Close Up.. but 'not quite macro'.

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  1. KenS

    KenS Active Member Registered User

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    Having spent a lot of 'career-time' making close-up images of a wide variety of 'biological' subjects, I am still willing and able to get close up and make an image of something that I believe may make (to my eye) an 'object of interest'. All too often, we seem to take a greater interest of much wider vistas.... and somehow we forget that getting up close and somewhat 'intimate' with a smaller object outside of the 'table-top' can be just as visually 'rewarding'. This was a hasp on a door which (if my ageing memory serves me well enough) I have already posted. This image is around 75% of the actual size of the hasp. The somewhat obvious 'holes' can be taken as firm evidence that, at some time in the past, someone has taken umbrage... and made a poor attempt at 'killing' the barn door.

    Image was recorded in the early evening sunlight, on Kodak Plus-X behind my 240mm Sironar for 1/15 second @ f16+1/3 and given normal development in Pyrocat HD in BTZS tubes.

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    A cast iron hitch 'parked' where it might not 'tripped' over... or perhaps forgotten on the west side of a small shed on a long abandoned Albertan prairie farm.

    Exposure was 1/60th @ f11+1/3 onto Kodak Tri-X behind my Rodenstock 240mm Sironar when mounted on a Linhof monorail for an early summer afternoon exposure. Film processed as 'normal' in Pyrocat HD using BTZS tubes.
     
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    Lovely light and very sharp I like it Ken.
     
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    Alas... without my neighbour's permission, I snuck into his back yard with my camera and tripod one evening while they were out 'shopping'... (my bad!) to make one exposure of this 'group of four' light pink Clematis flowers in the 'shade'... with the early evening light, under a clear blue sky, about three quarters of an hour before the sun was due to 'sink' below the western horizon. I WAS forgiven after pleading 'guilty' to my minor transgression and they received a 'gifted' (matted and ready to frame) final print.

    Exposed to Plus-x for 1/2 second @ 1/3 stop below f16 behind my 240mm Rodentstock Sironar and developed as "Normal" in Pyrocat HD in BTZS tubes.

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    We ‘collar’ the dog, ‘bell’ the cat, and willingly put a ring in the bull’s nose… all for a given purpose. I have, however, been unable to come up with any purpose … or an acceptable reason for this object to the side of an old and somewhat well weather-beaten farm shed door.


    Exposure was onto Kodak Plus-X behind the 240mm Rodenstock Sironar on my Linhof monorail and, after a few months of being ‘lost’, was found hiding under a pile of ‘emptied’ film holders awaiting ‘dusting-out’ and re-loading. I seem to have either misplaced or torn out the ‘details page’ of this exposed sheet of film, but went ahead and developed as ‘normal’ in Pyrocat HD in BTZS tubes.

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    Perhaps it meets up with a conveniently place hook to keep the door in the open position? Not the conventional orientation but why not!;)
     
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    THANKS Keith.. ANOTHER OPTION WAS OFFERED BY photographer 'FRIEND.. who has decided it dwas used for hitching a rope to the nearby fence post to reduce the chance of the shed being blown across the yard by the 120+ km/hr Chinook wind from the west.

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    :)
     
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    My 10 cents, (well Ken is Canadian) if it is about 4 feet off the ground it is for tethering a horse for grooming. Whatever it is it is still a fine shot.
     
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    Ken is an ex-pat from Glasgow from where I 'escaped' to Canada by working my passage on a 'cattle boat' in September '63. My neighbours maintain that I still sound like I am some-what of a 'newbie' to this part of the continent.

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    I know the feeling.....despite moving from the east coast to the west after 50-odd years.....i know i'll never be considered a local :)
     
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    But you could still learn to be-friend the midges, the muckle coos and the smir that soaks almost to the bone 8-(

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    Lol, well, i certainly attract the midges :( I doubt they can be befriended though!
     
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    The midges are the only bad side of Scotland!
    They find me from within a mile ... ;-(((
    But I still love Scotland!!
     
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    At least ther are no "Black flies" that eat you alive (almost) that are the wost curse in N Ontario. They are much smaller tha 'mozies' but they (quietly swarm really BAD)..land on you and bite a chunk of flesh and you don't FEEL it...(I believer there is a 'local anaesthetic involved in their siliva... but you bleed like Hell. Cattle (and the usual 'residents' and cattle up that way suffer really bad)... Insect 'barrier' sprays/creams
    do not (as yet) do a good job of protecting 'outside' workers.
    When photographing results of post grad's 'field-work" we HAD to wear a fine mesh "hood" to protect us from serious 'blood loss' before the work was "finished"
    There have been numerous 'folk songs' about them... The most 'popular' is the "Log driving Waltz" They do not BUZZ like mosquitoes... you don't hear the black fly

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    C/U of greenery in my neighbour's 'inside' window-box on a cold January day with my Linhof monorail. Ilford FP4,240 mm Grandagon and exposed for 'about' 3 seconds @ f22+1/3
    and Normal 'rotary' development in Pyrocat HD in BTZS tubes.

    Ken
     

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