Hello fellow film lovers.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by cscurrier, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. cscurrier

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    I've been skimming through this forum for a little while now and should probably introduce myself. I'm amazed and so appreciative at the wealth of knowledge here. It's incredible. I mainly shoot 35mm with my two ME Supers. But I also enjoy hunting through thrift stores for bargain cameras and have acquired a couple Polaroid land cameras and vintage medium formats taking 620 or 120 film. Though my experience is pretty limited with MF, I really hope to shoot some more 120 film in the near future. I love film because it constrains me to be patient and working in a darkroom is the only way I can relax. I'm sure most of you can relate.

    Thanks again to everyone contributing here. I hope to learn lots in my endeavors and to possible share what I've learned to help out, as well.

    Cameron
     
  2. Chazzy

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    Welcome to APUG, Cameron.
     
  3. ME Super

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    I am jealous. You have two ME Supers. Great little cameras. Welcome to APUG.
     
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    Glad to hear you find such joy in film, tis so calming and bliss! Welcome!
     
  5. ME Super

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    It is calming, isn't it? Plus the excitement of seeing 24 or 36 never-before-seen images when the roll is developed.

    ME Super
     
  6. Ken Nadvornick

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    Absolutely.

    And welcome from just down south of you, in the Sultan/Monroe area part way up Highway 2 headed to Stevens Pass. Lots of people from Washington state joining lately.

    Ken
     
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    Love?

    Funny word really, I suppose I do, but I use film for the simple and practical reason that it produces the results I need and I still have my old commercial darkroom, transported to the south west when I moved to the forest
     
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    I shoot mostly Canon full-frame digital, Canon 35mm EOS and pre-AI Nikon, but I've always been fond of the ME Super.

    Welcome, you're in the right place
     
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    Hello Cameron and welcome to APUG.
     
  10. Jedidiah Smith

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    Hi Cameron, a pleasure to meet you. :smile: Lots of great info here for sure, on just about every photography process under the sun. I enjoy hanging out at this place when I get the chance. Pretty area up there where you're at. I was raised in SouthEast Alaska, on Wrangell Island to be exact, and we took the ferry to Prince Rupert, BC and then drove down through your way quite a bit.
    Have a great weekend!
     
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    Welcome Home Cameron !

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    Cameron - hello and welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts... and an owner of 3 ME Supers! :wink:
     
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    Welcome to APUG, Cameron
     
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    Hello Cameron, I'm glad you enjoy being here.

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  15. cscurrier

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    Hah. I got lucky. I got one from my dad and one from my stepdad. I was quick to steal them and the lenses from my fathers!
     
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    I think a lot of us Washingtonians are coming to their senses!

    And thank you everyone for the warm welcome!
     
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    Hello Cameron , nice to meet you!
     
  18. Andrew O'Neill

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    Hi Cameron,

    I'm down your way a few times a year due to son's hockey. Anything worth shooting? I work with an 8x10 and 14x17 camera.

    andrew
     
  19. cscurrier

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    Washington in general has nearly anything and everything you could want! I assume with those sizes of cameras you probably stick to landscape and there are lots of options there. Just north of Bellingham is plenty of farmland and wonderful old farm homes if you like. Or if you're up to a little drive to the East towards Mt. Baker(it's been a long long time since I've been out there but...) there are plenty of nice views, especially of Mt. Shuksan with Baker Lake or Artist Point. Those last two view points are some of the more infamous of the area. Another popular spot, especially if you like to do some hiking with those beasts, would be Chuckanut Bay/Larrabee state park area. Those are all a few ideas closest to the Bellingham area. If you ever plan to explore some more of Washington I could possibly help with some ideas, too. I recommend you google the above locations if you are not familiar with them. I'm sure plenty of photos will pop up to help represent them!
     
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    Welcome!!!
     
  21. cscurrier

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    You know what Andrew? I just took a look at your website. Beautiful images you have! I really enjoy the Assemblage. But from the look of some of your others, you may be interested in the old Georgia Pacific mill in downtown Bellingham that's in the process of being torn down. The site is locked down with security(which I know some photographers have snuck in, but not with large cameras like yours) but I've heard they're allowing photographers on site with a tour guide for a fee to photograph the old structures before being completely demolished. That may be up your alley if you're willing to pay the price.
     
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    Welcome. It's a wonderful place.
     
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    O hai
     
  24. Ken Nadvornick

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    Don't forget southeastern Washington state. Highway 26. Between, say, the Lacrosse cutoff and Pullman. The Palouse. Staggeringly minimalist as far as the eye can see, if that's one's cup of tea.

    Ken
     
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    Here are some examples of what the road up toward Mount Baker can yield. All shot on Kodak Portra, using an RB67.
     

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