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 on: August 17, 2014, 05:11:49 AM 
Started by br1078lum - Last post by Philip
I was going to say he must have won a lottery. And I guess in a manner of speaking, he did.
Great pictures & commentary.

 on: August 16, 2014, 03:13:09 PM 
Started by br1078lum - Last post by br1078lum
Last of the photos from my latest trip home. Just some random stuff one sees as they drive around the back roads.

Leidolf Lordomat with Schacht-Travenar 3.5/35 on Kodak 100 T-Max

Egg Factory by br1078phot, on Flickr
It doesn't look like much, so low on the horizon, with a roof that blends into the sky, and the fields of corn almost obscuring the view (luckily, it was soybeans on this side).  The feed bins give it away as a large, high tech facility designed to get the most production out of the hens that reside there.

Country Skyscraper by br1078phot, on Flickr
Greensburg, IN's latest water tower is way out by where Clifty Creek crosses Old US-421 and I-74.  They built a small reservoir and treatment plant so they could pump water out of the creek for the city's use.

Corn Wall by br1078phot, on Flickr
I've seen vehicles that have gone off-road by accident or on purpose into a corn field.  They don't get far.

Country Manse by br1078phot, on Flickr
Well, this is something I didn't expect to see in my home county.  I couldn't think of what farmer did good enough to build such a place.  It had to be some contractor, or somebody like that.

But no, it does belong to a farmer.  He just happened to own the land that Honda wanted to put their new assembly plant on, and this is the result of his family's good fortune.  My nephews told me that the garage has a lower level, with an elevator to get the cars up and down.  Nice.


 on: August 16, 2014, 10:06:40 AM 
Started by br1078lum - Last post by br1078lum
Yes, it was that particular day in August where the year date determines when everyone should dig their Argus out of the closet, and shoot a roll of film.

I loaded my C-3 with some Kodak ProFoto XL 100, grabbed the bag of lenses, and headed out. Wasn't sure at first where I was going to head, but finally settled on going up to Paint Bank, since the light would be good for getting some shots of the fish hatchery.

I also wanted to test out some repairs I did on my Soligor 4.5/135. I had opened it up for a cleaning, and somehow got one of the elements reversed, and hadn't shot it since the first time I tested it (which is when the reversed element was discovered). And I also wanted to give the Sandmar 4.5/35 a workout, as I didn't get many shots in color with it before.

The Soligor works Fine, but the Sandmar flares. After the first few attempts to clear up the photos, I figured out I could use the burn tool to get rid of most of the diffuseness.

No skipped frames this time, I made sure not to wind until I was preparing for a shot. The clip-on 35/100 finder adds more parallax than I was expecting, and a smaller viewing image too. So it was nice to have a bit of lee-way when it came time to crop the photos.

Hope to shoot some of my Argi more often than once a year.


With the Sandmar 4.5/35

Geodesic by br1078phot, on Flickr

Into The Early Morning by br1078phot, on Flickr

Shadow Self by br1078phot, on Flickr

Potts Mountain Overlook by br1078phot, on Flickr

With the Soligor 4.5/135

Hay In The Valley by br1078phot, on Flickr

Johns Creek Valley by br1078phot, on Flickr

More pictures at:

 on: August 15, 2014, 06:25:31 AM 
Started by br1078lum - Last post by br1078lum
I was getting towards the end of the roll, and wanted to get one more subject before the skies cut loose.  The Westport Covered Bridge always makes a good appearance since its restoration.  And this is one of the few remaining that you can actually drive on.  It’s on an older section of road that was bypassed when a new curve was put in, mainly to be able to put in a two-lane bridge, and preserve this one for the future, so it doesn’t see a lot of traffic.

Westport, IN Covered Bridge by br1078phot, on Flickr

Westport, IN Covered Bridge by br1078phot, on Flickr

Westport, IN Covered Bridge by br1078phot, on Flickr


 on: August 14, 2014, 08:24:47 PM 
Started by br1078lum - Last post by br1078lum
Two things, Nick.  The Leidolfs are cheaper than Leicas, though they were both made in Wetzlar.  And the Schacht-Travenars are better lenses than the Factory Lordons, Lordonars, and Telordons.

Okay, three things.  Finding enough lenses and bodies for a complete kit is not an easy task.  Took me over a year of constantly looking, getting overbid, and two buggered up 35's along the way before mine came together.  Bargains can be had, but you have to look very carefully at condition.

Two more sets of photos to come.  Been busy today shooting my C-3 for Argust 14th.


 on: August 14, 2014, 04:32:07 PM 
Started by br1078lum - Last post by Nick Merritt
Gee, if someone were to pull up with a flatbed truck and take that Jeep, would anybody care?

Nice pictures, Phil.  You're making me want to get a Lordomat and some lenses!

 on: August 13, 2014, 09:38:36 AM 
Started by br1078lum - Last post by br1078lum
A small village just outside of Greensburg, and now right next to the new Honda plant. Doesn't look like any of the supposed benefits of such a facility have spilled over to this area.

Leidolf Lordomat with 3.5/35 Schacht-Travenar on Kodak 100 T-Max


Hardware Overtaken by br1078phot, on Flickr
The old supply store is slowly being covered.  Maybe it's a beautification project.

Christian Church Auto Garage by br1078phot, on Flickr
Strange re-use of a structure built in 1873.

Left In The Weeds by br1078phot, on Flickr
Unfinished project at the auto garage.

Twin Chevys by br1078phot, on Flickr
Still waiting on that tire rotation.

Still Standing by br1078phot, on Flickr
An out building at the auto garage.

Camo Jeeps by br1078phot, on Flickr
Really just spots of primer here and there.

 on: August 12, 2014, 07:40:17 PM 
Started by br1078lum - Last post by br1078lum
Thanks, Nick.  Someone gave me a C-35, and in search of a 35mm lens for it, I wound up with a Lordomat attached to it.

I think the stars are more of a country thing.  I've seen other shapes in the cities.


 on: August 12, 2014, 07:31:12 PM 
Started by br1078lum - Last post by Nick Merritt
Nice work with that Lordomat, Phil.  I had one years ago and sold it -- I guess I wasn't crazy about the shutter release being on the lens mount.

I don't think I had ever seen the use of the star design for holding the retaining rods until I went to school in D.C. -- must be a mid-late 19th century architectural feature.

 on: August 12, 2014, 08:22:32 AM 
Started by br1078lum - Last post by br1078lum
A small church in Decatur County, IN

Country Church and Cemetary by br1078phot, on Flickr
Four shot panorama.

Star Baptist Church by br1078phot, on Flickr

Maybe A Chuckle by br1078phot, on Flickr

The Stars by br1078phot, on Flickr
In the stained glass, on the reinforcing rods, and painted on.  You get the point.

"New Little Flat Rock Baptist St(ar) Church_Erected 1870_Remodeled 1907"

Ring Out by br1078phot, on Flickr

Leidolf Lordomat with 3.5/35 Schacht-Travenar on Kodak 100 T-Max


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