Argust 18th, 2018
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I went to the Historic Oak View Park in Raleigh, NC for my shooting.
part of the Main Farmhouse to the left dates back to 1855, the building
has has a couple of renovations. They are repainting buildings on
the park. The picture was shot with an Argus C3 on Kodak Gold 200.
the 1880s tenant farmers, aka sharecroppers, were working at Oak
View. Although this Tenant House is not original to Oak View, it
is similar to ones that would have been on the
property. The picture was shot with an Argus C3 on
Left: Banjo Player; Right: Bowron House and 3 sisters garden
was a event at our Pioneer Village featuring Heritage Textiles with
musical entertainment. I spent most of my time listening to the
talented banjo player while Pam enjoyed the exhibits. The second photo
is of the Bowron House and garden. The garden of is a project of the
Horicultural Society and the grade 3 students of the public school.
used an Argoflex EF with Kodak Tmax 400 film. The Banjo player was shot
using a yellow filter. I rated the film at ISO 200 giving me a exposure
of f9 at 50 sec. The Bowron House thru a red filter filmrated at ISO
100 f6.3 50sec.
drove me inside Saturday after I got a snapshot of the towering sign
once belonging to the Belle Meade Theatre, Nashville, Tennessee. The
Belle Meade Theatre was a 1,000 seat suburban cinema palace opened in
1940 and closed in 1991. The building has been heavily modified
for other uses, but the sign remains. Taken with an Argus A2 from
about 1950 on Fuji Superia 200 on a stormy day.
#1 Railroad Crossing
is in the small Lehigh County (PA) town of Macungie at a grade crossing
of Main Street (PA Route 100) over the Norfolk-Southern tracks which
are the former Reading Railroad "East Penn Branch." To the right of
this shot is a flower park, beautifully maintained by some volunteers.
Adjacent to that and along the tracks is the Macungie Train Watching
Platform. The N-S runs around thirty trains a day through here and on
one visit I encountered a half dozen guys with radio scanners and video
gear. The spot appears much appreciated by railfans.
#2 At Lock Ridge Furnace
is a hot blast iron making complex that ran from the late 1860s into
1920 or so. Various parts are preserved as a park, now a Lehigh County
historical site found in Alburtis, Pennsylvania.
Most of the 36
exposures are out in Ye Olde Photographer's PBase galleries
a couple of iPhone color shots of the Flower Park, which is quite
impressive. Not sure exactly where things went astray, but the
negatives were thin, perhaps both under exposed and under developed --
maybe the film was older than thought. The negative scans capture the
flavor, just glad there is no obligation to try to darkroom print them!
Argus Day 2018 I set out with my C44, 35mm lens with yellow filter, and
the remainder of a roll of Eastman Double-X B&W 200 ISO film.
The first is taken inside Forry's Mill Covered Bridge in Lancaster County, PA. f11 @ 1/25s
second is of the cooling towers for the Three Mile Island Unit 2
reactor, near Middletown, PA - site of the most serious accident in
U.S. commercial nuclear power plant operating history. f/16 @ 1/100s
C4 Geiss serial number 0244738,1952 with 35mm lens. Film used is Rollei RPX 25 (ASA 25).
Left: Public Library Mural: Bernal Heights Branch. San Francisco
Right: Reflection. Bernal Heights San Francisco.
used a 1948 Argus C3 # 425121 for these photos. Film Ilford
FP4+, ASA 125, Lens: Cintar 50mm f/3.5. Development: HC-110e.
Left: 1/200, f/11, Lockheed Ventura at Falcon Field, Mesa, AZ. Yellow filter.
Right: 1/200, f/11, B-29 prop & B-17 at Falcon Field, Mesa, AZ. Yellow filter.
Edmund J. Kowalski
"Barrett Station Tunnel," Argus STL 1000 with GAF f/1.9 50mm lens and fresh Kodak 200 print film.
"Giraffe," Argus C4 s/n 0293268 Geiss modified, f/2.8 50mm Cintar lens and fresh Kodak 200 print film.
tunnel at Barrett Station was the first railroad tunnel West of the
Mississippi, dug out by hand in the 1800's. It was replaced when an
open rock cut bypassed it just to the south, and the switching yard was
given away in the 1940's to establish the Museum, now known as the
National Museum of Transportation, St. Louis County, Missouri.
The Giraffe was at the St. Louis Zoo. I had no idea what he was up to.
Images are handheld with available light.
For more of my Argus Day photos, see my gallery at: http://www.pbase.com/edkowalski/argust18
All images are ©2018 Edmund J.Kowalski.
These are my submissions for 2018 Argust Day taken at New Brighton Park on the east end of the Vancouver waterfront.
I used an Argoflex E with Foma 100 120 film. Developed in Rodinal.
first is looking east towards a grain terminal and the Second Narrows
Bridge. The other(cropped) is looking north west across the harbour
towards North Vancouver and the North Shore mountains.
It was not a very clear day as we were under a cloud of smoke from over 500 forest fires burning in the interior of BC.
is often the case, Argus Day this year fell on the same day that they
have the Chicago Air & Water Show. This year, the headliners
were the Air Force's Thunderbirds. Here are two pictures of them
flying over Navy Pier taken from the window of our condo. Taken with an
Argus STL 1000 with a Tamron Adaptall M42 mount 80-210mm lens.
Shot on T-Max 400 film at 1/1000 (those planes move fast!) and around
f/11 or so depending on changes in the light. Developed at home with
Ilford black and white developing products and scanned on an Epson V700
headed up to Pemaquid Point in Maine for Argus Day. I took photos with
my Argoflex 40 and my Argus C4 Geiss with 35 and 50mm lenses. The
forecast was for clouds and rain, so I loaded 400 speed film (Fuji
Superia 400 for the C4 and Fuji 400H for the Argoflex). I made a side
trip to the Boothbay Railway, and also made a quick stop at the Desert
of Maine on the way home. I posted some of the other photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/perry_b/albums/72157700524226724
Subject: Federated Investors Tower - Downtown Pittsburgh (Built 1982)
Camera: Argoflex EF
Film: Kodak Portra Professional 160
Subject: Arrott Building - Downtown Pittsburgh (Built 1902)
Camera: Argoflex EF
Film: Kodak Portra Professional 160
with a kowalski C3 ASA200 5.6 at 200th. 1: I forgot
so on a cloudy bright day i went out and took a picture of this
angel in a neighbors yard. 2: I just thought that this was
a very interesting root system!!!
Argus Day photos were all taken in Ypsilanti, Michigan. I used a
post-war Argoflex E camera loaded with Kodak T-Max 100 film...
exposures were made at f/9 with the camera on a tripod.
decided to stick with historical subjects for my photos. The
Hudson car is outside what used to be a Hudson dealership but is now a
museum. The iconic tower was built in 1890 and still provides
water along with inspiration for an unending supply of off-color jokes.