in belgium...need loner tripod

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  1. eddie gunks

    eddie gunks Member

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    hey all

    i am in namur belgium. i was thinkking about shooting in Brugge or some place with my 4x5 but i do not have a tripod. is anyone willing to lend me a tripod for the weekend? any one wanna come shoot with me?

    thanks.

    eddie
     
  2. RobertV

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    Hi Eddie,

    You can loan my Manfrotto 455B or Berlebach 8083 Report Ash wood with 551 head.

    Even maybe better shooting together. However you're in the Ardennes now and have to go up to the South East of the Netherlands (Regio Oss - Nijmegen).

    I have a shooting Regional (on Sunday morning) with my friend Jorge from Portugal. Around the river Maas. I am sure you would like this too. Further you can always go to Brugge but that's in the West of Belgium, you're in the East now :smile:
    And if you want to see old houses, come to Ravenstein, 650 years old in nice style like Amsterdam.

    Greetz,

    Robert
     
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    The Maas is nicer in and just south of Namur, Robert.
    Why don't you and your friend meet up with Eddie there, and then go to Brugge (which is even more beautiful than Raventein) later?
    :wink:
     
  4. eddie gunks

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    yeah, lets meet, i am in Namur now. i plan to make MOVE in the morning. try calling me if you please. i would love to shoot with others....anywhere is fine.

    my phone number is 04 936 12705 here in belgium.

    thanks

    eddie
     
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    First, if you guys are meeting up, it's not longer a "loner" tripod. Perhaps a "loaner" now. :smile:

    But talk about the power of APUG! Connections all over the globe.
     
  6. RobertV

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    Things can change quickly. Eddie is underway for a nice shoot and I have planned for the next day a shoot in the Belgium Haute Fagnes and Monschau (Germany). From there it's easy to go back to Namen (Namur) again.

    If we want we can do our own film development in B&W, C41 from 35mm till 8x10". I am sure this will be a great week end!

    Greetz,

    Robert
     
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    i have met robert and will be shooting near here....no bruge this time.

    cheers

    eddie
     
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    I will see what we made yesterday and on Saturday. It was a great experience and except from Jorge (my friend) we met AGX(from APUG) , who went to Holland to see and meet our shoot. Lucky for him the town is very small so that he could find us at the end.
     
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    That place, Ravenstein, was new to me.

    The surrounding countryside was charming; I later spent some time driving an top of those winding dykes and through some alleyways.


    By the way, I got to hold an Chamonix field camera in hand first time. An impressing, little (4x5) thing.
     
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    Yes, It's a very nice environment but next time take your (analog) camera with you and make a call to join us.
     
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    The 4x5" Chamonix before the Glas museum.

    [​IMG]

    and an Aston Martin DB9 with the Chamonix in Ravenstein. Maybe I have to find another job :smile:

    [​IMG]
     
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    hey all! what a great weekend! robert thanks for all the hospitality. thanks for the loaner tripod and light meter! i can guess my exposures but it is nice to have the meter anyway.

    i had a great time meeting everyone. sat turned out to be a perfect day for shooting. great clouds, blue skies and perfect soft light. well done with the weather.

    i will post some photos when i get home and develop a few sheets.

    funny story as i was on the train to bruge when i go the call and the invite from robert.....i changed directions in brussels and headed to nl. a good decision as i had planned to shoot my chamonix hand held in bruge! that would have been interesting.

    thanks again.

    eddie
     
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    Hello,

    Nice experience to met all those people. Eddie with his 4x5 and Agx without camera. Shame on you!!! :smile: I took some pictures with my Bronica SQ-Ai, Eddie was a great assistant! After shooting one 120 rolfilm the batteries became empty. So I changed into my Ricoh GR-D1. A very special morning in Ravenstein. Eddie and AgX when do you visit our country again.


    Regards,

    Jorge
     
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    Jorge, I was in the Netherlands this whole day.
     
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    alright jorge!

    joined in 2007 and this is your 1st post! cool.

    look at agx, he joined after you and has 3000+...:smile:
     
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    thought you may enjoy these. check my gallery for more pictures of the trip. these are just quick scans. heading to the DR today.
     

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    Hi Ed,

    Welcome Home , And Bon Voyage !
    Send a message when you're back home.
    Hopefully we can get together this year.
     
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    This is my beautiful home town: Ravenstein.

    The picture has been made with my 667 Bessa III and Tonal 100 film E.I. 80 (Rollei). Developed in AM74 1+9.

    [​IMG]

    And thanks everybody for the nice shooting days.