Argust 11th, 2011
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Taken with an A2F on Plus-X
Both were taken with Argus C3, sn 1147041 using Arista Legacy Pro 100
Shutter speed 1/100, f:8 for the small building, and f:16 for the mill.
Processed at home with brew called PCB, process time was 6 minutes at
The mill, and outhouse are on US 221, just north of the intersection
with US 74, near Forest City, NC
camera is one of the newest C3's in my little collection, arrived a
little over a week ago needing the standard cleaning and recovering.
This was the first full roll of film shot with it.
More of Earl's Argus Day 2011 photos can be found here
Argus A, Walgreens iso200 print film
These are two photos from an Argust 11th spent in Pottstown,
Pennsylvania. I shot Fuji ACROS 100, the first time I have
used it in
35mm (I've shot dozens of rolls in 120), and I am fairly pleased with
the results. I used mostly incident metering at ISO 80 and
in HC110 1+63 ("Dilution H").Unlike last year, I was plagued with a
number of multiple exposures; perhaps the distraction of having to
dance in and out of a busier than I expected street attempting to get
some shots. A larger selection of the thirty-some exposures may be seen
#1: "East Penn Motor Club"
very recently, this building housed the East Penn Motor Club in
Pottstown, Pennsylvania, an affiliate of AAA. It began life
as the Reading Railroad Pottstown freight depot, it is just south of a
major passenger station constructed at the same time. After
loss of considerable industry, Pottstown is beginning to pull itself
together, with abandoned industrial sites being rehabilitated or
redeveloped along the Schuylkill River corridor. A branch,
West Campus, of Montgomery County Community College is now located in
#2 "Riverfront Park"
This is a view
looking upriver from a trail that parallels the Schuylkill River.
Riverfront Park represents a reclamation of some deteriorated
industrial area along the river corridor in Pottstown,
Pennsylvania. Only a few blocks from this spot, new
are replacing former industrial buildings and other housing is being
fixed up in a historic district. The town still has a way to
but that they have been able to do as much as they have over the last
few years' economic situation raises some optimism.
Late 19th century beer hall/faux castle at Glen Island Park, New
Rochelle, NY – Argus C33 50mm with CVS 200 film. f11 @ 125.
Fishing for blue stripers at Glen Island Park, New Rochelle, NY – Argus
C33 50mm with CVS 200 film. f22 @ 125.
|For Argust 11, I
cruised a 30 mile stretch of the original "Mother
Road," Old Route 66, carrying two Argus metal bodied cameras and
seeking remnants of roadside attractions from times past.
Cedar Inn" in Pacific, Missouri, is a very historic structure. Captured
with a Model 21 Markfinder on ASA 200 print film. ©2011 Edmund J.
"Diamonds" once boasted "The World's Largest Roadside
Restaurant." Today all that remains is a large sign in the midst of a
commuter parking area. Captured with a C-4 on ASA 200 print film. ©2011
Edmund J. Kowalski.
Additional images from my Argust 11 Adventure can be found at: www.pbase.com/edkowalski/argust11
Argus C44R #1738213435 was used with Plus-X B/W film. It was
developed at home with D-76. The negatives were scanned at
dpi with an Epson V500 Scanner.
#1 is yours truly shaving in the
morning, 1/8 sec, f/4.5, Argus 35mm Wide angle lens. (Yes, I
always use a Straight Razor.)
#2 is the Produce section at WalMart where I work part time, 1/30 sec,
Argust 11, 2011: Herb Ellis No. 1
a heat index of 110 today, I decided to stay close to home and shoot
some "compositionals." This swimming pool photo was made with my Argus
C44r, 35mm Cintagon f4.5 lens, and Argus Variable Power Viewfinder on
Fuji ASA 200 print film. This is the sharpest lens in my Argus
Argust 11, 2011: Herb Ellis No. 2
This photo of
shadows on the floor was made with my Argus C44r, 35mm f4.5 Cintagon
lens, and Argus Variable Power Viewfinder (the one that looks like a TV
set) on Fuji ASA 200 print film (print cropped).
were taken using an Argus C4r at our local Farmers Market. Fuji 400 iso
film with 4x neutral density filter so I could rate film at 100 iso. It
was a bright sunny day and camera was set at f16 and 125sec.
into Norfolk Southern's Intermodal Terminal - Pitcairn, PA
switch just outside of Norfolk Southern's Intermodal Terminal (Hot Air
Balloon over terminal) - Pitcairn, PA
T-Max 100 PRO
The first picture is of a Greek restaurant in Burnaby BC, the second is
of Chemainus on Vancouver Island.
Taken on a C33 with Fuji 200asa print film.
were taken at Easter Lake park east of Des Moines, Iowa with an Argus
Argoflex. I used Kodak Portra 120 (respooled on a 620 spool,
course). The Owens Covered Bridge was originally built in
and was moved to Easter Lake by Polk County Conservation in
It is the only remaining covered bridge in Polk County.
Chatham Windmill and Orleans Police were taken with a five speed Argus
C3 Colormatic camera (serial no. 1627277) on Efke 25 film. I developed
the film in Rodinal 1+50 dillution for the recommended 8 mins. The
exposure on the police car was f/5.6 @ 1/100 sec and it was f/8 @ 1/100
sec on the windmill. I like using 25 ISO Efke because it's
speed is similar to what was available commercially when the Argus C3
was new. It's a good match for the shutter speed and aperture
range on the brick allowing for narrower depths-of-field producing a
nice bokey as seen in the background of the police car photo
©2011 James M. Surprenant
photo of the Adirondak chairs was taken on our deck at the Wequasset
Golf Resort in Chatham, Massachusetts on Cape Cod and the farm stand
photo was taken on Route 6 in nearby Orleans. Both photos
taken with my Argoflex 75 box camera on Kodak Portra 400 color
film. The film was processed by Dwayne's Photo of Parsons
and the jpegs were scanned from the negatives using an Epson 4990
flatbed scanner. Contrast and curves were adjusted in
©2011 Ellen M. Cosgrove
An old grain elevator in Mason MI. Taken with a C-four at
Photos from San Luis Obispo, California taken with Argus C44r 35mm
lens. Tmax 100 film developed in Rodinal 1:40 8min @70*f.
More photos can be seen at:
first picture is a sculpture on a street in Quito, Ecuador. I took it
using Argus C3 (Cleaned and tuned by Ed Kowalski.)The second is a
fountain on the same street as the first picture. 200ASA sunny 16!
first is an Archway looking up Calle Garcia Moreno. The second is La
Ronda. The street really comes alive at night with restaurants, music
and all kinds of jewelry for sale. Pictures taken with the Kowalski C3
using Sunny 16.
200 sec @ f11.
Location: Columbia, SC
Title, "Evening, just before the storm."
Argus C3, Fujifilm 1600.
On Argust 11, I found myself in the perfect situation for
classic Argus photography. My wife and I were on beautiful
Ocracoke Island, NC on a slightly belated 10th anniversary
getaway...without the kids! I rode my bike around on the hot
afternoon in search of the perfect shots. I was very pleased with
the results. The Drive Real, Real SLOW sign is posted on historic
(shell lined) Howard street. On a storefront porch on Silver Lake
harbor I found a gentleman strumming away while relaxing on a beautiful
I have posted all the other worthwhile photos that I took at http://www.megley.com/photos/argus/argust11/
Photos were taken with an Argus C3 on Fuji 200 speed film.