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    Great composition. The natural vignetting keeps...

    Great composition. The natural vignetting keeps your eye on the ball, so to speak.
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    Thanks for the details David. The magnets are...

    Thanks for the details David. The magnets are very clever idea and I'm sure work well. Nice shutter too. I don't see nice steel boxes like yours around these parts but I haven't looked very hard...
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    This is a great start Ned. Do you have a ground...

    This is a great start Ned. Do you have a ground glass loupe? Seeing in the corners and edges can be tough but I have found if you angle your loupe or eye towards the lens opening it is easier to see....
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    [QUOTE=Ned.Lewis;127774]Hi Joe, The only bad...

    [QUOTE=Ned.Lewis;127774]Hi Joe,

    The only bad thing is that this beautiful old lens is on a camera made from foamcore and MDF... it deserves a beautiful handmade wooden camera, but I don't have the...
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    Excellent! Though these would stand on their own...

    Excellent! Though these would stand on their own very well as conventional images, the frames add a graphic dimension that is effective. I like the second one best. The composition leads the eye...
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    That looks to be the 'Cats Meow'. Like the...

    That looks to be the 'Cats Meow'. Like the stairwell shot a lot. Any chance of seeing the shutter assembly. Well done. Jim
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    Great set of images Jimmy. Much improved. I agree...

    Great set of images Jimmy. Much improved. I agree with Ned that is a good photo maker you have there. I recently converted a 6x9 folder and I don't like the perspective. Too wide and distorted. I...
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    I too have read about self masking or reciprocity...

    I too have read about self masking or reciprocity with POP papers but not sure I understand it. I guess it is basically the same thing with film. But with film it involves a time factor, ie. too long...
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    This is quite a project Joe. I like the fact the...

    This is quite a project Joe. I like the fact the pixels are not all evenly round. It gives it a more organic look as opposed to technical clarity. It will be interesting to see what different subject...
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    Great start Ned. Your getting very nice dmax....

    Great start Ned. Your getting very nice dmax. Many salt print I have seen are very weak in the shadows but look almost like pencil drawings. Regarding brush marks that may be the way the paper is...
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    Great composition and execution of the image. NPI...

    Great composition and execution of the image. NPI ;-) The only improvement I could think of would be hiring a model dressed in a flowing white gown and have her walk slowly though your composition...
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    Well done info-vid Joe. Regarding the under...

    Well done info-vid Joe. Regarding the under exposure of the test shot, does Harman Direct Positive have a reciprocity characteristic? I have never used it but am interested. Jim
  13. Thread: Mighty Kern

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    Mighty Kern

    I live on the South Fork of the Kern River. This shot is taken on the North or main fork of the river. It is a major water shed of the Southern Sierra Nevada mountains with it's head waters on the...
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    Great post. Looking forward to seeing some scans....

    Great post. Looking forward to seeing some scans. Jim
  15. Thread: Whirlpool

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    Thanks for the compliment Martin. Rotating...

    Thanks for the compliment Martin. Rotating anything is of interest to me. Here is a lensed camera shot of rotating leaves.

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    Thanks Ned and DRC. I underexposed the second...

    Thanks Ned and DRC. I underexposed the second one, didn't factor in enough extra time for the bellows extension, but I think is works OK. Jim
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    Another No Name Creek

    Out and about in the Sequoia National Forest again. Found this lovely creek with cedars and willows and mixed conifers. These photos were made with a pinhole I put into an old shutter from a 6x9...
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    Great results Danny. I especially like the first...

    Great results Danny. I especially like the first one. The composition is very pleasing. Jim
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    Excellent composition, very intriguing. I'm...

    Excellent composition, very intriguing. I'm relatively new here but feel welcome and I appreciate that. Happy New Year. Jim
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    Very interesting set. I too like the graphic...

    Very interesting set. I too like the graphic elements in No. 1. Nos. 2 & 3 look like they are printed on handmade tissue, don't tell it's development problems. The last one looks like it is raining...
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    Thanks Ned and Jimmy. The framing, well that's...

    Thanks Ned and Jimmy. The framing, well that's BGBG. :)
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    Good show Joe! Sorry, couldn't help myself. There...

    Good show Joe! Sorry, couldn't help myself. There are a number of innovative features here and that shutter is too cool. Where would you suggest looking for cheapo meniscus lens? Jim
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    Thanks Joe and Earl for the compliments. Earl,...

    Thanks Joe and Earl for the compliments. Earl, are you still selling the pinholes? I'm converting a stereo camera to pinhole but don't think I can hand make a matching pair of apertures. Jim
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    I like this. Well done.

    I like this. Well done.
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    Very beautiful photographs. The second one is a...

    Very beautiful photographs. The second one is a classy shot of a class place. I would like to try a ZP in my 4x5 some day. I have a darkroom and some litho film but have no idea what size to make a...
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