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Holiday Photo Contest 2018 Gallery

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Edmund J. Kowalski

Second Place
Edmund J. Kowalski
High Ridge, Missouri

'Loading the Sleigh' 2018 E.J.Kowalski, shot as a table setup with some of our family decorations. Argus Model C s/n 14422, loaded with Kodak 200 film. Lit by a Sylvania 650 watt movie lamp.

'Santa's Caboose' 2018 E.J.Kowalski, shot in the old section of Valley Park, Missouri, while young children were gathering eagerly on a cold day for an early visit to the park by Santa. Argus Model C s/n 14422, loaded with Kodak 200 film.

'Reindeer Ring Toss' 2018 E.J.Kowalski, at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. Argus C4 s/n 0303647 Geiss Modified and normal 50mm lens, loaded with Kodak 200 film.

More photos from these sessions will be posted in my galleries at www.pbase.com/edkowalski

Steven Wagner
The picture of the Christmas wreaths were taken at the Mistletoe Meadows Christmas Tree lot in Garner NC. We bought the wreath to the right.
Argus C3, Kodak Colorplus 200.

The picture is part of the Christmas tree in front of the Old Orange County Courthouse in Hillsborough, NC.  The small figures that you see in the silver balls on the tree are Terri and myself.
Argus C3, Kodak Colorplus 200.

This Christmas tree is on the grounds of the North Carolina State Capital building in Raleigh, NC.
Argoflex 40, Arista EDU 100 processed in HC110.

Rich Reeder

Third Place
I used a 1946 Argus C3, #37966, on Ilford FP4+ film, developed in H-110e, 5 minutes longer than the chart says, to combat a lack of contrast I've been seeing lately.

Left - 12.21.2018.  6 sec, f/8, Christmas ornament, Portra +3, 3.5':10".  (Focused at 3.5', actual distance 10")

Right - 12.21.2018.  6 sec, f/16, Angel, Portra +3, 25':12.5".

Richard Chiriboga
1 - Taken with a C3 standard carefully lifted from the free table in May at the Gathering. ASA 200 sunny 16, f16

2 - Second picture with same settings. My daughter Diana and I roamed downtown snowless Groton.

3 - The mantel at Christmas!!! I lit it up using Argus flood lights I got off the free table and used the C3 Standard I also got off the free table!!!

Willaim Hamblen
Here is an accidental holiday picture.  The main subject was the architecture with a Christmas tree that happened to be there.  I'm sending it just so you'll have one more entry.  Camera is an Argoflex EF.  Film is Arista.edu Ultra 400 that was developed in D-76, and scanned on an Epson 4900.

Diana Chiriboga-Flor
Camera: Argus CR-3E

Film: 35mm Color 200 ISO

1= f/5.6, 1/250

2= f/5.6, 1/500

3= f/2.8, 1/30

Bruce MacLellan
Pictures taken on an Argus G635.

Vaughn Martens

First Place
The pictures are of Racine’s Town Square I took with an Argus CR4e. It was so cold I lost the feeling in both hands and the camera froze solid. Luckily there was no damage after it thawed.

Wesley Furr
All photos taken with an Argoflex EF on Ektar 100 film, respooled onto 620.

The first is of someone's nicely decorated front porch, time lapse, I believe f/18, probably 30 seconds.

The town of Bridgewater, VA has a display at the edge of town commemorating the Warm Springs turnpike, which once went through the town.  They also decorate the horse and wagon at Christmas time.

Somehow light leaked in and turned the whole width of my film reddish in a few areas towards the end.  The bottom part of the last images was rather red/pinkish, so I took out the red, tweaked it a bit, and turned it to B&W.

Perry Bain
The town of Taunton, MA gives itself the nickname "The Christmas City." They have a large display on the town green each year, so I ventured there to photograph the giant Santa statue with my Argoflex 40 (and Argus SLR). This one was taken with the Argoflex 40 on Fuji 400H film.