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STONE LIONS
self | August 30, 2011 | swampsniper

Posted on 08/30/2011 10:57:03 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER

I took an old Pentax ME Super SE 35mm I found at a thrift store and tuned up. This is from the 2nd test roll.

St. Augustine has a lot of lion sculptures, I think when it cools down this autumn I'll go see how many I can find with a camera.

STONE LION


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 35mm; lion; photo

1 posted on 08/30/2011 10:57:06 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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2 posted on 08/30/2011 10:58:57 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Really neat photo! I really like old statues (whether it is lions or anything else).


3 posted on 08/30/2011 11:00:17 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I have a bunch of various POLAROID cameras.

They are now totally useless, due to the film no longer being manufactured.

I did see on ‘pack’ (10 pictures) on EBAY for $99.00
I wonder how long before they quit processing 35mm FILM?


4 posted on 08/30/2011 11:03:07 AM PDT by UCANSEE2
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Correction: I did see ONE ‘pack’....


5 posted on 08/30/2011 11:04:07 AM PDT by UCANSEE2
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

St. Augustine is a hoot to visit.....loved the fort and the old skoolhouse.


6 posted on 08/30/2011 11:06:13 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Personally, I like a little less contrast.


7 posted on 08/30/2011 11:08:32 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: UCANSEE2
35mm should be around for a while, there are parts of the world where it still rules.

Polaroid has always been too expensive, it is complicated stuff to make.

8 posted on 08/30/2011 11:08:49 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Beautiful photo and statue. I want it. :P


9 posted on 08/30/2011 11:10:28 AM PDT by mojitojoe (WH says potus didn’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Wow—that is an AMAZING photograph! Thanks for the ping!


10 posted on 08/30/2011 11:10:46 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Looks overexposed and washed out on my monitor.

I use a Huey Pro to calibrate for color and brightness.

11 posted on 08/30/2011 11:11:38 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

ME Super had been my camera for years. I still have it, but took the batteries out for long-term storage. Digital is just so much cheaper to do.


12 posted on 08/30/2011 11:35:00 AM PDT by Rio
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Awesome picture SS. Hope you are pleased with your garage sale find.

Looking forward to your lion collection. Every time our family visits St. Augustine we discover something new.

I always enjoy your posts. Major thanks!


13 posted on 08/30/2011 11:48:23 AM PDT by poobear (Facts, the TURD in the punchbowl of Liberal theory!)
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To: Rio

I bought an ME in 1980 and ran a couple hundred rolls of film through it, including an 18 month assignment at an open pit mine. Sometime in 1985, the camera jammed and I sent it in to Pentax for cleaning.
Returned in about a month, the camera cleaner included a note suggesting, “this camera looks like it’s been in a coal mine.”
Two years ago, I traded it in to B&H on a Canon 60D. The Canon is superior in many ways but I miss the light weight ME.


14 posted on 08/30/2011 11:49:44 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I want a Triple A president for our Triple A country)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

bkmk


15 posted on 08/30/2011 12:05:42 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

St Augustine is a veritable PARADISE for photography!

And most of the attractions (Like Matanzas Fort, The Castillo, The groovy streets of Old Town) are free or nearly.

Great shot!


16 posted on 08/30/2011 12:14:15 PM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thanks swampy.

It is a nice shot and I would love to see a St. Augustine collection!

I did some garden shots there on 35 MM about 20 years ago and still have some framed and displayed.


17 posted on 08/30/2011 1:21:25 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
A Texas version:


18 posted on 08/30/2011 2:10:41 PM PDT by rustbucket
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Very nice! The blues look almost HDR!

Did you shoot with any filters or do any post-processing on that one?


19 posted on 08/30/2011 3:05:30 PM PDT by Sylvester McMonkey McBean
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I get the film processed at Walgreens, negatives only. Their scans aren't good enough for anything but small images. My scanner does a decent job on negatives and from there I treat the images just like I do with digital files in Photoshop

It's a slow process when you scan for high resolution but I have the time.

I size the files I save at 3000X2000 pixels in TIFF format. I make smaller jpg versions for posting.

20 posted on 08/30/2011 4:54:34 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Beautiful! Thank you.


21 posted on 08/30/2011 6:07:37 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Hi, I was so surprised that 35 mm rules with young people.
I experienced that while on vacation in Virginia. So many young families with 35 mm cameras with lens’s hanging off their shoulders in cases.
It brought me back to 20 year’s ago when when that was the norm.


22 posted on 08/30/2011 8:51:09 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Hi, I was so surprised that 35 mm rules with young people.
I experienced that while on vacation in Virginia. So many young families with 35 mm cameras with lens’s hanging off their shoulders in cases.
It brought me back to 20 year’s ago when when that was the norm.


23 posted on 08/30/2011 8:53:06 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: Rio
My digitals do not come close to creating the majesty my old Cannon does. I just can't capture mystery and light in at all the same way. Sure I can get detailed information but not the soul I really want with with the shot. It can be quite frustrating to feel you are losing the art you are really going for and the moment is gone. Digital often leaves me wishing I had brought my bigger, older, more expensive to use but faithful Cannon camera.
24 posted on 08/31/2011 3:02:01 AM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD Jesus Christ is the antidote, the one and only antidote.)
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