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MatthewCromer
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« on: February 01, 2006, 10:33:32 PM »
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Nikon F4, Provia 100?!
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2006, 11:21:40 PM »
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1995?!?  Holy crap!  Photography existed before the D30?
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2006, 01:37:04 AM »
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........and there are other makers besides Canon too. Bet that came as a shock to some, eh!      

Seriously, it makes a pleasant change to see a film shot on the front page again. Hopefully more will appear from time to time. Thanks Michael.
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2006, 03:58:42 AM »
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That it is from a film camera that is ok but it's the second time he put that picture on  his (great) site. What's up with that Michael. Don't tell me your running out of photo's I don't believe you.

Great shot
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2006, 07:08:20 AM »
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If you rememner that shot, you've been around here a long time.

The reason it's up is that I hadn't seen it in some years. I was doing some image cataloging for a book project and came across it the other day.

I liked it, so I decided to put it up again. Kind of like finding an old framed print in the basement and hanging it on the wall for a while.

I also like tweeking the noses of those people that think I'm some kind of Canon zealot. I shot exclusively with Nikon for more than two decades.

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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2006, 08:39:16 AM »
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Being drawn to images of ordinary objects presented in artful, quasi-abstract ways, I gazed approvingly upon this photo.

It is fortunate, however, that my day job is anesthesiologist, so I was able to extract my swallowed tongue from my airway--the result of Shock and Awe at being so forcefully reminded of Michael's sordid Film past. Apparently he was a serial Film-ist in some remote, vaguely-remembered bygone era. Who knew?

I think it was the hollow echo of plaintive, keening wails of loneliness over there on the Wet Darkroom forum that put the poor guy over the edge. Or maybe it's the encroaching gloom of Canadian winter that has him temporarily off his feed.

Anyway, thanks Michael from all us film-shootin' stepchildren on this "anti-film" site!
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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2006, 09:02:14 AM »
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I remember Provia. I think I read about it in an ancient history book. Wasn't that used by the Greeks and Romans?    

Actually, I still own two film cameras, but nowadays whenever I go to use them, I can't figure out where to insert the memory card.  
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2006, 09:42:52 AM »
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I still own 4 film cameras, 2 of which are MF. I have 2 dedicated film scanners, the Nikon 8000 ED and Minolta 5400 II. I have a dozen or more rolls of film in the fridge, yet I still can't bring myself to load a roll of film in any of these cameras, even to disprove some of Michael's assertions in a recent article 'Clumps and Chumps'   .
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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2006, 09:53:42 AM »
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I'm with you Ray. I still have a shelf full of film that says it's past due in my fridge. It's now getting to the stage I feel embarassed when I try to remember where all the dials are on my film cameras. That still didn't stop me bidding on eBay for a rare accessory for my Olympus Pen F collection display!
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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2006, 01:19:13 PM »
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I switched from film to fully digital only two years ago (from Canon to Nikon, the opposite of Michael, it appears), so I remember it (using film) clearly, but I can't see myself EVER going back.  Changing ISO on the fly, looking at histograms to adjust exposure, no film grain, no trips to the photo lab, no ten-minutes-per-image film scanning, etc. etc. etc....

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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2006, 03:16:31 PM »
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If you rememner that shot, you've been around here a long time.
Yes I have been bitten by the photography bug about 7-8 years ago and have visited your site on a weekly/daily basis for all those years.

And still this was my first ever post in your forum. Never really followed your forum.
It was and still is a bit out of my league. I'm still not a decent photographer but I enjoy it that makes it ok.

I remembered this photo as I really think it is a great one. But there are several more I'm quite certain I will remember if you put them back on.

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« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2006, 04:56:26 AM »
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It is a fresh reminder that it is the photographer's eye and mind that make a good photograph, not cameras or capture media.

I am a regular visitor to this site, from the time when Michael would review Provia slide film, the EOS 1V camera, or the Ricoh GR1 camera.

I still use my trusty 1V and Velvia 100F, and will keep doing so until the full-frame series 1 cameras drop down to what the 1V costs.
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« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2006, 05:33:19 AM »
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I remember Provia. I think I read about it in an ancient history book. Wasn't that used by the Greeks and Romans?   
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Just shot 16 sheets of 4*5 Provia 100F today... together with 12 other guys who were all shooting sheets of Provia 100F today.

If my math is right, there are at least 13 people on earth still shooting Provia 100F...

One for the road, shot late December with Provia 100F...

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« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2006, 07:33:12 AM »
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looks B&W to me....
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« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2006, 08:56:36 AM »
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The reason it's up is that I hadn't seen it in some years. I was doing some image cataloging for a book project and came across it the other day.

I liked it, so I decided to put it up again. Kind of like finding an old framed print in the basement and hanging it on the wall for a while.

Michael

The snowfence image takes me back to last November at the Brickworks shoot. I was talking to Michael beforehand, outside the main building, when he looked past me and caught a glimpse of snowfence/brick outhouse/debris in the rain/mud/foliage. It was clear that the wheels were turning. He even mentioned it in conversation. I should have responded photographically but I felt like I would be copping an idea.

Once inside the shoot, there was a fella that was creating images by blending props (feminine intimate apparrel) juxtaposed to the industrial ruin. If I recall, he photographed the outhouse beforehand on a whim.

I learned a lesson that day. The power of the abstract is all around. One must perceive and pursue. Regardless of the fact that I returned home with no snowfence abstract, I was inspired though much of the shoot and I find that my work is definately moving in an artistic direction I want it too.

Equipment? Didn't matter much.

That old snowfence shot reminds me that its all about seeing.

Now, the shopping cart, well I dig it, but I can tell you my wife won't have that hanging in the great room.  
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« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2006, 03:44:53 PM »
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looks B&W to me....
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You have amazing eyes Pom!

This one was converted to B&W in PS CS, using the channel mixer I believe.

The original sheet was a bit under-exposed, and basically monotone. The B&W version has more impact in that it helps focussing on the texture.

Cheers,
Bernard
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« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2006, 05:13:21 PM »
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Bernard, this is truly a good photograph - I like the composition, texture, lighting - all very well done. Congratulations.

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« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2006, 05:25:46 PM »
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Bernard, this is truly a good photograph - I like the composition, texture, lighting - all very well done. Congratulations.

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Thanks for the nice words Mark.

Cheers,
Bernard
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« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2006, 05:55:51 PM »
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Just didn't look like Provia....    
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« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2006, 07:09:57 PM »
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Just didn't look like Provia....   
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At least it looks more like Provia than Velvia.  

Lovely image, Bernard!

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