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Wed Aug 5, 2015, 12:01 PM

My first attempt at Panoramas

They were processed with Hugin and Gimp. These are just three images each.



More at:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/alfredo_tomato/sets/72157654492486924

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Reply My first attempt at Panoramas (Original post)
alfredo Aug 2015 OP
N_E_1 for Tennis Aug 2015 #1
alfredo Aug 2015 #2
N_E_1 for Tennis Aug 2015 #3
alfredo Aug 2015 #4
N_E_1 for Tennis Aug 2015 #5
alfredo Aug 2015 #7
jmowreader Aug 2015 #24
alfredo Aug 2015 #25
jmowreader Aug 2015 #26
alfredo Aug 2015 #27
jmowreader Aug 2015 #28
alfredo Aug 2015 #29
jmowreader Aug 2015 #30
alfredo Aug 2015 #31
Curmudgeoness Aug 2015 #6
alfredo Aug 2015 #8
Agschmid Aug 2015 #12
mnhtnbb Aug 2015 #9
alfredo Aug 2015 #10
mnhtnbb Aug 2015 #18
alfredo Aug 2015 #19
Agschmid Aug 2015 #11
alfredo Aug 2015 #13
Agschmid Aug 2015 #14
alfredo Aug 2015 #15
Agschmid Aug 2015 #16
alfredo Aug 2015 #17
Agschmid Aug 2015 #20
alfredo Aug 2015 #21
Agschmid Aug 2015 #22
alfredo Aug 2015 #23

Response to alfredo (Original post)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 01:05 PM

1. Crap on a cracker!...

Is that your yard?
Save me a little place tucked into a corner.
I would love to live there.
Great job on the photos.

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Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 01:28 PM

2. Thanks, That is from Henry Clay's Estate. He was an avid gardener and lover of trees.

The older trees were probably planted by him. The Gingko was introduced to Kentucky by him. Watching the fall of the leaves is like watching a gold snowstorm, but the beauty of the leaves is balanced by the stench of the fruit.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 03:08 PM

3. Never smelled ginkgo...

Think I would love to though.
Nature is always striving to have balance.

That's what I tried to do I photography also.

Big apostle of Ansel Adams.

Worked dark rooms and light rooms for decades.
Weaned on B&W, lived in the dark in color. Lol.

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Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 03:30 PM

4. The fruit smell really bad, but this ancient tree is lovely.

I can give it a pass on the smell.

I did some darkroom work. I loved it, but then I dropped out of society for about a decade. Photography took a back seat. It wasn't until the late nineties did I return to photography.

I miss the smell of the chemicals, the red light, and the burnt smell of the enlarger.

I just realized I was misspelling Ginkgo.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 05:11 PM

5. Damn..

I lived so long in a darkroom I forgot the smells.
Had a measuring cup that I also used as a coffee mug..
One day someone was in before I was.
Poured coffee in the mug not knowing it contained dektol.
Poured it down my throat.

Got a little queasy, but ok. No big deal.

Too much exposure. I guess.

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Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 10:25 PM

7. I still have my Nikkor developing tank. There are times I think of buying chemicals, and....

But I then I'm spoiled by digital.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #7)

Sat Aug 15, 2015, 04:41 PM

24. I will never hand-develop a roll of film again

I have WAY too much film with surge marks around the sprocket holes from even slightly excessive agitation. Since I only shoot color film and the price of chemicals is as outrageous as it is, I find it better and more economical to ship 120 film to Dwayne's in Kansas and to take 35mm film to a local one-hour lab...the fun stuff in photo work happens after the negs are dry anyway, so why not farm out the boring shit?

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #24)

Sat Aug 15, 2015, 11:46 PM

25. I used to do color slides. I got to the point where I was pushing to ASA 800

I want to take black and white film again. I just need to do the research on processors.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #25)

Sun Aug 16, 2015, 12:43 AM

26. You can get Jobo processors on eBay, and they're good

They started making new ones...but a new Jobo CPP3 is $3300.

Jobos are "rotary" processors - the machine has a motor with a magnet on it, and a big trough of water the film tank, or print drum, runs in which maintains temperature - very important for all color processes and for some B&W. Your tank has a magnet on the bottom. You fill the tank half-full of solution, attach it to the motor which is set at the "slow" setting, and let it run for the length of your process.

I used to own a CPE2, which is the smallest one they make. The only thing I DIDN'T like about it is the "slow" speed is still a hair faster than I'd like. There's also a CPA2, which the Army's rec services darkroom in Berlin had. You can adjust the speed on it to whatever you want, within reason. The CPP2 (and now CPP3) adds a "cooling" function - you plumb the machine into a cold-water outlet and it uses that cold water to lower the temperature of the bath. It also has a recirculating pump (IIRC the CPA2, which is the same size as a CPP2, also has this pump) to keep the temperature stable.

Given the option, I would get a CPA2 first, then a CPP2, a CPE2 if I didn't have room for either of the others, and a CPP3 if I won the lottery.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #26)

Sun Aug 16, 2015, 09:33 AM

27. Living in a Townhouse limits the hobbies.

I was a kite maker before getting back into photography. I just didn't have the room to build the large kites I like, and hata kites don't hold the same interest. I'd have a photo lab if I had the room.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #27)

Sun Aug 16, 2015, 02:10 PM

28. I feel ya

I live in a small apartment that's upstairs. I'm really dreading the thought of having to haul the Epson 7890 printer I need upstairs. (I thought about buying a colorhead for printing on an enlarger...paper for enlarging is almost impossible to find, you can't get Cibachrome at all and Epsons will print scanned slides on French watercolor paper. So...)

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #28)

Sun Aug 16, 2015, 05:46 PM

29. Who would you recommend for black and white film?

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Response to alfredo (Reply #29)

Sun Aug 16, 2015, 08:11 PM

30. Dwayne's Photo handles all my film that I don't need back that very day

http://dwaynesphoto.com/newsite2006/B-W-film-processing.html

If you just want it processed, it's $4.49 per roll - plus $4.50 shipping on the first roll, and an additional 50 cents shipping on each additional roll in the order. It's higher if you want prints, naturally. Last time I had some developed, I sent it out Friday and was working on it the next Thursday.

My favorite place to buy black & white film is Freestyle Photographic Supplies in Hollywood...

http://www.freestylephoto.biz/category/2-Film/Black-and-White-Film

If I KNOW I need to work on the film the day I shoot it, I get out the Nikon and have it processed at a local one-hour lab. Everything else goes to Kansas.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #30)

Mon Aug 17, 2015, 12:22 AM

31. Thnk you. I will look at them in the morning.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 07:45 PM

6. Ah, the smell of ginkgo fruit!!!!

When I was studying biology, one of the professors needed ginkgo leaves for a stream flow study, since they were unique and not in that area so could easily be found. I knew where there were trees, so I collected a few trash bags full of them. I was not aware of the smell of the fruit or that one of the trees was a female. Gathering leaves, I kept thinking that I must have stepped in and knelt on cat shit. The students who were assigned to put leaves in small bags with a set number of leaves in each were not happy either. The whole science building smelled like cat shit for a day or two.

Oh, the good times!

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 10:27 PM

8. They make a mess on streets and sidewalks. It's worth it to see the day of the fall.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 05:00 PM

12. It's such a gross smell.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 08:21 AM

9. Very nice!

I have never attempted panoramas, either. Don't know if I will, since the timing is not the greatest for getting
out to take shots and learn how to use new software. Might be the first time I haven't entered a contest
in quite a while.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 6, 2015, 10:44 AM

10. Hugin is pretty good and it walks you through the steps. You might get some warnings,

but just hit cancel and everything will work fine.

BTW, I am finding that it is a good idea to resize the images first, then stitch them, and three images is a good number of images.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 10:52 PM

18. I went out on the deck tonight and took several series of 3 shots of the pink/orange sky in the east

at sunset. I might give it a try to see if I can make a panorama out of it.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #18)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 11:35 PM

19. A tripod helps, but you can get by using a solid rail or something similar.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 02:59 PM

11. Looks great...

I think I've got my entry figured out.

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #11)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 05:04 PM

13. I hope we have a lot of entries.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #13)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 05:09 PM

14. Not my entry but some practice...

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #14)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 05:21 PM

15. Nice. Where is that?

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Response to alfredo (Reply #15)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 05:24 PM

16. Cambridge, Mass.

That's right near my office, it's a little extension of the Charles River.

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #16)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 06:51 PM

17. I remember drinking at the Wursthaus. I had plans to see Tom Rush at Club 47.

I seem to remember it being right near the Wursthaus.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #17)

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 09:43 AM

20. Yes just two red line stops away!

Small world!

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #20)

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 10:19 AM

21. The Inner circle in Boston was where I saw Herbie Mann.

I had my own blend at LJ Peretti, watched the sail boats on the Charles, watched the Swan boats at the commons, and learned the difference between a milkshake and a frappe. I still drink Moxie when I can find it. I went to the combat zone once, and decided it wasn't my scene.

I was in Morse intercept school at fort Devens at Ayre Mass, and hit Boston whenever I could get a pass. 65-66

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Response to alfredo (Reply #21)

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 10:26 AM

22. Haha the combat zone is now very expensive condos..

Go figure.

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #22)

Wed Aug 12, 2015, 05:52 PM

23. Either way, it holds no interest. Boston was so cool in the sixties.

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