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12-16-2009, 09:36 AM
David, these are very good shots. I cannot believe that the interior shot turned out so well. The book on the table measured 1 EV on my spotmeter! Amazing. Can't wait until coming week-end when I will have time to develop my film. Thanks for sharing.

Blue Monkey
12-16-2009, 08:08 PM
Very nice shots David - you've been a busy boy. Agree with Miahi - that interior shot turned out very nice cosidering it was so dark inside there. I like themill shot too. Interesting perspective on the horse.

I'll be going through my film backlog over the holidays. I know I have a stack of 4x5s and about a dozen rolls of 120 waiting for me.

I'd be interested in the Airport shoot too. Let me know when.

Cheers, Bharat.

David William White
12-16-2009, 09:20 PM
Thanks on the comments guys, and thanks for helping make those pictures happen -- finding the PoV for the mill, etc. Looking forward to see what you guys made of the day.

12-18-2009, 10:26 PM

Really nice shots of the village, I particularly like the image of the horse -- excellent perspective!

David William White
12-21-2009, 07:45 PM
Thanks Rachelle. That horse is four years old. He's attempting to grow a mustache to buy beer. I may not have remembered it correctly...

Mike Wilde
12-22-2009, 10:19 AM
Very nice shots David - - that interior shot turned out very nice cosidering it was so dark inside there.

Well David and I were out lurking about the David Dunlap Observatory after the last gear swap show perhaps a month ago now. There was an old ham radio shack in a field adjacent the observatory proper. Windows were all boarded over, but the door was unlocked, so being curious, in we went.

Very dim, appealing abandon old electronic radio gear, no tripod, crap.

I metered and yes, ev was low. Pressed the little button to see the meter needle on my pentax analog spot meter. It was EV 2 to 4; don't recall exactly what.

We propped the door fully open, and I fished a folded up 4x6' white thick vinyl table cloth type material ($5 at Fabric Land) out of the bottom of my camera bag to use as a bounce reflector that I carry for just such occasions (and for the occasional on the trail lunches, and for kneeling in wet soil, etc).

David was considerate enough to act as lighting assistant and hold the bounce cloth to give the best effect at filling in shadows, of which there were lots.

Film was outdated superia or reala or something in a Mamiya TLR. I set the camera on the edge of some overturned furniture, focussed, stopped down one stop under wide open to account for that I could not really see what I was focussing on. I paused a bit to slow my breathing down, and openned the shutter and held it open on bulb until I got to a count of 10.

Well hell, I processed and contact printed that film last weekend, and the shot looks great.

Then there was the brick factory abandon crusher that we jointly did with LF and tripods that we lit with a white gas burning Colepan lantern as a light source. So many dim places negs, so many prints to make...

David William White
12-24-2009, 12:11 AM
I was going to ask about that radio shack interior shot -- nice to hear it worked out. I know we went to reconn the observatory, but I'm glad we found the shack. I've come up with an amusing idea that I'll have to get around to as soon as there is a bit more snow on the ground.

12-24-2009, 06:29 AM
Nice 4x5 :) Great shots David.

12-28-2009, 08:55 PM
Finally I got a break and managed to develop my films. I usually go with D-76, the films I use the most are tested and I know what to expect. Unfortunately there was no D-76 prepared so I had to enter unknown territory but still low risk: HC-110. What I have here is souped in HC 110, dil. H developed for 5min 36sec which in theory should be my N.
I was little bit sceptical about my results because I came unprepared for interior shooting - had only Kodak Plus X on both my small and medium format cameras. Still I love shooting in low light, especially old interiors like these so I tried my best. Here are some of my OM-1 shots:

12-28-2009, 09:19 PM
Some more. "Spinning wheel" is one of the few shotds taken inside with my Hasselblad.

12-28-2009, 09:31 PM
At the end of the day, we took a coffee break at Tim Hortons. I told David that I have this idea of shooting portraits of people at Tim's but I'm too shy to ask permission. David was very kind to let me take his portrait so this is a good start. Next time I will probably have to bring in my monopod or use 400ISO film... images are not as sharp as they can be.
I enjoyed the outing and look forward to the next one.

David William White
12-28-2009, 09:44 PM
Don't worry about the sharpness, Mihai -- I've been told I'm unfocused by many people, so it's not your fault. Actually, I like the first one a lot. I'd love to use that one.

Great work on the interior shots, too. The spinning wheel is just perfect, and the window shots are very appealing.

12-29-2009, 02:36 PM
Don't worry about the sharpness, Mihai -- I've been told I'm unfocused by many people, so it's not your fault. Actually, I like the first one a lot. I'd love to use that one.

Great work on the interior shots, too. The spinning wheel is just perfect, and the window shots are very appealing. :D:D
Thanks for your nice words, David. Please feel free to use the portrait shots as you wish.

The interior shots may seam too dark but I think they are revealing of my state of mind when I took the pictures: overwelmed by the leap-back-in-time feeling and stagnant energy of those places. I'm always disturbed when "our time" interacts with "their time" obviously stopped hundred something years ago. It is a dark thought so here you go...

Blue Monkey
01-10-2010, 03:19 PM
Hello Folks - and a Happy New Year to Everyone.

Finally got a chance to develope my lot of film over the holidays (bunch-o' 120 and 4x5 from the past few months). I tried out HC-110 (sB 1:31) for the first time on this batch. Took me awhile to search out the times for all the various film types I had accrued and then work out the time for ratary processing. Was reasonably pleased of the results compared to my usual D-7. Certainly convenient in mixing up the developer as needed.

A few keeper shots below from the Black Creek Pioneer Village shoot.






Blue Monkey
01-10-2010, 03:25 PM
Don't know how I managed, but first time I got several frames with double exposures on one of the rolls. Looks like one of my film backs is acting up. Well, hope it's the film back and not the camera.

A few More (and then I'll stop!)







OK, so who's heading up the next APUG outing? Lets get another group together - enjoyed the company of the last one.

Cheers, Bharat

David William White
01-10-2010, 06:38 PM
Hey, those are terrific. I love that wide angle lens you've got, it provides an interesting perspective on the buildings. The jars on the table and the horse over the fence are my two favourites.

Blue Monkey
01-12-2010, 04:05 PM
Thanks David. The wides were with the 40mm. I also like the perspective it gives. The hard part is finding filters for it cheaply!