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Holiday Photo Contest 2010 Gallery

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Reiner Wandler


Argus C3, no-name-film from the local photo-store. 200 Asa. Neg-scan with Epson 8600f.
Pics are from the local Xmas-market, Madrid.

Edmund J. Kowalski

Holiday Party Tie

Light Ball
Second Place


Winter Walkway
1) "Holiday Party Tie"
Argus C-44R with fast Argus Cintagon f:1.9 / 50mm lens, loaded with out of date Fuji 800 print film stored at room temperature... lens near wide open, available light. YES, I wore that tie to the Christmas Party!

2) "Light Ball"
Argus C-44R with fast Argus Cintagon f:1.9 / 50mm lens, loaded with outdated Fuji 800 print film stored at room temperature... lens wide open, available light, long exposure with tripod.

3) "Winter Walkway"
Argus C-44R with fast Argus Cintagon f:1.9 / 50mm lens, loaded with ASA 200 print film. Shot hand held at about f:11 at 1/250. Location is the Japanese Garden section of Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis.

Don Phelps


All shot on Kodak 400 ISO at 1/10 second. Flash shots taken at F11 two kids and F8 three kids at toy track. Outside shot was F5.6 at 1/10 speed. The flash shots were taken using Argus bowl flashgun with either P25b or 25b bulbs.

Earl English

The playhouse is abandoned for winter.
 
Camera is an Argus C-3 with 100mm Sandmar lens.
Film is Legacy Pro 100 iso
Shutter was 1/100 (?) @ f:16.
Processed in PC-Glycol for 9 minutes at 16 C agitate 3 inversions every 30 seconds.

Chris Dans


All photos were made using my "new" Argus C4 with an f 2.8 Cintar Lens (50mm).  The film used was Fujifilm 200 ISO.  Thanks to many of you in the group I knew I could approximate a shutter speed of 1/200 sec. by placing the dial between 100 and 300, enabling me to use "Sunny 16" to calculate a decent exposure for each shot
 
Central New Jersey really got socked by the post-Christmas Blizzard (over 30 inches of Snow in many areas) and I figured I wanted to focus in on the storm as subject matter. 
Snowy beaches and boardwalks are lonely places.  Even at Asbury Park (where Bruce Springsteen first made a name for himself, it's was totally deserted on the next to last day of the year. 
 
Pictures in this "Holiday Greetings From Asbury Park" theme are of the snow covered boardwalk and the Asbury Park Convention Hall, local nightspot the "Wonder Bar" featuring the maniacly grinning "Tilly" face, and finally a self portrait taken at arm's length of myself because there were no pretty women or cute kids anywhere to be found as subject matter.  I look much older in this shot due to the sharpness of the lens coupled with being worn out after three days of non-stop snow shoveling.

James Cooper

Hearth

Snow Day

Hark
1) "Hearth" is a shot of Christmas stockings hung by the chimney waiting for St. Nick, and was shot with a tripod-mounted Argus 75 (fixed focus, f/stop, and on time setting for about 1 sec) with M2 flashbulb on Kodak Portra VC 100 iso 120 film re-rolled on 620 film spools.
 
2) "Snow Day" is a photo of my daughter enjoying the first snowfall and was shot with a 1954 Argus 40 at 1/100th sec  f/8 on Kodak 100 Tmax 120 film re-rolled on 620 film spools.
 
3)"Hark" is a shot of our Christmas tree topper and was shot with a 1959 Argus C-33 at 1/125 sec  f/11 with camera on "x" flashbulb setting and using electronic flash on Drugstore brand 200 iso 35mm film.

Mike Zeis

Dancing Lights
Dancing Lights is one of a half-dozen or so light displays strung across Massachusetts Avenue in the lively Central Square neighborhood in Cambridge, MA. I took the shot with the travellin' C4 during the three weeks or so that it was in my possession. I used a tripod, and had to pick an angle that avoided shooting directly into street lights. I used the "B" setting. I took two shots: one exposed for "a while" and the other exposed for "a while longer." The aperture was closed at least half way: since my timing was so arbitrary, I wanted to give myself a real difference in exposure while avoiding a totally blasted out frame. This is pretty much a straight scan, cropped.

John Strieb

Third Place
Camera:  Argus C3 Standard
 
Film: Fugicolor Superia X-Tra  400 (from Refrigerator)
 
Flash: Sylvania Press 25B
 
Settings: Speed 25 - f-16
 
Developed at Costco and placed on CD

Dana Barnard

Santa Fly-By

Tree

Reindeer
Santa Fly By - This was taken at The Grove at Farmers Market in Los Angeles on Dec 30, 2010.
Camera - Argus C-44
Lens - Cintagon 50mm
Shutter speed - 1/300
Aperture - f22.
Film - Legacy Pro 400.  Developed in Ilfosol 3 diluted 14/1 for 9.5 min.

Tree-1 - This was taken at The Grove at Farmers Market in Los Angeles on Dec 30, 2010.
Camera - Argus C-44
Lens - Cintagon 50mm
Shutter speed - 1/100
Aperture - f11.
Film - Legacy Pro 400.  Developed in Ilfosol 3 diluted 14/1 for 9.5 min.

Reindeer-1 - This was taken in Chino Hills on Christmas Day 2010.
Camera - Argus CR-1
Lens - Auto-Cintar 55mm
Shutter speed - 1/15
Aperture - f2.8
Film - Legacy Pro 400.  Developed in Ilfosol 3 diluted 14/1 for 9.5 min.


Dan Cluley
These are both just houses around town that A. had lights I liked, and B. still had them lit 10 days after Christmas when I finally got around to shooting them.  ;)
 
Both photos were taken with a C-44 and 100 speed Fuji print film. f1.9 at 1/10 of a second.  No tripod, but I used trees for bracing.

Jon Taylor
Christmas for me is going to my in-laws farm!

I got my Argus C44 as a Christmas Present from my wife.
The first picture is the truck that my Father-in-law and I ride around in to look at the fields.  The second is of my first born son. This is his first Christmas!

Joe Smith

Santa

Bowron House
First Place
"Santa"
As Santa rounded the corner a young boy shouted ``Hi Grampa`` and Santa waved back. Film Kodak 200  300th sec at f16. Camera C44r with a 35mm lens.

"Bowron House"
The Bowron House is in our pioneer village and part of our Festival of trees. Film Kodak 200  300th sec at f11. Camera C44r with a 35mm lens.

Wesley Furr
My son is quite happy on Christmas morning, proudly wearing his Spongebob PJ's and showing off his "batman house".

Daughter is enjoying her doll and mommy's Rudolph.

The motorized light-up reindeer at my parent's house is contemplating whether December grass is any good to eat.

Taken with an Argus C3 on Fuji 200 film.  Negatives scanned using a Nikon LS-2000.