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Re: Sandy's new camera


But there was a picture of me in all three of the pictures. Just look at that round picture in the background!! That is a portrait of me by Sam Wang in the same room!! See that round picture in the background?

I thought it was pretty obvious, but maybe it got lost in the shuffle. But I am definitely in the picture, all three times!!


At 11:35 PM -0500 12/11/07, Judy Seigel wrote:
Thanks for the URL Don... that was an interesting website, but I was extremely disappointed in the "pictures of Sandy's new camera."

I'd thought it would include a picture of Sandy... (sigh). It really should have of course.... Not least (but only partly) because a person in there would have helped to visualize the scale...

Even a photo with your cell phone would be better than nothing, Sandy...


On Tue, 11 Dec 2007, dsbryant@bellsouth.net wrote:

Folks can also see pictures of Sandy's new camera here:


No registration required.

Don Bryant>
-------------- Original message from Sandy King <sanking@clemson.edu>: --------------

Just want to thank Dave Soemarko for his LC-1B formula, which I just
used for the first time this evening in an attempt to do some BTZS
type testing with a Kodak Ortho lith film. I had forgotten about this
formula and did some initial tests with various other formulas, with
very bad results.

Then I remembered Dave's work on the formula that was published in
Post Factory, and in the book by Christopher James. So I went to
James, got the formula and mixed up the soup. It really worked great.
You have to really test this lith film carefully because it is
trigger happy in terms of contrast, but with a bit of work I was able
to derive data that should allow me to expose the film in the field
over a fairly wide range of SB R and develop for continuous tone.

I might mention that the immediate reason for this testing lies in
the fact that I just took delivery on a new Richard Ritter 20X24"
camera. Very rigid, with a full range of movements, and weighs 23
lbs! I have some continuous tone film on hand but at the current
price I thought it might be interesting to get used to the camera
with lith film, which is much less expensive. And as luck would have
it, I have a couple hundred sheets of Kodak Ortho lith film, so that
is what I am experimenting with. With the very good success I have
had with the Soemarko LC-1B formula I figure in a day or two I will
be ready to load the new featherweight camera in the SUV and hit the

BTW, if anyone is interested in seeing pictures of the feather weight
20X24, go here,

Also note the round photography in the background of all three
pictures. That photograph is a portrait of me made by the famous
photographer Sam Wang.

Sandy King>