Argust 2nd, 2002
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of these were made with my Argus Model AA. Pic AA1 was shot at F 9 and
"instant" shutter speed. Pic AA2 was shot at F 12.7 at "instant"
shutter speed. Both on sunlit afternoon, but AA1 was shot in the shade.
were taken with my Argus A-Four (rapidly becoming my favorite
Argus...this month anyway). Both shot on Plus-X, processed in HC-110
dilution "B" and scanned the negatives on my Olympus ES10 film scanner
(cheap but effective) One shot is my 19 year old daughter posing
alongside my 16 year old sons 1949 Chevrolet. 1/50 f:8 (very overcast
day). Then, I thought...heck I'll shoot some still life.
Asked the same daughter to fetch me something interesting to put on the
table for a shot...what you see is what she brought me. Haven't
decided if I should be worried or not. But a mighty sharp shot
for an old Argus I thought. Overhead light, f:22 focused at 3 feet, an
approximate half second exposure...and first time I've used a cable
release on the A-Four. It looked kinda silly on my massive Bogen
were both taken with a prewar Argus C3 s/n 0361766 equipped with a
100mm Tele-Sandmar lens. The flash picture was taken with an M2B bulb
in an original Argus upright flash unit. The film was Agfa RSX II ASA50
slide film. The scanner was a CanoScan D 660U which scans at a maximum
1200 x 600 dpi and really does not produce very good results.
The first picture is my twelve month old son Dan. The second is the view off of our deck at sunset. (Harvey Lake)
were both taken with a previously untested and unserviced C-4.
The frogs were piled into one of my birdbaths earlier in the week to
try to freak out my dog, but she didn't care. The cat had never
used the basket for naps, and barely fit (huge cat). My wife
started hollering to get a picture, and I couldn't find my flash.
The shot was with incandescent available light. I had to hold a
long exposure steady, which I'm not usually good at. The film was
really old Kodak Gold 200 ASA.
hamming it up on 8-2. Taken with C-4, Fuji 100 print film.
Exposure probably f 5.6 at 1/100. Cropped after scanning, no
retouching in in Photoshop. That's her C-3 - donated, renovated
and rejuvenated by Jay Waas
At the end of the day, my wife
showed off the the night-blooming cactus at Matthaei Botanical Gardens
in Ann Arbor. Same C-4, same film, but with a small electronic
flash. Shot at f 16, 1/50 sec. The flower is about 8" across!
James M. Surprenant
Hot Dogs.' This photograph, taken around 4:30 pm after torrential
thunderstorms moved across southern New England is of the neon sign at
Coney Island Hot Dogs in Worcester, MA. It was actually still
raining out when I took this photograph. The camera was my Argus
21 (Markfinder) and the film was Fuji Super HQ ASA 100 color print film.
Point Cemetery.' This photo was taken at Swan Point Cemetery in
Providence Rhode Island at about 2:30 PM on Argust 2nd. The
camera was a pre-Colormatic C3. Exposure on Kodahcrome 64 was
f/16 at 1/30 sec with an M2B flash bulb in the Autronic folding flash
Richard T. Reeder
are the photos from August 2nd. They were taken with an Argus C3,
#977057. This is the area up in our Arizona mountains that got burned
last month. It was the biggest fire Arizona has had.
500,000 acres. This is a corral of Bison. You know, like
buffalo. The afore mentioned fire almost got them. It's
near Heber and Overgaard on Arizona 260.
are 2 photos from Bob Grahn, commonly known as Q. These were
taken with a 7 speed Argus C-3 SN C31733, at the Mystic Seaport in
J. Ed Baker
standard.) Both photos shot on Kodak Portra 160NC, f11 at
1/100, taken in Charlotte (say shar LOT) NY. 1st picture is one
of two swing bridges left in the country. Manufactured by King Iron
Bridge and Mfg. Co. in 1905. Located in the Genesee River, the Coast
Guard has deemed it a hazard to navigation and ordered its removal.
This in spite of its eligibility for the National List of Historic
Places. 2nd picture is of the Lifeguard boats at Ontario Beach.
2nd found me 650 miles away from home, in the Allegheny Valley of
Pennsylvania, visiting with my family in the area where I grew up
during the Argus Classic Period. I began Argust Day with Midnight. The
bridge shot was done about 1:00 AM under the Tarentum High Level
Bridge. This is a large bridge carrying four lanes of traffic across
the Allegheny River; at this point the river is two or three hundred
yards wide. Argus Model 21 Markfinder, normal f:3.5/50mm lens, wide
open, Kodak Max 400 print film, Argus hotshoe flash unit with fan fold
reflector. This shot demonstrates the power of a Press 25 class bulb, a
single bulb's light reaching across more than half the width of the
river. Vintage gas stove was found the afternoon of Argust 2nd in the
Tarentum, PA, Historical Museum. This picture also shot with the Argus
Model 21 Markfinder, normal f:3.5/50mm lens, loaded with generic ASA
200 print film, existing light, hand held at 1/10 second.
2nd found Lansing MI celebrating the 105th year of Oldsmobile, so I was
able to shoot some vintage cars with my vintage camera (1958 C-44R)
photo is entitled 'The Big House.' Taken with the
same C-3 with 35mm f/4.5 Argus-Sandmar, f/11, 1/100. This photo
is entitled 'Ducks.' (Original, ain't I?) Taken with a C-3, with
100mm f/4.5 Argus-Sandmar, f/16, 1/200.
photograph was taken in Yorba Linda, California at about 2:30pm. I used
a C-3 Color-Matic with the 50mm Cintar lens. I used Agfapan APX 100 at
ASA 64 developed in HC-110 Dil.B for 5 1/2 min. Printed on Oriental G2
paper developed in Ansco 130
North Head Lighthouse on the Washington Coast. Argoflex 75 loaded with HP-5.