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    Re: post your trees!

    Never knew I was a dancer/'Till Delilah showed me how

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49912825191_b101b412af_c.jpg5x7yellowjacket3B by J Barnes, on Flickr

    Still working the kinks out of my...
  2. Re: A brief article on digital image "toning": Advanced Color Fill Method in Photosho

    Excellent, thanks--FWIW, "Blend If" in PS at least lets you "split" the sliders to control transitions a bit, but I imagine your Curves approach is a bit more nuanced.:)
  3. Re: A brief article on digital image "toning": Advanced Color Fill Method in Photosho

    Great tutorial as always, thanks!:) Speaking of split toning, I was wondering if you've come up with an approach that catches the selenium/gold tone vibe? (I've been looking at a lot of Thomas...
  4. Re: Which State is the Best State for Landscape Photographers to Live?

    I'm not sure if you got to kick around Washington State much, but there was actually a pretty substantial emigration from WNC to the Darrington area back in the first half of the 20th C with folks...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Another PSA:): if you're regularly wading through the stuff, in the name of domestic harmony, think about segregating your wash away from your wife's clothes in case she's a little more sensitive to...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Ha, as I might have mentioned before, histamine reactions increase with exposure--you'll know when you've voided your warranty.:)
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Let's see: Christmas fern (?), Virginia Creeper, Poison Ivy...that might be the only ten square feet of Georgia without kudzu.:) At any rate, well seen as they say--and the Portra seems to be...
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    Re: DSLR Scanning - Signal / Noise

    Ah, definitely--I'm quite fond of the K-5 as-is...great ergonomics and a bomber build.:) For my purposes, it might make sense to just optimize the hardware (copy stand, light source, etc.) and see...
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    Re: DSLR Scanning - Signal / Noise

    Peter, Sandy, Sperdy--Thanks for the replies! I do have a Pentax K-5 (ASP-C, 16MP, with AA filter) so was looking at the used Pentax market. At around $300, you can get a K-5ii without AA filter;...
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    Re: DSLR Scanning - Signal / Noise

    Peter, out of curiosity, had you removed the AA filter from your D200 for scanning? FWIW, I'm mulling over a DSLR for scanning relatively big negatives (5x7) for fairly small prints, and was...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Subtitled, "Why I roll with an internal frame backpack.";) At any rate, I'll try to do a (much) better job in the field: the "keep digging, there must be a pony in here somewhere" approach I find...
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    Re: post your trees!

    Ha, thanks--not quite as bucolic as DavidF's Cotswolds (or AA Milne's Sussex), rather early Cormac McCarthy and Christopher Robin in his over-hauls playing a banjer...:)
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    Re: post your trees!

    DavidF's square crop from the Cotswolds inspired this rather severe hack out of my first 5x7 attempt--call it "The Hunnert Acres Wood.":rolleyes:
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    Re: post your trees!

    What a wonderful scene...:) That might be one you have to see 20"x20" to appreciate all the moving parts, though I could also see a 5x7 crop across the bottom (or even a 1:2.5 with a bit of the left...
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    Re: Linhof vs Berlebach for Sinar Norma

    Ah, but if you got the Franz Bagyi edition, "frog-level" would be a piece of cake, even if you had to hunker a bit on your conventional shots...:)...
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    Re: How do you set up your tripod?

    A nice précis--much appreciated.:)
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    Re: How do you set up your tripod?

    Ha, it's dog hobble (Leucothoe) and rhododendron in these parts that dump you into creekbeds (or, if your risk/reward matrix is totally skewed, lead you to use deadfalls like scaffolding:))

    At...
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    Re: How do you set up your tripod?

    Excellent, I definitely envy you your open woods--I've often thought that a climbing tree stand would come in handy, though the Federales in the GSMNP might look askance.:) At any rate, your...
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    Re: How do you set up your tripod?

    Excellent, thanks! I'll have to do some experiments to see what kind of "angle of attack" I can get away with--I find I'm using a 240/9 G-Claron a lot these days, so the ~300mm IC ought to give me a...
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    Re: How do you set up your tripod?

    Very useful thread! A kinda/sorta related question: given a lens with a generous IC and a camera with reasonable movements, once you run out of tripod height and front rise, what's a reasonable...
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    Re: Just Leaves

    Excellent, I imagine that took a pretty steady hand.:) (FWIW, it's still a learning process for me to learn how greens/grays will sift out in black-and-white...I have played around with both green...
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    Re: Just Leaves

    Mimosa?:p Very nice--I'm impressed how light a tone the greens left you with. A question: assuming the bracken is angled 20-degrees, can assume that you tilted both front and rear standard forward...
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    Well, hopefully not too far that you can't roll into Loudon to the Tic Toc.:)
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    Re: Faces and Places of Appalachia

    Ha, did you ever see this bit of street art off of Market Square?:)
    https://live.staticflickr.com/2900/14604007862_2b9869b47d.jpgpopcorn1 by J Barnes, on Flickr

    At any rate, very glad to see you...
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    Re: SINAR Norma: Now I get it!

    We few, we happy few...:)

    Great choice, but with a few tweaks, the Norma is eminently fieldable as well...here's a thread to get you started, but there are a couple of ways to skin that cat:...
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    Re: Stearman Press SP-810

    You've got to be ecstatic over those clematis finger stamens, no?

    At any rate, I'm really looking forward to your experiments across the "output spectrum" with this relatively burly Pyrocat...
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    Re: 4x5 or 8x10

    Ha, given your BBQ background, just think of 5x7 as a primal cut, with basically every aspect ratio you might use, from square to pano, having at least the same film area as a 4x5.:) (FWIW, for some...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    La petite mort perhaps:o...'yotes come into estrus through mid-March in this part of the world. At any rate, glad you had the big hammer at hand--1:2.5 continues to just work for me, especially on...
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    Re: Stearman Press SP-810

    Excellent, I'd be very interested in your approach to using both with 5x7--I picked up an Orbital a few months before the Stearman became available for 5x7. FWIW, I'm using 400ml of solution with...
  30. Re: My new backpack, Seek Outside Exposure 5000

    Ha, been there, done that--not the worst fate for any of us!:) FWIW, I've got a brother up in The Woodlands, but haven't explored your part of the world very seriously other than a quick trip to Big...
  31. Re: My new backpack, Seek Outside Exposure 5000

    I think the classic weight distribution for externals is light on top, light on bottom, with the dense stuff being placed in the center, closest to your spine--of course you'd want to do several...
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    That's a neat idea--IIRC, there's a gent here on LFPF who does precisely that: I remember that he's out in Colorado, shoots a lot of tele, but sadly can't remember his screen name. (Perhaps I should...
  33. Re: My new backpack, Seek Outside Exposure 5000

    For myself, I wouldn't hang up on top-loaders vs. panel-loaders as much as I would make sure that I had a big enough pack that I could segregate my minimal 4x5 kit--either in a dedicated camera...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Wonderful work--the first especially is evocative...:)
  35. Re: My new backpack, Seek Outside Exposure 5000

    Excellent, I look forward to some more reviews when you put some miles on it!
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    Excellent, that looks quick to work out of as well.:) BTW, what is your shelter system? I've gone to a Six Moons Lunar Duo, but I must admit that my humid conditions here in the SE can stress even...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Excellent, thanks for elaborating--leaf litter for some reason gives me fits, but everything here just lays-in nicely.:)
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    I definitely keep being more impressed the more I look at this one, especially since it seems to be a scene where contrast could get on the wild-and-wooly side. Did you do much special with the...
  39. Re: Backpacks for 4X5 with 3 small lenses and Chamonix F2

    Excellent, as I said in my original reply, I don't think you'll max out any pack with your current load-out, so hopefully you're set to hit the trail.:) However, if that also applies literally, ;)...
  40. Re: Backpacks for 4X5 with 3 small lenses and Chamonix F2

    Very cool--definitely an "agile" pack it seems.:) FWIW, I've become a fan of Hill People Gear packs--if your days afield involve a bit off-trail scrambling, I haven't come across a better shoulder...
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