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Forum: Photography in general 14th May 2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By longhouselife
Hand check at Toronto Pearson also. Both outward...

Hand check at Toronto Pearson also. Both outward and return flights.

I had all my films in zip-lock bags. 120 all sealed as fresh films are, 35mm the security opened up one or two canisters to...
Forum: Photography in general 14th May 2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By longhouselife
I carried a LOT of film to Canada from UK this...

I carried a LOT of film to Canada from UK this last year. I took it all through as Carry-On.

I asked for a hand search of my camera bag (at Manchester), this was not an issue when I explained to...
Forum: Cameras - Pinhole 23rd April 2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,650
Posted By longhouselife
Yes, first try with a solargraph. Using a...

Yes, first try with a solargraph. Using a pinhole box only a couple of months. Started with just a cardboard box all taped up, rebuilt that box this week from 5mm foamcore board. The solargraph is...
Forum: Photography in general 23rd April 2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By longhouselife
and, in fairness - unknown to yourself, I have no...

and, in fairness - unknown to yourself, I have no phone here, no mobile reception without heading up a mountain, can't drive anywhere as we are not connected to a road network and my internet is a...
Forum: Photography in general 22nd April 2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By longhouselife
All well and good when you don't live off the...

All well and good when you don't live off the west coast of Scotland..!

I have though had absolutely exemplary service and satisfaction from Ffords in Beauly.

MWCC were quick enough to update...
Forum: Cameras - Pinhole 22nd April 2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,650
Posted By longhouselife
I/m currently 8 weeks into a 12 week exposure...!

I/m currently 8 weeks into a 12 week exposure...!
Forum: Photography in general 22nd April 2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By longhouselife
Thumbs down MW Classic Cameras

I don't know how many folks here know this company (MW Classic Cameras) or whether you have used them in the past..?

My experience has been Extremely Poor however.

I enquired earlier this year...
Forum: Darkroom 19th April 2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By longhouselife
Not quite a 'blank' page though. Search out the...

Not quite a 'blank' page though. Search out the full-stop horizontal/vertical centre, click the link and keep clicking the link..!
Forum: Feedback and forum matters 25th March 2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,394
Posted By longhouselife
Both are database driven sites. I use Ffordes...

Both are database driven sites. I use Ffordes also and have a camera arriving from them today hopefully...

If you can access the Dev tools - usually by pressing F12 on the keyboard, click on the...
Forum: Feedback and forum matters 25th March 2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,394
Posted By longhouselife
I use a LINUX based system - so zero issues with...

I use a LINUX based system - so zero issues with slowly increasing resource drag. Firefox is the de-facto browser if you are concerned about any kind of Privacy issues.

V Bulletin 5 is the...
Forum: Monochrome Film 13th March 2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,449
Posted By longhouselife
It's a bit of paper..! Hell of a lot cheaper than...

It's a bit of paper..! Hell of a lot cheaper than some electronics. and very easy to use. :D
Forum: Monochrome Film 13th March 2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,449
Posted By longhouselife
This may be useful: ...

This may be useful:
http://www.darkroomautomation.com/support/stopsruler.pdf

and this to work out the times:
http://www.darkroomautomation.com/support/stopstableforruler.pdf
Forum: Art and aesthetics 11th March 2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,512
Posted By longhouselife
First colour....

Friend just sent me this link : https://www.boredpanda.com/first-color-photos-vintage-old-autochrome-lumiere-auguste-louis/

116 of the oldest colour photographs, mind blowing - colour, sharpness,...
Forum: Darkroom 1st March 2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,269
Posted By longhouselife
It was mainly as a way of dealing with thin...

It was mainly as a way of dealing with thin negatives.

On the LED front though, I also have a Valoy II. What bulb are you using..? You say you have not had any issues, not even with latent warm-up...
Forum: Photography in general 23rd February 2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 885
Posted By longhouselife
Not for many years. I used to shoot 35mm...

Not for many years.

I used to shoot 35mm without any issues back in the late 70's early 80's while I was mountaineering in the Alps at altitudes to 15500 ft.

I shot entirely on Kodak Kodachrome...
Forum: Darkroom 17th February 2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,269
Posted By longhouselife
So, I just did a quick barnyard test... ...

So, I just did a quick barnyard test...

Using my Minolta IVf lightmeter set directly under the lens and on the baseboard.

ASA set at 400. (I don't think this will matter, just enough to get a...
Forum: Darkroom 17th February 2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,269
Posted By longhouselife
Thanks for the responses, so far... The...

Thanks for the responses, so far...

The reason I was asking was to see if there was a way of, obviously, increasing exposure times. I have a number of negs (35mm) where when trying to print at 5x7...
Forum: Darkroom 17th February 2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,269
Posted By longhouselife
Using filters to increase ND

Reading a little in other posts about being able to increase Exposure times through using filters to increase ND.

I have the in-built system of the LPL7700 head, I also have a set of Agfa colour...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 16th February 2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,486
Posted By longhouselife
Yes, I agree. I know many in my world of...

Yes, I agree.

I know many in my world of Outdoor Adventure that can tell you everything about a Canadian Canoe, this stroke and that stroke etc but have never really used one for its purpose......
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 16th February 2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,486
Posted By longhouselife
Yes, all helps. Sometimes I wonder if I have...

Yes, all helps.

Sometimes I wonder if I have a natural inclination to make life complicated because I see some value to be gained from knowing..? When actually, in this case, I should just shoot...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 15th February 2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,486
Posted By longhouselife
I have a copy of The Negative. I've found...

I have a copy of The Negative.

I've found the David Allen comment here on FADU. It would take me at least 10 reads to get my head around what he writes. As someone who has spent their life...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 15th February 2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,486
Posted By longhouselife
I did a pretty basic test of my paper the other...

I did a pretty basic test of my paper the other night.

It's Adox 311 Easy Print. The test I did was as follows:

LPL enlarger - all colour dials set to zero. I'm printing on 7x5 so set my...
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 15th February 2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,486
Posted By longhouselife
film/dev/print testing thoughts

Having started to spend some time experimenting, practicing etc in the print process. Using negatives in both 35mm and 120 format, the Valoy and the LPL7700 enlargers, one paper/dev combination - I...
Forum: Darkroom 15th February 2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,869
Posted By longhouselife
You may well be able to see the image, but should...

You may well be able to see the image, but should be looking for the 'sometimes' subtle focusing of the 'grain.' So far as I know in my limited experience :)
Forum: Art and aesthetics 15th February 2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 717
Posted By longhouselife
YouTube Photography links

Here are just one or three of the YouTube channels I have watched on and off and generally keep going back to...

There is a lot out there with many folks offering their wisdom, or lack of it,...
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