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Since I'm colorblind, I love shooting in black and white. It's how I see the world anyway.

Lincoln Memorial

04 Feb 2016 2 1 348
The Lincoln Memorial, photographed in Washington, D.C., in 1979. Camera: Minolta XD11 Lens: Minolta MD Rokkor-X 50mm, f/1.2 Film: Kodak Kodacolor, 100 ASA 35mm Date: May 1979 Location: Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Matthew

05 Feb 2016 1 584
This is my little brother, Matthew, taken as an assignment for a college photography class in 1979. He was such a good sport to model for me, even though he was only 2 years old. My brother and I are still real close. Camera: Minolta XD11 Lens: Minolta MD Rokkor-X 50mm, f/1.2 Film: Kodak Tri-X, 400 ASA black and white film Date: October 1979 Location: Norris City, Illinois, U.S.A.

Ride Your Pony

10 Apr 2018 559
A springy ride for kids at our local park. I shot it with a Minolta Rokkor lens that would travel around the world and return to it's starting point of Massachusetts. Camera: Minolta XD11 Lens: Minolta MD Rokkor-X 50mm, f/1.7 Filter: Hoya HMC 55mm Skylight (1B) Film: Fuji Neopan Acros 100 black and white 35mm film Shooting program: Aperture priority Aperture: F/5.6 Shutter speed: 1/250 sec. Date: July 4th, 2010, 10.28 a.m. Location: Norris City, Illinois, U.S.A. Developing info (chemicals at 75 degrees): Kodak D-76 developer: 6 mins. Ilford Ilfostop stop bath: 1 min. Kodak fixer: 10 mins. Kodak Photo-Flo 200: 1 min. Final water rinse: 1 min. Minolta XD11 ORATW 2010 Acros 28ef

The Obsidian Lion

02 Jul 2013 2 401
i am the obsidian lion stalking deeper into the night my prey is lost on the streets and I am forsaken to the dawn life and death and release are a trick of the mind fool me once again and i will find you

Ponies Against The Wind

03 Jul 2013 2 1 339
These two ponies didn't mind at all their picture being taken.

Rust Never Sleeps

11 May 2014 23 35 1257
For The Sunday Challenge group who's theme this week is "Monochrome." This old sedan has seen better days. For a look at this car in color, check the note over the hood emblem. Camera: Pentax K1000 Lens: SMC Pentax-A 28mm, f2.8 wide angle lens Film: Kodak Tri-X, B&W 400 ISO Aperture: F/11 Shutter speed: 1/500th sec. Date: May 8th, 2014, 3.00 p.m. Location: Harrisburg, Illinois, U.S.A. Developing process, chemicals were at 68 degrees: Ilford ID11 developer: 7 mins. Ilford Ilfostop stop bath: 1 min. Ilford Hypam fixer: 7 mins. Water wash: 4 mins. Kodak Photo-Flo 200: 1 min. Pentax Tri-X TSC 15of

Susan At The Park

10 Jul 2014 1 356
My old girlfriend, Susan, from about 35 years ago.

Solitary

04 Jul 2013 2 2 349
The countryside around Norris City, Illinois, U.S.A.

How To Hold Your Sears TLS, Mk II

26 Jul 2013 4 4 412
This is how to properly hold your Sears TLS, Mk II. Model: Carole Date: September 30th, 2012 Location: Norris City, Illinois, U.S.A. Shot in digital; edited and converted to black and white using two different Adobe programs.

Country Estate

16 Oct 2010 2 1 578
I thought the lane that led up to this country home looked kind of Mediterranean with the long line of tall, thin trees. This was the first roll of film I ran through my newly-repaired Minolta SRT-101 35mm camera. Camera: Minolta SRT-101 Lens: Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 55mm, f/1.7 Filter: Vivitar Skylight 1A Film: Foma Fomapan Classic 100 ISO black and white 35mm film Aperture: F/11 Exposure length: 1/125 sec. Date: October 16th, 2010, 4:55 p.m. Location: Carmi, Illinois, U.S.A. Developing specifics (chemicals at 68 degrees): D-76: 7 mins. (1:1) Ilford Ilfostop stop bath: 1 min. Kodak fixer: 10 mins. Rinse: 5 mins. Kodak Photo-Flo 200: 1 min. SRT-101 16df

Powell General Baptist Church

16 Oct 2010 541
This is a little country church near Norris City called Powell General Baptist Church. It was founded in 1872. This is the first roll of film I ran through my newly-repaired Minolta SRT-101 35mm camera. Camera: Minolta SRT-101 Lens: Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 55mm, f/1.7 Filter: Vivitar Skylight 1A Film: Foma Fomapan Classic 100 ISO black and white 35mm film Aperture: F/16 Exposure length: 1/125 sec. Date: October 16th, 2010, 2:46 p.m. Location: Norris City, Illinois, U.S.A. Developing specifics (chemicals at 68 degrees): D-76: 7 mins. (1:1) Ilford Ilfostop stop bath: 1 min. Kodak fixer: 10 mins. Rinse: 5 mins. Kodak Photo-Flo 200: 1 min. SRT-101 02df

Marking Time

22 Jul 2013 1 1 623
This is the cemetary beside a little country church near Norris City named Powell General Baptist Church. I was testing the bokeh capabilities of my lens. This is the first roll of film I ran through my newly-repaired Minolta SRT-101 35mm camera. Camera: Minolta SRT-101 Lens: Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 55mm, f/1.7 Filter: Vivitar Skylight 1A Film: Foma Fomapan Classic 100 ISO black and white 35mm film Aperture: F/1.7 Exposure length: 1/1000 sec. Date: October 16th, 2010, 2:50 p.m. Location: Norris City, Illinois, U.S.A. Developing specifics (chemicals at 68 degrees): D-76: 7 mins. (1:1) Ilford Ilfostop stop bath: 1 min. Kodak fixer: 10 mins. Rinse: 5 mins. Kodak Photo-Flo 200: 1 min. SRT-101 03df

War Machine

22 Jul 2013 1 4 634
An old military cannon located in the downtown park in Carmi, Illinois. This is the first roll of film I ran through my newly-repaired Minolta SRT-101 35mm camera. Camera: Minolta SRT-101 Lens: Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 55mm, f/1.7 Filter: Vivitar Skylight 1A Film: Foma Fomapan Classic 100 ISO black and white 35mm film Aperture: F/4 Exposure length: 1/60 sec. Date: October 16th, 2010, 3:55 p.m. Location: Carmi, Illinois, U.S.A. Developing specifics (chemicals at 68 degrees): D-76: 7 mins. (1:1) Ilford Ilfostop stop bath: 1 min. Kodak fixer: 10 mins. Rinse: 5 mins. Kodak Photo-Flo 200: 1 min. SRT-101 09df

Raven

06 Apr 2014 7 14 808
This shot is for The Sunday Challenge group - this week's theme was "shallow depth of field." Raven is my neighbor and was good enough to pose for me on two different days because the first day didn't turn out so well when I developed it. Camera: Minolta SRT-101 Lens: Minolta MD Rokkor-X 50mm F/1.2 lens Film: Fuji Film Neopan 100 Acros 35mm black and white Aperture: F/1.2 Shutter Speed: 1 sec. Date: April 5th, 2014, 7.13 p.m. Location: Norris City, Illinois, U.S.A. Developing chemicals at 68 degrees: Developer: Ilford ID-11 - 10 minutes Stop Bath: Ilford Ilfostop - 1 minute Rinse: Water - 1 minute Fixer: Ilford Hypam - 7 minutes Rinse: Water - 5 minutes Minolta SRT101 Acros 05df

All Stations West

11 May 2014 2 1 398
The old train depot in Marion, Illinois. Now converted to a building to house the local chapter of The Lions Club. Camera: Pentax K1000 Lens: SMC Pentax-A 28mm, f2.8 wide angle lens Film: Kodak Tri-X, B&W 400 ISO Aperture: F/11 Shutter speed: 1/1000th sec. Date: May 8th, 2014, 1.37 p.m. Location: Marion, Illinois, U.S.A. Developing process, chemicals were at 68 degrees: Ilford ID11 developer: 7 mins. Ilford Ilfostop stop bath: 1 min. Ilford Hypam fixer: 7 mins. Water wash: 4 mins. Kodak Photo-Flo 200: 1 min. Pentax Tri-X TSC 10ff

CSX Engine

07 Jul 2013 2 350
This CSX train engine, with two others hooked behind it, was idling in the switchyard at Enfield, Illinois. Camera: Sears TLS (Mk II, made in 1967) Lens: Auto Sears 50mm F/1.7, M42 screw mount Film: Kodak BW400CN black and white 35mm Shooting program: Manual (no battery) Shutter speed: 1/60 sec. Aperture: F/11 Date: October 3rd, 2012, 5.34 p.m. Place: Enfield, Illinois, U.S.A. Sears TLS01 21ff

My Other Car Is A....

18 May 2014 14 25 793
For The Sunday Challenge group's theme this week - car badges or logos. This, of course, is one of the premiere auto brands of them all. In my humble opinion, that is.

Thrall's Opera House, New Harmony, Indiana

12 Jul 2013 454
Known as Harmonists, society members built three towns: Harmony (1804-1814), along the Connoquenessing River in Butler County, Pennsylvania; New Harmony (1814-1824) along the Wabash River in Southern Indiana; and Economy (1824-1906), along the Ohio River in Pennsylvania near Pittsburg. Several hundred members of the religious communal society emigrated with their leader, Johann 'George' Rapp (1757-1847), from Württemberg in the Rhineland, to America between 1803 and 1804. From 1805, until the society's legal dissolution in 1906, the Harmonists amassed considerable wealth in preparation for the coming new heaven and earth. When originally constructed by the Harmonists, this building served as a communal dormitory for the single men in Father George Rapp's religous society. At that time, it was known as Rooming House 4. After the Harmonists sold New Harmony to Robert Owen in January 1825, it became a community building where lectures, dances and other social activities were held. It was known as the Union Hall in 1859 when it was purchased by the Dramatic Association and became the second largest theatre and ballroom in Indiana. Eugene S. Thrall bought and improved the building in 1888, adding the front facade, cherry paneling, arches over the windows and door and a curved balcony. Serving primarily as a theatre until 1910, the structure was turned into a gas station in 1914. Double doors were installed in front to accommodate cars, the backstage area served as a grease pit and the balcony was used as auto parts storage. Purchased by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources in 1964, the structure underwent major renovations. Today, Thrall's Opera House hosts weddings, lectures, musical programs, small conferences, and balls. A grand piano sits on the deep stage in the main room where once automobiles sat, waiting to be repaired.

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