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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    One from earlier this year, March 2019. Taken at Alport Castles, Peak District National Park, UK. Its the result of a landslip thought to be the largest landslide in the UK. The light was lovely,...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Very nice Mohammad!
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    Re: My 4x5 set up for Hiking

    I'm probably on the thin side of an average sized bloke!! Think 5'7'' and 126 lb (173 cm, 60 Kg), runner build, which I do. The camera gear comes in 8-9 Kg, camping kit 4-5 kg then the backpack...
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    Re: My 4x5 set up for Hiking

    Drew,

    I'm sorry my asking you how you managed to carry two weeks worth of food and film supplies descended into "a not very nice place". Certainly wasn't intended. I take people as they come...
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    Re: My 4x5 set up for Hiking

    Hi Drew,

    Can you tell me how you manage to do this?

    Asking because I camp out with camera supplies for overnighters, use lightweight titanium stuff, light tent (1.4 kg), real trekking...
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    A little waterfall in Snowdonia National Park, Wales, UK taken in early July 2019. The water here is really clear and the rocks below the river are slate grey. With a blue sky overhead, shade and...
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    A cloud inversion, first I've ever witnessed, back in March 2019 at Winnats Pass, Peak District National Park, UK.

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  8. Re: Pentax spotmeter - replacement battery cover or alternative?

    Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who replied.

    I tried Pentax/Ricoh. UK service side were useless...too old a tool apparently. Usefully, Pentax USA told me the contact details of the UK...
  9. Re: Pentax spotmeter - replacement battery cover or alternative?

    Thanks everyone for your input. Much appreciated.

    Hollywood is a fair way from Cambridge, England so I'll try locally first!

    Cheers

    Graham
  10. Pentax spotmeter - replacement battery cover or alternative?

    Hi Folks,

    I have a digital pentax spotmeter - the sort that has a red read out of the EV. I needed to change the battery and managed to drop the battery cover in a stream, gone forever. Other...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Hi Steve,

    Technical question - I had to wait until back at home to look at my scanning software! Scanned as linear raw 48bit RGB and converted to 16 bit grey later.

    Cheers

    Graham
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Image taken at "Gypsy Bank", Peak District National Park, UK, late May this year. It's a view I've loved for a long time and have been there several times with my camera. Really looking for more...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Lovely Bryan.

    Graham
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    Tony,

    Thanks for chipping in. I stand corrected with the speeling, for my English makes some Welsh name places sound the same....it is from above the shores of Llyn y Gader. I was staying for a...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Thanks Phillip
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    Another image from the same week's holiday from the next morning. Looking at Y Garn in the immediate foreground and Mynydd Mawr in the background. I was above Llyn y Gadair, Snowdonia, Wales, UK. ...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Folks,

    An image taken back in late June at Llyn Bochlywd, Snowdonia National Park, Wales, UK. I was camping by the side of this lake which is in a hanging valley next to a well-known mountain...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Thanks Bill.

    Was a lovely place to be at the time as well.
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    An image from a holiday in Snowdonia, Wales, back in February. Start of a really unusually warm weather week! (Click for larger image)

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    Some more images from Snowdonia, February 2019, not mine related!

    Crepuscular Rays from Crimpiau
    At the end of walk over too many boggy fields and blocked "rights of way", we came to this view...
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    Some images from a week in the Snowdonia National Park, Wales. No snow and most unusually warm weather!

    The whole area was far more industrial than it is now, with a history of mining. This...
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    Some more autumnal images from the Scottish Highlands, this time around the Glencoe area and in colour!

    Backlit Birches, Kinlochleven
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    Thanks Fagrid and Louis!

    Graham
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    And another from Glen Affric, Scottish Highlands autumn 2018, amongst the damp silver birch trees

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    Chamonix 045N-2, Nikon 300mm f9@f16 and 1/3, 5s, Fuji Velvia 50. Epson V700 scan and...
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    And another image from further along where I've walked into the distant background to the left on the image previously posted. With such amazing colour all around, madness to make a black and white...
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    A favourite image from a trip to the Scottish Highlands, Autumn 2018. I "mislaid" the negative and had to wait some time taking more images to make it worthwhile to get the film developed. Wish I...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Jim,

    Lovely image.

    Graham
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Thanks for your comments everyone, really appreciated.
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    Images from an autumnal trip to the Scottish Highlands (please click to see larger)

    1) With all that colour around, and it's a black and white image!
    Towards Mam Sodhail, Glen Affric
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    Beinn Eighe from Badachro

    And still at the height of autumnal colour in northwest Scotland, I take a black and white image (please click for larger)!

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    Mellon Udrigle Evening

    An image (please click to see larger) from a recent trip to the northwest of Scotland at the height of the autumnal colour......and I end up on the coast around sunset!!
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Cheers Jon!

    Graham
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    Autumnal images from Assynt-Coigach area in northwest Scotland (click for larger images).

    View from Sgurr an Fheidhler - a more or less moorland walk up a forever slope culminates in this amazing...
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    Re: Tripod questions, chamonix 045N-2, hiking

    Well, wanted to thank everyone that contributed to this thread.

    In the end I treated myself to a Gitzo 3 series mountaineer long tripod, GT3542L. Added a lighter but still capable ballhead, an...
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    Re: Tripod questions, chamonix 045N-2, hiking

    I never realised that this post would go on....

    and I'm quite liking reading all the posts by Drew too!
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    [QUOTE=Steven Ruttenberg;1449849]Looking at getting a 105L if I can find an Osprey or Gregory in that size that is a front load as well as top load.

    Must weight an impressive amount Steve? I'm...
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    Re: Tripod questions, chamonix 045N-2, hiking

    Thanks everyone - Drew, Jeff, Greg, Chester, Mark and others for taking the time to reply.

    I was thinking about your suggestion Drew of just using the legs alone, maybe with a levelling base, and,...
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    Re: Tripod questions, chamonix 045N-2, hiking

    Thanks Greg and Jeff.

    I've not heard of Novoflex. Are they pretty stable and not gimmicky?

    Cheers

    Graham
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    Tripod questions, chamonix 045N-2, hiking

    Hi Folks,

    I go hiking with my Chamonix 045n-2 and want to lighten my load. I have fairly light camping kit/boots and to reduce weight any further probably means reducing the weight of my...
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    Thanks Heroique.

    I'm curious if that's the "Hidden Valley" they're looking down into. Nice Scottish series.[/QUOTE]

    Unfortunately not...the trees are looking down into the main Glencoe Valley. ...
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