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RE: "Dick Stevens' book."

These are the thing one does sometimes without the aide of an editor; make
mistakes. I did find my copy. I thought that came through in the earlier
post.  You can however, infer that for those of us that know the platinum
story, we knew when to duck so the branch wouldn't hit us. And that we also
know when to skim to what we need rather than go deep into the forest to get
lost in a thicket of explanations.  You can also infer that Dick is not a
particularly good story teller, and that lack of ability does hinder some
readers to flow into and become part of, a new or unfamiliar activity. 

When will I read it again? Perhaps after I get done playing with Lightroom
and beating Adobe up for not allowing NON maximized PSD files to be imported
or that there is no way to export a text file of those files that don't get
imported for any number of reasons.  I also have a boat load of images just
waiting to be processed.   

I am sorry but you're just going to need to wait on that 1/2 mil. : ) 

I need no new wheels, as these are rolling along just fine. 


Eric Neilsen Photography
4101 Commerce Street
Suite 9
Dallas, TX 75226
Skype ejprinter
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Judy Seigel [mailto:jseigel@panix.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 6:18 PM
> To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
> Subject: RE: "Dick Stevens' book."
> Eric wrote...
> > ...Judy has commented that she is no platinum expert and it could be
> that
> > that contributes to Dick's lack of story telling from his working notes.
> Hey Eric, it could be that Judy is just stupid because she doesn't
> understand the meaning of the sentence above, either...
> By sheer generosity, I infer two possible meanings, one that I need a
> "story,", the other that I would have understood the "story" if I knew
> platinum. Either way, oh gimme a break.  Was that book title "Kallitype
> for people who know platinum and are good at extrapolating?"
> And yes, the contradictions I cite were there. You may have missed them
> because, knowing platinum you were so confident you didn't sweat/check
> details...  BUT, if you'll bet me a million dollars, I'll go find them
> (assuming I can find the book, which I could have sold on e-Bay or given
> to the thrift shop).
> Meanwhile, if you can find *your* book, go read that first chapter again,
> and tell us whether *you* would have started a book about how to print
> kallitype with that nonsense.... and then get me my... well, I'll settle
> for 500 thou.
> J.