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Re: dig negs (Burkholder)

I would be the first to congratulate Dan Burkholder on his pioneering work with Digital Negatives.  In fact I do so in my eBook.  It took a tremendous amount of hard work, time and money for him to perfect the concept of making prints with digital negatives—and he truly was the first.

I have had the privilege to meet Dan and Jill on a number of occasions and have always found them delightful to talk to.  There really has never been a sense of adversarial competition—only mutual respect.  How could you not like someone as good natured and kind hearted and talented as Dan and Jill?

It is not unusual for people to ask me whether they should buy Dan's book or mine—I always reply that they should buy BOTH books.  How can you not afford to get as much information as possible about a subject?  Besides, Dan covers things in his book that I felt I didn't need to repeat.

By the way, I happen to have a beautiful PT/PD print of Dan's hanging in my living room.  He was kind enough to donate it to a photography auction that I put together as a fund raiser for the outpatient mental health clinic I ran in my previous life.  I liked it a lot and was lucky enough to outbid everyone else.  It is "Boats at Pokhara, Nepal"  I still love the image/print—it has staying power.

All of us learn from others.  If we take the time to listen and stop talking for a minute, we might actually learn something valuable.  I have made great friends in photography in the past few years and have found the truly great photographers like Dan, Dick Arentz, Sandy King, Sam Wang, etc. are extremely generous with their time and talent.

You all know the saying that goes ..."We stand on the shoulders of giants"...or something to that effect...

Best Wishes,
Mark Nelson

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