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Fog, Film, and DA16-45??
Posted By: Nesster, 10-08-2008, 03:25 AM

Foggy morning, walking the dogs. Had a Program Plus with the DA 16-45 mounted, in program mode of course. Ilford XP2 film, CVS drugstore development and scan. I really like the 16-45 with film, I've used it a lot at the shore for example. It is what I think a wide angle zoom should be, with the vignetting at the wide end.

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Yes, the last two are upside down. I thought them more interesting that way. And there's an optical illusion: our eye/mind reads whichever image is pointing up as the 'real' one and thus better defined and darker, while the 'reflection' is, well, the reflection. When I rotate these right side up, the illusion also reverses.
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Really enticing pictures, Nesster. They have a very vintage/old-school look.
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Nice series - particularly the last two - love that film grain.
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I like the first one! Grain and tones are great! I like also the textures in it.

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Nice series! You have a great eye. The DA16-45 is IMO the best bang for your buck in the DA line. Thanks for posting.

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These are good! I particularly like #3...
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Thanks much. I like the film program cameras because they let me do just this sort of thing, mount a 'digital only' lens and have fun!
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Nice work Nesster, very moody and the vignetting adds to that. I like the spider web and the last shot best.

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Very nice work;love the first one. Great mood that I don't think can be quite done in digital (I haven't hit it dead on yet). The vignetting really adds to the mood in these pictures. Guess I'll have to try some of my lenses on a film body.....
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I like them very much but the first one is my fav. They look very old.
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Very nice. All are very good but the upside down ones (5 & 6) are particularly interesting (thanks to the flip).
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Oh my goodness! Edgemont Park? Is that the location of some of these?

I grew up in Upper Montclair.

Either way, very nice. Great series.

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QuoteOriginally posted by woof Quote
Oh my goodness! Edgemont Park? Is that the location of some of these?

I grew up in Upper Montclair.

Either way, very nice. Great series.

Seaain
Cool! Yes Edgemont Park, and the street is Upper Mountain Ave - Rydal Place is one of those tiny streets between Valley and Upper Mtn, next to where Kimberly school is.

When did you live here?
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Cool! Yes Edgemont Park, and the street is Upper Mountain Ave - Rydal Place is one of those tiny streets between Valley and Upper Mtn, next to where Kimberly school is.
When did you live here?
Very familiar with all places mentioned. We lived in a big Victorian at 186 Cooper Avenue and my parents owned Vera Plumb Samples (bridal gown business) at 210 Bellevue Avenue (the "purple" house). Not sure what is there now...

I lived there from 1960 - 1972, and then from 1981 - 1985. However, during that entire period and beyond we had the business and so I was in and out of town quite a bit. As is usual in family businesses, I was often convenient and inexpensive labor.

Upper Montclair was and in some respects remains "home." I learned to skate at Edgemont Park, and later learned to play hockey in pick up games there.

We finally sold the business around 1992. More is the pity.

Thanks for the stroll. Great series. I have been and am even more so now a fan of your film work... I've thought on at least one occasion to ask where you are from in New Jersey. Heh. Small world and well met!

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I'll have to go see what's up with 210 Bellevue.

We live in the Bissell house on Midland, near the high school. I'm not sure what it was in the 60's, I know it was a frat house for a while. By the time we moved to Montclair everyone knew it as the house with the bathtub on the porch.

Nice bumping into you, small world, innit?
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