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Argust 19th, 2019

All photographs this page © 2019 by the respective photographers.

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Dave Thomas


For Argust 19th Ye Olde Photographer decided to take a short drive to Royersford (Pennsylvania), as a starting point to record some former Reading Railroad mainline passenger stations that still exist, but with no passenger service. As it turns out Royersford, located on the Schuylkill River about half way between Philadelphia and Reading, is also quite a target rich location for old industrial buildings, many now adaptively reused for small business space and the like. The shooting was done with the C-3 purchased at the end of 1957 or so on a 20 exposure roll of Kodak Panatomic-X spooled off a bulk roll that expired in December 1988. The roll was developed in Kodak HC110, 1+63 dilution, and the negatives scanned for these submissions. A larger selection may be seen at https://pbase.com/dw_thomas/argust19th2019. Thirty-two year old film through a sixty-two year old camera with visible images resulting -- YES!

The first picture shows the former station, part of which is now a cafe featuring ice cream and other goodies. There are outside tables on the former trackside platform which can result in some excitement when the fairly busy Norfolk-Southern freight operations send fast, heavy freights by and they lay on the horns for the very nearby grade crossing.

The second picture is a classic industrial building along the river that began life as a hosiery mill in the mid-1890s. Near the end of that century it became Royersford Spring Company -- which it still is!

Thomas Hoglund


Shots of Monroe Harbor and Grant Park in Chicago including the Shedd Aquarium, Soldier Field, the Field Museum and the Chicago Yacht Club.

Taken with an Argus/Cosina STL 1000 with the kit(?) Cosinon 50mm f/1.7 lens. Left photo illustrates the great sharpness you can get at around f/8 and the right photo shows the nice bokeh with it more wide open at around f/2.

Shot on Kodak T-Max 100 ISO black and white film and developed at home with Ilfosol 3 developer, Ilfostop and Ilford Rapid Fixer. Scanned on Epson V700 flatbed scanner.

Perry Bain


For Argus day this year, I went on a road trip to the White Mountains in New Hampshire. I took along the Argoflex 40 (which I loaded with respooled Kodak Ektar film) and the C33 with the 50mm f/3.5 and 35mm lenses (with which I used some Kodak Portra 400 and TMax 400). The two shots I am submitting from the day are the Cog Railway steam engine at the top of Mount Washington, and the Cannon Mountain Tram, taken from the top of Cannon Mountain (both from the Argoflex 40). I posted more of my photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/perry_b/albums/72157710560039798/with/48626741473/

Dan Mouer


On the 19th, my partner Rob and I shot 3 36-exposure rolls of grainy ASA 400 Fujicolor film. One roll each in my C20, Rob's Matchmatic, and my "new" (to me) untested plain black brick. I asked Rob to pick his two faves and I included them. I have not included any shots from the "new" C3, because while everything appeared to be working fine, the rangefinder is clearly not calibrated. My shots are all from the C20.

Rob Ryder


Maurice Kamins


On Aug. 19th I took my Argus C and filled it with Fujifilm ASA 200 color film. My wife and I decided to walk around the  City (San Francisco) and see how the old C worked. (Serial number C 9300). As it was a sunny day the pictures were all shot between f11 and 16 at 1/200.

Edmund J. Kowalski


Image 1:
Argus C-four modified with strap lugs. Kodak ASA 200 print film. The giant squid and hammerhead shark models greet visitors from above, inside the North Entrance to the St. Louis Zoo.
Image 2:
"Green Velour Monster" Argus C3, modified for m42 screwmount lenses. Ricoh/Sears f:1.4 / 55mm lens, Kodak ASA 200 print film. Decoration above the front entrance to the old Bird House, St. Louis Zoo.
Images are ©2019 E.J.Kowalski.

More of my Argust 19 photos can be seen at:  http://www.pbase.com/edkowalski/argust19ed

Joyce Kowalski


The 1st photo is my daughter's calendar blocks set for Argus Day 8/19 in front of my aquarium. Notice the dwarf artist next to it in honor of my husband who loaned me the Argus camera.
The 2nd photo is a trellis of flowers outside the St. Louis Zoo entrance. Wish my garden grew like this.
Film was Kodak 400.
Images are ©2019 J.L.Kowalski.

More of my Argust 19 photos can be seen at: http://www.pbase.com/edkowalski/argust19joyceandpam

Pamela Lee Kowalski


There is 1 photo of a bear sculpture at the St. Louis Zoo.
The other photo is a goofy-looking bird inside the bird house.
My dad lent me a point & shoot Argus.
Film was Kodak 400.
Images are ©2019 P.L.Kowalski.

More of my Argust 19 photos can be seen at: http://www.pbase.com/edkowalski/argust19joyceandpam

Ronald Pollack


Pic #1
Subject: George Westinghouse Bridge (East Pittsburgh, PA) - Built 1929 - Carries US Route 30 AKA The Lincoln Highway. When built, it was the world's longest concrete arch span structure
Camera: Argus C3
Film: Kodak Ektar 100
Lens: 50mm
f-Stop: 8
Speed: 1/300

Pic #2
Subject:  US STEEL Edgar Thomson Works, Braddock, PA
Camera: Argoflex EF
Film: Kodak Tri-X 400
Lens: 75mm
f-Stop: 18
Speed: 1/200

William Hamblen


J. Percy Priest Dam, Nashville, TN, and the Parthenon at night, Centennial Park, Nashville, TN.  Both were made on the same roll of 100 TMAX with a Geiss-modified Argus C4 and a Lithagon 35mm lens.  The camera was on a tripod for the Parthenon picture.  The negatives were digitized with a Nikon D7000 using a 40mm micro-Nikkor and the Nikon ES-2 film holder.  The raw pictures were converted to TIFFs using dcraw, the TIFFs were converted to positives using ImageMagick, and the results punched up a little with Corel Aftershot Pro.

Ron DeBlock


For Argus Day 2019 I visited Waterloo Village, a New Jersey state historic site that is in my town.

Photo 1: Spire of the Waterloo United Methodist Church, founded and built in 1859.  Regular services are still held in the church.

Photo 2: A building (a barn, I think) on the site.  I was drawn by the late afternoon pattern of light and shadows.

Technical details:  The camera is a C3 with 50mm Coated Cintar that my father purchased new in 1956.  Film is Tri-X with a 2x yellow filter. 
Developed in HC-110 B in a Lab-Box tank. Digitized with a Nikon D600 and 55mm Micro Nikkor.  Adobe Lightroom was used to invert, crop and tonal adjusment.

Tom Hathaway


Both pictures taken at Lake Julian near Asheville, NC with an A2B on expired Tri-X.

Bruce MacLellan


Here are two pictures of the Burnaby Art Gallery at Deer Lake park in Burnaby BC.
The black and white was taken on Acros film with an Argus 40. The other  was taken with an Argus/Cosina STL1000.

Richard Chiriboga


I was in Dunedin this year!! I went out on an overcast day and shot a roll of ASA200 in a C3 Standard I got off the free table a couple of years ago. The first was taken at our condo's park looking out at the Gulf of Mexico. I used sunny 16 so 200 at f11. The second picture is a gnome hidden in the garden of our condo's rotunda. it was taken at f5.6.

Melvyn Buckpitt


Here are my images taken with a Matchmatic using Ilford HP5+ 400

Boston across the Charles River taken from a MBTA Red Line train

Boston Downtown taken from the Dorchester area

Rich Reeder


1st Image:  8.19.2019.  1/200, f/11, 3 trees in a Mesa, Arizona park.  Yellow filter.  Used a 1941 C3, on Ilford FP4+ film, developed in HC-110e.

2nd Image:  8.19.2019.  1/300, f/11, Ancient Indian canal in Mesa, Arizona, made anywhere from 300BC to 1450 AD.  Yellow filter.  Used a 1941 C3, on Ilford FP4+ film, developed in HC-110e.

Dan Cluley


Slightly expired Fuji 400 in a 1957 C-44.

1 - Marmel cat sat under the floor lamp long enough for a shot.  50mm lens and a turret finder for framing.

2 - The Jackson & Lansing RR in Mason MI.  The locomotive is slightly older than the camera.  100mm lens

Dixon Miller


Like last year, August found me visiting my wife’s family in Uruguay during their winter.  Monday the 19th provided the dullest, cloudiest sky of my stay.  I loaded my Argus C44 with Kodak ColorPlus 200 and headed straight to Montevideo’s now-shuttered and -decaying railway station, Estación Central General Artigas, opened in 1897 and closed since 2003.

The first shot is of the abandoned structure, a sad shadow of its former glorious self, today fenced off from public access — 35mm Cintagon, 1/300 sec, f/11.

In the second shot, aiming the lens through a hole in the wire fence in front of the station afforded a partial view of the interior of the train shed.  The base of the Antel Telecommunications Tower to the north is visible in the distance — 100mm Cintagon, 1/25 sec, f/11.

Wesley Furr


I ended up taking my Argus Day photos quite late in the day.  I also made the mistake of picking the local park for photos where the sun sets a bit early behind a high bluff, so I was pushing film and camera to the limits.  Photos were taken with an Argus C3 on Fuji 200 film.

The first photo is of a small swinging bridge that goes over a bit of water to a peninsula adjacent to the river.  2nd photo is of a random couple enjoying a nice summer evening together on a swing in the park.  The rest of the photos I took can be viewed at http://www.megley.com/photos/argus/argust19