Argust 4th, 2004
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4th is also Rotary Carnival Day in Haliburton, Ontario, Canada. Argus
C3 early 1950's vintage. Film was Kodak Print Film IS0 200, f11 at 300
sec. for both shots. Scanned with an Epson 2400 and altered slightly in
The same location of a young man mooning me as he
jumped into the swimming hole in the park a favorite summer pastime (
jumping in the swimming hole ). Argus C3 early 1950's vintage. Film was
Kodak Print Film IS0 200, f11 at 300 sec. for both shots. Scanned with
an Epson 2400 and altered slightly in Photoshop.
Here are my two photos taken on the 4th August taken at The Pier Head , Liverpool U.K.
Two Mersey Seagulls.
were taken on my C3 of which I didn't know even existed until a month
ago. The Pier head picture was 1/300 sec at F:11 and the seagulls
was 1/300 at F: 8
Edmund J. Kowalski
©2004 Edmund J. Kowalski, Shot on Argust 4th, 2004. Argus STL-1000 SLR
with GAF Auto f:1.9 / 50mm lens, on Solaris 200 print film, about f:8
@1/250 second. I was photographing on Big River in Cedar Hill,
Missouri, and two of the "locals" came from around the bend to see what
I was up to. We had friendly greetings, some conversation, and then
clowned around a little together. They enjoyed the attention and the
ensuing portrait session.
"Smokin Hot Boot" ©2004 Edmund J.
Kowalski. Shot on Argust 4th, 2004 with an Argus Model 21 Markfinder,
normal 50mm lens, on Special Moments 100 film. f:16 @ 1/100 second.
This is a recent addition to the business skyline along High Ridge
Boulevard, High Ridge, Missouri.
James M. Surprenant
is the world's most famous Citgo sign in Kenmore Square behind Fenway
Park. Camera: Argus C4 Geiss modified with a 45mm f/1.9 Lithagon lens.
Photographed on Efke 50 B&W print film. Colorized and
digitally manipulated in Adobe Photoshop.
Trinity Church is in
Copley Plaza, Boston, MA. Camera: Argus C4 Geiss modified with a
45mm f/1.9 Lithagon lens. Photographed on Efke 50 B&W print
film. Colorized and digitally manipulated in Adobe Photoshop.
Picture Dunkin Donuts shop in Medford Square, Built 1886 (Dunkin
Dognuts obviously a newer tenant.) Love the tower. f/stop 16.
Brownstone decorative work over the entrances on the front facade of Saint Patrick's Church Main Street Salem, f/stop 8 .
Argoflex 75, Kodacolor II 620 film that had expired 5/1980. Wishy-washy'd it in PhotoShop.
are my two submissions for Argust 4th (taken on that day, Wednesday)
with my "new" Argus AF bakelite camera. Union United Methodist Church,
Wilkesboro, NC was taken using the Argus AF mounted on a Yashica ST-7
grip/tripod, sitting on the hood of my car (engine off!) using Kodak
100 film. Exposure about 20 seconds at f/4.5.
Flower photo was
taken literally on my back porch, in Moravian Falls, NC. I measured the
distance from camera back (film plane) to flowers at 16" and set the AF
to the 1 1/4' marking (closest focus), handheld. Exposure 1/50 sec. f/8
on Fuji Superia 100.
Mullet" - Night shot of the Red Mullet American Eatery. The "Red
Mullet" sign is in front of stainless steel, so the red lights look a
little blurred. All of my night photos came out grainy and under
exposed. Oh well...I'll try again using a few other methods. Taken on
Kodak Gold 100 ASA.
"Umbrellas" - Umbrellas lining the side of
the sidewalk seating area of "P.F. Chang's Chinese Bistro." Both images
with taken with a C3.
are two of the best pictures I got from an Argus C-3 on august 4th. I
think I shot the driving picture at 1/100 f5.6 and the inside wall
picture at 1/30 F-3.5 as best as I can recall. It was not a pretty day.
Surfer's cross is a memorial to all the surfers hurt or killed. It's in
the dunes at Padre Island. I always have a hard time with it due
to it being white, this time decided to do it at sundown and it
worked. The Lexington is something I used to hate, but have grown
more fond of. Say what you want, but the ship has a pretty neat
history, and I do respect the guys who served on her.
J. Ed Baker
Polar Bear – Markfinder, Fuji Super HQ 100 ASA, Sunny 16.
Sea Lion – Mini-Monster C3, Fuji Super HQ 100 ASA, Guesstimated exposure, Brightness & Contrast adjusted
4th in Edmonton was a humid, hot (by our standards) dull overcast day.
For something different I decided to use my Argus CC this year. As the
camera meter was, not surprisingly, not functional, I used a Zeiss
Ikophot handheld meter to get my exposures. I used Kodak Commercial 200
film and the exposures were at 1/150 @ f-8.
The first pic is a
self portrait in our living room window. The second is a shot of my
constant companion, our 3½ month old yellow lab/border collie cross -
4 was rainy throughout the day until late afternoon when the sun poked
out. So, I took some shots during the dreary part of the day, and
some in late afternoon in nice raking sunlight.
a sign from a place that is being renovated and by now, they have
probably removed the sign. You could say that they took a crowbar
to the Crow Bar. Argus C4, OrwoPan.
Church -- This is a cemetery and a Lutheran church in Bridgewater, MI. Argus C4, OrwoPan
took these with a C-44R with 35mm lens, but NO special viewer, just the
one that is part of the camera. Both pictures were taken in Henry IL.
For the picture of the Illinois River bridge, only the center span was
visible in the viewer.
The submarine memorial (torpedo), each end of the torpedo barely fit in the camera viewer.
shots: Taken at the Sonoma County Fair (northern Ca - 60 miles
north of Golden Gate Bridge). Camera: "Argus a-four" loaded with
Fujifilm Super HG 100, Wal-Mart processing and scanned by yours truly.
determined by seat of my pants with help from the f16 rule. Sword
exposure: 1/25 at f4 (indoor shot light by sky lights).
Haunted house exposure: 1/50 at f8 (exposed for shadows).
Southbound L train passing over the Chicago River in front of the Merchandise Mart.
Train Station, Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad, Beverly Shores, Indiana. Both Kodak ASA 200 taken with C-44
"Oscar And Me"
"Oscar And Ball".
pics were made with a mid 50s C3 on Clark ASA/ISO 200 film, processed
by Clark. Exposed at F8 and 1/25 with electronic flash.
took this first photo at the office and fixed it up a bit in Photoshop.
(It wasn't as sharp as I would have liked.) The Matchmatic seems to
have a little problem. It left a line on the film, parallel to the
edges. You can kind of see it in this photo, although I have tried to
eliminate as much of it as possible.
My back porch, with the last of the roll. Kind of shows what kind of day it was.
were taken with an Argus C-44 (first time I used it) and, to the best
of my recall, Walgreens film, ASA 200. First one is a view from the
rooftop of my office building and it depicts a segment of Ponce De Leon
Avenue, a main artery of San Juan metro area that ends in Old San Juan.
military truck, somewhere in my route to work but in the Arecibo
vicinity. Owner asks $2,500 for it, in case someone is interested, and
he says it runs, which I truly doubt.
4th of August happened during the middle of my National Guard Annual
Training. I was at Camp Grayling in Michigan. I used Kodak
B&W film (the kind that processes in C41 chemistry). Both
pictures were with an Argus A2F at 1/150th at f/18. The first
picture is of a desert-camouflaged up-armored HUMMV of a unit that is
getting ready to deploy.
This picture is of the WWII memorial to the 254th Engineer Combat Battalion at Camp Grayling.
during the rainy morning - some outdoor cafe chairs waiting for the
rain to stop. Argus Argoflex E, J&C Classic Pan 200.
recently-built parking garage has a series of sculpted tiles that
purport to show some history of Ann Arbor. Argoflex E, j&C Classic
"Shadows" subject is a covered walkway in a SC Botanical Garden at
Clemson University. The red object in the picture is a Red
Railroad Caboose. These were donated by the CU class of 1939.
"Log Cabin" is a restored SC log house from around 1825. It was moved
to the CU campus from near Seneca, in Oconee County SC, and now sits in
the SC Botanical Garden. Both were taken in daylight with Argus/Cosina
STL1000 with 200 ASA. Speeds and f stops not recorded.
4th found the family and I in the Wisconsin Dells. On the 4th we took a
“Duck” ride (amphibious vehicle) through the woods and down a
river. This is a picture of the girls enjoying the ride taken
with a C-44r, f5.6, 100th sec, On expired Fuji Superia 100.
is a huge Trojan horse they have built at a theme park in the “Dells”
called Mount Olympus. Even though it is just a cheesy attraction,
I still think it’s cool. This is the C-44r, f8, 100th sec, on Fuji