Daily May 3

Some time ago I did 4x5 for awhile. I enjoyed it tremendously but after moving away from Madison to the Wild North Country I stopped. Darkroom work is difficult at best and printing essentially impossible in my trailer. But I had this really nice field camera I'd built on the shell of a Crown Graphic - full front movements, cleaned up, pulled the shattered rangefinder, etc. So I hacked up a film holder with a m4/3 to Nikon F adaptor that I put at the center of the film back. Unfortunately, I have sold all my functional m4/3 gear - the one attached to my hackery has a busted back screen - so I have to pick up another cheap E-PL1 or the like to use it again.

The lens is a Bauch & Lomb licensed Tessar from 1912 - 1914 F/6.3 and just beautiful. I have it rigged to a Polaroid MP-4 shutter. But talk about crop sensors! That's a 5x8 coverage lens (~ 240mm focal length) onto a m4/3 sensor :rofl: I also have a nice "wide angle" Ektar 127 I use with it.

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We NEED to see photos from this rig. Please!
 
Day 3. Sunday. Breakfast with friends!!! Yay!!! Just like adults gathering together!! We were very careful to wear masks and keep distance - mostly. But at least got to 'hang out with my crew'.
Later, I took a short walk, just for the exercise... Just around my own neighborhood... The quiet, family part of town I live in... down an alley I have been down many times before ... and what do I find? An untold mystery... with what appears to be a violent ending.
The things you see in your own neighborhood that make you wonder ...

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MiguelATF

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Miguel Tejada-Flores
Day 3. Sunday. Breakfast with friends!!! Yay!!! Just like adults gathering together!! We were very careful to wear masks and keep distance - mostly. But at least got to 'hang out with my crew'.
Later, I took a short walk, just for the exercise... Just around my own neighborhood... The quiet, family part of town I live in... down an alley I have been down many times before ... and what do I find? An untold mystery... with what appears to be a violent ending.
The things you see in your own neighborhood that make you wonder ...

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A potentially grim story, Walter - but a great photograph.
It would be interesting, for some at least, to learn more of what had happened. Confession: being a writer, I have an inveterate and sometimes unbridled curiosity. But your 'untold mystery' definitely has me intrigued.
 

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