AndrewAndrew Plume wrote:Dear 'Mr Thingy'
yes, this was clearly a "general off-topic post"
6 x 6, is as you say a great size...............why not flog the Hassy gear and pick up a 6 x 7 rfb, that way you've made a very decent turn and are able to do mf work with the movements and you can crop the negs too...............?
I've had a brief look at DT's work, very respectable, one Eliot Porter did all of the colour tree stuff (very many) years ago (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Eliot-Porter-In ... 1606061194) but of course the choice of subject material is no longer 'bottomless' etc etc
fwiw (and it's not for me to influence anyones interests vis a vis subject matter), if you're into 'trees per se' with the intention of creating some kind of 'artistic abstract images' and also abstracts generally, take a look at the work of Merg Ross (http://www.mergross.com/), friend of the incomparable Brett Weston and very much a living breathing artist. He is a genuine kind person
I also use 6x7 format in the form of the excellent Mamiya rangefinder, but my first "proper" camera after my childhood Kodax Instamatic was a TLR & it got me hooked on 6x6 format!
I have a good collection of books of Eliot Porter's work. He was one of the first LF photographers whose work I saw (his colour work was the first LF colour I saw!). I will explore Merg Ross.
Thingy alias Steve