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  1. Photo Taking Machine

    by , 09-30-2008 at 05:46 AM (Click)
    I don't know if I'm strange for doing this but I'm a photo taking machine!

    In my life I'v clicked the shutter no more than 5,000 times. That's a small number by anyone's standards and especially for someone that considers themselves an amateur photographer.

    I have however taken thosands upon thousands of photos in just the last month. I'm a freak of nature. I can't walk to the kitchen without mentally taking a few photos. I open the pantry and as the light hits the ...

    Updated 09-30-2008 at 09:17 AM by two40

  2. There´s always a first time

    by , 09-24-2008 at 09:59 PM
    Today it´s the first day having my dear enlarger in place for almost 1½ year, no more getting frustrated over others equipment. Setting is hopefully very temporary but I suspect so is not the case. Going from a large lab - to make exposure in the attic and then running down deadly narror stairs to a small bathroom to develope. Why not start writing a blog for first time ever, just today? A lot of new stuff starts this week, awakening, coming back to life, goodbye desperation, depression and lethargy, ...
  3. Giving this blog thing a try

    by , 09-23-2008 at 08:23 AM
    I suppose there are a lot of things I could say in this blog, but considering I've never done it, I'll just tell what happened on a shoot last Friday evening.

    A friend of mine (a fellow LF shooter) and I went to the balloon glow at Forest Park in St. Louis. The glow occurs the night before the Great Forest Park Balloon Race.

    He and I were both shooting 4x5. I am proud to say that I was able to backpack my camera gear with relative ease. I am not a backpacking sort ...
  4. Ike aftermath

    by , 09-17-2008 at 06:09 PM
    THe hurricane dealt us a direct hit. Massive destruction. The images from the coast just break my heart. Here, with power supplied by the generator, we are only inconvenienced. Cleanup will take a long time, but we've had no damage to the house or cars and, more importantly, to ourselves.

    I've taken lots of digipicts, but will venture out with a real camera soon: the lovebugs that gather along the sap rings of the just-sawn tree trunks, the tomato hornworms that ravaged my tomato ...
  5. Testing - testing - Houston we have some problems

    by , 09-02-2008 at 04:26 AM
    What a beast - That was the first comment from my friend who helped me setup my 20x24" camera. And it is. It looks like a beast, it handles like a beast, but I love it like only a parent can love their own kids. We wanted to test the camera, but it has no bellows yet and I dont have a lens that will cover the 20x24" format. Well we made a "bellow" with 4 rods, a black plastic sheath and some meters of fabrick made for keeping light out. After checking that it was light tight ...



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