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02-14-2015, 10:31 AM   #10831
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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
Thanks.
Yes, this would print quite large if I wanted
Crater Lake is an amazing place. I live about 2 hours drive from the park, so I try to get there once or twice a year. I've probably been there 15 times. I've never had problems with mosquitoes though
Wow, lucky you. If I were that close, I'd do the same as you. But you must not have ever been there in early June. I dunno how long the mosquito season lasts there, but man-o-man, it's worth missing! I did a bit of googling and found that the particular bug is called the "snow mosquito," which manages to persist during the winter months, apparently. But there must be something about early June that really sets them off:

Life on the Run: The Piranha Mosquitoes of Crater Lake

02-14-2015, 08:24 PM   #10832
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So this past wednesday I brought my Minolta X-700 loaded with portra 800 and two lenses (Rokkor 50mm 1.7 and Tokina 28mm 2.8) to the concert I went to.

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QuoteOriginally posted by cooltouch Quote
Wow, lucky you. If I were that close, I'd do the same as you. But you must not have ever been there in early June. I dunno how long the mosquito season lasts there, but man-o-man, it's worth missing! I did a bit of googling and found that the particular bug is called the "snow mosquito," which manages to persist during the winter months, apparently. But there must be something about early June that really sets them off:

Life on the Run: The Piranha Mosquitoes of Crater Lake
Huh, interesting. I was there in June of 2010, never ran into mosquitoes though. I never knew anything about it. Sounds like it wouldn't be that pleasant.
02-16-2015, 06:07 PM   #10834
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I just finished developing a couple rolls of Kodak EPR -- that's Ektachrome 64 Professional -- in 120 size. Sadly, it's a film that's been discontinued for some time now. Dunno how old it is, but it came out needing only just a touch of color correction. I had it in my freezer for at least 10 years, and then it sat on my desk waiting for me to develop it for another two years or so. I'm such a tightwad, I didn't really feel like paying the local pro lab $10/roll to get it developed so I decided I was gonna do it myself. I bought the 1-pint Arista kit from Freestyle to give it a try. It cost $23 plus shipping. The results were great, so next time I'll order the 1-qt.kit for $35. So far, I've developed one roll of 220 and two rolls of 120 E-6 with this kit. I have another roll of 220 to develop and I have no fear of the developer reaching exhaustion yet. I could probably develop another couple of rolls of 120 or 135-36 before I'd start seeing signs of exhaustion, I'll bet. But I don't have any left to develop and once the chems are mixed the clock is ticking, so I'll probably not get any more rolls out of this set up after this last roll of 220 I have to develop. That's okay, though. I just added up what it would have cost me to have my local pro lab develop the film -- 2 rolls of 220 and 2 rolls of 120 works out to about $57, over $60 with sales tax. Versus $23 for the Arista kit. Yes, there is some technique involved in developing E-6, mostly having to do with maintaining a constant development temperature, but if you can do that, you've got it made. Okay, so enough about all that. Let's move on.

The camera is a Bronica ETRSi, which I purchased instead of a Pentax 645 because it has interchangeable backs. I was shooting with my 75mm f/2.8 lens.









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I just finished putting this together. This was shot 2 days ago as 5 separate 6x4.5 frames. I had the film developed yesterday, and I started scanning at around 10:00 AM today. It took around 5 hours of scanning and editing to get this from 5 film frames to this.



Pentax 645
SMC Pentax-A 645 75/2.8
Kodak Ektar 100
Epson V500
Lots of work, but worth it! Nice!


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Lots of work, but worth it! Nice!


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I attended the BMOA Rally a couple years ago -- I try to make it every year, but I missed last year. Hope to make it this year. The BMOA is the Houston-based British Motorcycle Owners Association. The Rally is a great event to attend if you love vintage motorcycles. People from all over the USA make it to the event held in New Ulm, Texas. In more recent years, the attendance has broadened to include vintage -- and some modern -- motorcycles of all type. In truth, anyone is welcome to attend, whether you arrive on a motorcycle or in a cage. Following is a small selection of some of the choicer bikes I saw at the 2013 event.

The images are from the same two rolls of 120 that I mentioned above. Camera was a Bronica ETRSi and the lens was the 75mm f/2.8.

A vintage Triumph with updated brakes that looks to be in a classic Rickmann Matisse frame.


A very clean Indian Scout that looks to be all-original except for its bar-end mirror.


A rare HRD Vincent single cylinder.


An early-70s Laverda 750.


A super clean BMW R60 --- to me, the archetype of BMW motorcycles.


And finally a Norton Commando -- my favorite British Motorcycle. I own one, a '74 Commando.


Here's an old photo of mine, albeit digital:


I've got more good photos from the Rally I'll post soon.


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nice to see some classic British bikes enjoying the sunshine!
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QuoteOriginally posted by cooltouch Quote
I attended the BMOA Rally a couple years ago -- I try to make it every year, but I missed last year. Hope to make it this year. The BMOA is the Houston-based British Motorcycle Owners Association. The Rally is a great event to attend if you love vintage motorcycles. People from all over the USA make it to the event held in New Ulm, Texas. In more recent years, the attendance has broadened to include vintage -- and some modern -- motorcycles of all type. In truth, anyone is welcome to attend, whether you arrive on a motorcycle or in a cage. Following is a small selection of some of the choicer bikes I saw at the 2013 event.

The images are from the same two rolls of 120 that I mentioned above. Camera was a Bronica ETRSi and the lens was the 75mm f/2.8.
Nice work with the Bronica!

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Rolleiflex 3.5F
Schneider Kreuznach Xenotar 75/3.5
Fujichrome Velvia RVP
Epson V500
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Nice work with the Bronica!

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Rolleiflex 3.5F
Schneider Kreuznach Xenotar 75/3.5
Fujichrome Velvia RVP
Epson V500
Lovely. Great color with the Fujichrome, and great composition.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
Rolleiflex 3.5F
Schneider Kreuznach Xenotar 75/3.5
Fujichrome Velvia RVP
Epson V500
Tip top as usual Colton. Love the Velvia rendering, just gorgeous.
02-18-2015, 02:29 PM   #10843
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Some Portra 400 shots from out and about in Madrid.


Portra 400 019a
by Jonathan_in_Madrid, on Flickr


Portra 400 020a
by Jonathan_in_Madrid, on Flickr


Portra 400 026a
by Jonathan_in_Madrid, on Flickr
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From my Kodachrome files c1977. Pentax MX, M50/1.7
View from my office.
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All of them are taken with a Pentax Spotmatic and a Helios on it in Istanbul, Turkey. Film was Tudorcolor XLX 200. Scanning is not perfect.







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