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Christopher Walrath

  1. Today was a good day.

    by , 01-01-2011 at 08:39 PM
    My Daddy turned 68 today. He was born on a military base in southern Texas along the Gulf, don't recall where exactly. Grandpa was in the Army.

    Dad played football in high school with Mike Gottfried at Crestline High in Ohio. He joined the Navy and served on the USS Orion (AS18) from 61 to 65 after graduating from the GL Naval Training Center. He became a machinist and met my Mom at a kegger at Kent State in 68, the year after she graduated from high school. They got married ...
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  2. Chris's Photographic Rule No. 10

    by , 10-05-2010 at 12:37 PM
    Well, so far I have posted four of my photographic rules. I started with No. 6 in the spirit of George Lucas (I know, not number IV but not at the beginning, anyway).

    Here's a recap.

    Photographic Rule No. 6
    I don't do weddings.

    Photographic Rule No. 7
    If the film hasn't been rewound, it might get fogged if you open the camera back.

    Photographic Rule No. 8
    Always remember to extinguish your subject.

    Photographic ...
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  3. And Sleep Still Eludes Me.

    by , 09-10-2010 at 10:43 PM
    First blog here in a while. I work in the morning but right now I am just winding things down and wanted to get some ideas down on epaper.

    Well, it has been since May 14th since I have done anything photographic other than surf here and go to get a free Beseler 57MT from a fellow PUGer in Phoenixville, PA a month ago. I am not depressed or anything. I just have no desire to print, process or shoot. I did add some new information onto my website at the end of last month.
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  4. First 4x5 processing, Combiplan Daytank and other thoughts

    by , 05-14-2010 at 08:00 PM
    Well, I have finally gotten around to processing my first 4x5 negatives. I had pourchased a Combiplan Daytank in February in anticipation of doing this. Just took longer to get around to it than I had expected.

    The film used is Ilford Delta 100 4x5 sheets. Three of the sheets were rated at EI50 and one that I included was rated at box speed. However, I concluded that I wanted the negative rated at 100 to be less dense as I had exposed important shadows at zone II 1/2. I had intended ...
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  5. Getting Dug Back In (Bordering on snowbound rant-ola)

    by , 02-10-2010 at 06:13 PM
    DATELINE - Milton, Delaware. Wednesday, 10 FEB 2010

    The wind is blowing like nuts. It's colder than forty Hades out there. I worked until 10:30 this morning and then bolted for the homestead. Enough of this infernal white stuff. This past weekend I tried to stay ahead of the snow so there would be less to lift when it was over. This weekend the wind is doing it for me. The snow comes down at about a 75 degree angle of attack and goes thataway. Thankfully.

    So, ...

    Updated 02-10-2010 at 10:21 PM by Christopher Walrath

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