I'm Moving To Montana, Sooooon !

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  1. M.A.Longmore

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    Just for a two week vacation, next September.
    But, Camille is ready to start planning the trip, it will be my Birthday Present !
    She is wondering why I need to take the 4X5 ... I had no explanation for that.
    We will land in Salt Lake City, and take a quick detour through Idaho,
    and then on to Wyoming, and Montana.

    What Is There To See, Or Do Out In There ?

    And should I take the 4X5 ???


    Ron

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    One word - Yellowstone. :smile:
     
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    Bannock, MT near Dillion MT. Great ghost town.
     
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    The dental floss bushes will look GREAT in 4x5
     
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    It's not a question of should you take your 4x5, but of how much film should you bring!
     
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    And don't forget the pair of heavy-duty zircon-encrusted tweezers.
     
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    bring a lot of WAX
     
  8. M.A.Longmore

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    Thanks for reminding me about the tweezers.

    And I'll have to remember My Poncho !


    Ron

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    I have some rhinestone encrusted tweezers I'll sell you cheap, and rent you my pigmy pony.
     
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    Visit the Formulary! That should be a must for any serious photographer. :smile:

    Then, travel on to Whitefish for great dining at Tupelos and on to Glacier park.

    PE
     
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    Should you take the 4x5? Are you serious? Have you ever been to that part of the country? It's not "Big Sky Country" for nothing.

    Yes, take it, and stop and shoot as much as is practical. Enjoy. :smile:
     
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    Thanks Ron,

    What are you doing next September ?

    It could be The Ron & Ron APUG RoadTrip 2011Palooza !!!

    I would love to buy your tweezers Rick !!!
    Are you accepting PayPal, as yet ?


    Ron

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    And Montana, September 20011 !!!
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    Ron;

    Our plans are not yet made for 2011. In fact, our plans for the rest of 2010 are vague. Just keep in touch. I have lots of new stuff on emulsion making to share along with the salt bridge for vAg which is near final.

    I do recommend the Formulary though whether I'm there or not. Lots to see and do. (I'm buttering Bud up!)

    PE
     
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    Forget it! There is nothing to see by scenery!

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    Is that a real poncho or a Sears Poncho?
     
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    Get lots of pictures of bushes and trees using the
    zone system---- there seems to be a shortage of those.
     
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    Oh, the train station in Whitefish is a Museum and includes some unique photo items. Also, try the Walton Inn in Glacier Park.

    PE
     
  19. M.A.Longmore

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    Hi SkyRick,

    I'm A Sears Kinda Guy !
    I think all ponchos are made in China now, so what's your point ???
    The Mexican ponchos are probably made in China too ...


    Ron

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    And Montana, September 20011 !!!
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    Good possibilities in the smaller, less touristy ranges: Pioneers, Gallatin, Crazies, Tobacco Roots, Bridger, Flint Creeks, Beaverhead Range... and the Beartooths (gorgeous).

    For towns, there's only one place to go for groaty character: Butte
     
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    What out for the jackalopes! Jackalopes are the result of very long and hard winters combining with some really bored animals.

    http://www.jackalopejunction.com/

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    Hi Donmck,

    I'm not familiar with the zone system.
    I'll be using the Points System.
    I'm going to points it here, and then points it there.
    No shortage of those, either.


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    Hi JScott,

    Welcome to APUG !


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    Don't miss the "ghost town" at Garnet. It is quite a drive, or at least was in days past. They may have paved the road by now, but garnet is something to see, indeed. The old hotel and store are a wonder indeed. I've been twice and the store was better the second time. the old cabins are worth seeing, too. The whole thing is worth the trip. And of course, you need to spend some good time in Glacier Park. Watch out for the bears. They are not to be played with at all. They are grizzlies and do drive the bus. Don't even consider getting your picture taken with one. You might wind up making a nice meal for one. Not to be fooled with. Mind what the Rangers say and tell you about them. The scenery there is not to be beaten anywhere else and is perfect for your 4x5 and any film you choose to take. I take TriX when I go. PlusX if you can get it. Efke 100, FP4 or whatever you especially like. Just enjoy some of America's best scenery!
    Logan
     
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    While Yellowstone is nice, Glacier National Park is far better for photo ops. The St. Mary's Falls trail (about 2 miles) is unbelievable.
     
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    Thanks Logan,

    For the 4X5 I'm thinking about using some ERA 100 B&W, Ektar 100,
    and some "AnyChrome?" 100.
    I got a pack of ERA 100 last year, $12.00 for 25 sheets. I'll probably
    start shooting a few sheets this weekend so that I can get familiar with it.
    I just need to get the developing times for ERA 100 4X5 using D-76.
    It's not listed on the Massive Chart for using D-76.


    P.S. : JNanian; what are the B's ???


    Ron
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