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Forum: Chris Crawford 4 Days Ago
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Forum: Chris Crawford 6 Days Ago
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A basketball game at the carnival at the 2019 Three Rivers Festival at Headwaters Park in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
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Nikor Tanks were American made and were...

Nikor Tanks were American made and were discontinued decades ago. I have several made in the 1960s! The Kalt tanks are rally made in Taiwan and a lot of companies sell them under different names....
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
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I've always liked photographing carnivals....

I've always liked photographing carnivals. There's a kind of otherworldliness to the bright lights and fast rides and games all brightly lit at night, but the people attending are all locals.
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
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When I first saw this woman, I thought that her shirt said: "Win Me." I thought that it was funny, so I photographed her.

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Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
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"Stephen and Mia's Midway Fun" is a balloon dart game at the 2019 Three Rivers Festival in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


I...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
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I rarely see him out of our yard. When he's...

I rarely see him out of our yard. When he's outside, he's always there. If I don't see him, I call his name and he'll usually slither out of one of the bushes or flower beds where he was hunting or...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
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With cats, murder is a feature, not a bug! Like...

With cats, murder is a feature, not a bug!


Like you said, he is sneaky and he has shown me that he is very smart and manipulative. The bell would be a waste of money, he'd defeat it quickly.
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
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New photo of Sneaky! I shot this early in the morning a few days ago. Sneaky went back outside after he ate breakfast...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
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I stand by what I said. Artists, in any medium...

I stand by what I said. Artists, in any medium (not just photography) have to care about both positive and negative space in the composition. (Positive space is the subject, negative space is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 552
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Bokeh is important to those of us who understand...

Bokeh is important to those of us who understand that both the subject and background are important.

As for the rest of what you said, its a nice long list of excuses for failure. I've done a lot of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 552
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Sorry, Nick, but this picture demonstrates why...

Sorry, Nick, but this picture demonstrates why the 50/1.4 AF-Nikkor isn't that great wide open. The image is soft. The Olympus 50mm f1.4, for example, is tack sharp wide open. Your image also shows...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
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I shot Nikon for years, starting with an F4s in...

I shot Nikon for years, starting with an F4s in 1994 and continuing on to digital. Here are lenses I liked a lot.


85mm f1.8D
Very sharp, nice bokeh, not very expensive.


28mm f2.8D
If you buy an...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
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Yep. And this morning, I found a dead bird in my...

Yep. And this morning, I found a dead bird in my driveway. I suspect that my furry little serial killer had a paw in that murder.


A huge vulture, as big as a Canada Goose, came along and ate it...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Weeks Ago
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Kids rolling inside floating inflatable cylinders at the 2019 Three Rivers Festival at Headwaters Park in downtown...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
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I was outside in the morning taking pictures of the clouds in the sky a couple weeks ago, while Sneaky followed me around...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
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A man threatened to sue a magazine for using his...

A man threatened to sue a magazine for using his picture in an article about hipsters looking alike, only to learn the photo was of someone else who closely resembled him.

MIT Technology Review...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
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Its home! :):):) When we go places, he is...

Its home! :):):)


When we go places, he is always sitting in the driveway or sitting in front of the door waiting for us to return.
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
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Yeah he comes in a lot, but he tends to get into...

Yeah he comes in a lot, but he tends to get into trouble if not supervised so I put him back out when he starts getting in trouble. A lot of times, he'll ask to go out, too if he's been inside...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
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Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
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Early this morning, I open the door to look for Sneaky. He had been out all night. He comes running in and demands food. I...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
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This food vendor at the Three Rivers Festival has a sign in the window. "All I need today is a little bit of coffee and a whole...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
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Another photograph of the Atmos-Fear ride at the Three Rivers Festival. I used a shorter exposure with this one, to get fewer...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
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Last week was the annual Three Rivers Festival in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I spent a few days there photographing, and will post...
Forum: Chris Crawford 4 Weeks Ago
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I photographed this beautiful sky Wednesday evening in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
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The M4-P has a different viewfinder than the M4....

The M4-P has a different viewfinder than the M4. The M4 has framelines for 35mm, 50mm, 90mm, and (I think) 135mm lenses.

The M-4P also has framelines for 28mm lenses, and I think it has 75mm...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 4 Weeks Ago
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Views: 219
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It might. There are several possible problems,...

It might.


There are several possible problems, though.


1) The two sensors might not be equally inaccurate, so the averaging mode won't work well.


2) The meter might no longer be linear. This is...
Forum: Lomography 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 997
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What an interesting system. How is the image...

What an interesting system. How is the image quality? Seems like it would just be easier to have three regular Nikkor lenses to cover the same focal lengths. Faster lenses, faster lens changing.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 4 Weeks Ago
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I have two of them, both are out of calibration....

I have two of them, both are out of calibration. They're nearly 40 years old, and Silicon cell meters CAN age and go out of spec. I had two Minolta Flash Meters whose cells lost sensitivity and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-13-2019
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Sticky: Camera Work
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Was it Frank Petronio? He was on RFF but left a...

Was it Frank Petronio? He was on RFF but left a few yrs ago.
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-12-2019
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There's a lone Yucca plant growing in one of my overgrown flower beds, and it is flowering. My grandparents planted it when I...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-10-2019
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I just learned that Sam Hyde died yesterday. Sam was the owner of Hyde Brothers Books, an incredible used book store in Fort Wayne,...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-09-2019
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This ragged-looking pine tree grows in my next-door neighbor's back yard.
I photographed it at dawn on the Fourth of July....
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-09-2019
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Thanks, Murray. He is out of school now for the...

Thanks, Murray. He is out of school now for the summer, but will be back in class near the end of August when the next school year begins. This will be his last year of college, then he'll have his...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-08-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,207
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He's trying to be snarky. I make my living...

He's trying to be snarky. I make my living selling my prints. I used the fullframe Canon 5DmkII before switching to M43, and before I switched I did a lot of test shots with the camera I ended up...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-08-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,942
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Mack just started working as an illustrator for...

Mack just started working as an illustrator for NasaSpaceFlight.com, a news site about the Space Program. He's doing a couple of illustrations a week for them. They published the first story...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-07-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
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Sneaky does look a lot like your beautiful cat....

Sneaky does look a lot like your beautiful cat. Some have suggested that he might be a Maine Coon, but he isn't. I had a Maine Coon when I was younger, and Sneaky doesn't have the long tufts of fur...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,207
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I carry a good camera with me at all times....

I carry a good camera with me at all times. Cellphone cameras give crap image quality. I know a million people will start telling me how awesome the photos they shoot with their iPhones are. No,...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-07-2019
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Views: 3,622
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They do it a lot in the winter to keep warm. When...

They do it a lot in the winter to keep warm. When I was a kid, my grandpa lived out in the country and had more than 20 cats. He lost a couple that way, and later began to check the car before...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-06-2019
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Views: 3,622
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Decided to check the oil in my car this morning....

Decided to check the oil in my car this morning. Popped the hood, pulled the dipstick; and Sneaky jumps up and sits on the air cleaner box next to the engine and watches.

I wipe the dipstick,...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-05-2019
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Last night, my son and I went to see the Fourth of July fireworks in downtown Fort Wayne. The top of the Lincoln Tower,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-04-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Erik is right. It is developer that is weak....

Erik is right. It is developer that is weak. Could be the chemicals are old and outdated, could be diluted too much, or could be contaminated.


To avoid contamination, I recommend keeping a tray...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-01-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
He'll let me rub his belly most of the...

He'll let me rub his belly most of the time.


The eye contact thing is common with a lot of animals. Dogs are the same. They see it as a threat; not predatory, but more of a challenge to fight over...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-01-2019
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Got a photo of Sneaky sitting like a loaf of bread yesterday evening. He never sat like that until very recently. That way...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-01-2019
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Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-30-2019
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What does the film look like?

What does the film look like?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-30-2019
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Views: 463
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Dust on the negatives will show as spots on the...

Dust on the negatives will show as spots on the scans. If you're scanning negatives, the spots will be white; if you're scanning transparencies or slides, the spots will be black.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-30-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The Sekonic L-898 is the best lowlight meter. It...

The Sekonic L-898 is the best lowlight meter. It is not cheap at $600, but it is the best. Incident metering down to EV -5 and one degree spotmetering down to EV -1.


The Luna Pro SBC only meters...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-30-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
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Yesterday morning, as he was eating his breakfast, Sneaky suddenly darted into the bush in front of my house in an attempt...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-30-2019
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Views: 3,622
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Forum: Photography General Interest 06-29-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 635
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In the US the meter was called the Luna-Pro,...

In the US the meter was called the Luna-Pro, everywhere else it was called the Luna-Six. They're the same meter.
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-29-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Thanks, Robert. My son took the photos for me....

Thanks, Robert. My son took the photos for me. He's a really good photographer, too.
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-28-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
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I figured that was the problem with Sneaky. My...

I figured that was the problem with Sneaky. My son's mother had a cat like that. She told me that her cat had belonged to a guy she worked with who bragged about starving the cat and letting his dogs...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-28-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
He is a really sweet cat. He didn't like being...

He is a really sweet cat. He didn't like being picked up at first, but now he cuddles up to me and purrs loudly if I hold him. His only real issue is he's greedy. He constantly looks for food, even...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-28-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
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Forum: Chris Crawford 06-26-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
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Beautiful cats! I can't believe that one of them...

Beautiful cats! I can't believe that one of them lets you put a leash on him. Mine would lay down and refuse to move until the harness was GONE. Sneaky follows me like a dog when I walk anywhere, but...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-26-2019
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Views: 3,622
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My son trying to change a light bulb in our...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-24-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
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Lounging on my human slave's car all day makes me Sooooo tired. YAWN!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-23-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 395
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What is a Mamiya flat top?

What is a Mamiya flat top?
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-22-2019
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Views: 3,622
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Yesterday evening, lying on the hood of my car watching meat cook. When the chicken was done, he followed me into the...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-22-2019
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Kermit's Bar and Grill is in a big old brick commercial building built in 1895 on Main Street (State Road 105) in the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-21-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Agreed. Camera repair is not something you can do...

Agreed. Camera repair is not something you can do at home. It requires specialized tools and training.


I do my own car repairs. Put a new tie-rod end on my Cadillac yesterday. Easy job. I can...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-21-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Well, yes, they can and should replace parts that...

Well, yes, they can and should replace parts that are broken or worn out. I don't think anyone would steal parts from your camera because then it wouldn't work right and you'd notice that.
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-20-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
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I started a new YouTube channel! ChrisAndSneaky...

I started a new YouTube channel! ChrisAndSneaky (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjvrXvxpwkKacwO4MJM8P)
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-20-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
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Forum: Chris Crawford 06-20-2019
Replies: 2,547
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This house with a giant American flag painted on the side is on Delaware Avenue, west of Crescent Avenue, in Fort...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-20-2019
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Views: 3,622
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When I was a kid, my grandparents had more than...

When I was a kid, my grandparents had more than 20 cats. They lived out in the country and the cats lived on his land, keeping the mice and snakes at bay.
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-20-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
More Sneaky...

More Sneaky pics!





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Forum: Chris Crawford 06-17-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
That's funny. My big orange cat who died years...

That's funny. My big orange cat who died years ago used to make those burying motions over food, but it wasn't to save leftovers. It was his way of REJECTING food.


If you put food he did not like...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-17-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Sneaky may be like that. I've known cats who had...

Sneaky may be like that. I've known cats who had been starved who would eat until they puked, then would eat some more. Being neglected like that damaged them psychologically.
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-17-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
A couple nights ago, my son and I had spaghetti...

A couple nights ago, my son and I had spaghetti for dinner. My son didn't eat all of his, and left some on the plate on the dining room table when we left to buy groceries after we ate.

When we got...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-16-2019
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Views: 347
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Thee are collectors who would buy it.

Thee are collectors who would buy it.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-16-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,492
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I had one and loved it. If you like to shoot film...

I had one and loved it. If you like to shoot film in square format and can live with just three lenses, the Mamiya 6 is the BEST 6x6 system. The lenses are incredibly sharp, fully the equal of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Lots of possibilities for your exposure...

Lots of possibilities for your exposure differences. Maybe one of the meters needs calibrated. Could be metering technique, too. The M6 has a reflected light meter that only reads in a large spot in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I've never been a proponent of using box speeds...

I've never been a proponent of using box speeds because my testing shows them to be marketing fantasy in most cases.

If you look at my developing times page...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-15-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I've done a lot of work with Pan-F in different...

I've done a lot of work with Pan-F in different developers. The problem is that in D-76 or ID-11, the film's true speed is 25. Expose at 25 and use Ilford's times and you'll get good negs. Don't...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-13-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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Ilford FP-4, developed in PMK. I gave this film N-1 developing, a reduced developing time to lower contrast. Shot in a Mamiya 6 with...
Forum: Photo Software 06-11-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,119
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Actually, the software detects when your system...

Actually, the software detects when your system will not work for an update and won't install updates that are incompatible. I'm using a 2008 Mac Pro and Lightroom stopped updating last year, but...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-11-2019
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Views: 368,511
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I made this abstract image of the sky at sunrise last Saturday morning.

I photographed it looking southwest from my home in...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-10-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I've had cats before, but its been a few...

I've had cats before, but its been a few years.




http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/simba/images/chris-simba-crop.jpg

This is Simba. He loved to eat and weighed 23lb at his fattest....
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-10-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Someone should send me one :D Honestly, though...

Someone should send me one :D


Honestly, though I probably wouldn't use one much unless it was a digital Leica. I haven't been shooting film anymore because of my health problems. Its hard for me to...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-10-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sne...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P6090050.jpg




http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P6090054.jpg
Forum: Photo Software 06-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,119
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I tried it about ten years ago and image quality...

I tried it about ten years ago and image quality was far below that of Lightroom and it was slow and offered a lot less control over images. I know its been updated since then but its now...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-08-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Well, to be fair, they don't "neuter" men. Cats...

Well, to be fair, they don't "neuter" men. Cats get their balls cut off!
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-08-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I know, I'm the one who had it done :D

I know, I'm the one who had it done :D
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-08-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Geez, you'd think he'd have been nice enough to...

Geez, you'd think he'd have been nice enough to KILL the bat before leaving it in his water bowl :p







I think his health has improved a lot. He's also gaining weight. He was so bony and...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-08-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Yep. Typical Feline Behaviour. I need to go check...

Yep. Typical Feline Behaviour. I need to go check on him, but I bet he's out there on my car waiting for me now.
Forum: Photo Software 06-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,119
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Until you buy a new camera that your old version...

Until you buy a new camera that your old version won't support. As for ideals, that's a silly thing to make a moral stand on and you know it. It IS about money; you're just not willing to admit it.
Forum: Photo Software 06-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,119
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Nope. Its a vital tool for my work, and honestly...

Nope. Its a vital tool for my work, and honestly it is silly for people with thousands of dollars, sometimes tens of thousands of dollars, worth of camera gear to balk at the cost of software.


I...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-08-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
More cat...

More cat pics!




http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P6080016.jpg



http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P6080021.jpg
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-07-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
White trash: • Lives in a crappy trailer •...

White trash:

• Lives in a crappy trailer

• Drives a $50,000 car despite living in crappy trailer

• Smokes pot constantly

• Has 7 cats and a dog living in the aforementioned trailer, infested with...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-07-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
1.55v Silver Oxide. SR44, 357, or S76. It takes...

1.55v Silver Oxide. SR44, 357, or S76.


It takes two of them. They last a long time. When I was shooting Mamiya 6, I changed them about every 9 months and I used my camera heavily.
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-06-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sne...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P6060037.jpg




You can see one of the birds, a Robin, that was trapped inside the old truck I was photographing. Sneaky was very...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-06-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
He's beautiful. I have always liked black cats....

He's beautiful. I have always liked black cats. They look like little panthers.
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-06-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I didn't know they can't eat shrews. Good the cat...

I didn't know they can't eat shrews. Good the cat knew! My grandpa had a cat who murdered EVERYTHING she could get her claws into, but the only things she ate were moles, chipmunks, and rabbits. On...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-06-2019
Replies: 2,547
Views: 368,511
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/linda-lous-corner-3.jpg





This storefront is on the north end of the Welker Block, a century old brick building on the southeast corner of...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-06-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sne...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P6060065.jpg



http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P6060081.jpg




Around 6:30 this morning, I went out to...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-05-2019
Replies: 2,547
Views: 368,511
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http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/5-21-19-sky-1.jpg




http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/5-21-19-sky-2.jpg
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-04-2019
Replies: 2,547
Views: 368,511
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/andrews-limestone-building.jpg





This vacant storefront building is on Main Street (State Road 105) in the small town of Andrews, Indiana. A...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-03-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
They're able to cover the larger sensor of the...

They're able to cover the larger sensor of the GFX?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-03-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
If you have the Fuji medium format digital...

If you have the Fuji medium format digital camera, you have something that will basically equal 4x5 in quality while being MUCH easier to get good results with.


The thing with large format is that...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-03-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Remember that on 4x5 a 200mm lens is basically a...

Remember that on 4x5 a 200mm lens is basically a normal lens. On 4x5, a 150mm lens is technically the equal to a 50mm lens on 35mm, but many large format photographers use a 210mm as their standard...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-03-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
That's 200mm. I was close in my guess!

That's 200mm. I was close in my guess!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-03-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I read it in one of his books once. Might have...

I read it in one of his books once. Might have been in "Examples: the Making Of 40 Photographs." I don't remember the focal length though, and it really doesn't matter. For a closeup image like that...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-03-2019
Replies: 2,547
Views: 368,511
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/del-ave-blue-house-1.jpg




This blue house is on Delaware Avenue, west of Crescent Avenue, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It is one of many large old...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-02-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I use D-76 1+1. It works great for Tri-X. Rodinal...

I use D-76 1+1. It works great for Tri-X. Rodinal 1+50 does, too...but the look is grittier than D-76.


I have my tested developing times (http://crawfordphotoschool.com/film/developing.php) on my...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-02-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I've been in very poor health all of my life. Its...

I've been in very poor health all of my life. Its one of the reasons I have struggled to earn a living so long. I don't want the cat scratching me up, either. I'm on blood thinners to keep from...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-02-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I'm using the flea medicine that goes on the...

I'm using the flea medicine that goes on the cat's neck. The veterinarian told me that it takes three months of treatment to completely break the flea's life cycle. Even if I kill adults on the cat,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-02-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Probably D-76. It is common to rate Tri-X lower...

Probably D-76. It is common to rate Tri-X lower than 400. I have never found any developer that gives a true 400 speed with Tri-X. With D-76 most rate it at 320, and my tests show that to be accurate.
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-01-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I've heard that. Problem is that Sneaky has LONG...

I've heard that. Problem is that Sneaky has LONG SHARP CLAWS and my experiences with cats show that bathing them qualifies as a suicide attempt. :p
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-01-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Thanks, everyone. Sneaky is a great cat. He's...

Thanks, everyone. Sneaky is a great cat. He's outside now waiting on dinner, We're grilling chicken and he's keeping an eye on the grill!
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-01-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Fleas will be gone before winter. Right now it is...

Fleas will be gone before winter. Right now it is warm outside all the time in Indiana.
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-01-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
A few weeks ago, I went and knocked on the door...

A few weeks ago, I went and knocked on the door of the trailer where Sneaky's real owners live. A man and woman live there together. The trailer is crappy and really rundown. The guy answers the door...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-01-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sne...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P5090013.jpg




http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/family-snapshots/sneaky/images/P5090016.jpg
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-01-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,622
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Sneaky (cat!)

Near then end of last year, a cat started coming around my house in the middle of the night. He was very skinny and always hungry, so I started feeding him. He was extremely affectionate, and my son...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,421
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Huss, You and many others here are using...

Huss,


You and many others here are using expensive lenses on cheap cameras. My combo is the opposite. I have an Olympus OM-D E-M1 mark II, a $1700 body, that I bought new a few months ago that I am...
Forum: Chris Crawford 05-29-2019
Replies: 2,547
Views: 368,511
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Thanks :) I didn't add much for the last month....

Thanks :)

I didn't add much for the last month. I've been busy doing some web design work. Now that those projects are done, I am back to trying to work through my huge backlog of photos that need...
Forum: Chris Crawford 05-28-2019
Replies: 2,547
Views: 368,511
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/snyders-auction-1.jpg




Snyder's Auction House is located in this old brick building on Main Street (State Road 105) in the small town of...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-27-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I agree on the grip. Makes the camera much easier...

I agree on the grip. Makes the camera much easier to hold.


A tip: Don't buy Olympus's overpriced grip. Its around $130. I bought a Meike grip on Amazon that is virtually identical to the Olympus...
Forum: Chris Crawford 05-27-2019
Replies: 2,547
Views: 368,511
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Thanks :D:D

Thanks :D:D
Forum: Chris Crawford 05-27-2019
Replies: 2,547
Views: 368,511
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/5-21-19-rainbow.jpg


Last Tuesday morning at dawn, this faint rainbow was visible in the sky to the west of my house in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-26-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,373
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
First of all, to wear the vest properly, it needs...

First of all, to wear the vest properly, it needs to be zipped up in the front, not worn unzipped like you often see. The reason is that the weight only distributes correctly to your shoulders if it...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-23-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,095
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I agree. My son and I have two Manfrotto tripods....

I agree. My son and I have two Manfrotto tripods. Both are the same model, 3011, which is a medium-weight aluminum tripod.


I have two Manfrotto pan-tilt heads; the heavy duty 3047, which I used...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-22-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,095
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
OMG, its available in GOLD!...

OMG, its available in GOLD! (https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1237246-REG/tiltall_tripod_te_01g_te_original_series_tripod.html)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-22-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,095
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Cool, I didn't know they were still made. Are...

Cool, I didn't know they were still made. Are they still American made like they used to be? If so, I'll buy one. If they've moved to China, I'll stick to my Manfrottos.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-22-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,095
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Overpriced, and looks flimsy.

Overpriced, and looks flimsy.
Forum: Chris Crawford 05-22-2019
Replies: 2,547
Views: 368,511
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/5-17-19-sky.jpg


The sky over my house on a rainy evening last Friday.
Forum: Photo Software 05-22-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I would resize them to no more than 800 pixels on...

I would resize them to no more than 800 pixels on the longest dimension. Much bigger, and they don't display right due to the size of the template used by RFF's gallery software. Any pic that size...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-21-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,926
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Its called "Expose To The Right" and no, I don't...

Its called "Expose To The Right" and no, I don't use or recommend it.


First, most digital cameras histograms are not very accurate and are too small on the screen for them to ever be.


Second,...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-17-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 1,926
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I carry a Sekonic L-758DR meter and use it for...

I carry a Sekonic L-758DR meter and use it for every photograph. I have not used a built-in camera meter in 20 years. Especially for digital, which has so little exposure latitude compared to BW neg...
Forum: Chris Crawford 05-16-2019
Replies: 2,547
Views: 368,511
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/your-hometown.jpg




This vacant storefront is on Main Street (State Road 105) in the small town of Andrews, Indiana. The sign on the front of...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-16-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I'd try it at the dilution and time you normally...

I'd try it at the dilution and time you normally use. It will probably be pretty close to correct. I have not used R09 Spezial, but I have used Adox R09, which is now discontinued, but it was also...
Forum: Photo Software 05-15-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,107
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The $9.99 plan includes both Photoshop and...

The $9.99 plan includes both Photoshop and lightroom. At least in the USA.
Forum: Photo Software 05-15-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,107
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Capture One is $300 for a permanent license....

Capture One is $300 for a permanent license. Adobe charges $120 a year for the Photography plan (Photoshop and Lightroom). So, Capture One is actually about 2 and a half years of Adobe. If Phase One...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-15-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,361
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The fastest 400 speed film I have ever tried is...

The fastest 400 speed film I have ever tried is Delta 400. When Developed in Kodak Tmax Developer or Ilford DDX, it is the only 400 speed BW film I have tested that gave a true speed of 400.

I know...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 728
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
That's the big problem. Rodinal used to come in...

That's the big problem. Rodinal used to come in little brown glass bottles. By the time I learned to develop film in High School around 1991, they were using plastic. I bought a bunch of small brown...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-09-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
You'll be fine. I do a lot of photography of...

You'll be fine. I do a lot of photography of paintings for artists, and I use my Olympus Pen-F and OM-D E-M1 mark II cameras. They make large giclee prints from my files, and they look...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-08-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 617
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
You don't have to photograph every day. I...

You don't have to photograph every day. I sometimes go weeks without doing any photos. I am working on several long term projects, and it takes a long time to edit and catalogue me work. Right now I...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-07-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Flexibility mostly. My work is mostly social...

Flexibility mostly. My work is mostly social documentary and architecture. For architecture it is hard to 'zoom with your feet' because the place you stand determines relationships between different...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-07-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
https://www.43rumors.com/olympus-japan-confirms-th...

https://www.43rumors.com/olympus-japan-confirms-the-pen-f-has-been-discontinued/


I have a Pen-F that I bought in February last year. I bought it because I wanted to switch to Micro Four Thirds from...
Forum: Chris Crawford 04-29-2019
Replies: 2,547
Views: 368,511
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/broadway-mural-1.jpg


This building, on Broadway in Fort Wayne, was originally a laundromat called Solar Sudser. It later became a secondhand...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 04-28-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 730
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I love my P800, too. I bought it to replace an...

I love my P800, too. I bought it to replace an aging r2400 that died.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 04-26-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 730
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
It is a color management issue. It isn't your...

It is a color management issue. It isn't your problem, its a hardware issue. Go buy a new printer. Yours is 12 years old, its way past its normal lifespan.
Forum: Chris Crawford 04-23-2019
Replies: 2,547
Views: 368,511
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/delphos-masonic-temple-1.jpg


The Hope 214 Masonic Temple is a Freemason's hall on Main Street in the small town of Delphos, Ohio. The large...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,733
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I have a Patreon account and have had for several...

I have a Patreon account and have had for several years, but no one has ever donated so much as a penny through it! Strange, given the amount of money I take in from Paypal
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,733
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I do how-to videos and written tutorials. Why?...

I do how-to videos and written tutorials. Why? Because I enjoy sharing my knowledge and I make money from them. The donations people send me have made a big impact on my income.


My videos...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-21-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 544
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
They're sold...

They're sold here:


https://www.cameradactyl.com/buttergrip
Forum: Chris Crawford 04-18-2019
Replies: 2,547
Views: 368,511
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/stop-obama-2.jpg


This stop sign is on the corner of Belle Vista Boulevard and Gates Drive in the Belle Vista neighborhood in the Waynedale...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-18-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Thanks for the links, Peter, they'll be very...

Thanks for the links, Peter, they'll be very useful for me!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-18-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
That's why you call them to buy one for $35,...

That's why you call them to buy one for $35, assuming they haven't raised the price in the store. I know they charge a lot higher prices on eBay than they do on their own website or in store because...
Forum: Chris Crawford 04-08-2019
Replies: 2,547
Views: 368,511
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/grandpa-guitar1.jpg


I'm still working on some new stuff,always behind in my editing. So, here's one of my favorite photographs from the early...
Forum: Chris Crawford 04-05-2019
Replies: 2,547
Views: 368,511
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/welker-block-1.jpg


The Welker Block is a historic commercial building on the corner of Wells Street and Fourth Street in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-02-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 16,772
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Same here. I began reading Roger's articles in...

Same here. I began reading Roger's articles in Shutterbug when I was a kid, before I was even in high school. It was awesome getting to talk to him here on RFF all these years! He was a good friend...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-02-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Heads Up: Nice Ballhead On Sale Cheap!

Yesterday, I went down to Roberts Camera in Indianapolis to pick up something, and I saw on their clearance rack a huge number of Slik SBH-550 Ballheads, new in the package, for $35 each!

I bought...
Forum: Chris Crawford 04-01-2019
Replies: 2,547
Views: 368,511
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/andrews-flag.jpg


Hand-painted American flags are a common part of rural Indiana folk art. This one, painted on a piece of wooden stockade...
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-30-2019
Replies: 2,547
Views: 368,511
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Fort Wayne is actually home to a company called...

Fort Wayne is actually home to a company called Sweetwater, which is one of the largest music equipment dealers in the United States.
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-30-2019
Replies: 2,547
Views: 368,511
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/andrews-condemned.jpg


This old building is on Main Street (State Road 105) in the small town of Andrews, Indiana. The storefront is...
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-29-2019
Replies: 2,547
Views: 368,511
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_f...

http://chriscrawfordphoto.com/cw4/images/product_full/a-team-van.jpg


The A-Team is in Fort Wayne! This van, painted to look like the van on the 1980's television show, is parked in front of Wells...
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-28-2019
Replies: 2,547
Views: 368,511
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A few minutes after I made the photograph in my last post, I went to the book store's basement (it is full of books,...
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-27-2019
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Sherlock is one of the two resident cats at Hyde Brothers Books in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I made this photograph of him two...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-26-2019
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Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The sun would burn a round hole in the curtain....

The sun would burn a round hole in the curtain. What you're seeing is a scuff on the curtain from physical abrasion.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 547
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I made the same comparison between my F4s and my...

I made the same comparison between my F4s and my Mamiya 645 Super. The F4 did offer somethings that made the weight worth carrying.

It was nearly indestructible. I once dropped mine on a concrete...
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-26-2019
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Another abstract photograph of the sky, made a couple weeks ago in rural Allen County, Indiana.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 547
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
While it is slow compared to modern cameras, it...

While it is slow compared to modern cameras, it is still pretty fast. REALLY slow is older AF cameras like the Minolta 7000 (the first AF system SLR). I had an F4 for many years.
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-26-2019
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Thanks Nick, Helen, and Steve. Mr. Goss was such...

Thanks Nick, Helen, and Steve. Mr. Goss was such a big inspiration for so many artists here.
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-25-2019
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This little building was originally a small storefront, but someone lives in it, now. The sign in the front window...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,661
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
You probably could, it just takes practice. Some...

You probably could, it just takes practice. Some cameras do seem to produce files that convert to BW easier, though. The old Kodak DCS 14n, a 14mp camera that was one of the first fullframe digital...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,661
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Helen's work is gorgeous. There's a few others in...

Helen's work is gorgeous. There's a few others in that thread with nice BW images, too.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,661
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Forum: Chris Crawford 03-22-2019
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Here's the second photograph of the sunset that I made last Wednesday evening (3-13-19). This one was done just 45...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,661
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
That look comes from over-sharpening then...

That look comes from over-sharpening then overdoing the noise reduction. When processed correctly, digital images look natural and beautiful.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,661
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Converting color photos to B&W is hard to do with...

Converting color photos to B&W is hard to do with good results. That's true both with digital photos and with scans of color film. The built-in BW modes in digital cameras are always inferior to what...
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-21-2019
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This scene is on the west side of US-33, just north of McDuffee Road in the northwest corner of Allen County, Indiana.

...
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-20-2019
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This tree stump was in my front yard in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I photographed it Monday morning with frost...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-19-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1,984
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Yep! At least in good quality interchangeable...

Yep! At least in good quality interchangeable lens cameras. Point n shoot cameras often give far lower image quality than a DSLR with the same number of pixels, but those p-n-s cameras have...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-18-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
That's strange. Light leaks are not usually...

That's strange. Light leaks are not usually perfect sharp-edged circles!


Possibilities:


1) It could be a bad roll of film. Is this the only one that has had this happen?


2) Your developing tank...
Forum: Travel 03-18-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Uzbekistan is a police state, so crime is not as...

Uzbekistan is a police state, so crime is not as big of a problem there as in many other countries. That said, its a police state. That means people there, including foreign visitors, have NO CIVIL...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1,984
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I haven't used the OM-D EM5, so I can't comment...

I haven't used the OM-D EM5, so I can't comment on how it compares to the much newer Pen-F and E-M1 mk II viewfinders.

I don't think the electronic viewfinders are as clear and sharp as a good...
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-18-2019
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This little yellow brick building is on Tully Street, just west of Main Street, in the small town of Convoy, Ohio....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1,984
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I can answer that! I shot for several years with...

I can answer that!

I shot for several years with a Canon 5DmkII, which is a 20mp fullframe camera. For the last year, I have been shooting with 20mp Micro Four Thirds cameras (Olympus Pen-F and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-17-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1,984
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
That is the point. Bill asked if price was...

That is the point. Bill asked if price was related to image quality. It isn't. As far as cars go, I think medium priced cars are the best buy. Cheap cars often are low quality, and expensive cars are...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-17-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1,984
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Most interchangeable lens SLRs and Mirrorless...

Most interchangeable lens SLRs and Mirrorless digital cameras today have excellent image quality.

Higher price gets you things like better build quality, weather-resistance, better ergonomics, more...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-17-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1,984
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The Toyota is better transportation. FAR more...

The Toyota is better transportation. FAR more reliable, less expensive to buy, less expensive to insure, better gas mileage, cheaper to repair.


The Ferrari is a bauble for the rich.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-16-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Interesting, you've put a lot of work and thought...

Interesting, you've put a lot of work and thought into this. I've always been skeptical of developing tanks of this type, though. Wet film is delicate and easily scratched. All of that movement with...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-16-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,243
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Model releases are not legally required for...

Model releases are not legally required for editorial use in the United States. Stock agencies like Getty want releases anyway so that the images can be sold for commercial uses as well as...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 636
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Your experience is using a different developer...

Your experience is using a different developer that is only two months old. Completely irrelevant to the OPs situation.


Experience matters. I have used the OPs developer and it will not work. Don't...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 636
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
What in your six months of experience has told...

What in your six months of experience has told you that eight year old developer in a half-empty bottle will be good?


People like you damage the community we have built here. A community based on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 636
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
So, let me get this straight: Some beginner with...

So, let me get this straight: Some beginner with 6 months of experience is going to tell a professional with 25 years of experience how things work?

It amazes me the ill-conceived, scientifically...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 636
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
No, it will NOT be fine. The OP has developer...

No, it will NOT be fine. The OP has developer that is EIGHT YEARS OLD. I've been using Tmax Developer for 25 years now, and I know what I'm talking about.


I stand by my previous advice: Throw that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 636
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Throw it away. Developer is cheap; ruined photos...

Throw it away. Developer is cheap; ruined photos aren't.


Tmax Developer has a long shelf life, many years, but ONLY if it is in a full bottle AND stored in the dark. Kodak used to sell it in gray...
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-14-2019
Replies: 2,547
Views: 368,511
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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This old boarded-up storefront is on the corner of Central Avenue and 28th Street in Indianapolis, Indiana.

All of the...
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-12-2019
Replies: 2,547
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Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I was saddened to learn a few minutes ago that my...

I was saddened to learn a few minutes ago that my high school photography and art teacher, Don Goss, passed away today.

Mr. Goss taught at Elmhurst High School in Fort Wayne for 56 years, ...
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-12-2019
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Views: 368,511
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This newspaper machine selling the Van Wert Times Bulletin stands in front of the post office in the small town of Convoy,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-10-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
Insufficient agitation. Here's a video I made...

Insufficient agitation.


Here's a video I made showing how I agitate.


https://youtu.be/tOUUO3dDLqA
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-08-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 998
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
The very best way to go is to use a...

The very best way to go is to use a self-calibrating screen that was designed for graphics and photo work, like the NEC Spectraview screens or the Eizo Coloredge. They're expensive, but really are...
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-07-2019
Replies: 2,547
Views: 368,511
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I agree. Trucks stops still exist, but most of...

I agree.


Trucks stops still exist, but most of them now are part of big chains. They're bigger, cleaner, nicer looking...but they're all the same and they lack personality. There aren't many like...
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-07-2019
Replies: 2,547
Views: 368,511
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
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Ramblers Roost Truck Stop is on the corner of Lincoln Highway (County Road 418) and Baker Road (County Road 163) near the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,300
Posted By Chriscrawfordphoto
I think its a Tessar-type lens, so the fact that...

I think its a Tessar-type lens, so the fact that its sharp isn't a surprise. I remember the first time I used a Tessar, on an ancient pre-war Rolleiflex from 1938 that my dad bought for me at a photo...
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-05-2019
Replies: 2,547
Views: 368,511
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I've been sick for the last couple weeks, finally feeling up to working again.

Here's a photograph that I made on a...
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