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Hilary Edgewater

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Our daughter, Hilary, at my parents’ home in Cooperstown, New York  1981

Gowland 4×5 Pocket Monorail View Camera, 120mm f5.6 Fixed Focal Length Lens, Exposure 1/90 at f8.0 Panatomic-X Rated ASA 25, no filter

This image is private and is not offered for sale or licensing.

Jay Dusard Point Lobos, CA

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Jay is seen conducting a class for large-format Zone System photographers near Weston Beach at Point Lobos State Park located south of Monterey, California. 1979

Gowland 4×5 Pocket Monorail View Camera, 90mm f5.6 Fixed Focal Length Lens, Exposure 1/90 at f11 Kodak Tri-X Rated ASA 160, K2 filter Processed N-2 in HC-110

Lilies and Fence, Menlo Park

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Gowland Pocket View  150mm  1/8  f22  2X Bellows Factor  Tri-X 4×5 film rated at ASA 160 and processed N-2  no filter  1979

Gray Door, East Palo Alto

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In 1978, the seedy urban areas around East Palo Alto were being gentrified.  This was one of the old industrial buildings marked for demolition.

Century View 8×10 320mm 1/15 f22 no filter Tri-X Iso 160 normal development in HC-110.

Otter Rock, Point Lobos

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Photographing at Point Lobos in Big Sur, California in 1979, I found this water-carved rock that reminded me of a sea otter floating on its back.

Gowland Pocket View 90mm 1/60 f16 no filter Tri-X rated ISO 160 and processed N-2 in HC-110

Guard House, Tower of London, England

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On a whirlwind business trip to 4 countries in 6 days in 1974, there was very little time for shooting.  I did manage to make this image despite the Bobbies who were suspicious of my intentions.

Gowland Pocket View 4×5 90mm 1/30 f16 no filter Tri-X rated ISO 160 and processed normally.

Urban Birches, New York City

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I encountered this scene in Midtown Manhattan early one morning in 1974.

Gowland Pocket View 4×5 90mm 1/30 f16 no filter Tri-X rated ISO 160 normal processing in HC-110.

Moth on Caterpillar, Mexico

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One of the oldest images in the collection, this was made in 1963 on an irrigation construction project in Mexico east of Culican, Sinaloa.  A moth had alighted on the large cable running around the rear of a Caterpillar tractor.

Nikon F2 35mm 1/30 f5.6 no filter Pan-X rated at ISO 25 and processed normally.

Mud Channels, South San Francisco

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The Circle Star Theater was a performance venue in San Carlos south of San Francisco, California off Highway 101 in 1979; it has since been demolished.  If one could find a legal place to stop  east of the Highway, there are some very interesting mud flats.  The mud can be treacherous, so extreme caution and a partner are advised.  I got out the 8×10 view camera to make this image of the natural fracturing of the mud as it dried as the tide went out. The clumps are approximately 1×2 feet (30.5×61 cm).

Century View 320mm 1/15 F22 K2 filter, Tri-X rated ISO 160 and processed N-2 in HC-110.

Wheelbarrow, Cooperstown

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In 1987, my parents were having a home built in Cooperstown, New York.  During the construction, a contractor’s wheelbarrow made in interesting composition in the slanting late afternoon light.

Gowland Pocket View 90mm 1/15 at f22 with a K2 filter, Tri-X rated ISO 160 and processed N-2 in HC-110.

Wacky House, Palo Alto

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Diving north on I280 near the San Andreas Fault in 1976, I saw this unusual home to the east.

Gowland Pocket View 1/15, f22 no filter, Tri-X rated ISO 160 and processed N-2.