Argust 20th, 2020
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used an Argoflex 40 (pseudo TLR with a"real" shutter f-stops and
focus). I had to re-learn to respool 120 to 620. I almost had the
emulsion on the wrong side. I tried to load the spool in the dark
because I was not sure it was tight enough. I did need to use light to
get it in. Kodak t-Max 100 film. Exposures mostly "sunny 16" 100/sec at
f16 outdoors. It was a very smoky and hazy day in California. I did use
a spotmeter indoors 1/10 @f4.5. Outdoor negs somewhat overexposed but
no problem for the scanner. Not your sharpest tool but not bad for its
are two images from my C3 Matchmatic which I took as I wandered around
MIT in the heat and humidity of a New England summer to celebrate
The first image is of Henry Moore's Reclining
Figure. This is a smaller-scale working model for the sculpture located
at Lincoln Center in New York City. The sculpture is set on the front
lawn of MIT.
The second image is the MIT campus, showing the great dome.
were shot using Kodak Double X 200 iso film. I developed them using
FA-1027 @ 20C for 10.5 mins and digitized them using a Nikon D750 with
105mm f2.8 macro lens
one picture made on an Argus C44R, f/1.9 50 mm Cintagon, Kodak Portra
400, developed at home using the Unicolor powder C-41 kit from the FPP
store, Epson 4990 scanner, Vuescan and Corel Aftershot Pro. The
polar bears once graced the front of an ice cream parlor in the '20s
and '30s, then stood in front of a home on Edgehill Ave., and now are
at the corner of Edgehill Ave. and 12th Ave. S., Nashville, TN, near
the Gernert Studio Apartments. The bears have been the mascot of the
Edgehill neighborhood for as long as I can remember.
For Argust 20th Ye Olde Photographer
started by checking out a tiny railroad station on the former Reading
Railroad East Penn branch in Mertztown, PA. It's likely five decades
since passengers were seen on this line, but it is still a seriously
active Norfolk-Southern freight route. The shooting was done with
the C-3 purchased new at the end of 1957 or so. YOP used a 20 exposure
roll of Kodak Panatomic-X spooled off a bulk roll that expired in
December 1988. Having documented the station, and having wiped out the
short roll, some Tmax 400 was loaded and we drove up the road to the
thriving burg of Macungie. The town has a flower park and a train
watching platform(!) on the site of a former hotel next to the same N-S
railroad line. Alas, in over an hour there was no more rail traffic, so
after a photo walk-thru of the park, homeward we went. The C-3 was
opened in the darkroom and the Tmax film was snipped off, saving the
remaining two dozen unexposed frames for another day.
were developed in Kodak HC110, 1+63 dilution (separately to allow
different developing times). The negatives were scanned for these
submissions. A larger selection may be seen at https://pbase.com/dw_thomas/argust20th2020
, as well as some digital color shots -- especially nice for the flower park which was a spectacular sight.
first picture shows Mertztown Station (in Mertztown, between Topton and
Alburtis, Berks County Pennsylvania!) During this exercise,
an SW bound N-S freight rumbled through here with SIX locomotives on
the head end, a real ground shaker.
The second picture shows
one of several lamp posts in the Macungie Flower Park which pleased me.
The volunteer gardners who maintain the place obviously know what they
There were a few customary annoyances with
winding/not winding film, and of course Covid Cautions, but the weather
was quite nice and all in all it was a good Argus day!
Edmund J. Kowalski
High Ridge, Missouri, USA
Boathouse," Argus/Cosina STL with Argus Auto/Cintar f:2 / 55mm lens and
fresh Kodak 200 film. Carondelet is one of the larger parks in the city
of St. Louis. I had fantastic weather, and was able to avoid any
crowds. Film developing was at home with Caffenol, common simple safe
ingredients. This renders all films as a monotone, and my preference is
to add a digital Sepia tint after scanning the negatives.
Angel," reconstructed Argus C-four Geiss Modified with normal f:2.8 /
50mm lens and out of date freezer stock Fuji 200 film. To finish my
film I stopped at St. Martin's Cemetery in High Ridge. Film developing
was also at home with Caffenol.
To see more of my Argust 20 photos, go to my gallery here:https://pbase.com/edkowalski/argust20
All images are ©2020 EmundJ.Kowalski
with Argus C-4, Costco 400 film from freezer. Setting ASA 300, red 8 on
the car wheel, lesser number on my car, not sure which setting.
First use of this camera, not really sure how the 400 film would turn
out. Pictures turned out pretty good except for focusing (my issue).
Camera compensated for my insecurity on getting the correct settings.
Was a Sunny hot day in San Antonio. Found a place called Digital ProLab
here in San Antonio to develop. Back in 3 days. For $20 got prints, CD,
and negatives. Very pleased.
Subject: Downtown Pittsburgh, taken from Mount Washington.
Camera: Argus C Forty-Four
Film: Kodak Ektar 100
Subject: PPG Place Complex (Built 1983)
Camera: Argus C Forty-Four
Film: Kodak Ektar 100
didn't have the opportunity to do a special trip for Argus Day this
year, so I just loaded up a camera and went for an afternoon walk
around town. My photos are of the Grafton Inn, and of a "MEMA Rapid
Response Vehicle" at the local Massachusetts State Police Museum. I'm
sure the vehicle must have some interesting history, but I couldn't
find out anything about it, and the museum is closed for now. The
photos were taken with my Argoflex 40. I used Ilford FP4 Plus film,
developed with Ifosol 3, and then "scanned" by photographing the
negatives with a Pentax KP camera.
enough to be able to work from home during the pandemic, I took my
favorite C3 camera, a 1948 seven speed variant, S/N 233428 loaded with
Ilford Pan F+ 50 for a lunchtime walk through my hometown of Cheshire,
Connecticut. I developed the film in Rodinol, scanned the negatives
with my Epson 4990 flatbed scanner, and then tinted the images in
Photoshop. Please read my Argus Day 20 blog entry and see the
rest of my photographs here: https://ab1dq.com/2020/09/01/argus-day-at-20/
NOT ENTER: I loved the cracked and gritty texture of this street
sign, details a motorist wouldn't typically see from their car.
CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH: First organized in 1724 and located on the town
green, First Congregational is one of Cheshire's most famous sites.
are my favorite flower, and this is my favorite time of year when they
are in bloom. What I love about photography is its ability to
make permanent something that is temporal - our loved ones now passed
as well as birthdays, holidays and vacations from years ago live on
through photography. This year my subject for my two Argus Day
entries are the same hydrangea bush in our garden, but shot with two
different Argus cameras.
HYDRANGEA NO. 1 was shot with the same Argus C3 that my husband James used on Argus Day.
NO. 2 was shot with my mid-60s brown body Argus 75 box camera, which
was loaded with 400 ISO B&W film, also developed in Rodinol and
colorized in Photoshop.
are two shots made from the same spot with my Argus/Cosina STL1000 and
Kodak Portra 400 film. These are views from the old City Docks on the
James River looking upstream at the skyline of Richmond, Virginia. The
wide shot was made with a Super-Takumar 35mm f3.5 lens. The long shot
is with a 100mm F2.8 "Focal" lens. Focal was a proprietary brand name
used by K-Mart. I believe this lens was made in Japan by Soligor.
are the two Argust 20th photos. I used a garden variety 1955
Argus C3, #1405790, on Ilford FP4+ film, developed in HC-100e.
Image: 8.20.2020. 1/25, f/8, Model of 1917 Curtiss Jenny.
Yellow filter. X-flash. 7.5'. I like to make balsa
& paper models, about 1:16 scale. I've got a few in the
'Museum Room' of the house (one of the bedrooms), mostly kits, but I've
always wanted to build a Curtiss JN-4D Jenny. I got a hold of
some Cleveland Model plans, & just started in. All of the
formers, ribs, etc, need to be cut out of the basla sheet by hand, but
I enjoy it, & it keeps me off the streets. This is the
fuselage, prior to covering with tissue paper.
8.20.2020. 4 sec, f/16, My brother's boat in backyard.
15'. He is selling his place near Show Low, & needed a place
to park his boat. As you can see, he nestled it under the orange
trees. A big rain (we needed it) came through here several days
later, & pert'near filled that boat up with water. I got a
plastic hose, & siphoned it off. High adventure here in Mesa.
20th fell on a county fair week day again this year. Due to
COVID, activities were severly curtailed compared to a normal year,
with attendance likely numbering in the hundreds rather than the
thousands. Many young poeople in the area spend the year leading
up to the fair raising livestock to show and sell at the fair.
Thankfully, the show went on, with the focus of the fair this
year being its agricultural roots, and missing all the usual
entertainment and rides.
I went with my old standby Argus C-3
and shot on Fuji 200 film. I'm fortunate to have a nearby 1-hour
photo place that still processes film in 1 hour, so they did
process-only and I scanned the negatives with a Nikon LS-2000 film
The first photo is of a group of young people showing
their sheep. The second is one of the goats in the barns. I
think the goats are the most interesting of all the animals to be seen
at the fair, or at least have the most personality.
You can see the rest of my photos at http://www.megley.com/photos/argus/argust20
Photos taken Argust day 2020 with a Argus 40 on Foma 100. Developed with Blazinol (Rodinal) 1/50.
are of a 'slightly' deteriorated mural on a local building, and a
topiary crocodile at the Eileen Dailly Leisure Pool & Fitness
Both places here in North Burnaby BC, within walking distance.
|Got my Argust Day prints from Dewayne's.|
I am using a 42mm Mount Argus C3 converted for me by Ed.
have been working on getting the focus working with several different
42mm mount lenses. Seems like I may have it figured out now.
Photos are of Pam's garden shed and Our backyard waterfall.
All exposures at f8, 1/170 with the Fujinon 55mm
Location: Bancroft's Castle, Massachusetts
Camera: Argus CR - 3E
Film: 200 ISOThe Nose of the Poodle
Shutter Speed: 1/125Twirling Focus
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Left - This is the famous Bancroft Castle, located on top of Gibbet Hill in Groton, MA. i took it with an
C3 Standard (from the free table) using sunny 16. Fuji 200 asa at
f16!!! I took a roll to develop with caffenol, but I haven't done it
Right - This is, of course, a quintessential New England
church located on Main Street in Groton, MA. Argus C3 Standard fuji 200
f16 at shutter speed 200 +or -...
These were taken on may pond with an Argus C4.
J. Ed Baker
must apologise for the soft focus in the pictures. I was using my C4
Geiss and must have inadvertantly moved the rangefinder wheel last time
I changed lenses. Both photos exposed Sunny 16.
First photo is my wife, Bethany, on the rocks of Devil's Den, Gettysburg, Pa.
photo is also at Devil's Den. This is where Alexander Gardener moved a
deceased soldier for what is probably the best known photo of the dead
For Argust Day 20 I took photos of some interesting/unusual things in my neighborhood here in Northwest New Jersey, USA.
1 is my next door neighbor's mailbox. It is a well known
landmark, if I tell locals "I live next door to the Snoopy house" they
know exactly where I live.
Photo 2 is part of the art & craft works that are displayed in front of another neighbor's house.
was my Argus C3 with 50mm lens that my father bought new in 1956.
Film was Fuji Superia 400 Xtra. Developed and scanned by Dwayne's
Taken on a foggy Argus Day morning at Craggy Gardens along the Blue Ridge Parkway, just north of Asheville, NC with an Argus C3.
August in New York, I went to Astoria Park, along the east bank of the
East River in Queens, on that sunny Thursday the 20th, for some bridge
tower views. I shot these with an Argus C4 (with standard 50mm
Cintar) loaded with Kodak Tri-X 400, using a deep yellow G filter.
The first shot is of the east tower of the Hell Gate Bridge, a
railroad bridge opened in 1917 that spans the Hell Gate strait of the
East River between Queens and Wards Island — 1/50 sec, f/8.
second shot shows the west tower of the Triborough Bridge, opened in
1936, in its span of the same strait, with an NYPD boat and part of a
barge in the foreground, and Manhattan in the distance — 1/300 sec,