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TheFlyingCamera

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by , 10-19-2008 at 12:39 PM (1395 Views)
Multiple things have happened since I last posted.

  • I've regained my mobility
  • I've moved in to my shared studio
  • I bought a Rolleiflex (2.8 E, for those who must know)


I'm finally walking like a normal person (well, most of the time, anyway- stairs can still be a challenge, especially at the end of the day). It has taken so long to get back to some semblance of normal activity; the frustration factor is rather high. Word to the wise- don't get fat, and if you do, don't get injured. Things you take for granted won't be quite so easy anymore.

I finally moved my stuff in to the studio. I found a shared studio in Rockville, Maryland (about 30 mins from my house) for a reasonable price. It is a space with a lot of potential - it just needs a major cleaning-up. I've already had one shoot there, and I'm going to shoot again several times in the next few weeks.

I was feeling the itch to burn some cash on Ebay, and I wanted to get back into Medium Format (I have 90+ rolls of FP4+ sitting in a box in my basement that need shot). So I went out and found myself a Rolleiflex 2.8E for a reasonable price. I'm sure it will need a CLA, but it is in generally good working order (it even came with the original owners manual, and a fresnel with grid focusing screen).

I'm getting back into the darkroom again today for an all-day developing bender - I have a serious backlog of film to process. The really frustrating thing about doing a lot of shooting is that you find yourself with way too much film to soup and print, and not enough time to do it in, especially if you have a day job. GRRR.
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  1. two40's Avatar
    Congrats on the recovery and hope you enjoy the Rolleiflex.
  2. Paul VanAudenhove's Avatar
    Good to see you back! I somehow thought that you were away on a vacation / photo shoot, so sorry to hear your absence was injury related. Always a pleasure reading your posts!
  3. Curt's Avatar
    I thought you were busy in school, I injured myself almost 9 years ago and still have days where I can do only minor chores. There are up and down days and it's the biggest challenge I've had to face. You have to establish a new normal for yourself and go with it.

    Good luck, great to hear from you.

    Curt
  4. colrehogan's Avatar
    Glad to hear that you are up and about, Scott. I sympathize with you in regards to the film backlog. I'm almost done with my whole plate backlog, but there is a mountain of 5x12 just waiting for me next month.

    I also have a similar medium format film stock problem. Only my film is mostly Tech Pan and Maco IR. I am waiting for my Mamiya 7II to be repaired at the moment. I am shooting 6x6 in the meantime, but would like to shoot 6x7 again.


 

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