Argust 22nd, 2022
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were taken while walking around San Francisco. Camera was a Geiss
modified C4 with Emma Werk 45mm f1.9 lens. Film was a very old roll of
ASA 400 Costco Fujifilm of undefined age.
1941 Argoflex E was used with Ilford FP4+ B/W film, developed in
HC-110e. I took the camera out for a drive around the
Superstition Mountains & the Salt River.
8.22.2022. 1/50, f/16, Mountainous terrain around Salt River,
with Cholla cactus in the foreground. Yellow filter. You don't
get too close to a Cholla, & if you do, it's the last time you act
Right: 8.22.2022. 1/100, f/12.7,
Saguarro Lake. Yellow filter. One of the many lakes we have here
in the Phoenix area. In the summer, even in the winter, the lakes
get a workout.
Argust 22nd, it rained the previous night and into a dreary morning,
so we loaded the C-3 with Kodak Tmax400, a 36 exposure roll as it
turned out. Naturally about the time we were ready to go shooting
-- the sun came out!
Ye Olde Photographer began with a few shots of
plants on the new deck outside his remodeled kitchen to be sure he had
"something" captured. He then wandered northwestward to Pennsburg (PA)
and took photos around a former railroad station there. This was on the
Perkiomen Branch of the Reading Railroad where regular passenger
service dried up in the mid-1950s, although there were some excursions
through in more recent times. There is still some freight service on
the branch via the East Penn Railroad, a local shortline operation.
Image #1 is a view of the Pennsburg station from Fourth Street. The
building is now privately owned, but appears to be nicely maintained.
headed further up the way paralleling the Perkiomen Branch, but
eventually cut across to Macungie (PA). From the town's "train watching
platform," on the site of the former passenger station, we caught two
Norfolk-Southern freights in a fairly short time. Image #2 is a
westbound freight with four locos approaching the platform. (Yes, some
previous Argus Days have visited this spot!)
Tired of the heat
we wandered homeward and shot some odds and ends around the yard. The
Tmax400 was developed in Kodak HC110, Dilution H (1+63) for 09:00 at
70ºF and scanned on a PrimeFilmXE.
A number of shots came out
well, even with some occasional challenges of backlighting, drifting
clouds, etc. But there seemed with others to be some unexplained large
variations in exposure that suggests perhaps a more scientific check of
the gear might be in order before next use ("another project!") A
selection from the day appears online at: https://pbase.com/dw_thomas/argust22nd2022
SE Pennsylvania www.dwthomas.net
Argus Day here in Florida, I took my 45’ Argus C3 to a park near the
Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse. That afternoon, I accidentally
double-exposed this image of a Mustang with a prior beach-shot, with a
37’ Argus Model A.
Film: Arista EDU 200
Developer: Rodinal R09 (1:50) for 10 min. @ 20°C
Scanner: Epson V500
started Argus Day with a fresh roll of film in a black-bodied Argus
STL-1000 SLR from circa 1970. I could not settle on any real plan, so I
bounced around a 12 mile or so area between home, Fenton, Sunset Hills,
and Kirkwood, then back to home until the film ran out. All exposures
were hand held and with available light. I used one lens, a Yashinon-DS
50mm 1:1.7.The film was Kodak 400 color print film which I rated at ASA
200, but the results were monochrome, since I developed it myself using
my Caffenol recipe. The sepia tint was added post-developing.
Argus is the mythical beast of many eyes, so the "Eye" theme seemed appropriate.
"Eye of the Frog" guards the entrance to the visitor's center at Powder Valley Nature Center in Kirkwood.
The 12 foot eyeball watches visitors as they arrive at Laumeier Sculpture Park in Sunset Hills.
It was difficult picking two favorites. All of my Argus Day 2022 images can be seen at:www.pbase.com/edkowalski/argust22
Images are ©2022 E.J.Kowalski.
in East Sandwich Ma. With an Argus C I acquired around
1970. Photos taken on Ilford Delta 100 film and processed
myself. Picture of the Dog taken with a red filter. Picture
of moving water taken at 1/10 sec.
Left: Old Opera House, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Right: "The Wave" Office Building, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Camera: Argus C3 (late 1946)
Lens: f/3.5 50mm Argus Cintar
Film: Ilford XP2 Black&White negative film
Professional lab development and scan
Took my 1938 Argus A out for Argus day, First time shooting this camera.
with expired Kodak UltraMax 400. Found the camera a little awkward to
use but was able to produce a couple of decent images.
got off work a little early that Monday and drove downtown. I had
my Argus C3 with a roll of Arista EDU 100 loaded. I walked down
the 100 block of West Davie Street taking pictures as the office
workers hurried to the car to drive home. Two people commented on
Both pictures are of the Wake County EMS. The
geometry of the building attracted my eye and camera. The roll of
film was quickly used up and that is when I found out that I had not
packed another roll of film.
I processed the film at home in HC110 dilution B for 6:30 minutes at 20C.
Argus Day, the kids and I wandered around the local small town of
Bridgewater, VA. Robert took some photos (see below) and Mary
only took a couple with her C3, so the roll is still waiting to be
The photo at left is of some of the older buildings on
the south side of town near the river. The house in the center
dates to 1815. At right is a bench near the river walk that was
standing out in a sunbeam.
Shot with Argus C3 on Ilford HP5 Plus and developed in HC-110.
The rest of the photos taken can be found at http://www.megley.com/photos/argus/argust22
Left 3: Summer Flowers
Argus QC5340 5MP digital camera.
personally amazed how a little camera of this caliber can pull off such
a clean image. Especially a "macro" image, if you want to call it that.
Right: Cherry Blossoms
Expired Fuji Superia 400, pulled to 200 on the Argus C4.
Bryan P. Melvin
Left - Model 21, 100 ASA film, F11, 100th of second, Orange series #C filter, caffenol processing.
Right - Raven Couple. This was at the end of my driveway. Color C41 processing.
The Color Mural in Arivaca Village was Fuji 400 film Argus C4 1/100 F11 .6ND filter
Shot on an Argus Model A with Kodak Gold 200 Film and developed at the local London Drugs in town.
Medicine Hat . Canada
For Argust 22 I took out an Argoflex 40 and an Argus C-4.
The picture of the bears was taken with the C-4 on FP4.
The self portrait of me, seen in the reflection of a water park feature was on HP5.
Both films were developed in Blazinal (Rodinal) with stand processing. 1/100 for 80 minutes.
The pictures were taken in Confederation Park and the library next to it.
And now for the lowest of the lowly - the tiny Argus 520 toy camera.
These photos were taken with Kodak Gold 200 outside a Papa's & Beer Mexican restaurant in Greenville, SC.
As might be expected with this type of camera, the pictures aren't very sharp, but it's a fun camera to play with now and then.
Left - Argus C44R with wide angle lens using integral light meter.
May 23, 1894, Dalton and his new gang robbed the First National Bank at
Longview, Texas. During the robbery, one member of the gang and four
citizens were killed in a shootout. This was the gang's only job. Bank
is now a museum.
Right - Prewar Argus C3 with Tri-X film. Elder Lake, Kilgore, TX
Subject: Close-up of Flowers
Camera: Argus C3
Film: Kodak Ektar 100
Subject: Close-up of Garden Lighthouse
Camera: Argus C3
Film: Kodak Ektar 100
Greetings! Here are my submissions for the current Argust Day 2022. They took a while at the photo lab.
Both shot using Lomography Earl Grey BW100, taken with my 1962 Argus C3 camera. No corrections made.
Argust day I was in Dunedin Florida with my brother. These pictures
were taken on the north beach of Honeymoon Island using an Argus CR3-E
loaded with 200 ASA film and using the sunny 16 method. The first is of
a child's life ring lying on the sand and the second is a shoreline
photo with a dead mangrove.
C-44 shutter was not working properly. Winding only cocked it a handful
of times out of the 24 exposures. I was able to rewind and remove the
film but then the shutter jammed altogether. FPP Mummy 400 (Cine 16)
developed in D76.
1st photo: 81 Diner along Rt 30 near Abbottstown, PA
2nd photo: Tropical Treat on Rt 94 between Hanover and Cross Keys, PA
Not the greatest ever but I was happy to have anything after my camera issues.
Argus Day 2022, I went to Mount Greylock in Adams, Massuachusetts
hoping for some scenic vistas. Unfortunately, the mountain top was in
the clouds, and there was almost no visibility. Towards the end of my
stay there, the clouds cleared a bit, so I was able to take a photo
where the Veterans War Memorial Tower at the top is somewhat visible.
This was taken with an Argus SLR wiith Argus-Sekor 35mm f/2.8 lens with
Kodak Gold 400 film.
Shot with my Argus A, which I must admit, I shoot once per year. On Argust Day.