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    Calling All Optiboard Photographers! Spring/Summer 2004

    The photography thread seems to be losing it oomph. So I decided to start a spring/summer thread. I will start it off with this picture from my b-day weekend to VA. Beach. This is the new and old Cape Henry lights located on the Fort Story base. I took it from the beach at Fort Story.

    The new light is the black and white one in case you wondered. Here is a link to more information about the lights: http://mywebpages.comcast.net/larryl.../capehenry.htm
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    I Just Finished These Today

    A customer came in last week with her old Gemini (i think) 3 pc mount with a new Rx and wanted to re use the frame Here's how they ended up.
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    More.........

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    One of my favorite canoeing spots

    And the fishing ain't bad either. Taken (late April) from the NW corner of the hiking trail around the lake. Mt. Hood in the background.
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    JRS,

    That took my breath away! <-- Dreaming of being there.
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    Come visit anytime. Be happy to show you the sites of the NW.
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    JRS,

    I have a 35mm, but except for somewhat of a zoom pretty much point and shoot. I am working on learning framing and subject matter before I make the investment. My friend, Brenda, is teaching me angles and such. Little by little I am getting there.

    Here are the promised B&W's.
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    Here are a few more.
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    Last 2. The tree is my favorite.
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    Off to a swell start Cindy. A RED or GREEN (less contrast than red) filter on those beach scenes would have made the sky darker - adding contrast to the sand and grasses. Are you shooting with 100 ASA or 400?

    Get a good book on the pros/cons of certain B&W film types. Different types produce different "grey's". High contrast, in some cases, low contrast in others. Film speed influences grain and contrast as well. The variety of B&W films seems more limited than when I shot alot of B&W. (used a 32 ASA film for macro work).

    What you see through the view finder is not always how the picture will print. Of course the lab that does the developing for you can under/over expose causing your shades to shift. Which of course is what lead me to building my first darkroom... control of the whole process.

    There was many a time I would shoot 100 frames in a day, to keep one picture! The advantage in developing my own film was a huge cost savings. Cost me about $1.00 (chemicals) to decide to throw the roll away (LOL) after looking at the contact sheet.

    Enjoy it Cindy.
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    JRS,
    I tend to always use 400 speed film. It is pretty all purpose. I take my film to Ritz Camera to be developed. I like the end result. It is a bit more, but worth it to me. The pics didn't come out as grainy as they appear here. Ritz does a phenomenal job of developing. I believe they correct some of the operator error in the pictures! ;)

    Thanks for the tips. I will continue to learn and will follow your advice about the film.
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    Happen to come across one of my old B&W's while looking in a drawer for something entirely different (isn't that always the case?). Thought I'd toss this on here since Cindy likes B&W's.

    My wife and I use to jeep & backpack through the San Juan Mt. area of Colorado. One of my cameras was always loaded with B&W, so many a back road was done in both B&W and color.
    This shot is of a ghost town in SW Colorado. The town was Animas Forks (for those that know the area) and was taken while we were camping at the 9500 foot level up on Engineer Mt. and traveling by jeep.

    (hope it ain't too small. Had a devil of a time sizing to match the max upload)
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    JRS,

    That is a great B&W picture. I guess it is true, you see the subject in the picture. I love B&W and can't wait to take more.
    ~Cindy

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    Cozy Fire

    Here's a nice warm fire to roast that marshmallow by! Makes great wallpaper too! Blow it up :0)
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    Caught a glimps of a whale......................

    Took the boat out of the harbor today and from out of nowhere i hear this pop and whooooooosh sound.Looked around...........and off to the port side there she was................. though she was on the surface at the time...buy the time i got my camera out ........this is all i was able to capture.......
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    Sean, From the shape of the "blow" it looks like a small humpback. What harbor were you going out of?( Its really strange to be writing you from a hotel lobby in Santa Cruz CA, and although I've only been gone 3 days and will be home tomorrow, the photo makes me a little homesick!) I've encountered whales while sailing in a small boat and it gives credence to the mariner"s prayer...."thy sea is so great and my ship is so small.........."
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    Quote Originally Posted by hcjilson
    Sean, From the shape of the "blow" it looks like a small humpback. What harbor were you going out of?( Its really strange to be writing you from a hotel lobby in Santa Cruz CA, and although I've only been gone 3 days and will be home tomorrow, the photo makes me a little homesick!) I've encountered whales while sailing in a small boat and it gives credence to the mariner"s prayer...."thy sea is so great and my ship is so small.........."
    Talk to you on Tuesday! hj
    Barnstable Harbor.............It really took me by surprise.............even with the sound of the engines and the roar of the ocean......... it was loud.......at first i thought the "pop" was a flare gun or a M-80 going off. Im just happy that it wasn't in the mood to play .........tag your it.

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