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a hike to the Lost city of Paris
Posted By: little laker, 01-18-2008, 12:08 AM

There was a small mining town close to my place over 100 years ago called The City of Paris, and I've always wanted to hike there during the winter.

Well today was the day. I packed up my K100D, along with my Mamiya 645 loaded with B&W film, and went for a hike, with my snowshoes on.

There are still around 6 buildings left standing, but I only had enough daylight to photograph 4 of them.

These are my 3 favorite pic's.






I also snapped on the macro lens, and took a few closeups during the hike.






for some reason this one reminds me of a snow cone


I swear that this is the last one.


I'll probably return there sometime in the spring or summer, although it gets rather overgrown early.

I should have the B&W's developed in the next 2 weeks or less.
I just don't know if I'll set up my own darkroom, or develop it at the local store yet.
I'm getting an enlarger tomorrow, and don't know what else I'll need.
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01-18-2008, 12:56 AM   #2
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Wow, lots of details and very nice atmosphere. Cold in deed and these images present the art of winter seen through your artistic eyes
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I'm glad that you like them James,

It was only about -5 degrees Celsius, so pretty warm for this time of the year her. Making it ideal conditions for a hike.
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Tell us more Stu.
Was it mined out? fire? flood? famine?

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Very nice Stu. Looks like you made the most of your afternoon.

The macro or close-up shots are interesting - lost of depth and detail.

I notice a lot of debris on the snow; looks as though it has fallen down off the conifers. I have seen that before and gazed up to find a porcupine up in the branches. For some reason they favour Eastern Hemlock - well in this neck of the woods, anyway.

I am eager to see the B&W shots too. Since acquiring the medium format Yashica I am determined to do my own developing. I bought some used tanks and stuff off Ebay for under $20, a film changing bag for $17 and next up is a film scanner. The chemicals are relatively cheap and easy to use, too. Not only will it be cheaper but having control of the entire process will be rewarding, too.
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Very Nice Stu - I love the lost cabin in the woods. And as Jeff metioned the detail in the macros are very good. A well spent afternoon
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Tell us more Stu.
Was it mined out? fire? flood? famine?
from what I understand none of the above. There's still lots of minerals in the ground, and they'll probably mine it again some day if they can.
Most of the mines here closed around the same time, due to the low prices.

They've re-opened another mine a short distance away a couple of months ago, and I understand that it's pretty rich ground.

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Very nice Stu. Looks like you made the most of your afternoon.

The macro or close-up shots are interesting - lost of depth and detail.

I notice a lot of debris on the snow; looks as though it has fallen down off the conifers. I have seen that before and gazed up to find a porcupine up in the branches. For some reason they favour Eastern Hemlock - well in this neck of the woods, anyway.

I am eager to see the B&W shots too. Since acquiring the medium format Yashica I am determined to do my own developing. I bought some used tanks and stuff off Ebay for under $20, a film changing bag for $17 and next up is a film scanner. The chemicals are relatively cheap and easy to use, too. Not only will it be cheaper but having control of the entire process will be rewarding, too.
Thanks Jeff, There was a wind storm a few days ago, which caused most of that debris.
We haven't had any real snowfall in over a week.

There are porcupines here, but they're pretty rare. I've never sen any.

I'm not bothering getting a film scanner. My regular scanner has a 35mm attachment, but it's rather useless with 120.
I'll be scanning my finished images instead. I think that'll be closer to the finished product, than just processing it in the computer.

I'm looking forward to seeing your finished images as well.

For me the control of the entire process is the big thing as well.

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Very Nice Stu - I love the lost cabin in the woods. And as Jeff metioned the detail in the macros are very good. A well spent afternoon
Thanks Dave,

I'm still pretty well at the same place as you on with my macro photography.
Just a newby, having fun learning a new artform

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a hike to the lost city of Paris

I am glad you posted that last macro shot. It's my favorite. Thanks for taking us into the woods with you.
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You never did say what lens you used on the K100.
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I am glad you posted that last macro shot. It's my favorite. Thanks for taking us into the woods with you.
Thanks mithrandir

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You never did say what lens you used on the K100.
The building shots were taken with my Vivitar 28mm f2.8, and the close ups were done with a Pentax-FA 50mm F2.8 Macro lens that I'm borrowing until next week when I'll probably be buying a 50mm F2.8 EX DG.

I like the Pentax macro, but I've been offered the Sigma at a substantial discount.
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Who knew that macro photography sells?
Not me

Someone on a fishing forum saw these 4 pictures







And wants to buy all 4

I've been shooting landscapes for years, and they're just starting to sell.
And after just playing with a macro lens for 3 weeks, which I don't even own, they're drawing in sales.

I think that I've been ding things wrong all this time

I'll own a Sigma 50mm f2.8 macro lens next week some time, so you can expect to see some pictures from it soon.
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Really nice, Stu. These shots are very crisp yet come across as almost eerie. A neat effect.

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Cool shots I especially like the macros. Glad you didn't get lost
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Thanks Sailor

I just got an e-mail back from the camera store owner, and he's got my new Sigma 50mm f2.8 macro set aside for me. So I'll own my first macro lens in 2 days
I'll probably borrow the Pentax fa 50mm f2.8 for another week or so, and do a side by side comparison between them.

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Cool shots I especially like the macros. Glad you didn't get lost
Thanks borno,

Don't worry, during the winter it's a little tough to get los.
I just follow all those MONSTER foot prints, and they always lead back to my car.
I swear that the abdominal snowman must be stalking me when I go on winter hikes
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Beautiful shots Stu, especially the macros. Looks like a great area, I could spend a lot of enjoyable hours in there with my camera and metal detector....
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