History of photography
Whoo, all those questions! I'll try to answer them, but I may have to spread out the work. If I avoid comment on something, it may be because for one reason or another (eg I have no opinion) I'd prefer not to comment, or it could be that I'll comment later. (Isn't WP mysterious?) So try to be patient. -- Hoary (talk) 12:51, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
A word in defense of vernacular photography. Yes of course poppycock has been written to promote it, but then whatever your taste in photography I'm sure that dreary articles written in the most awful MFA-speak (citing French philosophasters, etc) have been devoted to it or something like it.
At its discerningly collected best, vernacular photography (or whatever you prefer to call it) can be superb. I particularly recommend Jeffrey Fraenkel's The Book of Shadows: the RRP is high and the online oligopolists charge a lot, but remaindered copies turn up. And just today I was looking through a copy of a second good book: Now Is Then: Snapshots from the Maresca Collection. -- Hoary (talk) 13:44, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
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Stephenson gear help
Hi Jim. Thanks for your help with the Stephenson gear. Please see my response to some of your items at the Stephenson valve gear talk page. I look forward to your editing on related topics. Your non-Stephenson/mechanical editing is already beyond mine. I'm relatively new at Wikipedia editing. Please ask me regarding any mechanical questions at my talk page. Best, Doug.. Douglas Nelson Turner (talk) 05:04, 12 September 2014 (UTC)