Wrecking Yard Mis Adventure

Discussion in 'Exposure Discussion' started by Bob Carnie, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. Bob Carnie

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    So a group of Apugers go to the wrecking yard with the esteemed Mr Dowdell as our leader on Dec 30th.
    We drive through a blizzard of snow that quite frankly I thought would end us all up in Emergency.

    We arrive, weather clears , 12 rolls of film for the Nobelex and I know exactly what I am going to shoot. I set up the camera at hyperfocal distance for approximately 3ft away from the objects of my intent.

    Here goes , Silver Competition won, Emulsion Mag competition won.
    Alex Hauley you don't stand a chance . I'm thinking first, second and honourable mentions with this shoot.

    Get back to the lab, Laura develops the film, contrast density , content looks perfect.
    Well I better check with a loupe , these suckers are award winners.

    Wait a minute, every frame is totally out of focus, I am sure I had the setting at under 5ft !!!!!!!!
    My bright partner takes one look and says*Don't you know the Noblex is set for meters not feet.
    Ok Mike , I want to go back, give me a call this is an emergency.
     
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    ROTFLMAO! :D

    Huge bummer... I hate it when award winners get away!
     
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    Funny! (or maybe not) Using HFD is great but I stil... man, not having a groundglass to look at can be a bitch, huh?
     
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    Bob, let me know if and when you head back up.
     
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    Hehehe - Bob, you must be a fisherman ......



    cheers and sympathy ... hehehe :smile:
     
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    Bummer. Been there, done that, got the lousy negs.
     
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    Not a total loss, just print them anyway and call it modern art!