LISA: Water shot is in...

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Steve Kramer, Sep 17, 2003.

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    Steve Kramer Guest

    Many of us are in the same sort of situation. Even though I'm taking
    photos every day, I might not be able to concentrate on the current
    week's theme without risking the assignment.
    Do NOT sit it out!!! I'd rather see how you interpret the theme
    regardless of when you shot it. For others, the concept of 'going out
    and shooting expressly for the theme' might be a great motivator to get
    out and do something different, but that also might be a luxury many can
    not afford time wise.
    Rules? What rules? Send in your photos. I have learned so much from
    seeing what other good photographers have done that it would be criminal
    of you NOT to continue to contribute! This is the first thread in the
    past several years where we have actually gotten to see everyone's style
    in one easy to look at location, and so many different people have
    contributed. We can put photos together with names, and get a better
    idea of how people think. This may or may not be a good thing... :eek:)

    Steve Kramer
    Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Steve Kramer, Sep 17, 2003
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Okay, all you gripers and moaners...

    This am walked to photo store up the road a piece and bought the
    cheapest roll of ISO 200 print film available. 12 frames was all they
    had (none of those great 8 frame Kodak rolls, dammit).

    Walked home.

    Made breakfast, had coffee...
    'round 11:00 set up my water shot.
    13 shots by noon.

    Dropped 'em off to be developed 'round noon time at the shop nearby.

    Drove to another photo store to pick up slides from yesterday.

    Drove to another photo store to explain to the owner why he is being
    screwed over by Minolta's rep and how I got the 5400 scanner from Simons
    for CAD$1019... but that's another story...

    While there bought 4 used and 1 new carrousel (2 "80's" damnit). Found
    a nifty (if not large) used proj. screen and a prjector stand. Still
    thinkin' bout it...but at the price...

    Picked up my shots from this am. Ouch. Ah! one works well, just need
    to crop that little refection of my shirt off the left side...
    Scanned, cropped and shipped to Lisa/Brett a few minutes ago.

    So, if slowpoke me can do it in a few hours with the cheapest available
    film ... y'all can do it handilly in a week + 2 days!!!

    (I admit though, I'm on vacation...!).

    Alan Browne, Sep 17, 2003
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  3. I shot some d*gital on Sunday, posted a shot on Monday, panicked on Tuesday
    and shot some more digital and some film, going to get film developed
    Thursday, will make absolute final decision by... most likely Sunday...

    So if i decide I like my newer d*gital shots better i'll post one, if I turn
    up something stunning from my test shoot down the Birmingham Gas Street
    Canal on a Contax then i'll hopefully have time to repost. And if I don't
    have time... well, i've already submitted a cool shot!

    Assassination is as much a statement of political opinion as murder. It
    helps politicians feel they're special, while in the same breath reminding
    them that they are being murdered for an idea they had.
    Martin Francis, Sep 17, 2003
  4. I submitted mine yesterday. Today I was in central London on a gloriously
    sunny day and shot 'showman' David Blaine sitting in his little perspex box
    guzzling water from a 2 litre plastic bottle ... There's a lesson in
    patience - or timing - or something - for me there!

    Simon Stanmore, Sep 17, 2003
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    Lisa Horton Guest

    And if you didn't have that new film scanner you're so pleased with, you
    could have had a disk made at the minilab and be done even faster :)

    I can turn around a large batch of prints much faster from film than
    from digital. I drop it off, pick it up, toss the tossers, and I'm
    done. None of this hunched over a computer for hours, getting a sore
    "mouse arm" shoulder, pulling the blinds on a lovely day so I can see
    the screen properly. No, it would be more convenient to quickly edit
    the proof prints and enjoy a cool beverage on the patio.

    Lisa Horton, Sep 18, 2003
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    Peter Chant Guest

    That's nothing, I sent mine in Saturday.
    Peter Chant, Sep 18, 2003
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    Peter Chant Guest

    Correction, sunday, but it was before lunch.
    Peter Chant, Sep 18, 2003
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Martin Francis wrote:

    That's rhetoric, Martin, and better than divide by cucumber error and
    C:\ prompt sigs.
    Alan Browne, Sep 18, 2003
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    Bowser Guest

    Well, I've got a couple of shots, but neither of them do a damn thing for
    me. Apparently, a total lack of imagination is a hindrance. I'll have to
    fight through it. And if I make it to Saturday with nothing, I may actually
    shoot a digi pic if I see something good. Nah, who am I kidding?
    Bowser, Sep 18, 2003
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    Matt Clara Guest

    Week plus 2 days . . . that's me!
    Matt Clara, Sep 18, 2003
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    Rudy Garcia Guest

    Well, I am afraid I don't have the luxury of time right now. In the next
    two weeks, I'll be home three days and on the road the remaining time.
    As photography is my hobby and not what pays the bills, I am either
    going to submit a "stock" photo, or sit it out.

    Since there seems to be an undercurrent against sending stock, maybe I
    shouldn't bother.
    Rudy Garcia, Sep 18, 2003
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    Lisa Horton Guest

    I think that given the circumstances of your next two weeks, submitting
    something from your files would be perfectly understandable. And
    certainly better than not participating at all!

    Lisa Horton, Sep 18, 2003
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Keep shootin, it's just film....
    Alan Browne, Sep 18, 2003
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    Ken Cashion Guest

    On Wed, 17 Sep 2003 16:58:27 -0400, Alan Browne

    Well! Everyone is bragging about how fast they were.
    I will have you all know that I sent mine in BEFORE the
    subject was even there!

    Actually, I stuck a roll of 12 exposures in the camera Tuesday
    around 10:00, and by 10:30, I had the two views I wanted -- one
    exposure each. I had the film at Wal-Mart by noon, picked them up
    around 1:30, scanned the full frame, and sent it by 3:00.
    Only I had the e-mail address wrong and it bounced. I
    e-mailed it again the next day.
    I made one mistake from what I had visualized. In one view, I
    inadvertently masked a critical element. The other image looked
    pretty much what I had envisioned and I got the mood I wanted. Color
    was right -- Cokin (I think) or maybe Ambico 80A on a 135-mm lens.
    This was about 1/5 second at 2.8 with 400 film. No light meter used.
    Again, I did no cropping (outside of the camera) on a very
    tight shot and it is one-subject/one-exposure. I did enjoy the luxury
    of a second view of the same subject. It was the better view but the
    masking eliminated it as a consideration.
    I think I need to start bulk loading again. This way I could
    have a cassette with just a couple of exposures on the roll.
    This water-thing will most likely look pixelated like my first
    one...who knows?
    Right now, I am just trying not to shoot the obvious and I
    still apologize for the cop-out doggie bicycle shot.
    Another cop-out for motion is to put a 100mm on the camera,
    put it on a tripod, put the moon at lower right corner and expose the
    same frame every five minutes...sun works good, too, but there are
    clouds to worry about down here in the day. The daytime shots though
    don't have the condensation problem that occurs at night.
    I have also put a pencell flashlight on a string hanging from
    the ceiling, lay the camera on the floor in the dark, give the
    flashlight a little spin, and then open the shutter until the thing
    slows down a bunch. The LED is the "modern" version of this.
    The other good cop-out is a long exposure of a ferris wheel.
    There was one down on the coast but I didn't feel like driving 20
    miles to get one picture.
    There is a cheating cop-out I used twice but then after
    judging, I disqualified myself for cheating.
    Turn an electrical stove element on high and wait until it is
    red hot. Shoot the element at about a 45° angle. This will look like
    a spinning red spiral of the galatic kind. You have to do a pretty
    tight shot so scale or angle cannot be determined.
    The exposure time will cause the heated air shimmer to soften
    the edges and make it look more distant than it really is.
    Well, this is enough rambling...
    I appreciate you guys encouraging me to at least stick film in
    a camera again...Wal-Mart sends their thanks, as well.

    Ken Cashion
    Ken Cashion, Sep 18, 2003
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    Alan Browne Guest

    That ends Sunday evening, not Monday afternoon....!!!
    Alan Browne, Sep 18, 2003
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Please bother. Better that than passively watching the rest of have fun.
    Alan Browne, Sep 18, 2003
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    Alan Browne Guest

    This was to the "gripers and moaners" not the industrious and creative...
    Alan Browne, Sep 18, 2003
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    Peter Chant Guest

    Don't worry, it was fluke, it just happened that I was going out on the
    right day with the right chance to go to a 1 hour lab.

    So don't accuse me of being industrious.


    As for creative...
    Peter Chant, Sep 19, 2003
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    Rudy Garcia Guest

    OK. You and Lisa have twisted my arm off its socket. :)

    I'll turn one in before I lose my other arm.
    Rudy Garcia, Sep 19, 2003
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Don't worry, it was fluke, it just happened that I was going out on the
    right day with the right chance to go to a 1 hour lab.

    So don't accuse me of being industrious.[/QUOTE]

    I apologize and hope I haven't ruined your reputation.
    Alan Browne, Sep 19, 2003
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