    Does every LFer heading into dry woods check with their local forest service office before...
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    Re: Images of mistakes - good or bad..

    An early-morning shot of Lemhi Pass (N. Idaho), looking West – the same view Meriwether Lewis enjoyed (August, 1805) as he stepped from the Missouri River basin into the Columbia River basin.
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    Re: How does rear tilt affect front tilt?

    To reinforce the excellent lessons here about back tilt/front tilt on focus, AA adds an informative twist about back swing/front swing in The Camera.

    In a photo of a courthouse facade with...
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    Re: Organizing Film Holders

    If, by chance, you notice a "veteran" holder with a possible problem you've never noticed before – say a tiny crack, warped dark slide, quirky hinge – you might want to inspect your past shots from...
  26. Re: Questions about nominal vs. effective aperture for LF close-up work in a studio.

    Applying the appropriate bellows factor takes care of the difference between nominal and effective aperture, so on a practical level, you don't really need to understand the difference between the...
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    Re: Hi from Toronto!

    Welcome, and we're eager to see your first images – I hope a scanner is also in your future!
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    Re: Incident Metering Question

    If the barn you've attached is your scene, and you want texture in the shadowed barn walls and sunny white clouds, you're up for a challenge, no matter the meter!

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    Since you're shooting a...
  29. Re: Suggestions for a low cost incident light meter

    Have fun, a nice meter for the price.

    If you have a local camera shop, they often have testing equipment and could offer a complimentary meter test (or compare your meter with one of theirs). It...
  30. Re: My Omega Condensers have scratches - any negatives (hah) with using a diffuser?

    A new condenser set was a wise move.

    If you find one of the new condensers also has scratches (alas), put that one in the top position. It will be further away from the negative and less likely to...
  31. Re: 150mm lens suggestion for landscapes on a Cambo 45NX

    My 150 g-claron is my favorite lens, winning more affection than my Schneider XL 110mm or Fuji A 240. It’s tiny and light – of course, armchair photographers will tell field photographers that its...
  32. Thread: Is This Art?

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    Re: Is This Art?

    No matter the gender, Nigel Poor struggles with grammar, but more important, uses overly specialized language that empties it of meaning:


    "…She is interested in forms of portraiture and explores...
  33. Thread: LF Purity

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    Re: LF Purity

    Yes, this rain forest of big trees was on a deeply overcast day.

    Yet the scene contrast makes it look sunny.

    A situation where an uncoated lens can be useful. Alas, my Schneider 110mm and Type...
  34. Thread: LF Purity

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    Re: LF Purity

    The redwood filter is a key part of my kit too, up here in Wash. state. ;^)

    I love the details throughout the grove's wide contrast range.

    Is your "purity of light," when you find it, easier or...
  35. Thread: LF Purity

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    Re: LF Purity

    Vaughn's guess might not be the reason I started this thread, but it's just as good, maybe better! (And some of the replies are "weird" indeed, quite entertaining, even instructive.)

    The real...
  36. Thread: Why Crop?

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    Re: Why Crop?

    I hope it returns some day when our cropping is more advanced. :cool:
  37. Thread: Why Crop?

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    Re: Why Crop?

    Did you ask it, Why crop? :confused:
  38. Thread: Why Crop?

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    Re: Why Crop?

    It occurs to me that my 4x5 viewing card crops almost every landscape I shoot.

    Call me a 99% cropper.

    That's 99% of the time, not 99% of the film image!
  39. Thread: LF Purity

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    Re: LF Purity

    Very nice example, and to develop the point, one might compare this youthful work to his very different visualization of these same two people, in his Rondanini Pieta (below), from the last years of...
  40. Thread: LF Purity

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    Re: LF Purity

    A thoughtful post, plus I enjoyed your earlier comparison between Michelangelo's imagined figure inside the un-chiseled stone, and the LFer's visualized image before shutter snap. A purity of sorts...
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