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    Re: post your trees!

    lassethomas, an intriguing image.
  2. Thread: Cemeteries

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    Re: Cemeteries

    David, well seen. Nice idea.
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    Re: Northern Virginia/Washington, DC

    I'm in Loudoun Cty, VA. Looking forward to looking back on the pandemic and getting out with other photographers occasionally.
  4. Re: Diffraction. When does it really matter with LF?

    At the risk of redundancy, I'll sing my note about portraiture, as an illustration of principle.

    Others have noted that the final result, or look, you desire to achieve, is determining. Not every...
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    Re: post your Architecture photographs!

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

    Bryan, I find the second one exceptionally good.
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    Re: post your trees!

    Michael, what a painterly image! A pleasure.
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    Re: post your trees!

    Jim, gmed, and h2oman, all especially fine work.
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    Re: Hello from Amsterdam

    Welcome, and yes you certainly will!
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Well done, Bryan.
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    Re: Darkroom Safe Light

    Good news for at least some of you amber-safelight-preference B&W printers! As promised, I tested the SuperBrights amber LED S 11 screw base-type bulb, 7.5-Watt equivalent....
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    Re: Some critique please

    Badler, I can’t comment on the technical aspects of working with plates, but I can share ideas as one seeking to improve my own portraiture. I agree with others that you did fine for this occasion....
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    Re: LED enlarger head design

    That's a pretty big light at 13+ inches square and it says -- oddly?? -- that it's 8" deep. I guess you're using it for 8x10. I have only a D2 for 4x5.
  14. Thread: 6x17 Images

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    Re: 6x17 Images

    sort of a musical metaphor. Fun.
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    Re: LED enlarger head design

    The Modern Enlarger heads looked excellent, especially the one that never saw the light, pardon the pun. JB Harlin, whose design I cited above, noted that making something like this more than a DIY...
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    Re: Ilford's multi-contrast filters

    I don't recall when the change was made; someone else will. Probably in the lat3 1980s or early 1990s.
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Dabsond, looks like a beaut!
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    Re: LED enlarger head design

    Thanks. I continue to hope that some enterprising individual(s) will find a way to make a reasonably-priced solid product with the best ideas from the available designs and prototypes. Of course, the...
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    Re: Post Your Photos Made At Close Distance

    Love the typewriter and code.
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    Re: Ilford's multi-contrast filters

    Ben, I don't know that you'll get exactly the same. However, the color of the Ilford filters was changed many years ago, at which time they explained that the significantly paler color of the new...
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    Looks good to me; in fact, luxurious when I recall the decades before I was able to have running water in my darkroom, which was either part of my bedroom or, later, either part or all of another.
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    Re: Darkroom Safe Light

    I have just ordered a few amber S11 bulbs and will test and post. I use Ilford Warmtone fiber.
  23. Thread: Hi from Spain

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    Re: Hi from Spain

    Greetings. Looking forward to your images!
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    Re: The Setup and the Shot

    ericantonio, nice portraits! Seeing your "making it work" set-up reminded me of my discovery years ago of how much of the same is done behind the scenes in Hollywood and other filmmaking. While there...
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    Re: Favorite Focusing Loupe?

    Alan, if the your unadjustable loupe is too close rather than too far, and if it is one similar to my unadjustable Wista loupe, which is round (see below; you may find a better photo in a web...
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    Re: Is this Bromide Drag? Help!

    Regarding scale-compression, two suggestions. See if you can find John Sexton's description of his 'slogger' technique with highly dilute developer (he uses, or used, Kodak RT with Tmax). It involves...
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    Re: Tiny Format Portraits

    Actually from last year, never posted.
    Mamiya 645, HP5.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50502819633_6c2f7a86ee_b.jpg
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    LED enlarger head design

    I was on a Zoom call yesterday with some other LF photographers, including the owners of the site linked below. At the bottom of the page, you'll find a PDF of JB's 8x10 LED head design. Way out of...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    I agree completely. Well done.
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    Re: Favorite Focusing Loupe?

    I use a pair of clip-ons. It took me a while to remember to flip them up when using the loupe for fine focusing -- loupe doesn't allow focus otherwise -- but they're great for seeing the ground...
  31. Thread: Print Washing

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    Re: Print Washing

    Doremus, topping up toner is another thing to perhaps try again, but what I was referring to is my assumption that transferring directly from fixer to toner, or mixing toner in wash aid instead of...
  32. Re: Photographing Darkroom Prints To Be Shown Online

    Depending on the size of your prints and their surface characteristic, here are some considerations:

    The flatter the print, the better, as this reduce the angles that can produce glare. If you...
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    Re: Favorite Focusing Loupe?

    I have two Toyos, one which focuses and one which doesn't otherwise apparently identical. Optics are MUCH better than the plastic Agfas et al.

    When I need to view edges or corners, I simply...
  34. Thread: Print Washing

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    Re: Print Washing

    Thanks, Doremus. My reason for not taking the direct fixer-to-toner route is the same as for not taking the toner-in-wash aid route -- using up the toner. All this discussion has me rethinking things...
  35. Thread: Print Washing

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    Re: Print Washing

    Vaughn, I salute your resolve and fortitude! Whatever it takes (there must be some exalted Latin phrase for that). I cannot, myself, imagine doing that for each print.

    Doremus, I meant to mention...
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    Re: Print Washing

    Doremus, thank you, as always, for your thoughtful and well-informed reply. n a couple of points:

    Although I have since switched to TF-5 from Ilford 1:4 rapid fix, I did run a residual silver test...
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    Re: Print Washing

    I ran a print washing test today and thought I’d pass along my result. I got zero stain anywhere on any print, using Photographers’ Formulary (PF) residual hypo test. PF says it’s not sensitive...
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    Re: Tiny Format Portraits

    Well done, John.
  39. Re: Cable release solutions for a recessed board?

    I used one of these when I had a 75mm on a recessed board on a Toyo. Perfect.
    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/109446-REG/Kaiser_206148_Cable_Release_Adapter_L.html
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Lassethomas, as has happened several times before with your photographs, the image is so large that I am unable to reduce the page sufficiently to see the entirety on my monitor. I can see about 3/4...
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