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    Suddenly, it hit me!.....

    ......I never introduced myself!

    I'm just a dumb electrician from Iowa who just happens to enjoy photography. Last month, I jumped back into the LF scene with my acquisition of a Shen Hao HZX45 II-A in mint condition. I've had the opportunity to garner three lenses (Nikkor 90/8, Nikkor 150/5.6 and Caltar (Camulet) 210/5.6.

    Last weekend, I had the opportunity to shoot in what was a small-engine repair shop run solely by one man who had passed away (long story there, but I won't bother with it). It was as everything in the shop was old. There was a tag on a drill press that stated "Purch'd Nov 1949". I thought this was a perfect spot to 'relearn' shooting LF, so I spent about 3 hours there.

    Spent half an hour in Ye Olde-Fashioned Darkroom tonight, making a wet print of one of the negatives.

    I was getting way too much contrast shooting Ilford Delta 100 at factory specs, so I dropped it to ISO 50 and cut developing from 12:00 to 9:30. Now I'm seeing much better mid-tones.

    Data for this image:
    Camera: Shen Hao HZX45 IIA
    Lens: Caltar II-S 210mm/5.6
    Film: Ilford Delta 100
    Shot at: N-1
    13s at f/16
    Lighting was open garage door to left and Nikon Speedlight SB600 fired from right at power about 12 times.
    Processing: Ilford DD-X @1+4, 68F, 9m30s, 60s agitation
    Printed with: Beseler 45MXT, Nikkor 135/5.6 at f/22 for 18s on Ilford Multigrade (no filter)
    Developed in Ilford Multrigrade Developer 60s.

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    Oct 2013

    Re: Suddenly, it hit me!.....

    Welcome back, and heckuva good (re)start...

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    The Alligator State

    Re: Suddenly, it hit me!.....

    Very nice! Welcome!

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    Mar 2011

    Re: Suddenly, it hit me!.....

    Welcome back. FWIW, you're not the only electrician on this forum.

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    Peter De Smidt's Avatar
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    Jan 2001
    Fond du Lac, WI, USA

    Re: Suddenly, it hit me!.....

    Looking good.
    "Why can't we all just get along?" President Dale, Mars Attacks

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    Dec 2001
    San Joaquin Valley, California

    Re: Suddenly, it hit me!.....

    Cool! Welcome aboard.
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

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    おせわに なります! Andrew O'Neill's Avatar
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    Sep 2003
    Coquitlam, BC, Canada, eh!

    Re: Suddenly, it hit me!.....

    Well done... and welcome!

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    St. Louis, Mo.

    Re: Suddenly, it hit me!.....

    Welcome back Sparky from a retired Tin Man.

    Shoot some more of that stuff. Looks great!

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    Lascassas, TN
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    Jan 2006
    Lascassas TN

    Re: Suddenly, it hit me!.....

    Nice. Please post more images........
    Bill Kumpf

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