My experiences at Thrift stores in central NY State are similarly disappointing.
Maybe I shouldn't speculate coz these stores do a great service to their communities.
Nonetheless, I wonder whether the staff don't "skim off" some of the higher-end things that come in.
Sounds really cool! I'm looking forward to seeing some pictures too.
I'll post as soon as I can scan... I have class again tonight, and may be printing some more. I also have some night panoramics I did with my 5x12 I need to print and scan that were done outside this class.
Lets see pictures!
To me one of the most amazing facts about Iwo Jima is that of the 22,00 Japanese who defended Iwo Jima only about a dozen surrendered.
SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT IDEA~ Wish they were closer GOOD LUCK!!
You're right there is no reciprocity with digital, just as there is little reciprocity with C-41 films until you hit something in the order of 30 second exposures. However, shooting digital at night is very much like shooting transparency films - the contrast range of the medium is constricted.
I too enjoy the challenges and benefits of working large format above and beyond any conveniences working digital might give me. That's why I'm nuts enough to shoot 5x12 and whole plate night stuff. I'm actually thinking about dragging out that 11x14 I got from you for a few night shots some class night. Could be fun to do some stuff with it when we go down to the Jefferson Memorial.
Cool! Sounds like a lot of fun.
I know what you mean about shooting more, processing film in a timely fashion and even making prints.
Having done some digital night photography I must say that it's quite a bit easier than film photography in there being no reciprocity failure (which is an inherent chemical trait in film).
I've actually gone back to doing my night photography with film, though, as I just enjoy working with my 4x5 a lot more.