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    Re: Chamonix cameras in action in Tibet

    Quote Originally Posted by Jody_S View Post
    Amazing film, great adventure. Are the images online anywhere?
    Since some of his wet plate works are about religious life in Tibet, Hass's has been banned in China to display his photographic images to public for the last few years.

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    Re: Chamonix cameras in action in Tibet

    Quote Originally Posted by Two23 View Post
    How did they keep the developer warm?


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    They used black plastic bottles. Strong sunlight in the morning would rapidly increase the temperature of the chemicals. They used black plastic sheets to cover the white tent (their darkroom) to increase the temperature by sunlight and keep everything warm.

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    Re: Chamonix cameras in action in Tibet

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugo Zhang View Post
    They used black plastic bottles. Strong sunlight in the morning would rapidly increase the temperature of the chemicals. They used black plastic sheets to cover the white tent (their darkroom) to increase the temperature by sunlight and keep everything warm.
    Clever.


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    Re: Chamonix cameras in action in Tibet

    I hesitate to ask what to me seems an obvious question: why chose to shoot wet plate rather than sheet film, since Chamonix cameras can do both? Logistically and ecologically it would have been easier, although perhaps I can answer my own question with another question, "why do some make a point of climbing Mt. Everest (Chomolungma) without using oxygen, although the alternative would be easier?"

    Switching subjects, a book I have which combines Tibet and large format is "Whispered Prayers, Portraits and Prose of Tibetans in Exile," by Stephen R. Harrison. Not mountain photography, but sharing the subject of Tibet, and in Harrison's case, all photographs taken with a 7x17 Canham.

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    Re: Chamonix cameras in action in Tibet

    I'd surmise that wet plate was the chosen medium, and the whole point all along. Why would someone bring larger more tedious equipment to begin with for sake of contact prints when there are much more petite alternatives - cause they want to! No other rationale needed. Why did I backpack in the mountains with heavy large format gear for forty years - cause it wouldn't have been the same if I didn't. I doubt anyone engages in this forum if they aren't some kind of logistical fool.

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